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    1. Dawfydd
      October 26, 2009 at 9:26 pm

      Why is it every time I read anything about the LHC I’m gripped by both fascination and a sense of utter dread…..

    2. October 26, 2009 at 9:29 pm

      You and me both. I think we’ve been conditioned by childhood TV showings of fifties SF movies where white-coated boffins dabble with things beyond their ken…

    3. Dawfydd
      October 27, 2009 at 8:13 am

      I think it’s that whole ‘Cool, they’re trying to recreate the big bang/ Oh MY God! They’re trying to recreate the BIG BANG!!’ that makes me quirk an eyebrow.
      On the upside though, I’ve not (yet) seen any scientists working on it with improbable surnames…….

    4. MattC
      October 27, 2009 at 9:17 am

      A friend of mine went to a scientific conference where one of the presentations was by a Dr V. Sinister.

    5. October 27, 2009 at 9:51 am

      I love that. Did he have an iron mask and a cape?

    6. Michael
      October 27, 2009 at 11:16 am

      Ha! On a side note – I had a dentist appointment with a Dr Payne this morning…

    7. Dawfydd
      October 27, 2009 at 3:05 pm

      MattC: Ok, thats A) incredibly awesome and B) distinctly disconcerting.
      Really doesn’t help that the the LHC resembles something old Vic Von Doom would build…..

    8. October 30, 2009 at 10:01 pm

      I agree with you all. The damn thing fills me with a feeling of ugh. And the fact that it broke down in the first place must mean something somewhere doesn’t like it. OOer!

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