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Posted: 07 July 2012 04:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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DarronS - 07 July 2012 04:41 PM

I unsubscribed to that other thread and have been ignoring it.

well I’m doing it by pure willpower… time for a beer…  er, scotch  


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Posted: 07 July 2012 05:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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Tequila for me tonight. Although Scotch is always a good choice, especially MacAllan.

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Posted: 08 July 2012 12:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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DarronS - 07 July 2012 05:57 PM

Tequila for me tonight. Although Scotch is always a good choice, especially MacAllan.

Bet it’s a goood Tequila.

MacAllan ey, yea, that is a nice one.  I do admit those quality scotches can be heavenly.  What 80/90 bucks a bottle? wink
One of the reasons besides the travel potential that I got into Restaurants in my earlier days, was because of that exposure to the good things in life.  Being a poor boy, fortunately I had the will and found a way, and that was to serve, then consume and experience.  And then when I was actually managing and in charge of the liquor, wine storeroom and did the ordering… and the salespeople, oh the lovely salespeople… try this one, how about this one, why not take this bottle home and enjoy it at your leisure…  Heady days those were.  Good thing I got out though, I’d be fat and soft now if I stayed.

So, now I’m back outside, poor boy with the nose pressed against the fine {but way expensive} liquors & wine show window.  Tis better have tasted and lost than to have never tasted at all.   wink

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Posted: 08 July 2012 12:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]
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Back to the Higgs Boson, sort of wink

Listened to a brief interview with one of the scientists involved on NPR this am. They asked him to explain the importance of the HB in 1 sentance. They then spent 3 minutes talking about the $100 bet he had with Stephen Hawking over whetehr or not it existed. This is the what passes for science journalism today. *sigh*

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Posted: 08 July 2012 08:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 35 ]
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citizenschallenge.pm - 07 July 2012 04:57 PM
DarronS - 07 July 2012 04:41 PM

I unsubscribed to that other thread and have been ignoring it.

well I’m doing it by pure willpower… time for a beer…  er, scotch  


cheers

We’ve been around that circle a few times. I refuse to even look. I don’t even know why I allowed myself to get sucked in! :/

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Posted: 08 July 2012 09:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 36 ]
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mckenzievmd - 08 July 2012 12:50 PM

Back to the Higgs Boson, sort of wink

Listened to a brief interview with one of the scientists involved on NPR this am. They asked him to explain the importance of the HB in 1 sentance. They then spent 3 minutes talking about the $100 bet he had with Stephen Hawking over whetehr or not it existed. This is the what passes for science journalism today. *sigh*

yea, then on top of that, you got goofballs like me derailing the discussion,

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Posted: 08 July 2012 09:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 37 ]
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asanta - 08 July 2012 08:58 PM
citizenschallenge.pm - 07 July 2012 04:57 PM
DarronS - 07 July 2012 04:41 PM

I unsubscribed to that other thread and have been ignoring it.

well I’m doing it by pure willpower… time for a beer…  er, scotch  


cheers

We’ve been around that circle a few times. I refuse to even look. I don’t even know why I allowed myself to get sucked in! :/

well, I almost peeked earlier, but other stuff was more interesting,
hey, so can you shed any light on the fascination?

is it akin to the grizzly accident you refuse to look at… but slow down for and do look?

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Posted: 08 July 2012 09:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 38 ]
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Oh, shit, i just did it again.

citizenschallenge.pm - 08 July 2012 09:23 PM

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Posted: 08 July 2012 09:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 39 ]
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OK but seriously now folks.
YouTube has a bunch of cool stuff including the full CERN press release.

Published on Jul 4, 2012 by TheRealBlackspawn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAlgX4FNiyM
Introduction: 0:02:24
CMS talk: 0:04:30
ATLAS talk: 0:53:32
Misc. remarks: 1:43:28
Comments by Peter Higgs et al.: 2:01:25

This is a recording I made of the original CERN live webcast. For more information and the official release, visit http://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/1459565.

YouTube has a bunch of shorter stuff, from all sorts of different folks too. search, there’s some fun stuff out there

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Posted: 08 July 2012 11:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 40 ]
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Well OK that was interesting… but to be honest it was like a kid listening in on an adult conversation.  Some of it makes sense, other stuff sort of makes sense and then there’s the yadayadaa.  I hung with it for a while and it was interesting but then I had to toss in the towel and return to YouTube.

I took a chance on this and was well rewarded.  You know for those of us running on mid-grade I thought it was a great little show that turned out to be a good layperson introduction to the news just reported.

Fun little documentary about the final months of the half century quest for the Higgs Boson…. did I get that right…. or just Higgs particle….

aw shucks:  the God Particle by any other name
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Published on Mar 3, 2012 by 711Rene
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4-wVzjnQRI&feature=related

“Anticipation is building in the run-up to presentations of the best-yet evidence for - or against - the existence of the Higgs boson.

The famed particle is a missing link in current theories of physics, used to explain how things gains their mass.

Rumours have been swirling about the findings for weeks, ahead of the announcement on Tuesday afternoon.”

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Posted: 09 July 2012 11:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 41 ]
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citizenschallenge.pm - 07 July 2012 10:14 AM

Well, that clears it up.

New Scientist TV
One-Minute Physics: Why the Higgs is the missing link
14:30 5 July 2012

One minute physics?  That was 2:53!

Seriously, though, nice video.

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Posted: 10 July 2012 04:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 42 ]
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hey, i’m on a mission… someone post something new and interesting

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Posted: 10 July 2012 04:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 43 ]
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yea, yea another mission.

Thank god my dad wasn’t a televangelist…. eh

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Posted: 29 July 2012 11:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 44 ]
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A Higgs boson walks into a church. The priest orders it to leave immediately. The boson protests: “But how can you have mass without me?”

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Posted: 04 April 2013 03:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 45 ]
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Demystifying the Higgs Boson with Leonard Susskind

Here Susskind tries to explain the Higgs Boson and quantum mechanics in an hour and fifteen minutes.  He says that the hoopla is justified.  The Higgs Boson… the best thing since flush toilets.  smile  Enjoy my friends.

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