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2014-09-01 10:58:09 AM  
That's a little heavy for my Labor Day, but thanks.
 
2014-09-01 11:22:19 AM  
Surely you're joking.
 
2014-09-01 11:34:58 AM  

Snarfangel: Surely you're joking.


Beat me to it.
 
2014-09-01 01:43:59 PM  

poonesfarm: Snarfangel: Surely you're joking.

Beat me to it.


They're just Perfectly Reasonable Deviations.
 
2014-09-01 01:51:04 PM  
You know nothing of my work.
 
2014-09-01 01:52:00 PM  

BalugaJoe: You know nothing of my work.


What do you care what other people think?
 
2014-09-01 01:54:30 PM  
I like the way he 'wrecked' (in other words actually addressed the subject practically) the investigation panel of the Challenger Disaster using the sample of o-ring being passed around and his glass of ice water.

'Look, it gets stiff at 32 degrees F, and it was colder that morning' (or words to that effect)

qedstonybrook.weebly.com


/always hoped they got him another glass in case he got thirsty later
 
2014-09-01 01:57:14 PM  
good thing he had that C-clamp on him too
 
2014-09-01 02:12:49 PM  
*cat aggressively smacks bongos, wishing to summon The Feynman*
 
2014-09-01 02:22:20 PM  
Also of interest, for those not into reading, Bill Gates put up a series of Feynman's lectures:

http://research.microsoft.com/apps/tools/tuva/index.html

However, being Microsoft, it requires Silverlight.
 
2014-09-01 02:37:17 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: I like the way he 'wrecked' (in other words actually addressed the subject practically) the investigation panel of the Challenger Disaster using the sample of o-ring being passed around and his glass of ice water.

'Look, it gets stiff at 32 degrees F, and it was colder that morning' (or words to that effect)

[qedstonybrook.weebly.com image 281x388]


/always hoped they got him another glass in case he got thirsty later


He turned an ass covering committee into a trying to figure out what happened committee. Who the Hell invited him!?

/what happened is what the engineers said would happen in all those pesky memos.
 
2014-09-01 02:38:18 PM  
RIP funny man
 
2014-09-01 02:39:42 PM  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fzg1CU8t9nw

A very good special about the man. Horizon: Richard Feynman - No ordinary Genius
 
2014-09-01 02:48:50 PM  

The_Philosopher_King: Also of interest, for those not into reading, Bill Gates put up a series of Feynman's lectures:

http://research.microsoft.com/apps/tools/tuva/index.html

However, being Microsoft, it requires Silverlight.


peachesinesperanza.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-09-01 02:53:28 PM  
As a juggalo I fully support his lectures being made available to the public.
 
2014-09-01 03:28:08 PM  
Tuva or bust!
 
2014-09-01 03:42:16 PM  
I do all my drawing at topless bars.
 
2014-09-01 04:11:23 PM  
www.internettrainwreck.com

The TimeCube lectures have always been free.
 
2014-09-01 04:19:12 PM  
B-b-b-but FAPPENING!


/sorry
 
2014-09-01 05:54:37 PM  
Direct Link, because that would be too easy to provide...  sheeesh

http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/
 
2014-09-01 06:27:46 PM  
All of Richard Feynman's physics lectures are now available online. You're welcome


now, if you could just get a job making 7.25 or more /hour.


ain't Freedumb great!
 
2014-09-01 06:59:45 PM  
Nice find, subby.

/bought the books 10 years ago or so
 
2014-09-01 07:58:51 PM  

whither_apophis: Vlad_the_Inaner: I like the way he 'wrecked' (in other words actually addressed the subject practically) the investigation panel of the Challenger Disaster using the sample of o-ring being passed around and his glass of ice water.

'Look, it gets stiff at 32 degrees F, and it was colder that morning' (or words to that effect)

[qedstonybrook.weebly.com image 281x388]


/always hoped they got him another glass in case he got thirsty later

He turned an ass covering committee into a trying to figure out what happened committee. Who the Hell invited him!?

/what happened is what the engineers said would happen in all those pesky memos.


According to Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space by Lynn Sherr, Feynman was tipped off to the O-rings' significance by Challenger commission member Air Force General Donald Kutyna, who revealed after fellow commission member Sally Ride's death in 2012 that the astronaut had secretly given him that information on a plastic covered sheet, literally keeping her fingerprints off of it. Feynman conceived of his brilliantly simple demonstration, but it was Ride who secretly enabled Feynman to make sure the cause of the accident would not and could not be obfiscated. Ride went on to be the only person to serve on both the Challenger and Columbia investigations.
 
2014-09-01 08:35:42 PM  

Nem Wan: whither_apophis: Vlad_the_Inaner: I like the way he 'wrecked' (in other words actually addressed the subject practically) the investigation panel of the Challenger Disaster using the sample of o-ring being passed around and his glass of ice water.

