We all gonna diiiiiieeeeeeeeeee
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), mightiest particle-masher ever assembled by the human race, briefly circulated its first hadron beams of 2010 at the weekend. However the vast machine has now been shut down again to remedy further technical snags. Following last week's unfortunate multi-magnet quench incident, which saw large …
"The LHC was designed to be capable of firing two even more outrageous 7 TeV beams into each other for an ultimate collision energy of 14 TeV, but following previous superfluid explosion disasters engineers now consider that a major refit will be required before such power levels are safe."
Doesn't the EU have Customer Protection legislation?
We ought to be able to send it back it it's not of merchantable quality, and get a replacement, or our money back....
There's a reason it's called "research" - it's because it's never been done before.
Not on such a scale, not with such complexity, not at such temperatures.
When you can buy an LHC off Ebay, then you can complain about it not working 100% on the first go.
And at that point, Ebay will probably tell you to re-read the 2.5 trillion page manual before logging the complaint in the first place.
"mightiest particle-masher ever assembled by the human race"
Sorry Lewis ... what are you implying here? that the dinosaurs were, in fact, intelligent enough to build such a device and it was the use of the Dino LHC that resulted in their mass extinction?.
Gets my vote anyway.
Flames cause that's what we'll get when it all goes wrong.
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