Because Physics is better than your major

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Cool toys.

Yet a challenge is stated by a surgeon. You get to work on it when it is shut down. we get to work on it while it is still working.

Just saying.. And I aint no surgeon. Would not be/ could not handle the fail part of it.
 
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That's a standard gizmoidal deviceitron.
What a nice surprise it's just the right size
For someone just like you
It's just what you need
and it's guaranteed
To do exactly what it will do
It stays together
it'll last forever
Which is something new these days
One thing about it you can live without it
But you'll order one today

- Klaatu
 
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Tune in next week when I prove that Italian food is better than whatever you eat.
 
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Tune in next week when I prove that Italian food is better than whatever you eat.

Don't penguins eat fish and squid?
 
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Don't penguins eat fish and squid?

Are fish and squid typical Italian foods?
 
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Are fish and squid typical Italian foods?

They're certainly typical Davian foods...:!!)
 
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Are fish and squid typical Italian foods?

I just can't picture penguins chowing down on a pizza and a pasta! Mama mia!
 
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I just can't picture penguins chowing down on a pizza and a pasta! Mama mia!
Anchovy pizza and krill pasta.
 
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I thought you were a math guy Peng Peng
 
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I thought you were a math guy Peng Peng

Sigh... learn your algebra!
 
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So sometimes people ask "why physics?" and I tell them about all that BS about learning how the world works, doing stuff that challenges me and interests me....

but this is the actual answer:

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X-ray laser experiment designed to be awesome

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ZOMG WHAT IS THAT?!?

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More awesome. AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT IT DOES.

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Okay this is more badass when they're actually here doing experiments

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SLAC Main Control Center, and the people working there act like they don't have a sweet *** job.

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Oh and to top it all off, dinner with a Nobel Prize winner.

SO WHERE WAS I?

Oh, right, I was at the Stanford Linear Accelerator National Lab for the APS CA/NV section meeting. They gave us a tour of the accelerator facility and here are my crappy photos. For cereal, though, what other areas (I know this isn't just a physicist's job) gets to play with awesome, massive experiments like this? Hell, I gave a talk, so the room was paid for by the APS! Then, oh, right, freaken Nobel Prize winner. How many people in other majors get to say stuff like that?

So, in conclusion, Physics is just better than whatever you're studying. I'm hyper right now.

DISCUSS!!!!!

I took that tour once. Steven Chu had just won his Nobel Prize and was the guest speaker.

Cool place!

Why Physics? Do they offer other degrees as well?
 
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Sigh... learn your algebra!

You see! You even act like a math guy:tongue2:
....well come to think of it, math guys are less stuck up about their mathness :biggrin:
 
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The more I look at these photos the more the evidence pops up into my eyes. This is a time travel machine. Pictures 4 and 5 clearly show they are having some fun either watching the universe at time 0 s or 10^200 years forward. Don't be surprised if their next paper will refute the Big Crunch theory.
 
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I do air conditioning because its cool. :cool:

*giggles*

I can always default to: I get paid to talk about sex.
 
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So, in conclusion, Physics is just better than whatever you're studying. I'm hyper right now.
Nah... engineers get to play with (and wreck) some big boys toys as well as physicists.
A pity about the stilted commentary on the video, but the nail-biting was genuine enough. Been there, done that...
 
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The more I look at these photos the more the evidence pops up into my eyes. This is a time travel machine. Pictures 4 and 5 clearly show they are having some fun either watching the universe at time 0 s or 10^200 years forward. Don't be surprised if their next paper will refute the Big Crunch theory.

Hmm, I was thinking it was a parallel universe generator.
 

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