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Fermi lab's Tevatron shuts down today.

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by twilyth, Sep 30, 2011.

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    I guess they've gotten all they could out of it. I've spoken to a couple people who are research physicists (about 7 or 8 months ago, whenever it was announced) and they agree that it's served it's purpose. So, like it says, pour one for the Tevatron.

     
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    I I didn't sleep last night and I read that as "rub one out for the Tevatron" My mind did a few somersaults before coming to rest on "I read that wrongly".
     
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    I LOL'd :D
     
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    I have to admit that the 100 million price tag is NOT too large when put into perspective of the amount of funding going into e.g. marijuana campaigns :p, it's a fraction of that, but ofcourse I don't know much about this facility so I wouldn't be able to say surely how relevant it is anymore
     
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    If they rip out the accelerator, put in a wicked, four-mile long roller coaster and charge admission they would probably make enough to build a bigger PA. :D
     
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    Hell, Fermilab is only about 30 min away compared to about 1.5 hours to Six flags. I'd go to ride that thing in a heartbeat.

    A worthy cause at least:laugh:
     
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    It definately is, but so is science, and by taking a fraction of the funding for that, we could essentially have both :) We shouldn't give up on science
     
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    You bet! Share the wealth:toast: Or there's always the great saying "A friend in need, is a friend indeed!"
     
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    pfft who needs to understand particle physics, all you need to know is now we can afford 1 more F35 for the fleet :rockout:
     
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    Not even, they're pegging the price at $133 million per unit now. :shadedshu
     
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