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Old Dec 10, 2010, 09:16 AM
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Once upon a time, I worked at a place that re-built linear accelerators.

Clinacs, Mevatrons, etc. Seeing the parts (assembling waveguides and hand making o-rings haunt my sleep to this day) still.
Those square blocks in the bottom (the aperture assembly) are depleted uranium. Imagine taking a flat file to one to take the dents (they are very soft) out on your first day. I didn't stay long.
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Old Dec 10, 2010, 09:16 AM
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...All- hand-fabbed by me exclusively...
The guns are all very cool in a wonderful overly macho way.

But how cool is it you play the cello.


Also, your mother-in-law is the bomb.
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Old Dec 10, 2010, 09:31 AM
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Got any video of that home-made gat gun?
That thing is COOL!
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Old Dec 10, 2010, 09:36 AM
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Old Dec 10, 2010, 10:37 AM
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Old Dec 10, 2010, 11:02 AM
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[QUOTE=Artemetra;16782863]My, that is astonishing. Not as if much of the Old Testament isn't already. But how do you get inspired to dig up a coincidence like that?
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Life is full of hidden meanings but also coincidences. Sometimes they are less obvious than other times. This was just a lucky hunch.

Subliminal advertising and neuro linguistic programming are deeply fascinating subjects. More suited to the Life, Universe and Politics thread though.
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Old Dec 10, 2010, 01:55 PM
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I count 3 cordless drills in this photo...upper left.
They only look like a drill
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Old Dec 10, 2010, 02:00 PM
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Once upon a time, I worked at a place that re-built linear accelerators.
They broke? What happened when they did?
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That looks more like an X-Ray or Gamma generator that includes the linac. And the depleted U seems to be a wavelength filter ?

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Once upon a time, I worked at a place that re-built linear accelerators.

Clinacs, Mevatrons, etc. Seeing the parts (assembling waveguides and hand making o-rings haunt my sleep to this day) still.
Those square blocks in the bottom (the aperture assembly) are depleted uranium. Imagine taking a flat file to one to take the dents (they are very soft) out on your first day. I didn't stay long.
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a few more to get you in the holiday spirit...
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Aw no, well it's Christmas again, time for the old Santa photo :
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