Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Secondary Hivemind Nexus
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    4,815

    Geeks and Nerds of the world are united - Tesla Musuem incoming??

    Most of you should have seen this by now but just in case you've not...

    http://theoatmeal.com/blog/tesla_museum

    The funding started less than 2 days ago is already over $500K - it's actual target is $850K (what they need to buy the lab) but obviously any more they get will go to actually making it into a museum.

    I find it bizarre that the lab of one of the greatest men on earth is abandoned and about to be demolished to make a shop!! I know we in the UK are lax with our history (we have a shitload of it after all) - but the US has next-to-fuck-all and it's planning to demolish some anyway!?!?

    Another case of webcomics saving the world eh? Throw money at them..

  2. #2
    Lesser Hivemind Node NecroKnight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Croatia
    Posts
    559
    It's great to see so much people care about Tesla's heritage.

  3. #3
    Secondary Hivemind Nexus Xercies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    2,184
    Will he be played by David Bowie again?

  4. #4
    Secondary Hivemind Nexus
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    4,815
    Quote Originally Posted by Xercies View Post
    Will he be played by David Bowie again?
    My other half already emailled him to suggest he sponsor this :)

  5. #5
    Lesser Hivemind Node Kodeen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    968
    Quote Originally Posted by trjp View Post
    I know we in the UK are lax with our history (we have a shitload of it after all) - but the US has next-to-fuck-all and it's planning to demolish some anyway!?!?
    There are a couple of reasons for this:
    1) If it doesn't involve either a war or celebrities, the general populace doesn't care.
    2) We don't really like scientists, unless they were also capital enterprisers. We like Edison because he ran a good business, feared God and loved his momma. Tesla was probably some pinko commie atheist.

  6. #6
    Network Hub
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Akhtala
    Posts
    333
    Hah, if you donated $3 to Tesla he would not high-five you and let you touch his moustache. He'd freak out that you were anywhere near him (at least if we're talking at the end of his life).

    Still you have to love a man whose response to slavic nationalism/ethnic disputes was ""If your hate could be turned into electricity, it would light up the whole world."

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •