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Interview with Nikola Tesla from 1899
Very interesting interview Nikola Tesla and John Smith in which he said: Everything is the Light. In one of its rays is the fate of nations, each nation has its own ray in that great light source, which we see as the Sun. And remember: no one man that existed did not die. JOURNALIST: Mr. Tesla, you have gained the glory of the man who got involved in the cosmic processes. Who are you, Mr. Tesla?TESLA: It is a right question, Mr. Smith, and I will try to give you the right answer to it.JOURNALIST: Some say you’re from the country of Croatia, from the area called Lika, where together with the people are growing trees, rocks and starry sky. They say that your home village is named after the mountain flowers, and that the house, where you were born, is next to the forest and the church.TESLA: Really, all it true. I’m proud of my Serbian origin and my Croatian homeland.JOURNALIST: Futurists say that the Twenty-and Twenty First Century was born in head of Nikola Tesla. They celebrate conversely magnetic field and sing hymns to Inductions engine. Their creator was called the hunter who caught the light in his net from the depths of the earth, and the warrior who captured fire from heaven. Father of alternating current will make the Physics and Chemistry dominate half the world. Industry will proclaim him as their supreme saint, a banker for the largest benefactors. In the laboratory of Nikola Tesla for the first time is broken atom. There is created a weapon that causes the earthquake vibrations. There are discovered black cosmic rays. Five races will pray to him in the Temple of the future, because they had taught a great secret that Empedocles elements can be watered with the life forces from the ethers.TESLA: Yes, these are some of my most important discoveries. I’m a defeated man. I have not accomplished the greatest thing I could. JOURNALIST: What is it, Mr. Tesla?TESLA: I wanted to illuminate the whole earth. There is enough electricity to become a second sun. Light would appear around the equator, as a ring around Saturn.Mankind is not ready for the great and good. In Colorado Springs I soaked the earth by electricity. Also we can water the other energies, such as positive mental energy. They are in the music of Bach or Mozart, or in the verses of great poets. In the Earth’s interior, there are energy of Joy, Peace and Love. Their expressions are a flower that grows from the Earth, the food we get out of her and everything that makes man’s homeland. I’ve spent years looking for the way that this energy could influence people. The beauty and the scent of roses can be used as a medicine and the sun rays as a food. Life has an infinite number of forms, and the duty of scientists is to find them in every form of matter. Three things are essential in this. All that I do is a search for them. I know I will not find them, but I will not give up on them. JOURNALIST: What are these things?TESLA: One issue is food. What a stellar or terrestrial energy to feed the hungry on Earth? With what wine watered all thirsty, so that they can cheer in their heart and understand that they are Gods?Another thing is to destroy the power of evil and suffering in which man’s life passes! They sometimes occur as an epidemic in the depths of space. In this century, the disease had spread from Earth in the Universe.The third thing is: Is there an excess Light in the Universe? I discovered a star that by all the astronomical and mathematical laws could disappear, and that nothing seems to be modified. This star is in this galaxy. Its light can occur in such density that fits into a sphere smaller than an apple, a heavier than our Solar System. Religions and philosophies teach that man can become the Christ, Buddha and Zoroaster. What I’m trying to prove is wilder, and almost unattainable. This is what to do in the Universe so every being is born as Christ, Buddha or Zoroaster.I know that gravity is prone to everything you need to fly and my intention is not to make flying devices (aircraft or missiles), but teach individual to regain consciousness on his own wings … Further; I am trying to awake the energy contained in the air. There are the main sources of energy. What is considered as empty space is just a manifestation of matter that is not awakened. No empty space on this planet, nor in the Universe.. In black holes, what astronomers talk about, are the most powerful sources of energy and life.JOURNALIST: On the window of your room in hotel “Valdorf-Astoria”, on the thirty-third floor, every morning, the birds arrive.TESLA: A man must be sentimental towards the birds. This is because of their wings. Human had them once, the real and visible!JOURNALIST: You have not stopped flying since those distant days in Smiljan!TESLA: I wanted to fly from the roof and I fell: Children’s calculations could be wrong. Remember, the youth wings have everything in life!JOURNALIST: Have you ever married? It is not known that you have affection for love or for a woman. Photos from the youth show you were handsome man.TESLA: Yes. I did not. There are two views: a lot affection or not at all. The center serves to rejuvenate human race. Women for certain people nurtures and strengthen its vitality and spirit. Being single does the same to other people. I chose that second path.JOURNALIST: Your admirers are complaining that you attacking relativity. The strange is your assertion that the matter has no energy. Everything is imbued with energy, where it is?TESLA: First was energy, then matter.JOURNALIST: Mr. Tesla, it’s like when you said that you were born by your father, and not on you.TESLA: Exactly! What about the birth of the Universe? Matter is created from the original and eternal energy that we know as Light .It shone, and there have been appear star, the planets, man, and everything on the Earth and in the Universe. Matter is an expression of infinite forms of Light, because energy is older than it. There are four laws of Creation. The first is that the source of all the baffling, dark plot that the mind cannot conceive, or mathematics measure. In that plot fit the whole Universe. The second law is spreading a darkness, which is the true nature of Light, from the inexplicable and  it’s transformed into the Light. The third law is the necessity of the Light to become a matter of Light. The fourth law is: no beginning and no end; three previous laws always take place and the Creation is eternal.JOURNALIST: In the hostility to the theory of relativity you go so far, that you hold lectures against its Creator at your birthday parties..TESLA: Remember, it is not curved space, but the human mind which cannot comprehend infinity and eternity! If relativity has been clearly understood by its Creator, he would gain immortality, even yet