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Earliest LHC Restart Slated For Late Summer 2009

infolib Re:Use the date, not the season (229 comments)

If you'd RTFA you'd have known that that was the precision given in the internal CERN presentation. That mentions "summer" because the machine shuts down during winter anyway to leave the Swiss with enough electricity. Hence the important question is for which operating seaon the repairs can be done.

more than 5 years ago

Machine Condenses Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

infolib Re:The balance may remain.. (438 comments)

getting your water through the air, or wireless (sic) if you will

How about "tubeless"?

Just the other day I opened the tap and there was no water. Why? Why? Apparently something was connected the wrong way, sort of like bad routing.

This water supply thing is like, complicated. It's not like just transferring. It's not a big hard drive you can dump things on, it's more like a wired network. And you got to understand, it can go low on bandwidth by anyone torrenting enourmous amounts of material, enormous amounts of material.

more than 5 years ago


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