"Faster Than Light" Particles caused by a loose cable.

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  1. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Loose cable...

    Sounds like I was running their lab.:p
     
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    Anyways if they had traveled faster than the speed of light. Wouldn't they have traveled back in time and no one would have ever known? They would have just disappeared.
     
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    Oh man, disappointing. I was hoping for an explosion of exciting new theories off the back of this... as well as traveling back in time and giving myself some cash.
     
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    Maybe they did the reverse, to cover their tracks. ;)
     
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    Loose wire? Ha!

    That what they want you to think!

    :>
     
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    The Plot Thickens

    In a subsequent news release, CERN announced that a 2nd equipment issue, an oscillator used for time-stamps, may have led to an overestimate of the time it took the Neutrinos to travel.

    Link

    Hmmm.... time travel revealed, time travel taken away.... time travel possible again...

    Does anyone else think this sounds suspiciously like a rift in space-time continuum?
     
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    Yep, dem Higgs boson particles are are at it again. Just like when they traveled back in time to prevent evidence of their existence.
     
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    Aw that sucks. I was all proud announcing that my city hosted the fastest movement ever recorded. Shame. His ashes probably reformed just to allow him to laugh at us petty citizens :/
     
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    I must say I was disappointed, I would have loved to have seen the panic, if all those educational books had to be rewritten.:D

    Loose wire, don't people check these things.:confused:
     
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    "E = m(c + 0.000000000000000000001)^2


    Everyone knows that." -- Me, 2039
     
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    Well, somebody is red faced...
     

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    That made me lol
     
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    Aahhhh, but when was the wire loosened? That is the important question, eh?
     
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    pressrelease from the future?

    Since the next round of tests, which includes testing for effects caused by this cable, is scheduled for May it's interesting to see somebody knows the results already:

    The OPERA collaboration has informed its funding agencies and host laboratories that it has identified two possible effects that could have an influence on its neutrino timing measurement. These both require further tests with a short pulsed beam. [..] New measurements with short pulsed beams are scheduled for May. link

    Did somebody build a neutrino-based telex?
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Or the illuminati continue their secret work and travelling through time...
     
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    Once the underground, heavy-water filled neutrino detector is completed and properly calibrated and the appropriate software application is installed, these days it's pretty much a matter of simply plugging in a supported USB printer and loading the proper printer driver. At least that's what that guy who was posting from the future on alt.conspiracy.black.helicopters claimed...
     
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    Mmmmm, feel, in the time-line, a shift, I do. :p

    Let's hope that this time around they do a better screenplay for the book Timeline (2003). That movie sucked.

    Wait a minute, what book, what movie??? :(
     
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    No silly 3-D FAX machine or other magic-bullets from Hollywood needed...

    You simply send messages to "past you" via neutrinos.
     
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    I missed the movie, but the book was, assuming certain quantum effects are indeed as speculated, quite believeable.

    If 'the multiverse' allows for choosable time as well as choosable location it's conceivable to travel from Arizona now to 14th centrury Dordogne.. But, in the real world there are some problems, like the need for negative matter to form a wormhole..
     

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