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Turkson
09-09-2008, 02:15 PM
Has the Large Hadron Collider destroyed the world yet? (http://hasthelargehadroncolliderdestroyedtheworldyet.com/)

Ciderhelm
09-09-2008, 02:16 PM
That is by far the best website ever made.

Klimpen
09-09-2008, 02:16 PM
Has the Large Hardon Collider destroyed the world yet? (http://hasthelargehadroncolliderdestroyedtheworldyet.com/)

fix'd

mero12513
09-09-2008, 02:19 PM
LHC goes live tomorrow, correct?

adenosine
09-09-2008, 02:22 PM
Large Hadron Collider Rap
YouTube - Large Hadron Rap (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j50ZssEojtM)

Lore
09-09-2008, 02:46 PM
I prefer to call it the Pleasantly Plump Hadron Collider.

Taelas
09-09-2008, 02:51 PM
What am I missing, here? What is this 'LHC'?

Kazeyonoma
09-09-2008, 02:51 PM
LOL, notice this in the source code:
<script type="text/javascript">
if (!(typeof worldHasEnded == "undefined")) {
document.write("YUP.");
} else {
document.write("NOPE.");
}
</script>
<noscript>NOPE.</noscript>

Kazeyonoma
09-09-2008, 02:54 PM
Large Hadron Collider - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Hadron_Collider)

Turkson
09-09-2008, 02:54 PM
What am I missing, here? What is this 'LHC'?

Large Hadron Collider - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Hadron_Collider)

No one knows what will happen when they start smashing things with it.
/tinfoil hat

Taelas
09-09-2008, 02:58 PM
I did check Wikipedia first... I just don't understand the explanation there. It's a particle accelerator? What's it supposed to do?

Bleh, I hate not knowing stuff, it makes me feel like an idiot.

Velhym
09-09-2008, 02:59 PM
LOL, notice this in the source code:
<script type="text/javascript">
if (!(typeof worldHasEnded == "undefined")) {
document.write("YUP.");
} else {
document.write("NOPE.");
}
</script>
<noscript>NOPE.</noscript>

Priceless.

Satrina
09-09-2008, 03:01 PM
I prefer International Earth-Destruction Advisory Board (http://qntm.org/?board) as my source of breaking news for world destruction.

Turkson
09-09-2008, 03:01 PM
There is some concern that they might "possibly" make a teeny, tiny, itsy-bitsy Black Hole. And no one knows how that will play out.

adenosine
09-09-2008, 03:01 PM
It's like this: Imagine you had some jello with stuff in it, but it was really dark so you couldn't see the insides, but you wanted to know what was in it and how it worked. One way you could figure it out is by shooting the jello with a gun, and look at the resulting explosion to figure out what it was made out of.


Except in this case, the 'jello' is a largeish atom and the 'bullet' is protons. By smashing stuff together and looking at the explosion you can not only see what the jello is made out of, but if you get it hot enough you can see how the gelatin melts, or that sometimes the jello turns into something else.

Kazeyonoma
09-09-2008, 03:03 PM
great analogy adenosine, i'll never look at jello the same.

Ciderhelm
09-09-2008, 03:13 PM
There are three possible scenarios:

1. Everything goes fine. Research here lays the foundation for practical science, potentially leading to anti-gravity. This is most likely.

2. Anti-matter is created. Switzerland blows up.

3. Black Holes or the theorized Strangelets are created and do not collapse. The planet blows up.


I'd prefer #1, but if it's the choice between #2 or #3, I sure hope #2 happens first.

Kazeyonoma
09-09-2008, 03:15 PM
man, that would seriously suck, i got vacation scheduled next week. =(

No #2 or 3 prz... well definitely not #3.

Anti-matter... gg

In the event of #2 or #3 maybe we should try to find this guy...:

zWkzmAAZXuw

Ash_
09-09-2008, 03:18 PM
BBC Radio 4 - Big Bang Day - Ask the Expert (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/bigbang/asktheexpert.shtml)

Q&A about the LHC.

Taelas
09-09-2008, 03:30 PM
Ahhhh! Thanks a bunch, I get it now. :)

Khayra
09-09-2008, 03:46 PM
There are three possible scenarios:

1. Everything goes fine. Research here lays the foundation for practical science, potentially leading to anti-gravity. This is most likely.

2. Anti-matter is created. Switzerland blows up.

3. Black Holes or the theorized Strangelets are created and do not collapse. The planet blows up.


I'd prefer #1, but if it's the choice between #2 or #3, I sure hope #2 happens first.

If #3 should happen...

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:D

Alent
09-09-2008, 03:47 PM
Shouldn't #3 be "the earth implodes"?

Inaara
09-09-2008, 03:54 PM
As long as Hawaii isnt affected I'm fine. Hopefully Japan will go to, then my secksi Japanese tourists have nowhere to go except for my bedroom.

Ciderhelm
09-09-2008, 03:55 PM
Shouldn't #3 be "the earth implodes"?

It should be, but I wanted to keep it flowing.

Inaara
09-09-2008, 04:28 PM
It should be, but I wanted to keep it flowing.


But wouldn't Switzerland implode as well? O.o

Ciderhelm
09-09-2008, 04:34 PM
But wouldn't Switzerland implode as well? O.o

Anti-matter has, from my quite-limited understanding, the same explosive properties you'll find in nuclear weapons. Exponentially so.

