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  • There are usually plenty of sources from...

    There are usually plenty of sources from unrelated third parties.
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    Okay? I'm more concerned with facts than common...

    Okay? I'm more concerned with facts than common misconceptions. If you want accurate history pertaining to the development of the atomic bomb I would recommend The Making of the Atomic Bomb by...
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    No he didn't even write it. That was Leo Szilard....

    No he didn't even write it. That was Leo Szilard. Einstein was just a hotshot so his signature gave the letter a little more credibility. Leo Szilard basically came up with the idea of the nuke, and...
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    Just a few nitpicks. Though there was fear at...

    Just a few nitpicks. Though there was fear at first that the Nazis could be developing an atomic bomb, it was discovered (still during the war) that they were miles behind the US and basically had no...
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    I'm speaking of whether or not they should have...

    I'm speaking of whether or not they should have been given more time before dropping another atomic bomb, not the choice of city.
  • Here's an idea instead of all this speculating. ...

    Here's an idea instead of all this speculating.

    http://puu.sh/ayaKS/1a70bfee08.jpg
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    There was quite a bit of debate about this before...

    There was quite a bit of debate about this before the attack. Trinity might not have impressed them, as it wouldn't really demonstrate the scale unless they just took our word for it. It's kind of...
  • Because most were wiped out in a single mass...

    Because most were wiped out in a single mass extinction event.

    Ah I see what you're saying. They literally called them a species. Poor choice of words I suppose. Pop science articles are good at...
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    Actually I couldn't find anything regarding...

    Actually I couldn't find anything regarding suicides following the Manhattan Project, so they were probably scarce. If someone could find a source on that it would be appreciated.
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    Not that I know of. But I suppose "a lot" is...

    Not that I know of. But I suppose "a lot" is pretty subjective.
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    I'm not sure they were so regretful as everyone...

    I'm not sure they were so regretful as everyone in the thread is suggesting. I've done quite a bit of reading on the Manhattan Project, and the crew knew what they were getting into. They had to...
  • Did it say anywhere that their starting wages...

    Did it say anywhere that their starting wages were 325k per episode? I find that unlikely.

    30th July 2014



    The actors work with the material they're given. You have to be pretty stupid to...
  • The ratings cited in the article are comparable...

    The ratings cited in the article are comparable to Friends.
  • That's awesome that you don't like the show. I...

    That's awesome that you don't like the show. I don't either. Regardless, the ratings are really high so the stars of the show should probably be compensated better.
  • If they really are getting 20 million viewers per...

    If they really are getting 20 million viewers per episode, they should be making more.
  • How much do you think the producers and various...

    How much do you think the producers and various executives make?
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    whoops this has been pointed out already

    whoops this has been pointed out already
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    Bug thread.

    Bug thread.
  • They pretty much only add pieces.

    They pretty much only add pieces.
  • Yes 71% would not qualify simply because of their...

    Yes 71% would not qualify simply because of their weight. Brilliant title.
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    Calorie intake and weight is what matters when it...

    Calorie intake and weight is what matters when it comes to increasing risk of type 2. It's a misconception that sugar can cause diabetes.
  • Probably the fact that it doesn't behave the same...

    Probably the fact that it doesn't behave the same way as charge. It is weird.
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    No they are both quite different on a fundamental...

    No they are both quite different on a fundamental level and this drug would be treating a problem that type 1 diabetics do not have.

    Also the title seems to be misleading. Trials on mice don't...
  • I should rephrase that. If you have any plans for...

    I should rephrase that. If you have any plans for not sounding like a dick, you should try not sound like a dick. I can't tell you how to behave, but you give off a very elitist vibe. You could...
  • triple question marks usually suggest a...

    triple question marks usually suggest a nonserious question

    Also it's simply called the Higg's Field, and it really has little to do with GR.

    18th July 2014



    You really should try to...
  • but where does the gravity come from that makes...

    but where does the gravity come from that makes things roll down the spacetime hills???
  • No need to be snarky. These are not intuitive...

    No need to be snarky. These are not intuitive concepts.
  • Nope. Dark matter has positive mass. Dark matter...

    Nope. Dark matter has positive mass. Dark matter is simply the name given to undetectable matter that must exist to account for anomalies in the orbits of stars around their galactic centers.


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    Did they just not understand the definition of...

    Did they just not understand the definition of zero G? Am I missing something?
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    He probably means fission reactor. And he...

    He probably means fission reactor. And he probably means he fused a few atoms.
  • It's fan art, it was never going to be a movie.

    It's fan art, it was never going to be a movie.
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    Applying a magnetic field and changing the...

    Applying a magnetic field and changing the polarization of the film does not happen at the speed of light. The time it takes for the actual atomic structure in the film to rearrange itself is slower...
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    That doesn't make sense. I think what you meant...

    That doesn't make sense. I think what you meant to say is that they were fast.
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    Isn't that pretty much how the sciences are too?...

    Isn't that pretty much how the sciences are too? You learn it once so that you can forget it, but you have the ability to quickly learn it again when necessary.
  • That's actually pretty amazing. With hundreds of...

    That's actually pretty amazing. With hundreds of thousands of employees it's pretty incredible that there are only a few dozen bad apples.

    16th July 2014



    wtf
  • That wasn't talking about brown people, silly.

    That wasn't talking about brown people, silly.
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    I'd recommend reading The Making of the Atomic...

    I'd recommend reading The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes if you haven't already.
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    Perhaps since you are making wild speculations...

    Perhaps since you are making wild speculations you shouldn't believe it at all. I don't think people can give you viable alternatives with confidence. The limitations of our current knowledge is just...
  • You drink them all? Do you stay outside for more...

    You drink them all? Do you stay outside for more than 20 minutes?
  • That would actually be a really dumb reason for...

    That would actually be a really dumb reason for making since geographic north is the magnetic south.
  • How many people in this thread have overweight...

    How many people in this thread have overweight parents? As a kid it's easy to stay fit. Once you get a full time job and have children to take care of you can lose time for exercise. It's not...
  • This is just wrong. Please supply a source that...

    This is just wrong. Please supply a source that says Edison didn't invent anything and it was all his employees' work.
  • If you define people's innocence based...

    If you define people's innocence based exclusively on laws then you have the moral development of a 9 year old.
  • That actually is right , yes.

    That actually is right , yes.
  • Wth does your title have to do with anything?

    Wth does your title have to do with anything?
  • Almost every show during Shark Week at some point...

    Almost every show during Shark Week at some point says how important sharks are.
  • We'll shit I'd rather have no pope.

    We'll shit I'd rather have no pope.
  • lol not even close

    lol not even close
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    You hating it has no bearing on whether or not...

    You hating it has no bearing on whether or not it's correct.
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    Particle Fever (http://particlefever.com/) is...

    Particle Fever is available Tuesday on iTunes. I can't wait to check it out.
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