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Comment: Re:Good (Score 1) 412

by esonik (#37578578) Attached to: Faster-Than-Light Particle Results To Be Re-Tested

"they explicitly state that they don't actually think they did"

Where do you find that statement ? In their preprint paper they state:

"An early arrival time of CNGS muon neutrinos with respect to the one computed assuming the speed of light in vacuum of (60.7 ± 6.9 (stat.) ± 7.4 (sys.)) ns was measured. This anomaly corresponds to a relative difference of the muon neutrino velocity with respect to the speed of light (v-c)/c = (2.48 ± 0.28 (stat.) ± 0.30 (sys.)) * 10^-5."

That's as explicitly FTL as their data allows. I don't see any denial there. Yes, they are very cautious and they ask others to confirm, but that is very natural for such unexpected results.

Comment: Re:would we have noticed? (Score 1) 1088

by esonik (#37578030) Attached to: CERN Experiment Indicates Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos

With detectors based on Cherenkov radiation like Super-Kamiokande you can determine the direction of the neutrino beam by working out the Cherenkov cone.

The neutrino and photon bursts of SN1987A _have_ been both detected and correlated. The neutrino burst came a few hours earlier than the photons and the explanation was along the line that the photons seen where not the primary photons (i.e. not generated at the same time as the neutrinos).

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EA Shutting Down Video Game Servers Prematurely 341

Posted by Soulskill
from the sixty-dollar-yearly-fee dept.
Spacezilla writes "EA is dropping the bomb on a number of their video game servers, shutting down the online fun for many of their Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3 games. Not only is the inclusion of PS3 and Xbox 360 titles odd, the date the games were released is even more surprising. Yes, Madden 07 and 08 are included in the shutdown... but Madden 09 on all consoles as well?"

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