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BWE



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 10 2008,17:03   

Link to up to the hour updates: here.

Then there's this one: here. Read the last few lines of the source code.

And an insiders view:here. Very cool info.

Media hype:
here.
ETA this quote:
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Also our old friend Nostradamus’ words ring from the grave with this grim prediction:

Nostradamus quatrain 9 44:

Leave, leave Geneva every last one of you,
Saturn will be converted from gold to iron,
"Raypoz" will exterminate all who oppose him,
Before the coming the sky will show signs.

Did Nostradamus predict the Large Hadron Collider? Will the Earth disappear into a black hole of its own making?


Which lead to this apparently:
here.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 10 2008,17:20   

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Leading scientists and researchers at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, said the experiment was safe. They dismissed as "pure fiction" doomsday predictions that the experiment could create anti-matter, or black holes.

But in deeply religious and superstitious India, fears about the experiment and the minor risks associated with it spread rapidly through the media.

In east India, thousands of people rushed to temples to pray and fast while others savored their favorite foods in anticipation of the world's end.


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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 10 2008,17:27   

I think that all this end of the world stuff is good for science, it gets the collider on the front page and people may actually get interested in the facts.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 10 2008,17:52   

Quote (bystander @ Sep. 10 2008,23:27)
I think that all this end of the world stuff is good for science, it gets the collider on the front page and people may actually get interested in the facts.

Sadly the majority of comments I've read/heard from the general public have bemoaned the cost and "uselessness" of the LHC.

That's right, when faced with the most awesome collaborative effort our species has ever made, our fellows whine about it in a petulant and ignorant manner. It's enough to make one spew blood.

Needless to say the LHC is so cool that I am sat here listening to today's dedicated programmes from BBC Radio 4 that I recorded. I'm sporting a throbbing science (metaphorical) boner too.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 10 2008,17:54   

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people may actually get interested in the facts.


Doubt it. Six months from now, it'll be like "remember when those scientists tried to blow up the world and it totally didn't work?"

But we can hope, I suppose.

Anyway, very cool info. Thanks BWE.

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BWE



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 10 2008,18:00   

Quote (C.J.O'Brien @ Sep. 10 2008,17:54)
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people may actually get interested in the facts.


Doubt it. Six months from now, it'll be like "remember when those scientists tried to blow up the world and it totally didn't work?"

But we can hope, I suppose.

Anyway, very cool info. Thanks BWE.

I've googled it maybe 50 times today to see if there might be more info.

I remember Lee Smolin or maybe Carlo Rovelli saying it might be sensitive enough to detect gravity waves or their corresponding particle but some physicists have told me today that that is a range of sensitivity far outside our capability in terms of resources.

Also, you're welcome. :)

I've got the science wood too.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 10 2008,19:08   

if memory serves me correctly, there were scientists involved in the manhatten project that were of the opinion that the first nuclear weapon would set the atmosphere on fire.

that's why we're all dead now and don't have to worry about the LHC.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 10 2008,21:40   

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if memory serves me correctly, there were scientists involved in the manhatten project that were of the opinion that the first nuclear weapon would set the atmosphere on fire.


They thought there was a risk that N2 + O2 would produce enough heat to form a self sustaining reaction? Or something else?

Henry

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 10 2008,22:06   

Quote (rhmc @ Sep. 10 2008,19:08)
if memory serves me correctly, there were scientists involved in the manhatten project that were of the opinion that the first nuclear weapon would set the atmosphere on fire.

that's why we're all dead now and don't have to worry about the LHC.

I seem to recall a version where it was Fermi who was using these sort of predictions to torment everyone else.

Of course, this is the same guy who, when asked to rate his intellect from 1-100, said "Einstein is 100, but I am 99."

edited because the m and the comma are annoyingly close together

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 10 2008,22:20   

I hope they find just exactly where Mr. Higgs Boson is hiding, too.  And then throw his ass in jail, where he belongs.

