2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

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2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby trpmb6 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:27 pm UTC

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Alt text: "Buddy, you trying to pull something? I can't buy this gold--all the electrons are missing. I could face serious charges!"

I love science puns.
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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby Soupspoon » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:52 pm UTC

That's Ausome!

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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby Old Bruce » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:32 pm UTC

trpmb6 wrote:Alt text: "Buddy, you trying to pull something? I can't buy this gold--all the electrons are missing. I could face serious charges!"

I love science puns.

It is too early or I am just getting dumber, it took me three reads before I realized there was a pun.

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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby PointSpecial » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:51 pm UTC

This is immediately where my mind went...

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This is the map for "future expansion" of the Boring Company's East Coast (Baltimore to DC) proposal.

https://www.boringcompany.com/eastcoast/

As an aside, has anyone looked at a real map to see if there are ACTUALLY Cash for Gold stores in those locations? Because if there are...

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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby speising » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:24 pm UTC

shouldn't those be gold for cash stores?

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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby SuicideJunkie » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:44 pm UTC

speising wrote:shouldn't those be gold for cash stores?

They're trying to save money by rapidly selling their used gold.

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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby speising » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:46 pm UTC

SuicideJunkie wrote:
speising wrote:shouldn't those be gold for cash stores?

They're trying to save money by rapidly selling their used gold.

oh, i interpreted them as RHIC operated stores.

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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby Moose Anus » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:52 pm UTC

Old Bruce wrote:
trpmb6 wrote:Alt text: "Buddy, you trying to pull something? I can't buy this gold--all the electrons are missing. I could face serious charges!"

I love science puns.

It is too early or I am just getting dumber, it took me three reads before I realized there was a pun.
I admit I had to go to explainxkcd to figure out where the pun is. In case anyone else needs help: Electrical Charges vs. Criminal Charges.
Lemonade? ...Aww, ok.

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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby somitomi » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:55 pm UTC

I know roundabouts are all the rage these days, but this is ridiculous.

Only half-joking, I actually thought it was some kind of road map before reading any of the captions
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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby trpmb6 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:59 pm UTC

somitomi wrote:I know roundabouts are all the rage these days, but this is ridiculous.

Only half-joking, I actually thought it was some kind of road map before reading any of the captions



I do like the idea of having a giant roundabout that doubles as an "accelerator ring"

As you enter the accelerator ring the floor of your vehicle would be perpendicular to earth's gravity vector. But as you accelerate into the turn you'd eventually have the floor of your vehicle be parallel to the gravity vector. It would be so much fun.
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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby Sableagle » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:00 pm UTC

It reminded me of 253 as well.

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Combining a particle accelerator and a highway system to get really shiny lane markings is probably a bad idea ... right?
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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby trpmb6 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:19 pm UTC

Funny enough. There are a couple spots in Dallas and at least one in St. Paul that have situations that are somewhat similar to the zero choice interchange. Where you are forced off the main highway, but then back on. (In St. Paul this is the 35E and 694 interchange. Basically 35E splits into two parts and 694 merges into one of the branches and then both branches merge back together. I suspect this has to do with local terrain, but it could also be to help manager congestion.. i'm not really sure)

edit: changed geometry to terrain. Not sure why I said geometry to be honest
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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby freezeblade » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:27 pm UTC

There can be worse, look at this! https://goo.gl/maps/L5UGmQyNycy
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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby rmsgrey » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:28 pm UTC

Moose Anus wrote:
Old Bruce wrote:
trpmb6 wrote:Alt text: "Buddy, you trying to pull something? I can't buy this gold--all the electrons are missing. I could face serious charges!"

I love science puns.

It is too early or I am just getting dumber, it took me three reads before I realized there was a pun.
I admit I had to go to explainxkcd to figure out where the pun is. In case anyone else needs help: Electrical Charges vs. Criminal Charges.

Shocking!

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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby Old Bruce » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:58 pm UTC

rmsgrey wrote:
Moose Anus wrote:
Old Bruce wrote:
trpmb6 wrote:Alt text: "Buddy, you trying to pull something? I can't buy this gold--all the electrons are missing. I could face serious charges!"

I love science puns.

It is too early or I am just getting dumber, it took me three reads before I realized there was a pun.
I admit I had to go to explainxkcd to figure out where the pun is. In case anyone else needs help: Electrical Charges vs. Criminal Charges.

Shocking!

That deserves punishment.

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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby Sableagle » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:18 pm UTC

freezeblade wrote:There can be worse, look at this! https://goo.gl/maps/L5UGmQyNycy

I'm sure the fish shall find it interesting.
Oh, Willie McBride, it was all done in vain.

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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby freezeblade » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:45 pm UTC

Sableagle wrote:
freezeblade wrote:There can be worse, look at this! https://goo.gl/maps/L5UGmQyNycy

I'm sure the fish shall find it interesting.


Oh cool, zooming into my apartment, it will soon be bay-front property!
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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby qvxb » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:54 am UTC

The song "Roundabout" by Yes will not help you understand this cartoon.

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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby Crissa » Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:21 am UTC

freezeblade wrote:There can be worse, look at this! https://goo.gl/maps/L5UGmQyNycy

The local lingo (used on the traffic report!) for that section is 'the maze'.

It is one place there there is totally insufficient markings for the turn only lanes.

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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby Heimhenge » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:52 pm UTC

Sableagle wrote:
freezeblade wrote:There can be worse, look at this! https://goo.gl/maps/L5UGmQyNycy

I'm sure the fish shall find it interesting.


Wow! Just 30 m of sea level rise and Arizona gets an oceanfront beach.

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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby Sableagle » Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:20 pm UTC

Yes ...