Sanelora
09-09-2008, 04:51 PM
The energy per unit mass (9×1016 J/kg) is about 10 orders of magnitude greater than chemical energy (compared to TNT at 4.2×106 J/kg, and formation of water at 1.56×107 J/kg), about 4 orders of magnitude greater than nuclear energy that can be liberated today using nuclear fission (about 40 MeV per 238U nucleus transmuted to Lead, or 1.5×1013 J/kg), and about 2 orders of magnitude greater than the best possible from fusion (about 6.3×1014 J/kg for the proton-proton chain). The reaction of 1 kg of antimatter with 1 kg of matter would produce 1.8×1017 J (180 petajoules) of energy (by the mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc˛), or the rough equivalent of 47 megatons of TNT. For comparison, Tsar Bomba, the largest nuclear weapon ever detonated, reacted an estimated yield of 57 Megatons, which required the use of hundreds of kilograms of fissile material (Uranium/Plutonium).

yeah, it seems powerful.....



Military:
Because of its potential to release immense amounts of energy in contact with normal matter, there has been interest in various weapon uses, potentially enabling miniature warheads of pinhead-size to be more destructive than modern-day nuclear weapons. An antimatter particle colliding with a matter particle releases 100% of the energy contained within the particles, while a hydrogen bomb only releases about 0.7% of this energy. This gives a clue to how effective and powerful this force is. However, this development is still in early planning stages, though antimatter weapons are popular in science fiction such as in Peter F. Hamilton's Night's Dawn Trilogy , Sega and Petroglyph's RTS game Universe at War, Dan Brown's Angels and Demons and Star Trek where the production of antimatter leads to the possibility of use as both a fuel and highly effective weapon. At the moment, the traps are not very efficient, and it is more constructive to just create all the antimatter at the moment it would be used.

Sunderhorn
09-09-2008, 05:20 PM
I have issues with the 'We don't know for sure what will happen, but we know for sure that it won't destroy the world', answer in the link Ash posted. Another answer demonstrated an alarming amount of 'knowledge' about exactly how black holes work and what they can affect at a given scale.

My understanding of the problem with creating a minitature black hole with the LHC is that it would basically be stationary [like tossing a tennis ball up and down in a fast moving vehicle].

But if the world does start to implode, I'ma log onto Tankspot and try to get a 'Last Post Evar' in...maybe Cider could create an official 'I Told You So' thread for the occasion :p

Kazeyonoma
09-09-2008, 05:21 PM
I'd have that thread queued and ready to fire.

Sharlos
09-10-2008, 09:11 AM
If the LHC does end up creating a black hole (which it shouldn't be ale to given our understanding of the universe) the black hole would be so small it couldn't even fit the smallest atom in existence not to mention that it would dissipate in a fraction of a second.

Schleppy
09-10-2008, 10:17 AM
There are three possible scenarios:

1. Everything goes fine. Research here lays the foundation for practical science, potentially leading to anti-gravity. This is most likely.

2. Anti-matter is created. Switzerland blows up.

3. Black Holes or the theorized Strangelets are created and do not collapse. The planet blows up.


I'd prefer #1, but if it's the choice between #2 or #3, I sure hope #2 happens first.


I think you forgot scenario #4....

4. The collider creates a portal to the world "Xen" and the half life series begins for real. Thank god Gordon Freeman is there to take care of things...

http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2008/09/largehadron.jpg

Kazeyonoma
09-10-2008, 10:29 AM
Lol!

Gehn
09-10-2008, 10:32 AM
Schleppy, that picture says it all.

Bonerot
09-10-2008, 10:32 AM
xkcd - A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language - By Randall Munroe (http://xkcd.org/474/)

Don't forget to mouse over the image and wait for the alt text.

Velhym
09-10-2008, 10:40 AM
I am amused.

Kazeyonoma
09-10-2008, 11:04 AM
this thread pays.

Horacio
09-10-2008, 11:43 AM
Shouldn't #3 be "the earth implodes"?

I'm guessing that if the world ceases to exist, at least as we know it, semantics won't mean a flying crap.

And I worry about Klimpen....we're talking about a nefarious scientific device, man playing God, and the destruction of all life on the planet and he's thinking its the title of a porn film, of the European hard gay variety.

Velhym
09-10-2008, 11:50 AM
Like that's anything to worry about when the earth is going to explode.

Horacio
09-10-2008, 12:00 PM
Like that's anything to worry about when the earth is going to explode.

Well, there is that I suppose. I'm sorry Klimp, enjoy your porn.

Klimpen
09-10-2008, 12:07 PM
fapfapfapfapfapfapfap

Sunderhorn
09-10-2008, 12:22 PM
Easy there, Klimpen...No need to be in any hurry. I'm pretty sure we have plenty of time.

The scientists have said that the LHC will blow up the world...

..."when it's ready."

chronicles2k
09-10-2008, 05:42 PM
My guild leader mistakenly read this as the Large Hardon Collider and got turned on. o.0

Alent
09-11-2008, 10:30 AM
Easy there, Klimpen...No need to be in any hurry. I'm pretty sure we have plenty of time.

The scientists have said that the LHC will blow up the world...

..."when it's ready."

time for a lesson in canadian english.

"The LHC will be ready some time in winter.

In canada, it's always winter."

Horacio
09-11-2008, 11:15 AM
LHC: You are not prepared!

Satrina
09-11-2008, 02:11 PM
lhc webcams! (http://www.cyriak.co.uk/lhc/lhc-webcams.html)

Ciderhelm
09-11-2008, 02:53 PM
Webcam is sexy!

Horacio
09-11-2008, 03:21 PM
Lol, that is awesome

Velhym
09-11-2008, 04:23 PM
I approve.

Sunderhorn
09-11-2008, 08:46 PM
It's clear that blackholes are OP. The question is, will Blizz get around to nerfing them before the experiment?

Turkson
09-11-2008, 08:59 PM
Awesome. I laughed, got me in a better mood after a really bad Kalecgos kill.