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When I work with software all day long, I sometimes forget that there are seriously cool and amazing things in the world that people build, like hadron colliders.

  • http://blog.eturner.net/ Elliot

    Recently watched the “Big Bang Machine” documentary detailing this beast and it's construction; truly an amazing feat!

  • Toffer Grant

    This should be on DiscoveryHD's mega projects – maybe it already is. The comments on the website are crazy:

    “They hope that if a black hole happens then it will be traveling so fast that it will be in deep space before it can cause harm to us, that theory is ok if it travels through the shortest distance of the ground and into space.
    But what if it travels deep into the earth and through the core before going deep space , remember these guys have no control over the result of running the collider and anything they create , Frankenstein springs to mind lol looks like we are all about to go on a one way trip.”

  • http://www.uebermeister.com Christoph Jaggi

    Funny enough this is happening at the same place where the web was born ( http://www.cern.ch). Just imagine what kind of computing and network infrastructure is needed to deal with the data produced by the LHC.

  • LHC Swiss

    You should see the youtube interviews with some of the scientists.. pretty eerie..

  • John Ball

    The scale is obviously visually impressive, but when you pause to consider the scope of planning and project management required to pull this off, it makes many software projects seem a trifle picayune.

  • Jud Valeski

    the device has the theoretical possibility of sparking a black hole. when they fire it up, our solar system (galaxy?) may be no more :-).

    • http://davidduey.typepad.com David Duey

      I'm hoping it sparks an alternative “Hitchhiker's Guide” type reality with lots of British potty humor and general juvenile silliness.

  • http://barfieldmanagement.com Chase Barfield

    It's the Flux Capacitor in beta stages before the Doc shrunk it down to Delorean size and powered it with trash.

  • http://www.owocki.com/ Kevin Owocki

    I'm truly in awe of CERN as an organization and the massive scale of this experiment. And, even more amazed when I realize that the direction of particle physics for the next several decade will be determined by the outcome of this experiment.

  • timyork

    Looks like September 10 will be the day. Included will be a LIVE! webcast
    Check out the CERN website
    http://press.web.cern.ch/press/PressReleases/Rele

  • Elliot

    Recently watched the "Big Bang Machine" documentary detailing this beast and it's construction; truly an amazing feat!

  • Toffer Grant

    This should be on DiscoveryHD's mega projects – maybe it already is. The comments on the website are crazy:

    "They hope that if a black hole happens then it will be traveling so fast that it will be in deep space before it can cause harm to us, that theory is ok if it travels through the shortest distance of the ground and into space.
    But what if it travels deep into the earth and through the core before going deep space , remember these guys have no control over the result of running the collider and anything they create , Frankenstein springs to mind lol looks like we are all about to go on a one way trip."

  • John Ball

    The scale is obviously visually impressive, but when you pause to consider the scope of planning and project management required to pull this off, it makes many software projects seem a trifle picayune.

  • LHC Swiss

    You should see the youtube interviews with some of the scientists.. pretty eerie..

  • Christoph Jaggi

    Funny enough this is happening at the same place where the web was born (http://www.cern.ch). Just imagine what kind of computing and network infrastructure is needed to deal with the data produced by the LHC.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/david_duey david_duey

    I'm hoping it sparks an alternative "Hitchhiker's Guide" type reality with lots of British potty humor and general juvenile silliness.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/chase_barf55451 chase_barf55451

    It's the Flux Capacitor in beta stages before the Doc shrunk it down to Delorean size and powered it with trash.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/ignighter36531 ignighter36531

    I'm truly in awe of CERN as an organization and the massive scale of this experiment. And, even more amazed when I realize that the direction of particle physics for the next several decade will be determined by the outcome of this experiment.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/timyork timyork

    Looks like September 10 will be the day. Included will be a LIVE! webcast
    Check out the CERN website
    http://press.web.cern.ch/press/PressReleases/Rele

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/jud_valeski3968 jud_valeski3968

    the device has the theoretical possibility of sparking a black hole. when they fire it up, our solar system (galaxy?) may be no more :-).

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