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by DCWhitworth
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Collide
Replies: 0
Views: 63

Collide



Seems a good thing to use to test the new forum feature :)
by DCWhitworth
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Portal link and forum suggestions
Topic: New forum feature
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: New forum feature

Thanks. I'll give it a try :)
by DCWhitworth
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Portal link and forum suggestions
Topic: Slight disruption of service
Replies: 26
Views: 382

Re: Slight disruption of service

Pardon my flippant comment about tin foil hats, just an attempt at humour, earthquakes are not trivial, I've been in some small ones and can only imagine what a larger one would be like. Earthquakes are something I studied at university, not admittedly a major part of my studies but I have considera...
by DCWhitworth
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Portal link and forum suggestions
Topic: Slight disruption of service
Replies: 26
Views: 382

Re: Slight disruption of service

Well my butt still seems to be here so I think we're good.
by DCWhitworth
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Portal link and forum suggestions
Topic: Slight disruption of service
Replies: 26
Views: 382

Re: Slight disruption of service

I'm glad that's the sort of IT outage I don't have to worry about planning for in the UK. On the other hand I fear your concern over 'the big one' being 'way overdue' is moving you a little closer to the tin foil hat brigade ;)
by DCWhitworth
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Portal link and forum suggestions
Topic: Forum & hosting upgrade complete
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Forum & hosting upgrade complete

Hardly understood a word of that, clearly my IT knowledge is no longer state of the art :o

But thanks and well done :clap:
by DCWhitworth
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: Several biggest errors of particle physicists.
Replies: 1135
Views: 175790

Re: Several biggest errors of particle physicists.

Ivan ! It is good to know you are well and getting on with life. Best wishes for the future.
by DCWhitworth
Mon May 30, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: How stringent is the ~100fb for 2016-2018?
Replies: 7
Views: 746

Re: How stringent is the ~100fb for 2016-2018?

For 2016, they're hoping to accumulate ~25fb. But suppose instead they only manage ~15fb and ~80fb for 2016-2018. Will they extend the run for another year, say, or just accept what data has been accumulated? Regards, Jmc At a guess I'd say that's far too speculative a question to get an answer to ...
by DCWhitworth
Wed May 18, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: 2016 operation
Replies: 52
Views: 3456

Re: 2016 operation

Why is it taking so darned long to get to the maximum intensity? With 900 bunches as currently, that's only about 25% of the max possible. Put another way, each physics run could return four times more data at max intensity. So what's the hold up? I believe they are slowly building up to full inten...
by DCWhitworth
Sun May 15, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: has anyone heard the joke about the weasel and the collider?
Replies: 5
Views: 811

Re: has anyone heard the joke about the weasel and the colli

Given the press misreporting of science I suppose it's not surprising that they called it a weasel when in fact it was a marten. Not so fast … CERN’s Large Hadron Collider experienced a “severe electrical perturbation” that “damaged” transformer connections due to a “short circuit caused by fouine,...
by DCWhitworth
Sun May 15, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: new particle with 750 GeV
Replies: 12
Views: 1204

Re: new particle with 750 GeV

Congratulations. Nice of you to tell us, when are you going to publish a paper ?
by DCWhitworth
Fri May 13, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: has anyone heard the joke about the weasel and the collider?
Replies: 5
Views: 811

Re: has anyone heard the joke about the weasel and the colli

Given the press misreporting of science I suppose it's not surprising that they called it a weasel when in fact it was a marten.
by DCWhitworth
Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: Will The LHC Be The End Of Experimental Particle Physics?
Replies: 7
Views: 2359

Re: Will The LHC Be The End Of Experimental Particle Physics

Well you can make a respectable argument that the LHC makes no economic sense and that we should be spending the money on hospitals and the poor or something like that. But you can also make similar arguments about sport, arts, entertainment and such like. The fact is it is good for us as species to...
by DCWhitworth
Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: this does have something to do with the LHC
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Re: this does have something to do with the LHC

TL;DR the TL;DR - It's a non-story. TL;DR - Security 'investigator' uncovers obscure security issue applicable to an unlikely scenario, manufacturer has already corrected the issue, CERN are very likely to have applied the update. I would imagine CERN already know and have already patched. Also they...
by DCWhitworth
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: Conformity
Replies: 4
Views: 2967

Re: Conformity

CharmQuark wrote:Chelle ya not looking at all well these days :lol:
Must be all those cosmic rays.