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    Re: Obama Wants Research to Wean Vehicles off Oil.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Tesla had some ideas and theories... Too bad he was thought of as a "crackpot"
    back in his day.

    Also, magnets/electromagnetics are another interesting solution..
    Tesla had "ideas" ?

    Lol.....sry Tesla has been a idol of mine since I was seven.

    He wasn't a crackpot, he was just viewed and lived in the shadow of Eddison. The real crackpot

    Eddison focused on DC, Tesla on AC. For the amount of discoveries and applied data Eddison gave us Tesla gave us exponentially more.

    He for one patented the induction motor, which he then sold to Westinghouse. To this day the Induction motor is used in every home, every office building, every chemical or industrial plant

    He pioneered the use of electro-magnetic induction. Transformers, whether they're hanging on a pole out side your home or stuffed into every electronic component you own they're part of everyday life for all of us.

    He built a wireless transmiter called the Wyecliff Tower, he pioneered the study of tuned circuits and he built the Tesla coil.

    I tried to build a Tesla Coil when I was 14 and was about 75% through before my Dad figured out what I was doing and destroyed it, and grounded me.

    Eddison wanted to power the world with DC. Imagine 6" diameter power lines buried underground with boosting stations every mile.

    Tesla was the true genius, he was decades ahead of his time and he was robbed.

    As far as using any of his devices for energy conservation its being done already. The basic " switching power" supply which uses a switching transistor to output a saw tooth waveform into the primary side of a transformer are extremely efficient.

    And they're in every Computer, flat screen tv or electronic device you own.

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    Re: Obama Wants Research to Wean Vehicles off Oil.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Tesla had "ideas" ?

    Lol.....sry Tesla has been a idol of mine since I was seven.

    He wasn't a crackpot, he was just viewed and lived in the shadow of Eddison. The real crackpot

    Eddison focused on DC, Tesla on AC. For the amount of discoveries and applied data Eddison gave us Tesla gave us exponentially more.

    He for one patented the induction motor, which he then sold to Westinghouse. To this day the Induction motor is used in every home, every office building, every chemical or industrial plant

    He pioneered the use of electro-magnetic induction. Transformers, whether they're hanging on a pole out side your home or stuffed into every electronic component you own they're part of everyday life for all of us.

    He built a wireless transmiter called the Wyecliff Tower, he pioneered the study of tuned circuits and he built the Tesla coil.

    I tried to build a Tesla Coil when I was 14 and was about 75% through before my Dad figured out what I was doing and destroyed it, and grounded me.

    Eddison wanted to power the world with DC. Imagine 6" diameter power lines buried underground with boosting stations every mile.

    Tesla was the true genius, he was decades ahead of his time and he was robbed.

    As far as using any of his devices for energy conservation its being done already. The basic " switching power" supply which uses a switching transistor to output a saw tooth waveform into the primary side of a transformer are extremely efficient.

    And they're in every Computer, flat screen tv or electronic device you own.
    Yeah well Tesla IS my idol too.

    I said Tesla WAS VIEWED as a crackpot NOT THAT HE IS PRESENTLY..

    The best part is that we have nearly identical names and are into the same ****...

    If reincarnation exists I'm him or I'm me.

    Also, I don't need a history lesson - I'm probably one of the top 5 posters here on knowledge of history (among other subjects).

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    Re: Obama Wants Research to Wean Vehicles off Oil.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    It has nothing to do with conspiracy, but with the ability to derive profit. Energy efficiency is not profitable for energy providers. This is simply a matter of fact.
    Like I said, a conspiracy theory.

    The part you're missing, is that the oil companies would be all over an energy source that, though it may be way more efficient, will be cheaper to produce, thereby lowering their overhead.

    It's business 101.
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    Re: Obama Wants Research to Wean Vehicles off Oil.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Too bad it's just a political ploy and nothing will come of it.
    Yeah, the GOP will block it like they block all legislation that leads to a more prosperous future for working Americans. It's almost as if conservatives don't want working people to prosper. Hmm, there might be something to that.

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    Re: Obama Wants Research to Wean Vehicles off Oil.....

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Like I said, a conspiracy theory.
    I have not hinted that companies are mothballing profitable endeavors, so it appears there is a reading comprehension issue.

    The part you're missing, is that the oil companies would be all over an energy source that, though it may be way more efficient, will be cheaper to produce, thereby lowering their overhead.

    It's business 101.
    Why bother....
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    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: Obama Wants Research to Wean Vehicles off Oil.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    I have not hinted that companies are mothballing profitable endeavors, so it appears there is a reading comprehension issue.



    Why bother....
    You didn't hint to it...you flat out said it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    Try again!

    If alternative energy provided short-term profitability, oil companies would be all over it by now. This a major motivation behind mothballing promising research.
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    Re: Obama Wants Research to Wean Vehicles off Oil.....

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You didn't hint to it...you flat out said it.
    I said that it is not profitable. Companies mothball promising research because they are focused on returns. Extraction and refinement of fossil fuels is simply more profitable. It does not diminish the research in more efficient (not profitable) fuel sources. Remember, firms can only exist 100 years from now by staying profitable today.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: Obama Wants Research to Wean Vehicles off Oil.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    I said that it is not profitable. Companies mothball promising research because they are focused on returns. Extraction and refinement of fossil fuels is simply more profitable. It does not diminish the research in more efficient (not profitable) fuel sources. Remember, firms can only exist 100 years from now by staying profitable today.
    Alternative energy isn't profitable, because it's inefficient at best and doesn't work, at worst.
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    Re: Obama Wants Research to Wean Vehicles off Oil.....

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Alternative energy isn't profitable, because it's inefficient at best and doesn't work, at worst.
    Your ill-informed opinions have gone on long enough. Why not actually contribute something to the topic instead of partisan nonsense? The majority of R&D from energy producers goes into researching more efficient extraction processes. Why? Because they are very efficient at extracting fossil fuels, and reducing the cost of production through technology equates to more profits. We can refer to this as research leveraged cost reduction. Alternative energy is not profitable because there is not a true market for it (AE is a niche market that is bottlenecked logistically from a fixed cost perspective.).
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: Obama Wants Research to Wean Vehicles off Oil.....

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    The constitution IS the law which were supposed to hold people account to. So YET AGAIN, if youre saying it doesnt matter, then how are we supposed to hold them accountable?
    The Constitution is outdated and doesn't address many modern issues, so no... if you can't tell the difference between a 250 year old document and modern day laws, you have issues.
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