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Postby Graham » 29 Sep 2008, 23:21

Now that they've shut it down until the spring we realize the timeline is off, but no matter.

Besides, now we all have a new fear.
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Postby BirdofPrey » 29 Sep 2008, 23:29

Good stuff, but does the LHC do gerbils?

Graham wrote:Besides, now we all have a new fear.
Danger Fast moving rodents
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Postby Lyinginbedmon » 29 Sep 2008, 23:33

I think this is Timeline worthy.
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Postby Misty » 29 Sep 2008, 23:36

Paul saying that you'd want to wear your safety goggles gave me New Yankee Workshop flashbacks x3
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Postby dark_realm » 29 Sep 2008, 23:39

great vid guys!!! now we see what the hamster was for! :D
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Postby Tapir12 » 29 Sep 2008, 23:47

I have this feeling I am not up on my science news....

Paul makes the pefect scientist every time :)

Rosa is the hamster's name?
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Postby Evil Jim » 30 Sep 2008, 00:05

Yes! Times like this I'm glad I live alone because otherwise I would have awakened everyone in the house with my laughter. Definitely worth staying up for.

Graham's beard makes him look a bit older. Does it naturally grow that way or does he trim it down off his cheeks?

I saw the forum post about the hamsters earlier this week but even then I wasn't expecting the primary joke in this video. Which was made even funnier since the first half of the vid leading up to it was fairly serious.

So, since the anchor raised concern for "this Great Nation" & the real LHC lies under the Franco/Swiss border, can we assume that A9 News is based in either France or Switzerland?

Also, Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters From a Planet Near Mars

P.S. I can't stand Matt's new overpriced haircut. Please refilm the ad. :P
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Postby Cake » 30 Sep 2008, 00:18

Fantastic joke. Fantastic execution. Bravo good sirs. Bravo.

I was wondering why Paul added "Safe, for all observers." Now I know.
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Postby NekoDaimyo » 30 Sep 2008, 00:23

Holy balls. I LOLed. I LOLed hard.

Bravo, chaps. Bravo.
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Postby Wonko » 30 Sep 2008, 00:38

This might be the lack of sleep talking, but that video was absolute comedy platinum.

'Cause, y'know, platinum is worth more than gold...
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Postby Trademark » 30 Sep 2008, 00:48

Hamsters? So hamsters are how universe began.
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Postby Alja-Markir » 30 Sep 2008, 00:54

How do you magnetically accelerate a non-metallic rodent?

Also, how do you 'watch' something occuring at near light speed?

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Postby Evil Jim » 30 Sep 2008, 01:04

Alja-Markir wrote:How do you magnetically accelerate a non-metallic rodent?

Also, how do you 'watch' something occuring at near light speed?

~Alja~

Through the advent of comedy, silly.
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Postby rootbeerbaby » 30 Sep 2008, 01:05

"no, this is the large HAMSTER collider."

And that was about when I spat my tea across the keyboard :P
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Postby Evil Jim » 30 Sep 2008, 01:10

rootbeerbaby wrote:"no, this is the large HAMSTER collider."

And that was about when I spat my tea across the keyboard :P

Prepare to spit again.
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Postby Casandro » 30 Sep 2008, 01:30

Alja-Markir wrote:How do you magnetically accelerate a non-metallic rodent?

Also, how do you 'watch' something occuring at near light speed?

~Alja~


First of all, at a certain field-strength, everything becomes magnetic.

Second, they obviously watch the particles going away from it.
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Postby Casandro » 30 Sep 2008, 01:32

Great video, but I'm sorry that the catastrophe of the LH(adron)C has already happened:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j50ZssEojtM
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Postby Lyinginbedmon » 30 Sep 2008, 01:32

Trademark wrote:Hamsters? So hamsters are how universe began.


Of course, a million hamsters in a million balls running around for a million years.

Even God wants to beat the electricity bill. :P
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Postby Splunge » 30 Sep 2008, 01:34

Very good switcheroo there. Didn't see it coming.
You might want to tweak the credits on the video page, though. You aren't crediting Jer or James' appearances in the video.
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Postby Evil Jim » 30 Sep 2008, 01:47

Casandro wrote:Great video, but I'm sorry that the catastrophe of the LH(adron)C has already happened:

I've seen that video a number of times, but whatever happened to the supposed live video feed (linked in the LRR LHC thread) that showed the facility being sucked into its own black hole? I've been wanting to share that around some more.
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Postby Daco » 30 Sep 2008, 01:52

i lol'd...hard :D


EDIT: also, imagne if hamsters were ste starts of the universe... XD
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Postby Zed Alpha » 30 Sep 2008, 01:57

Yeah, I saw the joke coming a mile away. That doesn't make it any less funny. I liked this one.
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Postby Lord Chrusher » 30 Sep 2008, 01:58

Alja-Markir wrote:How do you magnetically accelerate a non-metallic rodent?

Also, how do you 'watch' something occuring at near light speed?

~Alja~


As the director of science operations at the LoadingReadyRun particle accelerator (LRRPAC) I feel I can explain this. The acceleration of rodents and the observation of them near light speed is the result of the use of huge quantities of Phail.


Seriously something need not be metallic to have magnetic properties. All materials respond in some way to magnetic fields although ferromagnetic materials respond the most dramatically.

However this is not what happens in a particle accelerator. In an accelerator magnets are used to bend and focus the beam of charged particles being accelerated rather than speed them up. A magnetic field bends the path of a moving charged particle such as a proton or an electron; it can not speed it up or slow it down.

Rather than using magnets to accelerate the charged particles up to the crazy speeds found in an accelerator, the alternating electric fields of radio waves are used.

As for watching something moving at the speed of light, it can be done with very sensitive detectors and advanced electronics.
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Postby Emperor Gum » 30 Sep 2008, 02:23

Aw you guys, trying to reason out anything about a large hamster collider...

I think the best shot was the hamster trying to get out of the ball; they always know.

EDIT: Also the proud tradition of not crediting Jer (and James too) continues
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Postby theashigaru » 30 Sep 2008, 02:34

That was a good video to wake up to! Quite funny once again.
My brother is a physics major so I heard a lot about the particle accelerator as it was being tested and all. He started spouting off all kinds of physics terms that I didn't know what meant...
This video makes more sense to me. :lol:

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