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The Daily Telegraph last Friday showed particle boffins the potentially disastrous effects of meddling with things you don't fully understand - in this case just what "LHC" stands for: Large Hardon Collider breaks energy record, says Telegraph This being the interwebs, the paper was able to move with almost light speed to …

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Happy

Staying power

"breaks energy record"

The headline was probably a deliberate attempt at a joke...

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Anonymous Coward

I need specifics...

Exactly how large are we talking here?

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Just for a second there...

... I thought it was Friday

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Coffee/keyboard

didn't spot it till I'd just answered the phone.

I need a new keyboard, and to call them back.

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ahaha

that one never gets old. cheers!

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Coat

Welcome to the duel...

mine's bigger than yours, whack, whack, zing! First blood wins...

Wait, that's a sword duel, bye.

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Anonymous Coward

No joke!

"Large Hardon Collider"? I think I dated her. What a pain. Talk about the energy needed to stop an aircraft carrier... I know what that poor dump core endures.

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I hope the editor

Gave the hapless journo a good stiff talking to

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FAIL

Um...

Wouldn't it have been part of the editors job to have spotted the mistake before it was published?

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Paris Hilton

Has

anyone got the dead tree version to check?

Paris because.....

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@ nickrw - not Friday?

It was when the Telegraph did it, so no LHC-induced temporal anomaly required.

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The Indy did it first in 2008

21st September 2008

Check out the picture caption:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/big-bang-collider-hit-by-further-delay-937001.html

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Joke

Where's the IT angle?

Oh, I see... it was on a web page, also the LHC

So, where's the Paris angle?

... "Large hardon", that should cover it...

I declare this the most complete article in the history of El Reg

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Spellchecker

The Telegraph has "hardon" in it's spellchecker dictionary?...

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Joke

Just don't let

...the streams cross!

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Coat

Well...

When my large hardon collided with her, I broke my own personal record for particle streams.

...I'll get my coat.

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Anonymous Coward

Agenda

I blame Russell T Davis.

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Terminator

Large Hardon Colliding....

sounds rather painful to me. Unless its some kind of figurative description of the pre-match smack talking you see in pro wrestling.

Terminator icon, because I always knew that there was something sinister about the LHC. All this mini-black hole stuff was really a cover for the true purpose of the collider--to smack collective mankind in the family jewels!!

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Anonymous Coward

Telegraph Poll

Good job it wasn't the print version: I hate it when the pages get stuck together. That's what happened when I tried to publish my paper on G-String Theory.

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Coat

Hardon collision...

... is not gay if the balls don't touch

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Coat

Goodness Gracious!

Great balls of fire!!

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Happy

Too slow

Already been reported (see my post)

http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2010/03/19/lhc_3_point_5_tev/

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Oh, I see what you did there

"Sub-atomic cock-up" indeed.

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Pint

Funny

It reminds me of IDG.SE where every second sentence seems to have been out sourced to who knows where.

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Title

Ermmm....so the Torygraph makes a spelling mistake in an article and it's the funniest thing in the whole world?

I feel obliged to remind all the dedicated sub-ed's at El Reg of the article posted by your good selves just under 2 weeks ago, which referred to a 'bugger overflow vulnerability' - and , yes, I *do* have a screen shot to prove it, although regretably no play-mobil reconstruction of same.

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Boffin

Surely...

...this is extreme porn?

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Joke

Juvenile

But I couldn't Resist.

(NSFW)

http://www.roflposters.com/large-hardon-collider-if-the-balls-touch-we-all-die/536179/

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Coat

Surely I can't be the first...

Just what we need to study the Big Bang with.

Mines the one with the gentlemen's special interest literature in the pocket.

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Childish

hahaha - I love being childish ....

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Boffin

So size does (anti-)matter?

One thing is for sure: the Tevatron is now facing stiff competition!

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Coffee/keyboard

No surprise

What do you expect when you excite atoms?

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Joke

Black hole

But will it disappear down a black hole?

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