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Princess Di is wearing a new dress - The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
Princess Di is wearing a new dress
We're still here then...?

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) did not bring about the end of the world as some predicted when it was switched on this morning.

Some interesting facts about the "largest machine in the world"

It's circumference is over 26km (16 miles) long
To stop the particle beams bumping into anything the inside is a vacuum 10 times of that on the moon.
The LHC is kept at 1.9K (-271.3°C or -456.34°F) but at the point of collision there will be temperatures of 100,000 times that of the heart of our sun.
The LHC will generate 15 petabytes (15 million gigabytes) of data annually – enough to fill more than 1.7 million dvd's every year.

You have to wonder, with all this going on, why some of the tabloids decided that Princess DianaPosh's new hairstyle The Poxie (Posh Pixie) was the most important thing happening and deserved a full front page spread.

In other news:
Work has killed my access to Livejournal yet again! Just as well I have devious means.
Elbow won a Mercury award last night.

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sacramentalist From: sacramentalist Date: September 10th, 2008 12:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tune in next week, when some kid's genetics experiment goes awry and reduces all life on the planet into grey goo.
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