Nik Tesla

When Albert Einstein was asked what it was like to be the smartest man in the world, he replied, “I don’t know. Why don’t you ask Nikola Tesla?”

I don’t think any more needs to be said. Do you?

Because this guy was a hero to the guy who is my hero, making him a superhero.

Word.

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pyraorionids

Kinda neat how that works, isn’t it?

The Old Ones knew… so much.

And then the “ancient” Egyptians came upon the magnificence of these structures and proceeded to build a culture around and in awe of them.

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Source: nurturemynature

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Feeling free

Model: Katrina Wilkinson

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Simone by Mr Y. for YUME.

Hair and make-up by Tegan Turnbull.

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Lady of the Lake

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nature-girls

All of these are via the beautiful elven-beauties

So lovely… I worship these Goddesses and offer myself to them all.

Enjoy God’s most perfect work..

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Kyotocat

gerardchillcott

Berlin 2016
Model: Kyotocat

Spotted due to my catching elven-beauties’ reblog of gerardchillcott’s glorious post. Now following Gerard.

This is a lovely shot of a scrumptious young model. Yay, I must say!

Dig it.

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Piper’s Yowie Footage: On August 28th of 2000, Steven Piper reportedly captured footage of a Yowie (Australia’s Bigfoot) while in New South Wales.

View more on Instagram

via 

Is it? Well… maybe… maybe not. Could be, though. They’re as elusive as our version and a lot nastier for reasons unknown.

So nasty in fact that there are areas where folks try to avoid at all costs,even if they’re piloting a tractor-trailer truck.

So, um, yeah. I’d still dig going on searches. Especially if carrying extra underwear. Sadly the forces of evil won’t let the Australian people protect themselves.

Sigh.

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Well, good golly gosh!

While searching for “fortean” on tumblr for new blogs, I came across this post from Andy McGrath’s thebeastsofbritain, (which I already follow as it’s an excellent blog), regarding a visit by himself and Champ researcher Katy Elizabeth, both Fortean Facebook friends, with a dear old friend of mine!

Wa Hey!

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Whilst travelling from Maine to Vermont with my friend Katy Elizabeth, we stopped at the home of American Fortean, James Boyd, to admire his awesome collection. He was a true gentleman full of awesome stories and experiences and a very gracious host.

#James Boyd#fortean#cryptozoology#Nessie witness#international cryptozoology conference#Beasts of Britain#Katy Elizabeth#champ search#Andy McGrath#New England#BOB in the USA

Wow, this was an awesome surprise. Due to my situation, I haven’t seen Jim in ages, well over a decade now, sadly. He is as described above and more… a good friend to have. A Fortean since forever and a dedicated supporter of the International Fortean Organization for decades.

Hopefully I will get to hang out with him again one day…

Anyway…

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Good gracious! This is Audio Research’s latest flagship power amplifier, the Reference 750SE. It is a monoblock. For audio novices, that means that it is a monophonic unit so you will need one for each channel, i.e., two for stereo. The specs are pretty impressive, -110dB is a great signal to noise spec for a power amp. They don’t list distortion, though. 🙂

It costs $70,000.00.

Your audio porn has been delivered!

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720SGT3

Dailysportscar News‏ @dailysportscar

9:04 AM – 11 Jan 2019

.@teommotorsport sign multi-car deal as first European customer for new @McLarenAuto 720SGT3 – deal includes GT4 programme plus technical collaboration www.dailysportscar.com/2019/01/11/teo-martin-motorsport-return-to-mclaren-as-first-european-customer-for-new-720s-gt3.html

Gosh… must be nice…

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Elon Musk‏ @elonmusk Verified account

Following @elonmusk

Starship test flight rocket just finished assembly at the @SpaceX Texas launch site. This is an actual picture, not a rendering.

The SpaceX Starship

Elon Musk‏ @elonmusk Verified account

10:36 PM – 10 Jan 2019

This is for suborbital VTOL tests. Orbital version is taller, has thicker skins (won’t wrinkle) & a smoothly curving nose section.

Now that’s a stylin’ Starship test flight rocket if I ever saw one!

WheeHa!

The future is bright.

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far side

far side

We’ve seen the far side quite a few times – from orbit…

But…

These are the first ever images taken from the ground on the far side of the Moon.

Captured by the Chinese Lunar Exploration Project (CLEP)’s history-making Chang’e-4 spacecraft.

www.clep.org.cn…

This is simply FanFreakin’tastic!

Such wonderfuil things are coming!

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Horusset – One Thing I Remember [FULL EP]

Black Smoke TriggerHorusset
Published on Aug 26, 2017

Band Members
Joshua (Baldrick) Rasmussen – Vocals,
Charlie Wallace – Guitar,
Jevon Quirk – Bass,
Matt Hughes – Drums

 

Horusset – One Thing I Remember EP

Follow Horusset on Facebook: www.facebook.com/horusset

TRACK LISTING…

00:00 – Only Human

04:13 – Find Your Own

08:20 – Moth To A Flame

13:01 – Thrive

– Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/subscription_… – Listen on Spotify: open.spotify.com/album/1W1jhY… – Get it on BandCamp: horusset.bandcamp.com – iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/album/one… – Amazon: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06W…

Engineered by Nick Blow at Sister Lung Productions
Mastered by Chris Chetland at Kog Studios
℗&© 2017 Horusset

This is wonderful! By a group of the hardest rockin’ yet nicest guys ever and in their day job they are without a doubt the BEST guitar teachers in the known universe. Simply superb.

