CERN's LHC "The most complicated thing that humans have ever built"

  • Page

    of 66 First / Last

    Previous
  • terminalterror 21 Mar 2008 12:24:34 18,937 posts
    Seen 10 hours ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    Large Hadron Collider with lots of pictures.

    Awesomeness.
  • heyyo 21 Mar 2008 12:27:31 14,371 posts
    Seen 7 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    I hope Hawking Radiation is a load of theoretical crap and all the scientist nerds get sucked into mini black holes.
  • souljah 21 Mar 2008 12:33:41 4,701 posts
    Seen 1 year ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    Amazing, isn't it?

    When is switch on date?
  • Nostrus 21 Mar 2008 12:48:04 376 posts
    Seen 2 years ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    About half an hour before the world implodes, probably.

    I'm moderately concerned by this. From what I hear, they're looking for the "God atom", as in the one which caused the Big Bang. Yes, the huge explosion that started the galaxy. We're all going to die.
  • Jeepers 21 Mar 2008 12:52:25 13,239 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    CERN's LHC "The most complicated thing that humans have ever built"

    They've never built an Ikea cabinet then!

    amirite?!!!1one
  • Hughes. 21 Mar 2008 12:59:53 2,812 posts
    Seen 3 months ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    /plays Another World, awaits lightning strike
  • Ares 21 Mar 2008 13:01:47 1,822 posts
    Seen 4 years ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Jeepers wrote:
    CERN's LHC "The most complicated thing that humans have ever built"

    They've never built an Ikea cabinet then!

    amirite?!!!1one

    Lol!:D
  • DodgyPast 21 Mar 2008 13:10:53 8,521 posts
    Seen 6 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    just looking at the pictures and I love the way scientists and engineers build stuff when they don't have to worry about normal people's sensibilities.
  • armyourfists 21 Mar 2008 13:19:35 917 posts
    Seen 7 years ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    6th picture down..

    /definitely would
  • Nostrus 21 Mar 2008 13:20:19 376 posts
    Seen 2 years ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    All. Going. To. Die.

    Been nice knowing you!
  • phAge 21 Mar 2008 13:21:43 24,412 posts
    Seen 3 hours ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    /would

    EDIT: Curse you, armyourfists!
  • Psychotext 21 Mar 2008 13:28:23 54,808 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    Sweet... at least death should be quick with this method.
  • spindizzy 21 Mar 2008 13:32:00 6,588 posts
    Seen 1 hour ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    I work on this. ;-)
  • Psychotext 21 Mar 2008 13:32:52 54,808 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    spindizzy wrote:
    I work on this. ;-)
    Well, we'll have one EG forumite to blame for the end of the world anyway.
  • istandfreed 21 Mar 2008 13:44:40 2,408 posts
    Seen 1 day ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Its Black Mesa all over again, have we learned nothing from computers games???

    PSN: Ballszilla

  • _Price_ 21 Mar 2008 13:44:40 3,072 posts
    Seen 7 days ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    Rooney wrote:
    ....more than 1000,000 times hotter....

    Smart enough to write about a particle collider but not so much with the commas, eh?

    I'd still like to see what happens when the Catholic church / uppity American professors gets involved....
  • Lacero 21 Mar 2008 13:46:07 516 posts
    Seen 2 years ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    Those pictures are amazing.


    From what I hear, they're looking for the "God atom", as in the one which caused the Big Bang. Yes, the huge explosion that started the galaxy.

    There's no part of this that isn't wrong and funny :)
  • urban 21 Mar 2008 13:47:21 11,036 posts
    Seen 4 hours ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    saw a documentary on it, twas pretty impressive.
  • Charroux 21 Mar 2008 14:00:27 792 posts
    Seen 2 years ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    I don't normally get excited about this sort of thing, but that contraption is absolutely fucking awesome :)
  • sport 21 Mar 2008 14:09:58 12,798 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    I've just watched The Mist and I'm a little concerned that this HLC could open inter-dimensional portals.

    /dodges giant mosquito
  • heyyo 21 Mar 2008 14:15:20 14,371 posts
    Seen 7 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Charroux wrote:
    I don't normally get excited about this sort of thing, but that contraption is absolutely fucking awesome :)

    Why?
  • Deleted user 21 March 2008 14:21:44
    heyyo! wrote:
    Why?
    Anything that could, in theory, create a fucking black hole is, by definition, awesome.
  • Charroux 21 Mar 2008 14:22:48 792 posts
    Seen 2 years ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    heyyo! wrote:
    Charroux wrote:
    I don't normally get excited about this sort of thing, but that contraption is absolutely fucking awesome :)

    Why?

    - The scale of the thing - it's enormous!
    - Its purpose - time travel, mini black holes, etc
    - The (hopefully imaginary) danger that the Earth could just disappear into the thing :)
  • Inquisitor Moderator 21 Mar 2008 14:24:27 14,558 posts
    Seen 2 days ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    Charroux wrote:
    heyyo! wrote:
    Charroux wrote:
    I don't normally get excited about this sort of thing, but that contraption is absolutely fucking awesome :)

    Why?

    - The scale of the thing - it's enormous!
    - Its purpose - time travel, mini black holes, etc
    - The (hopefully imaginary) danger that the Earth could just disappear into the thing :)

    Heh, that's probably what black holes are then...alien civilisations that got to this stage technologically and when they pulled the switch...all gone :D
  • Deleted user 21 March 2008 14:29:24
    I had no idea it was that big.

    o_O


  • sport 21 Mar 2008 14:30:47 12,798 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    MrED209 wrote:
    I had no idea it was that big.

    o_O



    man, If I had a penny for everytime I heard that...
  • Lacero 21 Mar 2008 14:33:16 516 posts
    Seen 2 years ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    The scientists tell me collisions this powerful happen all the time, but we don't know where and so we can't build the detectors the size of houses to find out what happens.

    It's all perfectly safe.
    And if I'm wrong none of us will ever know :p
  • Page

    of 66 First / Last

    Previous
Log in or register to reply