Monday, September 8, 2008

The World is Not Ending

I couldn't help myself. I read Boing Boing today anyway while I was on lunch, and it made me laugh.

In an article about how the Large Hadron Collider at CERN will not destroy the world as many fear, one physicist says: "Look, it's a 10^-19 chance, and you've got a 10^-11 chance of suddenly evaporating while shaving."

Read the whole posting here.

The photo is of Frank Chu, whom I see in front of my building all the time.

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In 1789, the governor of Australia granted land and some animals to James Ruse in an experiment to see how long it would take him to support himself. Within 15 months he had become self sufficient. The area is still known as Experiment Farm. This is my Experiment Farm to see how long it will take me to support myself by writing.