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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted July 04, 2012 04:53      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Looks like they took my advice, and looked behind the sofa, because They Found The Higgs Boson!

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Icon 1 posted July 04, 2012 06:30      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
No, No, No. Chief Bosensmate Higgs is out on the foredeck drinking his coffee. He can walk the length of the ship with that cuppa and na spill a drop while checking up on the deck crew. During my years in the USN I have never seen a Bosensmate Chief ever spill a drop of coffee.

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Icon 1 posted July 04, 2012 07:40      Profile for Stereo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Are you sure? Last time I saw him, he was in Mechanicsburgh... Second last panel - that's airman third class Higgs!

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Icon 1 posted July 05, 2012 06:46      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Boson Higgs, when his 48 year wait ended...
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Icon 1 posted July 05, 2012 13:03      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
So I stayed up to watch the webcast from CERN (1 am my time). Sat through about two hours of particle physics talks. The speakers were good enough not to lose me completely, which, given I'm a biochemist, is no small feat. Especially since people like me weren't the intended audience. Anyway, at the end, the camera goes panning over the room, looking at people's reactions and I saw that old gentleman TFD posted removing his glasses and wiping his eyes and putting his glasses back on to resume applauding and I thought "OMG, he's crying". But, of course, I had no idea who he was.

Interestingly enough, before the second talk was even finished, the announcement the Higgs had been found was popping up on the news. Once the scientists had said their piece, though, and CERN talked to the press directly, the press started amending headlines and articles to reflect the fact that, while they've a boson something at the energy level expected of a Higgs, the scientists aren't willing to say for certain what they've got. Looks like a duck but they need more data to determine what it quacks like, if you will.

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Icon 1 posted July 05, 2012 15:51      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Wait, Xanthine, are you suggesting the Bosun could be a witch?!

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Icon 1 posted July 05, 2012 16:19      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Depends. Does it float?

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Icon 1 posted July 05, 2012 21:03      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Does it's feet go paddle, paddle.

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Icon 1 posted July 06, 2012 12:11      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hopefully we will find out soon. We haven't had a good burning at the stake in a while. Although I did have a pretty good grilling of the steak the other night.

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Icon 1 posted July 06, 2012 14:05      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
AYE, AYE Sir, bo's'n Higgs reporting You were looking for me?

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Icon 1 posted July 13, 2012 22:58      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
/me just got a bit of an education from b3ta:
http://www.b3ta.com/links/What_is_the_HIggs_Boson

(Hopefully that's somewhere near right.)

This builds tremendously on my from education gained years ago:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j50ZssEojtM

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Whoa back during my education, There were Three sub-atomic particles. The Electrons They ran the government from their cloud. Protons just fat old lumps near the center, Then the Neutrons they did not do anything except give the atom MASS . Where did all of these new things come from, We must stop this science quest or else the world will stop spinning. None of those are in the Good Book Damn Liberals going off and smashing atoms what for?

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