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We Need A Nikola Tesla Museum!

I straight up copied the below from The Oatmeal. I think it is really important for this museum to be built, so I’m posting this here.

Help me raise money to buy back Nikola Tesla's old laboratory
Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived
Help me raise money to buy back Nikola Tesla's old laboratory
Help me raise money to buy back Nikola Tesla's old laboratory
Help me raise money to buy back Nikola Tesla's old laboratory
Donate to Operation Let's Build a Goddamn Tesla Museum
Help me raise money to buy back Nikola Tesla's old laboratory
Help me raise money to buy back Nikola Tesla's old laboratory

Contact the Wardenclyffe non-profit

All other media inquiries

Donate

 

FAQ

  • What happens if we don’t raise the entire $850,000?
    The Indiegogo campaign is set up as a flexible funding campaign, so no matter how much we raise it will still go to the non-profit and toward making an offer on the property. $1.6M is the asking price, but we’re hoping to buy it for less and then use the remainder of the money renovating the property.
  • What happens if we raise more than we need, or if you make a lower bid on the property and there’s money left over?
    Any money left over will be spent renovating the property and put toward turning it into a Tesla Museum.
  • If this is a success, can you build a museum right away? What happens next?
    The property the laboratory is on is a bit of mess. It needs to be cleaned up, restored, and there’s a ton of work to be done to actually turn this into something worthy of Tesla’s legacy. The money we’re raising is simply to secure the property so no one can ever mess with it and guarantee that it’s a historic site. It opens up years and years of time to figure out how to build a proper Nikola Tesla museum.
    However, I would love to have some kind of Nikola Tesla festival on the property on July 10th of 2013 (Nikola Tesla Day), and have some kind of zany Tesla-coil-BBQ-cookout.
  • Who is handling the money?
    The Indiegogo campaign is linked directly to the bank account of Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe, formerly known as Friends of Science East, Inc. It is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization registered with the State of New York. You can read more about them and their board of directors here: Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe.
  • I want to make a donation!
    You can donate on this Indiegogo page.
  • I want to become a corporate sponsor of this project!
    Contact the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe
  • I want to do an interview or I have a media inquiry about this campaign
    Contact us

 

Mirrored from Randy's Home On The Interwebs.

Hardware

Pentium 3, 1Ghz Laptop, 256mg Ram, 30 gig HDD, dual boot windows xp home, and Redhat Linux 7.2, used mainly for my own personal uses

Pentium 2, 400Mhz Desktop, 192mg Ram, 20 & 40 gig HDD, windows 2000 pro, The following are served off of here: This website, an mp3 ftp site, my broadcasts for ragradio, and an irc server

Pentium celeron, 533Mhz Desktop, 192mg Ram, 10 gig HDD, Redhat linux 7.2, This was my first linux box, i will always have fond memories of it. it currently is pretty much a bot (for irc) server and a telnet server, so i can chat when im away from home.

 

Pentium 3, 1.2Ghz Desktop, 128mg Ram, 80 gig HDD, Windows ME, This is my wifes computer, she mostly uses it for playing diablo, and watching movies, it has a sony 19″ moniter with it, which we picked up the whole package for a great price.

Linksys 4 port router with built in switch, which connects all my LAN together.

Though it is a bit hard to see (its in the middle) this is an RCA digital broadband cable modem, which is what connects all this hardware to the internet.

 

 

 

Below this line is another post on my website I came across that shows me I was using Bit Torrent as of 2003.

Im not dead :D

Broadband has returned, ftp is up.
If You think you need a login to my ftp that is back up and running, email me, [redacted] i will get back to you, also please include your preffered login name and password
here is a list of files on the ftp (updated 10-25-03)
here is a list of files that have been burned and can be put on the ftp if requested (updated 10-25-03)
WARNING if you download from the ftp between the hours of 11pm and 8 am you are probably fighting with bit torrent for bandwidth, dont complain when it goes slow.

Mirrored from Randy's Home On The Interwebs.

FASTER!

I absolutely LOVE this poster. Thanks chadgiles. Awesome quote from my personal hero Hunter S Thompson.

 

Mirrored from Randy's Home On The Interwebs.

