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What In The World Happened Here?
#12225 03/31/11 03:45 PM
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What In The World Happened Here? I:

One participant was heard to say "Now we are all sonsabitches!"

It's perfectly OK to post cryptic answers.


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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
wagga #12226 03/31/11 03:56 PM
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Thorium.


Journey well...
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You missed by exactly 7.


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+ @ti2d #12228 03/31/11 04:09 PM
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The Gadget. Which was assembled by Rudolph Peierls. Who had this postdoc:

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AlanK #12229 03/31/11 04:20 PM
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So who didn't wear goggles?


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wagga #12231 03/31/11 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted By: wagga
So who didn't wear goggles?
One young theorist made the claim, but Richard Rhodes claims there were others.

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wagga #12241 03/31/11 06:22 PM
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God in Three Persons


Wherever you go, there you are.
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Originally Posted By: saltydog
God in Three Persons

With a Hindu twist: "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."

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AlanK #12271 04/01/11 01:05 PM
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You guys are too deep for me.

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Rod #12273 04/01/11 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted By: Rod
You guys are too deep for me.
Blame it on wagga. Or just nuke the entire thread.

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AlanK #12274 04/01/11 02:42 PM
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Good answers!. I expect AlanK got it first.

The place is Trinity Site, where the first nuclear weapon was fired. The photo shows Oppenheimer & Groves (two of the most important people in the country) wearing regular clothing at ground zero shortly after the war. On open-house days you can walk right in & stand in that very same place. An hour's exposure here is about equal to 10 hours of normal background exposure.

Obligatory wiki here.



I have another place in mind, but if anyone wants to post a puzzle - go ahead.


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wagga #12277 04/01/11 03:31 PM
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In the interest of full disclosure:

Klaus Fuchs (he had something to hide, but that is not the reason for the goggles)

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wagga #12279 04/01/11 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted By: wagga
I expect AlanK got it first.


Not so sure. Thorium (+@) is technically incorrect (it was plutonium) but shows understanding of the nature of the site.


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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
saltydog #12280 04/01/11 03:50 PM
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I had dinner with +@ the night before & we did discuss various nuclear decay chains. Actually it was a rather clever remark...

And 239-232=7.

I'm still astonished at his ability to demolish all-you-can-eat ribs.


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wagga #12288 04/01/11 05:30 PM
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AlanK: The Fuchs picture is obviously not 1940-era Kodachrome - where did you find it?


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wagga #12289 04/01/11 06:00 PM
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AlanK: The Fuchs picture is obviously not 1940-era Kodachrome - where did you find it?

National Geographic

I had a thought along the lines of yours -- it does not look like a 40's photo. I found it identified as a photo of Fuchs, but I won't be surprised if someone identifies it as a photo of an actor in a documentary. National Geographic should be provide photo credits that would make such details obvious. Nice picture, though -- it has the nerdy spy thing goin' on.

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My guess would be that the picture, and others at the link, are of re-enactment actors that National Geographic did for the show.

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Joel M. Baldwin #12295 04/01/11 07:26 PM
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wagga, where did you find that picture in your initial post?

+@ answered "Thorium" because it wasn't so much a discussion as a monologue by wagga. I believe the term "waggapedia" was expressed after wagga left. wink

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Steve C #12311 04/01/11 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted By: Steve C
wagga, where did you find that picture in your initial post?

Found it in the Waggapedia. Do you want the 1024-bit Triple-DES
encoded password?


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