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(BBC)   Large Hadron Collider set to recreate the Big Bang this month. Because look how well that worked out last time   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 176
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2010-11-03 04:37:36 PM
Hi, I am here for the big bang...
 
2010-11-03 04:37:44 PM
Before they fire up this doomsday collider
I'll call my Mexican pharma provider
At the end of the world
I'll unzip, then unfurl't
And ask "Who wants my large hard-on inside her?"
 
2010-11-03 04:37:57 PM
SpectroBoy: It is filmed in front of a live studio audience.

Well, I'll be damned...

SpectroBoy: Maybe it's just over your head?

Not many things are, especially not sitcoms. I haven't seen much of the show at all, so I'm probably just not giving it a fair shake, but I hated the characters as soon as they started talking. Overly-nerdy nerds piss me off..
 
2010-11-03 04:41:45 PM
Pinner: Really? Then it's not such a "Large Hadron Collider" now, is it?
Sounds like goofy scientists taking a big high speed egg beater and sticking it in a McDonalds fun-ball pit.


t2.gstatic.com

No not really.
It's more like a tiny computer chip, about the size of a fingernail, in the back of the card.
 
2010-11-03 04:43:51 PM
I love these threads that get the fark physicists all hot and bothered. Such a turn on...
 
2010-11-03 04:44:38 PM
zunkus: What if our universes entire 13.7 billion year age has all been just a nanosecond in some vindictive aliens Large Hadron Collider?

Wait, what?


images3.cpcache.com
 
2010-11-03 04:48:17 PM
Whiskey Dickens: Pinner: Really? Then it's not such a "Large Hadron Collider" now, is it?
Sounds like goofy scientists taking a big high speed egg beater and sticking it in a McDonalds fun-ball pit.



No not really.
It's more like a tiny computer chip, about the size of a fingernail, in the back of the card.


Debbie?
 
2010-11-03 04:48:34 PM
Lampmonster: Maybe this is why we haven't heard any signals in all these years of listening. When cultures get to this level they all blow themselves up with LHCs. I'm sure they had their own name for them though.

Welllllp, no sleep for me tonight.
 
2010-11-03 04:50:19 PM
Hey, maybe they will recreate a miniature inflationary period! That would be something to see. Assuming the Milky way galaxy survives the first few attoseconds that is.
 
2010-11-03 04:52:37 PM
"Do my Bosons give you a Hadron?" hahahahahahaha

"Knock Knock" "Who's There?""Knock Knock" "Who's There?""Knock Knock" "Who's There?""Knock Knock" "Who's There?""Knock Knock" "Who's There?""Knock Knock" "Who's There?""Knock Knock" "Who's There?"

"Philip Glass"
 
2010-11-03 04:53:45 PM
I was going to photoshop the "I'm here for the gang bang" guy with the caption "I'm here for the big bang" but... really, is it worth the effort?
 
2010-11-03 04:55:34 PM
Pinner: Whiskey Dickens: No not really.
It's more like a tiny computer chip, about the size of a fingernail, in the back of the card.

Debbie?


???
 
2010-11-03 04:58:54 PM
So we are worried about some Large Hardon thing and Boehner just came too power...
 
2010-11-03 05:02:33 PM
I live for LHC threads. Then again, I rejoiced when Flash Forward got axed.

Somebody make sure there's no feeding the birds outside again, okay? I'd love to see the Universe have to come up with something even more bizarre and inexplicable than last time.
 
2010-11-03 05:03:13 PM
Today, I might actually welcome the end of the world, since it's looks like we are going to hell in a handbasket anyway.
 
2010-11-03 05:06:43 PM
Souplick: MrEricSir: Does this get us any closer to warp drive?

It doesn't get us any closer to anything, it uses a lot of minds, money, resources and has zero practical applications. What I'm trying to say is scientists are just as stupid as your government. Vote Mad Scientist Party in '12.


upload.wikimedia.org

Cyclotron used for radiation therapy...

Yep. What was initially a pure physics experiment with what I'm sure some declared "zero practical applications" is now being used to cure cancer.
 
2010-11-03 05:08:08 PM
frumpycarter: Her bosons give me a hadron.

I'd give her a Big Bang.

applicable to many of today's threads:
www.dodeca-t.com
 
2010-11-03 05:08:30 PM
I dunno, that doesn't seem like a smart idea to me
 
2010-11-03 05:09:22 PM
TheDirtyNacho: Souplick: MrEricSir: Does this get us any closer to warp drive?

