CERN's LHC "The most complicated thing that humans have ever built" Page 66

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  • dsmx 18 Dec 2012 01:16:16 8,001 posts
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    I kind of wish they didn't find anything, that would of kept physicists busy for decades. Oh yeah and if we need something even bigger than the LHC some of the work has already been Done

    Edited by dsmx at 01:19:50 18-12-2012
  • Deleted user 18 December 2012 02:06:31
    If they need spare parts for the LHC why not try kickstarter? :D
  • mal 18 Dec 2012 02:19:41 24,331 posts
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    I seriously doubt Physicists will come up with a complete and tested unified theory of everything and its uncle in my lifetime, so it was kind of critical they turned up something sooner rather than later. Politicians always need a reason to keep funding big science, especially if it doesn't do anything cool like get you to the moon.
  • spindizzy 18 Dec 2012 05:35:52 6,849 posts
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    Bremenacht wrote:
    Nice things come in pairs.
    Hmm. I'm quite involved in this one! If you knew the work that went in to making sure we hadn't fucked up... :-(

    Anyway my personal bet is more data will make this anomaly go away, but unfortunately we're about to shut down for upgrades and so it'll be a couple of years before we know for certain (though we still have more data to process from this run, it's unlikely to be definitive).
  • X201 18 Dec 2012 06:12:40 16,672 posts
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    ibenam wrote:
    So what is it?
    Someone punch him.
  • DaM 18 Dec 2012 09:54:11 14,266 posts
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    @spindizzy

    Shut down for upgrades?! You've barely started! Just in time for the skiing season too....suspicious...

    Lazy scientists!!!
  • S.J.Rogers 18 Dec 2012 10:12:05 3,555 posts
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    WAIT..!

    Look at the date and your about to shut the LHC down..!

    STOP...!!!

    I knew spindizzy would be the end of the world.
  • FogHeart 18 Dec 2012 15:54:07 1,098 posts
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    Are you saying the LHC is actually a laser containment field for ghosts? I can't wait to see the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

    But I no longer want to shag Sigourney Weaver.
  • spindizzy 21 Dec 2012 15:45:45 6,849 posts
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    FogHeart wrote:
    But I no longer want to shag Sigourney Weaver.
    Hmm. I dunno about that, but I'd be keeping a very careful eye out for any chest-area disturbances...
  • Salaman 30 Aug 2013 16:01:28 20,591 posts
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    Nothing to do around 7pm?
    Why not tune into the CERN science stand up comedy night?
    http://webcast.web.cern.ch/webcast/
  • Deleted user 30 August 2013 16:16:05
    spindizzy do you know any atmospheric physicists (I think) at CERN? I met one t'other day.
  • Fake_Blood 30 Aug 2013 18:23:59 5,127 posts
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    Salaman wrote:
    Nothing to do around 7pm?
    Why not tune into the CERN science stand up comedy night?
    http://webcast.web.cern.ch/webcast/
    We're all excited because there a belgian guy performing tonight.
  • mal 30 Aug 2013 19:04:27 24,331 posts
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    Please fire whoever is choosing the music. Thanks!
  • Fake_Blood 30 Aug 2013 19:12:06 5,127 posts
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    This must be some nerds itunes library or something.
  • mal 30 Aug 2013 20:00:02 24,331 posts
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    So far the scientists have been better than the professionals.
  • mal 30 Aug 2013 22:25:12 24,331 posts
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    Heh, Belgian guy was pretty good.
  • Fake_Blood 31 Aug 2013 07:17:12 5,127 posts
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    Well he only offended france, switzerland, the Anglo-Saxons, russia, women and engineers.
  • spindizzy 31 Aug 2013 11:35:30 6,849 posts
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    RedSparrows wrote:
    spindizzy do you know any atmospheric physicists (I think) at CERN? I met one t'other day.
    Don't think so, sorry!
  • purplemonkeybrains 31 Aug 2013 11:39:33 44 posts
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    Anyone still think CERN is secretly a device for sending Jodie Foster away from this world?

    Just me then.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8axMaBL4uo
  • DrStrangelove 27 Nov 2013 02:40:51 6,550 posts
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    I doubt it's more complicated than a PS3
  • spindizzy 5 Apr 2015 08:16:24 6,849 posts
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    Got called back early from holiday and, after a disgustingly early drive back home (with a pretty grumpy girlfriend), I am now in Geneva and off to the control room. Here we go again folks!
  • Deleted user 5 April 2015 08:23:24
    spindizzy wrote:
    Got called back early from holiday and, after a disgustingly early drive back home (with a pretty grumpy girlfriend), I am now in Geneva and off to the control room. Here we go again folks!
    /waves "End of the world is nigh" placard
  • FartPipe 5 Apr 2015 08:43:18 4,221 posts
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    I'm always fascinated by this even though I don't understand it at all, I just know it's a giant particle accelerator.
  • PES_Fanboy 5 Apr 2015 09:41:55 25,166 posts
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    Vizzini will be along shortly to explain it all
  • spindizzy 5 Apr 2015 11:57:15 6,849 posts
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    First beam splashes are done (this is where we smash a beam into a collimator to make a shower of charged particles to light up the detector).

    It's all going alarmingly well so far, in other words.
  • mal 5 Apr 2015 12:00:10 24,331 posts
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    Planet-eating black hole here we come!
  • President_Weasel 5 Apr 2015 12:08:52 10,208 posts
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    I fucking love the LHC. It's a great big huge enormous science thing, built at massive expense to find things out. I love that Europe can muster the technical nous and the love of science to build and run something like this.
    Good luck finding that dark matter (is it dark matter you're looking for this time?) or indeed discovering any other sciency things. (Try not to destroy the world, that's where I keep my stuff).
  • Fake_Blood 5 Apr 2015 12:19:41 5,127 posts
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    It's not massively expensive, it's 6 billion dollars. WIth nasa's budget for one year you could build 3 of the things.
  • monkehhh 5 Apr 2015 12:19:54 3,939 posts
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    First to spot dizzy gets a cream egg - http://run2firstbeam.web.cern.ch/
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