Archives for September 10, 2008

Citizendium is still doomed

More than a year ago, I thought Citizendium was cr*p. And it still is: see its GW article. The top bit is a fairly sane cp of wiki; the bottom half is a fairly insane mix of septic tripe. If you know what you’re doing, you can separate out the two. But as a resource…

Inspired by the LHC switch-on

Posted to an internal newsgroup: Customer: Hi there, I sent you two sample units last week so you could investigate our problem. Can you give us an update on your progress? CSR: We accelerated your units up to 99.9% of the speed of the light and smashed them into each other, by looking at the…

BBC R4 had an interview this morning with two prof-types, prior to the LHC startup, and in a nod to the science they were asked for an analogy about how the Higgs particle (wot I don’t believe in) produces mass. So they said (apparently this is a familiar idea): its like a cocktail party; if…