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CERN and the Super Colider
Posted: 27 August 2008 03:23 PM   [ Ignore ]
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It looks like the big test is quickly approaching (late September they will do the final test and late October is when it should be operational).

I am not sure why but I am kind of hoping nothing in string theory gets observed or proven and that it is finally dismissed and newer and fresh ideas looked into. Maybe I have been biased by Lee Smolin and his book, The Trouble With Physics, but that’s my honest feeling.

Any thoughts?

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Posted: 27 August 2008 04:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Darn, if the end of the world is coming that soon, I’m definitely voting absentee!  tongue wink

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Posted: 27 August 2008 05:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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i hope there are lots of unexpected results.  new science to explore!!

p.s.  good luck to everyone working to get it running!

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Posted: 27 August 2008 06:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I kind of hoping for the black hole.  The only thing known to man faster than a news cycle.

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Posted: 27 August 2008 09:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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truthaddict - 27 August 2008 03:23 PM

Any thoughts?

Many! That’s why we need to smash some electrons now and see which of those thoughts, if any, are worth anything. grin

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Posted: 27 August 2008 11:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I hope they prove string theory and figure out the other dimensions! Only 8 to go!

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Posted: 27 August 2008 11:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I couldn’t care less what we find or what implications it has, I just hope we find something.  And while we’re wishing, I hope it’s groundbreaking and century defining.  Regardless, I can’t wait till they fire it up!

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Posted: 28 August 2008 03:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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George - 27 August 2008 09:36 PM
truthaddict - 27 August 2008 03:23 PM

Any thoughts?

Many! That’s why we need to smash some electrons now and see which of those thoughts, if any, are worth anything. grin

dude, its the “large HADRON collider”. no electron smashing.

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Posted: 09 September 2008 05:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Does anyone know if it will be possible to watch it live as they turn on the collider (the tower of Babel wink) tomorrow?  It will be very early in the morning here in America, but I wouldn’t want to miss it.

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Posted: 09 September 2008 06:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Found it! You can watch live here. It should happen at 9:30 a.m., local time.

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Posted: 09 September 2008 08:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Thanks for the link George!  So that’s around 3:30 AM CDT here in the US right?  And 1:30 AM PDT?

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Posted: 09 September 2008 08:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Hmm, I am not sure, Chocotacoi8. It will be 3:30 a.m. in Toronto, so that’s 2:30 a.m. CDT, and 12:30 a.m. PDT, isn’t it? I really don’t know. Sorry.

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Posted: 09 September 2008 09:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Question for you gentlemen.  I have the live cam linked for the start up tomorrow.  Will that cover it for me?

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Posted: 10 September 2008 03:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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I missed the actual start up but was able to watch the celebrations here in Arizona from 2 am on.  The celebrations are wonderful to watch as everything went smoothly.  Fox News was showing fears that this was a dangerous thing.  The sound is poor from my internet link but I was delighted to be involved at all.  Thank you for this thread.

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Posted: 10 September 2008 05:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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I missed it too. I got up at 3:15 but was unable to connect to the live video. So I ate a plum and went back to sleep.

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Posted: 10 September 2008 03:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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asanta - 27 August 2008 04:34 PM

Darn, if the end of the world is coming that soon, I’m definitely voting absentee!  tongue wink

There is a special website set up to check if the Large Hadron Collider has destroyed the earth


http://www.hasthelhcdestroyedtheearth.com/

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