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Apologies in Advance Answered

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
Kiteman

8 years ago

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
caitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

Should we count our Higgs before they hatch?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

8 years ago

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
Kiteman

8 years ago

Fourteen hours until I set off from home.



Not that I'm counting ;-)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 8 years ago

Eight hours...

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 8 years ago

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
steveastrouk

Reply 8 years ago

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

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iceng
iceng

Reply 8 years ago

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

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 8 years ago

I hate you!

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 8 years ago

I have my camera...

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iceng
iceng

Reply 8 years ago

Are you still growing those good looking facial protein strings ?

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rimar2000
rimar2000

8 years ago

Do not let them accelerate you, Particle Man

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 8 years ago

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

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

8 years ago

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
steveastrouk

Reply 8 years ago

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
caitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

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
Kiteman

Reply 8 years ago

*splutters crumbs all over screen*

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 8 years ago

Oops, you are correct.

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

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karlpinturr
karlpinturr

8 years ago

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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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 8 years ago

:-)

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bajablue
bajablue

8 years ago

lol... have fun brainiac! ;-D

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 8 years ago

I will, thanks!

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iceng
iceng

8 years ago

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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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 8 years ago

hahahahahha!!!!!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 8 years ago

*chortle*

Thanks!

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Kozz
Kozz

8 years ago

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
Goodhart

8 years ago

Have fun despite it not being the sole purpose !

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 8 years ago

Oh, I intend to!