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The problem of increasing human energy (1900) [pdf] (aetherwizard.com)
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FTA, Tesla making the case for a vegetarian diet:

"[V]egetarianism is a commendable departure from the established barbarous habit. That we can subsist on plant food and perform our work even to advantage is not a theory, but a well-demonstrated fact. Many races living almost exclusively on vegetables are of superior physique and strength. There is no doubt that some plant food, such as oatmeal, is more economical than meat, and superior to it in regard to both mechanical and mental performance. Such food, moreover, taxes our digestive organs decidedly less, and, in making us more contented and sociable, produces an amount of good difficult to estimate. In view of these facts every effort should be made to stop the wanton and cruel slaughter of animals, which must be destructive to our morals. To free ourselves from animal instincts and appetites, which keep us down, we should begin at the very root from which we spring: we should effect a radical reform in the character of the food."


I support the vegetarian movement from the perspective of cruelty, sustainability, and eco-friendliness. My understanding is that Telsa's belief that a veggie diet is superior (regarding mechanical and mental performance) has been disproven. Anecdotally, of the people around me, I've seen no correlation in the top athletic/career achievers to any kind of diet. Rather, balanced and disciplined eating seems to correlate.

Are there any good sources for a particular diet/restriction that correlates with mechanical or mental performance? Anecdotally the top performers I know generally balance meat/fruit/vegetables, eliminate sugar, and follow other common nutrition knowledge without committing to any particular diets or restrictions.


> Anecdotally the top performers I know generally balance meat/fruit/vegetables, eliminate sugar, and follow other common nutrition knowledge without committing to any particular diets or restrictions.

What you describe here is also set of particular diets that include many restrictions. The only difference is these restrictions are not considered extremely incompatible with the common diet.


> My understanding is that Telsa's belief that a veggie diet is superior (regarding mechanical and mental performance) has been disproven

See James Cameron's "The Game Changers":

https://gamechangersmovie.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSpglxHTJVM

https://www.netflix.com/title/81157840



As you shared Rogan's episode 1389 "debunking" The Game Changers, it seems only fair to include the followup episode 1393, which addresses the claims in 1389: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0zgNY_kqlI


Beyond question or debunking: the world-class athletes featured in the film have achieved their successes while on pure plant-based diets.


Possible for some vs optimal for most are two different things. There’s also a lot of confounding variables, not to mention PEDs at the top level of most (highly compensated) sports.

I wish a plant-only diet was optimal across the board but so far I haven’t found the right one that is the case for me personally.


Honestly do we need full veganism to make a dent in both Eco-friendliness and personal health ? a bit of meat would be alright and most of the negative of worldwide mass production


That is false. Some of the athletes featured in the movie did consume animal products such as eggs. It's a propaganda piece, not to be taken seriously.


> Some of the athletes featured in the movie did consume animal products such as eggs.

Can you please share who that was? And corroborating links?


Nate Diaz is one:

""Speaking about his plant-based diet, the athlete said: "I'm going on and off.

"I was a complete vegan for eight years, but I would dabble into some seafood every now and then.

"Now, I dig fish.""

https://www.plantbasednews.org/culture/athlete-on-off-vegan-...


"Thus the discovery of these new properties of the atmosphere not only opened up the possibility of transmitting, without wires, energy in large amounts, but, what was still more significant, it afforded the certitude that energy could be transmitted in this manner economically. In this new system it matters little--in fact, almost nothing – whether the transmission is effected at a distance of a few miles or of a few thousand miles."

Tesla was truly a wizard!


I wonder what the side-effects would be of setting up a standing wave between Earth and the ionosphere that was so strong it could power toasters and hair dryers. In that alternate reality, there would not be very many metal-frame buildings...


There's a difference between being a dreamer and a wizard. Tesla never succeeded in demonstrating efficient long-distance wireless power transmission, and apparently didn't understand the physics which prevent it.


> Teleautomation [controlled by] Hertz'ian radiations [0]

Unusual language describing how we actually do remote control today. With a picture of an example boat no less!

[0] Hertz'ian radiations undoubtedly refers to EM


> Hertz'ian radiations undoubtedly refers to EM

Specifically, EM with both longitudinal and transverse components which Tesla learned about at the 1889 Exposition Universelle (where the Eiffel tower was "unveiled") and against which he postulated EM waves with no transverse component (sometimes called Tesla waves, which is not to imply they really exist in nature.)

Edit: random downvote w/o a reply, classy!


As an amateur radio operator, I find the historical Radio Regulations from the International Telecommunication Union are a fascinating read. The use of radio has been administered internationally for more than 100 years by the ITU, written in a document known as the Radio Regulations (ITU RR) today.

A full archive of all Radio Regulations from 1906 to 2016 are all available at ITU's official website [0]. Remember, those regulations were parts of the international laws at that time, and reflected the most authoritative information on radio. But if you read through an old Radio Regulation, you can see a lot of unusual languages.

* "Hertz" was not a unit of measurement before the mid-20th century. All frequencies are measured in cycles per second, 1 MHz is 1 Mc/s.

* The definition of radio waves.

> Radio Waves (or Hertzian Waves): Electromagnetic waves of frequencies lower than 3000 Gc/s, propagated in space without artificial guide.

This definition, including the mention of "Hertzian Waves", are still preserved in today's RR.

* Things that make use of radio are described as "radioelectric". A station that transmits radio was known as a "radioelectric sending station". An amateur radio operator is "a duly authorised person interested in radioelectric practice".

* The medium of radio communication was not described as a "radio frequency", but as a "radio wave". The transmit/receive frequencies are called the "calling and listening waves",

e.g. "all stations which are within the zone of the distress communications but which do not take part in them must refrain from using the “distress wave” until the distress working has ceased".

e.g. "if the direction-finding stations do not keep watch on the same wave, whether it be the wave on which bearings are taken or another wave, a separate request for the bearings must be made to each station or group of stations using a given wave".

---

It really shows how far we’ve come on the long way.

[0] https://www.itu.int/en/history/Pages/RegulationsCollection.a...


This line of his haunts me:

"I wish much to tell you on this occasion - I may say I actually burn for desire of telling you - what electricity really is, but I have very strong reasons, which my coworkers will best appreciate, to follow a precedent established by a great and venerable philosopher, and I shall not dwell on this purely scientific aspect of electricity."

What is electricity?

https://www.pbs.org/tesla/res/res_art04.html


I just read his speech that he gave in Buffalo in 1897 on Thursday 1/30/2020. And I was enamored with everything else he said--was remarking that he is my new 'spirit animal' to a friend:) But when I read what he said "I actually burn for desire of telling you" I said the same thing!!! When I wrote about it I used the same word as you--haunts. The reason my research brought me there made the sentence even more intriguing...




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