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    Large Hadron Collider

    The Large Hadron Collider achieved collisions today http://webcast.cern.ch/lhcfirstphysics/


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    no black holes? hmm lame.....
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    They had it on twitter too http://twitter.com/CERN/

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    Didn't they start it up over a year ago? What have they been doing so far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuneFishUK View Post
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    Woah, the Nephilim are going to return to Earth! Cool; about time they toured again.

    Now is the time to quote Prof Brian Cox "Anyone who thinks the LHC will destroy the Earth is a twat."

    http://www.astroengine.com/?p=1240
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    Yeah but is it worth 10 billions of $?

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    What, you'd use that money for the ignorant masses? There's more to life then mere survival.

    Screw them!
    They procreate-bringing stupid people into the world, they destroy each other, & they don't even know what the collider could do for the betterment of mankind.

    Much like a Denny's in the Sahara.



    But I digress.

    I remember reading an article about this. Heard about it on NPR.

    Cool.
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    There's more to life then mere survival.
    ...Well ... Technically there isn't.

    Although i think i understand what you mean, and i agree. Some risks are worth taking.

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    I swear to god, every time I see "Large Hadron Collider", I read it as "Large Hardon Collider", and it's driving me nuts.

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    we could have spent those 10 billion dollars on weapons, oh well maybe we will get black hole cannons out of this. -- politicians

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krato View Post
    we could have spent those 10 billion dollars on weapons
    Or cake. Free cake for all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossmirage View Post
    I swear to god, every time I see "Large Hadron Collider", I read it as "Large Hardon Collider", and it's driving me nuts.
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    Yay I am nerdily excited about this even though I'm no way skilled in the physics department - though I did read and love The Elegant Universe.

    Does it make you a hack if you love physics but can't do the maths??


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    Collider walks into a bar...

    Bartender: "Whoa! That's one large Hadron y'got there."

    Collider: "Yeah, and it's about time. Haven't been able to get it up for over a year."

    Bartender: "So what happened."

    Collider: "Well, I was thinkin' about how nice it would be to shoot some particles at work when I noticed Higgs boson go bouncing by, and...BINGO!"


    Sorry...somebody had to do it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by crossmirage View Post
    I swear to god, every time I see "Large Hadron Collider", I read it as "Large Hardon Collider", and it's driving me nuts.

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    $10 Billion for something that will probably bring us closer to the Theory of Everything as well as other neat stuff. Totally worth it.
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    If they could find some of the missing particles that would prove Super Symmetry, that would really give me a hadron.

    If they could find the graviton and start proving M-Theory, that would give me a large hadron.

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    This thread needs more crazy conspiratorial evidence for the error of Man's meddling in divine matters.

    God is watching! Abort mission or suffer His wrath!

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    Quote Originally Posted by squidmonk3j View Post
    This thread needs more crazy conspiratorial evidence for the error of Man's meddling in divine matters.

    God is watching! Abort mission or suffer His wrath!

    (ref: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news...lease20100329/ )
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    The empire is watching...

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    I thought the powers that be would be rational anough to find it very hard justifying the money spent on such an impractical dorkout..
    It's bad anough that higher echelons of society invent themselves jobs and appropriate sallaries just to circulate wealth.

    What's next, a buncha philosophy proffesors getting research grants to get one step closer to their phylosopher's stone...

    Humanity is bored. There needs to be a natural disaster of epic proportions soon to stir things up. I was kinda hoping this was it...
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    its worth 10 billion dollars if they can replace toyotas with starships O_O

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    $10b is nothing, in the grand scheme of things, a subatomic particle of piss in the ocean. Roughly 1% of the cost of the ever-so-beneficial war in Iraq, or 30% of the amount of money the UK government wastes annually because of incompetence and poor organisation. And that's about all I have to say on the matter because this subject, possibly more than any other at the present time, is a magnet for kooks, lazy thinkers, the willfully ignorant and, in general, thick people with opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron Impossible View Post
    And that's about all I have to say on the matter because this subject, possibly more than any other at the present time, is a magnet for kooks, lazy thinkers, the willfully ignorant and, in general, thick people with opinions..
    So you come, make some philosophical fart about $10b being nothing on a big scale and how way more money gets wasted on stupid shit in other places and then have nothing more to say.. And then have about 10 people thanking you for your lazy thinking...

    Althought it is informative i guess, I had no idea UK government is so incompetent, now i see where canadian government gets it's roots.

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