NO CARRIER

Computers, Science, Technology, Xen Virtualization, Hosting, Photography, The Internet, Geekdom And More

‘Crumby’ Engineering Shuts Down The LHC (Again)

Posted on | November 7, 2009 | No Comments

The truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction. In case you did not know, the LHC was shut down again, this time due to a passing bird dropping a bread crumb into some of its external (exposed) machinery. Insert your favorite AHEM.. here.

This caused a spike that produced so much heat that the collider’s fail safes would have engaged, had the machine been in operation.

I don’t know which frightens me more .. the fact that a bread crumb caused this or that birds have apparently been watching Star Wars. Hitchcock was scary enough, thanks.

Comments

Leave a Reply





  • Monkey Plus Typewriter
  • Stack Overflow

  • Me According To Ohloh

  • Meta