Sneak as been pondering the IT infrastructure at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and is warning PR firms whose clients have kit installed there to get those press releases in quick, before the avalanche that is bound to occur just before the apparatus fires up in July occurs.
The reason being that there are prophets of doom out there predicting that when LHC fires up, it will create a ‘strangelet’ – a mini-black hole if you will – that will quickly devour all human life forms on earth – and Boris Johnson. Ironic really, considering all those stories about black holes in UK science funding – who’d have thought that we were actually funding black hole creation – literally. Still, it might answer the age old question of whether there are other intelligent life forms in the universe. The search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) project may be drawing a blank because when the unknowing extraterrestrials get to the evolutionary stage where they can transmit their presence to the rest of the universe, firing up their LHC equivalents quickly turns off their broadcasts.
One can imagine the Omnipresent Being responsible for the creation of the universe chalking off the civilisations firing up LHCs, on his/her/its map of the universe – with the dulcet tones of Freddie Mercury hammering out Queen’s ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ in the background.
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