It doesn't get us any closer to anything, it uses a lot of minds, money, resources and has zero practical applications. What I'm trying to say is scientists are just as stupid as your government. Vote Mad Scientist Party in '12.



Cyclotron used for radiation therapy...

Yep. What was initially a pure physics experiment with what I'm sure some declared "zero practical applications" is now being used to cure cancer.


not quite cure. more of a sorta destroy the cancerous cells in a very efficient manner with less damage to the surrounding tissue.
 
2010-11-03 05:10:34 PM
It would be great if, simultaneously, all of the cells in each of our bodies took off in a different direction at the speed of light? I just hope I'm getting head from the 61 year old grandma at that moment.
 
2010-11-03 05:10:53 PM
Re: BBT
SpectroBoy - It is filmed in front of a live studio audience.

I believe there is a live studio audience involved but most of what we hear on the tube is a godawful laugh track. I like the show a lot but I wish they'd work on that aspect.
 
2010-11-03 05:11:58 PM
CygnusDarius: You know who else is against the LHC (new window), subby?.

/The tinfoil is strong in this one


Bless you for that. I haven't laughed that hard in a while.

/"You can't change direction in space. It just can't be done."
 
2010-11-03 05:12:51 PM
LancePGH: Hi, I am here for the big bang...

You're too early - it's at your mom's house on Saturday. Everybody's coming.
 
2010-11-03 05:15:09 PM
kvinesknows: TheDirtyNacho: Souplick: MrEricSir: Does this get us any closer to warp drive?

It doesn't get us any closer to anything, it uses a lot of minds, money, resources and has zero practical applications. What I'm trying to say is scientists are just as stupid as your government. Vote Mad Scientist Party in '12.



Cyclotron used for radiation therapy...

Yep. What was initially a pure physics experiment with what I'm sure some declared "zero practical applications" is now being used to cure cancer.

not quite cure. more of a sorta destroy the cancerous cells in a very efficient manner with less damage to the surrounding tissue.


If successful for a patient, I would say that constitutes a cure.

There will never be a catch-all treatment as there are many types and causes of cancer. The best we can hope for is efficient and effective treatment, and improved knowledge on how prevent common kinds.
 
2010-11-03 05:15:57 PM
whyarefartslumpy: LancePGH: Hi, I am here for the big bang...

You're too early - it's at your mom's house on Saturday. Everybody's coming.


I heard it was BYOSTD night
 
2010-11-03 05:16:15 PM
Whiskey Dickens: Pinner: Whiskey Dickens: No not really.
It's more like a tiny computer chip, about the size of a fingernail, in the back of the card.

Debbie?

???


He thinks that you're some dude named Debbie?
 
2010-11-03 05:18:40 PM
Just keep this guy away from the thing and we should all be fine:

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2010-11-03 05:20:37 PM
"In the beginning, the universe was created. This made a lot of people very angry, and has been widely regarded as a bad idea..."
 
2010-11-03 05:21:53 PM
skecuadorian: "In the beginning, the universe was created. This made a lot of people very angry, and has been widely regarded as a bad idea..."

ya that was funny, when someone else already quoted it near the beginning of the thread
 
2010-11-03 05:25:15 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2010-11-03 05:27:13 PM
I am going to recreate the big bang tonight...with subby's mom.
 
2010-11-03 05:28:31 PM
TheDirtyNacho: kvinesknows: TheDirtyNacho: Souplick: MrEricSir: Does this get us any closer to warp drive?

It doesn't get us any closer to anything, it uses a lot of minds, money, resources and has zero practical applications. What I'm trying to say is scientists are just as stupid as your government. Vote Mad Scientist Party in '12.



Cyclotron used for radiation therapy...

Yep. What was initially a pure physics experiment with what I'm sure some declared "zero practical applications" is now being used to cure cancer.

not quite cure. more of a sorta destroy the cancerous cells in a very efficient manner with less damage to the surrounding tissue.

If successful for a patient, I would say that constitutes a cure.

There will never be a catch-all treatment as there are many types and causes of cancer. The best we can hope for is efficient and effective treatment, and improved knowledge on how prevent common kinds.


but its not a cure. If it were a cure it would be all zappidy zap zap dont come back. The people treated in this manner have to be watched closely for the rest of their lives.

/works for the worlds biggest/best company that "treats" cancer using this method.
 
2010-11-03 05:35:50 PM
whyarefartslumpy: Whiskey Dickens: Pinner: Whiskey Dickens: No not really.
It's more like a tiny computer chip, about the size of a fingernail, in the back of the card.

