The Beginning of the End?
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August 3rd, 2008
(2)
Cool site, Anig. Sciencetmnds always steal my 5s.
August 4th, 2008
(2)
so basically weve got 4 days to live
August 4th, 2008
(1)
i guess 2012 was an overstatement, eh?
August 3rd, 2008
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I'm not saying the world is going to end on thursday, I'm just saying that doing experiments based on theory is irresponsible. The scientists at CERN say that micro-black holes could likely be made at the rate of 1 per second. They also say that they will evaporate quickly due to hawking radiation. Hawking radiation is a scientific theory that still hasn't been proven and is still debated in the scientific community.
August 4th, 2008
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There was an article in Discover about this. The mini black holes are nothing to worry about because they probably occur naturally anyway. The LHC will be be doing what Cosmic Rays have already been doing for billions of years.
August 4th, 2008
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yes but that analogy is flawed. The cosmic collisions occur outside of the earth and are moving on a path through space. They would harmlessly escape the earth's gravitational pull. We would be creating one at rest within the earth.
August 4th, 2008
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True but cosmic rays have shooting around for eons. If mini-black holes really hang around and don't dissipate, our planet should have collided with one sometime during it's history. Cosmic Rays are more common than comets or asteroids, yet our planet has been struck multiple times by the latter and never by the former.
August 4th, 2008
(1)
If Cosmic Rays really produce trails of mini-black holes that don't dissipate, we would already know about because we'd occasionally wake up and notice that large chunks of the continents were missing. If the black holes DO dissipate, then we're safe. If Cosmic Rays don't even create mini-black holes, then we'll still be fine because the LHC won't create any either.
August 4th, 2008
(1)
The argument against the cosmic ray analogy is that the microscopic black holes formed by cosmic collisions will shoot straight through the earth and off into space as opposed to a man made collision where the black hole would be born at rest. If the theory of hawking radiation is true then we will be just fine.
August 4th, 2008
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I see, so you're saying the mini-hole might get bigger because it constantly has matter around it to consume where space-created mini-holes just shoot through the earth before they get a chance to suck anything up and grow? That makes sense, but wouldn't nebulas and gas clouds show evidence of growing mini-black holes? It could take hundreds of years for a cosmic-ray created mini-hole to travel through a nebula and there would be plenty of matter for it to suck up.
August 4th, 2008
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Doesn't the lack of black holes in nebulas or at least streaks of nothingness where mini-black holes sucked matter up while traveling through the gas cloud kind of hint that the mini-black holes destabilize?
August 4th, 2008
(1)
We shouldn't do experiments based on theory? Did you seriously just type this into the internet?
August 4th, 2008
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Not untill hawking radiation is proven to exist, no we shouldn't. You see genious, in most experiments there is both a control and a variable. Since we don't have a control in this situation we should at least have a safeguard that is proven and not just theoritical physics proposed by a man whose theories have been proven wrong several times in the past.
August 4th, 2008
(1)
Have you actually read the security paper dealing with all this? I'm hard pressed to find any reason to honestly fear for the Earth's existence, based only on the points you provide.
August 4th, 2008
(1)
From what I've heard the security paper is just a slightly modified version of the security paper for RHIC.
August 4th, 2008
(1)
The thing is, to prove Hawking Radiation to exist we would need to go and check out a black hole, and aside from being suicidal, it's just not possible. Besides, even though it's not "proven", it's a solid theory. Black holes are supposed to suck everything right? Well if they did that, then we wouldn't be able to detect them. But we CAN detect some X-rays and stuff being emitted from black holes, so obviously they are releasing some energy (Hawking Radiation).
August 4th, 2008
(0)
Dont worry so much about it guys, one of my close friends is coming in town, since I get a chance to see her, I have no regrets.
August 4th, 2008
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But technically, nobody has observed a black hole yet either, so they also only exist in theory.
August 4th, 2008
(1)
You're forgetting the fact that the black hole has a good chance of just collapsing in on itself because it can't support its own weight. This is how we explain that a black hole (which exist in our very own solar system) can't just keep grabbing all matter and eventually taking the whole universe. They eventually can't support their own dense weight and collapse. Plus isn't it moving anyway. Its not really being created at rest if it is being created. I'm not en expert but maybe you have some insight.
