31 Burst results for "Thomas Edison"
"thomas edison" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"Then, when a chapter called the seven lives And Of success relies so we're online number two, as he calls it, and by the way, the lie doesn't mean so why it means we don't know if it works or not, So the belief number two is there's no such thing as failure. And he reverts back to a story that I've heard many, many times. I think, probably in his book first, but maybe other books, which is the story about A guy name of Edison and Addison Thomas Edison, who invented the light bulb. Somebody was interviewing him. Reporter was interviewing Mr Edison. Is it true that you failed 999 times? Before you actually developed the light bulb that worked. And he said, no, that's not really true, he said. I was successful 999 times and finding out what didn't work. Concept being is that in science trialling air is how you get somewhere. You have to eliminate possibilities. And if you hold that, to be true in life, then life is trialling there as a whole. And I've always had a problem with this one as a self help belief system, and I'm gonna argue both sides of this for you. Okay? Um, The problem I have with that is Why would you go out there? Try to figure out 1000 different ways to diet when somebody's already figured it out. Why would you go out there and try to figure out 1000 different ways to make money when other people have already figured it out to me? Trial and error trial of their trial. There is not the effective way of doing it now. Does it work? Well, I didn't have really a mentor in real state. I mean, I read books got some ideas. And then I formulated my own working theory. Right, And then I taught my working theory. And then we perfected that theory over 30 years of a lot of investors doing a lot of what we do and getting better at it. Write more more information, More more education we've formulated end. Really? Pete, that idea of exactly what works. And what doesn't. So why would you want to go? Re invent the wheel and do that all over again? Doesn't make any sense to me at all Right. So where do I rationalized that That argument might have some Wherewithal to it because I've been dieting. Since I was 14 years old and I've never been able to successfully diet straight through entire time. In other words, this is a 12 Week Diet program. I can't go 12 weeks straight. What happened is I would break off my diet. Somewhere and and If you know anything about dieting that physiological is probably the right thing to do. Your body just can't go that deep without starting to deteriorate. So a binge now and then allows your body to come back to normal get his strength back. But the reality is is that that's a failure of that diet, Or is it in my argument is, it's really not a failure. You know, it's not a failure of that diet. Another one that you could argue is that it's been said that I drink too much alcohol by people. And I say you got okay, maybe I'll cut back. And I'll cut back for a week or two weeks. Sometimes I think the long cut back in that drink and I was like, three weeks, four weeks and then I'll decide to drink but I will decide. Okay. I want to do this. And you could look at that say it's a failure. Right? And I could say knows it was a Three or four weeks. Success. I did what I set out to do. But all things don't last forever. So this argument here can go Either way, however, you see it. He has an interesting when he talks about Abraham Lincoln, he says. Here's a gentleman that failed in business. A 21 was defeated for legislative race in 22 Field again in business a 20 for overcame the death of his sweetheart at age 26. Had a nervous breakdown at age 27..
Wall Street opens higher on recovery optimism
"About ten minutes said to go ahead of wall street's opening bell and after the Dow shot up five hundred points yesterday looks like more big games on tap today Tom W. said Debbie deputies now at three hundred fifty point that's due to optimism for an economic recovery here in the US and plans for a massive stimulus packages in Japan and the European Union and adding to the optimism on Wall Street good news and housing this morning applications for home purchase loans last week up nearly nine percent rising to the highest level since January and higher for six weeks in a row that's despite widespread unemployment Boeing this week expected to announce about twenty five hundred workers accepted voluntary layoffs not so voluntary job cuts could be coming next part of a broad cost cutting plan and General Electric founded in part by Thomas Edison the inventor of the light bulbs now selling that legendary lighting unit to a Massachusetts company called about systems that make smart home devices you know in terms of the deal disclosed bell up big changes
The Lightbulb Strikes Back
"So we're talking with a niece Ramirez a material scientists about her new book on inventions the technologies that we've created that intern have shaped us one chapter that captures this dance and really threw me for a loop. Was the one on artificial light. I mean it's all around us and yet I don't give it a second thought or barely. Even I thought if I'm honest yeah I had no idea. The Light Bulb is such a simple invention and I used to be a professor for many years. If I were to give a lecture on it I would just say this is on and this is off the lecture go home. Well don't go home because in her book a nieces serves us up some late. Eighteen hundreds drama are characters. Thomas Edison to you probably know and William Wallace who you probably don't see Edison who is largely credited with the light bulbs. Invention was actually inspired after going to visit Wallace. One Night Wallace was super excited to have the Thomas. Edison at his house cooked them. A meal showed him like contraption. But at the end of the night Edison's like great. Start Buddy now watch me make this without you? He's leaving the man's house and he's saying I'm GonNa beat you wallace. You're going the wrong direction. And he does. I'm just GonNa say I feel like William? Almost got robbed Wallace did get rob. And what's so bad about him? I live two cities over from William Wallace lives. I've been here about ten years. I never heard Wallace right. And I go over to that city. Nobody's heard of walls. He's been completely erased even more complicated than the history of the light. Bulb is how artificial light has affected our lives. Our Body has two modes has daytime mode and a nighttime mode and how it knows what mode to be in is by the type of light it needs blue light to know that it should be in daytime mode where we have a higher temperature higher metabolism and then as the light changes where it has less blue sort of in the evening or when our ancestors were alive when we lived under candlelight our bodies would enter into nighttime mode and we would be in this rest or repair mode but most of us live by artificial lights. Yeah and so. We're getting continuous blue light all the time and we're daytime all the time right and so being you know. Constantly bathed in blue light can throw off our MELATONIN LEVELS. Right that hormone. That tells us kind of that. It sleep time. That's right that's right. It's an old molecule and we have in our bodies it tells all of ourselves to go into nighttime mode but I've heard that very small marine animals they have to and it lets them know to rise to the surface when it safe and wanted to go back down. So it's a very old molecule. It tells the cells that it is nighttime mode and so you should be in rest mode and So Melatonin is going throughout our bodies and it tells us to go into rest mode but Melatonin is suppressed when blue light is detected by the photo sensor there. Yeah right so some of the advice in the book is to reduce the amount of blue light. You're exposed to later at night so you kind of want redder late less blue light so powering down your cellphone and computers and maybe having kind of a nighttime only light in your room. That's more red light. Is that right? Yeah it sounds Corny. But I actually did it after I started writing this book and my brother who I live with he. He now wears these funky yellow glasses from time to time. I'm like crazy. But he wants to put put himself nighttime mode but but in the mornings we should have Bluer Light. So go outside. The Sun has blue light or blue. Led's or compact fluorescents as the sun sets. We reduce those blue lights. If you don't have Non Blue Lights you know. Just dim them. So there's not a lot of like going into your eye but you can use redder lights so there's red. Led's and incandescent bulbs yeah and then also changed the setting on your computer so that it's a nighttime mode. Nice okay. So it'll come as a surprise to probably nobody but our creation of artificial light. Has You know intern. Really negatively affected the natural world in some ways so when really concrete of this is the courtship of lightning bugs. Yeah Awhile I love firefly's and I didn't know that there was a bar scene going in my backyard when I saw firefly's and what's going on is the firefly mail is announcing himself saying. Hey I'm a male screen and the females looking and if she likes what she sees she'll flash back. I like you and then they go meet future firefly's but what I've learned is that the number firefly's is decreasing and it has to do with the streetlights so the male fireflies will announce himself and female firefly won't see him and so she won't flashback no future firefly's and another scenario which is even worse is that he'll announce himself with the street lights above him. She'll see him. She's not impressed. Because FEMALES LARRY. Flies like male fireflies bright lanterns in his lantern is looking pretty dim in front of that street light. So it's right like he has game but artificial late is coming in there and is it. Yeah is messing with him. He's like no it's bright really is bright and she's like. I'm sorry and she swipes left. That's it no future firefly's come on humans like help. Agai messing me up. I mean Gosh. What does it take? This is fun. Okay so something that really struck me was. How many historical figures we meet in your book who you know tinkered and tinkered away for months and years on those inventions like you spent pages describing Henry. Bessemer 's early experiments with making steel. Why was it important for you to kind of include that entire process? Well we kinda live in the microwave generation and we think that you know in three minutes Things are gonNA happen right away and scientists fun but science does take was some work and what? I'm trying to impress upon people. Is that even though? It was long and arduous for them. What motivated them that they were passionate about it. And when you're passionate about something that time doesn't seem to be so onerous so So I just thought it was important to show that people worked really hard to do things. And it's not an instant overnight success that it does require some some time and effort. Yeah so throughout the book. The inventors are noted as frequently for their successes and failures not just in perfecting their inventions but also their personalities. What made you decide to focus on that interplay? Well I think story years or stickier I wanted people to really resonate with technology and talking about stuff by itself portrait of stuff that works for some people but if you hear about the people in the motivation and then you see oh you see their flaws. Then you really are pulled into the story and to be quite honest. I all I actually wanted. To debunk a lot of geniuses to. I wanted to really get into people's stuff and so I'm in the archives and I'm looking at old papers and I'm like all right. I'm here to get into your dirty laundry. Tell me about you and Samuel Morse. I'm like all right. I'm in you I'M GONNA. Oh Wow you're not such a nice person. I'm gonNA write that down. I I need people to know about that. Because we loft these geniuses and what I want the next generation to feel like they too can be inventors right because if we make these people seem so brilliant that they feel distant feels unachievable. But if we're like. Wow that guy was kind of a jerk. If he can do it I can do it That's that's my motivation. That's exactly what I want people to say.