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horse brains

Plate XXVII. Brain and ear. Descriptive anatomy of the horse and domestic animals. 1870.

the head

“Right infero-lateral view of the head.” Strangeways’ veterinary anatomy. 1879.

Via the one and only nemfrog

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Monsters to Laugh With #3

(Stan Lee 1965)

Here due to  swampthingy’s reblogging of monstermelodies’ post.

Sweet. RIP Mr. Lee.

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AT-LPW40WN

The newly announced audio-technica AT-LPW40WN. I am a big fan of direct drive for technical and audio reasons, but, man, is this pretty or what?

Big fan of audio-technica, too, as they are phono fanatics for over 50 years. I have their AT-LP1240-USB, which is absolutely killer and it plays 78s. Got some sizable collection of old 78s. Need a 78 stylus, though.

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German infantry moving under the cover of a light tank Pz.Kpfw.I Ausf.B, Norway, spring 1940.

From bmashine

I am hoping that these men are not the comrades of the landser from a couple of posts back! They are certainly mighty close together.

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is it tassie

“This image was taken by a man named Peter Groves in January of 2019. He claims to have seen the Thylacine when he was walking a trail in Clifton Springs, Australia. Groves said that the animal did not seem to be wary of him at all and that they stared at each other for about 5 minutes. Some believe it looks like a mangy canine or a fox, but others see a striking resemblance to the Thylacine that was in the film The Hunter and dub it as a hoax.”

God, there are so many hoaxes. I hope this is not one of them, but, not having seen The Hunter, it is sad that it quite likely likely is exactly that.

From cryptid-wendigo

People… sigh.

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Me, a landser at the rear of the column seeing all fifty of my comrades blown to smithereens by a single 75mm shell because they had no idea how to effectively space themselves:

horror

from captain-price-official

War is Hell, but it makes some people a lot of money. So traumas like this will, unless we evolve, continue till the end of time.

 

Ion drive: The first flight

nature video
Published on Nov 21, 2018

Researchers from MIT have flown a plane without moving parts for the first time. It is powered by an ‘ion drive’ which uses high powered electrodes to ionise and accelerate air particles, creating an ‘ionic wind’. This wind drove a 5m wide craft across a sports hall. Unlike the ion drives which have powered space craft for decades, this new drive uses air as the accelerant. The researchers say it could power silent drones. Read the original research paper: doi.org/10.1038/s41586-018-07… Read Nature’s Editorial which also raises possible concerns about how a silent drone might be used: doi.org/10.1038/d41586-018-07…

Here is a snippet from a Scientific American.com article called Silent and Simple Ion Engine Powers a Plane with No Moving Parts. There is also an ATS discussion with the same title here.

Behind a thin white veil separating his makeshift lab from joggers at a Massachusetts Institute of Technology indoor track, aerospace engineer Steven Barrett recently test-flew the first-ever airplane powered with ionic wind thrusters—electric engines that generate momentum by creating and firing off charged particles.

Using this principle to fly an aircraft has long been, according even to Barrett, a “far-fetched idea” and the stuff of science fiction. But he still wanted to try. “In Star Trek you have shuttlecraft gliding silently past,” he says. “I thought, ‘We should have aircraft like that.’”

Thinking ionic wind propulsion could fit the bill, he spent eight years studying the technology and then decided to try building a prototype miniature aircraft—albeit one he thought was a little ugly. “It’s a kind of dirty yellow color,” he says, adding that black paint often contains carbon—which conducts electricity and caused a previous iteration to fry itself

Unlike its predecessors, which had tumbled to the ground, Version 2 sailed nearly 200 feet through the air at roughly 11 miles per hour (17 kilometers per hour). With no visible exhaust and no roaring jet or whirling propeller—no moving parts at all, in fact—the aircraft seemed silently animated by an ethereal source. “It was very exciting,” Barrett says. “Then it crashed into the wall, which wasn’t ideal.”

Barrett and his team figured out three main things to make Version 2 work. The first was the ionic wind thruster design. Version 2’s thrusters consist of two rows of long metal strands draped under its sky blue wings. The front row conducts some 40,000 volts of electricity—166 times the voltage delivered to the average house, and enough energy to strip the electrons off ample nitrogen atoms hanging in the atmosphere.

Another innovation Barrett’s team came up with was designing a lightweight but powerful electrical system, Walker notes. Before this aircraft, he says, nobody had created a system that could convert power from a lightweight battery efficiently enough to generate sufficient voltage for the thrusters.

Finally Barrett used a computer model to get the most out of every design element in the aircraft, from the thruster and electrical system designs to the wires that ran through the plane. “The power converter, the battery, the caps and fuselage—everything was optimized,” Barrett says. “The simulations failed all the time. We had to make hundreds of changes.” In the end, they had the triumphant Version 2.

The breakthrough offers a great proof of concept showing ion thrusters can be used on Earth….Propellers and jets are still far more efficient than the ion wind thrusters Barrett demonstrated, making it unlikely that passenger planes would switch over anytime soon. But the thrusters have one key advantage: “There’s no sound generation

Over at ATS, one of our resident aircraft experts, anzha, offered … “Bit more info:” www.eurekalert.org… www.nature.com… and www.nature.com…

If we can overcome our socio-survival obstacles and get ourselves to a good place the future is made nicer by this development. I would venture that although it does require lots and lots of volts, those volts will be forthcoming without too much difficulty. Note to self: gotta read all the articles!

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