Tuesday, April 18, 2006

The King of All Bad Ideas

There are bad ideas, and there are Bad Ideas. For some reason I think this is like, the King of All Bad Ideas:

NASA Achieves Breakthrough in Black Hole Simulation
"NASA scientists have reached a breakthrough in computer modeling that allows them to simulate what gravitational waves from merging black holes look like. The three-dimensional simulations, the largest astrophysical calculations ever performed on a NASA supercomputer, provide the foundation to explore the universe in an entirely new way."
Ok, it's just a computer simulation. But how long before some enterprising grad student decides to do his thesis on a practical simulation?

This seems to be the scientific equivalent of what happens after a Southerner says, "Hey, y'all, watch this!"

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