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CERN is reporting that the Large Hadron Collider could circulate particle beams through both of its pipes in just over a week. If all goes well, the first collisions would begin soon after that.
The LHC has had a rough time since it first started up in September last year. Just a week after it started up, an electrical problem shut it down again. The first down-time estimate was a day or so, then it became months. And when the repair was just about finished, vacuum leaks in July set it back several more months. It has now been more than a year.
Originally posted by Keyhole
Looks like that "Time Traveling Bird" that was sent from the future to destroy the collider failed in his mission!
Did a Time-Traveling Bird Sabotage the Hadron Collider?
I guess they'll just have to send "The Terminator" next!
I guess there's a lesson in this though for those people from the future, ...
Never send a bird to do a "Terminators"job.
Silly people from the future.
[edit on 11/14/2009 by Keyhole]
Originally posted by nydsdan
Yeah, I'll admit that I want it to fail again as well just to see the time traveling theory to catch some more steam.
At least we have a good sense of humor in the future. "Hey Bob, lets not send a note saying that starting the LHC is a very bad idea - let's send a bird with a baguette instead! That would be hilarious!"
Originally posted by FortAnthem
No Problem, Just get a hold of this guy and ask him to send another one of his specisl birds to fix the problem.
[edit on 14-11-2009 by FortAnthem]
Originally posted by superdebz
So, anyone taking bets on whats gonna break it this time
i place 1-8 on greased up deaf guy
Originally posted by Epsillion70
Oohh Ha ha ha (in the classic master villain Laugh) yeah