Talk:Large Hadron Collider

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"It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine." Sterilesnore! 08:14, 10 September 2008 (EDT)

Probably because you missed all the black holes and the sky-on-fire bit. New3.pngPink(Astronomy Domine) 08:21, 10 September 2008 (EDT)
Boring! End of the world is ok, as long as it is at least as spectacular as Hollywood flicks. Editor at CPLiar at RP! 08:23, 10 September 2008 (EDT)
You can check up on things on "Has the Large Hadron Collider Destroyed the World Yet (dotcom)"
Times Online has a list of 30 Apocalypses that never were. I liked number 29:
Friday 13th April 2007: An un-named punter placed a £10 best at 10,000/1 with Ladbrokes, the bookmakers, that the world would end on that day. It is unclear how he expected to collect.
Redchuck.gif Генгисunbelieving 11:05, 10 September 2008 (EDT)

We ought to find an awesome image or two for this article. ħumanUser talk:Human 20:38, 15 September 2008 (EDT)

Check this one Human. Ace McWickedThis Talk Page is growing rapidly 20:42, 15 September 2008 (EDT)

Nice! What's the html around it so I can check the copyright status (most of these are free anyway, I just want to make sure)? ħumanUser talk:Human 20:56, 15 September 2008 (EDT)
Here's the site have gander. Ace McWickedThis Talk Page is growing rapidly 21:00, 15 September 2008 (EDT)
Thanks! ħumanUser talk:Human 21:34, 15 September 2008 (EDT) is teh better. ħumanUser talk:Human 21:40, 15 September 2008 (EDT)
OK, I'm digging all over the CERN site for that picture, can't find it. I do know now that it's the ATLAS thingie, and those eight pipe looking objects are toroidal magnets. This thing is one of the detectors, I guess. At this point I think having a link to CERN is good enough... ħumanUser talk:Human 22:05, 15 September 2008 (EDT)
Got it! [1] so how big do we want our copy to be? ħumanUser talk:Human 22:08, 15 September 2008 (EDT)

I take it you have all seen The Large Hadron Collider Rap? Most educational! DogP 21:44, 15 September 2008 (EDT)

80,000 computers[edit]

The article ref'd is inconsistent - it says there are 80k pcs at LHC HQ alone, so are the rest a bit like the SETI @ Home project? IE, no one really knows how many people are joining in yet? 22:37, 15 September 2008 (EDT)

It's something like that. I cant remember from the top of my head but I dont think there is an @home version. Its spread throught uni's and labs round the world Ace McWickedThis Talk Page is growing rapidly 22:38, 15 September 2008 (EDT)
They should make an @home version! We could all help get the silly bosonating done so they can get to work cooking steaks for us. ħumanUser talk:Human 22:50, 15 September 2008 (EDT)

Not quite woo[edit]

More twisted SF - the 'explanation' that the LHC was failing repeatedly was because it-in-the-future was going back in time to prevent itself becoming operational. (talk) 15:34, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

Same thing, really. Scarlet A.pngmoral 16:07, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

As it is an example of the 'killing your grandfather paradox' there is a putative SF component. (talk) 16:21, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

Copyright, CERN[edit]

Quite concerned we have two copyrighted images proudly displaying their status there. Yes, they're the iconic shots of ATLAS but not even Wikipedia gets to use them. Scarlet A.pngmoral 14:35, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

See also: Comic sans.[edit]

I don't get it. PowderSmokeAndLeather: Say something once, why say it again?.Moderator 18:26, 11 November 2013 (UTC)