:O

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 11 2008,01:09   

I have the great displeasure of working with a YECist. When the local news aired a story about the LHC and mentioned how it would simulate conditions a billionth of a second after the big bang my YECist actually sneared in derision.

He's as misinformed about big bang theory (something from nothing) as he is about evolution (why are there still apes?) and has no interest in learning. 'God did it' is so much easier.

Sometime I really want to slap the sh*t out of him.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 11 2008,03:55   

Quote (rhmc @ Sep. 11 2008,01:08)
if memory serves me correctly, there were scientists involved in the manhatten project that were of the opinion that the first nuclear weapon would set the atmosphere on fire.

that's why we're all dead now and don't have to worry about the LHC.

Memory does serve you correctly. Every major advance/project is hampered by doomsayers. (Meaningful health and safety concerns are a different bag, baby)

I have it on good authority that at the invention of the wheel there was a large protest about the fact that the spokes would cause friction sufficient to start forest fires.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 11 2008,07:07   

Quote (Louis @ Sep. 11 2008,03:55)
Quote (rhmc @ Sep. 11 2008,01:08)
if memory serves me correctly, there were scientists involved in the manhatten project that were of the opinion that the first nuclear weapon would set the atmosphere on fire.

that's why we're all dead now and don't have to worry about the LHC.

Memory does serve you correctly. Every major advance/project is hampered by doomsayers. (Meaningful health and safety concerns are a different bag, baby)

I have it on good authority that at the invention of the wheel there was a large protest about the fact that the spokes would cause friction sufficient to start forest fires.

Louis

So, I was wrong.

So far...

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 11 2008,07:52   

I'm kind of disappointed that the world didn't end. Apocalypse by Black Hole had nice Calvinistic overtones.

We still have hope. The cross section for pp-->Rapture is small. Wait to the LHC is running at full luminosity.

EDIT: because a special character (a right arrow) that worked in the preview didn't show up in the post. I guess the AtBC powers-that-be consider some special characters (especially right arrows) dangerous.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 11 2008,08:06   

Quote (J-Dog @ Sep. 11 2008,13:07)
Quote (Louis @ Sep. 11 2008,03:55)
Quote (rhmc @ Sep. 11 2008,01:08)
if memory serves me correctly, there were scientists involved in the manhatten project that were of the opinion that the first nuclear weapon would set the atmosphere on fire.

that's why we're all dead now and don't have to worry about the LHC.

Memory does serve you correctly. Every major advance/project is hampered by doomsayers. (Meaningful health and safety concerns are a different bag, baby)

I have it on good authority that at the invention of the wheel there was a large protest about the fact that the spokes would cause friction sufficient to start forest fires.

Louis

So, I was wrong.

So far...

Well there are more wheels around now and we do get forest fires.....

IT'S A CONSPIRACY I TELLS YA! TEECH TEH CONTRUVERSE!

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 11 2008,10:05   

Check out the last ten seconds of LHC webcams.

This is rarely a good sign.

Louis, are you still there?

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 11 2008,10:47   

Biologists can haz big sciens too.
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Dallas, TX – Scientists from the Evolutionary Acceleration Research Institute (EARI) announced that the first test of the Giant Animal Smasher (GAS) will begin on December 19, 2008, the 41st anniversary of the premiere of Dr. Dolittle.

Dr. Thomas Malwin, head of the research project, said, "The first test runs will only accelerate microscopic life-forms like bacteria and viruses to high speeds, but theoretically the GAS can handle animals as large as squirrels, hence the squirrel smasher moniker."


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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 11 2008,10:50   

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Biologists can haz big sciens too.
   
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Dallas, TX – Scientists from the Evolutionary Acceleration Research Institute (EARI) announced that the first test of the Giant Animal Smasher (GAS) will begin on December 19, 2008, the 41st anniversary of the premiere of Dr. Dolittle.

