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#13295 - 04/26/11 09:06 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
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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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#13296 - 04/26/11 10:13 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
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Wagga gets it, too.
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#13300 - 04/26/11 02:07 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: saltydog]
Harvey Lankford Offline


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Loc: Richmond, Virginia
Stanford Hanford - Cockney rhyming slang is next?

LIGO in Washington State.

whew!

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


Edited by Harvey Lankford (04/26/11 02:10 PM)

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#13301 - 04/26/11 02:17 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: Harvey Lankford]
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Loc: Glendale, CA
25th anniversary this year


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#13302 - 04/26/11 02:25 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: AlanK]
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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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#13303 - 04/26/11 02:35 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
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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.


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

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#13305 - 04/26/11 03:05 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: Harvey Lankford]
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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.

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#13306 - 04/26/11 03:05 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: AlanK]
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Suppose they threw a war and nobody came?
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#13307 - 04/26/11 03:21 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
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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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#13309 - 04/26/11 03:43 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
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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.

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#13311 - 04/26/11 04:05 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
AlanK Offline


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Originally Posted By: wagga
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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#13321 - 04/26/11 09:03 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: AlanK]
Rod Offline


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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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#13322 - 04/27/11 02:26 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: AlanK]
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Originally Posted By: AlanK

For the other thing, one needed rare earths.


neutron capture?

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#13324 - 04/27/11 06:02 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: AlanK]
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Originally Posted By: AlanK
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.

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#13326 - 04/27/11 06:39 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: AlanK]
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#13340 - 04/27/11 06:16 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
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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?

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#13350 - 04/28/11 12:16 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: AlanK]
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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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#13352 - 04/28/11 01:47 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: Mike Condron]
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It was an Echo-locator.
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#13356 - 04/28/11 05:48 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
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looks like a Samuel Langley vintage contraption

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