LHC is Go! (in Off-topic)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] September 9 2008 6:15 PM EDT

LHC, 8AM Wednesday

If it doesn't all go well, I just wanted to let you know I love you guys! And if something, strange, does occur, I hope it gives me super pwers! And cool ones to boot! :P

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] September 9 2008 6:22 PM EDT

That's great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an aeroplane...

three4thsforsaken September 9 2008 6:27 PM EDT

gosh darn it! how inconvenient!

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] September 9 2008 6:40 PM EDT

It better not prevent me from getting NHL 09 on the 11th.

Lord Bob September 9 2008 6:49 PM EDT

Woohoo! I can't wait!

Timberwolf September 9 2008 6:50 PM EDT

Are Black Holes a swift painless death or a long drawn-out agonizing death?

If it's the latter I may just sleep in.

j'bob September 9 2008 6:54 PM EDT

Pfft! If Hawking says it's going to be alright, then I'll just go right ahead and make plans for Thursday. Yeah baby!!! Smash those atoms!!! SMASH 'EM!!!!

Lord Bob September 9 2008 7:05 PM EDT

"If Hawking says it's going to be alright, then I'll just go right ahead and make plans for Thursday."

That's what I'm talking about. I'm just going to sit by and wait for nothing to happen, so I can laugh at the naysayers.

Sacredpeanut September 9 2008 7:12 PM EDT

If it makes you feel any better, they are only attempting to circulating the beam on Wednesday. High energy collisions don't start for at least a month.

Timberwolf September 9 2008 7:12 PM EDT

Isn't the point of building this massive contraption to see what will happen?
Doesn't that mean they don't know what will happen?
Don't get me wrong, I'm sure Mr. Hawking is a really nice guy and all, but why build something to tell you what you already know?

Genius [MoneyTalks] September 9 2008 7:22 PM EDT

So they can verify what they already know is correct.

BootyGod September 9 2008 7:26 PM EDT

No no. Hawking never said he knew what would happen. He simple said it already happens all the time. The DIFFERENCE is that there we can study and try to understand them. They happen to fast and to randomly for any kind of observation to really be done in nature.

Adminedyit [Superheros] September 9 2008 8:02 PM EDT

5 scientific experiments most likely to end the world

Koshka September 9 2008 8:06 PM EDT

For all we know Hawking could be in league with the aliens. After all, as a trusted TV personality he can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground caves. I'll be getting my HEV suit ready, just in case.

Little Anthony September 9 2008 8:23 PM EDT

We are all going to die :( And I will pop up back from the future to tell them that.

Cube September 9 2008 8:24 PM EDT

Don't use the time machine! That'll kill us too.

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] September 9 2008 8:28 PM EDT

It'll bring the world together, into one very small space.;)..

Thisisnotmybatmancup September 9 2008 9:11 PM EDT

I think we're going to go out like Steve Irwin. You just wait, the Gouda cheese is planning its attack.... Oh yes it is....

TheHatchetman September 9 2008 9:50 PM EDT

I can guarantee 150% that no black holes will become of this... I can do so because if I'm wrong... Who's gonna say "I toldya so"?

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] September 9 2008 9:52 PM EDT

I will... cause I'll be in stuck in some space continuum

j'bob September 9 2008 11:01 PM EDT

Draco AKA Kissoon, hiding in his loop in time. I wonder if a black hole can invade your loop? Back to Quiddity for us all!!!

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] September 9 2008 11:11 PM EDT

Mere hours from destruction.

Tonight, we dine in hell!

bartjan September 9 2008 11:13 PM EDT

"Are Black Holes a swift painless death or a long drawn-out agonizing death?"

Both. Time slows down in a black hole. This means a swift death from the viewpoint of the victim, but a long drawn out death as observed from the outside.

