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09-09-08, 08:52 PM #16
reid SSDB Member *****
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Some scientist has taken a case to the European Court of Human Rights saying that the LHC breaches our human rights by (possibly) killing us. Either way, if a black hole does pop up then it'll be all over in a milisecond. That or the fabric of the universe rips and shit goes crazy (the earth tears from inside out, lava everywhere) for a week before the world finally gets shredded.


Luckily only 1% of scientists or something think either of those will happen.


Nice explanation here of what exactly happens Razz

09-09-08, 10:28 PM #17
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You must admit though, the thing is bloody impressive, I'd like to know how much money has been sunk into it?

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09-09-08, 10:38 PM #18
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£4.4 billion Deftoned. Whether that includes all previous R&D or just the build costs, I dunno

09-09-08, 10:40 PM #19
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Yeah it was about £5 billion I think, thats what I read anyway.

09-09-08, 11:17 PM #20
mr.pure Cold Blooded Murderator. *******
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The machine looks the fuckin' nuts !
Love crap like this.
I'm not sure they'll discover anything but I reckon it could save men from having to wait around for the Missus to get ready on a Saturday night !
That thing could blow dry a girl's hair in 20 nanoseconds !

Laughing



10-09-08, 12:01 AM #21
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I fucking hate scientists.

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10-09-08, 12:06 AM #22
mr.pure Cold Blooded Murderator. *******
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Laughing

You should write a blog.
Your snappy pearls of wisdom are the business.



10-09-08, 06:13 AM #23
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the only thing happening today is that they'll be sending the first protons around the LHR and we gotta wait longer for the collisions to occur

my physics teacher sent me an email about it
interesting stuff

ok...
well heres a quote from the article my teacher sent me
Quote:As the Group [LHC Safety Assessment Group] writes, "Each collision of a pair of protons in the LHC will release an amount of energy comparable to that of two colliding mosquitoes, so any black hole produced would be much smaller than those known to astrophysicists." They also say that such microscopic black holes could not grow dangerously.

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10-09-08, 06:43 AM #24
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What I want to know is how do these scientists KNOW that a small black hole will not grow to be huge?

I thought black holes were completely theoretical anyway...they know that something like that exists, but they don't wholly know what it is...

How can anyone know any fact if it is not known what a black hole is? Scientists have admitted many times that the ideas behind a black hole would involve areas in physics that have yet to be discovered...

Anyway I am sorta excited, I love outer space and this kind of stuff Cool

10-09-08, 08:46 AM #25
mr.pure Cold Blooded Murderator. *******
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Yawn !
We're still here.

Laughing

Still two hours until they do a complete circuit though !



10-09-08, 09:52 AM #26
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' Wrote:Technicians had to be on the lookout for potential problems: There are on the order of 2,000 magnetic circuits in the machine. This means there are 2,000 power supplies which generate the current which flows in the coils of the magnets,"

If there was a fault with any of these, he said, it would have stopped the beam. They were also wary of obstacles in the beam pipe which could prevent the protons from completing their first circuit.

Mr Myers has experience of the latter problem. While working on the LHC's predecessor, a machine called the Large-Electron Positron Collider, engineers found two beer bottles wedged into the beam pipe - a deliberate, one-off act of sabotage.

The culprits - who were drinking a particular brand which advertising once claimed would "refresh the parts other beers cannot reach" - were never found.

Laughing Laughing

" shocking cock-up, the mice were furious "

10-09-08, 01:16 PM #27
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Been hearing all about this today on the radio and I have to say - What the fuck is the point?

Possibly suck the entire world into a black hole and kill eveyone just so you can find out if the big bang theory might be plausible? So what? What if it is fucking plausible? Even if you found out that the big bang definitely started life, what possible use does that info have???

Load of old bollocks if you ask me Laughing

Wishing it was like the old days again

10-09-08, 01:21 PM #28
streak now an admin.. apparently *******
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Ahh.. Professor Woody has spoken. Laughing Laughing

" shocking cock-up, the mice were furious "

10-09-08, 07:37 PM #29
GeeBee No more 'til ... er ... *****
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Did anyone see the the quote from one of the boffins to the effect that the possibility of destroying the world was a small price to pay to find out how it began.Shocked
I like the theory that the universe started with the big bang caused by the experiment with the hadron particle accelerator which destroyed the previous universe... Confused

10-09-08, 10:52 PM #30
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That sounds like a really good film.

Oh what a feelin! When you're dunking, on the ceilin!






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