Healthcare in a Post-Pandemic World with Brian Roemmele
"The podcast that I want to share with you. Today is actually a recording of the final speaker. And this is Brian Romley. And if you don't know Brian Brian is the man that actually came up with the term voice I he has often been referred to as the Oracle Voice. He has been referred to as Thomas as the modern day. Thomas Edison. You'll hear similar introduction when I introduced him here on the on the podcast and in the recording from the Webinar but when we started talking there were so many interesting ideas that came out of this and we got to the end of the Of the women are the people that were attending. Were requesting that I turn this into a podcast and I was delighted to be able to do that. Brian was a very happy for me to share this as a podcast as well so I think you're in for a real treat. Brian Talks about some of his ideas of his visions. For what a world is GONNA look like using voice technology after this corona virus pandemic? So like I said. I think you're in a real treat so I'm going to share this Webinar with you right now and I'll be back Afterwards with some concluding comments so enjoy this discussion. This fireside chat with Brian. Romley as some of you will know. I'm a big fan of Brian Brian. I had become a friends through meeting each other at a couple of conferences. Brian Romley is You may have heard some of the names that he's been given the Oracle a voice modern-day Thomas Edison. He's always working on something in his garage. That is absolutely fascinating. And one of the things that Really really impresses me. Brian is his ability to bring knowledge from all different areas for example Computer Science Anthropology. History Medicine it goes on and on and on and Brian is able to take this all in synthesize. This and his views in my mind are absolutely incredible. I don't know US describe it and when Brian Speaks I listen. And so it's with absolute pleasure and excitement that I get to have. Brian share some of his thoughts with all of you on this Webinar spry. Thank you so much for being here. Thank you Terry It is it is really wonderful to be here and sorry about the Satellite Connection. It's not always perfect You know I don't know solar flares sometimes something no problem no problem. I'm glad that we've got this connection here. So that's good we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA use the audio and we're GonNa go with that so Brian as I was just saying I you know I I love to hear your take on all these things and I guess my first question to you is. Where do you see voice? Making the biggest impact in times like these journal. Well that's a great question. It's really more of a universal question. And we can kinda jump around and some of the ideas primarily. I think we're GONNA see every design of of public interaction surfaces We're GonNa see things that interact with voice and maybe Over the air hand gesture type things and also your own device becoming an interface whether it be actuated through voice or touching your own glass screen to open doors to choose locations in elevators All number of situations like that You know opening car doors. People are going to become galvanized with the thought that there could be a dangerous virus maybe years maybe decades afterwards spent a lot of time studying the nineteen eighteen pandemic and Read a tremendous amount of newspaper articles over the last almost sixty days now and most of it is not on the Internet. Unfortunately a lot of it's on microfiche and microfilm so Very fortunate I have that and have microfilm microfiche reader and I've been able to dive into the mindset of what happened post pandemic and there is always going to be a post pandemic right so we start looking at what is going to change in society and one of the things have changed in society post nine hundred. Nineteen eighteen pandemic was how people interacted in public and touch surfaces And some of its stood for a long period of time and some with short term. So we have that at has specked do want to dive into more elements of this sure. Yeah please I love to hear your thoughts on this. I know I know you've been looking at the The one thousand nine hundred and nine hundred nineteen pandemic and you've been looking at some of the similarities and for those people that didn't see it. You should look in Brian's twitter feed because he he outlined all these different ways that our society is going to change. So I'd love to yeah dump it. Jumped Gentleman explained some of those ideas and how that relates technology again. Voice is going to be sort of hovering over a lot of these things and then we can sort of drill down one of the things they discovered it was copper. Surfaces had a an immediate response to D- vitalising deactivating. Because you can't really kill a virus necessarily I mean a virus isn't really alive. You can vitalize deactivated. And I'm sure you can dive into that Terry a little bit more on the medical side but It requires human DNA to actually actuate and certain minerals And certain metals divide allies Viruses and bacteria On something that is called contact kill. Contact kill has been widely known for literally. Hundreds of years We can go all the way back to Sumerian times and the use of silver utensils and copper utensils There are a lot of reasons for that in lots of folks. Don't want to dive down. The cargo cult a concept of this but a lot of folks saw more educated and perhaps more wealthier individuals using gold silver and copper implements Specifically for preparing food and things of that nature and he said well that must be a sign of wealth when in reality a lot of these folks not all of them a lot of them did understand that these implements plates cops Gaba coblets Forks knives actually killed viruses and bacteria and made their food a little bit more presentable A lot of the food was a necessarily presentable in ancient times especially as we went Through the Middle Ages so copper is known for a long time post. Nineteen eight thousand nine hundred twenty pandemic copper saw a revitalization sometimes used as brass brass has tremendous momentum copper if made correctly copper surfaces if cared for correctly. Even if not cared very correctly still does quite a good job. Individualizing viruses Why is that a big deal? I think we're GONNA go. Obviously we discover some of this. I've tried diligently to help people discover it and some people get angry because you know you know this particular virus may last up to six days on cardboard but you know copper might take four hours to kill it or something like that ridiculous like that reality is. It's much faster. There's much better. Research for hours is is on the far side and again. I'm not trying to give anybody medical advice. Not Trying to say consume everything in copper or anything of that. Nature for example copper is highly toxic if used with something acidic or highly astringent Copper is great for water and water only to drink from not beer or whiskey. So if I understand correctly what they mean you're look at this pandemic that happened a hundred years ago and he looked at some of the patterns. And you've been studying how that can suggest ways for us to deal with the issues that we're having right now And so that's one good 'cause I've seen that now in the media that that's been picked up from somewhere and more and more people are talking about how you having having copper services seems to as you talked about. Devitalized the virus. What about in terms of like getting back to the voice side of things. What do you like? I know that for example There's a lot of talk now about making activated devices. And you've seen the high the headlines from China Voice activated elevators and you talked about cars. Are there other places where you see? We're having an impact. What one final note on copper and I hope it helps. Anybody has a medical background. That's listening to me All patient beds all patient. Touch surfaces at hospitals in my view should have copper alloy coding period end of story
The Adoption of Cryptocurrency
"I wanted this like so think. Last last week we talked about adoption over that was probably the prior week in in all like there's always a main theme of the show in. It's just weird. That like everything that we said would happen is happening. But it's like we're fighting the happening of it. That's what you mean by that. You said you said that before. We started hearted added to what you mean by the. I don't know what you mean by just now what do you mean for example. I said that you know Many many moons ago we said that You know mining is going to get to a point where we're going to see really strange. Entities Gidon into the mining game name because if now is a path to profit for them right and we. We talked about a month ago or a month and half ago about like certain states. In Russia Russia are like saying a state sanctioned mining who can hook in a straight up to the nuclear power plants. The nuclear power plant was commodity mining. Yeah and then in Iran. They're basically saying like hell. Yeah mine mine away. Because we don't like sanctions and that's clearly happening but there's not much other nation states can do about it at this point. It's just it's just happening. And you know in the US in Wyoming there's now to municipalities that are sanctioning mining and kind of giving them a free go and giving them money to build more mining farms ends overseeing Komo And then you know for for for just felt like years of my life. We talked about institutional money coming into the space in. Its here now. It's actually building the foundation of where the price goes. Now take that what. What what metrics say what Beck search tell you that institutional money is? He's here now like why ever say walking every single month coin based releases a blog that says look at how much our institutional volume is growing in Corolla Colonel Lot. It's Paul W on the growth is correct that like the rate of growth is great but the overall amount across the entire ecosystem because this is still really small so a drop in the bucket compared to like traditional finance like we cannot stop realizing that that's the case we're moving in the right direction for their a fast but we're still small. I get that but right now comparing comparing this space to traditional finance is is a exercise in futility I think it's an exercise in futility because that's not the end game of the space right now we're kind of shoehorned shoehorned into having to compare ourselves to a dollar or a euro or yaw or ruble but that's not the end game of this never been the. I'm game of the in game of this this for this to be the line in the sand that things are compared to i. Don't I don't know about that. Why I mean why? Because that was the whole impetus of like hey. We don't need those systems when we could just use bitcoin. We don't need those systems when there's a network of smart contracts that could serve those systems everything should be compared to this new truth and not that other truth that that's kind of the in game if it's not the in game. This is just a cute side project for somebody. Body like Jeff Bezos to make a lot of money off of because that's not the game off off off it off. Yeah I gave you that. There's a little bit of that in terms of like eventually. Hopefully this becomes the standard that people build on and relate themselves else to including Fiat like nations-led currencies. I believe that's already happening like you see like a river. We interviewed the Guy Bill de decentralized market or decentralized them exchange and he said that the coolest thing happening for us right now is that small nations are actually using the lighting network to finance themselves and we can call. We'll be excuse me we're GONNA be elitist incites it's microfinance but they're doing these transactions at subsidy to get a few dollars in their pocket to fucking buy bread like. That's that's an inkling of what we spoke to many many moons ago in. It just doesn't feel like I know institution money's in their gym and I hooked up with trading view which is like okay if you're one of those guys that wears the three P. suits and does coke in the bathroom at lunch. You're probably overusing TRAE. You're getting like in Doug. I'm not judging you for doing coke understand looking at that many numbers you gotta be spry gotta eat a Nice Bagel. Some coke took a job that will but of the saying that everything we spoke of is now here and I don't think everything is it's starting to be here. Why do you feel like we're fighting it? Why are we like? What makes you think we're fighting it? Because I don't it's like for example we we ranted and raved about about side chains. We got him now the going. But then everybody's like l. that's a fucking