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Callipygous
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Richard Wolf VI
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This is ridiculous. Is that bad that a black hole could eat us? We wouldn't even notice it [crazy]

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If current astronomical observations are any guide, Black Holes are much more common than radio-broadcasting civilizations.

This could explain why.

Technological civilizations may be the larval stage of Black Holes. [Wink]

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Icon 1 posted April 17, 2008 21:52      Profile for maximile   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'd consider it a success if the end of the world was brought about through the pursuit of knowledge instead of some war or other.
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Yeah, seriously. Better a physics experiment gone amok than the alternatives.

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Any experiment that leaves a crater is a success.

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A responce from my wife (who is swiss if any body doesn't know) ((Geneva "Genčve" is in Switzerland ))


" If it is really so dangerous why are tehy in a court that has absolutly no juridiction. [email protected]#§¬ing Americans thinking they rules the world.

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I heard a rumour that bin Laden is hiding out in a cave in Switzerland near the French border.

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Ashitaka wrote:
" If it is really so dangerous why are tehy in a court that has absolutly no juridiction. [email protected]#§¬ing Americans thinking they rules the world.

Because, as the next line in the story mentioned, if they get a restraining order on Fermilab and the Energy Department, both of which are subject to US jurisdiction, it would stop the LHC project.

The two may be reactionary idiots who don't understand physics very well, but they have found out an inexpensive way to try and stop or delay the project until the funding and assistance from the US agencies is replaced by non-US sources.

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Icon 1 posted April 19, 2008 06:43      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm reasonably sure that if American funding was cut from the LHC, the other countries involved would not just give up.

So the best this idiot could hope for is that the world would still end, but it wouldn't be funded by the US. I believe that they already tried to shut down fermilab without success, so there is very little risk they will even manage that.

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I'm certain the other countries wouldn't just give up. I'm very happy about that, too, because two idiots shouldn't be allowed to dictate the course of scientific research that the world takes.

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You can all blame Maswan. He has to go to Geneva tomorrow to help bring about the end of the world.

(No, seriously. The word "strangelet" has become a household joke.)

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quote:
Originally posted by littlefish:
I'm reasonably sure that if American funding was cut from the LHC, the other countries involved would not just give up.

So the best this idiot could hope for is that the world would still end, but it wouldn't be funded by the US. I believe that they already tried to shut down fermilab without success, so there is very little risk they will even manage that.

They tried to take out Brookhaven too, and those guys are still ticking.

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quote:
Originally posted by fs:
You can all blame Maswan. He has to go to Geneva tomorrow to help bring about the end of the world.

So, should we start using 'Maswan' as a verb, meaning "to create a black hole beneath a planetary surface" ?

How should that verb be conjugated?

Can one, for example, speak of the Maswanification of the Earth?

We need to settle this linguistic question quickly, there may not be much time.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Can one, for example, speak of the Maswanification of the Earth?

He thought that was very funny, however he will not think so when I tell him he has to go clean up the Maswanification he made in the kitchen.

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quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
Ashitaka wrote:
" If it is really so dangerous why are tehy in a court that has absolutly no juridiction. [email protected]#§¬ing Americans thinking they rules the world.

Because, as the next line in the story mentioned, if they get a restraining order on Fermilab and the Energy Department, both of which are subject to US jurisdiction, it would stop the LHC project.

Not really, it's already built. If they had stopped Fermilab from participating 1-4 years ago, it could have mattered. As it is now, only Swiss and French courts could interfer (remember most of the ring, including the control center, is in France).

Btw, I have done some contributing to the geocide website too. I like destroying the world. This isn't really the most likely way of getting it done though. The kind of energy levels that will be produced by the LHC are considerably less than the cosmic radiation hitting the atmosphere all the time. And since we are still here, ...

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quote:
Originally posted by maswan:
Btw, I have done some contributing to the geocide website too.

Would that be this Geocide website? In particular, for those here who haven't seen it, here is the How-To Guide URL, freshly dredged from the dripping, nitre-encrusted bowels of my bookmarks file.

Haha - bowels.

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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Ashitaka:
A response from my wife (who is swiss if any body doesn't know)
"If it is really so dangerous why are tehy in a court that has absolutly no juridiction. [email protected]#§¬ing Americans thinking they rules the world."
[quote]

Really now, Ash, she's being silly. Everyone knows 'tis the Irish rule the world.

[shake head]

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quote:
Originally posted by garlicguy:
Really now, Ash, she's being silly. Everyone knows 'tis the Irish rule the world.

Didn't god make whisky to prevent the scots and irish from ruling the world?

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Also, I think they should play this song in the control center when they turn it on.

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