physically, if he is pleased.I am part of a light, and it is the music. The Light fills my six senses: I see it, hear, feel, smell, touch and think. Thinking of it means my sixth sense. Particles of Light are written note. O bolt of lightning can be an entire sonata. A thousand balls of lightening is a concert.. For this concert I have created a Ball Lightning, which can be heard on the icy peaks of the Himalayas.About Pythagoras and mathematics a scientist may not and must not infringe of these two. Numbers and equations are signs that mark the music of the spheres. If Einstein had heard these sounds, he would not create theories of relativity. These sounds are the messages to the mind that life has meaning, that the Universe exists in perfect harmony, and its beauty is the cause and effect of Creation. This music is the eternal cycle of stellar heavens. The smallest star has completed composition and also, part of the celestial symphony. The man’s heartbeats are part of the symphony on the Earth. Newton learned that the secret is in geometric arrangement and motion of celestial bodies. He recognized that the supreme law of harmony exists in the Universe. The curved space is chaos, chaos is not music. Einstein is the messenger of the time of sound and fury.JOURNALIST: Mr. Tesla, do you hear that music?TESLA: I hear it all the time. My spiritual ear is as big as the sky we see above us. My natural ear I increased by the radar. According to the Theory of Relativity, two parallel lines will meet in infinity. By that Einstein’s curved will straighten. Once created, the sound lasts forever. For a man it can vanish, but continues to exist in the silence that is man’s greatest power. No, I have nothing against Mr. Einstein. He is a kind person and has done many good things, some of which will become part of the music. I will write to him and try to explain that the ether exists, and that its particles are what keep the Universe in harmony, and the life in eternity.JOURNALIST: Tell me, please, under what conditions Angel adopt on the Earth?TESLA: I have ten of them. Keep good records vigilant.JOURNALIST: I will document all your words, Dear Mr. Tesla.TESLA: The first requirement is a high awareness of its mission and work to be done. It must, if only dimly, exist in the early days. Let us not be falsely modest; Oak knows that it is oak tree, a bush beside him being a bush. When I was twelve, I have been sure I will get to Niagara Falls. For most of my discoveries I knew in my childhood that I will achieve them, although not entirely apparent … The second condition to adapt is determination. All that I might, I finished.JOURNALIST: What is the third condition of adjustment, Mr. Tesla?TESLA: Guidance for all the vital and spiritual energies in labor. Therefore purification of the many effects and needs that man has. I therefore have not lost anything, but just gained.So I enjoyed every day and night. Write down: Nikola Tesla was a happy man…The fourth requirement is to adjust the physical assembly with a work.JOURNALIST: What do you mean, Mr. Tesla?TESLA: First, the maintenance of the assembly. Man’s body is a perfect machine. I know my circuit and what’s good for him. Food what nearly all people eat, to me it is harmful and dangerous. Sometimes I visualize that chefs in the world are all in conspiracy against me … Touch my hand.JOURNALIST: It was cold.TESLA: Yes. Bloodstream can be controlled, and many processes in and around us. Why are you frightened young man?JOURNALIST: It’s a story that Mark Twain wrote a mysterious stranger, that wonderful book of Satan, inspired by you.TESLA: The word “Lucifer” is more charming. Mr. Twain likes to joke. As a child I was healed once by reading his books. When we met here and told him about, he was so touched that he cried. We became friends and he often came to my lab. Once he requested to show him a machine that by vibration provokes a feeling of bliss. It was one of those inventions for entertainment, what I sometimes like to do. I warned Mr. Twain as not to remain under these vibrations. He did not listen and stayed longer. It ended by being, like a rocket, holding pants, darted into a certain room. It was a diabolically funny, but I kept the seriousness.But, to adjust the physical circuit, in addition to food, dream is very important . From a long and exhausting work, which required superhuman effort, after one hour of sleep I’d be fully recovered. I gained the ability to manage sleep, to fell asleep and wake up in the time which I have designated. If I do something what I do not understand, I force myself to think about it in my dream, and thus find a solution.TESLA: The fifth condition of adjustment is memory. Perhaps in the most people, the brain is keeper of knowledge about the world and the knowledge gained through the life. My brain is engaged in more important things than remembering, it is picking what is required at a given moment. This is all around us. It should only be consumed. Everything that we once saw, hear, read and learn, accompanies us in the form of light particles. To me, these particles are obedient and faithful. Goethe’s Faust, my favorite book, I learned by heart in German as a student, and now it can all recite. I held my inventions for years  'in my head “, and only then I realized them.JOURNALIST: You often mentioned the power of visualization.TESLA: I might have to thank to visualization for all that I invented. The events of my life and my inventions are real in front of my eyes, visible as each occurrence or the item. In my youth I was frightened of not knowing what it is, but later, I learned to use this power as an exceptional talent and gift. I nurtured it, and jealously guarded. I also made corrections by visualization on most of my inventions, and finish them that way, by visualization I mentally solve complex mathematical equations. For that gift I have, I will receive rank High Lama in Tibet.My eyesight and hearing are perfect and, dare to say, stronger than other people. I hear the thunder of a hundred fifty miles away, and I see colors in the sky that others cannot see. This enlargement of vision and hearing, I had as a child. Later I consciously developed.JOURNALIST: In youth you have several times been seriously ill. Is it a disease and a requirement to adapt?TESLA: Yes. It is often the result of a lack of exhaustion or vital force, but often the purification of mind and body from the toxins that have accumulated. It is necessary that a man suffers from time to time. The source of most disease is in the spirit. Therefore the spirit and can cure most diseases. As a student I got sick of cholera which raged in the region of Lika. I was cured because my father finally allowed me to study technology, which was my life. Illusion for me was not a disease, but the mind’s ability to penetrate beyond the