Old_Zircon That's how they made Wild-N-Mild Ranch Fritos.
fluffy I love this, but I can't get past how the narrator sounds like David Mitchell.
chumbucket Years ago I helped verify the design of the detector chips that went into this. Just about every device circuit in it broke every applicable design rule we had at the time.
Oscar Wildcat Do tell, Chum. Also not sure whether you mean that in a good way or a bad one.
chumbucket They challenge the technology they are manufactured in because, to act as pixel detectors, they need to design devices to withstand irradiation from particle events. So they don't use your typical transistor design. In many ways it is a bit like a ccd you find in digital cameras but with a much finer sensitivity.
Bisekrankas Forgive my ignorance, but was it because it was bad design or that it was ahead of its time?
chumbucket Not really ahead but more like out of the realm of normal transistor design.
Meatsack_Jones Where's the damn planet sucking black hole! You DISAPPOINT science!
Syd Midnight I continue to be impressed by the utility of the philosophical observation "If you want to know if anything truly exists, try hitting it really, really hard"
as for that bottle of hydrogen gas, they have one conspicuously labeled "PROTON SOURCE" in huge letters but thats actually a decoy, the real bottle of hydrogen is hidden and nondescript like most important things.