Has the large hadron collider destroyed the world yet?
I've seen the rap version, but still don't understand
It's all babble to me...
When activated, it is theorized that the collider will produce the elusive Higgs boson. The verification of the existence of the Higgs boson would be a significant step in the search for a Grand Unified Theory, which seeks to unify three of the four known fundamental forces: electromagnetism, the strong nuclear force and the weak nuclear force, leaving out only gravity. The Higgs boson may also help to explain why gravitation is so weak compared with the other three forces. In addition to the Higgs boson, other theorized particles, models and states might be produced, and for some searches are planned, including supersymmetric particles, compositeness (technicolor), extra dimensions, strangelets, micro black holes and magnetic monopoles.
So they are looking for Higgs - a dark matter. That I understand. So to find Higgs, they have to make big expensive device to shoot rays, and make it collide at almost light speed. When it collides, it should produce Higgs, and possibly lot's of other things like black holes
Nice discussion folks, but this is in the PC help section, I meant "How does the code on this page and it's linked pages work."
coding that relies on input from another page, on visiting the other page it seems to be a page reliant on (maybe) RSS feeds; this seems to mean that
if the feed doesn't occur the message changes to "Yup" but I can't work out what is providing the initial feed or how it is doing what it does.
It's the kind of thing Dr John knows about but I haven't seen him about for a while. If no-one here can suggest an explanation I'll go post the query on another techie site.
Dr_John was on last night SRD, Perhaps if you u2u him the link and your request he may see it
if the lhc actually destroys the earth & this page isn't yet updated
please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a full refund
its a geek-joke?
Yup, I'd kind of sussed that, what I don't understand is where the update is coming from. Is it sent by the geek who built the page, in which case how long before he gets bored? Or is it some kind of automated link, in which case where from, how and why?
Thanks Dr John, did you follow the link in the source code?
It's part of the <head> code and consists of the following:
It's an rss feed, as an alternative to checking the page at regular intervals.
If you subscribe to the feed (all part of the joke), you'll be notified of any change in the world's status.
Ah, I know one or two people who might need that.