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<a href="http://www.wpix.com/pages/news">WPIX</a> interviewed <lj user="jadegirl"> and I regarding our reactions to the Large Hadron Collider and the "possibility" that the world will fall into a newly created black hole at 3 AM EST. As I told the reporter, most of what I had to say had to be edited out, but the words "Chocolate will be involved!" did get onto the broadcast.

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Date: 2008-09-10 05:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] salsuginous.livejournal.com
Yay!! This is SO awesome! I wanted to kiss Sisina all over her face through the screen! It's been so long that i've forgotten what you both look like and it was so sweet to see you both again, albiet via the internet. I'll take what I can get when you both live on so in my heart (if not my eyeballs) so dearly.

Hooray for being rational about this. We've been talking about it all night. I can't wait to see what they find out. Every time I think about it, I want to jump up and down.

Even if for one moment you were completely ignorant of what they were doing and thought that it was actually possible a black hole would eat up the world--I'd choose that death over a whole lot of other ways I could think of to die (or, even worse, not to die and wish I were dead)

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Date: 2008-09-10 12:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crytolos.livejournal.com
*Sigh*

I know Gustaaf Brooijmans; I work with him at Nevis. He was the one voice of reason in the report. The rest was fluff and nonsense. They even get their facts wrong (the LHC cost $9G, not $13G).

I'm both amused and saddened by the apparent public reaction: It takes a "mad scientist's" scenario to get people interest in science. I have to think of a way that my current physics experiment can destroy the world; maybe then it will get some funding.

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