LHC Countdown?!

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Sep 9, 2008

LHC Countdown?! by WildWon at 1:39 PM (7,676 Views / 0 Likes) 96 replies

  1. WildWon
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    Ok, so i've found the live webcast that'll be started up soon. And i KNOW its tomorrow that this beast is being turned on...

    but what TIME will it be turned on? I've been looking all over for a countdown timer or ANYTHING about the TIME LHC is going online.

    Can anyone help me?

    (i'm completely intrigued by this whole thing and i want to watch it as soon as anything is happening!)

    Thanks guys!

    PS: Mac Widget would be very cool as well [​IMG]
     


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    Is it actually going to happen?
     
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    Is what actually going to happen?
     
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    Of course.
    Do you think they're building this thing for years and spend 5 billion dollars on it, only to change their minds at the last second?
     
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    I'm interested in a countdown too!!
    Any news should be posted here..

    And guys/gals......If this thing is powered, and it really causes the end of our lives....I just want to tell you it's been really fun, I liked, hell, I LOVED being here, hanging with lots of you, I've met some remarkable people here, I hope we'll meet in afterlife considering we were so far away in this life.....and I really don't know how would I express properly.....We all had moments together, shared thoughts....I've learned a lot from you guys, all of you, consider yourselves banned (from the game)....I like you that much..

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    This

    Should be really interesting, some people are claiming they may even create a black hole or something like that.
     
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    They ARE creating a black hole, but it's friggin damn small.
     
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    But it could enlarge and eat the whole world inside out or something like that.
     
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    If we don't make it through this, it's been fun. I REALLY hope we do though. I need Kirby Super Star Ultra!

    And I have a confession. The truth is that I LIKE being Rick Roll'd. [​IMG] And I'm also a virgin. So if any girls here think i'm sexy, we could have a last jab at life if you take my meaning... double- [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I just wanna wish the guys at CERN Good Luck. We're all counting on you.

     
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    No. Black holes of that size aren't self-sustainable. They fall apart. Secondly, black holes "suck" at stuff with their gravitational pull. An object's gravitational pull is proportional with its mass. The black hole that might appear in the LHC will have less pull than a grain of sand.
     
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    Oh guys, nothing is gonna happen.... to me! *jumps on his personal shuttle* [​IMG]
     
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    I feel like dancing now. [​IMG]
     
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    TIME UPDATE: just heard word that the time its supposedly going online is 8:30am Swiss time. Mind you, i'm not sure if this is exact. I did math from a time a group of scientists (that were involved with the CERN project) in the US are going to be watching it at 1:30am Central Time... and i think that all equals out [​IMG]

    More Info Via CNN

    ""The gravitational force is so weak that you'd have to wait many, many, many, many, many lifetimes of the universe before one of these things could [get] big enough to even get close to being a problem," said Huth, professor of physics at Harvard University."

    Yea, not worried about that. [​IMG]
     
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    I was reaaally worried about that I was thinking of not going to my English lesson today because of this.I guess local TV channels are pretty bad liars.
     
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    I think one of our own members might be in a little trouble when they turn on the "Large Hadrian Collider". Something about sending two large Hadrians in opposite directions around a tube doesn't seem like a good idea to me.

    This should be a really cool project to keep an eye on, but I doubt there's any way in hell it will work when they fire it up tomorrow (tonight, whatever). The first experiment will probably take a couple weeks before it actually works.

    BTW, I really hope someone checked with God to make sure she's okay with this. Otherwise there's bound to be a hurricane and an earthquake in Switzerland's future. [​IMG]
     
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    Don't listen to Wildwon and Veho, the world is ending.. you can continue to confess all your problems here [​IMG]
     
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    I have a crush on CockroachMan...We'll all die tomorrow so I felt like saying it
    Oh and Hadrian too.[​IMG]
     
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    Hmmmm...somethings very fishy about this stuff!!

    Check out the picture I got from my sources!!

    [​IMG]
     
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    @Toni I saw that last night. Classic! Now, if only we could find ourselves a good, reliable, Non-Purple-Dino named Barney.

    Yea, when this Large Gadrian Collider goes online, we'll see what happens.

    Now, i contemplate staying up til 2:30am to see this thing go off. I'm hella excited now!!! [​IMG]
     

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