'Look, it gets stiff at 32 degrees F, and it was colder that morning' (or words to that effect)

[qedstonybrook.weebly.com image 281x388]


/always hoped they got him another glass in case he got thirsty later

He turned an ass covering committee into a trying to figure out what happened committee. Who the Hell invited him!?

/what happened is what the engineers said would happen in all those pesky memos.

According to Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space by Lynn Sherr, Feynman was tipped off to the O-rings' significance by Challenger commission member Air Force General Donald Kutyna, who revealed after fellow commission member Sally Ride's death in 2012 that the astronaut had secretly given him that information on a plastic covered sheet, literally keeping her fingerprints off of it. Feynman conceived of his brilliantly simple demonstration, but it was Ride who secretly enabled Feynman to make sure the cause of the accident would not and could not be obfiscated. Ride went on to be the only person to serve on both the Challenger and Columbia investigations.


That's awesome what they did. That was a sad day for everyone.
 
2014-09-01 09:32:20 PM  

Nem Wan: whither_apophis: Vlad_the_Inaner: I like the way he 'wrecked' (in other words actually addressed the subject practically) the investigation panel of the Challenger Disaster using the sample of o-ring being passed around and his glass of ice water.

'Look, it gets stiff at 32 degrees F, and it was colder that morning' (or words to that effect)

[qedstonybrook.weebly.com image 281x388]


/always hoped they got him another glass in case he got thirsty later

He turned an ass covering committee into a trying to figure out what happened committee. Who the Hell invited him!?

/what happened is what the engineers said would happen in all those pesky memos.

According to Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space by Lynn Sherr, Feynman was tipped off to the O-rings' significance by Challenger commission member Air Force General Donald Kutyna, who revealed after fellow commission member Sally Ride's death in 2012 that the astronaut had secretly given him that information on a plastic covered sheet, literally keeping her fingerprints off of it. Feynman conceived of his brilliantly simple demonstration, but it was Ride who secretly enabled Feynman to make sure the cause of the accident would not and could not be obfiscated. Ride went on to be the only person to serve on both the Challenger and Columbia investigations.


You make it sound like Feynman's account concealed this, which is not the case. Kutyna was mentioned.
 
2014-09-01 10:09:43 PM  

Linux_Yes: All of Richard Feynman's physics lectures are now available online. You're welcome


now, if you could just get a job making 7.25 or more /hour.


ain't Freedumb great!


*SMACK*

The f*ck you have against people learning cool sh*t in their spare time.
 
2014-09-02 01:11:34 AM  
The ammonia molecule has many states, but we are considering it as a two-state system, thinking now only about what happens when the molecule is in any specific state of rotation or translation. A physical model for the two states can be visualized as follows. If the ammonia molecule is considered to be rotating about an axis passing through the nitrogen atom and perpendicular to the plane of the hydrogen atoms, as shown in Fig. 9-1, there are still two possible conditions-the nitrogen may be on one side of the plane of hydrogen atoms or on the other. We call these two states |1} and |2}. They are taken as a set of base states for our analysis of the behavior of the ammonia molecule.

Fig. 9-1
:
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Taste the misogyny! Taste it!
 
2014-09-02 02:06:18 AM  

Kittypie070: Linux_Yes: All of Richard Feynman's physics lectures are now available online. You're welcome


now, if you could just get a job making 7.25 or more /hour.


ain't Freedumb great!

*SMACK*

The f*ck you have against people learning cool sh*t in their spare time.


The internet. What's it for?

/haters gonna hate
//compassion for all life is the easiest way to opt out of hatred and bullshiat
///slashies...
 
2014-09-02 02:07:33 AM  

gerrymander: The ammonia molecule has many states, but we are considering it as a two-state system, thinking now only about what happens when the molecule is in any specific state of rotation or translation. A physical model for the two states can be visualized as follows. If the ammonia molecule is considered to be rotating about an axis passing through the nitrogen atom and perpendicular to the plane of the hydrogen atoms, as shown in Fig. 9-1, there are still two possible conditions-the nitrogen may be on one side of the plane of hydrogen atoms or on the other. We call these two states |1} and |2}. They are taken as a set of base states for our analysis of the behavior of the ammonia molecule.

Fig. 9-1:
[img.fark.net image 513x361]

Taste the misogyny! Taste it!


Scissoring?

/lost, sorry
 
2014-09-02 02:12:09 AM  

Oneofthesedays: Scissoring?

/lost, sorry


There's been a small crusade coming from certain feminist circles over the past few years to have Feynman branded a rapist and dropped from scientific discourse because he had the temerity to have normal male sexual urges, and to have expressed that a the manner completely typical of a WWII-generation guy.
 
2014-09-02 02:15:33 AM  

gerrymander: Oneofthesedays: Scissoring?

/lost, sorry

There's been a small crusade coming from certain feminist circles over the past few years to have Feynman branded a rapist and dropped from scientific discourse because he had the temerity to have normal male sexual urges, and to have expressed that a the manner completely typical of a WWII-generation guy.


Interesting. They have a much larger crowd to deal with if that's the case...
 
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