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by DCWhitworth
Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Underground webcams
Replies: 40
Views: 10976

Re: Underground webcams

yeah that would be great for you and us if u got an invitation to go and look around one day, take plenty of pictures and meet the faces to the names etc, see what kind of folk they are etc etc, and it would be a nice thank you for the work you have put in :) We'd better start an airfare donations ...
by DCWhitworth
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Underground webcams
Replies: 40
Views: 10976

Re: Underground webcams

wavesoft wrote:You can find some audio from the Collimator here : http://lhc-collimation-project.web.cern ... movies.htm
My first reaction to hearing this was "Holy &^%$ !!"
by DCWhitworth
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Weekend of 12-3-09 collision events !
Replies: 188
Views: 37451

Re: Weekend of 12-3-09 collision events !

I completely agree there's no scientific reason to go for higher power collisions just yet, but there might be a temptation to do it in order to 'tick the box' and get it over and done with.
by DCWhitworth
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: OLDER 2/15/10 ** current events and discussion **
Replies: 54
Views: 19058

Re: ** current events and discussion **

Looks like more of the same is planned overnight, collisons for the experiments.

Tomorrow testing for higher intensities and perhaps some ramping.

Interesting to see the intensity scale has been changed on the graph on the status op page.
by DCWhitworth
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Weekend of 12-3-09 collision events !
Replies: 188
Views: 37451

Re: Weekend of 12-3-09 collision events !

Nice work finding out about the ducks ! :D

Did you ever find out if they did higher power collisions ?

I guess right now there's little point in that other than to set a record as the scientific value would be limited until they've confirmed all the experiments are calibrated well.
by DCWhitworth
Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Daily Schedules and Hiccups
Replies: 41
Views: 13686

Re: Daily Schedules and Hiccups

DCWhitworth wrote:
gluon wrote:There's a cryogenics red alert for S56 (CS ITR5). :(
Yes I saw that, looks OK now.
This is odd, different pages are showing different things. Cryo Page 1 shows red, HCC field page shows yellow and the Cryo Main Page for sector 56 shows green !
by DCWhitworth
Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Daily Schedules and Hiccups
Replies: 41
Views: 13686

Re: Daily Schedules and Hiccups

gluon wrote:There's a cryogenics red alert for S56 (CS ITR5). :(
Yes I saw that, looks OK now.
by DCWhitworth
Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Cryo Problems 07/12
Replies: 2
Views: 1652

Re: Cryo Problems 07/12

Small Cryo issue on the inner triple magnet in sector 56, showing yellow HCC field page, was red on Cryo page 1 but looks OK now.
by DCWhitworth
Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: My Setup - Arms Race !!
Replies: 15
Views: 5102

Re: My Setup - Arms Race !!

Xymox wrote: I can see a trend here.. Soon we may see a number of forum members getting computers together for this. You can find old laptops for dirt cheap.
I was hoping this would happen. It would be great to see some people post cool setups, number of monitors doesn't really matter just something cool.
by DCWhitworth
Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: My Setup - Arms Race !!
Replies: 15
Views: 5102

Re: My Setup - Arms Race !!

Xymox wrote:Wow !!!

OMG I have to send this pic to some LHC guys...
Be my guest although I must confess this isn't a permanent set up and I don't actually own the equipment. But it helps running an IT support department !
by DCWhitworth
Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Weekend of 12-3-09 collision events !
Replies: 188
Views: 37451

Re: Weekend collision events !

DCWhitworth: Well yea.. But from this start up to physics.. It was still all the same steps during this last 15 days that would have been required last year too. To get things tuned enough for first physics in that short a period was VERY impressive. You must admit.. Oh absolutely, I completely agr...
by DCWhitworth
Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: My Setup - Arms Race !!
Replies: 15
Views: 5102

My Setup - Arms Race !!

by DCWhitworth
Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Weekend of 12-3-09 collision events !
Replies: 188
Views: 37451

Re: Weekend collision events !

Allan wrote:Now. Now. Let us not get picky here.

Allan
My personal motto - "Strictly speaking I'm not a pedant" ;)
by DCWhitworth
Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Weekend of 12-3-09 collision events !
Replies: 188
Views: 37451

Re: *** COLLISION ALERT ***

Xymox wrote: The LHC has gone from start up to its first physics run in 15 days... Thats a record start up time.. Ever...
Ummm, isn't it 15 months or so actually ?
by DCWhitworth
Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: *** First science results ***
Replies: 9
Views: 4410

Re: *** First science results ***

The Higgs is one of the least ambitious thing they hope to find out - I expect there to be a huge media storm if they do make black holes or somehow find proofs for string theory. I thought the major problem with String Theory was that it was unprovable ? Here is a llink to a nice summary of the qu...