Dr. Thomas Malwin, head of the research project, said, "The first test runs will only accelerate microscopic life-forms like bacteria and viruses to high speeds, but theoretically the GAS can handle animals as large as squirrels, hence the squirrel smasher moniker."

Crazy scientists in there ivory towers.  Us folks out in reality-land have been experimenting with smashing together large, dumb animals for years. Ain't that right, Heddle? Observe.

EDIT: To make it a little more....personal.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 11 2008,10:59   

Well, ya know, the first Adam smasher was made from apple wine.  :p

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 11 2008,11:20   

Quote (carlsonjok @ Sep. 11 2008,10:50)
   
Quote (JohnW @ Sep. 11 2008,10:47)
Biologists can haz big sciens too.
       
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Dallas, TX – Scientists from the Evolutionary Acceleration Research Institute (EARI) announced that the first test of the Giant Animal Smasher (GAS) will begin on December 19, 2008, the 41st anniversary of the premiere of Dr. Dolittle.

Dr. Thomas Malwin, head of the research project, said, "The first test runs will only accelerate microscopic life-forms like bacteria and viruses to high speeds, but theoretically the GAS can handle animals as large as squirrels, hence the squirrel smasher moniker."

Crazy scientists in there ivory towers.  Us folks out in reality-land have been experimenting with smashing together large, dumb animals for years. Ain't that right, Heddle? Observe.

EDIT: To make it a little more....personal.

So true... NASCAR collisions produce oodles more center of mass energy than the LHC. All gasoline powered. We don't need no stinkin' superconducting magnets and RF cavities. And by the size of some of the beer bellies--well the Higgs field is sure in evidence.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 11 2008,11:59   

Quote (dheddle @ Sep. 11 2008,16:05)
Check out the last ten seconds of LHC webcams.

This is rarely a good sign.

Louis, are you still there?

Why is the horizon getting redder?

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 11 2008,15:56   

Quote (dheddle @ Sep. 11 2008,10:05)
Check out the last ten seconds of LHC webcams.

This is rarely a good sign.

Louis, are you still there?

That will damned near certainly scare someone. Funny though. How would I know if it had all gone tits up BTW? Time stopping would be a pest.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 11 2008,17:24   

Quote (dheddle @ Sep. 11 2008,08:52)
I'm kind of disappointed that the world didn't end. Apocalypse by Black Hole had nice Calvinistic overtones.

We still have hope. The cross section for pp-->Rapture is small. Wait to the LHC is running at full luminosity.

It is kind of amusing to think that those huge gamma ray bursts are civilizations turning on their own LHCs. That would constitute a solution to Fermi's Paradox.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 12 2008,06:00   

Quote (stevestory @ Sep. 12 2008,05:24)
Quote (dheddle @ Sep. 11 2008,08:52)
I'm kind of disappointed that the world didn't end. Apocalypse by Black Hole had nice Calvinistic overtones.

We still have hope. The cross section for pp-->Rapture is small. Wait to the LHC is running at full luminosity.

It is kind of amusing to think that those huge gamma ray bursts are civilizations turning on their own LHCs. That would constitute a solution to Fermi's Paradox.

I could see a sciencefiction story in that -- Somebody (A brave Calvinist Science Student) decoding a message prior to a gamma ray burst realises what  will happen and the only people he can convince is a washed out DrDr Mathematician and an ex Dell engineer.
They travel to europe to try and stop the test but are continually EXPELLED

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 12 2008,06:13   

The webcam animations... one wouldn't actually see any blackness in the vicinity of a black hole, I wouldn't think. Perhaps the physics folks can correct me, but my understanding was that collisions of matter beyond the event horizon would give off copious amounts of EM radiation, including light. Am I wrong on that?

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 12 2008,06:40   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Sep. 12 2008,06:13)
The webcam animations... one wouldn't actually see any blackness in the vicinity of a black hole, I wouldn't think. Perhaps the physics folks can correct me, but my understanding was that collisions of matter beyond the event horizon would give off copious amounts of EM radiation, including light. Am I wrong on that?