three dimensions of the earth. I had them all my life, and I have received them as all other phenomena around us. Once, in childhood, I was walking along the river with Uncle and said: "From the water will appear the trout, I’ll throw a stone and it is cut.” That’s what happened. Frightened and amazed, his uncle cried: “Bade retro Satan’s!” He was an educated and he spoke in Latin … I was in Paris when I saw my mother’s death. In the sky, full of light and music floated are wonderful creatures. One of them had a mother’s character, who was looking at me with infinite love. As the vision disappeared, I knew that my mother died.JOURNALIST: What is the seventh adjustment, Mr. Tesla?TESLA: The knowledge of how the mental and vital energy transform into what we want, and achieve control over all feelings. Hindus call it Kundalini Yoga. This knowledge can be learned, for what they need many years or is acquired by birth. The most of them I acquired by birth. They are in the closest connection with a sexual energy that is after the most widespread in the Universe. The woman is the biggest thief of that energy, and thus the spiritual power. I’ve always knew that and was alerted. Of myself I created what I wanted: a thoughtful and spiritual machine.JOURNALIST: A ninth adjustment, Mr. Tesla?TESLA: Do everything that any day, any moment, if possible, not to forget who we are and why we are on Earth. Extraordinary people who are struggling with illness, privation, or the society which hurts them with its stupidity, misunderstanding, persecution and other problems which the country is full of a swamps with insects, leaves behind unclaimed until the end of the work. There are many fallen angels on Earth.JOURNALIST: What is the tenth adaptation?TESLA: It is most important. Write that Mr. Tesla played. He played the whole of his life and enjoyed it.JOURNALIST: Mr. Tesla! Whether it relates to your findings and your work? Is this a game?TESLA: Yes, dear boy. I have so loved to play with electricity! I always cringe when I hear about the one also the Greek who stole fire. A terrible story about studding, and eagles peck at his liver. Did Zeus did not have enough lightning and thunder, and was damaged for one fervor? There is some misunderstanding … Lightning are the most beautiful toys that can be found. Do not forget that in your text stand out: Nikola Tesla was the first man who discovered lightning.JOURNALIST: Mr. Tesla, you’re just talking about angels and their adaptation to the Earth.TESLA: Am I? This is the same. You could write this: he dared to take upon himself the prerogatives of Indri, Zeus and Peron. Imagine one of these gods in a black evening suit, with the bowler hat and wearing white cotton gloves prepares lightning, fires and earthquakes to the New York City elite!JOURNALIST: Readers love the humor of our paper. But you confuse me stating that your findings, which have immense benefits for the people, representing the game. Many will frown on it.TESLA: Dear Mr. Smith, the trouble is that people are too serious. If they were not, they would be happier and much longer would have lived. Chinese proverb says that the seriousness reduces life. Visiting the inn Tai Pe guessed that he visits the Imperial Palace. But that the newspaper readers would not have frowned, let’s get back to things which they consider important.JOURNALIST: They would love to hear what your philosophy is.TESLA: Life is a rhythm that must be comprehended. I feel the rhythm and direct on it and pamper in it. It was very grateful and gave me the knowledge I have. Everything that lives is related to a deep and wonderful relationship: man and the stars, amoebas’ and the sun, the heart and the circulation of an infinite number of worlds. These ties are unbreakable, but they can be tame and to propitiate and begin to create new and different relationships in the world, and that does not violate the old. Knowledge comes from space; our vision is its most perfect set. We have two eyes: the earthly and spiritual. It is recommended that it become one eye. Universe is alive in all its manifestations, like a thinking animal. Stone is a thinking and sentient being, such as plant, beast and a man. A star that shines asked to look at, and if we are not a sizeable self-absorbed we would understand its language and message. His breathing, his eyes and ears of the man must comply with breathing, eyes and ears of the Universe.JOURNALIST: As you say this, it seems to me like I hear Buddhist texts, words or Taoist Parazulzusa.TESLA: That’s right! This means that there is general knowledge and truth that man has always possessed. In my feeling and experience, the Universe has only one substance and one supreme energy with an infinite number of manifestations of life. The best thing is that the discovery of a secret nature, reveals the other. One cannot hide, there are around us, but we are blind and deaf to them. If we emotionally tie ourselves to them, they come to us themselves. There are a lot of apples, but one Newton. He asked for just one apple that fell in front of him.JOURNALIST: A question that might be set at the beginning of this conversation. What was Electricity for you, Dear Mr. Tesla?TESLA: Everything is Electricity. First was the light, endless source from which points out material and distribute it in all forms that represent the Universe and the Earth with all its aspects of life. Black is the true face of Light, only we do not see this. It is remarkable grace to man and other creatures. One of its particles possesses light, thermal, nuclear, radiation, chemical, mechanical and an unidentified energy. It has the power to run the Earth with its orbit. It is true Archimedean lever.JOURNALIST: Mr. Tesla, you’re too biased towards electricity.TESLA: Electricity I am. Or, if you wish, I am the electricity in the human form. You are Electricity; too Mr. Smith, but you do not realize it.JOURNALIST: Is it thus your ability to allow fails of electricity of one million volts trough your body?TESLA: Imagine a gardener who is attacked by herbs. This would indeed be crazy. Man’s body and brain are made from a large amount energy; in me there is the majority of electricity. The energy that is different in everyone is what makes the human “I” or “soul”. For other creatures to their essence, “soul” of the plant is the “soul” of minerals and animals. Brain function and death is manifested in light. My eyes in youth were black, now blue, and as time goes on and strain the brain gets stronger, they are closer to white. White is the color of heaven. Through my window one morning, landed a white dove, which I fed. She wanted to bring me a word that she was dying. From her eyes the light jets were coming out. Never in the eyes of any creature had I not seen so much light, as in that pigeon.JOURNALIST: Personnel in your lab speak about