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Just assuming we invented the WWW huh? Check your American superiority at the door sir! :doublethumbsup:

Yeah. I really got carried away while I was researching great technology inventions.

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Fockers, weigh in.

Ive seen Opp credited singularly as the inventor of the bomb.

 

From one site which shall remain nameless for now.

 

1945 J. Robert Oppenheimer invented the nuclear bomb

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American History Draft

 

1.1 Volty Thomas Edison - Inventor

1.2 RHR George Washington - Wildcard

1.3 shotsup Abraham Lincoln - President

1.4 TBBOM Thomas Jefferson - President

1.5 90sbaby Henry Ford - Businessman

1.6 ZeroT Benjamin Franklin - Wildcard

1.7 vudu Albert Einstein - Physics

1.8 5Points John Adams - Thinker/Philosopher

2.1 5Points The Wright Brothers - Inventor

2.2 vudu Dwight D Eisenhower - General

2.3 ZeroT Franklin D Roosevelt - President

2.4 90sbaby John D. Rockefeller - Wildcard

2.5 TBBOM James Madison - thinker/philosopher

2.6 shotsup George Patton - General

2.7 RHR Martin Luther King Jr. - African American

2.8 Volty Mark Twain - Fiction Writer

3.1 Volty Merriweather Lewis and William Clark - Explorer

3.2 RHR Walt Disney - Business

3.3 shotsup Theodore Roosevelt - Wildcard

3.4 TBBOM J. Robert Oppenheimer and Enrico Fermi - Physics

3.5 90sbaby Steve Wozniak - Inventor

3.6 ZeroT Alexander Hamilton - Cabinet

3.7 vudu Muhammad Ali - African American

3.8 5Points Andrew Carnegie - Businessman

4.1 5Points Al Capone - Criminal

4.2 vudu George Eastman - Inventor

4.3 ZeroT J.P. Morgan - Businessman

4.4 90sbaby

4.5 TBBOM

4.6 shotsup

4.7 RHR

4.8 Volty

5.1 Volty

5.2 RHR

5.3 shotsup

5.4 TBBOM

5.5 90sbaby

5.6 ZeroT

5.7 vudu

5.8 5Points

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Ive seen Opp credited singularly as the inventor of the bomb.

 

From one site which shall remain nameless for now.

 

1945 J. Robert Oppenheimer invented the nuclear bomb

We all know there were a few dozen there all bouncing ideas off of each other. Richard Feynman has many, many hilarious inside stories about the goings on there.

 

http://calteches.library.caltech.edu/34/3/FeynmanLosAlamos.htm

 

Well worth the read.

 

A couple of samples:

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We were told to be very careful - not to buy our train ticket in Princeton, for example, because Princeton was a very small station, and if everybody bought train tickets to Albuquerque, New Mexico, in Princeton, there would be some suspicions that something was up. And so everybody bought their tickets somewhere else, except me, because I figured if everybody bought their tickets somewhere else. . .

 

So when I went to the train station and said, “I want to go to Albuquerque, New Mexico, “ the man says, “Oh, so all this stuff is for you!" We had been shipping out crates full of counters for weeks and expecting that they didn't notice the address was Albuquerque. So at least I explained why it was that we were shipping all those crates; I was going out to Albuquerque.

 

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One of the first interesting experiences I had in this project at Princeton was meeting great men. I had never met very many great men before. But there was an evaluation committee that had to try to help us along, and help us ultimately decide which way we were going to separate the uranium. This committee had men like Compton and Tolman and Smyth and Urey and Rabi and Oppenheimer on it. I would sit in because I understood the theory of the process of what we were doing, and so they'd ask me questions and talk about it. In these discussions one man would make a point. Then Compton, for example, would explain a different point of view. He would say it should be this way, and he would be perfectly right. Another guy would say, well, maybe, but there's this other possibility we have to consider against it.

 

I'm jumping! Compton should say it again! So everybody is disagreeing, all around the table. Finally, at the end, Tolman, who's the chairman, would say, “Well, having heard all these arguments, I guess it's true that Compton's argument is the best of all, and now we have to go ahead."

 

It was such a shock to me to see that a committee of men could present a whole lot of ideas, each one thinking of a new facet, while remembering what the other fellow said, so that, at the end, the decision is made as to which idea was the best - summing it all up without having to say it three times. So that was a shock. These were very great men indeed.

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Ive seen Opp credited singularly as the inventor of the bomb.

 

From one site which shall remain nameless for now.

 

1945 J. Robert Oppenheimer invented the nuclear bomb

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Ive seen Opp credited singularly as the inventor of the bomb.

 

From one site which shall remain nameless for now.

 

1945 J. Robert Oppenheimer invented the nuclear bomb

:rolleyes: There was a few dozen of them. Openheimer was the leader.

 

TBBOM is focking himself in the ass. Either Oppenheimer or Fermi by himself are each worth 10x more than Oppenheimer-Fermi which is still only10-15% of the bomb.

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:rolleyes: There was a few dozen of them. Openheimer was the leader.

I realize that. But hes also routinely referred to as the father of the atomic bomb.

 

J. Robert Oppenheimer is often called the "father of the atomic bomb"

 

So whats your suggestion? Give TBBOM the entire team?

 

He doesnt appear to care about any of their other work. He wants the inventor of the bomb.

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I realize that. But hes also routinely referred to as the father of the atomic bomb.

