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LHC is safe: CMS stop button

Meine Damen und Herren, willkommen! The CMS stop button picture is two PageDown strokes away.

During the last few days, 70+ journalists who are slightly more intelligent than pinheads have asked the question whether the world will be destroyed next Wednesday when the LHC turns on.

The final countdown: 5 days to go

Video 1: A high tech, visually likable film assembled by complete science-hating twats. Note that they're afraid even of antiparticles or "antimatter" that has been produced for 70+ years. ;-) Concerning the electricity consumption, sure, it is comparable to Geneva's households - up to 120 MW for the whole site (or 35 MW in winter).

But that's about 10% of a bloc of a nuclear power plant only - and there are many plants like that around (in France) - and the high-energy physicists have really discovered them so they have surely the moral (and other) right to consume 10% of one bloc's production.

I view the crucial character of fundamental physics for the true culture of our epoch so seriously that I would also argue that we have the moral right to use the other, less peaceful kind of nuclear energy against twats who would love to stop experimental physics. Feel free to say that I am evil but I simply find it unacceptable for these idiots to cripple our freedom in this dramatic fashion.
See also: LHC alarmists (why the worries are silly)
See also: LHC doomsday humor (spoof stories)
See also: LHC category (articles about the experiment)
See also: LHC rap (a very popular YouTube explanatory music video)
See also: Blauer Planet in grünen Fesseln (buy Václav Klaus's book)
Meanwhile, the LHC experimenters and even phenomenologists such as Frank Wilczek are bombed by death threats (more). At least they learn what it is like to be a string theorist in a world overwhelmed by aggressive imbeciles. ;-)

It's time to realize that there is a problem here. Not even the CEOs of oil companies who are "frying the world" are facing such terror! :-)

You no longer have to worry about the destruction of the world by the LHC! When the destruction is imminent, someone will press the button:

Click to zoom in.

Thanks to Rae Ann! ;-)

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reader Massy Biagio said...

Wow! You put in Your famouse blog my video about 'LHC in Cern - Black Hole'. As I can understand ( I'm Italian) You are a scientist. I'm only an Italian Freelance Blogger ( just for 2 years ago) and I thanx to these worries if I opened my first blog: I read pages and pages of technically datas, but the most relevant new is that many scientist said the there is a ( very very little probabilities that a single particle (strangelets) will be 'stabilised'. I know that in Atlas experiment there are not material as in a Star... Ok; We can talks about it for many hours, and in the 99,99999999999% of cases You will have reasons and I not. But Know all the world Know LHC and Atlas experiment: something The Fear is a good thing, You know? I'd like, when You'll want it, to write what You wants in my European Blog for Europe United

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