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21. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 8y

Yeah, we have a couple weeks before they fire the two beams at each other. So far they have only fired the beam in one direction. Next they will fire it in the other. ONce they are running well, they will fire them at each other.

Greg

22. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 8y

Quoting GregW

Yeah, we have a couple weeks before they fire the two beams at each other.

And then the proverbial s**t will really hit the proverbial fan. Proverbially speaking, we're f**ked.

[ Edit: Edited on Sep 12, 2008, at 3:07 AM by mikeyBoab ]

23. Posted by chayisun (Budding Member 163 posts) 8y

Let me get this straight...They haven't fired the beams at each other and my garage door opener didn't work?

Oh.

Well, when the fire the two beams at each other won't that, like, be kinda bad? I mean, that will cause a collision of the beams, a HUGE explosion, the earth will wobble, we'll all fall off...Oh,^&%$....I JUST got travel insurance! Hey, maybe that's good....Cause we all might be travelling...someplace, huh.....

24. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

Quoting Telegraph.co.uk

Large Hadron Collider fears 'prompted Indian suicide'

A teenage Indian girl killed herself after being traumatised by media reports that the activation of the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland could spark a "Big Bang" that would destroy the world, her father said.

25. Posted by chayisun (Budding Member 163 posts) 8y

Quite the news article. Not surprised that a news report like this would be found.
Not to sound callous but she must have had other problems not mentioned in the report. Seems strange. Wonder how many others will do the same thing.

I'm surprised that people aren't marching off to the mountains to hide. Doomsday, indeed....

26. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 8y

That seems like a really silly thing to do... if the world is about to be a black hole I personally want to see what that would be like. It's a one in a lifetime chance!

27. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

I'm with B! If the world is going to hell in a handbasket because of a super-duper collider, I want to be around for the show, even if it's only for a fraction of a micro-nano-second or nano-micro-second. Think Slim Pickens riding the bomb in Dr. Strangelove but without the bomb and not taking as long. Yeehaw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Doug - change the batteries in your garage door opener remote before it's too late. You may not have a second chance.

Oh, and there were some side effects of the test too but I think I should post those side effects in the "Golfing with Sue" thread as they are somewhat related... (It will be tomorrow because I just don't have the time, energy or inclination to post them today. Maybe that's another side effect... Okay, the latter I will chalk up to late nights and drinking more beer in 2 days than I drink in a year. Someone invite me to a martini conference because beer is not my drink of choice...)

28. Posted by chayisun (Budding Member 163 posts) 8y

Isadora said....and I quote......

Someone invite me to a martini conference because beer is not my drink of choice...)

So......

The William Paterson University Center for Continuing Education and Distance Learning is pleased to announce:

THE Nicholas Martini Conference On Local Government

At a Crossroads: Urban and Suburban Identities in New Jersey Politics and Culture
http://www.wpunj.edu/library/martini/

Monday, October 17, 2005
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
1600 Valley Road Auditorium ........Oh, it was in 2005.....Too late.....Well, martini's aren't good for you anyway.....Give you headaches....And another thing, it's in New Jersey. New Jersey. Why would anyone want to go to New Jersey, particularly for culture. If I want culture I'll go to a cheese factory....

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