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LHC - 2 beams circling, -45 minutes till collision (?)
« on: September 11, 2008, 10:20:59 AM »
I'm trying to find an up to the moment status page.  If you know of one, post it!

CERN's LHC page:
http://lhc.web.cern.ch/lhc

News:
http://news.google.com/news?q=cern+lhc

Twitter page:
http://twitter.com/cern
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Re: LHC - 2 beams circling, -45 minutes till collision (?)
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2008, 10:23:34 AM »
Well, we have a Darwin Award contender;

http://www.uberreview.com/2008/09/indian-teen-commits-suicide-over-lhc-fears.htm

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Indian Teen Commits Suicide Over LHC Fears

While I was sorely tempted to write some spoof piece about the end of the world yesterday, something deep inside told me that it would be a bad idea. There are people who were genuinely afraid of that thing and the potential for someone to do something rash and totally irreversible was always there. As is evidenced by the case of Chayya, a 16-year-old girl from the state of Madhya Pradesh in India, who drank pesticide out of the fear that the world was going to end when CERN turned on the LHC.

Ignorance and fear are dangerous combinations.
Smart people believe weird things because they are skilled at defending beliefs they arrived at for non-smart reasons. --Michael Shermer

The history of religion is a long attempt to reconcile old custom with new reason, to find a sound theory for an absurd practice.  --Sir James George Frazer

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Re: LHC - 2 beams circling, -45 minutes till collision (?)
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2008, 10:26:20 AM »
Remember September 11th as the day the LHC was used to show us a bright future built on the humble pursuit of knowledge.
Smart people believe weird things because they are skilled at defending beliefs they arrived at for non-smart reasons. --Michael Shermer

The history of religion is a long attempt to reconcile old custom with new reason, to find a sound theory for an absurd practice.  --Sir James George Frazer