My understanding is that what they are producing in the LHC is no different to what already happens naturally with our planet and the cosmic bombardment it gets every day. They simply made the LHC so they could reproduce those natural interactions in a lab where they can trap and measure things .
That said, if Switzerland goes away in the next month or so, I bags a spot on the ISS
on the other hand, we have this [ September 11, 2008: Message edited by: fred rosenberger ]
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So what was this whole experiment about at the end of the day? And when are we freakin supposed to die? I must say I was tad disappointed with what happened a day ago because I and many people in general had really gotten their hopes up.
In a treatise on the hacking culture I read some 15 years ago I saw CERN described as a sort of driving school for hackers. Apparently they used to have weak security for a long time, before hacking and cracking entered public consciousness, and were used as an entry point into various connected networks by various and sundry characters, some of them quite unsavory.