Spoiler:
That site dates back to the days of "Holy cow, everybody! If all the ice melts off Greenland it'll raise sea levels by SEVEN METRES!"

Since then, we've ... er ... well, we've ...

There was something about re-opening coal mines, a few new pipelines, some lunatic shouting "Drill, baby! Drill!" in Alaska, a whole big fight over an oil field, a big thing about buying more gas from Russia and all that fuss about fracking to get more fossil fuels to burn, and we've gone from three arseholes making a show about how much they hate environmentalists and speed limits and love huge engines to two groups of three arseholes making two shows about how much they hate environmentalists and speed limits and love huge engines ... so ...

... I guess the outlook's worse now?
That was in 2014. Well, shit.

30m creates four large islands in Lincolnshire and one in the East Riding of Yorkshire, one near Blackpool, two at Liverpool, one at Arnhem, a few of Denmark, two east of Pisa, one of Naples and so on and puts Volgograd on the coast. The ocean coast. It'd link the Caspian and Black Seas. It'd also flood over 90% of Bangladesh, back up the Mekong to take in Angkor Wat, make Changsha tidal, make Beijing and Shenyang coastal, cut Vladivostok off from mainland Russia, flood California from Willows via Sacramento to Dos Palos, back up the Colorado into Palm Desert, come damn close to cutting Central America off from South America, wreck the ecology of the Amazon, wet the Sphinx, make the river in Baghdad stop when the tide gets high, pretty much obliterate Bahrain, cut two large islands off the west side of India, back up the Po all the way to Cremona, prevent the use of Heathrow Airport's new runway, force the British government to relocate to ... maybe Harrogate ... and ruin the White House's rose garden.

60m creates The Island of Vermont, Maine, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, New Hampshire and Massachussetts (not necessarily in that order), drowns Montreal, messes up Ottawa, puts Memphis, Tennessee, on the coast, cuts off Olympic National Park and Forest, backs the Columbia River up through Portland all the way to Rufus, still only nearly separates the Americas, splits Venezuela in two, puts Asuncion, Paraguay, on the coast, swamps Baghdad, drowns Patna in India, almost cuts off the south end of the Thai-Cambodian border, puts Hanover and Bonn on the coast, puts a lagoon into Pistoia, Prato and Florence and, well ... Otley in Wharfedale's little sailing club is going to need some bigger boats to sail round to Leicester and Tamworth.
Oh, Willie McBride, it was all done in vain.

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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby JeffDG » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:35 am UTC

So, would the stores pay for the rest mass of the gold or the inertial mass? RHIC accelerates to pretty close to c, so I'd really want to settle that before turning things on.

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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby Soupspoon » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:04 am UTC

JeffDG wrote:RHIC accelerates to pretty close to ¢

FTFY? :P

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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby ucim » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:08 pm UTC

Soupspoon wrote:FTFY? :P
Only if gold is made of copper.

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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby Sableagle » Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:03 pm UTC

ucim wrote:
Soupspoon wrote:FTFY? :P
Only if gold is made of copper.
Gold and copper are both made of hydrogen.

Close enough?
Oh, Willie McBride, it was all done in vain.

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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby JeffDG » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:19 pm UTC

Sableagle wrote:
ucim wrote:
Soupspoon wrote:FTFY? :P
Only if gold is made of copper.
Gold and copper are both made of hydrogen.

Close enough?

Hydrogen, Helium and a smattering of Lithium
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bang_nucleosynthesis

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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby Soupspoon » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:11 pm UTC

JeffDG wrote:
Sableagle wrote:
ucim wrote:
Soupspoon wrote:FTFY? :P
Only if gold is made of copper.
Gold and copper are both made of hydrogen.

Close enough?

Hydrogen, Helium and a smattering of Lithium
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bang_nucleosynthesis

It's baryons and baryons. Which are just clumps of quarks and quarks.
And before that, it was probably all just fields!

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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby JeffDG » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:18 pm UTC

Soupspoon wrote:
JeffDG wrote:
Sableagle wrote:
ucim wrote:
Soupspoon wrote:FTFY? :P
Only if gold is made of copper.
Gold and copper are both made of hydrogen.

Close enough?

Hydrogen, Helium and a smattering of Lithium
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bang_nucleosynthesis

It's baryons and baryons. Which are just clumps of quarks and quarks.
And before that, it was probably all just fields!

Don't forget the leptons. And the gauge and scalar bosons. If it weren't for the gluon, all those quarks would just fly apart.

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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby ucim » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:27 am UTC

JeffDG wrote:
Soupspoon wrote:[quote tree]
And before that, it was probably all just fields!

Don't forget the leptons. And the gauge and scalar bosons. If it weren't for the gluon, all those quarks would just fly apart.
I hope the field has a fence around it.

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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby somitomi » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:07 am UTC

ucim wrote:
JeffDG wrote:
Soupspoon wrote:[quote tree]
And before that, it was probably all just fields!

Don't forget the leptons. And the gauge and scalar bosons. If it weren't for the gluon, all those quarks would just fly apart.
I hope the field has a fence around it.

Jose

How do you put a fence around the strong field?
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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby rmsgrey » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:22 pm UTC

somitomi wrote:
ucim wrote:
JeffDG wrote:
Soupspoon wrote:[quote tree]
And before that, it was probably all just fields!

Don't forget the leptons. And the gauge and scalar bosons. If it weren't for the gluon, all those quarks would just fly apart.
I hope the field has a fence around it.

Jose

How do you put a fence around the strong field?


How else do you explain colour confinement?

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Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Postby markfiend » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:40 pm UTC

alt-text wrote:"Buddy, you trying to pull something? I can't buy this gold--all the electrons are missing. I could face serious charges!"

All the electrons?

*goes and looks it up*

Yes, all the electrons. Au79+. Gosh.
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