J. Robert Oppenheimer is often called the "father of the atomic bomb"

So whats your suggestion? Give TBBOM the entire team?

He doesnt appear to care about any of their other work. He wants the inventor of the bomb.

First it's your pick, please make it so I can go to bed.

 

Second, what he wants is impossible. All he gets is at most is 15% of the bomb and a box of cat hair. The people who come in behind him and takes Oppenheimer or Fermi as stand-alones, (let alone another half dozen of those participating) steal his lunch.

 

If he takes Oppenheimer he's good. If he takes Fermi, he's good. If he takes Oppenheimer-Fermi, he's got two of 40 pieces for the biggest/most ambitious project of their careers by far rather than 1/40.

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4.7 XXX

Was looking at him. You didn't snipe me like MLK but you did hit top five.

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First it's your pick, please make it so I can go to bed.

 

Second, what he wants is impossible. All he gets is at most is 15% of the bomb and a box of cat hair. The people who come in behind him and takes Oppenheimer or Fermi as stand-alones, (let alone another half dozen of those participating) steal his lunch.

 

If he takes Oppenheimer he's good. If he takes Fermi, he's good. If he takes Oppenheimer-Fermi, he's got two of 40 pieces for the biggest/most ambitious project of their careers by far rather than 1/40.

Im still confused about what you want here.

 

If hes allowed to take both at that spot, nobody else should be able to pick them as stand alone picks afterward. They should both be off the board. Or maybe I dont understand the rules?

 

Maybe youre saying the pick as it stands isnt possible since there were too many others involved?

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Im still confused about what you want here.

 

If hes allowed to take both at that spot, nobody else should be able to pick them as stand alone picks afterward. They should both be off the board. Or maybe I dont understand the rules?

 

Maybe youre saying the pick as it stands isnt possible since there were too many others involved?

Well, we sure as hell aren't give him the entire careers of two of the top five physicists because they worked together with 40 other people on one thing for a few year.

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Uh. I think Volty just made me pick out of turn.

 

I think it was supposed to be RHRs pick before Voltys 2 picks.

Oh, sh*t sorry. That was the movie draft, you were in the second spot, not this one. With shotsup at #3 both times and me on the corner.

 

Go ahead and delete your pick, maybe I should do mine too.

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Well, I guess everybody got a good look at who I'm taking so I can go to bed. I feel bad vudu, that was a good pick and I made you tip your hat.

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I realize that. But hes also routinely referred to as the father of the atomic bomb.

 

J. Robert Oppenheimer is often called the "father of the atomic bomb"

 

So whats your suggestion? Give TBBOM the entire team?

 

He doesnt appear to care about any of their other work. He wants the inventor of the bomb.

TBBOM said he wanted the inventor of the bomb. I think he'd be fine with taking just Oppenheimer for all intents and purposes.

 

"physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer was the scientific director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory that designed the actual bombs."

 

 

Give him Oppenheimer and throw Fermi back.

 

My .02

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TBBOM said he wanted the inventor of the bomb. I think he'd be fine with taking just Oppenheimer for all intents and purposes.

 

"physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer was the scientific director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory that designed the actual bombs."

 

 

Give him Oppenheimer and throw Fermi back.

 

My .02

I think so. I think leaving Oppenheimer out there for somebody to screw him would be bad form.

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4.4 - Nikola Tesla - Engineer

 

Should have been the first inventor off the bored. Phail :thumbsdown:

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Should have been the first inventor off the bored. Phail :thumbsdown:

 

Really should have. Not only was he not, but Edison was No. 1. :shocking:

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Also, thread should be changed to American Historical Figure Draft.

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I dont know who Volty took but

 

4.7 John Marshall, SCOTUS

Volty hasn't picked yet. You have one then he gets two at the turn.

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Uh. I think Volty just made me pick out of turn.

 

I think it was supposed to be RHRs pick before Voltys 2 picks.

 

 

Volty hasn't picked yet. You have one then he gets two at the turn.

 

I assumed his 2 picks were posted

 

who saw them? Post them, I have to leave for the night in about 15 mins

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I assumed his 2 picks were posted

 

who saw them? Post them, I have to leave for the night in about 15 mins

There was a little confusion. People posted picks out of turn. It got rectified. I think your first pick is a valid pick, now we wait for Volty.

 

ETA: I don't remember who his second pick was but you sniped his first pick.

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Dammit

 

Anyway LOL Me and RHR.

 

RHR swipes John Marshall from me and I swipe Salk from him.

 

The two names I'd posted were John Marshall and Henry Clay Sr. Salk was my backup.

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4.8 Henry Clay Sr. - Congressman

 

5.1 Jonas Salk - Scientist (Other)

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Oh, and go ahead and take fermi off my pick two picks ago. Give me Oppenheimer only.

 

Thanks volty.

 

 

Be sure to read Richard Feynman's account of inside events at Los Alamos. Easy reading, insightful, and funny since he's such a great storyteller. I posted a few passages earlier.

 

http://calteches.library.caltech.edu/34/3/FeynmanLosAlamos.htm

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Be sure to read Richard Feynman's account of inside events at Los Alamos. Easy reading, insightful, and funny since he's such a great storyteller. I posted a few passages earlier.

 

http://calteches.library.caltech.edu/34/3/FeynmanLosAlamos.htm

I have read Hiroshima Nagasaki by Paul ham. It was very good.

 

Did you get my text? I sent you my next pick, need a ruling please.

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