May 2, 2009

Comment of the Week

Ok, it is a no-brainer this week. From the NM labs selected as energy research centers post, where words like "pimping", and "whoring", and "snot eating, butt picking, gadfly" were cleverly being bandied about -- here is this week's winner of COW, posted at 8:34pm last night.

My God! Frank, Doug, HELP --- save us from the morons that have taken over this blog !!

Sorry, 8:34, we feel your pain. We don't write them, all we can do is read them and weep.

--Doug

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

"My God! Frank, Doug, HELP --- save us from the morons that have taken over this blog !!"

And while you're at it, Frank and Doug, could you also save us from the morons who have taken over LANL?

Anonymous said...

You can help Frank and Doug with the morons taking over LANL by looking in the mirror.

Anonymous said...

Frank, Doug, don't stop there, save us from the morons that have taken over the government!!

Anonymous said...

Frank & Doug, while you're at it would you also please help save us from the collapse of the global economic system, too? We would all appreciate it if our 401Ks could be salvaged.

Thanks a lot. You guys are the best!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Frank and Doug, while you are at, some further minor requests:
.) Please find a cure against all these nasty diseases,
.) Please prevent global warming, and
.) Please establish World peace.

Live long and prosper...
(ok, the last one was cheesy, but so were all the other posts under this topic)

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid it may be too late. It appears that idiots are all that is left on the blog.

Good luck with that 401K thing, however.

Anonymous said...

"It appears that idiots are all that is left on the blog." (10:37 AM)

Yes, and thanks for joining the club, 10:37 AM. Glad you could come by and visit with us for a while.

However, this ol' bit about "all that's left on this blog are idiots" meme is starting to get old. If you don't like this blog, then why do you keep coming back, time after time, 10:37 AM? Oh, I forgot, we're all idiots. That must explain it.

Anonymous said...

Did America Forget How to Make the H-Bomb? (Mother Jones)

Fri May 1, 2009 7:07 AM PST

For decades nonproliferation experts have argued that, once unleashed, the nuclear genie cannot be stuffed back in the bottle. But they probably didn't consider the possibility that a country with nuclear bomb-making know-how might forget how to manufacture a key atomic ingredient. Yet that's precisely what happened to the US recently, and national security experts say this institutional memory lapse raises serious questions about the federal government's nuclear weapons management.

www.motherjones.com/politics/
2009/05/fogbank-america-forgot
-how-make-nuclear-bombs

Anonymous said...

Anyone left at LANL still remember Bill Press? He use to head up science side at the lab. He's done very well since leaving LANL a couple of years ago. In fact, he just got appointed to the President's science advisory council...

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Computer Scientist Named to President's Council Of Advisors on Science and Technology

April 29, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas — William H. Press, the Warren J. and Viola M. Raymer Professor in Computer Sciences and Integrative Biology at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).

Press was among 20 scientists and engineers named to the council by President Obama in a speech at the National Academies.

Press has published more than 150 papers in the areas of computational biology, theoretical astrophysics, cosmology and computational algorithms. He is senior author of the "Numerical Recipes" textbooks on scientific computing, with more than 400,000 hardcover copies in print. His research is in bioinformatics and whole-genome genetics.

Anonymous said...

5/3/09 1:42 PM

Good for Bill! Great guy and someone who tried to actually help early career scientists at LANL. I hope he remembers how LANL screwed him over and pays the institution back.

Anonymous said...

1:42,

I hope he has more class and actually tries to help the institution.

Anonymous said...

Interesting comment, 5:14. What the various management "teams" at LANL have never snapped to is that the institutional memory embodied by the employees here is very long.

The fact that LANL management has chosen to repeatedly fuck over some of its best performers will never be forgotten, nor forgiven.

For the newcomers to LANL whose institutional memory is not yet up to speed, be advised that LANL turned an ethical corner in 2004 when UC chose to bring Peter G. Nanos on board as director. Lab management (yes, UC is still a part of LANS, LLC) has never looked back from the course they chose in 2004.

Anonymous said...

5:29,

I suspect that Bill Press recognizes that the "new, Improved" LANL does not have sufficient redeeming features to warrant rescuing.

Anonymous said...

That's funny. I seem to recall Bill Press being regularly pilloried on the old blogs.

Anonymous said...

That's funny. I seem to recall Bill Press being regularly pilloried on the old blogs.

5/4/09 6:25 AM

That's funny, because I don't ever recall this happening with any regularity.

Bill was usually seen as a fighter for strong science at the lab. The difference between science managers like Bill Press and Terry Wallace is particularly striking.

Anonymous said...

Same impression as 12:36 PM

Anonymous said...

Lets face it, this blog IS gadfly heaven. And I'll bet most of the people that frequent this blog really do pick their noses (when no one is looking). Let us move on to something with more relevance.

Anonymous said...

Everyone picks their nose when they think no one is looking. Most people don't admit it, though.

Frank, Doug, save us from the denying nose pickers!

Anonymous said...

You can't make this stuff up.

Here is a story on Joe Barton, one of the people who has done so much to bring LANL to where it is today.

Yes, he really is wasting money on this.

I wonder -- can we give Texas back?
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0509/21989.html

"Rep. Joe Barton likens BCS football to 'communism'"

"Texas Rep. Joe Barton likened college football's Bowl Championship Series to "communism" Friday, even as he made the case that the system is what it is because of money.

In his opening remarks during a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's commerce, trade and consumer protection subcommittee, Barton — the panel's ranking Republican — recalled the hearing he held on the same matter several years ago."

Anonymous said...

Joe Barton is the Congressman from a district with a tiny East Texas town that know one even knows. However, in East Texas, football is very serious business. He's playing to the locals. Thank goodness that he's largely out of power now that his party has largely been banished by the electorate.

Anonymous said...

"Joe Barton is the Congressman from a district with a tiny East Texas town that know (sp) one even knows. "

yes, like the tiny towns of fort worth and arlington. dumbass!

Anonymous said...

Germans pick their nose and eat it and they do it in public. Germany is generally recognized as producing the finest engineers in the world. LANL, are you paying attention? Come out of the closet.

Anonymous said...

Joe Barton's Texas 6th District only covers a small part of the outlying area of Fort Worth. Most of it is small town "fly-over" country. Take a look-see, dumb-ass:

www.joebarton.house.gov/media/
photos/cd109_TX06.gif