flashes of light, flames and lightning that occur if you are angry or into kind of risk.TESLA: It is the psychic discharge or a warning to be alert. The light was always on my side. Do you know how I discovered the rotating magnetic field and induction motor, which made me became famous when I was twenty-six? One summer evening in Budapest, I watched with my friend Sigetijem sunset. Thousands of fire was turning around in thousands of flaming colors. I remembered Faust and recited his verses and then, as in a fog, I saw spinning magnetic field, and induction motor. I saw them in the sun!JOURNALIST: Hotel service telling that at the time of lightning you isolate into the room and talk to yourselves.TESLA: I talk with lightning and thunder.JOURNALIST: With them? What language, Mr.Tesla?TESLA: Mostly my native language. It has the words and sounds, especially in poetry, what is suitable for it.JOURNALIST: Readers of our magazine would be very grateful if you would interpret that.TESLA: The sound does not exist only in the thunder and lightning, but, in transformation into the brightness and color. A color can be heard. Language is of the words, which means that it is from the sounds and colors. Every thunder and lightning are different and have their names. I call some of them by the names of those who were close in my life, or by those whom I admire. In the sky brightness and thunder live my mother, sister, brother Daniel, a poet Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj and other persons of Serbian history. Names such AsIsaiah, Ezekiel, Leonardo, Beethoven, Goya, Faraday, Pushkin and all burning fires mark shoals and tangles of lightning and thunder, which does not stop all night bringing to the Earth precious rain and burning trees or villages. There is lightning and thunder, and they are the brightest and most powerful, that will not vanish. They are coming back and I recognize them among the thousands.JOURNALIST: For you, science or poetry is the same?TESLA: These are the two eyes of one person. William Blake was taught that the Universe was born from the imagination, that it maintains and it will exist as long as there is a last man on the Earth. With it was a wheel to which astronomers can collect the stars of all galaxies. It is the creative energy identical to the light energy.JOURNALIST: Imagination is more real to you than life itself?TESLA: It gives birth to the life. I have fed by my taught; I’ve learned to control emotions, dreams and visions. I have always cherished, as I nurtured my enthusiasm. All my long life I spent in ecstasy. That was the source of my happiness. It helped me during all these years to bear with work, which was enough for the five lives. The best is to work at night, because the stellar light, and close bond.JOURNALIST: You said that I am, like every being, the Light. This flatter me, but I confess, I do not quite understand.TESLA: Why would you need to understand, Mr. Smith? Suffice it to believe it. Everything is light. In one its ray is the fate of nations, each nation has its own ray in what great light source we see as the sun. And remember: no one who was there did not die. They transformed into the light, and as such exist still. The secret lies in the fact that the light particles restore their original state.JOURNALIST: This is the resurrection!TESLA: I prefer to call it: return to a previous energy. Christ and several others knew the secret. I am searching how to preserve human energy. It is forms of Light, sometimes straight like heavenly light. I have not looked for it for my own sake, but for the good of all. I believe that my discoveries make people’s lives easier and more bearable, and channel them to spirituality and morality.JOURNALIST: Do you think that time can be abolished?TESLA: Not quite, because the first feature of the energy is that it transforms. It is in perpetual transformation, as clouds of Taoists. But it is possible to leverage the fact that a man preserves consciousness after the earthly life. In every corner of the universe exist energy of life; one of them is immortality, whose origin is outside of man, waiting for him. The universe is spiritual; we are only half that way. The Universe is more moral than us, because we do not know his nature and how to harmonize our lives with it. I am not scientist, science is perhaps the most convenient way to find the answer to the question that always haunt me, and which my days and nights turned into fire.JOURNALIST: What’s the matter?TESLA: How are your eyes brightened! … What I wanted to know is: what happens to a falling star as the sun goes out? Stars fall like dust or seed in this or in other worlds, and the sun be scattered in our minds, in the lives of many  beings,  what will be reborn as a new light, or cosmic wind scattered in infinity. I understand that this is necessary included in the structure of the Universe. The thing is, though, is that one of these stars and one of these suns, even the smallest, preserves.JOURNALIST: But, Mr. Tesla, you realize that this is necessary and is included in the constitution of the world!TESLA: When a man becomes concuss; that his highest goal must be to run for a shooting star, and tries to capture it; shall understand that his life was given to him because of this and will be saved. Stars will eventually be capable to catch!JOURNALIST: And what will happen then?TESLA: The creator will laugh and say: ”It fall only that you chase her and grab her.“JOURNALIST: Isn’t all of this contrary to the cosmic pain, which so often you mention in your writings? And what is it cosmic pain?TESLA: No, because we are on Earth … It is an illness whose existence the vast majority of people are not aware of. Hence, many other illnesses, suffering, evil, misery, wars and everything else what makes human life an absurd and horrible condition. This disease cannot be completely cured, but awareness shall make it less complicated and hazardous. Whenever one of my close and dear people were hurt, I felt physical pain. This is because our bodies are made as of similar material, and our soul related with unbreakable strands. Incomprehensible sadness that overwhelmed us at times means that somewhere, on the other side on this planet, a child or generous man died. The entire Universe is in certain periods sick of itself, and of us. Disappearance of a star and the appearance of comets affect us more than we can imagine. Relationships among the creatures on the Earth are even stronger, because of our feelings and thoughts the flower will scent even more beautiful or will fall in silence. These truths we must learn in order to be healed. Remedy is in our hearts and evenly, in the heart of the animals that we call the Universe. Reference:interview that scientist Nikola Tesla gave for magazine "Immortality” in his laboratory in Colorado Springs. 

