Re: Best Home Security System Ever

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That reminded me of this article:

Colossal bolts of electricity arced hundreds of feet from the tower's top to lick the landscape. A curious blue corona soon enveloped the crackling equipment. Millions of volts charged the atmosphere for several moments, but the awesome display ended abruptly when the power suddenly failed. All of the windows throughout Colorado Springs went dark as the local power station's industrial-sized generator collapsed under the strain. But amidst such dramatic discharges, Tesla confirmed that the Earth itself could be used as an electrical conductor, and verified some of his suspicions regarding the conductivity of the ionosphere. In later tests, he recorded success in an attempt to illuminate light bulbs from afar, though the exact conditions of these experiments have been lost to obscurity. In any case, Tesla became convinced that his dream of world-wide wireless electricity was feasible.
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Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09- 9-07 3:23 PM
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Explained here (lectures 5 & 6).


Posted by: Charlie | Link to this comment | 09- 9-07 3:50 PM
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Jeez, Colorado Springs is weird.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09- 9-07 4:11 PM
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Well that got boring fast.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 09- 9-07 4:21 PM
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then you can start the land assault

The lack of any good reason to invade Oklahoma is probably a good security system in itself.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09- 9-07 4:24 PM
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Does this have something to do with Megan wiring an outlet?


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 09- 9-07 4:25 PM
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A guy used to bring a coil about that size to burning man; one time I saw him plant a circle of 4' flourescent tubes in the ground around it, and as the coil arced to each one, they would light up, and then explode. Way neat.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 9-07 4:28 PM
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But after we blow up the coil, I want to take their construction yard, so I can build one of those for our side.


Posted by: Neil the Ethical Werewolf | Link to this comment | 09- 9-07 7:55 PM
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Dear God this thread makes me want to play Red Alert.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 09-10-07 4:43 AM
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i can haz prism tanks?


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 09-10-07 7:22 AM
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So, what is that thing?


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 09-10-07 7:39 AM
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Actually... hmmm. There's probably too many power generators by air, so send in a spy, kill the power for a minute, then take out the towers in that minute before they come back online. Then eat the conyard. No need for Tanyas.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 09-10-07 9:38 AM
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Spies are useless!


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-10-07 9:40 AM
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Not as useless as trying to use a Tanya on a tesla coil. If the person's staggered them properly, she'll be fried before she can C-4 them.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 09-10-07 9:42 AM
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I already took out the power by air!


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-10-07 9:48 AM
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They have lots of little power plants that are cheap to remake.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 09-10-07 9:51 AM
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I just started the ground assault!


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-10-07 9:52 AM
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You did not take out five power plants in one aerial assault. So fssthp fzzthp dead Tanya.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 09-10-07 9:53 AM
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Power plants are flimsy!


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-10-07 9:54 AM
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But so are your planes. Flak cannon. Poopfpoopfpoopf. 'there's too much flak!'


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 09-10-07 9:56 AM
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What are you people talking about?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-10-07 9:57 AM
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There's only one way to settle this, Cala.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-10-07 10:01 AM
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21: Ben, they're talking about computer games of the sort played by nerds who read superhero picture books and wet the bed until the age of twelve.


Posted by: Hamilton-Lovecraft | Link to this comment | 09-10-07 11:45 AM
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And you totally didn't buy five extra power plants.


Posted by: Hamilton-Lovecraft | Link to this comment | 09-10-07 11:47 AM
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Don't need it to be extra, just not all clustered. Russian energy is cheap.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 09-10-07 11:48 AM
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