federated blogging blahdy Blah. That's a piece of Shit Shit and I'm like it's not though there's like five major exchanges doing very high volume bitcoin transactions in that aside chain that is audible. Now yes it's federated but that's literally something we rant and rave about in its here in. It's working and now people you're like will man arguing school. Buses are painted yellow and blue. And it's like fuck you guys one at school buses so safer for the kids. They're all one color but you're mad because they're blue and not yellow. What the fuck a little over the top? I would say there's A. There's a few things things that contribute to that one is Like this ridiculous infighting that's happening thing between everyone that's inside the space based on what project thereon against the projects that do something similar in a slightly different way but basically you covering the same issue and this like the venom that could spread that gets. That's under the guise of trolling. But it's really just I you know US versus them. Mentality of everyone tried to the same thing. I feel like most people who are deep in the weeds. Have the people were deep in the weeds up becoming a lot of like the people other people in new entrance look up to and into being influencers whether they want to or not and there's just like venomous US versus them infighting that's that's detrimental to the space. As a whole and of time. I think people have lost a lot of the initial ideology of why we're doing this. Or what the end goal was and they make compromises and concessions to try and get something out the door in marketing push go a little hyperbole. What they're offering as opposed to like what they're really doing and and vitually the technology will get better so that it'll make them obsolete to like? I think a lot of the things we have now is because the technologists technologists and scale well enough not fast enough. You don't have the Innovation Shit to like do it. The way we want to make these interim companies that do it the way we can that makes a lot of compromises like for instance just like coin basis so big because the most the technologists and scale and so you have to have these these centralized things that sit on top that allow the people who want to use the stuff to use it at the convenience they want but ah at a more constrained set of like trust and delegated responsibilities like that and we're like well that's not. That's not what I signed signed up for when I enjoyed bitcoin and people are coming in. It's like why Jordan bitcoin big money who gives a shit say it. It's getting bigger and you're getting more people who have different a different views or cares and mixed with people building things that make concessions because they have to get get something out the door and then there. Oh Jeez that are trying to build something that doesn't make concessions but it doesn't work very well but they have a bunch of funding from early days and they're like well what do you do it like. There's so many different things going on. But it's gotten so much bigger like if we were to look back where we started. I if we woulda to had all of this back then maybe we would have been right and we were saying like it's just around the door like adoptions just around the door saying that when we started waited like deductions about to happen. Guys it's just right there. Were almost there just a few more things and it's been five years. We're still like we're actually really. They were so far away. It's the things that get adopted. This is one the things that I've I've finally come to peace with the things that get adopted. Have a ridiculous a torrential amount of funding. Let's just about like crooked. There was this there was this camp. There was a policy like down the street from the Wright brothers doing the same thing but the Wright right brothers older sister was basically financing their entire marketing campaign literally created a newspaper just to talk about their shit and distributed it within the cities and this update fuck man like weakest lie to like. We're doing the same shit. Where'd you learn that? I had to watch the documentary on it when I was in college. How's my engineering degree? We had to write a documentary in report. Because you know there's always that one professor dislike you will watch a movie about my fucking Hebrew and write a report. What about it so I can tune with my core values will euro year? I'll do the same thing. We're going to be derided book reports fucking Bursley like like. You're teaching a class on finance. You shut the fuck up. Bruce Lee knows everything about finding really lots documentary But Lega and then the same thing basically happened with Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison right the same exact thing. Thomas Edison is an bodied him out because marketing and money and the government like Thomas. Edison fucking politician Bro. I got this new electricity to well. How about this and The thing that spawned everything. We're talking about. Do you mean bitcoin. It didn't have all too crazy marketing and backing to get to be the thing. That's mainly adopted at this entire space. Very true it's actually the first thing in his street. St Paul One of the first things in history that that is probably the case. Like it's almost the exact opposite that's very true so it has to be like a reversion has got to a certain point everything that builds off of it kind of goes back in the old ways. Because that's a there's I don't think there's anything in the CRYPTO currency space. That will redo what Dick wanted because the cats out of the back right like you can't you can't redo proof of work that way it's going to get co opted to early because there's too much attention attention and understanding and experience and and and money in the space to not co Ogden. If there's a bill you could've you could've eagerly screwed things up in the early days if there was enough money attention and resources a dedication to doing
"thomas edison" Discussed on The Book Review
"Do we fully understand the extent of Thomas Edison's genius we'll be here to talk about books by Demi Moore Julie Andrews and Carly Simon Alexander Alterra uh.
A New Biography on the Life of Thomas Edison
"So it's interesting that Edmund Morris is considered such a famous biographer because really he was the biographer slowly what were his work have it's like his work habits were unusual L. Trilogy and fourteen years to do Ronald Reagan so he does is to sort of scoop up massive amounts of information and he often therefore Pamela he's a wonderful writer I mean his his pros just sings Edison left five million pages in his archive and it took wrote the book backwards it's like Benjamin Button in other words he starts with the IT complicated I found that we would you know suddenly getting people I find it inventive I as a reader and as a biographer found we don't each chapter stands on its own the problem through the index and where was this person did this person fit into Edison's earlier into traditional and that he was going to break new ground on this research he obviously had unparalleled access but in terms of did it the one thing I will say that I do know the people at the Edison Archives head to learn mechanical engineering metallurgy all kinds of stuff order you would think that telling backwards might be easier if you had someone who had conventions and also I would imagine a challenge now a hundred engines are now so out moded and there are certain things about Edison amazing I for other talent he realized that he could not do this himself and nations in the country I in Menlo Park and then in West orange where he not only kind of like you know like bell labs do afterwards and that is a remarkable shen did he make a lot of money inventions he did he did could really is sort of going. After competitor like George Westinghouse he would do anything bulb whether it was the phonograph whether it was motion Pictures Edison and that included members of his own family he was distant and he could really northern or one or two of them came to work for him he would and he did not suffer fools lightly he was a very difficult allow initially baggy clothing because he believed that tight clothing would from the age of twelve right that is correct he was completely deaf in one ear he was basically self schooled his mother took over his basement of this rural home and have all kinds of chemistry experiments that kind of inventive mind and he didn't mind putting the time and marketable so yes I would say at quite an early age whether it was at a very young age really inventing the phonograph he was enormously
On This Day in History: Pearl Street Station Began Generating Electricity
"I'm eve and welcome to this day in history class a show that uncovers a little bit more about history every day. Today is september fourth twenty nineteen <music>. The day was september fourth eighteen eighty two pearl street station. The first commercial central power plant in the united states started generating electricity building on the work of other inventors. Turn edison created an incandescent lighting system. He had already constructed experimental power installations. He used a dynamo now. No known as a generator to deliver power to each of these small installations but incandescent lighting in homes and endorse was becoming more popular and a substantial source of power was needed in eighteen eighty the same here. He received the patent for his incandescent lamp. Thomas edison established tablet the edison electric illuminating company of new york to build power stations in new york city edison decided to build the first permanent central power power stations for supplying incandescent lighting in new york's financial district in lower manhattan construction of the station began in eighteen eighty one the mechanical and electrical part of the plant was at two fifty seven pearl street since the building was constructed for commercial use. The structure had to be strengthened. Thanks to hold all of the necessary equipment. The flooring was replaced with a floor of girders supported by columns. The building used for storage ridge. Sleeping and offices was at two fifty-five pearl streets. Each building has four floors edison chose this location because it provided a good mix of commercial and residential business and was home to many major newspapers. It was also close to the western union telegraph telegraphy company in city hall the company paid around three hundred thousand dollars to buy the properties and built the station and distribution system constructing the network of wires and conduits that delivered energy to customers was one of the most expensive parts of the project after administrative expenses canvassing and patent license fees the cost came to about five hundred thousand dollars or two hundred and i'm forty horsepower babcock wilcox boilers were in the basement of two fifty seven pearl street fix engine and dynamo assemblies were on the floor above that the dynamos were driven by reciprocating steam engines supplied by coal fired boilers each assembly wait about about thirty tons and was raided for around twelve hundred lance. The third floor housed wooden frame wrapped with copper wire resistances that were used used for manually regulating the dynamo fields. The fourth floor was home to a thousand lamps that were used to test dynamos that needed inspection or repair. The first engine and generator assembly was tested on july fifth eighteen eighty two the station went into service on september fourth pearl street street station used direct current which is an electric current that flows in one direction with alternating current on the other hand. The electric current changes direction periodically. Atakli customers were not charged for current until eighteen eighty three after the system for accurately recording the flow of current proven reliable so the first bill was to antonia brass and copper company for fifty dollars and forty four six the new york times officers were one of edison's since first customers pearl street station did not become profitable until eighteen eighty four other direct current low-voltage central station electric systems were later built around new york city in january of eighteen ninety. A fire destroyed some of the station but it was back up up and running not long after and stayed in operation until eighteen ninety four though edison defended the use of direct current. The rest of the world was gravitating toward alternating current. Either tom pearl street station shutdown. Other power plants have been designed to service larger areas edison sold the buildings and they were later torn down. I'm jeff code in. Hopefully you know a little more about history today you yesterday saturday.
