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|07-31-2008, 08:35 PM||#12 (permalink)|
I've heard it claimed (jokingly I assumed at the time) that they actually did switch it on the first time back in June and we all died. But the violent destruction of the universe thankfully created and an alternate universe where the start up was post-poned.
Thus I can only conclude that it will never start and the delays will only get increasingly more improbable and funny. I personally look forward to this great future of amazing scientificly improbable comedy and wish the scientists best of luck at eventually making it down the banana peel hallway of doom.
|07-31-2008, 10:20 PM||#13 (permalink)|
starts off small at first
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bean Town, U.S.A.
"Democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others which have been tried." Winston Churchill
THE-SHOOTIST Anyone chubbin' like me for this?
mailmanmike Since Monday! That's more than 4 hours though, so according to those cialis ads I should see my doctor.
tlane77 I think for a non-chemical chubby it's 6 hours before its time to see a doctor. So you should be good for another couple hours.
splattttttt I wasn't goin to google "chubbin" because I assumed it had to do with fat. The lard type, not the fun stuff. But what ever feelings Jeff's experiencing, then they must be of the fun like stuff...
tlane77 He's got a woody for your woods. splattttttt land
|08-01-2008, 10:35 PM||#17 (permalink)|
Let's Go Mountaineers!
Is this thing real? Does it really launch in 1 hour 26 minutes? I can't die, I have never been to the beach, road a roller coaster, be a fireman, be a fireman/astronaut/pimp/president?!?!?!?!
Edit: It's okay I still have 6 days.
*goes and slips into Obama mask and purple fur space suit with boots
Harb: SHOOT3R is genetically predisposed to be an idiot
Harb: he saves most of the idiocy for in here
SHOOT3R: so i was butt naked in this corn field right?
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|08-02-2008, 01:16 AM||#19 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2006
It takes a stream of protons and accelerates them to nearly the speed of light, and slams it into another stream of protons going nearly the speed of light in the opposite direction.
They spent billions of dollars to do this!!
Each stream of protons has energy of an aircraft carrier going full tilt slamming into another aircraft carrier going full tilt, but focused into a point smaller than the diameter of a human hair.
The guy on the science channel last night said that it releases an ENORMOUS amount of energy, and then he said "but no one really knows what it is going to do!!!!"
The reason they have gone to all this trouble is to prove a theory called the Higgs field or the Higgs boson. They believe that it is a particle with immense mass that function to give mass to the other particles in an atom. The math involved declares that these particles have no mass, which they also know can't be true.
As the dude on the science channel said.........with a Liverpool accent........."we don't know what makes stuff, stuff!!
Some people think that it could form black hole or a "strangelet." Most don't think there isn't any danger...........but they really don't know for sure.
So if you have any money in a Swiss bank, you might want to transfer it to the Cayman Islands before the end of next week!
I just love this "stuff!" But for philosophical/religious reason. For example, another name scientists have given to the Higgs boson is the "God particle."
Everything in your room around you is made up of the same particles, but no one knows why some becomes one form of "stuff" and the same particles become other "stuff." Way too cool.