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I got my contacts today. I must say, they're quite comfortable. However, they sort of stretch my eyelids up and outwards, so it looks like I have huge eyes now. Even bigger than my already-big-for-Asian-people eyes. It's rather scary to look at myself in the mirror. :|

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I got my contacts today. I must say, they're quite comfortable. However, they sort of stretch my eyelids up and outwards, so it looks like I have huge eyes now. Even bigger than my already-big-for-Asian-people eyes. It's rather scary to look at myself in the mirror. :|

Like this :shock: ?

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Anyone ever hear of the LHC? (I sure didn't, until a little while ago...)

Stands for "Large Hadron Coverter". Usually, I'd recommend the wiki article for it (LHC (Wiki this)) and just tell you to read up about it , but there's a lot of science jargon (much that I don't understand either...)

What I do know is that they're going to start the thing up on September 10th.

What's so important about that? Well because it's a particle accelerator it smashes protons together. Smash them at just the right conditions, and it'll become unstable and you have....

...A micro black hole. :shock:

Of course, this is just one of many possibilities that might occur. But it is a scary thought, right? I don't think I'd wanna die from black hole disintegration :lol: .

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A micro black hole will be completely harmless. The odds of a stable black hole forming are astronomically disproportionate.

Here's some good reading on the subject: http://cosmicvariance.com/2008/08/04/wh ... -lhc-find/

@worldnewser: I've known about the LHC for years. Don't count on the startup date too much: the last one came and went without anything happening.

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Let's have a WORMhole. :-P

 

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If something of terrible detriment comes from this, I couldn't think at this moment a better way to topple the mortal coil. (Well, I could, but not to be said here on the Forums.)

I mean, it's a micro-blackhole. A blackhole. How many people up to this date can say: 'Yeah, well, I was disintergrated by a blackhole'?

Why can't people see how awesome our demise would be as a species?

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How many people up to this date can say: 'Yeah, well, I was disintergrated by a blackhole'?

Well, I think you'd be thoroughly dead at that point, so the tally will always be zero. QED.

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I can't argue with that. But the point is, no matter how flawed my example was, is that extinguishment of life via blackhole would be somewhat incredible. A rather unknown fate that awaits us, the exploration of such a death is one to be esteemed, even with the definitive end that follows. Matters not if only a few seconds exist between the witness of someone's death by blackhole and the observer's, it remains that curiosity would be quenched and a few questions answered - not all, mind.

It would be a fascinating situation to be in. I do understand that fatality ensues, and the tragedy of the Human race falling to its knees in extinction, and it is for me, to a certain extent, a saddening prospect. But truly, an interesting scenario all the same.

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Well, no-one will ever really know exactly what happens, as the object falling in a black hole is never seen again. I'd say, due to the large gravitational forces at the heart of the black hole, the object just disintegrates into atoms, which can't be seen unless you use a electron microscope or something - that is if you could get close enough.

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No, we get ripped to our constituent atoms and subatomic particles by the immense gravitational force of the singularity. I hate to break it to anyone, but if there is something in/behind/through that singularity, then we won't be around to watch. Besides, matter gets leaked out of the black hole at a tiny rate, as energy in the form of Hawking Radiation (Wiki this). It would be a great way to go though, I do agree with you, Myrddin.

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pyrochild's link[/url]":1zfrzm76]Chance of LHC finding Stable Black Holes That Eat Up the Earth, Destroying All Living Organisms in the Process: 10^-25%

Chance of LHC finding God: 10^-20%

(sorry if the way I quoted it seems awkward. If you don't understand what I was trying to quote, check the link)

So,there's more chance of finding God than destruction?

No, better yet, a machine can find God? :shock: He might get angry that we found him and then destroy us in rage :P I'll stick to just praying to him, thanks.

Oh, and I take back what I said last night. I think that death by black hole disintegration would be an interesting way to go

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I lurve (yes, LURVE) my new camera. Just like Jake when he got his. Except his is better. Ah well.

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those were at 25% resolution. These are at 100%...

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I'm not a very good photographer, but these pictures are still pretty dang sexy.

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