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by March_Hare
Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: Britain to get new particle collider
Replies: 10
Views: 3830

Re: Britain to get new particle collider

Great idea!
Radiation is nothing to be afraid about, after all. Ok, one may glow in the dark a little, but think of the advantage of never having to need a flashlight!
by March_Hare
Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:04 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: What to watch for the event
Replies: 1
Views: 1827

Re: What to watch for the event

Have fun all! I'll catch up in the evening. Work ...
Hopefully Lewis will write some juicy stories about it on El Reg; I might just find the time today to visit there.
by March_Hare
Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Current Events Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 81877

Re: Current Events Discussion

Just in case someone wonders why the time seems to be 1 hour off at CERN: (most of) Europe has switched to Daylight Savings Time this weekend.
by March_Hare
Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Proton vs Graphite
Replies: 44
Views: 5879

Re: Proton vs Graphite

This must be the first time alcohol has helped to solve a problem. :occasion-santa: Just nit-picking: if 3.5TeV refers to the kinetic energy of the whole car, then it's moving awfully slow. If it refers to the kinetic energy of every individual particle that constitutes the car, however, steering wi...
by March_Hare
Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:30 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Cats have taken over the LHC!
Replies: 5
Views: 1811

Re: Cats have taken over the LHC!

First baby whales, now giant cats... I wonder how this is going to end... :occasion-santa:
by March_Hare
Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Interesting development - short circuit in SPS
Replies: 16
Views: 3478

Re: Interesting development - short circuit in SPS

Actually ... my comment was semi-serious. No, really!

Only I was not thinking of CRTs but of another invention by CERN that totally changed the world as we know it: the Internet! (Try to imagine your life without the Internet, email, etc. ... I'm sure I can't...)
by March_Hare
Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: Anti LHC, already proven wrong?
Replies: 23
Views: 4428

Re: Anti LHC, already proven wrong?

The escape for the anti-LHC crowd out of any of this is probably that most LHC collisions so far have been at the same energy level as TEVATRON can muster (0.9 TeV), so that's "nothing special". Afaik there has only ONCE been a fill at higher energy with actual collisions above the TEVATRON level (2...
by March_Hare
Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Tinfoiltards mentioned in El. Reg.
Replies: 13
Views: 4797

Re: Tinfoiltards mentioned in El. Reg.

Argh!
If you Google "physics Brussels", Solvay is prominently there! And in stead I went for something that couldn't possibly be it, because it's standing in a park and you can't see any park in your pic...

Guess that I owe YOU a beer now.
by March_Hare
Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:21 am
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: An open invitation to MagneticTrap and other theorists
Replies: 6
Views: 2226

Re: An open invitation to MagneticTrap and other theorists

1. Though I find the idea of allowing these kinds of unproven points of view (to say it neutrally) very admirable, I hope that you are well-prepared for conflict management, page defacement, having to ban people from the team of editors, etc. etc. I would not be surprised if there will be a lot of i...
by March_Hare
Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Interesting development - short circuit in SPS
Replies: 16
Views: 3478

Re: Interesting development - short circuit in SPS

Trust me: in a few years you'll have one at home and you won't be able to imagine life without it. :occasion-santa:
by March_Hare
Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Tinfoiltards mentioned in El. Reg.
Replies: 13
Views: 4797

Re: Tinfoiltards mentioned in El. Reg.

Hey March, now I get the picture why you are posing with a hat ;) Lol! Nearly fell of my chair laughing. I never made that connection before (BTW the tinfoil is underneath - trust me ;)) Actually that hat is my souvenir of the Grand Canyon. Since it has accompanied me on several epic holidays and h...
by March_Hare
Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:22 am
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Tinfoiltards mentioned in El. Reg.
Replies: 13
Views: 4797

Re: Tinfoiltards mentioned in El. Reg.

Hehehe nice one.

No worries, as long as the tinfoil is there for a rational reason (like keeping light in or out) you're not in the tinfoil brigade.
Also, rumours have it that for greater efficiency one should wear the tinfoil as a hat...
by March_Hare
Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: 10 Bunches ??
Replies: 7
Views: 1578

Re: 10 Bunches ??

Xymox wrote:Awwwwww..;.. dont ruin it !...
Sowwy! :cry: :cry:
by March_Hare
Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:30 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: 10 Bunches ??
Replies: 7
Views: 1578

Re: 10 Bunches ??

Yes, as far as I remember we got to at least 8 (per beam). It may even have been higher. 16? Or was there only talk of 16?
by March_Hare
Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: Review of Long-Term Black Hole Risks
Replies: 56
Views: 8369

Re: Review of Black Hole Risks

re: Campaign to save the baby whales
Just install a large swimmingpool at the bottom of each experiment. Due to their mass they'll come into existence at near zero velocity so they'll drop right into it.