Play Times Over for D&B
"Seth Jason thanks for being here. I'm in my full don't run me over callers with my greasy sweaty guy who biked in a look. So for those of you who can't see me look for the video, that's, that's almost ever this is. Yeah. This is when the people are like, no we're happy that it's an audio podcast, we're thrilled. We don't need. We don't need to see you in the bright, orange biking shirt. I don't even have a handsome voice. Nice speaking voice. Let's move along. We've got we've got a bunch of news. And we're going to we're going to preview some earnings that are coming after the closing bell. Let's start with Dave, and Buster's, though, because first quarter profits came in lower than expected. And that's actually the first time in five years, that's happened for them. Shares of Dave and Buster's are down more than twenty percent this morning. I know they lowered guidance how much did they lower it? I mean they didn't they didn't miss by something. It wasn't a whole much that full year guidance to and they missed by a penny or something. But people are freaking out. I think once you've set up the expectation that you're going to do better than than people. Expect all the time than the minute, you don't all heck breaks loose. Hey, I on a stock that's done fifty percent or something. And he's a very clever tech company. So if you really want to know how to lose money come to me twenty twenty some percent and a day or a week, nothing but Dave and Buster's to me is one of those businesses seems odd to me that sort of still exists because you've. You've so much restaurant competition. And then you on game and food. I mean how is everybody not at home? Getting door dash food delivered while they play eight packs legends on their on their XBox. Can I answer that because you don't always want sixty your friends coming over to do that? You sometimes you just want to get out of the house. I suppose a comp comp suggests that the a slightly slightly negative flat. People aren't all add excited at least the last quarter, or so they've been getting a little growth over the years by opening new locations. The margins I was like, in the margin been kind of creeping downward for several years now. So this is not my idea of a super awesome, opportunity that free cash flow isn't really there. So unfortunately, you know, sitting there at a price earnings ratio of seventeen sounds like a bargain today. But I think it might need to be more of a bargain before it's a before it's a real deal. Glad you mentioned the cops because that was one of the things that leaped out at me when I was looking at this quarter was that they're, they're comps really. Aren't that great? The new locations. And by definition for those who are new to this podcast or new investing. When we talk about comps, same store sales by definition. Those are locations that have been open for at least a year, the new location. I mean, this, this is one of those things that is maybe not a red flag. But maybe it's a pink flag. Not just for Dave and Buster's. But for any, whether it's a grocery store, just a basic retail operation, or in this case, Dave and busters where it is a little bit of a pink flag where you go wait. So the new locations, there's the initial excitement. Dave and Buster's has opened up in your town or your city or whatever it's like, oh, let's go there. But if they can't sustain those people, and I'm wondering how much of the gross margins creeping down has to do with an increased marketing spent because it does seem like they are doing a lot of promotional stuff. Yeah. While the margin I mean, all the margins are on the way down. So I mean their food prices were going up for a while. And then we had labour and other costs going up. So, but a lot of restaurants are experienced. It's just plain old competition. You have to match prices or in, in some way or another, to bring people in the door. One of I guess, one of the challenges, I would guess, exists for Dave and Buster's is hey, it's a it's super small location without much stuff in it, right. No, it's, it's not it's a place where you play stuff. So it's not like cranking out another one of those poll as with the wrought iron furniture made out of black pipe from from the, the plumbing store. It probably costs, a little more money to build these locations, if they're not paying back so quickly. Your financial start to their other way. So I think on the plus side over the next couple of years, Dave and Buster's to the extent that they're looking open up new locations. We'll probably have more options as commercial real estate continues to face some challenges on the flip side, whenever the conversation turns to well, we think of recession is coming next year or two. You know, when I think about stocks that are recession proof, Dave and Buster's. It's at the other end of the spectrum, this is this is a business. That's done. Well for a bunch of years, but it seems like one of the ultimate discretionary income stocks. Yeah. I guess we'll find out someday. I'll predicting recessions has been a bad business. Yes. In a while. So the fact that the stock is at a two and a half year low, you're not looking at this ain't no. Yeah. By on this dip now. Yeah, I got I got a long history with with value, finger, quotes value stocks like this, that continue becoming more, and more of a value, but less and less of a value, if you know what I mean. Tesla had its annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday. Shares were up briefly this morning in part because Alon musk made comments at the meetings at the meeting. He said he say anything positive. Well, I can hardly imagine, you know what? Let's, let's be clear if he's not any CEO, who's not saying positive things that their shareholder meeting is doing a bad job of being the c. So I don't knock him for that. He said, among other things, it won't be long before we have a four hundred mile range car talked about in twenty twenty Tessa drivers will be able to use self driving features without intervention. I it seems like you just look at the stock chart today, there was some initial enthusiasm stock. Doc was briefly it's now down a couple of percents of problem. If you if you say things that don't turn out to be true often enough, sometimes people stopped believing you it was more than two years ago that Elon Musk promised us that you'd be able to sleep in your tesla while at drove across the country. And everyone believed it then, and then, you know that never happened, and then he kinda dials things back and then a couple of months ago, he doubt things if he said, four sure there will be a million robo tesla robo taxes on the road, you'd be stupid, not to buy any other car, which is just laughable. I mean, consumer reports a couple of weeks later rated autopilot, as dangerous and more difficult to drive with than just driving yourself because it was so erotic. And now we have a couple of months after that autonomy day, which to me, seemed like a smokescreen designed entirely to try to shift, the sentiment of the, the company away from financials and towards, you know, hey, we're going to become an Uber competitor and now. Now, a sort of walking things back and saying self driving without user intervention. But also at the same time supervised robo taxi, which, by the way like Waymo is doing that right now in that exists in other forms? And he just makes these promises that don't match up that don't line up with the reality of what other self driving car leaders are saying and what they're doing. This is a really difficult task and it's not just a matter of getting a couple hundred thousand or a couple of million more miles. There's real diminishing returns for machine learning for doing this, and they have not cracked, this not yet in Tesla's doing it with more. Limited hardware than other companies is nobody else trying to do it their way, which tesla true believers would say, well, that just shows a genius. Mosque is I tend to think that if he's the only one doing it this way, and all these other really smart people are seeing you probably can't do it that way that he's probably the one who has it wrong. So very interesting shareholder meeting. There were some other comments that stood out. To me, Tesla's shareholders are obsessed with the idea that there of being victims. They love this idea that they're victims of a media conspiracy, which is hilarious because they are the, the beneficiaries of so much media incredulity for years. I mean nobody nobody looked at mosque and said, can you really do all those things until recently, now, of course they don't like it. I one of the remarks of something about, you know, it's crazy. The media talks about you is if you're about to go bankrupt, and he says, you know, of course, we're not that's just insane. Except not too long ago, everyone thought they would need to do that. They were running on a cash and must claim they weren't. And then after they had a quarter or they got some free cash flow. He came out and said, yeah, we were only a couple of weeks away from running out of cash. So they wanna have it both ways. It's really nutty. And to me, it's the kind of stock where I wouldn't take a real position in it either way. Because on the one hand you have a CEO who's very comfortable saying things that are not true. And you have a lot of other executives leaving the company probably related to that on the other hand, you have this rabid shareholder fan base. That makes the stock whip Cy it's completely detached from fundamentals. It's all about this crazy personality, not for me. You just reminded me of. The Alex give new documentary that was on HBO and for for those who haven't seen it. It's a it's a fabulous bit of documentary filmmaking about theranos, and Elizabeth homes. And one of the things that. Was noteworthy to me in that was the opening of the documentary. That was a decent bit of information about Thomas, Edison, and sort of, you know, sort of tracing the line of the Silicon Valley, fake to you make it mentality back to Thomas Edison, and saying, you know, Edison did a fair amount of that. Like, there's, you know and, and, and that's, that's a tried and true practice that, you know, didn't didn't start with Elizabeth homes. It didn't start with the Elon Musk. And you know that, that kind of thing goes on all that being said they report earnings second quarter report is scheduled to come at the end of July. It really seems like on the times when tesla has come out with, like a legitimately, encouraging slash great earnings report. A lot of that other stuff just disappear. So and by the way, I'm like you, I don't own shares. I would never know millionaire short stock. I'm on the sidelines just watching all of this play out Noddy and. I just sort of think, to myself. Well, you know, no one ever gotten trouble for walking up to bat and hitting home run. And if they don't, if they come out at the end of July and have some blog quarter, and that, then that helps. Well, of course you have to do it. Yeah, but, you know, the miracle quarter was it was to a large degree, and it wasn't really spoken about at the time. The cash flow quarter was was a artifact of really massaging working capital and calling in some favors. And so you wonder can actually keep doing that. They raised money following the miracle quarter because they needed it. So the suggests that they couldn't keep doing that. It's not easy to build cars. It's not easy to build cars, and you also tell everyone you're going to build self driving electric trucks and all of this other stuff. So maybe they pull it off. I really hope the industry goes, but they have a lot more competition, coming from all the other manufacturers, and those manufacturers are not stupid. If you're looking at a higher for your small business naturally want to find the best person for the job. And the odds are that, that person is on linked in and Lincoln jobs makes it easy to get matched. 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Will virtual reality films ever go mainstream?
