Archive for April, 2010

Still Alive

I am not quite dead yet. It is the end of the semester and I haven’t had a whole lot of spare time to write epic blog entries. I think a recent post over at http://zinjanthropus.wordpress.com/ describes my situation pretty well:

“Posts from me have been and will continue to be a little slow due to the End-of-semester Slowdown: As the semester goes on, the life history of your assignments gets longer and increasingly more k-selected.  Of course, sometimes this means that more r-selected things (like blog posts and facebook status updates) out-compete and proliferate much more than the larger, more important assignments like research proposals and papers.”

Right now, I’ve got more revisions to do than you can shake a stick at. Back to work!


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The LHC works!

After a few false starts and problems, the Large Hadron Collider is finally smashing particles at ridiculously high energies. Once results are analyzed with a bit of science-ing, the researchers may confirm the existence of the Higgs boson. If you’re interested in keeping up with the LHC day by day, its twitter page is perfect for that.

While this is exciting, at least one individual has vehemently opposed any further experiments. Mr. Cole, a man claiming to be a time traveller showed up at the site declaring that he intended to change the course of history and went on to describe the world he was from.

“Countries do not exist where I am from. The discovery of the Higgs boson led to limitless power, the elimination of poverty and Kit-Kats for everyone. It is a communist chocolate hellhole and I’m here to stop it ever happening.”

Not only is this too awesome to not be true, but Mr. Cole apparently wore a great deal of tweed and spoke with a British accent. That is proof enough.



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