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some physicists associated with the large hadron collider have received death threats as the Switch-On date approached, one UK physicist called the protesters "twats."
tempers are hot. assassination attempts and desperate acts are in the air. as well they should be if the End Of The World is at issue. opinions vary, but some say the LHC will create a black hole or strangelet, and maybe rupture the membrane between our universe and some totally different parallel universe, into which we would slide, or contrariwise, or both. that can't be good.
we should give serious consideration to seriously maxing out our credit cards for the next few weeks, just in case. I have always wanted to drive a lamborghini.
whoops, peter called it the LCH, it's the LHC. Don't ask me what a hadron is. another whomp-ass machine is
The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC, pronounced like "rick", IPA: /ˈrɪk/) is a heavy-ion collider located at and operated by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in Upton, New York. By using RHIC to collide ions traveling at relativistic speeds, physicists study the primordial form of matter that existed in the universe shortly after the Big Bang, and also the structure of protons.
At present, RHIC is the second most powerful heavy-ion collider in the world behind only the LHC, which is scheduled to begin experiments September 10, 2008. It is also distinctive in its capability to collide spin-polarized protons.[Wikipedia]
----- Original Message -----From: Peter R. ZidekSent: 9/9/2008 2:30:08 AMSubject: [GeigerCounterEnthusiasts] LCH to be producing collisions today 10. september 2008, Live webcast__._,_.___
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