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selinz
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re: Slideshow: Inside IBM’s superconductor lab
selinz   10/31/2012 6:46:27 PM
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The lab doesn't look messy to me, it simply looks jam packed. Wires, cables, etc are not bundled up, making their access and debugging easy and adding flexibility. However, I'm guessing that there is a lot of old "junk" in those cabinets in the background...

trm1945
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re: Slideshow: Inside IBM’s superconductor lab
trm1945   10/31/2012 6:44:46 PM
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Neat and tidy have a place. When you find it, please close the lid and turn out the lights when you leave.

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re: Slideshow: Inside IBM’s superconductor lab
Brutus_II   10/31/2012 4:41:40 PM
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A messy lab like that means job security. Who would be able to make heads or tails out of it that is not intimately familiar with "the layout". (I am joking and agree that a messy desk or lab usually means a lot is going on). Very interesting stuff. Thanks for sharing the views.

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re: Slideshow: Inside IBM’s superconductor lab
SecurityGeek   10/31/2012 3:38:30 PM
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Agree. A messy lab means real work is being done. Always question a clean engineering desk. If the research in room temperature levitation properties helps us get flying cars, then I'm all for keeping the lab as messy as possible.

seaEE
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re: Slideshow: Inside IBM’s superconductor lab
seaEE   10/31/2012 5:26:24 AM
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The first thing I thought of was Jim Williams lab!

sprite0022
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re: Slideshow: Inside IBM’s superconductor lab
sprite0022   10/31/2012 5:03:36 AM
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he might have done some disk drive head contribution. but getting room temp superconductors with this method just sounds cheesy.

rick merritt
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re: Slideshow: Inside IBM’s superconductor lab
rick merritt   10/31/2012 2:29:58 AM
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It's not a pretty lab but its not supposed to me. They are clearly doing real work of value there. Finding the path to GMR heads for disk drives was huge for the whole industry.

sprite0022
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re: Slideshow: Inside IBM’s superconductor lab
sprite0022   10/31/2012 12:42:53 AM
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there is a fine line between honest R&D and cheating funding. this one, uh.. I am feeling 75% of it belong to 2nd category.

mike.seiler
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re: Slideshow: Inside IBM’s superconductor lab
mike.seiler   10/30/2012 9:09:31 PM
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That is such a messy looking lab they really need a feng shui expert to come in and tidy up. Interesting, thanks for sharing.

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