Thursday, February 07, 2008

conCERN

Watch the first half of this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67q_2V6xOxE
Then watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sqT6TulFk4

Ah, life imitates art... I couldn't stop thinking, "of course, hundreds of meters underground, cut off from everything... I bet they have crates and exploding barrels, too..."

8 comments:

isaac said...

Well, hopefully some dude with a speech impediment wont make them shoot electron beams into a crystal from another dimension.

Craig Perko said...

Well, hadron beams, a different universe, and a British accent...

"Dear CERN:

We are concerned about your lack of exploding barrels and freely available shotgun ammunition. In the event of an alien or zombie event resulting from your experiments, survivors would be hard-pressed without the firepower and tactical advantages such devices offer..."

Patrick said...

There's an aspect to this particle accelerator business that strikes me as the scientific equivilant of phallic competition.

"My particle accelerator is bigger than yours!"

"Yes, but it might irresponsibly rip a hole in the fabric of time-itself!"

"You pussy."

Craig Perko said...

While it's fun to make fun, please remember that no scientific experiment has ever resulted in significant accidental harm.

Some have resulted in significant harm on purpose, but certainly the hadron collider isn't that kind of situation.

Patrick said...

I agree it's unlikely to induce a phase transition, but the possibility does exist.

Try to enjoy life and love someone.

Craig Perko said...

WTF?

Paolo said...

Here's some perspective for you:

Computers have errors and crashes all the time. We've yet to make a fully stable OS.

On the other hand, we have massive particle accelerators that span kilometers and are a hundred meters underground, which also have the potential to crash.

I'll leave it to you to decide what kind of crash we're in for.

Craig Perko said...

Here's some perspective for you: NO SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT HAS EVER CAUSED SIGNIFICANT UNINTENTIONAL HARM.

NONE.

EVER.