Spoilsport!

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 12 2008,12:04   

Collisions of matter beyond the event horizon? Or on its way down to the event horizon?

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 12 2008,13:24   

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Collisions of matter beyond the event horizon? Or on its way down to the event horizon?

That was my question.

Before matter gets to the event horizon (or even zero point fluctuations where one partner is on one side of the event horizon and the other isn't) = radiation central.

Beyond the event horizon = dunno!

Isn't everything that goes on inside a black hole highly speculative for the same reasons that the events prior to/during the exact moment of the big bang impenetrable (singularities, no good theory of quantum gravity etc). IANAP. I need a physicist (or a better memory).

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 12 2008,14:16   

On its way to, not on the other side of.

Otherwise, we wouldn't see it.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 12 2008,14:18   

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On its way to, not on the other side of.

Otherwise, we wouldn't see it.

Phew, I was getting worried about you.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 12 2008,14:24   

"Kif old friend, I don't know what disgusts me more: your cowardice or your stupidity. We'll simply set a new course, for that empty region over there near that blackish, holish thing."

-Commander Zap Brannigan.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 12 2008,14:35   

Quote (Louis @ Sep. 12 2008,13:24)
IANAP. I need a physicist (or a better memory).

Louis

Can someone tell me if this is Louis trying to take RTH's place in hitting on Heddle?  If so we need to talk about an intervention.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 13 2008,06:38   

Quote (Louis @ Sep. 12 2008,14:18)
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Sep. 12 2008,20:16)
On its way to, not on the other side of.

Otherwise, we wouldn't see it.

Phew, I was getting worried about you.

Louis

I'm not sure why. It seems nonsensical to me to try to discuss where an event horizon is based on an external reference. The 4 September Nature article on black holes (p.39) discusses the estimated diameter of the one at the center of the Milky Way as being 12 million to 24 million kilometers and thus a radius of 6 to 12 million kilometers; radiation from matter collisions visible to us must be beyond that distance. Of course, I'm not a physicist, so if I've overlooked something, I'd like to find that out.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 13 2008,07:50   

Quote (Texas Teach @ Sep. 12 2008,20:35)
Quote (Louis @ Sep. 12 2008,13:24)
IANAP. I need a physicist (or a better memory).

Louis

Can someone tell me if this is Louis trying to take RTH's place in hitting on Heddle?  If so we need to talk about an intervention.

There is no universe in which that will happen. I have an appreciation for Heddle's abilities with physics, other than that I have no desire to engage in RTHesque Heddlemania or FTKflirting.

No intervention necessary.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 13 2008,07:52   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Sep. 13 2008,12:38)
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Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Sep. 12 2008,20:16)
On its way to, not on the other side of.

Otherwise, we wouldn't see it.

Phew, I was getting worried about you.

Louis

I'm not sure why. It seems nonsensical to me to try to discuss where an event horizon is based on an external reference. The 4 September Nature article on black holes (p.39) discusses the estimated diameter of the one at the center of the Milky Way as being 12 million to 24 million kilometers and thus a radius of 6 to 12 million kilometers; radiation from matter collisions visible to us must be beyond that distance. Of course, I'm not a physicist, so if I've overlooked something, I'd like to find that out.

I think I'd just read "beyond" in a different way TBH. In which case I should be worried about me.

Hmmmm.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 13 2008,09:04   

It seems there was a conflation of two distinct inertial frames of reference.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 13 2008,09:22   

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It seems there was a conflation of two distinct inertial frames of reference.

I wondered when someone was going to make that joke.

I approve of it and wish to subscribe to your newsletter. All my base are now belong to you.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 13 2008,11:09   

Quote (Texas Teach @ Sep. 12 2008,12:35)
 
Quote (Louis @ Sep. 12 2008,13:24)
IANAP. I need a physicist (or a better memory).

