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The page source on that's pretty funny, too.

Posted by Skip | September 10, 2008 5:33 PM

my new favorite website ever.

Posted by thickturd | September 10, 2008 5:34 PM

Gotta put that on my RSS feed...

Posted by the man who couldn't blog | September 10, 2008 5:40 PM

I appreciate that it's RSS'd, so I don't even have to visit the page: my aggregator will tell me when the world has ended. Very considerate of them.

Posted by Organized Lightning | September 10, 2008 5:41 PM

That's not the result I'm seei -

Posted by Schrödinger | September 10, 2008 5:45 PM

The source on this one is funnier:

Posted by bibliogrrl | September 10, 2008 6:03 PM

if (!(typeof worldHasEnded == "undefined")) {
} else {

Posted by andy | September 10, 2008 6:03 PM

I love a hot physicist.

Posted by Alan | September 10, 2008 6:23 PM

What if it does, and we don't know, because we're in a parallel universe somehow?

Posted by Abby | September 10, 2008 6:30 PM

Don't make a typo on that name.

Posted by MikeSF | September 10, 2008 6:33 PM

@10, is taken yet?

Posted by Just Sayin' | September 10, 2008 6:37 PM

Check back in a month or two, when they switch from just accelerating particles to actually smashing them together. That's when you should start obsessively clicking the refresh button.

Posted by &y | September 10, 2008 6:41 PM

Screw the collider -- I can bend light with my ass!

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | September 10, 2008 7:29 PM

@12: You know those exact same collisions happen in our atmosphere more or less constantly anyway, right? The LHC just collides them under such circumstances as to allow physicists to easily observe them.

Posted by Darcy | September 10, 2008 7:59 PM

Make sure to read the roll-over. . .

Posted by violet_dagrinder | September 10, 2008 8:16 PM

Good thing we made a back up copy of the world first.

You did realize that, didn't you?

We're all clones. Yes, we all are. Every one.

Posted by Will in Seattle | September 10, 2008 10:55 PM

According to the website:


No, it hasn't.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | September 11, 2008 12:06 AM

@14 - I wonder why no one's even brought that point up in all the coverage about the LHC. Certainly, the LHC is going to be producing a LOT of high energy collisions. However, according to wikipedia (yeah, I know) with a reference to Space Science Reviews, a real, peer-reviewed journal, cosmic rays with an energy ~10 times what the LHC will work at hit every square meter of earth each second.

Cosmic Rays

Posted by rococo | September 11, 2008 9:14 AM

@18: Nobody's brought it up because news headlines like "PARTICLE ACCELERATOR MAY OPEN BLACK HOLE, SWALLOW EARTH" are more exciting than reality. To be honest, I think most Americans put too much stock in "spatial anomalies," "theta radiation," and other crap they learned about from science fiction (though they'd be loathe to admit it, 'cause scifi's for unsocialized nerds of course) - and I say that as a devout Trekkie. It's just TV, people.

Posted by Darcy | September 11, 2008 10:22 AM

It has, but no one noticed because the universe was instantly replaced by a new one that is EXACTLY THE SAME!

You will know this is true if McCain wins.

Posted by Westside forever | September 11, 2008 10:54 AM

i've been extrememly fascinated,watching the Haldron livefeed webacm: i really recoomend checking out the link:

Posted by josh bomb | September 11, 2008 11:36 AM

@21 - Brilliant!

Posted by Lawks a Lordy | September 11, 2008 8:51 PM

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