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(Slate)   Superconductors and neodymium Möbius strips. I really should have become a scientist   (slate.com) divider line 37
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2013-07-12 03:13:16 PM
Worst. Monorail ride. Evar.
 
2013-07-12 05:24:44 PM
www.progarchives.com
Watch
Their
Every
Move

/superconductor!
 
2013-07-12 05:48:58 PM

WelldeadLink: Worst. Monorail ride. Evar.


The residents of North Haverbrook would disagree with you
 
2013-07-12 06:23:18 PM
I wonder if it would be possible to construct a mobius roller coaster?  Twice the ride for half the track.
 
2013-07-12 06:25:29 PM
High Temperature Lisp?
 
2013-07-12 06:37:05 PM
As a scientist I can say that kind of stuff is fun, repeating a measurement 1,000 times to make sure it's right? Not so much.
 
2013-07-12 06:37:10 PM
Very cool, except for the part where he handles liquid nitrogen without protective gear.
 
2013-07-12 06:42:55 PM

Lord Jubjub: I wonder if it would be possible to construct a mobius roller coaster?  Twice the ride for half the track.


Yeah, probably, but you'd still need twice the track, or double sided track at least, which might as well be twice the track.  More like twice the ride for half the footprint.
 
2013-07-12 06:47:50 PM

Raoul Eaton: Very cool, except for the part where he handles liquid nitrogen without protective gear.


Perhaps he is skilled enough to pour it without spilling it on himself. I don't wear gloves or goggles when pouring it. (I do get a little nervous sometimes when students are handling it.)
 
2013-07-12 07:02:45 PM

WelldeadLink: Worst. Monorail ride. Evar.


Because no monorail cat is involved?
 
2013-07-12 07:03:15 PM

Raoul Eaton: Very cool, except for the part where he handles liquid nitrogen without protective gear.


It's not sulfuric acid. Splash a little on yourself, and it just leidenfrosts itself onto the floor. Bad news if it soaks something you're wearing, or pours onto you with force.
 
2013-07-12 07:06:46 PM

mrlewish: High Temperature Lisp?


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Shcut the fark up! Thish is shcerious shcience!
 
2013-07-12 07:57:44 PM
I became a scientist, and today I spent 90% of my day filing out reports and paperwork.


/Still pretty awesome job, though
 
2013-07-12 08:56:40 PM
This is cool but all it really did was get me pissed off that I don't have my flying car yet, dammit.
 
2013-07-12 09:53:37 PM

stuhayes2010: As a scientist I can say that kind of stuff is fun, repeating a measurement 1,000 times to make sure it's right? Not so much.


This. Scientists figure out how things superconduct. Engineers build mobeus strip monorails out of them.  The former is rewarding, but not that much fun.
 
2013-07-12 11:18:30 PM
I wonder if he built that polystyrene car with a 3d printer?
 
2013-07-12 11:25:17 PM
I always wanted to be a scientist who invented drugs to take. but then I got high.
 
2013-07-12 11:56:25 PM
Room temperature superconductor. THAT'S where the bucks are at.
 
2013-07-13 12:25:29 AM

Stone Meadow: I wonder if he built that polystyrene car with a 3d printer?


Oh look it's the liar. There was a 3D printer about half a mile away, it wasn't even plugged in. Therefore, everything in the video was 3D printed and people will 3D print their own superconducting Mobius strips at home, which also means we'll colonize space.

You are a liar.
 
2013-07-13 02:00:52 AM

italie: Room temperature superconductor. THAT'S where the bucks are at.


Graphene will change the world if it can be mass produced.
 
2013-07-13 02:40:27 AM

italie: Room temperature superconductor. THAT'S where the bucks are at.


Bucks, peace prizes, new age of EE.
 
2013-07-13 03:20:42 AM
Still waiting for my room-temperature superconductor...

/I'm too lazy to do it myself.
 
2013-07-13 05:18:34 AM

Wrencher: Graphene will change the world if it can be mass produced.


It'll be mass produced someone just has to figure it out.
 