anonymous asked:

howdy-do, tesla! where'd you get that pretty bandana? -askhoopaandfriends

A big ol’ Howdy to you too, my lil’ genie friend!  Thank ya kindly for complimentin’ my bandana!  This lil’ ol’ thing is quite special to me!

See, the bandana was one of the first ‘human treasures’ I found as a lil’ sandshrew in the desert. The darn thing blew right into me in the middle of a sandstorm!  Probably slipped right off a trainer on account of all the wind, which meant that the honorable thing would’ve been to seek out the owner to return it…but…I just couldn’t give it up.  It was green, I was green…I was spellbound!

Oooh, it’s hard to put the emotions into words, but I s’pose you could say that this lil’ rag gave me a spark o’ confidence…permission to be proud of my appearance instead of feelin’ embarrassed all the time. Sure my odd coloring made me stand out worse than a magikarp on a cloud…but that was a difference that I was allowed to embrace with claws wide-open!  

Now I’m an honest mon, but even if the owner had come around, odds are I wouldn’t have given it up.  The second that ol’ bandana flew into my paws, I grabbed it tight, clutched it close…

…and I haven’t parted with it since.


Megamind: Roxanne Ritchi [INTP]

UNOFFICIAL TYPING by mysterylover123

Introverted Thinking (Ti): Roxie is a very logical individual, highly independent and innately practical, always trying to figure out and find explanations for her environment. She writes her own journalism articles, she searches through books for practical solutions to Megamind taking over the city, she organizes her thoughts by hanging photographs and notes from her ceiling. She’s rather insensitive to people’s feelings sometimes, and her logical analysis of situations sometimes results in a lack of tact - she calls Metro Man’s singing “horrible” when it would be better to lie, she bluntly tells Megamind off for taking on Bernard’s guise, and her practical need to find an explanation for Hal’s new superpowers hurts his feelings.

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Roxie is extremely inquisitive and gets bored with any kind of status quo. She tells Megamind off for having predictable traps, inquires about where he gets his “tesla coils and blink dials”, asks him what he plans to do with the city, and searches for ways to rebel against him. She doesn’t give up easily and is always making suggestions - “I say we go back to the lair, get some guns and go all gangster on him!” She’s open minded to possibilities - for example, after she verbally rejects the idea of Megamind’s romantic interest in her, she pauses and looks back while walking away, as if considering the idea. She deduces based on intuition the best plan to de-power Hal and gives Megamind the idea to find the invisible car.

Introverted Sensing (Si): Roxie has a great memory for past events and experiences, and her childhood affected her strongly. She admits that no one sat next to her in school, and recalls her youthful days in Metrocity, mourning how messed up the place has become. She misses the old times when Metro-Man was saving the day and comes to his statue to mourn his passing. She remembers that Megamind built his lair with a fake observatory on top. However, her Ne dominates her Si; she may regret the past, but she’s always more focused on the future and the possibility of change - she’s willing to look past Megamind’s past as a super villain because she sees him decide to change for the better.

Extroverted Feeling (Fe): Roxie has the most trouble with noticing other people’s emotions and comes across as insensitive as a result. She completely misses Hal’s crush on her, she doesn’t recognize that Bernard’s complete personality change when impersonated by Megamind could mean he’s a different person, and is rarely seen with large crowds of people or socializing much at all. However, even though her Fe is inferior, she is very quick to express her feelings, and cares a lot about keeping the people of Metro City safe.

Note: Tina Fey is an INTP, and a lot of that comes through in her portrayal of Roxanne.