August 3rd, 2008
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Trust me, it will be about as uneventful as an EON8 countdown.
August 3rd, 2008
(0)
Eon8 was a hyped load of crap. This actually poses a real threat. There's an interesting article by Dr. Otto E. Rössler at lhcfacts.org that you should read through before passing this off as nothing.
August 3rd, 2008
(0)
Nice ö™
August 4th, 2008
(1)
The guy mentions it taking 50 months for a strangelet to grow to the size that it could imperil the earth. Do the math. We're owned in 2012.
August 4th, 2008
(0)
I believe he was talking about microscopic black holes, but yeah it's an interesting coincidence.
August 4th, 2008
(0)
Well obviously what we need to do is elect Ron Paul into office, expose the Jew conspiracy behind 9/11, and go back to the gold standard. That way we can avert this doomsday!
August 4th, 2008
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Okay, first off Anig, tl;dr? I obviously can't refute or critique all the things that this guy is trying to say, nor would I try to. But I took a look at this guy's website, and it's a mess. Amidst the hapahzard organization, it's also chock full of bizaare grammar and even misspellings. It even delves into the bizaare, and tries to address the SPIRITUAL AND RELIGIOUS "aspects" of this project. WTF?
August 4th, 2008
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He also seems to take the extra time to play witch hunter, and slander the scientists who have worked hard on this project. He talks about scientists who support CERN research as either A) totally clueless, B) unwilling/able to "do the math", or C) aware of the dangers, but not willing to admit it. In his view, certain scientists are just out for personal gain. And that sort of viewpoint is just offensive.
August 4th, 2008
(0)
Now does this sound like a guy with a level-head on this issue, who presents his argument with a clear and unbiased standing? To me, it sounds more like a man with a soapbox. A slander and scare campaign, put on by someone who, motivated by either a misguided sense of urgency and self-righteousness, or a genuine malice towards others, is out to cause a ruckus at all costs.
August 4th, 2008
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Now, either way, does that mean there isn't a danger? No, of course not. But I checked Wikipedia's "Safety of the Large Hadron Collider" website, and a commissioned study of SCIENTISTS found "no basis for any concievable threat." And that's from a GROUP of scientists, not just one guy with a soapbox.
August 4th, 2008
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Now, if you're going to go off the deep end and start conjecturing that somehow the study's findings were tainted by political coercing, a lack of knowledge or whatnot, then you're REALLY starting to grab for straws. If you start doubting all the established findings, then where does your goose chase end? If you can doubt those scientists findings, why can't you doubt THIS guy's findings?
August 4th, 2008
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Honestly, I'm no particle physicist, but I can't envision how smashing together a few atoms, at ANY speed or "electron volt" levels, could result in such a catastrophic event that it destroys the earth in any fashion. I refuse to believe that the laws of physics are so fragile that a few subatomic particles can snowball into some monstrous, earth-swallowing abnormality.
August 4th, 2008
(0)
Let's be realistic about this. We can detonate 15 megaton hydrogen bombs without event, stars can go novae but not turn into black holes, but we can't bounce a few subatomic particles against eachother? Give me a break.
August 4th, 2008
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Obviously, this is not a complete refutation, nor did I intend it to be. But this sort of alarmist approach to science irritates me to no end. People have ALWAYS been scared of the unknown, especially when it comes to advances in science. But the satisfying thing is, things will go on as usual. The LHC will run without incident, we will or won't see the Higgs boson, and no one in the general public will ever notice a thing. And that's it.
August 4th, 2008
(0)
Dammit, I can't believe I just wasted an hour or two on this crap.
August 4th, 2008
(0)
needs tl;dr Compdude
August 4th, 2008
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There are other scientists who have expressed concern over this too. But regardless everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
August 4th, 2008
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Not to mention nearly the EXACT same concerns were raised over the construction of the RHIC (also a hadron collider) which has been in use since 2000.