2013-07-13 05:39:33 AM

WhyteRaven74: Wrencher: Graphene will change the world if it can be mass produced.

It'll be mass produced someone just has to figure it out.


Hopefully sooner than 50 years from now.
 
2013-07-13 06:04:59 AM

Wrencher: Hopefully sooner than 50 years from now.


Considering how many people are working on it and the breakthroughs already made, like that you can make small quantities using off the shelf consumer stuff, someone will get it sooner rather than later.
 
2013-07-13 06:19:05 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Stone Meadow: I wonder if he built that polystyrene car with a 3d printer?

Oh look it's the liar. There was a 3D printer about half a mile away, it wasn't even plugged in. Therefore, everything in the video was 3D printed and people will 3D print their own superconducting Mobius strips at home, which also means we'll colonize space.

You are a liar.


If you're not going to be nice, you could at least be interesting. :(
 
2013-07-13 06:21:39 AM

LrdPhoenix: Lord Jubjub: I wonder if it would be possible to construct a mobius roller coaster?  Twice the ride for half the track.

Yeah, probably, but you'd still need twice the track, or double sided track at least, which might as well be twice the track.  More like twice the ride for half the footprint.


You can use both sides of a ladder, so you can use both sides of a single track.

Twice the ride for the same amount of track, OR the same length of ride for 1/2 the track.
 
2013-07-13 07:02:50 AM
No, subby. There are already too many people in science because they like shiny things more than real work. That's how we ended up with that ridiculous bullshiat machine called "climatology".
 
2013-07-13 07:04:14 AM

PartTimeBuddha: LrdPhoenix: Lord Jubjub: I wonder if it would be possible to construct a mobius roller coaster?  Twice the ride for half the track.

Yeah, probably, but you'd still need twice the track, or double sided track at least, which might as well be twice the track.  More like twice the ride for half the footprint.

You can use both sides of a ladder, so you can use both sides of a single track.

Twice the ride for the same amount of track, OR the same length of ride for 1/2 the track.


how will you support the track?
 
2013-07-13 08:59:47 AM
Building that track out of neodymium magnets must have been a biatch.
 
2013-07-13 09:58:25 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Stone Meadow: I wonder if he built that polystyrene car with a 3d printer?

Oh look it's the liar. There was a 3D printer about half a mile away, it wasn't even plugged in. Therefore, everything in the video was 3D printed and people will 3D print their own superconducting Mobius strips at home, which also means we'll colonize space.

You are a liar.


rjw57.github.io
 
2013-07-13 10:10:23 AM

Raoul Eaton: Very cool, except for the part where he handles liquid nitrogen without protective gear.




Wait until you find out that people don't wear helmets when they drive their cars.
 
2013-07-13 10:12:44 AM
Whenever I hear, room-temp superconductor...

mw2.google.com
 
2013-07-13 11:19:07 AM

StoPPeRmobile: Whenever I hear, room-temp superconductor...

[mw2.google.com image 500x341]



cdn.c.photoshelter.com
 
2013-07-13 01:44:55 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Stone Meadow: I wonder if he built that polystyrene car with a 3d printer?

Oh look it's the liar. There was a 3D printer about half a mile away, it wasn't even plugged in. Therefore, everything in the video was 3D printed and people will 3D print their own superconducting Mobius strips at home, which also means we'll colonize space.

You are a liar.


I forget, is it just 3D printing you hate, or all technology?
 
2013-07-13 02:39:58 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Stone Meadow: I wonder if he built that polystyrene car with a 3d printer?

[7 minutes elapse]

Oh look it's the liar. There was a 3D printer about half a mile away, it wasn't even plugged in. Therefore, everything in the video was 3D printed and people will 3D print their own superconducting Mobius strips at home, which also means we'll colonize space.

You are a liar.


Well, that was certainly... prompt.
 
2013-07-13 07:16:54 PM

jfarkinB: Well, that was certainly... prompt.


I got him in five minutes on day with the post "That's Nutty."

He went on a page long rant.
 
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