Elon Musk is now living entirely in the future

(Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a SpaceX capsule.Steve Jurvetson on Flickr)
• A huge gap has opened between where Tesla is and where it wants to go.

• CEO Elon Musk wants to reinvent the auto-manufacturing process to speed up production.

• Tesla can probably get away with this for a while, as long as the stock price is elevated.

It’s possible that Tesla’s struggles to manufacture the early versions of the Model X SUV traumatized CEO Elon Musk.

Launched in 2015, three years overdue, the Model X was fraught with problems and put Tesla in what Musk described as “production hell” for the first half of 2016.

It got so bad that Musk reportedly pitched a sleeping bag on the factory floor to attend to the myriad Model X glitches.

He has since repeatedly blamed himself for reaching too far to make the Model X something special when all Tesla needed was an SUV to sell alongside the Model S sedan.

That experience changed him. He now talks up the soon-to-launch Model 3 mass-market vehicle as a much simpler machine.

That’s pragmatic, but it’s about the only practical language you hear coming out of Tesla these days. A market cap topping those of Ford and General Motors hasn’t helped. There’s no fundamental analysis that gets you to a $300-plus share price for Tesla — the surging value, up over 50% in six months, is all about a huge bet on the future.

If that future arrives, it will be stunning. And so, like a golden oasis in a parched desert, it has drawn Musk toward its pleasures.

Tesla’s reality is thorny. What we have is a niche automaker that sells high-end luxury cars to a well-heeled elite. And it doesn’t sell that many cars. Last year, it missed its deliveries guidance, moving under 80,000 vehicles. In 2018, it’s aiming to sell 500,000. That A-to-B is astonishingly daunting.

Tesla’s Autopilot-equipped cars can drive themselves for limited periods under specific circumstances, and Tesla provides frequent software updates over the air. But when you get right down to it the vehicles aren’t earth-shattering. They have wheels and motors and windows. They look and drive like most other cars, except for the advanced trim levels, which have supercar-level acceleration. In many respects, that’s their genius — they don’t resemble glorified golf carts and never have.

The more cars Tesla builds, the more mundane its reality appears, and the more like every other car company Tesla becomes. Musk doesn’t want to deal with this, so for a year now, he has been shifting his leadership in the direction of a gigantically visionary future for the company.

A big future


The enactment of his “Master Plan, Part Deux,” outlined last year, was on display at Tesla’s annual shareholders meeting on Tuesday. The company is sallying forth with its semitruck plan. The unrevealed Model Y compact SUV will be built at a different factory than that of the Models S, X, and 3. And it expects there to be a dozen Gigafactories, churning out a bazillion lithium-ion battery cells.

And that’s just the car stuff. There’s also Tesla Energy and Tesla’s new solar business to consider.

A snap analysis of Tesla’s balance sheet — cash-stretched because of the Model 3 launch and debt-laden after the 2015 SolarCity acquisition — shows no roadmap to any of this. The company expects to spend almost all its available cash in 2017. But with the stock surge, additional capital raises aren’t just tempting; they’re inevitable.

Tesla has the Model 3’s 400,000 advance orders in its back pocket. If most of them are fulfilled, money will roll in. The challenge, of course, is building 400,000 cars with Tesla’s existing manufacturing capacity. That’s the most immediate hurdle for the company.

Musk knows it, and that’s why he sounds as if he’s sort of over Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California. Fremont was once known as New United Motor Manufacturing Inc., a joint venture of Toyota and GM. Tesla bought it for a song: $42 million. Fremont operates like a 20th-century plant, a frustration for Musk, who wants to radically speed up manufacturing using automation.

Retrofitting or revamping Fremont won’t cut it, so for the Model Y, Musk is going to build a whole new factory. He’s also going to build the Model Y on a different platform (the basic architecture of a car), meaning Tesla will have three platforms — S and X; 3; and Y — going at the same time. This is an expensive way to become a mass-market carmaker, and it will most likely undercut Tesla’s ability to price the Models 3 and Y with any flexibility.

(Andy Kiersz/Business Insider)

This will be tough to manage, but it could turn out to be a good thing. The sooner the company moves away from a plan for a fairly cheap mass-market electric vehicle to one that looks more like entry-level luxury, the better for the revenue side.

You can see the pattern here. The scale of Tesla’s speculative future is much, much grander than its mundane present. Just on the stock, Tesla is being priced like a company that builds millions of vehicles a year, while in reality it’s building fewer than 100,000. Its theoretical profit margins — say, 20% — more closely resemble a luxury brand than a mass-market one. Musk knows it will difficult to hold that margin with vehicles that sell for less than $40,000, so he needs to devise an escape from the basic facts of how cars are now constructed.

No point in holding back now

None of this should be construed as a diss. There’s no point in Musk trying to think within the framework of the traditional auto industry. He has seen how that goes, and it doesn’t work for him. Tesla’s disproportionately huge market cap has given him fundraising power, and he intends to use it. The power relies on swinging for the fences. Tesla is precariously close to trying to reinvent the wheel, but it has no choice.

Ultra-bears can conclude from the state of affairs that there’s almost no way to get Tesla to a market cap of more than $50 billion, in terms of a fair valuation. The stock price is meant to represent a claim on future profits. But if Tesla follows Musk’s plan without substantial innovation, those profits could continually be zero.

