Physics web-cam

The following observation was brought to my attention:www.cyriak.co.uk/lhc/lhc-webcams.htmlI want to assure everyone that the experiment shown, CMS ("Compact Muon Solenoid") is not the experiment on which I worked.  I worked for a while on ATLAS  ("A Toroidal LHC ApparatuS").  I can assure you that the experiment on which I worked would be first to make any such…

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On “Crytolos”

What does the name "Crytolos" mean?Crytolos is the Demon Ruler of Aeykia. You see, when the Mekatrig defeated the forces in Ironmaw Mountain with the Argothald, he appointed a Demon Ruler to rule over each one of the Twilight Kingdoms...Your eyes are beginning to glaze over, aren't they?OK, let's try a human explanation. Crytolos was a creature…

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Road Trip! (Thusday July 24, part 4)

The story so far... PreludeMon Jul 21Tue Jul 22Wed Jul 23Thu Jul 24 (part 1)Thu Jul 24 (part 2)Thu Jul 24 (part 3) If you're on the road long enough, sooner or later you'll reach your destination.  We finally arrived at the site of the Virginia Renaissance Faire.  The Faire had ended a few weeks prior to…

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Road Trip! (Thursday July 24, part 3)

The story so far... PreludeMon Jul 21Tue Jul 22Wed Jul 23Thu Jul 24 (part 1)Thu Jul 24 (part 2)While still in Maryland, H began to feel the consequences of the Starbucks coffee she'd gotten in New Jersey. ┬áHer driving became ever more efficient as she we looked for the next rest stop. ┬áNot only was her bladder…

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