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post #241 of 263
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This post is going to sound snarky...you've been warned.

Oooo! If you want to wave your big education willy around we can do that. My memories are coming from a 15 year career in particle physics, including 6 years working on a PhD which included work (albeit not much) using fractal dimensions to characterize multi-particle interactions. In addition, much of any particle physicist's work includes non-linear dynamics. Is my willy bigger than yours?

OK...my inner pedant is completely happy now. I'm going to shut up now before I annoy EVERYone.
Actually my intent was quite the opposite. I was saying that what exposure I have had was LONG time ago. I also mentioned that it was an introductory course. So boast all you want. Yours is bigger in the S&M disciplines.

Sounds like our education level is roughly the same, just different fields

You remind me of my mathematician cousin that works on some kind of human genome project. But he comes across as nicer to complete strangers and less condescending.
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I have finally stumbled onto this thread, and I'm hoping I can get a call from Chaos's agent. I have fired all the Epicski Academy coaches, including myself, in deference to the great gifts of Chaos--my new hero.

Henceforth, I believe it would be wise for him to be our only coach. Your picture and the simple wisdom of your words have convinced me, and I bow to your greatness!
As someone with the sole intention of imparting my genius to others, I accept your offer. Just tell me where to show up and when.
post #243 of 263
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As someone with the sole intention of imparting my genius to others, I accept your offer. Just tell me where to show up and when.
Could you come to Jackson Hole for the 2009 Gathering? It would make a great warmup for you. Feb 7.

Please? Please?

Edited to add that I wasn't even remotely suggesting you would NEED a warmup. Only that it might be fun for you to get a few extra hours on the snow.
post #244 of 263
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Could you come to Jackson Hole for the 2009 Gathering? It would make a great warmup for you. Feb 7.

Please? Please?

Edited to add that I wasn't even remotely suggesting you would NEED a warmup. Only that it might be fun for you to get a few extra hours on the snow.
I'll see what I can do. My schedule fills up pretty quickly.
post #245 of 263
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I'll see what I can do. My schedule fills up pretty quickly.
No doubt.
post #246 of 263
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You remind me of my mathematician cousin that works on some kind of human genome project. But he comes across as nicer to complete strangers and less condescending.
That certainly wasn't my intent. I wasn't intending to be rude or condescending. Blame by training...in my background debate was generally quite aggressive but still intended to be friendly. In this medium, that can come across as anything BUT friendly. I have complete respect for your opinions and knowledge and am simply disagreeing with them in some small way and am happy to be corrected or argued with.

If and when we were to actually share some turns, I think we'd probably enjoy eachother's company.
post #247 of 263
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Originally Posted by Wannabe View Post
If and when we were to actually share some turns, I think we'd probably enjoy eachother's company.
It's all good WB. I have pretty thick skin,e specially when skiing. I was just letting you know (as you seem to already know) that you come across as a bit harsh to folks. Remember Your first post directed at me said...

"You're wrong" or something similar..


I rolled with it and explained why I opinion was what it was and what sources I learned it from long ago.

You should try to smile more or at least pretend to when posting opposing viewpoints
Carry on
post #248 of 263
It's true...it's all true. *sob*

Did any of you post on rec.climbing back in the day? Back then it was considered bad form to use any emoticons...you were supposed to be good enough to imply/infer the good nature of the humor without emoticons. Obviously, I fail at that.
post #249 of 263
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He's not going uphill, he's skiing switch
But the skier in front is skiing switch, uphill!
post #250 of 263
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He's not going uphill, he's skiing switch
And dragging the T-Bar backwards to boot... Now THERE'S some powerful skiing!
post #251 of 263
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Originally Posted by Wannabe View Post
I used to work at CERN (and a couple other similar places). An accidental quench of a superconducting magnet can result in the release of a lot of stored energy. You can get quite a big bang and a lot of stress on things (i.e. stuff gets torn up). There are a lot of frustrated particle physicists out there now...thankfully I'm not one of them any more.
Just got this in email from a friend who's still in particle physics...an interesting description of the quench:

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It was a huge quench!

The current bus splice (inside cryostat) between two magnets became resistive and apparently the quench detection and protection there was inadequate at the splice location. The expanding helium backed up into the adjacent magnets; there was then an electrical arc that punctured the helium vessel.

The resulting pressure was too much for the magnets' relief valves to handle, and they exploded. Some magnets moved by 23 cm, busting free of their anchors in the concrete floor. At least 24 dipoles and 5 quadrupoles will have to be replaced... using up most of the spares.

In all, 6 tonnes of Helium were lost. Think of all the party balloons that could have been filled. Apparently it was pretty cool (literally) looking afterwards -- icicles everywhere -- but they're not releasing photos yet... :-(
Note...the magnets (the dipoles and the quadrupoles) are really freaking heavy and are bolted in place because alignment of them is very important. So moving them 23cm takes a LOT of force...

Anyway...pretty cool stuff I think. Sometimes I miss working in that field...and then I remember you have to have no life to be successful in it.
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post #253 of 263
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For that, Don, next time we meet, drinks are on me.
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
For that, Don, next time we meet, drinks are on me.
XX?
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XX?
Wannabe, did you click on the XX?
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Wannabe, did you click on the XX?
Absolutely...those are some of my favorite ads ever! My "XX?" was pointing out that you should be buying DD some XX when you said, "drinks are on me."
post #257 of 263
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Originally Posted by Chaos View Post
Fact!


I'm sorry, but it's widely known here at Epic, that I am the best skier.

You must be thinking of the Real Skiers website.
post #258 of 263
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For that, Don, next time we meet, drinks are on me.

Ooooh, this makes me think of Don's Mixed Drinks. (It's a Denver thing.) That would be a good place for a "mixer."
post #259 of 263
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Ooooh, this makes me think of Don's Mixed Drinks. (It's a Denver thing.) That would be a good place for a "mixer."
SB…Outstanding you know the place. [Also a small contributor when I came up with my alias for this joint ]

http://greatjoints.com/bar.php?id=74
post #260 of 263
Ive been keeping an eye on you before i registered. I like you chaos. Your sense of humor is one i have never seen in someone. I will take your word on your claim of being the best skiier here. im a pretty good skiier myself. But alas, Im a new member which may lead people to belive that i am talking out my ass. (play around with that statement im sure you can find a funny way to insult me on it.) forgive me though, im sure the status quo does not apply to you.

So please, enlighten me. im sure your unfailing wisdom, caustic dry humor and mild sarcasm can shed some light on what a great skier you are.
post #261 of 263
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Originally Posted by Wannabe View Post
That certainly wasn't my intent. I wasn't intending to be rude or condescending. Blame by training...in my background debate was generally quite aggressive but still intended to be friendly. In this medium, that can come across as anything BUT friendly. I have complete respect for your opinions and knowledge and am simply disagreeing with them in some small way and am happy to be corrected or argued with.

If and when we were to actually share some turns, I think we'd probably enjoy eachother's company.

Leonard, it is you!!
post #262 of 263
I am the most average skier here.

FACT!

and Word!

and dammit!
post #263 of 263
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Originally Posted by Ott Gangl View Post
Chaos, keep it coming (please)

....Ott
the guy is almost as entertaining as the first three words of a Sigi story

I will give props to hs ability to increase traffic tho------
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