Thursday, September 11, 2008

Large Hadron Collider Goodness!

As you may have heard, CERN's Large Hadron Collider (not to be confused with the Small Hardon Collider...that's completely different) was recently turned on (heh heh) and much to the surprise of IDIOTS, the world did not end.

For those who are afraid that the LHC is going to generate mini black holes that will eat their way to the center of the earth, feed on our molten core and destroy the earth, I can offer you two things.

1. Go fuck yourself you uneducated, ignorant rube and be sure to use protection so there's no asexual human reproduction happening.

2. Here is a blog you can check as often as your hysterical paranoia demands. It is run by a group of people who, like you, have an unreasonable fear of science. They are monitoring the activities at CERN and live blogging the results of the experiments in easy to understand layman's terms. It's called Has the Large Hadron Collider destroyed the earth yet?

But for you sane, RATIONAL people, I have something else.

CERN has setup a couple of webcams where you can watch the activity in and around the LHC live. If you are a sub-atomic particle physics junkie like me, one camera is porn, the other is crack! Get your Higgs Boson jones fix here.

It's a good day for science!


m.v. said...

I lived through Y2K I think I can survive the collider.

Doc said...

go ya one better: i got a real, live medal from da Prez for makin' sure Y2K didn't bring civilization to a screechin' halt.

so far, nuthin' on the LCH black hole thang. maybe next fiscal year, huh?

emawkc said...

The LHC is damn cool. And I coudn't think of anything better to do with the $6,000,000,000 it cost to build it.

m.v. said...

it's a lot less in euros