Still here?

You know what it’s like. You’re at work, you’re busy, you don’t have time to check whether the Large Hadron Collider has destroyed the earth yet.

Well, don’t worry. Here’s a handy website that will help you check periodically whether the world has ended: Has the Large Hadron Collider destroyed the earth yet?

No news yet on whether it has an RSS feed for status updates.

(HT: Harry’s Place)

Update: Thanks to David T from Harry’s Place for pointing out in the comments that the site does have an RSS feed. So now you can receive updates on the earth’s destruction from the comfort of your favourite RSS reader.

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8 Responses to Still here?

  1. J Random Hermeneut says:

    Apparently they’ve only fired it up. No actual collisions are scheduled until October – which is just as well because I’m desperate for the time to work on my dissertation.

    Relatedly, there appears to be a whole lot of Freudian Slippage going on with respect to this whole affair.

  2. steve martin says:

    This just might be the solution to global warming. After the blast and ensuing fires it should cool down quite nicely… with no human activity to muck things up.

  3. David T says:

    “No news yet on whether it has an RSS feed for status updates”

    Check ‘view source’ on that page, and you’ll find out about the RSS feed.

  4. Theresa K. says:

    Funny! These were my actual thoughts at breakfast this morning. I just wonder how much heads up we’ll actually have. 😉

  5. Theresa K. says:

    Ah, the server filtering system has wisely blocked the site from my view. I’ll have to drive home quickly to see if the world has ended.

  6. Rick says:

    I think it did destroy the world, but we traded places with another undestroyed world in the multiverse at the moment the machine was turned on.

  7. Thomas says:

    So, just to play the seriouzzz card for a moment, is there never a time when we mere mortals can dare doubt the outcome of what the sthienthisthts want to do? I mean, if there is even the most remote possibility of a shadow of a hint of an intimation that something might, you know, annihilate all life as we know it, is it really so alarmist to wonder if perhaps it’s time to draw a line and stop the work? Now I know nothing about this particular accelerator and the work the labrats will do there, but is it really meet and right to ridicule the very thought that we might just go too far one day and do ourselves a fatal injury? Of course, one could argue that we did just that when we detonated the first atomic bomb… I have no real argument to make here, but I did and do want to be a bit of pain in the a** and so suggest that we might want to listen to the naysayers from time to time. Just ’cause it’s a cool experiment (and this one is, again from what little I’ve looked at), doesn’t mean we should rush along and do it.

    Now that I’ve become everyone’s dad here, I’ll go off to search for comfortable shoes and a decent retirement plan… Clean up your rooms while I’m gone, and take out the trash, and turn that particle accelerator off, it’s making a racket!

    Peace out.

  8. John H says:

    Thomas: I did reply to this, but managed to lose my reply in the site transition. Oops……

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