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(ABC Local)   DOE to move 15 ton, 50 foot magnet by barge from NY to Chicago. In other news, steel bridges along Mississippi River to start mysteriously dropping into the river later this summer   (abclocal.go.com) divider line 26
    More: Interesting, Mississippi River, Chicago, New York, Fermilab, U.S. Department of Energy, Brookhaven National Laboratory, muons, barges  
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2013-06-16 04:23:56 PM  
Yeah, right. Like America's neglected bridges infrastructure wouldn't do that any way.
 
2013-06-16 04:38:37 PM  
So, they're moving it along the Mississippi river from New York to Chicago?
 
2013-06-16 04:40:37 PM  
UPTON, N.Y. --A 50-foot-wide electromagnet...

Only 30 characters into the article, subby. Unless you think they are going to move it powered just to up the difficulty.
 
2013-06-16 04:41:07 PM  
The magnet will be taken by barge down the Atlantic, around Florida, then up the Mississippi River to Illinois.


Haha, everyone point and laugh at me for how stupid I am not reading TFA.
 
2013-06-16 04:41:10 PM  
There are like 9 kinds of fail in this article.
 
2013-06-16 04:41:26 PM  
Electromagnets, how do they work?
 
2013-06-16 04:42:07 PM  
Er, headline.
 
2013-06-16 05:05:36 PM  

Relatively Obscure: The magnet will be taken by barge down the Atlantic, around Florida, then up the Mississippi River to Illinois.


Haha, everyone point and laugh at me for how stupid I am not reading TFA.


The Welland canal locks are 80 feet wide, 30 feet wider than the magnet, so why not ship it that way?
 
2013-06-16 05:34:22 PM  
Meanwhile...

graphics8.nytimes.com
 
2013-06-16 05:40:33 PM  
Magnets, biatch!
 
2013-06-16 06:00:12 PM  

Relatively Obscure: The magnet will be taken by barge down the Atlantic, around Florida, then up the Mississippi River to Illinois.


Haha, everyone point and laugh at me for how stupid I am not reading TFA.


Heh... I almost posted the same.

I mean... that can't be be the way they are going, subby.

I guess that's the the way they are going. Of course, I am free to comment on the wisdom of taking a five week journey down the coast, through the Gulf and up the Mississippi...DURING HURRICANE SEASON.

/That sucker's going down.
//I'm sure they'll be fine.
///Shakes head Izzard style.
 
2013-06-16 06:14:51 PM  
i.imgur.com

Now that we've covered Gauss' law, farkin' logistics, how does it work?
 
2013-06-16 06:16:41 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-16 06:42:01 PM  

Twilight Farkle: Now that we've covered Gauss' law, farkin' logistics, how does it work?


Gauss' law has farkall to do with magnets. Try Ampere's law.
 
2013-06-16 07:09:07 PM  

revrendjim: Twilight Farkle: Now that we've covered Gauss' law, farkin' logistics, how does it work?

Gauss' law has farkall to do with magnets. Try Ampere's law.


Nice try, but its Megan's Law.
 
2013-06-16 07:52:58 PM  

PainInTheASP: revrendjim: Twilight Farkle: Now that we've covered Gauss' law, farkin' logistics, how does it work?

Gauss' law has farkall to do with magnets. Try Ampere's law.

Nice try, but its Megan's Law.


www.heyreverb.com

/not sure how that works
 
2013-06-16 07:56:31 PM  
late to the party, as usual
 
2013-06-16 07:58:31 PM  
I had to move a largish permanent magnet from one part of the lab to another.  It crushed my finger against a nitrogen cylinder and then scrambled the electronic balance on the way past.  I don't recall how strong it was, but I want to say 2500 gauss or thereabouts.
 
2013-06-16 08:07:15 PM  

vartian: UPTON, N.Y. --A 50-foot-wide electromagnet...

Only 30 characters into the article, subby. Unless you think they are going to move it powered just to up the difficulty.


It would be kind of cool, if for nothing but the lulz.
 
2013-06-16 08:13:18 PM  

Bondith: I had to move a largish permanent magnet from one part of the lab to another.  It crushed my finger against a nitrogen cylinder and then scrambled the electronic balance on the way past.  I don't recall how strong it was, but I want to say 2500 gauss or thereabouts.


Then you had to put it in a box and ship it to Mr. Coyote?
 
2013-06-16 08:13:34 PM  

Speaker2Animals: Relatively Obscure: The magnet will be taken by barge down the Atlantic, around Florida, then up the Mississippi River to Illinois.


Haha, everyone point and laugh at me for how stupid I am not reading TFA.

The Welland canal locks are 80 feet wide, 30 feet wider than the magnet, so why not ship it that way?


Maybe (I am guessing here), it's easier to move it from the Mississippi through rural Illinois than from Lake Michigan through Chicago.
 
2013-06-16 08:14:23 PM  

Speaker2Animals: Relatively Obscure: The magnet will be taken by barge down the Atlantic, around Florida, then up the Mississippi River to Illinois.


Haha, everyone point and laugh at me for how stupid I am not reading TFA.

The Welland canal locks are 80 feet wide, 30 feet wider than the magnet, so why not ship it that way?


The Erie canal locks are 15 ft wide. I'd rather go around FL than NB.
 
2013-06-16 08:16:25 PM  

WelldeadLink: Bondith: I had to move a largish permanent magnet from one part of the lab to another.  It crushed my finger against a nitrogen cylinder and then scrambled the electronic balance on the way past.  I don't recall how strong it was, but I want to say 2500 gauss or thereabouts.

Then you had to put it in a box and ship it to Mr. Coyote?


Bastard never paid up, and when we tried to call him the operator said "We're sorry, the party you are trying to contact has been crushed."
 
2013-06-16 08:16:51 PM  
Repeat, if anyone cares.
 
2013-06-16 08:28:37 PM  

fatbear: Speaker2Animals: Relatively Obscure: The magnet will be taken by barge down the Atlantic, around Florida, then up the Mississippi River to Illinois.


Haha, everyone point and laugh at me for how stupid I am not reading TFA.

The Welland canal locks are 80 feet wide, 30 feet wider than the magnet, so why not ship it that way?

The Erie canal locks are 15 ft wide. I'd rather go around FL than NB.


The Erie Canal is not part of the route through the St Lawrence Seaway and the Welland locks.
 
2013-06-16 09:11:03 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Repeat, if anyone cares.


Interdimensional leakage.
 
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