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2012-07-02 01:05:52 AM  
Since this is so close to when the search was scheduled to end, and they claimed they'd have found it by now, i'm expecting it to be a sales pitch for more funding and time. If you think it's hard to find jobs with a BA, try looking for work as a particle physicist. They'll say anything just to keep colliding particles there, even with numerous other colliders doing essentially the same thing.

The time would probably be better spent rethinking some aspects of the standard model, but they'll stubbornly cling to that like so many religious people do to the bible, no matter what evidence there is that it may be flawed.
 
2012-07-02 01:07:25 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: Since this is so close to when the search was scheduled to end, and they claimed they'd have found it by now, i'm expecting it to be a sales pitch for more funding and time. If you think it's hard to find jobs with a BA, try looking for work as a particle physicist. They'll say anything just to keep colliding particles there, even with numerous other colliders doing essentially the same thing.

The time would probably be better spent rethinking some aspects of the standard model, but they'll stubbornly cling to that like so many religious people do to the bible, no matter what evidence there is that it may be flawed.


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-02 01:07:51 AM  
all this talk of bosons and not one mention of Nadesico?
 
2012-07-02 01:09:01 AM  

SharkTrager: Dude, there is leaked evidence of a Higgs Bosun discovery about every 3 days.


So at least we have a pretty good estimate of it's half-life.
 
2012-07-02 01:09:02 AM  
the_chief: wantingout: but...but... so what gives the higgs boson ITS mass?

It's bosons all the way down.


YES! thats the answer i was looking for.
 
2012-07-02 01:09:38 AM  

snuff3r: "Kent, this is god."

/obscure?


This is the definition of non-obscure on Fark
 
2012-07-02 01:14:44 AM  
My guess is they will continue research, further their peer-related reviews, and get a scientific consensus of 99.9999% of all that they've observed, and will report it accordingly.

Then we'll get to spend the next 45 years arguing over it because it's a "theory," like evolution or gravity.
 
2012-07-02 01:15:24 AM  
So how exactly does this apply to faster than light interstellar travel, teleportation, instantaneous long-distance communication, human immortality, or infinite renewable energy?
 
2012-07-02 01:17:50 AM  
So, why is it called the God particle?
 
2012-07-02 01:19:03 AM  

revrendjim: Majick Thise: Steve Zodiac: light photons

I may also be wrong but I thought photons had a minuscule mass.... I thought that solar sails were a tech that was proven to work at least in theory. Google tells me that that do work but a very quick search doesn't confirm the 'mass' theory

No, photons have energy and momentum, but no mass.


home.comcast.net

Photons have no REST mass. Photons have kinetic energy and momentum, which means (A) they can push things, such as a solar sail, and (B) in SOME sense they do have mass (when they are in motion, which is to say, always).
 
2012-07-02 01:20:27 AM  

cmunic8r99: Obligatory



I so thought that was going to be largehardoncollider.jpg
 
2012-07-02 01:21:32 AM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: So, why is it called the God particle?


Cause some old guy called it the God Damn Particle one time and the name stuck.
 
2012-07-02 01:21:53 AM  
Aye, all this talk takes me back years and years.

I spent a summer working for a craggy old captain, maintaining the equipment on a shaggy old ore freighter. Captain Higgs was drunk most of the time, and I was going from maintenance project to maintenance project on a ship with no AC in the middle of the Pacific.

Sigh, I will always remember the summer I was Higg's bosun.

/It's not particles all the way down
//It's NOTHING at the bottom. The universe is zero.
 
2012-07-02 01:24:51 AM  

Dr.Zom: Has XTC made an appearance yet?


Sure, why the fark not?
 
2012-07-02 01:26:53 AM  
So. This is a Daily Fail article. Can we perhaps come up with independent confirmation of this discovery?
 
2012-07-02 01:31:53 AM  

make me some tea: So. This is a Daily Fail article. Can we perhaps come up with independent confirmation of this discovery?


How about these:
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/scientists_may_announce_di s covery_7fQicFrVk8CX3DJwbSETsL

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/up-and-atom-seeking-science s -holy-grail-20120629-217xm.html

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/29/12488155-higgs-boson- b uzz-hits-new-high?lite

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/9364832/Has-God-Parti c le-finally-been-found-Scientists-prepare-to-announce-new-results.html
 
2012-07-02 01:34:49 AM  

tarheel07: So it's a particle whose existence actually disproves the existence of God? Isn't it ironic?

/dontcha think?



That's the dumbest comment here.
 
2012-07-02 01:35:16 AM  

phrawgh: Deep Contact: So they found a smaller particle and then they will find an even smaller particle, you see where I'm going.

