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Los Alamos National Laboratory – one of the big nuke labs run by the US Department of Energy and a big supercomputing center – has been shut down by the Las Conchas fire that is burning on the outskirts of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The lab – which is 35 miles northwest of Santa Fe and which is home to the "Roadrunner" hybrid Opteron …

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"The lab has...

... an operating budget of $2bn and occupies 36 square miles and has over 8 million square feet of facilities in over 2,000 different structures."

So... it's Black Mesa, then?

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Mushroom

Am I the only one ...

... who read "wildfire" and "laboratory" and immediately thought of THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN?

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I can guarantee

that you are not. First thought was andromeda strain second was computer virus from 2005.

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Pint

Grad students now working

for roasted peanuts.

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Mushroom

They always did

In any case, neither fires, nor cigarettes are the usual cause of a "human fault" fire. The most common cause in "lots of sunshine" places is actually broken glass.

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