Were you as bright an observer as the girl at Princeton who found a bug with the LHC, impressing another girl who wrote about it for FoxNews? :-)
More seriously, Jonathan Heckman, Gordon Kane, Jing Shao, and Cumrun Vafa have written a 85-page paper that I recommend the expert readers,recent minirevolution in theoretical physics, focusing on a previously understudied, highly geometrical, and very predictive corner (or "projection") of the string-theoretical configuration space.
They use the general footprint method designed by Kane, Kumar, and Shao (I, II) to address the inverse LHC problem (the reconstruction of the right theory from the LHC data) and sketch how to distinguish the F-theoretical vacua from other minimal supersymmetric standard models (or mSUGRA) that can arise in string theory.
While the validity of string theory is a pretty much settled fact, the identity of the relevant compactification remains a big unknown. There are theoretical tools to direct people's research. With the LHC, there will be new observational data, too. It is very clear that these authors are doing the right thing - which is to actually develop rational and quantitative methods to deduce insights out of the available data, whatever they are going to be.