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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: 1192

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: 3979

Re: Conformity

CharmQuark wrote:Chelle ya not looking at all well these days :lol:
Must be all those cosmic rays.
by DCWhitworth
Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: Science is Modern Day Occult
Replies: 3
Views: 2910

Re: Science is Modern Day Occult

Clarke's Third Law: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

So for the majority of the population . . yes ;)
by DCWhitworth
Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Portal link and forum suggestions
Topic: Portal changes
Replies: 13
Views: 18516

Re: Portal changes

chelle wrote:
Xymox wrote:Miss Charm got married.
Halleluja didn't know she got married! :dance:

Welldone for our queen!

m.
Dunno if she has, Facebook says otherwise. She's heavily engaged though :)
by DCWhitworth
Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Portal link and forum suggestions
Topic: Portal changes
Replies: 13
Views: 18516

Re: Portal changes

WHY is there now, Aug 2015, no semi-real-time comment or commentary in this Forum on CERN operations ? Nothing from any knowledgeable insider on LHC Daily Meetings, cameras now hidden behind logins, nothing from the experiments, no occasional roving video, nothing for modestly knowledgeable outside...
by DCWhitworth
Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: 2014 machine commissioning and 2015 start up
Replies: 59
Views: 61943

Re: 2014 machine commissioning and 2015 start up

Thank you for the information, Tau. Can you explain something? If 25 ns bunch separation does not allow you to have more bunches, then what does it achieve? From where I'm sitting it seems likely that 25 ns will be harder, so I assume there is an up-side... It does allow more bunches but with less ...
by DCWhitworth
Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: Dark Matter
Replies: 5
Views: 2133

Re: Dark Matter

I'm not quite sure I get your point, but the current theories suggest that dark matter interacts only through gravity.
by DCWhitworth
Tue May 05, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Heavy Ion Collisions safety
Replies: 28
Views: 8243

Re: Heavy Ion Collisions safety

Well your comparison with smoking doesn't really work. In the early days no one really thought smoking was especially dangerous. Yes there were a few who thought ill of it - King James I for instance - "A custome lothsome to the eye, hatefull to the Nose, harmefull to the braine, dangerous to the Lu...
by DCWhitworth
Mon May 04, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Heavy Ion Collisions safety
Replies: 28
Views: 8243

Re: Heavy Ion Collisions safety

Dear DarkDaniel, dear people No bogus at all about the 1`148 TeV, LHCsafetyreviev is serious and so its papers. Please search 1.15 PeV, which is 1`150 TeV (more exactly is 1`148 TeV) here: https://cds.cern.ch/record/1129806/files/jinst8_08_s08001.pdf Usually, only the energy per nucleon is mentione...
by DCWhitworth
Mon May 04, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Heavy Ion Collisions safety
Replies: 28
Views: 8243

Re: Heavy Ion Collisions safety

Dear DarkDaniel, dear people No bogus at all about the 1`148 TeV, LHCsafetyreviev is serious and so its papers. Please search 1.15 PeV, which is 1`150 TeV (more exactly is 1`148 TeV) here: https://cds.cern.ch/record/1129806/files/jinst8_08_s08001.pdf Usually, only the energy per nucleon is mentione...
by DCWhitworth
Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: New Users Start Here
Topic: LHC as a mega-project!
Replies: 3
Views: 1891

Re: LHC as a mega-project!

This book - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Large-Hadron-Collider-Lyndon-Evans/dp/143980401X/ is awesome, although its rather expensive. It goes into a lot of detail about how the machine was built and how it works. It all predates that actual running of the machine but I found it an amazing read. Each chap...
by DCWhitworth
Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Page with daily LHC minutes?
Replies: 9
Views: 2837

Re: Page with daily LHC minutes?

Ohh, I've missed the LHC morning meetings !
by DCWhitworth
Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: LHC Limericks
Replies: 10
Views: 2033

Re: LHC Limericks

you're on a roll (with minor bickering about scansion) I have amended one of them to account for this, but in response to your point I present my all time favourite limerick - There was a young bard of Japan, Who's poetry never would scan, When told it was so, he replied "Yes I know "But I always t...
by DCWhitworth
Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: LHC Limericks
Replies: 10
Views: 2033

Re: LHC Limericks

"Mein Collider ist schnell und vill Feuer"
Said that excellent Herr Doctor Heuer
But he made a black hole
And it swallowed us whole
And now he's in need of a lawyer