August 4th, 2008
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worry bout ron paul
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5'd for the music only, Lux Aeterna has quickly become my favorite instrumental song of all-time
August 3rd, 2008
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well the earth has survived a long time with Oprah's black hole, I'm not worried
August 3rd, 2008
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lol he said Oprah
August 4th, 2008
(0)
I wonder what sexymofo will say if this thing fails.
August 4th, 2008
(0)
this site will be killed™
August 4th, 2008
(0)
It was fun while it lasted
August 3rd, 2008
(3)
I've been anticipating this as well. I hope it doesn't destroy the earth, only that it causes enough catastrophic damage to allow for complete anarchy and the breakdown of industrialized society.
August 4th, 2008
(1)
great, because I've decided I would like a plasma TV in my bathroom and the looting would help facilitate that
August 4th, 2008
(1)
And I'll have my Rubbermaid bin to fill with bottles of Heineken.
August 3rd, 2008
(0)
^_^
August 3rd, 2008
(2)
holy sh*t we're f*cked
August 4th, 2008
(1)
We're doing this why?
August 4th, 2008
(2)
how about we do this sh*t when we get to mars, then we'll only kill the ppl who know how badly f*cked everyone is if we make this thing for the love of god the guy who designed it knows it'll kill us all. What will it yield will it help us do anything will it. All I see is Dr. Mahatten coming out that thing and f*cking up our perception of time and space....f*ck. I don't want the world to die.
August 4th, 2008
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learning how mass is created. Please think about that as deeply as you can.
August 4th, 2008
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So it may hold the answers to the secrets of the universe it MAY it may also just destroy all of humanity.
August 4th, 2008
(0)
Just the energy implications are enough to make it worth it. If you get heavy into the theoretical, Titor like Dimension Travel could come into play. A potential form of time travel and a source of nearly infinite energy. That's why.
August 4th, 2008
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why cant we do this on the moon? or on mars? (sorry CERN was moved to mars)
August 4th, 2008
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it'll probably just open a portal to another dimension; nothing a man with a crowbar can't fix
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that is true
August 4th, 2008
(2)
Prepare for unforeseen consequences
August 4th, 2008
(1)
resonance cascade
August 4th, 2008
(1)
It activates this Thursday? Sweet now I can skip work and won't have to worry about getting fired, it won't matter anyway.
August 4th, 2008
(0)
The greatest birthday present I could have asked for, all you morons getting sucked into oblivion.
August 4th, 2008
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hey what's up umfuld
August 4th, 2008
(0)
No, Pirate Steve, Super moderator extraordinaire.
August 4th, 2008
(0)
SCARYTMND
August 4th, 2008
(0)
If this is a real threat, then the music carries it very well.
August 4th, 2008
(1)
Y2k8 anyone?
August 4th, 2008
(1)
Pretty much. Arguments against the activation of the LHC are about as well founded as the Y2K bug causing nuclear missiles to launch themselves. Fear-mongering of science annoys me.
August 4th, 2008
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I'm not fear mongering, and I'm all for advancements in science. I just think that when the risk is total annihilation, our safeguard should be more than just a theory. We're launching a satelite sometime in the next few months that will search for proof of hawking radiation. Why not wait for the results from that and then start collisions?
August 4th, 2008
(1)
Why wait a couple of months when we can find out for sure next Thursday!
August 4th, 2008
(0)
you do realize that they are only performing minor tests in 4 days, right? the heavy stuff isn't going to start for months.
August 5th, 2008
(0)
oh so I sh*t my self prematurely noe I'm gonna have to do it again a few months again.
August 4th, 2008
(0)
I'm scared! Hold me! D:
August 4th, 2008
(1)
Forgot to vote... I think I'll vote 5 to perpetuate the insanity that will follow. It's Eon8 all over again
August 4th, 2008
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The thing is, to prove Hawking Radiation to exist we would need to go and check out a black hole, and aside from being suicidal, it's just not possible. Besides, even though it's not "proven", it's a solid theory. Black holes are supposed to suck everything right? Well if they did that, then we wouldn't be able to detect them. But we CAN detect some X-rays and stuff being emitted from black holes, so obviously they are releasing some energy (Hawking Radiation).
August 4th, 2008
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CRAP I mean to post this way above in a reply. Everybody 1 this.
