So, this thread is for talking about the LHC.
I don't have particularly much to say about it, but I got a bit of amusement from this
while looking on teh internets.
Levi R. Self's post was pure genius, I hope you can understand why
I'll quote it:-
Posted by: Levi R. SelfPosted by: A NomThe probability of an event is a unitless real number in [0, 1].
The above posters are right.
Firstly, probability is no more a number than a square is a rhombus.
Secondly, the concept of "unitlessness" was invented (AFAIK) by some academic to scare students a long time ago and is not taken seriously by modern scientists. I first heard of it in an early lecture in my college physics class and decided to drop it (the lecturer's accent was also really bad). Even more strange, I logged onto OpenCourseWare and Walter Lewin talked about it as well! I had heard that MIT was a good school, but I am now teaching myself physics from better books such as the Emperor's New Mind.
One example often given is angle, but clearly angles can have units of radians or degrees (among others).
Also, A Nom claims that probabilities have to be either 0 or 1. I hope anyone reading this can reflect for a moment on why this can't be true. (Hint: there would only be two probabilities!) So I don't see why anyone would take him seriously, as he is undoubtedly a troll.