Sunday, September 07, 2008

Why there may not be an election afterall

That's right-the "machine" gets turned on Wednesday.

And you don't have to shave your head, drink any Kool-aid, or sit on a hilltop awaiting your space alien Gods to abscond with you in order to turn into space dust.

Now should Wednesday come and go and you find you're not mercifully rescued form the most mundane election of all time (war hawks on both sides and a drug warrior in the libertarian slot). You should know that 9-10-08 is just a test run. But much fun, by way of smashing protons, is promised before the end of the year


Haven't these people ever seen Donnie Darko?


The Editor said...

Yeah, it's kinda strange that this isn't getting more press. Part of me is worried, but rationally, as far as I can tell, it'd be the fastest death possible. So I guess there's that.

ThatGirlTasha said...

My 11 year old son told me about it. I knew it was something that was in the works but I had no idea it was completed and ready to go.

I'm fine with fast death but an 11yo can come up with a pretty wild list of possibilities. Everything from accidentally creating a universe in a test tube or like out of Jumanji, we'll all get thin and stretchy and suddenly get sucked into nothing.

scott said...

Tash, it's not really "ready to go" yet. All they did was verify that the machine was indeed capable of speeding a particle along at near-light speeds. The real fun starts later, when they sling a few particles into a few others at near light speed, creating momentary "supermass". Fun with black holes!!!!

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