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The Daily Telegraph last Friday showed particle boffins the potentially disastrous effects of meddling with things you don't fully understand - in this case just what "LHC" stands for: Large Hardon Collider breaks energy record, says Telegraph This being the interwebs, the paper was able to move with almost light speed to …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    Staying power

    "breaks energy record"

    The headline was probably a deliberate attempt at a joke...

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I need specifics...

    Exactly how large are we talking here?

  3. nickrw

    Just for a second there...

    ... I thought it was Friday

  4. Stone Fox

    didn't spot it till I'd just answered the phone.

    I need a new keyboard, and to call them back.

  5. Abremms
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    that one never gets old. cheers!

  6. gollux

    Welcome to the duel...

    mine's bigger than yours, whack, whack, zing! First blood wins...

    Wait, that's a sword duel, bye.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    No joke!

    "Large Hardon Collider"? I think I dated her. What a pain. Talk about the energy needed to stop an aircraft carrier... I know what that poor dump core endures.

  8. Fluffykins Silver badge

    I hope the editor

    Gave the hapless journo a good stiff talking to

    1. Martyn Welch


      Wouldn't it have been part of the editors job to have spotted the mistake before it was published?

  9. Anonymous John
    Paris Hilton


    anyone got the dead tree version to check?

    Paris because.....

  10. John Browne 1
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    @ nickrw - not Friday?

    It was when the Telegraph did it, so no LHC-induced temporal anomaly required.

  11. Rhod
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    The Indy did it first in 2008

    21st September 2008

    Check out the picture caption:

  12. A. Coatsworth

    Where's the IT angle?

    Oh, I see... it was on a web page, also the LHC

    So, where's the Paris angle?

    ... "Large hardon", that should cover it...

    I declare this the most complete article in the history of El Reg

  13. Ian Rogers
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    The Telegraph has "hardon" in it's spellchecker dictionary?...

  14. Johnny Canuck

    Just don't let

    ...the streams cross!

  15. Anonymous Coward


    When my large hardon collided with her, I broke my own personal record for particle streams.

    ...I'll get my coat.

  16. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    I blame Russell T Davis.

  17. Anonymous Coward

    Large Hardon Colliding....

    sounds rather painful to me. Unless its some kind of figurative description of the pre-match smack talking you see in pro wrestling.

    Terminator icon, because I always knew that there was something sinister about the LHC. All this mini-black hole stuff was really a cover for the true purpose of the collider--to smack collective mankind in the family jewels!!

  18. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Telegraph Poll

    Good job it wasn't the print version: I hate it when the pages get stuck together. That's what happened when I tried to publish my paper on G-String Theory.

  19. ElReg!comments!Pierre

    Hardon collision...

    ... is not gay if the balls don't touch

    1. LaeMing

      Goodness Gracious!

      Great balls of fire!!

  20. Paul 4

    Too slow

    Already been reported (see my post)

  21. Goat Jam
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    Oh, I see what you did there

    "Sub-atomic cock-up" indeed.

  22. Lars Silver badge


    It reminds me of IDG.SE where every second sentence seems to have been out sourced to who knows where.

  23. Phil Edwards

    Title the Torygraph makes a spelling mistake in an article and it's the funniest thing in the whole world?

    I feel obliged to remind all the dedicated sub-ed's at El Reg of the article posted by your good selves just under 2 weeks ago, which referred to a 'bugger overflow vulnerability' - and , yes, I *do* have a screen shot to prove it, although regretably no play-mobil reconstruction of same.

  24. Anonymous Coward


    ...this is extreme porn?

  25. Anonymous Coward


    But I couldn't Resist.


  26. Rockandrollsuicide

    Surely I can't be the first...

    Just what we need to study the Big Bang with.

    Mines the one with the gentlemen's special interest literature in the pocket.

  27. Monty Burns


    hahaha - I love being childish ....

  28. Ian McNee

    So size does (anti-)matter?

    One thing is for sure: the Tevatron is now facing stiff competition!

  29. Ray Simard

    No surprise

    What do you expect when you excite atoms?

  30. David McMahon

    Black hole

    But will it disappear down a black hole?

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