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Posted: 10 April 2011 10:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Or how about the way every group that finds it knows they found the one, true Atlantis even when six other groups in six other places are claiming the same thing.  How many Atlantises were there?

Dozens I suppose. Like that cracker cartographer (His name escapes me since it’s been years since I’ve deal with it on an archaeology forum) who claimed that he found the sunken city in a….are you ready for this…the Andes!!!!!!

I guess this proves that sunken cities at the bottom of the ocean levitate on their own.

Must be the warp drive! rolleyes

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Posted: 10 April 2011 12:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Equal Opportunity Curmudgeon - 10 April 2011 10:33 AM

Or how about the way every group that finds it knows they found the one, true Atlantis even when six other groups in six other places are claiming the same thing.  How many Atlantises were there?

Dozens I suppose. Like that cracker cartographer (His name escapes me since it’s been years since I’ve deal with it on an archaeology forum) who claimed that he found the sunken city in a….are you ready for this…the Andes!!!!!!

I guess this proves that sunken cities at the bottom of the ocean levitate on their own.

Must be the warp drive! rolleyes

Continental Drift, at its best! cool smirk

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Posted: 10 April 2011 06:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Continental Drift, at its best!

And best of all, none of the natives ever notice when a city lands on their mountain!

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Posted: 11 April 2011 12:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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A sunken city in the Andes, huh?  That’s almost as good as the folks who claim UFOs are ships created by Nazis living at the center of the (hollow) Earth.  They fly them out through the hole at the North Pole.

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Posted: 15 April 2011 08:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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I just think that one of the best comedy shows I’ve seen on TV is “Stargate: Atlantis”... heh heh heh.  The World War II meets Ancient Egypt-like scenario they’ve constructed for that sci-fi show produces the funniest lines, like when they say… with dread, fear, warning, admiration, envy, and lust in their passionate voices… things like “He is a master of ancient technologies,”  “This technology hasn’t worked in over two-thousand years.  I wonder if we can repair it,”  “Anubis is coming, prepare for attack.”  LOL  I love it, its a fun show because of the technology, not because of the bullets.

Maybe Hollywood will create a shoot-em-up sci-fi adventure show about the fascination with the very basic simple wire-wound technologies of―honestly all you people know more about technology than the likes of―Edison, Tesla, and Westinghouse.  grin

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Posted: 15 April 2011 09:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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jump_in_the_pit - 15 April 2011 08:34 AM

Maybe Hollywood will create a shoot-em-up sci-fi adventure show about the fascination with the very basic simple wire-wound technologies of―honestly all you people know more about technology than the likes of―Edison, Tesla, and Westinghouse.  grin

Well, people today certainly understand more about technology - because it didn’t exist when Tesla, Edison, and Westinghouse were around - but I doubt, with sadness, that most people know more of the science that produces those technologies than did those men.

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Posted: 15 April 2011 09:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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I just think that one of the best comedy shows I’ve seen on TV is “Stargate: Atlantis”... heh heh heh.

At least that one doesn’t pretend to be anything but fiction. I think I’ll stick with the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica and the spinoffs! cool smirk

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Posted: 16 April 2011 10:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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I like Dr Who myself.  It doesn’t even try to take itself seriously.  grin

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Posted: 16 April 2011 01:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Dead Monky - 16 April 2011 10:59 AM

I like Dr Who myself.  It doesn’t even try to take itself seriously.  grin

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Posted: 16 April 2011 06:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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traveler - 15 April 2011 09:01 AM

Well, people today certainly understand more about technology - because it didn’t exist when Tesla, Edison, and Westinghouse were around -

If they knew less technology than a typical person today, then why would one need to write and sell lots of books about them?  Certainly not to educate the readers about technology, perhaps to inspire readers with some industrial sucesses or failures.

traveler - 15 April 2011 09:01 AM

... but I doubt, with sadness, that most people know more of the science that produces those technologies than did those men.

Edison knew science, I doubt that, he was a tinkerer.  Tinkering is foundational and important, its hands-on learning, but it is merely tinkering.

Said Francis Upton

  Upton ... promised his mother that working for Edison would
  help him “learn how to earn money.” “Everyone must work and
  it is not always the most agreeable thing in the world,” he
  confessed to her.

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  Unlike most inventors, Edison depended upon dozens of “muckers”
  to build and test his ideas. In return, they received “only
  workmen’s wages.” However, the inventor said, it was “not
  the money they want, but the chance for their ambition to
  work.”

Edison didn’t appreciate science enough to study it neither at school or on his own, he didn’t even know Ohm’s law V = IR, until his science workers told him about it.

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Posted: 16 April 2011 08:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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jump_in_the_pit - 16 April 2011 06:49 PM

Edison didn’t appreciate science enough to study it neither at school or on his own, he didn’t even know Ohm’s law V = IR, until his science workers told him about it.

Is that why Tesla pissed him off so much?

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Posted: 17 April 2011 06:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Among other reasons.  He was also just jealous because Tesla could actually come up with ideas and inventions, while Edison had to rely on lawsuits and stealing them from people.

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Posted: 17 April 2011 04:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Anyone know of any good stories about Atlantis?  I like the ancient Greek ideas, more the factual ones.

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Posted: 17 April 2011 04:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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jump_in_the_pit - 17 April 2011 04:24 PM

Anyone know of any good stories about Atlantis?

SpongeBob’s Atlantis SquarePantis.

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Posted: 17 April 2011 06:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Damn it!  I still haven’t seen the SpongeBob show… I’m such a geek.  smile

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