"This marketplace podcast is brought to you by vast a global cybersecurity company trusted by over four hundred million people avast is dedicated to protect you online. So you can connect to the internet confidently avast keeping the world safe from cyber attacks. Visit them at a vast dot com. Moviemakers are still trying to find out if virtual reality works for movies from American public media. This is marketplace tech demystifying the digital economy. I'm Molly would. The Tribeca film festival is happening in New York City and this year, it features more than thirty virtual reality movies slash experiences for both movie fans and future be our filmmakers to check out virtual reality films are becoming a bit of a festival mainstay since Oculus brought its first production to Sundance back in two thousand fifteen but VR movies still aren't anywhere near the mainstream. Marketplace tech producers Stephanie us went to the Tribeca film festival to see how some filmmakers still believe in the magic of VR watching a movie in virtual reality involves a lot of stuff being against the headset. When you want it does it you just move it up and down the Lamar Tate is stationed outside the VR film. The key at the terrific film festival. Audience members go in one at a time the standard small dark room, but they're not alone. There is a live actor at all times inside of the room with you. They might touch you just for safety reasons to keep you away from. The walls you might run into walls. Because when you're in the film, you can't see the real world, you're truly immersed and the characters are prompting to walk around with. I want to remember where the key comes from. And what it needs. Maybe you can help me. I think VR is an incredible medium shoe creates memories. It's trike heart is the director of the key which is meant to convey in sort of a dream Lakeway. What it's like to be a refugee we want people to feel like this leap through the journey themselves. But trekker police it for VR to take off the headsets have to get cheaper and people have to well, put them on a friend of the tech. My parents, for example, it was like. You know, and I really had to walk like, I was very insistent newly to learning Tribeca offers VR as part of its immersive film track. Lauren Hammonds is a festival Curators festivals. Play an important part in the ecosystem of launching this work. So the idea of LBJ or location based entertainment is so important to getting audiences. Getting is on this work as part of a long tradition. I'm getting used to innovations in film, like when Thomas Edison's movie, the great train robbery came out in nineteen zero three motion pictures were very new and film historian. Marc Wanamaker describes how one audience member reacted to an actor breaking the fourth wall. George barnes. Who was the star of the great train robbery turns toward the the audience. Pulls his gun looks at the audience and pulls the trigger and then someone in the audience stood up and shot back. But it didn't matter that movie in ended up being a hit VR still waiting for its blockbuster. That's marketplace. Tech producers Stephanie Hughes, we'll see if any studio deals come out of Tribeca. But last year at Sundance of ER distribution company bought a three part virtual reality space series for one point four million dollars and later released it for Oculus. So there's some money out there. And now for some related lakes. There's an interesting piece in wired about the Tribeca festival and these big immersive installations, they're trying out this year with a live actors like Stephanie mentioned it suggests that maybe the future for VR movies is actually more like a museum piece a real world experience where you enter a virtual worlds instead of entering a virtual world alone in your basement with a five hundred dollar headset, which is all very interesting. But it also shows you just how far away we are from figuring out how this medium is supposed to work wired also has a story from earlier this month about not mixing bleed and virtual reality, which seems like a good PSA, you'll find both of those links at our website marketplace tech org, and look it might feel like VR is a slow roller. But I found a research report in the motley fool Tuesday that said it generated three point six billion dollars as an industry in twenty eighteen super data research estimates that number could be. Sixteen billion dollars by twenty twenty two. So yeah, companies are still at it. In fact, Facebook announced Tuesday that it's releasing its standalone Oculus headset. The Oculus quest on may twenty first the quest needs. No, computer or game console to operate. It costs four hundred bucks, and it will launch with over fifty games. Maybe this'll be the one I'm Ali would. And that's marketplace tech. This is a PM. Caroline in Brooklyn, New York wrote to tell us, she's a longtime fan of marketplace, tech and appreciates the content and the mission thinks Caroline to join her in keeping marketplace tech going strong, donate online today at marketplace dot org, and thanks to Carolina and all the marketplace. Investors who make our work possible.
"thomas edison" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford who had they winter states over in Fort Myers, and they kind of encouraged him to consider buying property food the south and over on the west coast, we did down in Naples, Florida, and that became his tropical what he called his tropical garden, and this tool remnants of it today, if you go to the Naples zoo and Caribbean goblins there is a lot of sign each referring their massive fig trees that that kneeling plan to the a lot of his other plantings and they're assigned each they talking about what he did in his work down at his tropical gardens. He loved in goes, he came he, and he died here nine hundred twenty nine I think he found that he could grow more of a variety of plants here. And he particularly loved goes on this area. Now, did he literally walk through the gardens and raise these himself? Or was he more the the science guy in the background, directing others? I think he was about as hands on as you can get which is what is. Fabulous about reading his books because he talks about his techniques full growing things the way he found where he was very much about using natural mulches to keep the soil moist into rich the the rich soil with the fallen leaves. And that kind of thing he includes his recipes for bonemeal in this kind of thing that he would use to help fit allies, he hands on when you think about the amount of work that he did he had over seventeen hundred named varieties of caladiums growing on this property, and that requires an incredible amount of hands on work as you cross breed those different plants, and he knew he took copious notes needs extrordinary notebooks, which are now in the library at Rollins college. And the university of central Florida library have collections of he's extrordinary notebooks with all of the results that he observed. I asked you to put nearly in. Context of Florida's history. But actually put the gardens now in the context of Goethe, what does it mean to the community to have that location there, and frankly, the work you've put into bringing it back to life? It's interesting when we first talked about trying to buy the property. There was some pushback from the community. People are always a little concerned about change. I think and understandably the navy's concerned about having perhaps the public pouring into the back Yard's. I think I hope that they coming to understand that what we're about is making beautiful, and peaceful and a place for people to come and unwind and appreciate nature that we're not going to be going out throwing wild parties, and, you know, having lots of loud music, and so I think bit by bit as they've understood that we're very serious about this that we are passionate about this. But we also care about the community. Coming to understand that. And we're getting some much more support from the community. We actually have right of the moment stored in the garage, all beautiful historic Marcus. That are going to be going up on all the access roads. Coming into the an Orange County grand enabled them to do the beautiful start Marcus to him out of being founded in eighteen eighty five. And it's now our historic rural settlement, and so restoring those until they've got someone to come out and and get them installed. And so we're really wanting to work with the community. And I think they coming to realize that we have such an important part of the story of west Orange County in the story of this wonderful little German-American community. I heard so I'm sure they do. And why don't you? Go ahead and let everyone know again about corks caladiums and canvases is coming up. It is our main annual fundraising event to help us in restorations the gardens. It's coming up on Saturday. The twenty seventh of April from.
Why Youre Bad at Fact-Checking, Reducing Anxiety with Horror Movies, and Why Urine is Yellow
"Today. You'll learn about an illusion that shows how your brain processes information white peas yellow and how watching horror movies can help reduce exile eighty but satisfy some curiosity on the award winning curiosity daily. We've got three trivia questions for you. Are you ready question one? How many of each animal did Moses take on the ark question to what's the nationality of Thomas, Edison? The inventor of the telephone question three. What were the first words uttered by Louis Armstrong when he set foot on the moon? Let's recap and see how you did. How many of each animal did Moses take on the ark you said to? But Moses didn't take animals on the ark. That was Noah for number two. What's the nationality of Thomas Edison, the inventor of the telephone? You might have said American, but Thomas Edison, didn't invent the telephone that was Alexander Graham Bell. And what were the first words uttered by Louis Armstrong when he set foot on the moon? Your answer might have been one small step for man. But that answer is a giant leap. Louis Armstrong is a legendary trumpet player whose name is actually pronounced Lewis. Well, he he pronounce his own name Lewis. Yeah. Let me go. Neil Armstrong was the first man in the moon. So why did the questions fool you? It's all in how your brain processes information. This bit of trickery is called the Moses solution, and it shows how bad you are at picking up on eyars in your everyday life. Researchers I came up with it in one thousand nine hundred eighty one study where more than eighty percent of participants missed the problem with the Moses question studies show that illusions like this can lead people to pick up false information about the world's. Fortunately, there's one way around this. When people are asked to play facts checker and correct errors as they read their much less likely to pick up false information than people who just read what they're given. The takeaway is that if you assume anything you hear or. Or read could be wrong than you'll be more likely to notice when it is. But you can rest assured that we check all our facts on this podcast, the award-winning curiosity monthly we all see the same sky and ask why is the sky blue? But we also all go to the bathroom. So how can we never ask? Why is our P yellow lucky for you? We're science nerds. So we've got some answers, and they might tell you something about your health long story short urine his yellow because of a chemical called euro billon or euro chrome. Here's the deal. Your body has a massive amount of red blood cells. But they don't last very long before the need to be washed out of your system. Even after they've passed their expiration dates red blood cells contain iron, white blood cells gobble up that iron to keep it in your body. And then they did that ex red blood so rapper that's called Bill Rubin. Some of that Bill Rubin heads, dear kidneys, your kidneys. Suck out valuable nutrients and transform that Bill Rubin into a molecule that happens to be yellow the. Mount of water in your body can dilute that chemical which is why are urine can means from crystal clear to a deep amber color, so very generally speaking. That's why the more clear your urine is the more hydrated. You are if it's deeper yellow or amber or Honey coloured, then you might want to hydrate a little more, and if it's neon yellow, then you might have excess riboflavin in your system, which means you probably just popped a multivitamin or you drink and energy, drink, really. Yep. Other non yellow colors or possible. And we are not medical professionals. So don't panic, but you might want to see a doctor if it comes out brownish pink or reddish, orange or even blue in green. That's actually a thing that can happen with certain rare genetic diseases and fizzy nece or foaming this can happen sometimes too if it's just fizzy once in a while, then it's probably a harmless hydraulic effect. If it's regularly foaming than it could be kidney problems or excess protein in your diet. say a good horror movie to stimulate your next date night.
