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(Berkeley)   When 99 years old you reach, have invented the laser you will not   (newscenter.berkeley.edu ) divider line
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2014-08-02 11:33:01 AM  
You don't know that. Maybe I'll invent the laser tomorrow. I just won't be able to patent it.
 
2014-08-02 12:26:28 PM  
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2014-08-02 12:43:30 PM  
Of course not. It's already been invented.
 
2014-08-02 12:59:02 PM  
It must be seriously cool to have invented something that changed the world, and then to live long enough to see those changes.  This man invented something and saw it go from a technical curiosity to useful applications like cutting tools, medical devices, measurement instruments, and a thousand other uses like CD/ DVD players.  And not only are lasers useful, they have been even made common enough to torture cats with.

Happy birthday good sir.
 
2014-08-02 01:06:53 PM  

ReverendJynxed: Of course not. It's already been invented.


That's no reason you mightn't invent it accidentally on your own.

I invented a kind of telephone once. It was nothing to write home about, basically just an electric version of two beans cans and some string, but it was independent of actual telephone technology because I hadn't studied that yet.

It would really have been more of two speakers wired to each other than anything, now that I think about it.
 
2014-08-02 01:33:10 PM  
"Lasers!"
 
2014-08-02 01:41:16 PM  

doglover: ReverendJynxed: Of course not. It's already been invented.

That's no reason you mightn't invent it accidentally on your own.

I invented a kind of telephone once. It was nothing to write home about, basically just an electric version of two beans cans and some string, but it was independent of actual telephone technology because I hadn't studied that yet.

It would really have been more of two speakers wired to each other than anything, now that I think about it.


So I shouldn't listen to the nay-sayers and push forward with production?
weedactivist.com
 
2014-08-02 03:15:10 PM  

doglover: ReverendJynxed: Of course not. It's already been invented.

That's no reason you mightn't invent it accidentally on your own.

I invented a kind of telephone once. It was nothing to write home about, basically just an electric version of two beans cans and some string, but it was independent of actual telephone technology because I hadn't studied that yet.

It would really have been more of two speakers wired to each other than anything, now that I think about it.


That's pretty much what Bell's telephone was.
 
2014-08-02 04:23:14 PM  
LASER is an acronym.
 
2014-08-02 04:27:17 PM  
He invented the maser first.
 
2014-08-02 05:02:03 PM  
When I was a young geekling the Edmund Scientific catalog had a Helium-Neon laser for sale for some impossible-for-me to buy price. I'd drool over it, and thought it would be the coolest thing ever to have. When older, I got one of those cheap laser pointers and played with it for hours, thinking the future turned out pretty cool that I could get cheap lasers to play with. Recently a friend of mine on an Asian business trip brought back some of those high powered "Blue Torch" lasers, the ones that burn paper,  and sold me one for cash. So I now possess a dangerous, untraceable laser. Sweet. I intend to use it to repel bears up at the farm.

/muaw
//ha-ha
 
2014-08-02 05:16:57 PM  
s.hswstatic.com
 
2014-08-02 05:18:03 PM  

ReverendJynxed: doglover: ReverendJynxed: Of course not. It's already been invented.

That's no reason you mightn't invent it accidentally on your own.

I invented a kind of telephone once. It was nothing to write home about, basically just an electric version of two beans cans and some string, but it was independent of actual telephone technology because I hadn't studied that yet.

It would really have been more of two speakers wired to each other than anything, now that I think about it.

So I shouldn't listen to the nay-sayers and push forward with production?
[weedactivist.com image 500x305]


Wouldn't the fenders prevent the wheels from turning?
That and this is already on the market.
sections.maa.org
 
2014-08-02 10:24:18 PM  
no i will have not, but I know what laser stands for, and how it works and that's enough for me.
I've invented plenty of other shiat. I'm content.
 
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