My First Earthquake

I’ve lived in Reno for about 2.5 years now, and complained because we have earthquakes all the time and I’ve never felt one. Today I felt one for the first time. It just happened. I was sitting here on my couch watching facebook on the TV. I felt rumbling beneath the couch, that’s exactly what it was, a rumble. I’m on a first floor apartment. Anyway it lasted for about 2 seconds, long enough for me to go “what was that?” to Ashley.

Then the dog came running into the house barking. I said “I think that was an earthquake”. Ashley and I went outside to see if anything had happened (fence falling, neighbor blowing something up, etc.) and everything was peaceful.

I found this website that tells about the quake. It was a magnitude 4.2, and it shows the location relative to Reno. I’m so excited about my first earthquake! Twitter and facebook people in this area both confirm they all felt it too.

 

An article about it:

Earthquake: 4.2 quake strikes near Incline Village-Crystal Bay, Nev.

June 22, 2012 |  9:00 pm
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A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported Friday evening six miles from Incline Village-Crystal Bay, Nev., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:51 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 6.8 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was six miles from Tahoe Vista, six miles from Kings Beach, 16 miles from Reno and 96 miles from Sacramento.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

Mirrored from Randy's Home On The Interwebs.

Reno Runamuck Race 2012

So this guy from church, Hunter for those that know him, sends me a text about a week ago saying “Man, you have got to come do this race with us!” I was like “race? have you seen what kind of shape I am in? There’s no way I could even finish a race man.” Anyway, after going back and forth with him about it I finally agreed to do it. Then he told me the entry fee was $30. Great, I’m going to pay $30 to be in this race that I probably won’t even finish. Then I find out shortly after that not only is this a race, but there is obstacles.

So come the day of the race the “Real Men Of Geenus” (sic) are lined up at the starting line. There were staggered starts because of how many people were in the race. So we start off cheering, I’m jogging along, then about 2 blocks later I’m done jogging and I start walking. We end up at the back of the pack (expected with me being as slow as I am.) I mean I’m used to running on a gym treadmill. This outside stuff is HARD!

So we get to the first obstacle. It’s tires that you have to run through. There are about 100 of them, I mean this was a LONG set of tires. I make it through that. Then there was some 2×4′s that were in a weaving pattern that you had to get across. The next obstacle is hay bales stacked 3 high that you have to jump up and over. There were 3 or 4 of these hurdles. Oh and in between these obstacles there was a lot of running (walking) in between them. They were not close together at all.

So the next obstacle was a tube that you have to crawl through. It’s a black tube so its all dark and scary inside. I actually started to freak out a little bit towards the last 1/4 of it because of how tight it was in that tube. At that point though I figured I’m already almost done, there’s the light at the end of the tunnel, just make it there and I’m good. Then I got to the end and had to stand up. *sigh

After that was a sack race kind of thing. You had to get into garbage bags and hop a long way. I got about 1/4 of the way through that and just said I can’t hop anymore and handed over my bag. After that was the mud pit. I think I read somewhere that the mud pit was 70 feet long. You had to get down on your hands and knees and crawl through it. If you’ve ever been swimming in a lake, it was kinda like that, but a LOT more dirt. I banged up my knees pretty good during that. Once we got out of that the Reno fire department was nice enough to hose us off with the fire hoses.

Once that was done then it was back the way we came. We had to climb over the hay again. on the way back. We had to do the tire thing again. Then we got hosed off 1 more time before they made us climb this giant set of steps to an inflatable water slide. Once I somehow managed to get to the top I slid the whole rest of the way down on my belly. I bounced a few times on it on the way down and that was slightly painful. There was another guy on our team named Josh. I almost took him out when I got to the bottom. Josh is skinny as a bean pole, so he didn’t slide as far as I did, and had stood up much sooner than I was able to. I managed to slide on my side right past him without taking him out.

Once we got off the inflatable slide it was just a short jog to the finish line where we picked up our Runamuck shirts and head bands for completing the race. We also got our picture taken in front of a Subaru car that was there. When that was over with the other guys took off and I went and sat in the river for a bit to help get some of the mud off of me.

I would like to give a huge thank you to Hunter, Josh, and Doug, my team mates who despite the fact that I slowed them down tremendously (all of them are in much better shape than I) they stayed with me the whole time. We managed to complete the race together. Also I don’t think we were the last team from our starting group to cross the line. However there were a couple teams from the starting group that started after us that did cross before we did. Anyway, thanks guys, you are the best. :-)

Mirrored from Randy's Home On The Interwebs.