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    What do you mean unfair? I can't wait. SO EXCITED!



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    Unfair because it broke and now we have to wait.

    I'm sure half of the world can't wait for the subatomic sized blackholes. So do I but maybe for other reasons than the usual 'eeenndd off thee wooorrlldd' rant.
    But hey, who knows
    Expression of the post modern paradox : "For the love of god, religions are so full of shit"

    Theory is always superseded by Fact...
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    “I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring.”
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    I know.
    It's all a bunch of shit. LHC is just an expensive toy.
    Probably an engagement ring from an ENTJ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocapszy View Post
    I know.
    It's all a bunch of shit. LHC is just an expensive toy.
    Probably an engagement ring from an ENTJ.
    Wrong, there's no barnacles and faust like contract attached to the lhc
    Expression of the post modern paradox : "For the love of god, religions are so full of shit"

    Theory is always superseded by Fact...
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    “I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring.”
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    "Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart."
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    Personally, I think confirming or refuting the existance of the Higgs Boson is a worthy goal.

    It'a amazing how often people say stuff like this a waste of time, and when it finally delivers, it is taken for granted.

    Discovery does not follow a predictable path, and all models that try to valuate these things are a lot more suspect than the actual science and engineering being done.

    In fact, in comparison, the valuations are pure B.S. The world's top V.C. companies know this, and that's why they don't hire investment bankers. Some are fomously quoted as saying, "if you're background is sales or engineering we want you, but if it is finance or investment banking look somewhere else."

    Finance is a crude instrument at best. We may try to hedge, and balance corellations, etc. but the world runs on black-swans not random processes--chaos is very different from randomness, they just look alike on the surface.

    (I guess I am responding to arguments made in the media, not this thread, but it'll eventually come up)

    Seriously, who are you going to trust? The community of financial idiots wizzards who created the global credit crisis by failing miserably at making predictions (and who have historically consistantly fail often), or the community of seasoned scientists who actually succeed in making predictions with phenomenal accuracy on a regular basis?

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    Long as it leads to advancement, and I believe it will.

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    but the world runs on black-swans not random processes--chaos is very different from randomness, they just look alike on the surface.
    sorry for out of tpic.

    I thought the circulation of money is a completelty random process. Thart is why no one can predict the markets.

    The circulation of money is the invisible hand described by adam smith.
    The fear of poverty turns people into slaves of money.

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    Argh, it got pushed back again? I've been following articles on the LHC for a while now, though if what it says is true (and there are no further delays) we won't see any digestable data for at least a year.
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