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by DCWhitworth
Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: 666
Replies: 103
Views: 56204

Re: 666

I have realised a good philosophical use for posters like this. From time to time I wonder if everything I see and perceive are real or just some figment of my imagination. Posts like the one that started this thread have made me realise that, in fact, all this *is* real. There's no way my mind is w...
by DCWhitworth
Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: How much does it cost...
Replies: 6
Views: 5102

Re: How much does it cost...

Then again, surely they'll want incredibly high purity samples of Hydrogen (which I assume they want for protons) and Lead - that I know can cost a lot. But like you say, it is miniscule quantities. Wouldn't he impurties just drop out during the creation/acceleration/injection process ? If you had ...
by DCWhitworth
Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: My stance
Replies: 7
Views: 14005

Re: My stance

The issues in the press about the LHC have been caused because scientists have said "We don't know what is going to happen" and journalists have heard "Anything could happen". The two are very different things.
by DCWhitworth
Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: How much does it cost...
Replies: 6
Views: 5102

Re: How much does it cost...

I've been wondering how much filling the LHC with protons/ions costs. How much does a proton fill cost? I assume more bunches/intensity cost more? Do Pb ions cost more to use? Is there a pricetag per collision? :P OK I'm largely guessing here but here goes anyway. In terms of the cost of the partic...
by DCWhitworth
Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: personal theory questions
Replies: 14
Views: 8954

Re: personal theory questions

P.S. there was also something I read about seismic activity in 1993 somewhere around california supposedly being cause by a wormhole going through our planet? I'm sure you could also read somewhere that it was the Devil farting if you looked hard enough. What might have happened is some 'scientist'...
by DCWhitworth
Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: 666
Replies: 103
Views: 56204

Re: 666

Please advise your decision. Sincerely Yours, Edward Pogorelov. My decision is to not waste my timeon this unless you actually bother to state what your point is. I am a professed atheist, while I respect others points of view on religion I do not see what selectively quoting the Bible at me is goi...
by DCWhitworth
Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Quantum Philosophy
Topic: all constants since the big bang are variable ... evolving
Replies: 5
Views: 10619

Re: all constants since the big bang are variable ... evolving

[pedant] But a constant can't be variable, if it was it wouldn't be a constant [/pedant]
by DCWhitworth
Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Time slip?
Replies: 4
Views: 3960

Re: Time slip?

I've noticed that they often don't update the graphics in the middle of page 1 if there's nothing worth showing.
by DCWhitworth
Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Portal link and forum suggestions
Topic: BIG forum change & Wikipedia - help
Replies: 11
Views: 14934

Re: BIG forum change & Wikipedia - help

Well the link was added to the English version a few minutes ago. Added by the same person who put it on the German article.
by DCWhitworth
Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Daily Schedules and Hiccups
Replies: 41
Views: 25728

Re: Daily Schedules and Hiccups

not to sound pessimistic... but i wonder if electrical issues are going to be a recurring theme. I mean this thing needs a lot of juice and there are a lot of connections along with micronic resistance tolerances. It really is mind boggling how many things have to work together in order for this cl...
by DCWhitworth
Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: planets rotation
Replies: 5
Views: 4204

Re: planets rotation

an apocalypse in the year not to be named. More like pretty much any year that you care to name :roll: The end of the world has been predicted so many times its getting pretty tedious. I don't really see the point, I mean it's not like your going to get any satisfaction from being right is it ?
by DCWhitworth
Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Portal link and forum suggestions
Topic: Forum Picture
Replies: 1
Views: 2418

Forum Picture

Chris, now that the LHC is producing real data it might be time to think about replacing the great but simulated picture you have on the portal for a real one ?
by DCWhitworth
Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: OLDER 2/15/10 ** current events and discussion **
Replies: 54
Views: 34970

Re: ** current events and discussion **

Wow, at this rate they'll reach the full 14 TeV in less than a year. These guys lose no time. ;) Anyway I believe after setting a new world record at 2.36 TeV they will now focus on ramping up the intensity rather than the energy. That would certainly make sense. They need higher intensity to produ...
by DCWhitworth
Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: *** 2.36TeV collisions ***
Replies: 20
Views: 13649

Re: *** POSSIBLE 2.3TeV collisions ***

http://atlas.web.cern.ch/Atlas/public/E ... vents.html

I'm wrong, I'm very wrong. And I'm very glad I am wrong.

Wow - good spot Chris and way to go LHC guys !
by DCWhitworth
Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: *** 2.36TeV collisions ***
Replies: 20
Views: 13649

Re: *** POSSIBLE 2.3TeV collisions ***

OK, sceptic here ;)

Beam 1 was lost pretty soon after they hit 1.18 TeV, make the possiblity of collisons low I think. I hope I'm wrong though.