Warbringer September 9 2008 11:16 PM EDT

8AM Eastern?

j'bob September 9 2008 11:16 PM EDT

Hmm, great point Bart! While our deaths (if such a thing were to happen, which again, MR HAWKING seems to say no and that's good enough for me!) would come quickly, the aliens observing would get to enjoy the sight for a long time as the light traveling from our demise would be kept nearly at bay by the power of the BLACK HOLE! (What a great movie that was!)

bartjan September 9 2008 11:23 PM EDT

9:30 Swiss time, which is 7:30 UTC, so about 2:30am Eastern.

Warbringer September 9 2008 11:24 PM EDT

I'll be asleep.

Lord Bob September 10 2008 12:56 AM EDT

Do any of you honestly, honestly think anything that bad is going to happen?

Tyriel [123456789] September 10 2008 1:11 AM EDT

There's always a chance something will go horribly, horribly wrong.

But, really, why does it matter if the world is consumed in a black hole? If nothing bad happens, then life goes on. If it really does eat up our planet, nobody will be around to complain about it (and the environmentalists will win! Err... lose. Err... both?).

BootyGod September 10 2008 3:05 AM EDT


We're still alive.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] September 10 2008 3:06 AM EDT

So they booted up 30 minutes ago? No Blue Screens of Death yet? That's good i guess, lol.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] September 10 2008 3:09 AM EDT

Seriously though, the scientists supposedly received death threats from people. I guess they didn't care though, either the thing does no harm (the people won't kill them) or it does and everyone's dead anyways, haha.

Sacredpeanut September 10 2008 3:11 AM EDT

Again, they're just circulating the beam at this stage. You'll have to wait another month or so for the exciting stuff.

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] September 10 2008 11:12 AM EDT

For those wanting an update...

Relic September 10 2008 11:42 AM EDT

I don't know about you guys, but a piece of the sky just fell on my head. What is going on?!?! If that continues to happen, I may have to get mad at somebody... :P

Lochnivar September 10 2008 12:58 PM EDT

so is the official CB response:
A) Yippee we are still alive and burning BA!
B) Awwww... what happened to the rampant destruction we were promised?

Just curious...

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] September 10 2008 1:30 PM EDT

I'm gonna have to go with B... I just love Rampant destruction... it reminds me of a Carnage Blender...

QBJohnnywas September 10 2008 1:30 PM EDT

"j'bob September 9 11:01 PM EDT Draco AKA Kissoon, hiding in his loop in time. I wonder if a black hole can invade your loop? Back to Quiddity for us all!!! "

Oh man I love that book; I'll have to dig that out when I get back home!!!

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] September 10 2008 5:56 PM EDT

Scratch what I said about getting my hockey game.

Meeting my end would be tragedy if I could not get Death Magnetic this week. It would also be very ironic.

Sickone September 10 2008 5:58 PM EDT

Has the Large Hadron Collider destroyed the world yet ?

Lochnivar September 10 2008 9:31 PM EDT

Sickone, is that link set to automatically update should the LHC destroy the world?

If not we might miss the party here in our internet defined reality.
Let's face it, being the last one to know about the world ending would just be embarrassing so this is rather important.

Donkey Hote September 10 2008 10:01 PM EDT

you do realize they dont do anything for a month? it needs to get the particles moving very quickly b4 they crash them

Lord Bob September 10 2008 11:27 PM EDT

NOTHING is going to happen.

It's like I said on another forum.

"I think the same people whining about why this shouldn't be done are the same ones who think evolution is a sham. They're just afraid of knowing the truth."

bartjan September 10 2008 11:32 PM EDT

Lochnivar, from the source of that page: <!-- if the lhc actually destroys the earth & this page isn't yet updated
please email mike@frantic.org to receive a full refund -->

Lord Bob September 10 2008 11:34 PM EDT


RedWolf September 10 2008 11:36 PM EDT

I saw that too, I almost laughed out loud! Along with the code to actually "determine" the whether the Earth is destroyed or not.

Lord Bob September 10 2008 11:38 PM EDT

"<script type="text/javascript">
if (!(typeof worldHasEnded == "undefined")) {
} else {

Seems like a lot of trouble just to write "NOPE." I wonder if there are future plans for this page after the final tests are run.

QBOddBird September 11 2008 12:45 PM EDT

Haha, this is really cool. :)
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