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Subject: Re: Manhattan Project for Electrical Storage Date: 12/3/2012 1:08 AM
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Well, you are wrong once again.
"Dr. Hans von Ohain and Sir Frank Whittle are both recognized as being the co-inventors of the jet engine. Each worked separately and knew nothing of the other's work. Hans von Ohain is considered the designer of the first operational turbojet engine. Frank Whittle was the first to register a patent for the turbojet engine in 1930. Hans von Ohain was granted a patent for his turbojet engine in 1936. However, Hans von Ohain's jet was the first to fly in 1939. Frank Whittle's jet first flew in in 1941."
Both were by private parties and patented.


Uh, dude? SIR Frank Whittle was British. He developed the prototype for the jet engine, but it was non-functional for actual use, and was brought into production with only funding from the British government. (And was transferred to the US for further development during World War II, under the auspices of the War Department.)

It goes without saying that aircraft and engine design and production in Germany in the late 1930's and early 1940's was done under the auspices of, and with the approval of the German government. There was no "private industry" airline or airframe industry at the time, and while private companies shepherded the projects, it was all done at the behest of the Nazi government. You knew that, right?

Actually, the internet was developed by university and private industry gurus.

Actually, it wasn't. While the first linking of computers was accomplished by university researchers, that research was funded by government. The internet was transitioned from those rudimentary beginnings to industry by ... government. (You've heard of Al Gore, right?)

STRIKE 2

If lies were strikes, you'd be 0-for 10,000, and wouldn't make it to a Little League team.

Wireless? Heck it was Marconi and his

Heck it was Marconi what? Marconi got his funding from the British Post Office, not from private industry. Samuel Morse got a grant from the US Congress to demonstrate the telegraph, it didn't come from private industry. I would think you would know at least that, given the fact that you have appropriated that word as your nom-du-nothing here. But then I expect you would have read something here or there, and you constantly amaze me that you have not.
 
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