SEC Sues Tesla's Elon Musk Over Fraud in Move That Could Oust Him
"Tesla's in a whole world of hurt. Shares are down a fourteen percent right now after the SEC had announced that is suing CEO and chairman Elon Musk founder of the company for fraud apparently over this a tweet he sent out last month where he said he was considering taking the public private taking the company private at four hundred and twenty dollars a share funding secured. He the SEC was investigating their parents. Currently we're on the point of a settlement, which would require him to not be chairman of the company for two years into higher outside directors. And this sort of thing at the last minute, reportedly he decided to fight this. And so now they are suing him. I don't believe the company will find out shortly. They're suing him for fraud. They want him disbarred from ever being an officer in a public company, which means he could not he could no longer run tesla, though, he could still be its largest shareholder you'd have to just focus on SpaceX which remains private for now. What does this mean for the company for you? If you own a tesla if you're a shareholder. What does it mean for Elon Musk him? So many people admire on the phone with me right now is CNBC's auto reporter filibuster. Who is all over this story? Phil. How are you? I'm good, gene. How are you? Good. This is crazy. What what evidence does the SEC have that Elon Musk committed fraud? Well, they're going to point to the Twitter trail and a Twitter trail clearly shows that he made statements that they believe are false and misleading and in the words of the SEC caused market chaos. And if you go back to August seven when he set out the tweet saying considering taking the company private at four hundred and twenty dollars funding security, those last two words that are most problematic because as we now know there was no deal. Locked in. Now, iwon musk has said and continues to maintain. Look I thought that we could get a deal done with the Saudi sovereign fund to fund us going private. But it wasn't a true deal. In terms of. There was no offer sheet. There was nothing that had been signed off on by either the Saudis or by a board members at tesla. And when you combine that with other comments that EON musk has either tweeted out or has made in interviews about his lack of love if you will for those who short Tesla's stock who want to drive it down who he believes her trying to ruin his company. They are essentially saying the FCC is saying look you were trying to manipulate tesla stock drive it up higher which would force those who are betting against the company to cover their bet meeting buying bunch of shares and driving higher after that. Exactly. And so that's their that's the allegation there. And you were correct that it is only against the on musk tesla. The corporation has not been charged by the SEC that could change there could be some charges there. But given the fact that this was primarily Elon Musk freelancing and doing this on his own as we know from the New York Times interview in from other interviews, there was no consultation with board. Members. This was not a board meeting where they said that sounds good. Let's go forward with this. This was Yuan must deciding to tweet this out one day. And so I I don't that. They're going to go after tesla the corporation and the question remains, why did he turn down? According to our our reporting and the reporting from other outlets a deal to settle with the SEC which would have allowed him to remain SEO. So it's quite the soap opera to say. The least there are reports that in the SEC complaint he chose the number four twenty two amuse his then girlfriend the singer Grimes. Is there any smoking gun Email or text from internet investor relations saying what's what funding and him saying, oh, I'm just kidding around. I mean is there anything like that that we know about yet not yet? And in fact, we've had a couple of former SEC attorneys come on CNBC today who have said, look if you just look at the complaint right now when we don't know all the evidence that the SEC has. But you know, they came out both guns blazing yesterday saying, hey, this guy. No, just because you're a celebrity and a brilliant entrepreneur. And visionary. And this generation's version of Thomas Edison, doesn't give you the right to send out these tweets. We haven't seen any type of smoking gun document at this point. We do know from the New York Times interview that he indicated look I got I got four hundred nineteen dollars because I went twenty percent higher than where I was trading. And then I then I went up to four twenty read between the lines about whether or not there is a reference to the drug. But that's the thing read between the lines that's different than proving intent to commit fraud. Remember, you don't have to. It's a civil case don't have to prove intent here. You can the SEC could convict him strictly on the basis of recklessness. What's happening with the Justice department criminal investigation that is apparently continuing, and you know, we have seen this in in business world where sometimes you see a separate. Investigation turned into charges criminal charges, and maybe the civil charges from the SEC are rolled into that. Or they're dropped. That's certainly a possibility that is still out there doesn't mean it's going to happen. But that's another cloud. That is to a certain extent hanging over tesla
"thomas edison" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Some doubt in terms of will raise rates and things one. It all depends on what the August the wage growth is it that stays muted again, and maybe that questions, what the fed action is to not forget. The fit is a political animal, regardless of the try not to be a political animal Trump did appoint Powell and we do have very critical, midterm elections coming up November. So is it possible that the fed goes on, goes on, pause in September, but then fulfils its three height mandate in December. That's a possibility. The other angle with the fed is what's their language regarding potential fourth hike in September, and that's going to have a big impact on the market. So does the fed say, hey, we're done in September, or do they say, well, maybe we're leaning towards the fourth hike in December, right? Those are all the critical factor that kind of back and forth. And I'm sure we will stinging of being on a pause, Elon Musk tweeting on Tuesday saying, maybe it's time you take a pause as a public company, maybe take the company private. I mean. This has been obviously one of our big stories this week and it continues to turn, up on the Bloomberg, terminal is among the most read stories every. Day because there is something new, every day the headline we got today tesla saying it's it's looking to seek a wider investor pool for possible, plan to take the company. Private kind of spread it around where are you, on tests, that you guys, have view so a lot of the company but. Hate the stock. From a valuation standpoint very love the company are lovey LAN the car I wish Moscow, take the path that Steve Jobs used to do when he. Was when he was yelling, when, he's alive and CO, apple and that should, get, off the calls the ad in the public eye, and? Be the person that you are which is an innovator something that. We haven't seen in Jenner in in in in many years, you know mosque is a quivalent, is considered equivalent to this is this generation Thomas Edison so, this massive key mannerist with. Tesla not Only as a company hemorrhaging task in a very capital intensive business but many, people own the stock simply because they can't get an infatuated with Yvonne mosque and he jeopardized he's steak as, a CEO of the, company because he tweeted out you know information that was before we went, to the, SEC the board may be forced to make him step down the company and. That was really bad news for the, stock How we'll have to see what happens with that I should point out. Tesla shares a, little bit higher in today's session and it is still up two, percent for, the week despite kind of the back and forth. Jumper treaties thank you managing director portfolio manager coin t- wealth management, joining us on the phone from summit New.
Cincinnati teacher completes record trans-Atlantic row
"An hour long speech to thousands of people at a high school here just north of Columbus Ohio. Is where the Wright brothers. Invented the aeroplane And we're any Oakley got her gun Ohio is the state that gives us American, legends and American heroes like Thomas Edison Neil Armstrong at, John, Glenn stumping for state Senator Choi. Balder Senate. Olin tangent orange high school last night the president also attacked, Democrats the media and other familiar targets former Ohio State assistant football coach Zac Smith accused. Of domestic violence by his ex wife Courtney spoke to ESPN about those allegations and also about the scandal. That's unfolded at issue over the accusations and they're handling Smith said that he only told head coach urban Meyer what he needed, to know out here in the public trying, to put my personal life out there People at work or anything I mean it's I believed that personal matters marital matters need. To remain personal and between. A husband wife that's what I believed in so I believe I told him what he needed to know and nothing more Meyer was suspended with pay while an investigation is ongoing one more day to avoid paying sales tax. On back to school related items in Ohio today is the last day of the sales. Tax holiday until eleven fifty nine PM tonight no sales tax will be charged on clothing items that are seventy five dollars or less school supplies that are. Twenty dollars or less and a Cincinnati area biology teacher has rowed solo across the Atlantic setting. A record for a west to east crossing Bryce Carlson arrived at Saint Mary in, the silly, aisles off of England's southwestern tip late Saturday thirty eight days six hours and forty nine minutes after setting out from Saint John's Newfoundland beating the old record by fifteen days your ABC six first warning weather. Forecast isolated, showers Storms through the evening and then gradually turning clear overnight low of seventy one tomorrow a slight chance of rain and thunder in the afternoon sunshine a high in the low nineties showers and storms expected Tuesday I'm Jack crumley. Get more news at the bottom of the hour and on demand at six ten WTVN..
Steam pipe blasts show dangers lurking under New York streets
"Low Saturday night sixty six Sunday, partly sunny breezy with a. Shower or thunderstorm high eighty four Monday Partly sunny and humid with a shower thunderstorm around high eighty two mostly cloudy Tuesday and Wednesday with a. Shower thunderstorm possible each day high both Tuesday and. Wednesday in, the mid eighty s And right now we are at seventy degrees in, garden city seventy two and Benton and it's sixty three. In dairy and here in the city seventy degrees cloudy skies at central. Park WCBS CBS news time one twenty Thursday steam pipe explosion is exposing troubling reality. That New York's infrastructure is showing its age heavy CBS's Steve. Burns takes a look at the history of Manhattan steam. Pipe network and what other. Dangers may lie ahead right, around the same time Thomas Edison was, experimenting with trysofi Birdsall Holly was experimenting with water has an energy source, we have him. To thank for modern pressurized fire, hydrants but he soon found water in another form steam was good heating source, his ideas were brought down to New, York in the, United Bank building at Broadway and Wall Street was the first to, be connected to the city steam system in eighteen eighty two. The network grew, quickly as did the applications cheating but heating..
Meghan Markle's Dad Speaks Out For the First Time
"The newest record breaker at the movies cbs news correspondent deborah rodriguez it's time to make some wrong things right warning a seen in incredible to may trigger seizures in people with epilepsy the company says the bright flashing lights in sequence with the villain screen slavery could affect anyone susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy so far there have been no problems reported incredible to sold one hundred eighty million dollars worth of tickets making it the biggest opening ever for an animated film deborah rodriguez cbs news meghan markle's father is talking publicly for the first time since his daughter's wedding to prince harry saying that he wishes he could have been there and watered down the aisle but he's thankful that prince charleston i was honored i can't think of a better replacement than someone like prince charles gillatt very handsome and my daughter looked beautiful with them thomas marco telling itv he watched the wedding from california and he says his daughter cried when he told her he wouldn't be able to attend because of his heart problems he says he thinks a couple is going to have children soon and megan has one of the mother for a long time six forty seven wcbs and pope francis is mincing no words when it comes to the subject of abortion pope francis has compared abortion to the nazi program of eugenics in which people considered inferior like the disabled were murdered in order to purify the area and race the polk denounced couples who resort to prenatal testing to discover whether they're baby has genetic problems abortion he says is like throwing them out form child from a mountain speaking to an italian family association the pope urged people to accept the children god gives them larry miller cbs news six forty eight wcbs traffic and weather together every ten minutes on the eighth sponsored by thomas edison state university and here's thomas kaminski and shop radio.
