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Large Hadron Collider Sparks 'Doomsday' Lawsuit

farquharsoncraig Re:idiots! (731 comments)

I used to do cosmic ray research, specifically ultra high energy cosmic ray research. We observed particles 7-8 factors of 10 times more energetic than the LHC will *ever* produce. Those particles however are quite rare. Here's a plot showing the general population of cosmic rays. Those ones on the bottom right are those that only hit every few months or less within our few hundreds of cubic kilometers of detectable atmosphere. I don't know how well this distribution of equivalent CR's in the CERN range can help to compare against their nebulous 'coalesce' argument. It almost sounds like they want the LHC to destroy the world. :-)

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farquharsoncraig farquharsoncraig writes  |  more than 9 years ago A list of classic-grade slashdot comments, those that are ``truly gems'' as CmdrTaco so delightfully nominates them, inspired, posted, modded, and lastly, discovered by me. (-: Slashdotisms and commentary on the science/technology scene that lay broadly in ecclectic majesty and conflict before us which ought to be shelved at somewhere in +6..10. Naturally, a well set array of gems cannot convey true elegence without subtle placements of humor stone.

I only wish I had begun earlier, for feeling some strain of curatorial propensity now, I regret to think how many gems I have passed by without collecting the CID. Records are a necessary and important part of life, documenting threads of cognitive and literal history. And your philosophical perspective is enhanced by recording the source ideas of particular tenets, by returning later to forward the idea or for illuminating re-evaluation.

These are the comments that naturally tend to transcend the normal slashdot din.

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