>In a message dated 12/11/99 12:45:58 AM Central Standard Time,
> > Jeff, I did an experiment about 12 years ago at China Lake. We had
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<TEN MINUTES?!? Whoa, Nellie!!>
>I just KNEW this was the kind of thing my tax dollars were paying for in
>those super-secret high-tech installations in the desert!
Don't say it like it's something _bad_... Every redblooded nerdboy I knew growing up wanted to work in aerospace or some such precisely because of ad hoc research opportunities such as this one.