Louis

Can someone tell me if this is Louis trying to take RTH's place in hitting on Heddle?  If so we need to talk about an intervention.

Ah! We know now why Louis drove RTH away! It's all making sense now.

He'll just break your heart, Louis. He'll tell you your name isn't on that 'Get Into Heaven List', then it's all downhill from there.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 13 2008,11:29   

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Quote (Texas Teach @ Sep. 12 2008,12:35)
 
Quote (Louis @ Sep. 12 2008,13:24)
IANAP. I need a physicist (or a better memory).

Louis

Can someone tell me if this is Louis trying to take RTH's place in hitting on Heddle?  If so we need to talk about an intervention.

Ah! We know know why Louis drove RTH away! It's all making sense now.

He'll just break your heart, Louis. He'll tell you your name isn't on that 'Get Into Heaven List', then it's all downhill from there.

You can act the twat all you like Chatfield, we're all just waiting for the new gay porno you made to come out. It's called the Large Hardon Collider.*

Louis

*Abuse, on topic. No POTW. BIAS I TELLS YA!

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 13 2008,11:41   

Quote (Louis @ Sep. 13 2008,09:29)
You can act the twat all you like Chatfield, we're all just waiting for the new gay porno you made to come out. It's called the Large Hardon Collider.

You mean as opposed to Louis's "Incredibly Tiny, Pitiful Excuse for a Pen

I'm sorry. Ignore that. It's off topic. It belongs either on the BW or the FTK thread.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 13 2008,11:44   

Quote (Louis @ Sep. 13 2008,11:29)
You can act the twat all you like Chatfield, we're all just waiting for the new gay porno you made to come out. It's called the Large Hardon Collider.*

Louis

*Abuse, on topic. No POTW. BIAS I TELLS YA!

NO PoTW for you!  One Year!

Why? Because you didn't think of it.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 13 2008,12:18   

Quote (carlsonjok @ Sep. 13 2008,17:44)
Quote (Louis @ Sep. 13 2008,11:29)
You can act the twat all you like Chatfield, we're all just waiting for the new gay porno you made to come out. It's called the Large Hardon Collider.*

Louis

*Abuse, on topic. No POTW. BIAS I TELLS YA!

NO PoTW for you!  One Year!

Why? Because you didn't think of it.

DAMN!!!!

Mind you, I doubted it would be original. It is kind of obvious.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 13 2008,12:26   

Quote (Louis @ Sep. 13 2008,12:18)
 
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Quote (Louis @ Sep. 13 2008,11:29)
*Abuse, on topic. No POTW. BIAS I TELLS YA!

NO PoTW for you!  One Year!

Why? Because you didn't think of it.

DAMN!!!!

Mind you, I doubted it would be original. It is kind of obvious.

I suppose it is obvious to people who spend their day thinking about permutations of the word hadron, like physicists, linguists, and pillow chomping chemists. But out here in the American Heartland ™, we have no time for such fantasies, since we are so busy engaged in the propagation of traditional marriage*.

* Mainly through serial monogamy punctuated with periodic divorce. USA! USA! USA!

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 13 2008,12:45   

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Quote (carlsonjok @ Sep. 13 2008,17:44)
   
Quote (Louis @ Sep. 13 2008,11:29)
*Abuse, on topic. No POTW. BIAS I TELLS YA!

NO PoTW for you!  One Year!

Why? Because you didn't think of it.

DAMN!!!!

Mind you, I doubted it would be original. It is kind of obvious.

I suppose it is obvious to people who spend their day thinking about permutations of the word hadron, like physicists, linguists, and pillow chomping chemists. But out here in the American Heartland ™, we have no time for such fantasies, since we are so busy engaged in the propagation of traditional marriage*.

* Mainly through serial monogamy punctuated with periodic divorce. USA! USA! USA!