This doesn’t mean Tesla can get away with poor execution. And for the moment, with the auto market buoyant and the economy strong, the pressure is off. Musk can dream, and Tesla has a buffer. But these golden conditions can’t last forever.

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Megamind Starters
  • Here's my day so far: went to jail, lost the girl of my dreams and got my butt kicked pretty good. Still, things could be a lot worse
  • I had a fairly standard childhood. I came from, what you might call, a broken home.
  • I set out to find my destiny.
  • That was the day I met Mr. Goody-Two-Shoes, and our glorious rivalry was born!
  • Could this be what I was destined for? A dream life filled with luxury?
  • Somedays, it felt like it was just me and ___ against the world
  • No matter how hard I tried, I was always the odd man out, the last one picked, the screw-up, the black sheep, the bad boy.
  • Being bad is one thing I'm good at.
  • Oh, you've gotta be KIDDING me!
  • Imagine the most horrible, terrifying, evil thing you can possibly think of... and multiply it... BY SIX!!!
  • I'm a villain without a hero. A yin with no yang! A bullfighter with no bull to fight! In other words, I have no purpose!
  • I've made a horrible mistake.
  • I didn't mean to destroy you.
  • What's the point of being bad when there's no good to try and stop you?
  • You know, I never had the chance to say goodbye
  • Old habits die hard.
  • Funny, I guess destiny is not the path given to us, but the path we choose for ourselves
  • I have to admit, being good has its perks
  • That's when I got the brilliant idea... to fake my death.
  • If there's bad, good will rise up against it.
  • It's taken me a long time to find my calling
  • Is there some kind of nerdy super-villain website where you get Tesla coils and blinky dials?
  • Is this a robbery? Because the lady across the hall has way better stuff than me!
  • You're so naive, ___.
  • You see the good in everyone, even when it's not there.
  • You're living a fantasy!
  • There is no Easter Bunny, there is no Tooth Fairy, and there is no Queen of England!
  • This is the real world, and you need to wake up!
  • Any chance you could give me the time?
  • Okay, that sounded a little weird.
  • What secrets? You're SOOO predictable!
  • Yeah, I'm not panicking.
  • Well, even the most heartfelt belief can be corroded over time!
  • Okay, now you tell me something. Something you've never told anyone.
  • Mmm, it's too bad that we didn't go to the same school.
  • It was the only name I could trademark.
  • Do you have someone special in your life?
  • Romance is very inspiring.
ow comic #8: old soldiers

spoilers ahead, read it first

  1. ana mentions sombra, whom she seems to be working with. i hope we meet her soon
  2. ana also mentions helix which means whatever the heck she’s doing relates to pharah’s job? (though iirc in pharah’s comic anubis had already gone rogue)
  3. reaper’s been looking for s76 which is unsurprising 
  4. reaper shoots him ONCE - not to kill - then starts rambling like the big fucking drama queen he is which is unsurprising
  5. ana’s repurposed biotic rifle is a lil different than playing it. she needs a clear shot and uses different lil tube rounds (yellow - probably the heals as all biotic tech is fuckin piss yellow, red, blue) that probably do different things. 
  6. we already knew this from the in game model but the rifle loads from the top slot thing instead of the underside as in the prototype
  7. ana tries sleep darting reaper. very bold
  8. s76, reaper, and ana are aware of each other being alive now if they were unsure before
  9. reaper’s bitterness(?) about ana always having taken jack’s side is interesting
  10. reaper’s mask comes off. the theory it was bolted to his head was very cool, but this makes it pretty clear you can literally just pull the thing off. kind of coincides with recall, where winston using his tesla cannon against reaper made all of him go up in smoke.
  11. reaper’s face is some kinda fucked up why can’t he just be happy
  12. soldier: 76′s mask comes off too. he’s got the bluest fucking eyes jesus fucking christ dude looks 10 years younger when you can see his eyes
  13. s76′s hair is so fluffy……………………….. i wanna pet it

Remember that weirdly overlooked part of The Prestige when Nikola Tesla (played by David Bowie) invents a freaking cloning machine and then sort of disappears because the movie needs to be wrapped up by the two-hour mark?

What happens to Tesla? Where’s the Tesla v. Edison sequel where Tesla is the most powerful man on Earth because he invents cloning in the late-1800s?

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Moonlight Bay - Part I

Fic written by: @jessicalangeslefttit

Author’s Note: I’ll level with you, dear reader. This was a dare to write a crack fic. I can’t write crack for shit. So, instead, I decided to spin off into a serious work. I hope you enjoy, I know I did, a lot more than I expected.



In northern Oregon, there rests a small bay that is flanked by rocky cliffs on either side, until, at the innermost part of the bay, these cliffs give to a small coastal plain that is cupped by mountains. The Nehalem River comes to its end in this bay, with two waterfalls. The first, at nearly three hundred feet high, is one of the tallest in the state, and marks the beginning of the tame section of river that runs through the town. The second, a mere forty feet, spills into the Pacific Ocean.

This bay was discovered by an expedition in the night hours of a full moon in 1817. The moonlight glittered off of the bay, and reflected on the cliffs as a dancing pattern similar to the lights of a pool on the walls. So, the expedition named the place Moonlight Bay. In 1832, the first settlers arrived, and named their new settlement Moonlight Falls.

