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Old 03.09.2008, 09:30
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Pencil this in: "10 September: end of the world"

At 09:30 CET on 10 September CERN will switch on their large hadron collider. According to some people, starting up this atom smasher may generate a miniature black hole that will tear the planet apart. Numerous legal bids have attempted to stop the experiment, the latest one coming up last week.

So, in exactly one week from now, the world will end. So i guess you don't need to worry about returning that DVD to the rental store.

What are your plans for your final days?
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Old 03.09.2008, 09:36
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Re: Pencil this in: "10 September: end of the world"

We're close enough here for a "What the f..." and then it's game over, I suppose.

I do agree it violates my human rights to wipe out the planet though. I'd sue in the afterlife if I wasn't an atheist.

As long as there is an English Forum on t'other side so we can continue the "does God exist" thread

And what do environmentalists in Hawaii know about exotic physics? FFS.

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At 09:30 CET on 10 September CERN will switch on their large hadron collider. According to some people, starting up this atom smasher may generate a miniature black hole that will tear the planet apart. Numerous legal bids have attempted to stop the experiment, the latest one coming up last week.

So, in exactly one week from now, the world will end. So i guess you don't need to worry about returning that DVD to the rental store.

What are your plans for your final days?
It won't happen. The CERN IT department will be running a back up or a sodding server maintenance and "the system will be offline until 11".

Betcha.

Usually happens in our place if there is something important on the go.
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Re: Pencil this in: "10 September: end of the world"

There has alreday been a couple of threads about this.


Best pics of the experiment can be found here
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Re: Pencil this in: "10 September: end of the world"

I don't really know anything about this and only read little bits, but do you really think it is helpful to tell people they are going to die and the world will end in less than 8 days....

You have totaly scared the **** out of me......
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Old 03.09.2008, 09:45
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I don't really know anything about this and only read little bits, but do you really think it is helpful to tell people they are going to die and the world will end in less than 8 days....

You have totaly scared the **** out of me......
I wouldn't worry too much. It's a big scary machine but, according to an interview with the guy in charge, which I read recently in the BBC Focus magazine, it's the big bang in miniature.

Their machines and monitors will probably record all sorts of exciting data but it will be the equivalent of a small trouser-cough in real terms.
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Re: Pencil this in: "10 September: end of the world"

so what will happen?? will we feel anything, will the lights and stuff go out or what??
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Re: Pencil this in: "10 September: end of the world"

My god how i wish i could turn back time, and not of read this thread
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so what will happen?? will we feel anything, will the lights and stuff go out or what??
I dont think in either case we will feel anything
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Old 03.09.2008, 09:53
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I wouldn't worry too much. It's a big scary machine but, according to an interview with the guy in charge, which I read recently in the BBC Focus magazine, it's the big bang in miniature.

Their machines and monitors will probably record all sorts of exciting data but it will be the equivalent of a small trouser-cough in real terms.
Hmmm the big bang in minature still sounds pretty big to me especially when you see the pictures of this machine and the scope of whats gone into the project.
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I don't really know anything about this and only read little bits, but do you really think it is helpful to tell people they are going to die and the world will end in less than 8 days....
Better than some. Most people don't get an such advance warning, more like: "Mind that bus!" -"What bus?" - Splat.
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Hmmm the big bang in minature still sounds pretty big to me especially when you see the pictures of this machine and the scope of whats gone into the project.
I just remember all the chin stroking about how the [electronic] world would end in a Y2K puff of smoke and that turned out to be a total non-event which had been hyped up into a frenzy.
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Old 03.09.2008, 09:59
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I just remember all the chin stroking about how the [electronic] world would end in a Y2K puff of smoke and that turned out to be a total non-event which had been hyped up into a frenzy.
Exactly. And we're well into the 21st century and I still haven't gotten my jetpack.
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Better than some. Most people don't get an such advance warning, more like: "Mind that bus!" -"What bus?" - Splat.
LOL, sorry i have to disagree, i would prefare to go fast, and not know when, what day, i may, or may not die on
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I just remember all the chin stroking about how the [electronic] world would end in a Y2K puff of smoke and that turned out to be a total non-event which had been hyped up into a frenzy.
Still though........I'd feel a lot more relaxed knowing that my computer might just reset itself than someone turning on a massive nuclear reacter/atom splitter/dark matter experiment type thingy.
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Exactly. And we're well into the 21st century and I still haven't gotten my jetpack.
Ah but you can buy Jetpacks already Dodger
http://www.popularmechanics.com/tech...n/4217989.html
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Re: Pencil this in: "10 September: end of the world"

Damn, for a second it reads as Large Hardon Collider

wouldn't that be more interesting. Damn scientist
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Re: Pencil this in: "10 September: end of the world"

The risks inherent in this experiment are overrated. CERN scientists are hard at work to make sure nothing wrong can happen, as shown in this educational video:

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Re: Pencil this in: "10 September: end of the world"

Still pretty scary stuff though. Maybe I'll urge Mr Bound to have a sicky and keep the girl off school so if we do die, we'll go together. I have to agree with whoever brought up the whole Year 2k meltdown thing. What an anticlimax that was.
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Re: Pencil this in: "10 September: end of the world"

Does this mean I can go out and spend next month's rent?
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