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Comment Re:Consensus proves nothing (Score 4, Insightful) 254

All these government scientists know they can keep getting grant money toeing the standard modelist line.

And besides, even if the Higgs Field does exist, it doesn't prove the theory is correct, so why should we be spending millions of dollars to change textbooks when there is nothing we can do with this knowledge anyway.

When the electron was discovered, it could have also, and naively been considered useless. However here we are commenting on the latest discovery of science, utilising that very knowledge. The point is, you don't know what will be usefull and what won't be useful. Besides it's fun, interesting and nearly always useful to learn how the universe works. The internet was made at CERN, you could say as a result of this research. So.....

Comment Re:Next: how does it give mass to other particles? (Score 1) 254

I would suggest that google is a better place to find out this stuff. here you are just going to get a list of gramatical errors and some arguments about Religion, and probably some OS wars... The BBCis a good place to start, if you would like your questions answered :D

Submission + - The Higg's Boson exists! ( 3

FBeans writes: New York Times:
"Physicists announced Thursday they believe they have discovered the subatomic particle predicted nearly a half-century ago, which will go a long way toward explaining what gives electrons and all matter in the universe size and shape."

So it's back to the LHC to find out what type of Higg's Boson this is.

From The Independant:
"Cern says that confirming what type of boson the particle is could take years and that the scientists would need to return to the Large Hadron Collider — the world's largest 'atom smasher' — to carry out further tests. This will measure at what rate the particle decays and compare it with the results of predictions, as theorised by Edinburgh professor Peter Higgs 50 years ago."


Submission + - Volvo announces release of it's cyclist detection facility (

FBeans writes: "Volvo has announced it is releasing a cyclist detection facility which should prevent fatal accidents. The auto firm says vehicles fitted with the system will be able to detect threats including a cyclist suddenly swerving out into a car's path. It said that if a collision risk was detected an alarm would sound and the car's brakes would be fully deployed."

The new system, which is based on their previous detection system will be available in seven out of 11 models of the company's current line-up. As "The code which acts as the brains for the equipment has been rewritten to add the new feature, and its added complexity has meant a more powerful processor is now needed." the system will only be available in new cars meaning older models with the old system cannot be upgraded.

"Motorists wanting the feature face an added bill of at least £1,850 to buy it as a part of a package of added features."

Cyclist and pedestrian detection. Under-bonet air-bags for pedestrians. Stability control. Driverless cars. Augmented reality Dashboard. Adaptive headlights. Weather sensors. Parking Cameras.... With all of this modern tech getting regularly tested and added to new models, it seems we made it to the future! Oh and now Top Gear have done this

Comment Re:Still Doesn't work in Links (Score 3, Informative) 320

I think he means Links. I think it's a valid point to raise, the web is great because you can access it with a large variety of browsers. Having 3D websites would force us to reconsider this, do we support just 3D or do we create both 3D and 2D website. More importantly, 3D is fundamentally flawed. I'm not sure how happy I'd be if I had to fight a headache every time I browse the web. The answer to the OPs question may well be, just because we /could/, doesn't mean we need or want to. The work required outweighs the benefits.

Submission + - Linux 3.8-rc5 Released, Quietly (

hypnosec writes: Rather than the usual mailing list announcement for Linux kernel release Linus Torvalds has released Linux 3.8-rc5 quietly. With no announcement prior to release and even a day after the Linux 3.8-rc5 was tagged, Torvalds went onto post a message on Google+ about the release earlier today, The latest release candidate contains over 300 commits; has updates in btrfs, f2fs, ptrace and module loading and comes with quite a few driver updates.

Comment Re:Idiot. (Score 5, Insightful) 633

Or of course, they could have just gone to him, showing their own proof that they had indeed fixed the problem. Thanked him again for not exploiting the weakness in their system and understanding that students trying to learn, be constructive and help others access information easier are the kind you want in your University. Everything after whether correct or incorrect, is understandable coming from a colleague student. People make mistakes. When the College did it, they were given a second chance, because of this guy. When he then made a mistake, no such option was granted. He's better off without the college, and at least he will have learnt a few things. It's all just a shame really.
The Military

Submission + - No Planes in Burma after all? (

FBeans writes: In a story at the end of last year, it was reported that up to 124 Lost WWII Spitfires could be buried in Burma in various locations.

A team sponsored by lead by David Cundall who says he witnessed one such burial of planes, have been investigating a site that was thought to have up to 36 planes that were buried in crates near the end of the war. However, based on the evidence they have obtained recently, it seems there are no spitfires buried at this location, and no substantial evidence supporting any other location, possibly leading to the end of the hunt?

Over 20,000 Spitfires were made between 1938 and 1948, and cost around £12,000 each.

David Cundal has spent 17 years of his life and around $200,000 dollars hunting the Supermarine planes down; presumably evidence stating there are no planes to find, will not stop him searching.

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