French Engineering: FAIL
24 September 2008
Once again the LHC is broken. This time it may be as much as 2 months to fix. It seems that the french are having a hard time preventing the helium coolant from flash boiling because they can’t keep consistent power on the magnets.
WHooo Whooooo, LHC fire team coming through!!!
I’m gonna lean back and take a nap, this thing won’t be running for years.
While the french are busy putting out fires on their multi-billion dollar mistake, we have a perfectly operational, American made super collider at Stanford thats been smashing particles for decades ( http://www.slac.stanford.edu/ )
If anyone is interested, The Big Picture has a pretty good collection of hi-res images from the LHC “project” @ http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/08/the_large_hadron_collider.html . Some of the images are pretty impressive looking until you consider that all that engineering doesnt actually work.