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M_Gunz
08-28-2008, 09:35 PM
Large Hadron Rap aka Nerd Collider (http://blogs.spectrum.ieee.org/tech_talk/2008/08/switzerlands_nerdcore_scene.html)


The Large Hadron Collider is set to fire up on September 10. Not sure why, but don't want to slog through tedious explanations of the Higgs boson and the Standard Model? Have a look at this informative rap narrative, delivered by persons in lab coats and hard hats.

It actually gets kind of catchy.

Science as few (by population %) know it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif may be about to change significantly.
That's why we pay the big bucks for operations like CERN, right?

TinyTim, if you use Mozilla netscape with the DownloadHelper plugin then you can save it as
a flash video file playable by free GOM player and others.

Cajun76
08-28-2008, 11:37 PM
Can't wait. Be interesting to see what they find, or don't find.

And it's catchy 'cause its old school rap before these poseurs out there started trying to out-thug each other.

Bratsk_Station
08-29-2008, 12:10 AM
Originally posted by Cajun76:
Can't wait. Be interesting to see what they find, or don't find.

And it's catchy 'cause its old school rap before these poseurs out there started trying to out-thug each other.

It was originally due for January 2008. We may have been left in dark already!

general_kalle
08-29-2008, 01:12 AM
what exaktly is it that they are going to do at CERN?
something about black matter is it?

would be cool if they invented a way to store anti matter just like in Dan Browns Book (Angels and Deamons)

Sirrith
08-29-2008, 03:41 AM
Originally posted by Cajun76:
And it's catchy 'cause its old school rap before these poseurs out there started trying to out-thug each other.
Aye!

It was due for jan 08? did they delay it or something?

Schwarz.13
08-29-2008, 04:05 AM
Originally posted by M_Gunz:
Large Hadron Rap aka Nerd Collider (http://blogs.spectrum.ieee.org/tech_talk/2008/08/switzerlands_nerdcore_scene.html)

*WARNING!* If you haven't already clicked on the link above - DON'T! You will not be able to get that song out of your head aaaAARGH! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

M_Gunz
08-29-2008, 06:07 AM
Originally posted by general_kalle:
what exaktly is it that they are going to do at CERN?
something about black matter is it?

would be cool if they invented a way to store anti matter just like in Dan Browns Book (Angels and Deamons)

They are looking to confirm a theory about the underlying nature of matter.

It was such an experiment back in the 1880's that changed everything, as a result we have all
the really high tech gizmos we have today thanks to relativity and quantum mechanics.. like
the computer I use to type this post reply.

TinyTim
08-29-2008, 09:34 AM
Originally posted by M_Gunz:
Large Hadron Rap aka Nerd Collider (http://blogs.spectrum.ieee.org/tech_talk/2008/08/switzerlands_nerdcore_scene.html)


Cool! Tx for sharing.

Can't wait to hear the news about Higgs. Wasnt studying that standard model for nothing now was I?! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

M_Gunz
08-29-2008, 09:46 AM
You know **wayyyyyy** more than I about that!

Cajun76
08-29-2008, 09:50 AM
Sept 10 is supposed to be first low power circulation of a beam.

http://www.disclose.tv/action/viewvideo/6989/CERN_final...art_up_date_for_LHC/ (http://www.disclose.tv/action/viewvideo/6989/CERN_finally_announces_start_up_date_for_LHC/)

http://lhc-first-beam.web.cern.ch/lhc-first-beam/News/FinalLHCsyncTest.html

I haven't read this one through, but a skim seemed pretty knowledgeable.

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/08/25/1290475.aspx

Bearcat99
08-29-2008, 10:11 AM
That is real catchy.. it will be interesting.. I wonder if that was really Steven Hawking.

JarheadEd
08-29-2008, 10:21 AM
Originally posted by Schwarz.13:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by M_Gunz:
Large Hadron Rap aka Nerd Collider (http://blogs.spectrum.ieee.org/tech_talk/2008/08/switzerlands_nerdcore_scene.html)

*WARNING!* If you haven't already clicked on the link above - DON'T! You will not be able to get that song out of your head aaaAARGH! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


I should of listened to Shwarz. It's true.

"Alice and Atlas are two of a kind,...."

Pretty heady stuff, I can't wait to see what they find,...hopefully not Evil alternate dimension Kirk.

Urufu_Shinjiro
08-29-2008, 10:40 AM
Originally posted by Bearcat99:
That is real catchy.. it will be interesting.. I wonder if that was really Steven Hawking.

I wouldn't be surprised if it was Hawking, he has a great sense of humor, Hawking did his own line in that episode of the simpsons he was in.

snafu73
08-29-2008, 04:55 PM
Don't forget this collaboration of Hawking's with Pink Floyd (I mean musical collaboration, not particle physics)...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs4-uLTdlxA

The word from Steven Weinberg about this, is that he expects the biggest finding from this to be not finding anything!

M_Gunz
08-29-2008, 07:09 PM
Originally posted by Bearcat99:
That is real catchy.. it will be interesting.. I wonder if that was really Steven Hawking.

Huh? Where?

stalkervision
08-29-2008, 08:22 PM
I wondered where most of out nerds went to. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Now I know. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

obviously you nerd-ets haven't seen this have you? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/08/28/1301440.aspx

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photo_StoryLevel/080612/080612-coslog-plasma-hmed-1030a.vsmall.jpg

M_Gunz
08-29-2008, 10:15 PM
Getting fusion reactors to the commercial stage has two very big hurdles:

1) People who panic over the word radiation yet will happily lie in tanning beds and cook with
microwaves.

2) Politics and business that go the no-one in charge is responsible route that tends to make
for 'accidents' that justify the existence of category 1 above.

The controls system at Three Mile Island was a total mess made by hodge-podge changes. Why was
there air in the hydraulic control lines that caused the lockup? Because there were two water
lines running parallel with pipettes every so far to drain the air bubbles and a single V shape
trough underneath. One pipe had water exposed to radiation so slightly radioactive and the
other did not. The water was mixing in the trough and that was bad. Solution? Remove the
pipettes! That's what they did instead of putting a divider down the center of the trough.
So when there became a problem it was deemed an accident and nobody was so much as fined,
millions and millions were wasted just in the cleanup not to mention what was spent with
nothing like equitable return, just higher electric bills and who cares about that?

So imagine what kind of f-up can happen when profits are first, last and middle including
the fat maintenance fees to 'fix' a tokamak while laying in the foundation for the next fix
to be called back for.

The science isn't the problem, the corporate attitudes are the real problem.

DuxCorvan
08-30-2008, 04:54 AM
What will we be doing in the next weeks, when we all and everything we know, love or hate will convert into a soup of strange matter, or feel the world crumble under our feet by the consumption of a tiny black hole in the nucleus of the planet?

Gordon Freeman better keep his HEV suit. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

M_Gunz
08-30-2008, 07:59 AM
A black hole the size of what those energies could create would take a very, very long time
to amount to anything much if it didn't dissipate in time it took to be detected.

Weeks? Before there were theories that they do give off energy the math showed it would take
historic time scale and still be in the molecule size range.

I'm more worried about nukes and bio-warfare and big rocks from outer space.