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    75 years ago on this day...

    The Trinity atomic bomb test changed the world forever

    Trinity was the code name of the first detonation of a nuclear device. It was conducted by the United States Army at 5:29 a.m. on July 16, 1945, as part of the Manhattan Project. The test was conducted in the Jornada del Muerto desert about 35 miles (56 km) southeast of Socorro, New Mexico, on what was then the USAAF Alamogordo Bombing and Gunnery Range, now part of White Sands Missile Range. The only structures originally in the vicinity were the McDonald Ranch House and its ancillary buildings, which scientists used as a laboratory for testing bomb components. A base camp was constructed, and there were 425 people present on the weekend of the test.

    The code name "Trinity" was assigned by J. Robert Oppenheimer, the director of the Los Alamos Laboratory, inspired by the poetry of John Donne. The test was of an implosion-design plutonium device, informally nicknamed "The Gadget", of the same design as the Fat Man bomb later detonated over Nagasaki, Japan, on August 9, 1945. The complexity of the design required a major effort from the Los Alamos Laboratory, and concerns about whether it would work led to a decision to conduct the first nuclear test. The test was planned and directed by Kenneth Bainbridge.

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    I had a professor in New Mexico that worked with Oppenheimer on nuclear reaction propagation theory...

    What was interesting about this guy was that he couldn't do Calculus any better than I could, or at least that is what he pretended to me and another student asking him questions ...

    Monte Carlo - game theory

    Monte Carlo simulations for particle and γ-ray emissions from a compound nucleus based on the Hauser-Feshbach statistical theory with pre-equilibrium emission are performed. The simulation yields reliable nuclear-reaction-wise energy spectra, or so-called exclusive spectra, for emitted neutrons and γ-rays, which are required in particle transport calculations for nuclear applications. The Monte Carlo method is applied to neutron-induced nuclear reactions on 56Fe, and the results are compared with a traditional deterministic method. The neutron and γ-ray emission correlation is examined by gating on an 847 keV γ-ray that is produced by an inelastic scattering process. The partial γ-ray energy spectra for different γ-ray multiplicities are inferred using this Monte Carlo method. In addition, we investigate a correlation between two neutrons in the (n,2n) reaction.
    “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”

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    I moved it to Genetic Detectives because DNA was early in its application then
    Last edited by NotAPretender, 17th July 2020 at 13:58.
    “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”

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    Two major issues humanity is facing besides all the other calamities are:

    How to get rid of resource based economy and how to live in harmony with AI.

    Is there any other solution than a shift in the state of collective consciousness?


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    We're going to have to go to some kind of rationing system, for basic needs, using digital credits. Most people won't have much in the way of credits left after purchasing what they basically need. I figure an economic form of Communism with democratic freedoms would work. Prior problems with centralized Communism involved the command rather than demand model. Really hard to do without advanced computer modelling systems. Now...not so difficult.

    I could live with it. I'd prefer it.

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    I think that Communism should be called something else. Especially Americans tend to be brainwashed to think that it's something bad.
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    Yeah, and some of that is deserved, as Communism, in the past, had to pretty much build walls around itself, so their doctors wouldn't escape to the golden bucks of capitalism.

    This may not be an issue, in the future, as countries with stable means of shelter and food will be safe to live in. Sure, a doctor could emigrate to the U.S. but if it goes the way of other degraded societies, that doctor will never feel safe. It could become a living Hell.

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    I guess Hurricanes are the theme of the day
    “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”

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    They all took a knee. This is going to become a very lasting symbolic act. Colin Kaepernick will be remembered much longer than he might have been with his NFL career.



    You can see it in action here from opening day, Nationals v Yankees.

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1286445847173947393

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    I've had a hunch:

    We are being educated in a faulty manner, maybe not faulty but incorrectly. We emphasize the physical at the expense of everything else that embraces the mind. Truth is, Religion fills that gap if the religion itself isn't focused on the physical too. And that's the problem with current day Christian advocates ... in spades.

    We need to learn about and embrace all that can't be felt, heard, or spit on. Why? Because it puts an emphasis on the intuitive aspects of our natures. The part that seeks to answer the existential issues that surround us because within that part is an inherent 'need' to see the long term. Not just the moment to moment results of our everyday actions.

    We're f***ed for the time being.
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    We'll get it right. Very slowly. Over time. With a few resets. We're in one now. God help us if a massive flare or CME comes our way.

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    I was posting in the humor thread but this seemed perfect for you and this thread, NAP.


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    lol ... perfect.
    “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”

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    “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”

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