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lisati
September 24th, 2008, 05:00 AM
I spotted a news item here (http://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/article.aspx?id=90611) earlier today. It kinda reminds me of some of the Y2K nonsense that happened a few years ago - people will believe just about anything.

LaRoza
September 24th, 2008, 05:06 AM
Here as two live webcams of the LHC: http://www.cyriak.co.uk/lhc/lhc-webcams.html

(Somewhat boring, but occasionally you see people walk around and do things)

xeth_delta
September 24th, 2008, 05:08 AM
Here as two live webcams of the LHC: http://www.cyriak.co.uk/lhc/lhc-webcams.html

(Somewhat boring, but occasionally you see people walk around and do things)

;)

Mr. Picklesworth
September 24th, 2008, 05:25 AM
Personally, I'm delighted. Just think: That moment will be a true Eureka instant! All will finally be explained; the universe will have the closure it needs.

LaRoza
September 24th, 2008, 05:27 AM
Personally, I'm delighted. Just think: That moment will be a true Eureka instant! All will finally be explained; the universe will have the closure it needs.

+1

If the world doesn't end, it will be disappointing. If humans can destroy the world in such an awful way, they should.

(Note, I am using the meaning of the word "awful" to mean "full of awe")

zxscooby
September 24th, 2008, 05:30 AM
What a crappy article. Was it career day at the NZ?

frankleeee
September 24th, 2008, 06:47 AM
Always keep your feathers numbered just in case.

smoker
September 24th, 2008, 08:24 AM
Here as two live webcams of the LHC: http://www.cyriak.co.uk/lhc/lhc-webcams.html
[-X

looks like 'the end' is posponed:
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jCqnqRP6YAgUhtibUBZ3qqUI2GrwD93CK5M00
:lolflag:

fatality_uk
September 24th, 2008, 08:41 AM
Here as two live webcams of the LHC: http://www.cyriak.co.uk/lhc/lhc-webcams.html

(Somewhat boring, but occasionally you see people walk around and do things)

Genius! Pure genius...:)

benerivo
September 24th, 2008, 09:13 AM
Many dramatic/sensational things make news even if they're fantasy, because it sells. I heard part of the software that runs it is done on kde3. Apparently, when it broke a few days ago they called out the fire brigade! Lets hope they have some better safety measures and responses up their sleeves when things really wrong.

klange
September 24th, 2008, 10:34 AM
Here as two live webcams of the LHC: http://www.cyriak.co.uk/lhc/lhc-webcams.html

(Somewhat boring, but occasionally you see people walk around and do things)

That would be 10x more awesome if it had the right date in the "videos".

lisati
September 24th, 2008, 10:40 AM
Always keep your feathers numbered just in case.

I keep them numbered just for such emergencies.

ronnielsen1
September 24th, 2008, 10:53 AM
Blow ourselves up before the following happens huh?


7 reasons the world will end in 2012
http://www.msghelp.net/showthread.php?tid=74463

bryncoles
September 24th, 2008, 11:20 AM
if anyone here is worried about this, you can get piece of mind at this website:

http://hasthelargehadroncolliderdestroyedtheworldyet.com

philliptweedie
September 24th, 2008, 01:01 PM
Well thanks to the LHC that article was written and thanks to that article I now know 27% of 750 is 400,000 apparently.

Knowledge wins and the LHC doesn't even work yet. Incredible.

Does anyone else read that and imagine the Family Guy episode at the FCC. "As we all know one complaint equals a billion people."

ronnielsen1
September 24th, 2008, 01:08 PM
if anyone here is worried about this, you can get piece of mind at this website:

http://hasthelargehadroncolliderdest...heworldyet.com (http://hasthelargehadroncolliderdestroyedtheworldyet.com/)

Heck of a web site. Must have took weeks to make

billgoldberg
September 24th, 2008, 01:30 PM
I don't get why people are scared.

There is a one in a trillion chance the world will end. And if it will end, you would never even know it as it would be almost instantaneous.

Some people really scare easy.

I blame the media and the internet for this kind of false infotainment only used to scare people and boost ratings. This isn't even real news.