Choose your color scheme:
The Vette Barn Forum - A Community for Corvette Lovers  
 
Go Back   The Vette Barn Forum - A Community for Corvette Lovers > Off Topic/Babes/Other > Off Topic

Off Topic Off Topic - General non-Corvette related discussion.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Share LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-01-2013, 03:22pm   #1 (permalink)
A Real Barner
Points: 9,247, Level: 66
Activity: 0%
 
Thud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 1,559
Thanks: 22
Thanked 367 Times in 192 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $259402
Default CERN giving away free higgs bosons to 10 lucky contestants

Win your own Higgs boson
In an unprecedented gesture in the history of particle physics, Sergio Bertolucci, Director of Research, announced this morning that CERN is going to do something unusual: give away fundamental particles.

“Given the interest manifested over the past years by the general public for the Higgs boson search, we felt that we had to give some back as a token of appreciation”, said Dr Bertolucci. “As CERN, we have always believed in sharing the results of our research, and the time has come to make that tangible. This is our way of saying thanks for the incredible level of enthusiasm that has greeted this discovery”. The new particle’s discovery was announced at a special seminar on 4 July last year.

Both the ATLAS and CMS experiments have generously accepted to donate some of their precious Higgs bosons. Particles such as Higgs bosons are created from the energy released in proton-proton collisions in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). However, Higgs bosons are extremely rare, being created only once out of one million million such collisions.

“We hope the lucky few who will receive a Higgs boson will cherish them as much as we do”, said Dr Bertolucci.

Each boson will come with a complete set of instructions on how to properly care for it. To enter this lottery, please send an e-mail to Higgs.lottery@cern.ch. A Higgs boson will be sent to the ten lucky winners chosen randomly from all requests received within 24 hours of publishing this post.

Pauline Gagnon

Quantum Diaries


Thud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 04:16pm   #2 (permalink)
A Real Barner
Points: 26,010, Level: 100
Activity: 19.6%
 
Montehall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 5,384
Thanks: 209
Thanked 1,469 Times in 658 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $89625
Default

I'm in.
Montehall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 04:32pm   #3 (permalink)
Barn Stall Owner #87
Points: 7,877, Level: 62
Activity: 17.6%
 
Marc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Our bridges are closed, NJ
Posts: 3,439
Thanks: 1,494
Thanked 739 Times in 706 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $17462888
Default

I'm getting a blue one
Marc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 04:36pm   #4 (permalink)
A Real Barner
Points: 31,647, Level: 100
Activity: 5.4%
 
OddBall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Winston Salem NC
Posts: 17,123
Thanks: 5,179
Thanked 5,282 Times in 2,762 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $30138011
Default

puttin' mine on ebay
OddBall is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 05:22pm   #5 (permalink)
DAB
Sparkles Flambeaux
Barn Stall Owner #4
Barn Raising I,II
NCM Supporter '13,'14,'15
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15
Points: 98,140, Level: 100
Activity: 100.0%
Award-Showcase
 
DAB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Posts: 43,460
Thanks: 7,074
Thanked 13,919 Times in 7,664 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $22500487
Default

meh, i have a whole barn full of those things....they smell just like seasoned horse poo. free for the taking.
DAB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 05:43pm   #6 (permalink)
Barn Stall Owner #1776
NCM Supporter '11,'12,'13,'14,'15
Bantayan Kids '13
Points: 28,484, Level: 100
Activity: 24.5%
 
Norm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Delmarva
Posts: 7,938
Thanks: 2,310
Thanked 4,786 Times in 1,777 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2002000189
Default

Is that the place Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Phd, was supposed to go, but never made it?
Norm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 05:52pm   #7 (permalink)
A Real Barner
Points: 31,647, Level: 100
Activity: 5.4%
 
OddBall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Winston Salem NC
Posts: 17,123
Thanks: 5,179
Thanked 5,282 Times in 2,762 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $30138011
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OddBall View Post
puttin' mine on ebay
Quote:
Originally Posted by DAB View Post
meh, i have a whole barn full of those things....they smell just like seasoned horse poo. free for the taking.
...tryin' to make a buck here...
OddBall is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 06:07pm   #8 (permalink)
DAB
Sparkles Flambeaux
Barn Stall Owner #4
Barn Raising I,II
NCM Supporter '13,'14,'15
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15
Points: 98,140, Level: 100
Activity: 100.0%
Award-Showcase
 
