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I've mentioned it before, but now is almost the time: I'm going to CERN on Monday, for most of the week.

It's actually a professional development session (I'm supposed to be getting inspired to produce inspiring teaching materials), so it's not a jolly, honest.

Anyhoo, bizarrely, in the birthplace of the internet*, wifi internet access is apparently quite unreliable there, so I may not be around as much as you are used to.

I'll be spending the time in a days-long nerdgasm instead.




(*it involved physicists being too lazy to cycle between work stations)

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Kiteman (author)2013-02-20

Breaking news!

Expect a new "Higgs" announcement in about ten days, and a CMBR announcement about ten days after that.

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caitlinsdad (author)Kiteman2013-02-20

Should we count our Higgs before they hatch?

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Kiteman (author)2013-02-18

I'm here, and, as I was warned, the connection is grindingly slow.

Still, at least it's a connection!

Now wandering off to find the chap running this event...

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Kiteman (author)2013-02-17

Fourteen hours until I set off from home.



Not that I'm counting ;-)

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caitlinsdad (author)Kiteman2013-02-17

So is this junket at the public expense of taxpayer dollars pounds?

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Kiteman (author)caitlinsdad2013-02-17

Actually, there's a grant from a science education charity. The grant size is fixed, so any leftover cash goes to my school.

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steveastrouk (author)Kiteman2013-02-18

so, you're walking then ?
Have fun. You should add the ready-brek glow to your avatar.....

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iceng (author)Kiteman2013-02-17

Does your family have the follow an airliner app to track your short hop to Grenoble ?
 

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Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2013-02-17

I hate you!

Actually, no I don't, I'm happy for you. Have fun! Take lots of pictures! :)

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iceng (author)Kiteman2013-02-17

Are you still growing those good looking facial protein strings ?

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rimar2000 (author)2013-02-16

Do not let them accelerate you, Particle Man

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Kiteman (author)rimar20002013-02-16

Unfortunately, they've just shut it down...

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caitlinsdad (author)2013-02-15

I believe CERN created the world-wide-web application. The internet was created by the US military or Al Gore.

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steveastrouk (author)caitlinsdad2013-02-16

Packet switching which underlies the whole technology was ALSO invented by an Englishman
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Davies

. Your move.

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caitlinsdad (author)steveastrouk2013-02-16

The sugar packet and tea bag were invented by 'mericans. Were it not for that, there would be no teabagging at places where the sun never sets nor shines.

Your move.

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Kiteman (author)caitlinsdad2013-02-16

*splutters crumbs all over screen*

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Kiteman (author)caitlinsdad2013-02-15

Oops, you are correct.

http://public.web.cern.ch/public/en/about/WebStory-en.html

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karlpinturr (author)2013-02-16

Cern =

Cerebral Ecstasy Resulting in Nerdgasm...

(or could be ...Reaching Nerdgasm)...

Either way,

Enjoy!

(Just remember those of us that don't know a particle from a physicist in your ensuing 'ibles).

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bajablue (author)2013-02-16

lol... have fun brainiac! ;-D

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iceng (author)2013-02-15

From the western land that has many  Al Gore believers,
I soo envy your upcoming entry into the magic circle.
Where I understand the air is endowed with a conflagration of unattached intelligent particles.

Have a Great Nerdgasm !

 

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Kiteman (author)iceng2013-02-15
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Kozz (author)2013-02-16

I hope your visit to CERN is all you hope for and more! Perhaps for a little while we could all address you as "Particle Man" instead of Kiteman. Exciting stuff, really!

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Goodhart (author)2013-02-15

Have fun despite it not being the sole purpose !

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