September 11th, 2008

avon silver anorak

When protons go bad

So they turned the Big Hardon Banger Large Hadron Collider on yesterday (by my time) and ran protons round it, and people are relieved nothing happened. I don't think there's any cause to worry as those collisions happen anyway, but there're not actually going to be any till next month (see the Wiki).
"The first high-energy collisions are planned to take place after the LHC is officially unveiled on 21 October 2008."

Have you see the LHC Google logo today? Mine's still showing up. :-)

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I've just finished Terry Pratchett's Men at Arms (one of my favourites so far) and have started the first Phryne Fisher novel, Cocaine Blues.

In the first I was disconcerted by Lady Ramkin's butler being called Willikins (I kept reading it as my own LJ name) and in the second delighted to find that someone on my flist wrote the introduction. Very cool!

Oh and I joined LibraryThing (as Vilakins) this week and loaded up most of my books but for all the art and children's ones. So many were bought at second-hand book fairs and shops (books are too expensive to buy new here) that it was very hard if not impossible to find the editions and covers for a lot of them. I'm going to add the library books I read and like because the recommendations feature seems to work well.