The search goes on
for element 115, and how to produce it like a factory.. Our alien friends are holding back...
The Large Hadron Collider has been operating for a few months now, and it hasn’t ripped apart the space/time continuum – not where I live, anyway, and that’s mostly all I care about. Of course, it could be that it’s still early, and that the cumulative effects of accelerating particles really fast could still spell the end of …
I call sense of humour bypass on that one.
Actually, that joke was too clever for middle management. You need to come out with stuff so cringeworthy that it will instill your headcount with thoughts of ways of killing you with a blunt hammer. Thus:
Doomsday? That'll really help with my headcount! Ho, Ho, ho (it's compulsory to laugh at your own jokes).
"In terms of pictures per second, we’re talking six thousand trillion: a six with 15 zeros, or 6x1015".
In deference to countries silly enough to follow SI standards, could we perhaps in future articles specify which scales are being used: the long scale or the short scale?
On the long scale it is "only" 6000 billion pictures, or, more accurately, 6 quadrillion on the short scale and 6 billiard on the long scale (sadly, no el Reg units).
Ps. Damn 'merkins wanting to sound richer/bigger/larger than anybody else, methinks. Mutter mutter...
Displaying your ignorance on The Reg - even if driven by 45 years - . is not a pretty sight. A billion used to mean a million million in the UK but was replaced by 1E9 years ago (~1970). Quite a lot of people still don't believe this and indeed it has been the subject of debate on The Reg.
"Until that happens, the LHC is generating enough data to keep scientists busy from now until doomsday (unless doomsday is in the next couple of years)."
So scientists are busy for a certain span of time time, which happens to be _shorter_ than the "next couple of years"?
I would have thought that they are busy until doomsday, regardless whether doomsday happens happens sooner or later, since they are really pretty busy, no?
"So far the LHC has yet to find the Higgs boson or other particles or forces predicted by theoretical physics, but that’s the cool thing about having a Large Hadron Collider – it means you can finally test to see how closely reality conforms to theory."
Finally, the admission that reality is a theory.
* And this is relevant and also relative .... "God is Dead, said Nietzsche, …. and left the building, ages ago. Which means that Future Building is a Creative Work in Progress for Smart Beings who share Simply Great Ideas?" and only posted yesterday 31 August 2010 at 1:55 pm to .... http://sluggerotoole.com/2010/08/29/the-pup-soon-to-be-the-mary-celeste/
And if you are of a nervous disposition and paranoid nature, please ignore, as best you can, the semantic entanglement in the file name of the hyperlink.
** Is a Human Being, SMART Machinery .... or a Dumb Tool for Arrogant Fools in Ignorant Pools?
We have obtained an astounding self-confession, a ‘leak’ encrypted in the tons of documents CERN produces only for ‘physicists’ experts:
‘My name is Panos Katsas. I work as an experimental physicist for the CASTOR forward calorimeter of CMS and my main area of interest is the study of exotic events in heavy ion collisions, especially the identification of strangelets, which are likely to be produced.’
Never Mind CERN has denied in all suits and press releases any chance to producing strangelets. Since according to the most advanced theoretical research on the subject, from the Shanghai Institute of Higher Physics strangelets would sink the Earth into a 15 kilometers rock.
It is a fact that it has designed a machine, CASTOR, and installed it to detect them.
More of this confession and many other leaked internal documents in which CERN affirms that it will produce strangelets but also advices to deal with ‘the press, maximizing opportunities and minimizing threats’ can be found at http://www.cerntruth.com/?p=125
luis sancho, lead plaintiff in the case Sancho et Al. Vs DOE & CERN