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by sox
Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Lead into gold?
Replies: 4
Views: 2002

Lead into gold?

The goal of transmuting lead into gold was one of the hallmarks of Alchemy. Today I was thinking about how we'd achieve this feat using nuclear fission... could a skilled mad scientist simply break lead atoms into gold+lithium? If it's theoretically possible, would you use a particle accelerator, so...
by sox
Wed May 07, 2008 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: worst bugs ever (or your most hated)
Replies: 196
Views: 22008

Re: worst bugs ever (or your most hated)

I recently had a bug where adding a module named bar.cpp somehow caused foo.cpp to not compile. Line by line, i removed code from bar.cpp in a trial-and-error attempt to figure out what was causing the problem... until i had removed ALL code from bar.cpp. Even the comments. "Strange," i th...

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