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Tomorrow is the day. Any concerns?

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Before a mini black hole occurred.

FWIW, I am not remotely concerned.

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Not concerned.

But also they weren't trying to make any mini black holes yet. They just sent some particles around. No collisions intended for a few months, at least.

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I think I'll take a chance that we will survive, and not call off the county wastewater department installing the free sump pumps in my basement this week. It's a close call, but I think I'll let the sump pumps go forward.

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Well it seems that Nostradamus prophesied this. We are doomed. You have to listen to this. It really made me laugh.

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Heck, this could be worse than Y2K, and I'm sure we all remember how terrifying that was! :g

Or like that time Godzilla destroyed Tokyo.

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Well it seems that Nostradamus prophesied this. We are doomed. You have to listen to this. It really made me laugh.

Her accent (Boston? Bronx? What?) only makes it funnier!

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Well, it's Wednesday and we're still here. Whew! What a relief!

Now we can move on to the next silly non-threat. I personally suspect that aliens are stealing my luggage. And Bigfoot-type creatures are stealing my garbage.

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Hey! We were sold a bill of goods here. Today was supposed to be it. Now we find out this fancy schmantzy black-hole machine was just tested today? No real black hole stuff going on for a few weeks ... maybe months?

Big disappointment. :bwallace:

Have they at least made a bad movie about this? ... Dang!

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Wait a minute. I think I see one now. ... :excited:

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Don't know how true it is, but on the Guardian web-site commenting about the fact that the machine wasn't really running yet (just some systems check), a blogger said that some young woman in India had been so frightened about the end of the world (because of the collider) that she committed suicide. Sad if true.

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Heck, this could be worse than Y2K, and I'm sure we all remember how terrifying that was! :g

Or like that time Godzilla destroyed Tokyo.

I've always blamed Buck Dharma for that...

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Has anyone checked out the live webcams that CERN has set up? Very educational.

Great, so when the blackhole is forming we can all watch it as it grows and gets closer to us. :excited:

Hopefully you'll be next to someone very attractive and go out with your own big bang.

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maximum that might happen it's production of new cheese with label "Higgs Bozon" or chocolate "Crunch Particles" :rolleyes:

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Transformer glitch shuts down biggest atom smasher

By ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS, Associated Press Writer

Thu Sep 18, 5:18 PM ET

GENEVA - The world's largest particle collider malfunctioned within hours of its launch to great fanfare, but its operator didn't report the problem for a week.

In a statement Thursday, the European Organization for Nuclear Research reported for the first time that a 30-ton transformer that cools part of the collider broke, forcing physicists to stop using the atom smasher just a day after starting it up last week.

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A reprieve!

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1 bad connection caused atom smasher shutdown

By ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS, Associated Press Writer

45 minutes ago

GENEVA - A bad electrical connection likely caused the malfunction that sidelined the world's largest atom smasher days after it was launched with great fanfare, a senior scientist said Monday.

The fault was probably a poor soldering job on one of the particle collider's 10,000 connections, said Lyn Evans, project leader of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the European Nuclear Research Organization.

Only one fault in 10,000 isn't bad, "but it cost dearly," Evans said. It will take at least two months for the repair, meaning the collider cannot be restarted until spring, after its mandatory shutdown due to high electricity costs during the winter.

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:rfr Whew! ... bad soldering job saves planet.

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1 bad connection caused atom smasher shutdown

I'm still not sure I feel very safe... :ph34r:

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1 bad connection caused atom smasher shutdown

I'm still not sure I feel very safe... :ph34r:

:lol:

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Well the world didn't end, at least not this time.

Scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), just outside of Geneva, on Monday said that they had succeeded in creating a mini Big Bang by changing the particles they use for their high-speed collisions from protons to heavier lead ions.

These types of ultra-high-speed smash-ups at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are an attempt to re-create the explosion, known as the Big Bang, which is believed to have begun the universe. As spokeswoman Barbara Warmbein told the Associated Press, the CERN experiment over the weekend produced "a very, very, very small bang."

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