August 4th, 2008
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Technically gravity is an unproven theory as well. In the Discover article, it said it is possible for a mini-black hole to destroy the earth, but the chance of that happening is phenomenally small. So small, that there's a better chance that all the Oxygen atoms in your room will all randomly bounce to one side, leaving you to suffocate on Nitrogen.
August 4th, 2008
(1)
GOD DAMNIT I keep posting this sh*t in the wrong spot
August 4th, 2008
(0)
There is only ONE magnetic monopole
August 4th, 2008
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safety_of_the_Large_Hadron_Collider
August 4th, 2008
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Its no eon8!
August 4th, 2008
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The real question you need to ask yourself is if the earth were doomed, would they tell anyone?
August 4th, 2008
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Who would be left to tell the rest of the world? It's not like if they suddenly created a black hole one of the technicians could just pick up the phone and alert the rest of the world. The technician and the phone would already be crushed. A black hole isn't something you can just "see" and warn others about it. If you're close enough to "see" it, you're pretty much f*cked.
August 4th, 2008
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^ Well I think we'd figure it out pretty quick.
August 4th, 2008
(0)
Scientists said 100 years ago that no man will ever travel faster than the speed of sound....
August 4th, 2008
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u got my attention
August 4th, 2008
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The most important question we have to ask ourselves is that if the collider is able to accelerate particles fast enough to create microscopic black holes incapable of escaping the earth, is that still fast enough to outrun Jeff Gordon on a hot day in Charlotte? Think NASCAR, people, and all your worries will fade as your brain slowly dies.
August 4th, 2008
(0)
eon 8
August 4th, 2008
(0)
sooo crazy
August 4th, 2008
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I hope they have Dr. Freeman working on this thing. When this thing opens a portal to Xen, we'll need him.
August 4th, 2008
(0)
i wonder if it would hurt to be sucked in by a mini black hole.
August 4th, 2008
(1)
I was there at CERN for a visit. Belive my guys this thing gives you the creeps. Just the size of the particel detectors and super mangnets. Amazing. If that thing is not capabel of opening wormholes to other dimensions what else?
August 4th, 2008
(0)
There is a limit to how cold things can get. Cold is just the absence of heat. However, there are still no visible limits on how hot things can get.
August 4th, 2008
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Would it hurt to stick my penis in a black hole?
August 4th, 2008
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only if it was oprah's
August 4th, 2008
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What I'm getting at with this ytmnd is that a blind faith in science is very dangerous. Science through out history has made many mistakes along the way, some of which have been devastating. For those of you calling this another eon8 or y2k I disagree. I wasn't nervous about either of those beforehand. Also something is very wrong when people are making evaluations for the safety of their own machine, because the evaluation is jaded to meet their interests.
August 4th, 2008
(0)
Science doesn't rely on blind faith. That's religions job.
August 4th, 2008
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Blind faith? I believe it's called equations and peer review.
August 4th, 2008
(1)
WE ARE GOING TO DIE :(
August 4th, 2008
(1)
It's about f*cking time.
August 5th, 2008
(0)
Actually, it's about f*cking space/time.
August 4th, 2008
(1)
YTMNDs like this one make me look back and take stock of my life. .... It all sucked, nice knowing you.
August 4th, 2008
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End of the World FTW!
August 4th, 2008
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I'm calling bullsh*t on the "creating black holes at the rate of 1 per second" bit. If that were the case then the idea this machine would ever be created would be laughable since that WOULD be dooming the entire planet. Also, this remix of Lux Aeterna hurts my ears.
August 4th, 2008
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I f*ck your mothers black hole at the rate of 1 thrust per second.
August 4th, 2008
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Please do a little more research before calling bullsh*t next time.
August 4th, 2008
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You do research. Oh wait, that's right, you don't need to. You just need to fight the scary "blind faith in science" and make sure people never do "experiments based on theory" until the theories are proven, while forgetting that it is impossible to prove theories without experiment. This is all bullsh*t.
August 4th, 2008
(1)
What is this new fangled gadget I'm using right now...a compuwhat? And these crazy program gadgets like photoshop, imageready, and audacity I use to make these ytmnd thingies. I hate technology. I think we should go live in huts. No, actually i work in IT. I love technology and science. I make a living off of it. You see, there's something called a risk/benefit analysis. That's what this is about. I don't think anything is worth risking everything for.