Yes. It's infinitesimal particles all the way down.


Seriously, has this ever been theorized?
 
2012-07-02 01:36:04 AM  
i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-07-02 01:36:04 AM  

ciberido: SharkTrager: Dude, there is leaked evidence of a Higgs Bosun discovery about every 3 days.

So at least we have a pretty good estimate of it's its half-life.


FTFM

ITS not "it's"
 
2012-07-02 01:37:16 AM  

wildcardjack: Aye, all this talk takes me back years and years.

I spent a summer working for a craggy old captain, maintaining the equipment on a shaggy old ore freighter. Captain Higgs was drunk most of the time, and I was going from maintenance project to maintenance project on a ship with no AC in the middle of the Pacific.

Sigh, I will always remember the summer I was Higg's bosun.

/It's not particles all the way down
//It's NOTHING at the bottom. The universe is zero.


There's lot's to discover. You just need bosun mate,
 
2012-07-02 01:37:33 AM  
Hello Homer...this...is God...

images.wikia.com

...frey Jones.

/Can't believe we got 1000 dog pics, and I'm first to think this. Or at least comment!
 
2012-07-02 01:37:43 AM  
i42.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-02 01:38:46 AM  

Need_MindBleach: phrawgh: Deep Contact: So they found a smaller particle and then they will find an even smaller particle, you see where I'm going.

Yes. It's infinitesimal particles all the way down.

Seriously, has this ever been theorized?


www.themodernword.com
 
2012-07-02 01:46:16 AM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: So, why is it called the God particle?


Because God created it in the bible.
 
2012-07-02 01:47:31 AM  

GAT_00: there's no leaked evidence that the Higgs bosun has been found.


images2.wikia.nocookie.net

Did you try Mama Gkika's?

/you meant boson
 
2012-07-02 01:47:50 AM  
Hello, Stick?
Let me just poke into the dark with you.
OOhh, lookie that. That makes me think of some cool chit I can make up.
 
2012-07-02 01:53:01 AM  
i42.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-02 01:53:22 AM  

tarheel07: So it's a particle whose existence actually disproves the existence of God? Isn't it ironic?

/dontcha think?


No.
 
2012-07-02 01:56:51 AM  

Empty Matchbook: Hello Homer...this...is God...

...frey Jones.

/Can't believe we got 1000 dog pics, and I'm first to think this. Or at least comment!


First thing I thought of when I read the headline.

/Classic episode.
//Gummi Venus - the rarest gummi of them all.
///Sweet sweet can-
///OK I'll stop now.
 
2012-07-02 01:58:39 AM  

Empty Matchbook: Hello Homer...this...is God...

[images.wikia.com image 506x378]

...frey Jones.

/Can't believe we got 1000 dog pics, and I'm first to think this. Or at least comment!


TheManofPA above did a "..frey Jones" comment.
 
2012-07-02 01:59:41 AM  

ciberido: revrendjim: Majick Thise: Steve Zodiac: light photons

I may also be wrong but I thought photons had a minuscule mass.... I thought that solar sails were a tech that was proven to work at least in theory. Google tells me that that do work but a very quick search doesn't confirm the 'mass' theory

No, photons have energy and momentum, but no mass.

[home.comcast.net image 204x211]
home.comcast.net
Photons have no REST mass. Photons have kinetic energy and momentum, which means (A) they can push things, such as a solar sail, and (B) in SOME sense they do have mass (when they are in motion, which is to say, always).


You've pictured a Crookes radiometer, which is often claimed to demonstrate radiation pressure, but it doesn't. Reynolds (of the Reynolds Number) explained that there's a small-scale effect at the boundary of a plate with a temp difference from one surface to another, which occurs over a specific range of vacuums (the Crookes radiometer will not operate at high vacuum).
 
2012-07-02 02:02:09 AM  
There's no Higgs-Bosun. The Universe is held together by Love, you silly people!
 
2012-07-02 02:02:50 AM  
Also obligatory

/Tha' LHC is supa'-dupa' fly...
 
2012-07-02 02:03:40 AM  
sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-07-02 02:10:12 AM  
I can't help but think every time I read "Higgs Boson" that changing just one letter to an 'n' would yield a fantastic nom de plume for my soon-to-be-released Gospel music companions, to be sold on Amazon.
 
2012-07-02 02:16:30 AM  
Honestly, they gave this the lamest name.

Star Trek TOS has photon torpedoes.

Star Wars had proton torpedoes.

Star Trek (DS9 IIRC) introduced "quantum" torpedoes. And Star Trek has been mentioning neutrinos for quite some time.

