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Large Hadron Collider

 
Sameer Jamal
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Well its 2:30 PM I haven't seen any black-hole so far, any news ?
 
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I'm texting my particle physics professor brother-in-law every few minutes just to make sure
 
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Switzerland would be first to go; check if it still exists. People might not notice right away :-)
 
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Seems to be OK so far
[ September 10, 2008: Message edited by: Martijn Verburg ]
 
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I read somwhere as the intensity is increased earth may explode. Is LHR same as big bang ?
 
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Hi Prad,

My understanding is that what they are producing in the LHC is no different to what already happens naturally with our planet and the cosmic bombardment it gets every day. They simply made the LHC so they could reproduce those natural interactions in a lab where they can trap and measure things .

That said, if Switzerland goes away in the next month or so, I bags a spot on the ISS
 
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Folks,

The world ended about half an hour ago. Where were you?
 
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Largest particle collider conducts successful test

After a series of trial runs, two white dots flashed on a computer screen at 10:36 a.m. (0836 GMT) indicating that the protons had traveled the full length of the US$3.8 billion Large Hadron Collider.


After all that hype and expense all we got two white dots on a computer screen
 
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Originally posted by Ulf Dittmer:
Switzerland would be first to go; check if it still exists. People might not notice right away :-)


My Swiss bank accounts!!!
 
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Has the LHC destroyed the earth?
 
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Since the USA is a few hours behind, I just thought I'd mention that we're OK.
 
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
Folks,

The world ended about half an hour ago. Where were you?


We took a break to Mars.
 
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I giggle every time I read 'large hadron.'

-Cameron McKenzie
 
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I really have a problem with this. Mini black holes? Come on. Get real !!

It is obvious that mini wormholes will be generated. Sheesh, the only way to get a mini black hole is to have the mini wormhole open up to a black hole !!

Henry
 
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Originally posted by Cameron Wallace McKenzie:
I giggle every time I read 'large hadron.'

-Cameron McKenzie


That was my mistake in this thread. It never recovered.
 
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Of course:
The first beam was circulated through the collider on 10 September 2008 and the first high-energy collisions are planned to take place after the LHC is officially unveiled on 21 October 2008.

wiki

So you've got another month to live.
 
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Originally posted by Henry Wong:
I really have a problem with this. Mini black holes? Come on. Get real !!

It is obvious that mini wormholes will be generated. Sheesh, the only way to get a mini black hole is to have the mini wormhole open up to a black hole !!

Henry


Stargate fan are we?
 
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Originally posted by Joe Ess:


Of course:

wiki

So you've got another month to live.

They keep giving us mixed signals about what is to happen. I don't think its cool to keep us in limbo like unless they are trying to kill us with excitement.
 
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Originally posted by Arvind Birla:

I don't think its cool to keep us in limbo like unless they are trying to kill us with excitement.


Dead is dead isn't it?
 
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I'm experiencing a very odd tingling sensation. Anyone else?
 
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So you've got another month to live.

Well that sucks. I was all set for never having to restock my fridge, ever again.
 
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Originally posted by David O'Meara:
Since the USA is a few hours behind, I just thought I'd mention that we're OK.


View the source and look at the bottom.

Eric
 
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Originally posted by fred rosenberger:
Has the LHC destroyed the earth?


For extra fun, look at the source code of that page.
 
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I went to the shore this morning, two buckets of water was missing. :roll:
 
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Originally posted by fred rosenberger:
Has the LHC destroyed the earth?


on the other hand, we have this
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I'm convinced.
 
Arvind Mahendra
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So what was this whole experiment about at the end of the day? And when are we freakin supposed to die? I must say I was tad disappointed with what happened a day ago because I and many people in general had really gotten their hopes up.
 
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I thought there were tons of tests to run. It would be kinda silly to spend billions to do one test.

Personally, I want to see them accelerate potatoes in the 18 mile loop. At that speed, it will cook and mash it at the same time.

Henry
 
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Originally posted by Henry Wong:
I thought there were tons of tests to run. It would be kinda silly to spend billions to do one test.

Personally, I want to see them accelerate potatoes in the 18 mile loop. At that speed, it will cook and mash it at the same time.

Henry


Potatoes from first beam and Tomatoes from the other beam surrounded by some pepper and salt in between. That would be a great curry
 
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Originally posted by Akhilesh Trivedi:
I went to the shore this morning, two buckets of water was missing. :roll:

They are safe here with me. Sorry I forgot to leave a note.
 
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Originally posted by marc weber:

They are safe here with me. Sorry I forgot to leave a note.


:sigh:

Thanks. I can have sea-bath now.
 
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I couldn't find a sock this morning, I am thinking someone lost control of their hardon collider...
 
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A word from a classic of prediction:


Verse 10,49

Iardin du monde aupres de cit neufue,
Dans le chemin des montaignes cauees:
Sera saisi & plong dans la Cuve,
Beuuant par force eaux soulphre enuenimees.

Garden of the world near the new city,
In the path of the hollow mountains:
It will be seized and plunged into the Tub,
Forced to drink waters poisoned by sulfur.



From this point of view, talks about the disappearance of everything are exaggerated.
 
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Who is this "Greek Security System"?
 
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In a treatise on the hacking culture I read some 15 years ago I saw CERN described as a sort of driving school for hackers. Apparently they used to have weak security for a long time, before hacking and cracking entered public consciousness, and were used as an entry point into various connected networks by various and sundry characters, some of them quite unsavory.
 
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Hadron Collider halted for months
 
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