DAB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Posts: 43,460
Thanks: 7,074
Thanked 13,919 Times in 7,664 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $22500487
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OddBall View Post
...tryin' to make a buck here...
i'm your guy. i have a huge supply, come and get them and sell them all.
DAB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 06:26pm   #9 (permalink)
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15
Points: 93,554, Level: 100
Activity: 99.7%
 
Kerrmudgeon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: The GREAT White North
Posts: 37,653
Thanks: 9,822
Thanked 10,651 Times in 5,886 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $3139312
Default

Silly me, I thought he said bossom!
Kerrmudgeon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 07:18pm   #10 (permalink)
Barn Stall Owner #0
Points: 24,323, Level: 100
Activity: 3.8%
 
C5Nate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 6,498
Thanks: 534
Thanked 1,875 Times in 917 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1576604
Default

A piece of God....better be careful.
C5Nate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 07:51pm   #11 (permalink)
Moderator
Barn Stall Owner #14
Barn Raising II,III Chef

NCM Supporter '11,'12,'13,'14,'15
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15
Points: 39,939, Level: 100
Activity: 40.8%
 
Dixievet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: between here and there
Posts: 17,337
Thanks: 5,605
Thanked 7,853 Times in 3,269 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $27788783
Default

my house is already filled with those damn things, all they do is spin around and occasionally run into one another.
Dixievet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 07:59pm   #12 (permalink)
Barn Stall Owner #457
Barn Raising II,III
Points: 25,918, Level: 100
Activity: 16.7%
 
Fasglas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Troll Free Zone
Posts: 8,543
Thanks: 2,248
Thanked 2,836 Times in 1,451 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2968199
Default

Already have one. It's kept in a box with 3 lbs of dark matter. Five or six yards of waterline and a few muffler bearings in there, as well.
Fasglas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 10:01pm   #13 (permalink)
Fantasy Football Champ '12
Points: 18,992, Level: 95
Activity: 16.5%
 
Entropy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Posts: 6,127
Thanks: 669
Thanked 1,189 Times in 726 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $90518
Default

I want one encased in carbonite.
Entropy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 10:23pm   #14 (permalink)
Barn Stall Owner #74
Barn Raising II

Bantayan Kids '13
Points: 43,461, Level: 100
Activity: 51.0%
 
99 pewtercoupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: fly over country
Posts: 15,260
Thanks: 2,033
Thanked 4,264 Times in 2,545 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1369346
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Entropy View Post
I want one encased in carbonite.
I can offer one cased in unobtainium if that will work for you?
99 pewtercoupe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 11:13pm   #15 (permalink)
Barn Stall Owner #75
Bantayan Kids '13
Points: 22,944, Level: 100
Activity: 38.4%
 
xXBUDXx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just left of the right thing to do
Posts: 9,061
Thanks: 1,442
Thanked 2,408 Times in 1,396 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $15301548
Default

Pics of higgs boson?
xXBUDXx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 11:47pm   #16 (permalink)
Barn Stall Owner #92
Bantayan Kids '13,'15
Points: 18,114, Level: 93
Activity: 17.1%
 
Fastguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: MA
Posts: 6,911
Thanks: 1,138
Thanked 2,651 Times in 1,322 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $7533998
Default

Particle Man, Particle Man, doing things that a particle can. What's he like? It's not important, Particle man.
Fastguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 07:54am   #17 (permalink)
Barn Stall Owner #99
NCM Supporter '11,'13
Bantayan Kids '13,'14
Points: 32,475, Level: 100
Activity: 3.8%
 
jaxgator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 15,011
Thanks: 2,442
Thanked 2,462 Times in 1,757 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1017
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xXBUDXx View Post
Pics of higgs boson?
jaxgator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 01:08pm   #18 (permalink)
Fantasy Football Champ '12
Points: 18,992, Level: 95
Activity: 16.5%
 
Entropy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Posts: 6,127
Thanks: 669
Thanked 1,189 Times in 726 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $90518
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 99 pewtercoupe View Post
I can offer one cased in unobtainium if that will work for you?
Hrrmmm... Might have to consider that.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fastguy View Post
Particle Man, Particle Man, doing things that a particle can. What's he like? It's not important, Particle man.
Yes! TMBG are great.

Bummed I'm going to miss them this summer. Supposed to put on a good show.
Entropy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

The Vette Barn Forum - A Community for Corvette Lovers > Off Topic/Babes/Other > Off Topic


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:13am.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 1
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2009 - 2016 The Vette Barn

Download the mobile app:
Apple iOS App
Google Android App
iOS
Android

Follow us on Facebook:
Visit our Facebook page