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Higgs Boson has been 'discovered'. Possibly. Announcement on 4th July

Discussion in 'science, nature and environment' started by editor, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. dylans

    dylans overlord of all acorns

  2. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    Not sure which of those two I feel more drawn to.

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    I like the second one.

    I just thought it was funny, comic sans isn't standard, someone must have set it to that and that nice blue colour.
  4. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    i think someone was having a joke.
  5. Blagsta

    Blagsta Minimum cage, maximum cage

    That was the Higgs Bozo
  6. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

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  7. Termite Man

    Termite Man zombie flesh eater

    so let me get this right,

    they have found a boson which may or may not be the one belonging to higgs and there has been no black hole which will destroy the earth.

    I have to say I'm slightly disappointed in the outcome of all this :(
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  8. ericjarvis

    ericjarvis give a feck for the feckless

    Don't worry. Somewhere in the data they haven't yet examined in detail is the evidence that the boson was stolen from Dirac by Higgs, and thus there are holes in the standard model after all. After all the effort hawking the Higgs boson around it will be discovered that, due to all the physicists sitting on the fence, it's all been a complete waste of time, and that John Butler did it.
  9. cesare

    cesare don't mourn, organise!

    "hawking" :D
  10. Termite Man

    Termite Man zombie flesh eater

    still not an earth destroying black hole though is it.
  11. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Glad I wasn't the only one :D
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  12. stuff_it

    stuff_it stirred the primordial soup

    Cat takes off.
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  13. ericjarvis

    ericjarvis give a feck for the feckless

    Bless you, have a tissue.
  14. ericjarvis

    ericjarvis give a feck for the feckless

    This one was settled by experiment long ago. The cat is bloody furious.
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  15. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    So much for the early techincal problems of the LHC actually being acts of sabotage from time travellers to prevent humanity from destroying itself :(
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  16. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

  17. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    And, of course, the Higgs Boson is very easily Spoonerised into the Bigg Hoaxon.
    Coincidence? I think not! :hmm:
  18. 2hats

    2hats ☢️

  19. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    For some reason caption 1 of that IKEA mockup (with the little wooden stub thingies) made me cackle like an idiot :D.
  20. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Somewhere under the raincloud

  21. Fruitloop

    Fruitloop communism will win

  22. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

  23. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

  24. xenon

    xenon ·≈0

    Ha.:D That's great. I didn't know much about him, other than the as it turns out, somewhat eronious image of a quiet out of touch academic.
  25. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    ennit I love the idea that people thinking on the edge of physics are sort of irritated by reality and academic scrabbles for funding.
  26. xenon

    xenon ·≈0

    Yep. But also in his case, politically active and a bit bolshy. The kinda academic you'd want as a tutor.
  27. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    my old creative writing lecturer. Did philosophy with lifers in local prisons. Thick glasses, crap coat, a shitty old citroen to drive. Proper lefty academic sort- at some times when the discussions got heated he'd say 'I'm going for a smoke' and leave us all hammering out the issues at hand. Thats what you want in a tutor.
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  28. white rabbit

    white rabbit Less than zero R.I.P.

    I didn't know you were a lifer. Was it your paedo uncle, or did you do a copper because he knew too much?
  29. white rabbit

    white rabbit Less than zero R.I.P.

    When I think about the simplistic ideas I had in my 20s, a philosophy course at that age seems like an utter waste of time. I can't believe I didn't see Williams' moral luck as a critique of utilitarianism instead of some perverse existentialist branch. Why was I so resistant to Kant. Was I really in thrall to Wittgenstein's insanity? On the other hand, how would I have read Hume. Thanks to him I know the tree in the forest makes no sound! I gained a healthy distrust of anyone in the European tradition from Sartre on. In fact, apart from Kierkegaard, fuck the lot of them. And, of course, that nothing means anything. And we all knew that to start with.
  30. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    I killed for my country. I ran black ops out of Sudan arming rebel Kurds in Iraq. During the Cold war I organised and shipped yemeni guns to separatists throughout the Congolese region. And for this they deny me my liberty and donuts.
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