Hawaii volcano's 3 weeks of hot lava and toxic air -- with no end in sight
"Memorial day with sun and clouds the high getting up to seventy eight i'm accuweather meteorologist dean devore's w w j nine fifty currently it is beautiful out there pretty comfortable sunshine fifty six degrees how on newsradio nine fifty w w good morning thank you for joining us i'm roberta just saying it on tom jordan these are the top stories on w w j at seven fifty w w j's charlie langton is on the scene of a developing story in farmington hills where a pickup truck crashed right into the front of a house on shy awazi farmington hills and now it looks like the driver just half out of the wreckage and took off running because he's nowhere to be found police believe they know who he is and they are working on a search warrant no one inside the house was hurt their bedrooms are all in the back of the house but there is really extensive damage hawaii is preparing for possible mass evacuations near the killer way of all k know emergency officials are concerned about lava that is entering the property of a geothermal plant on the big island they are concerned it could trigger the release of deadly hydrogen sulfide gas cbs news correspondent mark strassmann is in couple hawaii of the twenty two identified fisher's a half dozen remain active and one in particular has pushed lava onto the grounds of a neighboring geothermal plant and boy has there been a scramble to make that plant safe lava has destroyed nearly fifty buildings including one near the plan since the eruption began about three weeks ago scary moments for some fishermen on the saint clair river near port huron witnesses say a freighter almost smash right into the sea wall along the thomas edison parkway import huron late monday in the dark forty two year old chad rickard a port huron posting video on his facebook he says the freighter went sideways in the middle of the river and then came straight toward the wall his video has been viewed on facebook thousands of times the shipping company says yeah it was a close call in incorrect command was given want to see that facebook video it's posted on chad records facebook r i c k e r t w w j news time seven fifty two van who's in middle school and rochester high school will be back open for class today after an expert deemed cisco.
"thomas edison" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Friendship with the gillen's that edison met the much younger mean miller a polish young woman who had attended finishing school and understood well the elite social world that edison now inhabited meena and thomas soon became a couple she was so intrigued by edison's career that she learned morse code as a way of getting closer to him it worked edison took her palm in his one day and tapped out a proposal in morse code she accepted thirty eight year old thomas edison married twenty year old meena on february twenty fourth eighteen eighty six the new bride moved into a newly purchased mansion along with the three edison children in west orange new jersey meena thomas went on to have three children of their own madeline was born two years later in eighteen eighty eight charles came next in eighteen ninety and last came theodore in eighteen ninety eight most of the family adjusted to these changes but marianne the eldest daughter resented her father's new young wife meena was less than ten years older than marian when she moved in and she got a cold reception from her new stepdaughter marian later described meena as quote too young to be my mother and too old to be a chum tensions lingered between them for years afterward not long after setting up house again edison was back at work and by eighteen eighty eight thomas edison was the wizard of the electrical grid has power stations were electrifying one hundred twenty one municipalities across america and in many other places around the globe but in new generation of electrical moguls was rising one of these new moguls was george westinghouse who bought a patent from nikola tesla that refined alternating current and made it more practical for mass electrification the serbianborn tesla was once an employee of edison's the two parted ways over personality differences into dispute over a bonus tesla believed edison had promised him but hadn't paid.
"thomas edison" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Ss columbia and there was already a small patch of manhattan that was glowing with edison's incandescent light hines catch him in company was a printing and lithograph firm that needed the even incandescent electric light to match color swatches after daylight hours their offices at four forty nine water street where the first location of an edison isolated plant on land the lights switched on successfully in february eighteen eighty two the lighting of an entire square mile of manhattan was a much more massive undertaking edison's company needed to design and oversee the manufacturer of electrical wire voltage meters and all the switches required for thousands of customers then they were the six generators or dynamos as they were called these were twenty seven tonnes each and they each generated enough power for twelve thousand electric bulbs the electricity these dynamos generated was direct current which means simply that the current moves in one direction reaches the user location is meter down in voltage for individual use and turns on the lights direct current is relatively low in voltage and can travel only about a mile or so before weakening at that point it needs a secondary plant to boost its voltage again and send it down the line medicine saw multiple power plants as the solution for long distance electrification in the years that followed edison moved his working office to pearl street in new york's financial district from there he went from inventor to city planner and administrator bay worked with city officials to lay tens of thousands of feet of thick copper wire under the streets once he convinced them it was safe to do so by the time it was ready for service the pearl street project cost the equivalent of six and a half million dollars in today's currency but all this activity would be for not if the city stayed dark when edison through the switch in the last days of summer eighteen eighty two on september fourth.
"thomas edison" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Aeges to be sent simultaneously across a single telegraph line something most people thought impossible this was a revolutionary innovation welcomed by an industry desperate increased traffic without erecting expensive new lines next came the electric pen the first product at us in offered to the general public electric pen sounds like something we'd see a hundred years later drawn electric tablet or computer screen but you could call it the great great grandparent of that edison's work on the automated to legacy a system that translated morse code into actual letters on strips of tape inspired the idea with pen in hand the user wrote outwards and sentences a needle inside rapidly poke through the pen tip leaving lines of tiny perforations that would create a stencil after a master document was completed a second device pressed inc through the stencil holes and made copies of the original wallah the world's first copy machine the pen was a sense ation with the business community when salesman i hit the streets with demonstration models but the enthusiasm didn't last even though it was a genius solution that could save secretaries from endlessly hand copying business documents the pen was heavy and difficult to handle and its batteries ran down to easily many were returned it was back to the drawing board again after several attempts edison had to shelve the product but there was a second act for this pen that was a head of its time in eighteen ninety one new york tattoo artist samuel f o'reilly developed an electric tattoo needle that was directly inspired by the electric pen it sped up the process and made the line work more precise thomas edison the father of the modern tattoo who have thought flush with cash from the success of the stock ticker and the quadriplegics circuit edison was ready to make a change city life in the eighteen.
"thomas edison" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Corey and his printing press off the train at the very next stop by sixteen he was working for the railroad again enduring that time another innovation caught his attention the telegraph to legacy was the newest and sexiest technology of the time it used electrical and magnetic devices to sending coded messages along telegraph wires and across vast distances the public flocked to it edison just knew that he had to be a part of that but how was he going to get someone to teach him to operate the systems he was learning morse code on his own the system of dots and dashes that are substitutes for letters of the alphabet but getting instruction on how to work the machines was another matter fate stepped in when edison was doing odd jobs at a railway station he happened to notice a toddler who had wandered into the path of a runaway boxcar he saved the child in the nick of time the boy's father james mackenzie was the railway station agent and he gratefully offered to teach at us in the field of telegraphy as thanks for saving his son began his career as a telegragh i soon after while at the same time experimenting with the systems and thinking up improvements it was also about this time that edison had a very close call that might have ended his entire career and landed him in jail or worse edison was working the night shift for the grand trunk railway and on tario canada he was eager to show off a new invention telegraphic device that sent all clear or stop signals to passing trains because edison was working all day on experiments and all night for the railroad he fell asleep and failed to activate the device a train soon roared through the station without being warned of an oncoming locomotive when edison awoke and realized his awful mistake he ran after the train on foot but fell into a ditch and was knocked out luckily the engineer.
"thomas edison" Discussed on WCHS
"Biography of thomas edison those were two books that a huge influence on me as a as a kid because after the drama teacher at you know read to was in class every day i could not wait for the end of class to hear you know where that book was a what were you know where it was going and uh then as soon as you know the maybe even before i i can't remember but very soon uh i got the book and read the book myself and it's it's a children's book but adult themes big time and so i talked about you know i told you are the i am actually go see a movie this week a you know in a wrinkle in time i think it opened opens today i think i believe and uh madeleine langa lls uh 1962 a book uh sciencefiction book but it's more than just signs sciencefiction i it's a you know it's bought isolation uh it's about and and this is one of the things that just got to me i probably read 10 reviews yesterday from different publications every one extremely negative on everything from the p c of it to the fact that it really doesn't emphasize you know many of the themes at that she wished to emphasize and i don't want to give the movie away because there's so many great things in it and if you went saw the move you i'm gonna i'm going to guess you would like it but what they're saying is a lot is is missing and i started thinking that a book from that time from the cold war you read it in you read it in nineteen 65 1966 nineteen sixty seven you get a ho it's it's a whole different thing than reading it today where we've had so many different sifi movies and were not involved in a cold war and when you know the the the whole thing of of good and and.
"thomas edison" Discussed on Pulse of AI
"Because this is technology that will infuse an argument every aspect to their business meet what do you think about that you know i think it's so uh funny you should say that on as we speak i'm sitting in my office are in my home which happens to be in northwest new jersey and uh since august by the way is a glass bossed off thomas edison and the reason i have it there is let's go south of the b one of my favorite places in the state of new jersey which i can assure you as a fairly short list hardtalk with ever i drive by edison's laboratory which i do pretty much every week uh i'm reminder that this was not just a great inventor but this year glued entrepreneur and a group disprupted right think about what it must of went through the surrounding enterprises when edison grew up electrified cash into his customers i mean either you've got with the program were well you could shudder you shop i'll i'll just more of a couple of articles on the link thin when that taught exactly it out this and anyone who wants to come follow me your join beyond late doing all we can you'll learn a lot more about my thinking on this anyway all but deployed i make it now is electrification uh changed the world of mattress to lecture the catchy think of transportation right witted floor do all by the automobile floor didn't just all create cheap cars secreted the suburbs he created entire new industries for whether it which for for opcat tires or service stations were all russia a wage you wouldn't believe in fact that i don't know if you know floored actually all one of those products was kingsford charcoal i turned out yet charcoal was a byproduct at the plant and and floor being floored watching to figure out a way to make a buck four and so not only duty tournament to charcoal supergun recruited the industry of picnicking.
