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 Post subject: The Large Hadron Collider
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:39 am 
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A chance for our own resonance cascade scenario?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Hadron_Collider


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I think we're more likely to see a Helvetica Scenario.


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Parm rears his head for the first time since who knows when...must've been busy munching on some cheese!

also...maybe I'm just a little slow today, but what the heck is a helvetica scenario?


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Regard this malarkey and learn.

http://www.hylobatidae.org/minerva/blog ... info&id=37

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Kastanok wrote:


I had totally forgotten about that blog entry...I knew I had heard the phrase before though. I should have expected it coming from parm!


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 Post subject: Re: Parm
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Parm rears his head for the first time since who knows when...must've been busy munching on some cheese!


I've been watching. But locworks seems to be watching more closely and thus there's not much for me to do...


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 Post subject: Re: Parm
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parm wrote:
Nesretep wrote:
Parm rears his head for the first time since who knows when...must've been busy munching on some cheese!


I've been watching. But locworks seems to be watching more closely and thus there's not much for me to do...


Yeah he is kind of more like the caretaker of the forum than a horseman of the apocalypse these days...


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Considering that "resonance cascade" is a phenomenon and term invented specifically for the Half-Life series...no, I think not.

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From what I know of the collider, it seems more likely that it could result in a black hole. And we don't want that, do we?

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capthavoc123 wrote:
Considering that "resonance cascade" is a phenomenon and term invented specifically for the Half-Life series...no, I think not.


The Helvetica Scenario, however, is a very real and terrifying thing. Yes.

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From what I know of the collider, it seems more likely that it could result in a black hole. And we don't want that, do we?


From my understanding of it, if we did make one, it'd gradually sink towards the centre of the earth and sit there for years and years, very slowly eating particles until its effects were big enough to be felt on a macro-scale - at which point it'd suddenly and dramatically increase in size, and swallow the earth and an appreciable portion of this region of space in a fraction of a second. Essentially, we'd never know we'd created one and when it did kill us, it'd happen much too quickly to worry too much about.

Always look on the bright side and all that, eh?


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So no rioting and pillaging on the streets? No agonising wait for the end? No oppertunity to use "You don't want to die a virgin, do you?" No mass sing-song in all the world's major cities?

Damn it!

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parm wrote:
From my understanding of it, if we did make one, it'd gradually sink towards the centre of the earth and sit there for years and years, very slowly eating particles until its effects were big enough to be felt on a macro-scale - at which point it'd suddenly and dramatically increase in size, and swallow the earth and an appreciable portion of this region of space in a fraction of a second. Essentially, we'd never know we'd created one and when it did kill us, it'd happen much too quickly to worry too much about.

Still, it would be fun while it lasted...


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I swear you British blokes are paranoid about some weird things. If I'm to believe http://news.bbc.co.uk you guys stay home nights worrying about things like gray goo from nanobots, sprouting extra limbs due to genetically modified crops and having your planet go poof from mini black holes. Seriously, go and take the lead on some invasion of some unsuspecting country where there are more guns than cars and get something real to worry about for a change.

Edit: I meant no offense by this, just joking. Nothing beyond a harmless, quaint, probably errant observation was intended. Apologies if received otherwise.


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Um, I'm American.

Relatedly, If the black hole was just festering in our planet's core, wouldn't we detect SOMETHING happening, some shift in gravity or magnetic field?

[edit: MIA apostrophes, strange terms]


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Ace wrote:
I swear you British blokes...

TrenchFeeder wrote:
Um, I'm American.


The arbitrary quota set for references to a forum member's assumed nationality and associated idiosyncrasies as well as for proclamations of one's citizenship has been reached in this thread. Exceeding the quota will have interesting consequences.


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