LHCPortal.com in the news

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Glacialis
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LHCPortal.com in the news

Post by Glacialis » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:05 pm

Not sure where else to put this, thought it'd be a fun read.

From a googled "site:www.theregister.co.uk lhcportal.com", triggered by my own perusing of articles on the site and spotting a reference to this wonderful place.

LHC starts beaming Saturday: Collisions Dec 3
Nov 18, 2009 ... In a superb twist, Chris tells us that the main users of the LHC Portal so far are in fact CERN personnel, who evidently find it the ...
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/18 ... rtal_probe

Triumph in Geneva! LHC beams up and running again
Nov 21, 2009 ... One, described by enthusiastic amateur LHC-watcher Chris Stephens - of LHC Portal fame - as "an oopsie", saw a loss of cryogenics take out ...
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/21 ... s_back_up/

'Doctor Dark Energy': The Ultimate LHC eccentric?
Dec 4, 2009 ... It's been left to one of the world's keenest amateur LHC watchers, Chris Stephens of LHC Portal (http://www.lhcportal.com/) fame, ...
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12/04/dr_dark_energy/

LHC pulverises previous record: 2.36 TeV surprise collision ...
Dec 9, 2009 ... Thanks as ever to Reg reader Chris Stephens and the gang at the LHC Portal (http://www.lhcportal.com/) for the tip. ...
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12/09 ... ollisions/

(Wait...Chris Stephens reads El Reg? I knew he was a man of fine tastes!)

LHC Xmas shutdown today - massive boffin roister planned
Dec 16, 2009 ... We'll keep you posted. ®. * On the internet, that is. ** Of course there's an amateur LHC-watching community (http://www.lhcportal.com/). ...
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12/16 ... _shutdown/

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Post by Danny252 » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:28 pm

Not just El Reg (which brought me here) who have heard of us, either:

'Fan' helps make sense of world's biggest experiment (Nov 23, Toronto Star)
... Stephens' site (www.lhcportal.com) has now been up for seven days. It's already drawn nearly a quarter of a million page views ...
http://www.thestar.com/news/article/729 ... experiment

CERN cuts power to part of the LHC, says the setback is minor (Dec 2, Scientific American)
... comments posted to the lhcportal.com forum indicated that the failed 18-kilovolt circuit breaker would not delay any upcoming experiments. ...
http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/ ... 2009-12-02

LHC suffers power failure, manages to keep its cool (Dec 2, Ars Technica)
...It turns out that there's a private fan site for following the LHC's progress called the LHC portal. The members of its forum apparently tracked the power...
http://arstechnica.com/science/news/200 ... s-cool.ars

Collider weathers power cut (Dec 2, MSNBC)
... Today's electrical glitch, which came to light on the LHC Portal discussion forum, was more like a power cut that occurred a month ago. ...
http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/ ... 40810.aspx

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Re: LHCPortal.com in the news

Post by Xymox » Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:56 am

The most fun story however was this one.

The "Reg readers" was me

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/05 ... _incident/ :dance:

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Post by CharmQuark » Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:39 am

Loved that Story :clap:
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Re: LHCPortal.com in the news

Post by March_Hare » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:32 pm

I think it's that one that got me here (either that one or the next one)!

Speaking of El Reg... did you know that the circumference of the LHC ring is about 613.37 Brontosauruses?

(if confused, go ... http://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/pag ... erter.html)
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