You'd have thought..
You'd have thought that leaving a Star Wars-esque vulnerability would be high on the "list of things not to do when designing a multi-billion euro device".
Not to mention, one that can irradiate a massive chunk of granite.
Large and complicated fine, contractor messes up join and liquid helium spills everywhere, bad. A piece of generic debris falling from the sky.. What happens if it rains? Hails? Badgers take up residence?
Looking forward to seeing some results though, go LHC, go!