It is this small Oregon town that Stiles Stilinski arrives to on a crisp March morning. His father, Sheriff John Stilinski of Tillamook County, picks him up from Portland International Airport with little fanfare, just a hug, and “You look good, kid.” and the promise of a surprise waiting at home. Stiles figures it’s something simple, a new paintjob in the bedroom he’d inhabited as a child during summers with his father, or something to the effect. He certainly doesn’t expect what awaits him. A pale blue Jeep, two doors, with an open top, and a tarp to cover it resting in the back.

“You’re kidding me, Dad!” Stiles is jubilant at the sight of the vehicle.

John shakes his head with a grin. “Nope, all yours. Got it dirt cheap off of Talia Hale. Now, there’s some issues her husband was talking about, something about the cam shaft or what, but she told me it’s pretty reliable. Should suit you fine for getting to and from school and going out with friends.”

Stiles snorts derisively. “Friends, yeah right.”

“Hey, have some hope. I’m sure you’ll have plenty of friends, maybe even a boyfriend or girlfriend.”

Without responding, Stiles goes up to the bedroom he’d spent summers in. It’s got a deep, royal blue paintjob, the same since he was an infant, when his mother and father had been together. Eventually, the young couple reached a mutual decision that marriage wasn’t the best for them. Claudia Stilinski had taken her young son down the coast to Beacon Hills, California, and raised him there until sixteen, when he finally decided to permit her the freedom she desired.

As much as she loved her son, Claudia was an artist, and she’d sacrificed her career to raise him alone, and Stiles decided that, when one of her pieces was picked up by a client in New York who wanted more of the same, it was time he lived with his father and permitted Claudia to go work on her career again. John had been more than amicable with the suggestion, having only seen his son for two weeks in the summer since the age of 4. It isn’t said, but, as much as he pretends to be fine, John can sometimes get lonely.

There’s a new desk and computer chair in the room, as well as a bookcase and a new bed, a double with a headboard that has storage cubbies. A flatscreen occupies one wall, and a cable box and Xbox. It’s a proper space for a teenage boy, and Stiles is impressed. He didn’t expect his dad was willing to go this far out of his way to make him comfortable.

“Well… I will leave you to it. Holler if you need anything, son.”

“Thanks, Dad.” Stiles replies.

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Tesla Was Truly A Genius that Physics Selectively Forgot. All Hail TESLA!

Originally posted by smithsonianlibraries

Nikola Tesla is the very epitome of “Human Endeavour in its purest form”. Caring about science and science alone and in the process making obstacles of poverty and society so small, they get dissolved in the passion for learning and inventing.

And this is the reason why Nikola Tesla is considered one of the greatest geniuses of the 20th century, by some (like me and a few others).

For clarity, we can divide his body of work and his life into some interesting components:

  • Mathematical genius: He was a natural at Math. His arithmetic was so strong, he’d arrive at answers without making any effort. While his peers would make great efforts to solve questions given by his teachers, as a kid, he’d simply blurt out the answer while the question was being dictated. Clearly precocious.
  • A prodigy, but hard working: Very often, we take genius for granted. But in the case of Tesla, his great inventions and innovations were a fruit of hard labour and his obsession for electrical engineering. And this labour involved, him attending all the classes and staying up till dawn and going back to classes to learn a little more, daily. He had a tough time controlling new thoughts and corollaries to what he studied.
  • Flashes of Genius: Unlike mere mortals (read Thomas Edison) who make trial after trial to get to the point where an invention is made, Tesla was someone who believed in clear thinking and visualisation of concepts. He would have these flashes of genius, where a new machine would take form in his head with such clarity that he knew the dimensions of the machine to the very inch. He never experimented unless he really felt the need to test his hypotheses (which would turn out to be right all the time). If Edison had a needle to find in a haystack, he would proceed at once with the diligence of the bee to examine straw after straw until he  found the object of his search. … I was a sorry witness of such  doings, knowing that a little theory and calculation would have saved  him ninety per cent of his labor.This was his view of Edison. I mean no disrespect to Edison, he was probably great in his own way (with all his money and his army of fellow scientists. Oops… sorry again).
  • Never cared about the money: We think the Capitalistic system has its own way of rewarding the merits of highly intelligent people who automate or make systems efficient. But in the case of Tesla, having made inventions that literally run our world, there was a clear case of negligence on the part of the same system. Though Tesla was nonchalant himself he knew the potential of his inventions and simply wanted all of humanity to enjoy the fruits of his work. He wanted to simplify life for the ordinary man and create a world with less conflict. He wanted to create free electricity for all of humanity, for heaven’s sake.
  • Fun: He had his ways of having fun. That would include creating earthquakes in the middle of the night in his New York lab. Charming his audiences with grand performances. Sometimes he would go to such extents, giving these keynotes (if i can say so) giving them a subtle tone of drama and excitement (as Steve Jobs often did). This was necessary for him. This was a way to interact with the world which he so very often, shunned. He loved poetry. In spite of his work, he’d take time out to explore the finer arts and he deemed it necessary for every human being to practice arts. He loved the company of Mark Twain. In fact, Tesla showed many of his inventions to Mark Twain with great pride,  prior to showing them in public.