Debbie?

???

He thinks that you're some dude named Debbie?


Weak ref. to Debbie Downer.
guess I'll add him/her to the fav list as Debbie.
 
2010-11-03 05:36:33 PM
kvinesknows: TheDirtyNacho: kvinesknows: TheDirtyNacho: Souplick: MrEricSir: Does this get us any closer to warp drive?

It doesn't get us any closer to anything, it uses a lot of minds, money, resources and has zero practical applications. What I'm trying to say is scientists are just as stupid as your government. Vote Mad Scientist Party in '12.



Cyclotron used for radiation therapy...

Yep. What was initially a pure physics experiment with what I'm sure some declared "zero practical applications" is now being used to cure cancer.

not quite cure. more of a sorta destroy the cancerous cells in a very efficient manner with less damage to the surrounding tissue.

If successful for a patient, I would say that constitutes a cure.

There will never be a catch-all treatment as there are many types and causes of cancer. The best we can hope for is efficient and effective treatment, and improved knowledge on how prevent common kinds.

but its not a cure. If it were a cure it would be all zappidy zap zap dont come back. The people treated in this manner have to be watched closely for the rest of their lives.

/works for the worlds biggest/best company that "treats" cancer using this method.



Sure, but that will pretty much always be the case. Hopefully methods of early detection will continue to improve. A lot of that requires social engineering though - many cancers (most?) can be treated successfully if caught early enough. But you still have people who wait until they have softball size tumors before they go to a doctor.
 
2010-11-03 05:37:26 PM
I'm more on the him-side of the him/her equation.
 
2010-11-03 05:51:11 PM
Martian_Astronomer: Jack31081: Does that mean in 14 billion years we're gonna have to sit through Showgirls AGAIN?

Nietzsche once wrote that you should live your life in such a way that if you one day discovered that you were doomed to repeat it for eternity, you'd be psyched about it. Sounds like you may have already blown it.


Way to bastardize my favorite Nietzsche quote.
 
2010-11-03 05:53:50 PM
ParagonComplex: Way to bastardize my favorite Nietzsche quote.

Yeah, only his family was allowed to bastardize Nietzsche quotes.

/literacy has ruined literature, has it?
 
2010-11-03 05:56:01 PM
Remember people, we're not actually recreating the big bang here, just the energy that was present at the time.

We don't have the particle needed to do so... that's the whole point. They're just investigating those forms of energy. Worry not.
 
2010-11-03 06:03:33 PM
Pinner: If they actually DO create a black hole, even a small one for a brief moment, won't they try to toss something in it to see what happens?

I'd throw my boss's keys in there.
 
2010-11-03 06:06:54 PM
whyarefartslumpy: LancePGH: Hi, I am here for the big bang...

You're too early - it's at your mom's house on Saturday. Everybody's coming.


They must be pretty excited if they are already coming...
 
2010-11-03 06:15:14 PM
Came for comic pic of aliens about to start the LHC

/left disappoint
 
2010-11-03 06:23:38 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2010-11-03 06:39:10 PM
 
2010-11-03 06:57:14 PM
Crackers Are a Family Food: Quick, gimme your lighter!

Thankfully, the boss isn't back yet, so I can laugh my ass off....
 
2010-11-03 06:58:44 PM
Ecobuckeye: Large Hadron Collider set to recreate the Big Bang this month. send an investigator to the premiere of Charlie Chaplin's "The Circus". We may never know if it worked.

They better bring their cell phone with them.
 
2010-11-03 07:06:25 PM
media4.teenormous.com
 
2010-11-03 07:10:25 PM
Pinner: If they actually DO create a black hole, even a small one for a brief moment, won't they try to toss something in it to see what happens?

I say we toss Bristol Palin in, or, a Goldman-Sachs executive of your choosing.
 
2010-11-03 07:35:27 PM
Geotpf: Just keep this guy away from the thing and we should all be fine:

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 441x599]


Too late.

lolpics.se

But at least he has a sense of humor...

www.marty.com.au
 
2010-11-03 08:11:30 PM
fusillade762:

(pic of Van Gogh's exploding-Tardis painting)

Why the hell did it take til 140 posts in?!?!?
 
2010-11-03 08:17:16 PM
Mr_Juche: Well, as long as one of the scientists is wearing a fez I think we will be fine.

/Fezes are cool...


OK, so it didn't take 140 posts. That's what I get for skimming the thread. Carry on.
 
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