I understand. I clearly spent years of toil developing that massively brilliant play on the word "hadron". Several hours of every day have been spent sweating over the pun possibilities contained in the name of the world's largest particle accelerator. My career, my marriage, my hobbies have indeed all been some kind of tawdry footnote to this, my life's consuming passion. In many ways it has been some kind of religion to me.

Or on the other hand, not like that at all, it was merely a quick, cheap and convenient rearrangement of letters I could use to imply that Arden is "of teh gai".

Louis

P.S. Less of the "pillow chomping" please, comedy aside I am not a member of the bottomist fraternity. Oh how I envy them, the lure of the pink pound and that lucrative career in interior design, the endless discussions of show tunes, the judicious use of lavendar....it's like an evening at Arden's house. As you would well know.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 13 2008,12:49   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Sep. 13 2008,17:41)
Quote (Louis @ Sep. 13 2008,09:29)
You can act the twat all you like Chatfield, we're all just waiting for the new gay porno you made to come out. It's called the Large Hardon Collider.

You mean as opposed to Louis's "Incredibly Tiny, Pitiful Excuse for a Pen

I'm sorry. Ignore that. It's off topic. It belongs either on the BW or the FTK thread.



Louis

P.S. Had to use it before someone else did.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 13 2008,12:59   

Quote (Louis @ Sep. 13 2008,10:45)
I understand. I clearly spent years of toil developing that massively brilliant play on the word "hadron". Several hours of every day have been spent sweating over the pun possibilities contained in the name of the world's largest particle accelerator. My career, my marriage, my hobbies have indeed all been some kind of tawdry footnote to this, my life's consuming passion. In many ways it has been some kind of religion to me.

Is this that subtle, rapier-like British wit that Americans can't comprehend that I've heard so much about?



...if so, I stand humbled. :(

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 13 2008,13:05   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Sep. 13 2008,18:59)
[SNIP]

1) Is this that subtle, rapier-like British wit that Americans can't comprehend that I've heard so much about?

[SNIMAGE]

2) ...if so, I stand humbled. :(

Bolded numbering mine.

1) Yes. You clearly didn't get the joke.

2) And you should be. Know your place.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 16 2008,16:50   

Quote (Louis @ Sep. 13 2008,13:05)
 
Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Sep. 13 2008,18:59)
[SNIP]

1) Is this that subtle, rapier-like British wit that Americans can't comprehend that I've heard so much about?

[SNIMAGE]

2) ...if so, I stand humbled. :(

Bolded numbering mine.

1) Yes. You clearly didn't get the joke.

2) And you should be. Know your place.

Louis

I am made of mesons.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 16 2008,17:00   

Quote (Louis @ Sep. 13 2008,11:29)
You can act the twat all you like Chatfield, we're all just waiting for the new gay porno you made to come out. It's called the Large Hardon Collider.*

Louis

link.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 16 2008,17:30   

Quote (BWE @ Sep. 16 2008,17:00)
Quote (Louis @ Sep. 13 2008,11:29)
You can act the twat all you like Chatfield, we're all just waiting for the new gay porno you made to come out. It's called the Large Hardon Collider.*

Louis

link.

Whoa, Nelly!!  All that talk of top and bottom quarks is hawt!!

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 16 2008,17:41   

Quote (carlsonjok @ Sep. 16 2008,15:30)
Quote (BWE @ Sep. 16 2008,17:00)
Quote (Louis @ Sep. 13 2008,11:29)
You can act the twat all you like Chatfield, we're all just waiting for the new gay porno you made to come out. It's called the Large Hardon Collider.*

Louis

link.

Whoa, Nelly!!  All that talk of top and bottom quarks is hawt!!

Louis does strange too.  Charm he's struggling with.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 17 2008,16:06   

Quote (carlsonjok @ Sep. 16 2008,17:30)
Quote (BWE @ Sep. 16 2008,17:00)
Quote (Louis @ Sep. 13 2008,11:29)
You can act the twat all you like Chatfield, we're all just waiting for the new gay porno you made to come out. It's called the Large Hardon Collider.*

Louis

link.

