Cory Doctorow at 11:38 pm Fri, Jul 31, 2009
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Creepy High Voltage Installations
(Image: Master Z Great)
That’s Ted Stevens’ internet!
(I like epic-size artwork. If it’s functional, so much the better.)
And a hydroelectric dam to power it…
“You fools! Those are Tesla coils!”
Wrong!!! Those are not Tesla Coils but Transformer Units high above ground to power a Marx Generator.
The Marx Generator is not in this picture but inside a big tower. Also on site there is a Cockcroftâ€“Walton generator with it’s own Transformer Units.
#18 I must be a Slavic Russian at heart because I completely relate your sentiment. Maybe I’m just a malcontent,
Looks like a Marx generator.
There are a few similar structures used for particle physics experiments in the US — 36 Marx generators power Sandia’s Z Machine, while a pair of similar-looking Cockcroft-Walton generators serve as one of Fermilab’s particle sources.
Every time it rained they probably had to wait a week for the thing to dry out before using it.
You beat me to it. It was exactly what I thought, damn!
its like a giant waterslide, only with electricity! fun times!
They’re also quite effective against armor but are entirely susceptable to air strikes.
Damn. At first glance that looked like a really great tube water slide.
Sure that’s not just my old “pipes” screensaver?
As a Slavic Russian let me chime in: Russian cultural products seem creepy to North Americans and Europeans because Russians openly and persistently ruminate on our mortality, which comes across in our literature, art, playground equipment, and the like.
The weirdness is reciprocal, however: How in the hell can you be so enamored by Obama, who is a fragile mortal leading a short, brutish life? … Dick Cheney, now, that is a soul to relate to…
Creepy? What are these located in Russia’s Uncanny Valley?
You fools! Those are Tesla coils!
Looks like a MegaMan level.
Why is this considered creepy?
Where are the wires?
The vertical parts remind me of tarantula legs.
More trippy Russian design aesthetic. (Is that a series of tubes?)
Unless the one in Baghdad is online, nobody can control the weather.
It’s a futuristic jail. The inmates are in the black pods.
You see ‘creepy high-voltage tower’.
I see ‘awesome sci-fi movie set’!
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