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2022-05-17 9:23:08 AM  
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Imagine trying to explain to the department heads why you want to break holes through the tower for your experiment.
 
2022-05-17 10:11:18 AM  
Yeah submitter, and that was 50 years ago. You're not exactly an early adopter, huh?
 
2022-05-17 11:02:27 AM  

Merltech: [bigthink.com image 850x653]

Imagine trying to explain to the department heads why you want to break holes through the tower for your experiment.


You'd probably have no problem explaining it to your department head. It's facilities management that would think you're crazy.
 
2022-05-17 11:20:21 AM  

Merltech: [bigthink.com image 850x653]

Imagine trying to explain to the department heads why you want to break holes through the tower for your experiment.


Back in the day, university buildings were quickly built crappy buildings meant for being changed around for whatever needed to be done.

It's only now we have these super-prestige buildings and landmarks.
 
2022-05-17 11:21:03 AM  

Stephen_Falken: Yeah submitter, and that was 50 years ago. You're not exactly an early adopter, huh?


70s was 50 years ago!
 
2022-05-17 11:36:33 AM  

Stephen_Falken: Yeah submitter, and that was 50 years ago. You're not exactly an early adopter, huh?


I mean ethan easily could have tied it in to current understanding of cosmic rays, and how they move so stupidly fast that the first ones from the creation of the universe have only experienced something like 22 days of "time" because of relativity. We have the OMG class of particles (yes thats the real class they exist in) that move at 99.99999999999999999999951% of the speed of light, and from their perspective a trip from earth to the center of the galaxy takes just a few seconds.

But that is clearly beyond his ability to explain because its not something he can copy from a textbook
 
2022-05-17 11:40:36 AM  
This article sounded super-interesting so I started reading it, saw the amount of words in the article and profound lack of pictures with circles and arrows and a short paragraph explaining what each one was, and stopped reading. Now I just feel bad about myself.

Thanks, Einstein.
 
2022-05-17 12:20:53 PM  

mr0x: Merltech: [bigthink.com image 850x653]

Imagine trying to explain to the department heads why you want to break holes through the tower for your experiment.

Back in the day, university buildings were quickly built crappy buildings meant for being changed around for whatever needed to be done.

It's only now we have these super-prestige buildings and landmarks.


"Back in the day" when Oxford built the New College? Or were you thinking of a different day?

https://longnow.org/ideas/02014/12/31/humans-and-trees-in-long-term-partnership/
 
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