August 5th, 2008
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Raven, a few years ago people were laughing at predictions that Particle Accelerators could possibly produce anti-matter. Well it turns out that they can. Already existing Accelerators can pump out Antihydrogen and Antihelium like it's no big deal, but before the Accelerators were built the though of creating antimatter was scoffed at. Creating mini-black holes seems like bullsh*t now but it'll probably turn out to be true and (hopefully) harmless.
August 4th, 2008
(1)
My God, the man's talking about particle acceleration? We're talking UNIVERSAL ARMAGEDDON
August 4th, 2008
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I was going to 1, but then I read all the comments.
August 4th, 2008
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WEEZ ALL GUNNA DIE!
August 5th, 2008
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Jar-Jar.
August 4th, 2008
(0)
4 days ?? omg
August 4th, 2008
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4 days to lose my V. But on a serous note I understand the threat this event offers and I agree with both sides of the experiment.
August 4th, 2008
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3 days srry
August 4th, 2008
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well i guess if this does happen i will be ok with it because we will have died seeking knowledge. plus the only way to prove a theory is to find evidence and this is the only way we can. and the Hawkins radiation theory has some wight to it cuz black holes do emit energy because they shoot out blast of gamma radiation, in fact a black hole did that a few months ago and the gamma blast killed a bunch of stars in the galaxy close to it.
August 4th, 2008
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Idiot, anything created will be so small in scale, it will be of no consequence.
August 4th, 2008
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You're right. That's some great logic. If it's small it can't hurt you. Ever hear of viruses, and bacteria. How about chemical reactions. But I guess I'm just an idiot. Those things can't hurt you.
August 4th, 2008
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The smallest Jellyfish in the world is the most lethal. The least complex virus in the world is the most dangerous. Go to school.
August 4th, 2008
(0)
i'd be pissed. i'm just now getting my life together
August 4th, 2008
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Can we stop paying taxes Thursday?........oh we can? that's good news
August 4th, 2008
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Yeah, that thing has scared the sh*t out of me since I heard about it.
August 5th, 2008
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http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2008/03/29/no-the-lhc-wont-destroy-the-earth/ The same theory that talks about hawkings radiation talks about the mini black holes forming in the particle test, you can't have one without the other.
August 5th, 2008
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The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking...the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker. -Albert Einstein I am become death, the destroyer of worlds. -J. Robert Oppenheimer
August 5th, 2008
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...Can I push the button?
August 5th, 2008
(0)
You've been listening to too much Coast to Coast AM dog.
August 5th, 2008
(0)
Black holes are only as powerful as the gravity they produce. CERN has already talked about this, there is no way for them to survive long enough and propagate within the ring. They are looking for the Higgs and other exotic particles, not attempting to destroy the planet. The cosmic rays that hit the planet on a daily basis are much more dangerous to you than the LHC.
August 5th, 2008
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50 hours remain. Also, this music would be better: http://content.ytmnd.com/content/7/6/2/7629cd5b7cf699505d704c01b98639df.mp3
August 5th, 2008
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I thought the world was gonna end from everyone playing to much Nintendo.
August 5th, 2008
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http://endofourworld.ytmnd.com/
August 5th, 2008
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http://theendisnow.ytmnd.com/
August 6th, 2008
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if you really felt the world was going to end, you'd be blowing your entire life-savings on hookers and coke, not making sh*tmnds.
August 8th, 2008
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WE'RE DOOOOOOOOMED
August 8th, 2008
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What I always confused me is that the LHC gets turned on on 8/8/08... In Europe. In America, it's 8/7/08 or something because Europe is 6 hours ahead of EST.
August 8th, 2008
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Though keep in mind, all matter moves toward the eternal horizon. This is what keeps mini black holes from stabilizing. And there's that Hawking Radiation... Anyway, check out my ytmnd's description for all safety concerns. http://moonmanlhc.ytmnd.com/
August 9th, 2008
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moonman has reassured me the the large hadron colleeder is not dangerous