Last year, we learned how they had drilled 10,000 feet into the San Andreas to get some rocks (ooooh!). Now, they have installed the instrument package. It's not that I think this is an example of 'Glam-Pork Science Gone Bad', noooo. And it's not that there are better things to spend the money on (they wouldn't get funded by Congress).
Well, maybe it is a little. Still, one would view this project with interest.