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by Tau
Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Science
Topic: The W' and Z' bosons
Replies: 0
Views: 2041

Re: The W' and Z' bosons

That's interesting.
Do you know if there are any six-lepton events yet?
(Of course, that is also like to happen by sheer luck, but it would make life interesting.)
by Tau
Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: CERN Cows and strong magnets
Replies: 13
Views: 3391

Re: CERN Cows and strong magnets

This is a clear example of the reverse of that principle: here, observation depends on position: If you look at a cow and you are at MacDonald's, you probably see a burger. If you are in a restaurant, you probably see a beef steak. And if you are in a farm, you see a wind meter. The quantum mechanic...
by Tau
Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: 666
Replies: 103
Views: 17053

Re: 666

OK, since you can't find a good alternative to quote from I'll choose it myself: "You can't give a Dementor the old one-two!" -- Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban Or maybe this one: "Cut it out," he said firmly, rubbing the scar as the pain receded again. "First sign of madness, talking to yo...
by Tau
Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: 666
Replies: 103
Views: 17053

Re: 666

Of all the books having nothing to do with physics, why quote the Bible?
(Maybe it is the easy numbering system?) :-)
I leave the choice of choosing another book up to your own imagination.
by Tau
Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Science
Topic: S C I E N C E
Replies: 22
Views: 6769

Re: S C I E N C E

"What time is it" is a great video. (Thanks to Brian probably.)
At the end of part 3 we see Brian in a whole new way!
Funny and strange (but not at his most beautiful, I think).
by Tau
Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: Several biggest errors of particle physicists.
Replies: 1135
Views: 228677

Re: Several biggest errors of particle physicists.

Good find, Stephen.
Also from a reliable source: the Naked Scientists. I love them.
by Tau
Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: Randell Mills (hydrino)
Replies: 12
Views: 10380

Re: Randell Mills (hydrino)

Froarty, can you try to explain this in layman's terms?
You are using lots of interesting terminology, but I don't get your point.
by Tau
Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: CERN Cows and strong magnets
Replies: 13
Views: 3391

Re: CERN Cows and strong magnets

Actually, the alignment of cows is quite well-studied. Cows stand with their rear end into the wind. (Since I live in the Netherlands, I can tell you that indeed is the case from my own experience.) The reason is likely to be that they have to burp quite often (due to the complex bacterial digestion...
by Tau
Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Temperature readings not updating!
Replies: 7
Views: 2561

Re: Temperature readings not updating!

The readings are back. Now we can see that sector 81 is completely cold again. On the other side, sector 67 has a few "warm" magnets on the 6 side. They're probably repairing something. In case you missed the URL: Last week: http://hcc.web.cern.ch/HCC/cryo_main/avg_temp_evolution.php?mode=week Last ...
by Tau
Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Temperature readings not updating!
Replies: 7
Views: 2561

Temperature readings not updating!

Did you guys and gals notice that the temperature graphs are not updated anymore?
:?
Have a look at, for example, http://hcc.web.cern.ch/HCC/cryo_main/av ... ?mode=week
The graph ends at Jan 4...
I can't find any info about it!
- Tau
by Tau
Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 46
Views: 27308

Re: Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tau is finally on the forums...
Ok, to make my debut memorable, I wrote an LHC limerick:

A collider in Geneva and France
makes protons swirling to dance
the point of the matter
is not making them flatter
but changing the physicists' stance

hope you like it...

- Tau