1878 Edison audio unveiled

1878 Edison audio unveiled

There are 23 comments on the WOTV Battle Creek story from Oct 25, 2012, titled 1878 Edison audio unveiled. In it, WOTV Battle Creek reports that:

The modern masses can now listen to what experts say is the oldest playable recording of an American voice and the first-ever capturing of a musical performance, thanks to digital advances that allowed the sound to be transferred from flimsy tinfoil to computer.

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EpicWin

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#22 Oct 25, 2012
So in conclusion, Edison was a f*cking slimy bastard who stole all his ideas from Tesla. If he had any integrity, no one would have ever heard of Edison.

“No time like the present”

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#24 Oct 25, 2012
The Towne Crier wrote:
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#26 Oct 26, 2012
Copypasta wrote:
Thomas Edison was a cranky American asshole who was sort of involved with the invention of the light bulb. Nikola Tesla was a crazy Serbian who was instrumental in harnessing electric power. Also, he blew shit up with lightning.
Nikola Tesla came to America from Croatia (but was ethnically Serbian) with four pennies, a few poems and a blueprint for a flying machine (that was never built) in 1884. However, by 1900, he'd just about single-handedly harnessed the power of electricity. Tesla renovated electronic technology, inventing things such as the electrical generator, FM radio, remote control, robots, spark plugs, fluorescent lights and the “Tesla Coil” which is used in TV and radio transmissions. You may recognize a few things on that list as being directly responsible for everything that was awesome about life in the 20th Century.
Showing an uncommon commitment to the whole "mad scientist" thing, he was celibate, afraid of round things (that's probably why he was celibate!) and hated human hair, jewelry and anything that wasn't divisible by three. Also, he claimed to have built a “death ray” that could blow things up and some (nutty) people believe that he may have been responsible for the 1908 Tunguska Event, an explosion in Russia that was 1,000 times as powerful as the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
In 1884, Tesla got a job with Edison, and in many of their arguments, Tesla said that he could improve Edison's electricity and save him money. Edison said there was $50,000 in it for Tesla if he could do it. After months of slaving over Edison's shitty excuses for electronics, Tesla made huge improvements.
When Tesla told Edison to pay up, Edison response was: "You don't understand American humor."
Tesla got pissed and got a job working for Westinghouse (Edison's rival). Soon after, the three men got into "THE WAR OF CURRENTS!!!" *enter lightning and blazing metal music* with Westinghouse, Tesla and his Alternating Current against Edison with his Direct Currents.
Of course, Tesla was right, but because he was a shitty businessman, it didn't matter. His inventions are still being used to funnel fuck you money into the pockets of Edison's descendants. His legacy has experienced a popular resurgence in recent years, mostly by people who know him as "the guy who enabled Hugh Jackman to be killed hundreds of times in a single movie."
Tesla got pissed and got a job working for Westinghouse (Edison's rival). Soon after, the three men got into "THE WAR OF CURRENTS!!!" *enter lightning and blazing metal music* with Westinghouse, Tesla and his Alternating Current against Edison with his Direct Currents.
Of course, Tesla was right, but because he was a shitty businessman, it didn't matter. His inventions are still being used to funnel fuck you money into the pockets of Edison's descendants. His legacy has experienced a popular resurgence in recent years, mostly by people who know him as "the guy who enabled Hugh Jackman to be killed hundreds of times in a single movie."
Amazing Feats done by Tesla
Tesla held around 700 patents in 26 countries. These include:
Tesla Coil.
Alternating currents.
Robots
Spark plugs
Electric Arc Lamp
Devices for X-Ray
Bifilar coil
Bladeless turbine
And that's not all. In 1943, the Supreme Court invalided Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi's patents for the radio and radio equipment and giving credit to Tesla based on his patents that predated Marconi's. But, by that time, Tesla was--dead.
Tesla once predicted, "The household's daily newspaper will be printed 'wirelessly' in the home during the night". Hey! That sounds like the Internet!
Last year I experimented with a gadget that Tesla had drawn up.I sort of tried it out, without grounding my bench,,,?well I'll have you know missy,,,It ain't fun being thrown twelve feet across the room in a split second....!(not hurt,,just extremely surprised and giggly).

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