Whoa, Nelly!!  All that talk of top and bottom quarks is hawt!!

I assume you followed the link? I laughed for a good long time over that one.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 17 2008,16:11   

Quote (JohnW @ Sep. 16 2008,23:41)
Quote (carlsonjok @ Sep. 16 2008,15:30)
Quote (BWE @ Sep. 16 2008,17:00)
 
Quote (Louis @ Sep. 13 2008,11:29)
You can act the twat all you like Chatfield, we're all just waiting for the new gay porno you made to come out. It's called the Large Hardon Collider.*

Louis

link.

Whoa, Nelly!!  All that talk of top and bottom quarks is hawt!!

Louis does strange too.  Charm he's struggling with.

No problem with truth and beauty though.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 17 2008,17:39   

Quote (JohnW @ Sep. 16 2008,15:41)
Quote (carlsonjok @ Sep. 16 2008,15:30)
Quote (BWE @ Sep. 16 2008,17:00)
 
Quote (Louis @ Sep. 13 2008,11:29)
You can act the twat all you like Chatfield, we're all just waiting for the new gay porno you made to come out. It's called the Large Hardon Collider.*

Louis

link.

Whoa, Nelly!!  All that talk of top and bottom quarks is hawt!!

Louis does strange too.  Charm he's struggling with.

Game, set, match.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 17 2008,22:32   

Charm and strange aside, how come up and down quarks have opposite signs on their electric charge?

(Yeah, I know atoms as we know them couldn't form otherwise, but that's an argumentium ad consequensium, not an explanation.)

Henry

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 18 2008,23:05   

OH, oh....BUMMER!

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 18 2008,23:19   

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OH, oh....BUMMER!

And now the problem is fixed.

Of course, they could have assumed that the malfunction was God's doing and that there was no point in trying to fix it.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 18 2008,23:59   

Quote (keiths @ Sep. 18 2008,21:19)
Quote (Ftk @ Sep. 18 2008,21:05)
OH, oh....BUMMER!

And now the problem is fixed.

Of course, they could have assumed that the malfunction was God's doing and that there was no point in trying to fix it.

[FTK] Good grief. How does this complicated atom thingie benefit me? I mean, right now? I mean, how does it make life better? What's the point? LOL! [/FTK]

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 19 2008,01:57   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Sep. 19 2008,00:59)
Quote (keiths @ Sep. 18 2008,21:19)
Quote (Ftk @ Sep. 18 2008,21:05)
OH, oh....BUMMER!

And now the problem is fixed.

Of course, they could have assumed that the malfunction was God's doing and that there was no point in trying to fix it.

[FTK] Good grief. How does this complicated atom thingie benefit me? I mean, right now? I mean, how does it make life better? What's the point? LOL! [/FTK]

And that team of a thousand physicists working on it is so Elitist!

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 19 2008,06:41   

Quote (Ftk @ Sep. 18 2008,23:05)
OH, oh....BUMMER!

Meh . . . 2 Kelvin or 4.5 Kelvin, that's just a bit smaller than the gap between 6000 or 4 500 000 000 years . . .

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 19 2008,07:11   

Quote (stevestory @ Sep. 19 2008,01:57)
Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Sep. 19 2008,00:59)
Quote (keiths @ Sep. 18 2008,21:19)
 
Quote (Ftk @ Sep. 18 2008,21:05)
OH, oh....BUMMER!

And now the problem is fixed.

Of course, they could have assumed that the malfunction was God's doing and that there was no point in trying to fix it.

[FTK] Good grief. How does this complicated atom thingie benefit me? I mean, right now? I mean, how does it make life better? What's the point? LOL! [/FTK]

And that team of a thousand physicists working on it is so Elitist!

And the nauseating arrogance that they think they will find a particle of God!

Oh, and his name is Jesus, not Higgs!

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