has anyone heard the joke about the weasel and the collider?

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has anyone heard the joke about the weasel and the collider?

Post by draph91 » Sat May 07, 2016 7:42 pm

http://nriworld.net/2016/05/pop-goes-th ... he-weasel/

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

Post by mfb » Thu May 12, 2016 11:45 pm

Not a joke, unfortunately, but the LHC is back running again.

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

Post by DCWhitworth » Fri May 13, 2016 10:09 am

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

Post by chelle » Fri May 13, 2016 9:15 pm

DCWhitworth wrote: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,” according to a briefing that the organization published. The French dictionary Larousse translates “fouine” as both a weasel and a beech marten. - http://time.com/4312818/cern-weasel-mar ... rn-hadron/
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Re: has anyone heard the joke about the weasel and the colli

Post by DCWhitworth » Sun May 15, 2016 8:31 pm

chelle wrote:
DCWhitworth wrote: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,” according to a briefing that the organization published. The French dictionary Larousse translates “fouine” as both a weasel and a beech marten. - http://time.com/4312818/cern-weasel-mar ... rn-hadron/
I like that headline :D

But the vast majority of the press have described it as a weasel in their headlines even if they later go on to admit it is actually a marten later in the article. Such scientific inexactitude is inexcusible !!
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Re: has anyone heard the joke about the weasel and the colli

Post by chelle » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:27 am

The electrocuted beast is on display. :scared-shocked:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/201 ... ory-museum
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