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In an unprecedented move sure to shake up the world of particle physics, CERN announced on Monday that it will give away its newly-discovered Higgs boson particles in a lottery. But given the rarity of Higgs boson particles only one particle is created out of one million million collisions CERN will only be able to reward 10 lucky winners. 'At CERN, we have always believed in sharing the results of our research, and the time has come to make that tangible,' said CERN director of research Sergio Bertolucci. 'This is our way of saying thanks for the incredible level of enthusiasm that has greeted this discovery.

Comment Re:10% Ethanol (Score 1) 556

Isn't that true for, well, everything?

Wrong, it takes far less energy to extract an ounce of reactor-grade uranium from the earth than it will produce in a nuclear reactor.

However, ethanol will take more energy to extract than it will produce when you burn it.

Comment Re:Double Dipping? (Score 1) 315

You have no idea how BGP or peering works.

So what you're telling me is that if L3 Comcast link goes down for any reason at all, all Comcast customers would lose access to Netflix because L3 can't pass on their traffic?

Do you really think the internet is that fragile?

NO, you're paying for Comcast to transmit your packets to Level 3 and Level 3 is paying Comcast to transmit their packets to you.

Why isn't Comcast paying me to transmit their packets? After all, they are dumping a lot more traffic into my network than I am into theirs.

I am using exactly their rationale they use to justify charging L3.

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