When are they gonna bring in a "boson-based" weapon? Never. Because it sounds stupid.

I'm not saying they've dissed Star Trek because of this. I'm just saying this is evidence that the name's stupid. People as a whole don't understand the nature or significance of this work, but they still give money for things that are "cool".

You gave it a stupid, unusable name. You blew it.
 
2012-07-02 02:21:59 AM  
Well, obviously the god particle is the one that wonders around in a beard and robe; performing miracles and such. Exciting particles, providing electrons, creating energy and other such miracles to the world's needy atoms and subatomic particles.

/ I keed, I keed

// have you been touched by his infinitely small appendage?
 
2012-07-02 02:23:53 AM  

Oznog: Honestly, they gave this the lamest name.

Star Trek TOS has photon torpedoes.

Star Wars had proton torpedoes.

Star Trek (DS9 IIRC) introduced "quantum" torpedoes. And Star Trek has been mentioning neutrinos for quite some time.

When are they gonna bring in a "boson-based" weapon? Never. Because it sounds stupid.

I'm not saying they've dissed Star Trek because of this. I'm just saying this is evidence that the name's stupid. People as a whole don't understand the nature or significance of this work, but they still give money for things that are "cool".

You gave it a stupid, unusable name. You blew it.


A wise man once said the same about the Big Bang and offered a new moniker. Unfortunately, the only being he told was his stuffed tiger.
 
2012-07-02 02:26:15 AM  

snuff3r: dahmers love zombie: snuff3r: [www.wired.com image 200x200]

"Kent, this is god."

/obscure?

On Fark? Really? Obscure?

/stop playing with yourself

You can never tell with this crowd. I would have been disappoint if it was but no-one had posted it, which was surprising.


Maybe this will be slightly more obscure.

rantyyustinadewi.files.wordpress.com

It's for you sir, it's God. He says we should have girls here at Welton.
 
2012-07-02 02:35:10 AM  
i42.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-02 02:38:41 AM  

belhade: Maybe this will be slightly more obscure.

[rantyyustinadewi.files.wordpress.com image 480x307]

It's for you sir, it's God. He says we should have girls here at Welton.


Not particularly obscure, no. Neither is this one, I don't think.

i48.tinypic.com

Don't squeeze the Charmin.

/Tangentially related
 
2012-07-02 02:48:19 AM  

GAT_00: The Daily Fail has decided to tell everyone what CERN is going to announce on Wednesday even though there's no leaked evidence that the Higgs bosun has been found.


Last year they announced that one of the LHC detectors indicated it found it to a three sigma level of certainty, that means the data indicates it's 99.7% certain they found it. Another detector produced data that was good for 4 sigma, that's better than 99.9 percent certainly. What they want, is five sigma. And no reason to think they haven't gotten there.

J. Frank Parnell: Since this is so close to when the search was scheduled to end,


The search had no stated end time, and given how much other stuff the LHC is looking for, there's no issues of funding or any such.
 
2012-07-02 02:50:09 AM  
i42.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-02 02:52:22 AM  
Oh haha, random memes that are years old. Now Fark is like every other forum.
 
2012-07-02 02:53:14 AM  
The "Large Hardon Collider" sounds pretty painful.
 
2012-07-02 02:53:21 AM  

Oznog: Honestly, they gave this the lamest name.

Star Trek TOS has photon torpedoes.

Star Wars had proton torpedoes.

Star Trek (DS9 IIRC) introduced "quantum" torpedoes. And Star Trek has been mentioning neutrinos for quite some time.

When are they gonna bring in a "boson-based" weapon? Never. Because it sounds stupid.

I'm not saying they've dissed Star Trek because of this. I'm just saying this is evidence that the name's stupid. People as a whole don't understand the nature or significance of this work, but they still give money for things that are "cool".

You gave it a stupid, unusable name. You blew it.




The Boson is a class of subatomic particles. They were named after an Indian scientist named Satyendra Nath Bose, in 1947, long before star trek.

So, it is a boson, and they couldnt exactly call it a fermion or a muon or a quark or a lepton, or something that it wasnt.
 
2012-07-02 02:53:31 AM  
So these theoretical particles, which have yet to be observed, but whose effects on other particles have been observed - is it possible that they aren't physical particles at all?

Maybe they are operating instructions. Code in other words. Information, bits and bytes, not physical at all.

God is a giant nerd.
 
2012-07-02 02:55:47 AM  
i42.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-02 03:00:11 AM  
Oh God. Why hast Thou forsaken me?


/My mass is so much larger than when i was a younger man.
//Got nuthin;.
 
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