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[-] [email protected] 249 points 1 month ago

As much as I love science, and I’d much rather see billions spent on a collider than war, I gotta admit this is funny as hell.

[-] [email protected] 165 points 1 month ago

“Ok, but what does this collider do, that the one you have in the garage won’t do ?”

Mrs Cern.

[-] nmhforlife 106 points 1 month ago

We have a perfectly good collider at home.

[-] Semi_Hemi_Demigod 55 points 1 month ago
[-] AA5B 24 points 1 month ago

Should have had. That was sad when we gave that up in favor of military spending

However, it also wouldn’t have been as big

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[-] Jimmyeatsausage 126 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

I'd rather have a 100km particle collider than an aircraft carrier.

[-] [email protected] 39 points 1 month ago

What if we build it on a 100km aircraft carrier? Think of the possibilities! heh

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[-] A7thStone 35 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its labourers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some fifty miles of concrete pavement. We pay for a single fighter plane with a half million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people.

-Dwight D. Eisenhower

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[-] [email protected] 111 points 1 month ago

for context 22 billion is a few billions less than what elon musk overpaid for twitter. i don't think a bigger collider will do anything but I'd like for humanity to have this rather than whatever the fuck the rich are doing now.

[-] FlyingSquid 50 points 1 month ago

22 billion is half of what Elon paid for Twitter. He paid 44 billion.

So this seems like a pretty good bargain for unlocking the secrets of the universe.

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[-] [email protected] 36 points 1 month ago

Yeah.... And at least this will generate jobs... And not reduce them like it did on Xitter.

[-] zarcher 30 points 1 month ago

Cern has produced quite some interesting systems for software and data management. I am sure the added value of the work is beyond just understanding particles.

[-] Aux 28 points 1 month ago

LHC and previous colliders did a lot of science. You don't need to think, there are facts.

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[-] [email protected] 88 points 1 month ago

we almost built a really fucking big collider in the US somewhere in the middle of fuck off land texas.

It died.

[-] troglodytis 90 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Yep, that was when the US jumped the shark. It was the exact moment, Oct 20, 1993, we went "fuck science, we're only doing short term profits now."

[-] niktemadur 52 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

This would have created a strong science hub and community in Texas, a real reason for the state to be proud of itself, looking towards the future like it did in the 1960s, and that was due to the Democrats with LBJ.
Now instead, they got assault rifle-totin', shit-kicking knuckle-draggers for life, as the whole place builds up inertia sinking into a festering swamp of its' own ignorance.

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[-] HootinNHollerin 25 points 1 month ago

As one might guess, the republicans canceled it

[-] [email protected] 20 points 1 month ago

By accident, which is just straight-up embarrassing. They voted the wrong way by accident and then never fixed it.

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[-] xenoclast 83 points 1 month ago

If scientists had their way they'd have built the big one first. Or at least something reasonably larger than what they have.. it's politics that is capitalism and war that is the addiction preventing us from having nice things

[-] mohammed_alibi 26 points 1 month ago

I think the experience of building the previous smaller ones helped though. I think if you just go for the large one, it will probably fail or overrun the budget and we'll have nothing to show for the money spent.

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[-] ekZepp 75 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Is not only about physics research. The complexity of those projects fund hundreds of sectors and push forward new technologies who will have many commercial use.

...Also they've confirmed the existence of this little thing called Higgs Boson which field define pretty much reality, soo... not exactly wasted time.

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[-] just_change_it 61 points 1 month ago

I'm waiting on the equatorial supercollider myself. 40,075km let's go!

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[-] [email protected] 56 points 1 month ago

Just make one big enough that you can use billionaires instead of atomic particles

[-] [email protected] 34 points 1 month ago

Do billionaires split apart into multiple millionaires, and anti-tax neutrinos?

[-] mechoman444 18 points 1 month ago

There's only one way to find out.

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[-] [email protected] 53 points 1 month ago

I feel like this should be required watching for anyone who wants to better understand colliders and the politics around them. BobbyBroccoli made this series on the development of some of them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivVzGpznw1U

[-] Anticorp 29 points 1 month ago

I don't want to learn science from someone named BobbyBroccoli.

[-] niktemadur 18 points 1 month ago

How about Robby Ravioli instead?

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[-] [email protected] 52 points 1 month ago

You know what WOULD solve physics?

TRAINS

[-] BambiDiego 26 points 1 month ago

Yes, trains!

Maybe in a very, very large circular track. A huge circle.

And fast. Super fast. Make them faster by making them lighter. Smaller. Super tiny. So light and fast.

A teeny, tiny, light train going super duper fast in a very large circle.

Sure hope it doesn't smack into anything while going top speed. Or maybe it does, so long as we measure it.

[-] [email protected] 20 points 1 month ago

Yessss run the trains through the collider

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[-] [email protected] 47 points 1 month ago

And I think it's beautiful.

[-] [email protected] 22 points 1 month ago
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[-] PriorityMotif 43 points 1 month ago

What would happen if we put a small collider inside of a bigger collider and spun it around while it spun around?

[-] [email protected] 38 points 1 month ago

"Yo dawg, I heard you like colliders, so we built a collider into your collider so it can collide while it collides...."

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[-] ThePyroPython 43 points 1 month ago

You just know the letters of the FCC originally stood for Fucking Collosal Collider.

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[-] [email protected] 42 points 1 month ago
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[-] [email protected] 36 points 1 month ago

This is starting to turn into some Full Metal Alchemist shit. If you know, you know.

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[-] Daft_ish 24 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

How else will we transmogrify enough souls to create a philosopher stone


I mean do science stuff?

[-] [email protected] 21 points 1 month ago

22 billion is just a drop in the bucket to the Committee of 300 on their path to world domination.

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[-] [email protected] 21 points 1 month ago

What if they added smaller loops along the main loop, like a roller coaster with loopdy-loops? 🤔

[-] cynar 28 points 1 month ago

There will be.

Colliders work best at specific speeds, like gears on a car. The big collider is fed by a smaller one. That one is likely fed by an even smaller one. Eventually, you get small enough that a simple linear accelerator can get the gas up to speed.

Oh, and likely a scientist/engineer grinning manically as they "push the trigger" on the largest rail gun in existence.

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[-] Hobbes_Dent 18 points 1 month ago

You find a whee! little boson.

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[-] Etterra 20 points 1 month ago

Just wait, if civilization and/or human life still exists in a thousand years or so, they'll build one into an orbital ring.

Eh who am I kidding, well be lucky to survive the 21st century.

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[-] [email protected] 19 points 1 month ago

Starting to be suspicious like an alchemy circle around multiple cities...

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