"thomas edison" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Good evening everyone you're in the right place at the right time mrs coast to coast am blasting out of the mojave desert like a sure rocco blazing across the land slamming into your radio like a supercharged nanno particle of unobtainable readings to all of you from the volvo whose body is most outrageous city in the world the planetary capital of sun fun sin sex and secrets why not so humble hometown las vegas nevada my name is george nafter occasional host designated driver of the airwaves and moderator up the lights up coming cacophonous cavalcade of conversation happy to be back with you tonight on what is a gorgeous evening here in the desert tonight we have a pair of break engaging guests ambitious and jeddah subject wise you know bill burns from his work with you of o magazine and then on you up all hunters the tv series is written several best and compelling books on topics of special interest to our audience roswell phil corso jfk bill is always a consummate pro knows how to tell a good story in tonight he returns with a boozy the focus is two of the greatest minds in human history inventors visionaries thomas edison and nickel a tesla if you've read much about those two their chances are you know bitten like each other very much they were giants in their time but became bitter rivals and though the world is still living with the consequences of that rivalry go burns in his coat writer george martin to put together an intriguing and little known part of the edison tesla saga both of these geniuses were intrigued by the possibility of committee getting with the dead edison historians will probably dispute this view in fact i know they have they already have many times and and the idea that edison was working on a machine that might contact people who moved on to the next plane of existence would likely drive some of them up the wall we're okay with that so is bill burns he will join me in a few minutes to make the case was thomas edison trying to build a socalled spirit phone and was tesla on the same trail perhaps in competition with his archrival we'll hear the evidence the book is called edison versus tesla the battle over there last invention and i think you'll be intrigue as in trade this with this as i was up then in.
"thomas edison" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Occasional host designated driver of the airwaves and moderator up the nights of coming cacophonous cavalcade of conversation happy to be back with you tonight on what is a gorgeous evening here in the desert tonight we have a pair of break engaging guests ambitious and jeddah subject wise you know bill burns from his work with you of omega zine and then on you up all hunters the tv series is written several bestselling and compelling books on topics of special interest to our audience roswell phil corso jfk bill is always a consummate pro knows how to tell a good story in tonight he returns with a boozy the focus is two of the greatest minds in human history inventors visionaries thomas edison and nikola tesla if you've read much about those two than chances are you know bitten like each other they're very much they were giants in their time but became bitter rivals and bow the world is still living with the consequences of that rivalry go burns and his codriver joe martin to put together an intriguing and little known part of the edison tesla saga both of these geniuses were intrigued by the possibility of committee getting with the dead edison historians will probably dispute this view would back a know they have they already have many times and and the idea that edison was working on a machine that might contact people who moved on to the next plane of existence would likely drive some of them up the wall were okay with that so as bill burns he will join me in a few minutes to make the case was thomas edison trying to build the socalled spirit phone and was tesla on the same trail perhaps in competition with his archrival will hear the evidence the book is called edison versus tesla the battle over there last invention and i think you'll be intrigue as an trade does with this as i was up then in the second half tonight what's with all armies everywhere we look the rotting corpses or lurking ready to eat our brains tv shows and movies and comic books and video games a commercials even slot machines at casinos here what does it say about us too be so interested in in telling and.
"thomas edison" Discussed on KELO
"Host designated driver of the airwaves and moderator up the nights upcoming cacophonous cavalcade of conversation happy to be back with you tonight on what is a gorgeous evening here in the desert tonight we have a pair of break engaging guests ambitious and jeddah subject wise you know bill burns from his work with you of o magazine and then on you up all hunters the tv series is written several best and compelling books on topics of special interest to our audience roswell phil corso jfk bill is always a consummate pro who knows how to tell a good story and tonight he returns with a doocy the focus is two of the greatest minds in human history inventors visionaries thomas edison and nikola tesla if you've read much about those two than chances are you know bitten like each other very much they were giants in their time but became bitter rivals and bow the world is still living with the consequences of that at rivalry bill burns and his codriver joe martin to put together an intriguing and little known part of the edison tesla saga both of these geniuses were intrigued by the possibility of communicating with the dead edison historians will probably dispute this view in fact i know they have the already have many times and and the idea that edison was working on a machine that might contact people who moved go onto the next plane of existence would likely drive some of them up the wall we're okay with that so is bill burns he will join me in a few minutes to make the case was thomas edison trying to build a socalled spirit phone and was tesla on the same trail perhaps in competition with his archrival will hear the evidence the book is called edison versus tesla the battle over there last invention and i think you'll be intrigue as in trade this with this as i was up then in the second half tonight what with all the zambia's everywhere we look the rotting corpses are looking really the ease our brains tv shows and movies and comic books and video games a commercials even slot machines at casinos here what does it say about us to be so interested in in telling and.
"thomas edison" Discussed on KTRH
"Driver of the airwaves and moderator of the nights upcoming cacophonous cavalcade of conversation happy to be back with you tonight on what is a gorgeous evening here in the desert tonight we have a pair of break engaging guests and bishops and jeddah subject wise you know bill burns from his work with you of a magazine and then on you up all hunters the tv series is written several best selling and compelling books on topics of special interest to our audience roswell phil corso jfk bill is always a consummate pro knows how to tell a good story and tonight he returns with a doocy the focus is two of the greatest minds in human history inventors visionaries thomas edison and nikola tesla if you've read much about those two than chances are you know they didn't like each other very much they were giants in their time but became bitter rivals and though the world is still living with the consequences of that rivalry bill burns and his codriver joel martin to put together an intriguing and little known part of the edison tesla saga both of these geniuses were intrigued by the possibility of communicating with the dead edison historians will probably dispute this view in fact i know they have they already have many times and and the idea that edison was working on a machine that might contact people who moved on to the next plane of existence would likely drive some of them up the wall we're okay with that so as bill burns he will join me in a few minutes to make the case was thomas edison trying to build a socalled spirit phone and was tesla on the same trail perhaps in competition with his archrival will hear the evidence the book is called edison versus tesla the battle over there last invention and i think you'll be intrigue as intrigued as with this as i was up then in the second half tonight what with all the zombies everywhere are we look the rotting corpses or working ready to eat our brains at tv shows and movies and comic books and video games it commercials even slot machines had casinos here what does it say about us to be so interested in in telling and.
"thomas edison" Discussed on Knowledge@Wharton
"Thomas edison was out to show that he was a scientists not just an inventor james craig watson from the university of michigan was out to find a planet called volkan and mariah mitchell from vasser who was uh a rare female scientists in fact by far the most famous one of the united states was out to show the american public that women could be scientists well with edison uh this solar eclipse was in advance of him discovering the light bulb in a i guess twodegree this kind of helped him down that path yet was so it's a fascinating fascinating time in the life of thomas edison he went west in eighteen seventy eight for this total solar eclipse right after he had become a global celebrity because of his invention of the phonograph me up and the very day after he returned from wyoming he started work on the light bulb and there are some subtle ways in which his eclipse expedition help him with the light bulb frankly most importantly because of his what he learned about public relations which was key to his ability to raise money and keep the press on his side while he worked and worked and worked to perfect the light bulb so i i guess twodegree he had kind of developed some of that pr knowledge when he went through the development of the sodigraf but you know this this this understanding was a little bit heightened beyond that correct exactly well so yeah he i mean edison was just a natural with pr uh but he in the summer of 18 78 he just had the the newspapers wrapped around his finger as he headed west for the eclipse.
"thomas edison" Discussed on What's the Point
"And she you know she fought against it and had some success but it's this it's the exact same issues today as one hundred thirty nine years ago i like to think and i think it's pretty obvious that we have come a long way but the issues are the same issue yeah now i i don't think anyone would argue that that a lot has not yet a lot has clearly changed since then and yet the core issues sort of still remain let's talk about thomas edison here i think that probably most of our listeners have heard of thomas edison but maybe not in this context right and maybe people haven't heard about his tests similar is that how you say it yes the tis him had her right so ciller yes let's talk about that a similar thomas edison so so getting back to the question us some time ago how did i decide which characters to focus on and have this all come about i have to say it all started with thomas edison so when i when i learned about the eighteen 78 eclipsed the crossed the wild west in it's important to the united states and then i learned that thomas edison was in wyoming for that just that is clinched at former that will there's gotta be a book in this and the more i looked into it i just each such a fascinating time in the life of one of the most fascinating people in in us history that's so interesting that's an interesting so let's talk about the eclipse itself and here i'm talking about the the one an eighteen 78 yeah your your book the story lines kind of all come together into this you know great climax ready eclipse happens after three people do you think that they all had successful eclipses unsuccessful how how would you sort of rate their experiences.
"thomas edison" Discussed on WCHS
"Vengeance are used every time you plug something into the wall socket a c alternating current is an invention of nickel a tesla and fak this is called the battle of the currence see tesla was originally elapses into to thomas edison but the had some kind of disagreement so tesla struck on his own and created another company with our westinghouse well thomas edison was wiring up the first city in the world to have electrcity pearl street in lower manhattan but he wind up with d c direct current so current only flows in one direction what tesla realize that that's very inefficient that if you transport electricity over a distance the energy loss is much less with a c and much greater with dc said other words you can save money we can save a lot of muddy send ding current ac rather than dc joined the steelers science fantastic as my wife favored cars nineteen '09 baker electric fully electric why fully electric engine goes one hundred ten mild on a charge the electric car early a change the whole lot rain here's an original thomas edison battery thomas edison invented these batteries these alkaline batteries through this car this is going to revolutionise the electric car and you washer mountain from an outline you can use them over and over again fact these are still good i still run running original set a thomas edison so they work okay we got to see this car it's dreams speed it literally can go from zero to sixty in less than four seconds as faster than your neighborhood force that's faster than most anything else that's out on the street these days it's that tesla and by the way take a look at this there's no internal combustion engine it runs on batteries and goes bore than two hundred miles on one charge this is science fantastic.