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(Kansas.com)   City council to get tough on heavy water users. We're looking at YOU, Robert Oppenheimer   (kansas.com) divider line 13
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2013-02-28 03:52:58 AM  
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OscarTamerz: Missed it by that much submittard.  Edward Teller built the H-bomb which used hydrogen isotope compounds for fusion after Oppenheimer got the boot for being a commie rat bastard.



Oppenheimer was a proponent of fusion boosted fission designs, which certainly uses hydrogen to increase the efficiency of the fission process. Furthermore, while heavy water is not used in actual weapons, it is has been used in the enrichment process of plutonium--something Oppenheimer would have been greatly interested in. Given this I applaud subby's headline and waive my index finger at you in a stern disapproving manner (regardless of whether or not Oppenheimer was a "commie rat bastard").
2013-02-27 11:41:22 PM  
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iheartscotch: Ok, my first green. I submit random stuff from time to time. Usually with a reference to an obscure or not so obscure movie.

So, there I was, just minding my own business; I saw this article about heavy water use. My mind went directly to Robert Oppenheimer.

I'd like to thank all of you magnificent bastards for upvoting my submission; and the various mods who control these things. Most of all, I'd like to thank Unfreakable for TF.


Seriously chap, awesome job.

Cool story bro:

I used to work at a call center. I was a quiet guy. Never said much. Every now and then there would be a lull in calls, and I could scour the web and read stuff on the internet. Some other guy in his cube next to me saw that I was fascinated with what I was reading.

"What're you reading about?"

"Heavy water." (more specifically I was reading about the Norwegian Heavy Water Sabotage)

"The stuff that makes that scum on your shower door."

..."No, not hard water... (he receives a call, cannot continue to listen). I receive a call. A couple of minutes go by.

He chimes in, during the next lull "Yeah, I mean they have water softeners and stuff for that. You've never heard of heavy water?"

"No, it's heavy water, stuff used in the development of nuclea... (he receives a call)"

The whole time someone else is eavesdropping. They think I'm also talking about hard water- "You don't know what heavy water is?" (with a tone in their voice of disgust, as if I'm a farking dolt).

There is nothing in this world more irritating to me than communicating something perfectly, but the other person has the perception that you are the idiot, when they think you are talking about something completely unrelated from the subject at hand. I never said another word to another employee while employed there. Thankfully my time working at a call service center was short lived.

This thread is why I love fark. It restores my faith in humanity that other people actually know shiat, the really really obscure shiat (relative). I love that people on here are usually a couple standard deviations above the mean. It's as if all those people I never got to discuss the cool stuff with in life are all here. I wish I could meet and talk to people like you in the real world all day.
2013-02-27 08:52:23 PM  
2 votes:

cheap_thoughts: iheartscotch: Ok, my first green. I submit random stuff from time to time. Usually with a reference to an obscure or not so obscure movie.

So, there I was, just minding my own business; I saw this article about heavy water use. My mind went directly to Robert Oppenheimer.

I'd like to thank all of you magnificent bastards for upvoting my submission; and the various mods who control these things. Most of all, I'd like to thank Unfreakable for TF.

Congratulations, you still live in Salina.

/sorry.


Hey now; salina doesn't suck THAT bad.

Ok, the water has some Carbon Tetra-Chloride contamination. Ok, the job market for anyone above minimum wage is tighter than a snare drum. Ok, the majority of the women sound like Phyllis Diller and look like Frankenstein.

But, the beer is still cold here; and some days, the sun does shine.
2013-02-27 05:28:32 PM  
2 votes:
i.imgur.com

If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of this headline.
2013-02-28 02:09:50 AM  
1 votes:

Nexzus: Every time I read about water shortages in our friendly neighbour to the south, I get a little bit more anxious.

Though it seems Brazil has the lead in fresh water supply, followed by Russia.


No wonder they say not to drink it.

 

Oldiron_79: Im sure Heisenburg would have liked to have had more heavy water.


He might or might not have.

iheartscotch: Ok, my first green. I submit random stuff from time to time. Usually with a reference to an obscure or not so obscure movie.


Great headline.
2013-02-28 01:23:24 AM  
1 votes:
+511000 eV
2013-02-28 12:01:16 AM  
1 votes:

Oldiron_79: Im sure Heisenburg would have liked to have had more heavy water.


I am uncertain about that.
2013-02-27 08:35:31 PM  
1 votes:

occamswrist: I like it.

I bet Oppenheimer's only regret was that he couldn't use Germany's water...


He thought that after we dropped the bomb that would be the end of it and we wouldn't need any more atomic bombs.  Of course Edward Teller thought differently and seemed to have no qualms about stabbing Oppenheimer in the back so bad that years later scientists were still pissed with Teller during the whole "Star Wars" defense system pitch.

Of course it didn't help this guy was funneling designs of the bomb to the Soviets.  They would have eventually figured it out, but it shaved years off of their program.
www.atomicarchive.com
2013-02-27 07:51:37 PM  
1 votes:
Ok, my first green. I submit random stuff from time to time. Usually with a reference to an obscure or not so obscure movie.

So, there I was, just minding my own business; I saw this article about heavy water use. My mind went directly to Robert Oppenheimer.

I'd like to thank all of you magnificent bastards for upvoting my submission; and the various mods who control these things. Most of all, I'd like to thank Unfreakable for TF.
2013-02-27 07:47:01 PM  
1 votes:

Doc Daneeka: The population will stop shifting to places like Texas and Arizona and Nevada


There will be a huge push for xeriscaping, reclaimed water and limits on residential pools before it gets that bad.  Most parks, golf courses and large public greenbelts are already required to use reclaimed water.  I've been to a number of hotels in remote desert towns that use reclaimed water for toilets.

Even if I had to rip out all of my palm trees and tropical plants to install native desert plants, it'd still beat shoveling snow in the winter, sweltering through high humidity in the summer and dealing with people who are known as Ohioans.
2013-02-27 07:01:27 PM  
1 votes:
Subby got the approval he was fission' for.
2013-02-27 06:59:50 PM  
1 votes:
I have no problem with this, especially for pool owners. Filling up a swimming pool every spring  just so you can take a dip 6 or 8 times over the summer is a damn waste of water.
2013-02-27 06:41:19 PM  
1 votes:
Now I am become depth
 
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