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 …
"breaks energy record"
The headline was probably a deliberate attempt at a joke...
I need specifics...
Exactly how large are we talking here?
Just for a second there...
... I thought it was Friday
didn't spot it till I'd just answered the phone.
I need a new keyboard, and to call them back.
that one never gets old. cheers!
Welcome to the duel...
mine's bigger than yours, whack, whack, zing! First blood wins...
Wait, that's a sword duel, bye.
"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.
I hope the editor
Gave the hapless journo a good stiff talking to
Wouldn't it have been part of the editors job to have spotted the mistake before it was published?
anyone got the dead tree version to check?
@ nickrw - not Friday?
It was when the Telegraph did it, so no LHC-induced temporal anomaly required.
The Indy did it first in 2008
21st September 2008
Check out the picture caption:
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
The Telegraph has "hardon" in it's spellchecker dictionary?...
Just don't let
...the streams cross!
When my large hardon collided with her, I broke my own personal record for particle streams.
...I'll get my coat.
I blame Russell T Davis.
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!!
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.
... is not gay if the balls don't touch
Great balls of fire!!
Already been reported (see my post)
Oh, I see what you did there
"Sub-atomic cock-up" indeed.
It reminds me of IDG.SE where every second sentence seems to have been out sourced to who knows where.
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.
...this is extreme porn?
But I couldn't Resist.
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.
hahaha - I love being childish ....
So size does (anti-)matter?
One thing is for sure: the Tevatron is now facing stiff competition!
What do you expect when you excite atoms?
But will it disappear down a black hole?
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