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phoenix phonics phooey... by Anonymous on March 22nd, 2014, 2:13 am
i went to a funeral yesterday... it was nice... well as nice as a funeral... not that marsupials don't stay up late... and Koala around eucalyptis... that IS how you spell eucalyptis, right?... and at the cemetary they lowered the box... i bore pall... it was a stoic passing for this blurb pronoun... first person aside and all other variables accounted for...
people talk about random acts of kindness... free lunches... and constipated aesthetically pleasing moon-rises... until the celestial brother bleeds from his hands... go ask S. cunningham... wicca... reading your own tarot, the tower, the world, the fool, pentacles, wands... mysticism like good religion... in practice, always to be perfect, never at bat with a full count and a-name-a casey...
there is no shangri-la, the panda mountain valley... there is no mahogony jungle-gym... there is no lunar dream-base... or gone planet, with gone people, who left before we got here... only having had existed so as to be the great undiscoverable...

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Interference, double slit and Newton Rings by Odal on October 18th, 2017, 10:39 am
The question of interference patters is central to light theory. I would like to share some pictures that show the same patterns in very unusual situations.
The first picture has been taken with the open body of a digital camera, and a laser beam a pen) shining into the body. As you can see, the same patterns appear that are usually associated with constructive and destructive interference see in the double slit experiment, or in the use of two thin plates showing so-called Newton rings.

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No "Under God" in Porky's Pledge by Sisyphus on January 21st, 2010, 9:23 pm
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DPhil week 4 by Anonymous on November 8th, 2009, 7:41 pm
So, a few weeks have passed since I started my DPhil. At the moment we are spending most of our time on lecture courses and problem sets. On top of this I am trying to find a little time for my service work project. Basically anyone working on the LHC experiments (or at least the big couple) has to devote some proportion of their time to doing stuff that is useful for the experiment. This can be doing shifts on the detector, writing and validating software for to analyse the data or working on upgrade R&D. I'm working on an upgrade project to look into the radiation hardness of fibre optic cables.

Basically, in around a decade there is a planned luminosity upgrade (basically smashing more protons together per unit time) called SLHC that means that the detectors will be in a higher radiation environment. The inner parts of the detector use fibre optic cables to get the data out, and we need to test them to know that they can survive the planned decade of running at the higher luminosity....

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Butterfly Life Cycle Video by Anonymous on July 27th, 2009, 4:34 am
The short person is away at her grandmother's, but I promised her I would post a link to her video. The butterfly life cycle, as explained by a kid who likes to vanish from in front of the camera. She'll be making more, but this is her first.

(For some reason it won't let me use the url BBCode so this is copypasta)
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