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(MIT)   Disused storage cabinet at MIT turns out to be nuclear reactor   ( news.mit.edu) divider line
    More: Interesting, graphite pile, Enrico Fermi, graphite exponential pile, Nuclear fission, Nuclear power, nuclear chain reaction, new reactor designs, nuclear science  
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2017-12-05 10:26:35 AM  
Perhaps it was the "Beware of leopard" sign that threw people off.
 
2017-12-05 11:01:55 AM  
Put it up on eBay. I'm sure it will get glowing reviews.
 
2017-12-05 11:31:40 AM  
See, Stephen Moffat: there's your female Dr. Hu!

A very good looking senior scientist, at that.
 
2017-12-05 12:25:32 PM  

Archie Goodwin: Put it up on eBay. I'm sure it will get glowing reviews.


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2017-12-05 12:27:10 PM  
oh shiat....they found Lazlo's lair

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2017-12-05 12:27:13 PM  

Archie Goodwin: Put it up on eBay. I'm sure it will get glowing reviews.


Damnit!  Was gonna post a snark about giving the boss a glowing report.

Oh well, good thing we have moderators, in case something overreacts.
 
2017-12-05 12:28:07 PM  
 
2017-12-05 12:29:30 PM  
It's scheduled to be turned into a freeway.  Vogon (con|de)structor crews will arrive shortly.  Surely you noticed the notice.
 
2017-12-05 12:29:59 PM  
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2017-12-05 12:31:08 PM  
Big deal, I produce exponential piles after eating Cajun.

/possibly radioactive, too
 
2017-12-05 12:33:03 PM  
Wasn't Chernobyl using graphite?
 
2017-12-05 12:33:17 PM  
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Why of course not, why would we stand in front of a nuclear reactor? That would be silly.
What your looking at is a packet switched node, in 1990 or so, they'll be replaced by Cisco routers. Nothing to see here, move along...
 
OOF
2017-12-05 12:33:28 PM  
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2017-12-05 12:34:37 PM  
If it had been found by students at Caltech, the crazy little bastards would have already fired it up.

/just sayin'
//dude!
///check out our nuclear powered bong!
 
2017-12-05 12:35:14 PM  
"We tend to get students who are very good at developing computational algorithms and models. But if you don't have something to compare your calculations with, you start to think your simulations are perfect."

The professionals do that too.
 
2017-12-05 12:37:32 PM  
See, coal power plants are making a comeback!
 
2017-12-05 12:38:59 PM  

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2017-12-05 12:39:12 PM  

Archie Goodwin: Put it up on eBay. I'm sure it will get glowing reviews.


Done in two
 
2017-12-05 12:40:38 PM  

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Oh sure, they come out with that after my kids are too old for Legos.
 
2017-12-05 12:40:39 PM  

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That weapon is banned by the Geneva convention
 
2017-12-05 12:42:06 PM  
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2017-12-05 12:46:46 PM  
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2017-12-05 12:47:32 PM  

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Oh sure, they come out with that after my kids are too old for Legos.


You are never too old for Legos...
 
2017-12-05 12:49:06 PM  
No pictures?
 
2017-12-05 12:50:22 PM  
Big deal.  Those used to be much smaller.
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2017-12-05 12:51:13 PM  
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2017-12-05 12:51:49 PM  
did anybody light any candles ????
 
2017-12-05 12:53:03 PM  
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2017-12-05 12:55:20 PM  

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Atomic Bomb - Barney Miller
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2017-12-05 12:57:40 PM  
"the Chicago Pile", isn't that where they put the bodies on Monday?
 
2017-12-05 01:00:51 PM  

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I only found out about that little gem a few years ago. As a child (in my 40's now) I used my teeth to get those little buggers apart.
 
2017-12-05 01:08:51 PM  

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Oh sure, they come out with that after my kids are too old for Legos.

You are never too old for Legos...


But are you brave enough for Legos?
 
2017-12-05 01:09:43 PM  

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I only found out about that little gem a few years ago. As a child (in my 40's now) I used my teeth to get those little buggers apart.


I hate to tell you this, but I think Lego came out with those in the 80s.  Remember having one.
 
2017-12-05 01:15:05 PM  

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Now we are all sons of biatches.
 
2017-12-05 01:20:02 PM  
There are people half my age doing more amazing things than I ever will.
 
2017-12-05 01:20:56 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: Perhaps it was the "Beware of leopard" sign that threw people off.


BEWARE
  of the
LEPTON
 
2017-12-05 01:23:26 PM  
There was a glow whenever they opened the door, so they figured it was a refrigerator.
 
2017-12-05 01:24:35 PM  

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Oh sure, they come out with that after my kids are too old for Legos.

You are never too old for Legos...

But are you brave enough for Legos?


Anything's a dildo if....wait, scratch that.
 
2017-12-05 01:27:26 PM  

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Oh sure, they come out with that after my kids are too old for Legos.

You are never too old for Legos...

But are you brave enough for Legos?


Anything is a dildo is you are brave enough.
 
2017-12-05 01:37:40 PM  

Dodger: Always remember this old adage: You can't put too much water in a nuclear reactor!


Unless it's a liquid sodium cooled reactor....
 
2017-12-05 01:39:46 PM  

Dodger: Always remember this old adage: You can't put too much water in a nuclear reactor!


wait. did he mean...?
 
2017-12-05 01:47:54 PM  
Dick Wolf Productions lawyers investigating if The Chicago Pile infringes on an NBC Intellectual Property.
 
2017-12-05 01:48:56 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: Perhaps it was the "Beware of leopard" sign that threw people off.


Done in one.   Came here to bring that up.
 
2017-12-05 01:51:28 PM  

Dodger: Gleeman: Dodger: Always remember this old adage: You can't put too much water in a nuclear reactor!

Unless it's a liquid sodium cooled reactor....

... especially if it's a liquid sodium cooled reactor!


Eh, it's just more liquid. What harm can it do?
 
2017-12-05 01:58:29 PM  

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Oh sure, they come out with that after my kids are too old for Legos.


Wait, you can be 'Too Old' for LEGOS??!?
 
2017-12-05 02:00:30 PM  

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Oh sure, they come out with that after my kids are too old for Legos.

Wait, you can be 'Too Old' for LEGOS??!?


The boxes clearly say for ages 4-99
 
2017-12-05 02:00:44 PM  

Dodger: Always remember this old adage: You can't put too much water in a nuclear reactor!


Said it before...  You sure as hell can if it's a SODIUM-COOLED Reactor!
 
2017-12-05 02:14:11 PM  

WelldeadLink: Dodger: Gleeman: Dodger: Always remember this old adage: You can't put too much water in a nuclear reactor!

Unless it's a liquid sodium cooled reactor....

... especially if it's a liquid sodium cooled reactor!

Eh, it's just more liquid. What harm can it do?


I dunno, maybe something like this....

1947 DISPOSAL OF 20,000 POUNDS OF SODIUM IN WATER
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2017-12-05 02:14:21 PM  
In related news, Gomer's pile has gone cold.
 
2017-12-05 02:16:46 PM  

SuperChuck: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Gleeman: SuperChuck: bighairyguy: [i.imgflip.com image 625x488][View Full Size image _x_]

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Oh sure, they come out with that after my kids are too old for Legos.

Wait, you can be 'Too Old' for LEGOS??!?

The boxes clearly say for ages 4-99


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