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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
wagga #13295 04/26/11 09:06 AM
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What In The World Happened Here? XVI:

For Whitney Fan. I've checked off this 100 Peaks Section mountain top.


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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
wagga #13296 04/26/11 10:13 AM
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Wagga gets it, too.


Wherever you go, there you are.
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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
saltydog #13300 04/26/11 02:07 PM
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Stanford Hanford - Cockney rhyming slang is next?

LIGO in Washington State.

whew!

PS I got it without using the area code in your face.

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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
Harvey Lankford #13301 04/26/11 02:17 PM
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25th anniversary this year


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AlanK #13302 04/26/11 02:25 PM
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The Big C. not that Big C, the other big C. Not that there isn't a connection. And the anniversary is today.


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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
wagga #13303 04/26/11 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted By: wagga
The Big C. not that Big C, the other big C. Not that there isn't a connection. And the anniversary is today.

There was a big C event on April 26, 1986. It was a frickin' disaster. Here is a photo (and, yes, I left the link un-edited smile ). However, my previous picture was of somewhere else. (I temporarily forgot about the Big C disaster on April 26, 1986). I guess the best date to associate with my picture is April 17, 1986.


Re: What In The World Happened Here?
AlanK #13304 04/26/11 02:52 PM
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definitely needed some KI, or a lot of distance

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Harvey Lankford #13305 04/26/11 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
definitely needed some KI, or a lot of distance

For the other thing, one needed rare earths.

Re: What In The World Happened Here?
AlanK #13306 04/26/11 03:05 PM
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Suppose they threw a war and nobody came?


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wagga #13307 04/26/11 03:21 PM
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I suppose if you need to have a war, running it for Three Hundred and Thirty Five Years without firing a shot is the way to go.

With the new synchronous clue, it's all about electrons running around the playground without their down jackets.


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wagga #13309 04/26/11 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted By: wagga
With the new synchronous clue, it's all about electrons running around the playground without their down jackets.

And they give Nobel Prizes for that. Go figure.

Re: What In The World Happened Here?
wagga #13311 04/26/11 04:05 PM
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I suppose if you need to have a war, running it for Three Hundred and Thirty Five Years without firing a shot is the way to go.

Does this imply that I somehow have to give the Dutch credit on this one? I was admittedly thinking about a non-warlike place.

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AlanK #13321 04/26/11 09:03 PM
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I am always 2-3 puzzles behind trying to understand the answers and not sure when an answer has actually been slipped in.You guys are forcing me to put back on my thinking cap which has been off in physics for 40 years.I quess I am put in my place being a lowly chemistry major grad 35 years ago.Got any anatomical, neuro-musculo-skeletal quizes?I am out of my league here but am enjoying the thread immensely although I have a lot of "Duh" moments.Fun to be an observor even though I wish I could play with the big boys.

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AlanK #13322 04/27/11 02:26 AM
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Originally Posted By: AlanK

For the other thing, one needed rare earths.


neutron capture?

Re: What In The World Happened Here?
AlanK #13324 04/27/11 06:02 AM
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25th anniversary this year


This building produced four Nobel laureates in 2 years. Of course this gives it away, but it is otherwise a relatively obscure building.

Re: What In The World Happened Here?
AlanK #13326 04/27/11 06:39 AM
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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
wagga #13340 04/27/11 06:16 PM
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That last place was the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory. It produced the scanning tunneling microscope and high temperature superconductivity, among many other things.

It did not produce this:

What is it and why is it a big deal?

Re: What In The World Happened Here?
AlanK #13350 04/28/11 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted By: AlanK
That last place was the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory. It produced the scanning tunneling microscope and high temperature superconductivity, among many other things.

It did not produce this:

What is it and why is it a big deal?


That's a "Big Bang Residual Background Radiation Detector". Available from Heathkit for $49.99.


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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
Mike Condron #13352 04/28/11 01:47 AM
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It was an Echo-locator.


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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
wagga #13356 04/28/11 05:48 AM
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looks like a Samuel Langley vintage contraption

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