Oil and Lube Job

So there was lots of news about .. shock horror.. *design* flaws with the LHC, and the terrible prospect of them shutting it down at the end of next year for an entire year to fix it.  Well, it's just shoddy journalism, and as Brian Cox repeatedly pointed out... it's just routine maintenance - engineering, people!  Anyway...  I saw this online and thought it was a good rebuttal.

Universe to shut down for a year to address ‘design flaws’

User groups have today criticised God’s plans to close the Universe next year to carry out essential maintenance work.
The decision follows reports that there are serious design flaws in the cosmos that are preventing it from achieving its full potential. ‘The Universe is perfectly safe,’ insisted God, ‘but people need to remember that it is a prototype and, at this early stage, there will be some teething problems.’ Stephen Hawking disagreed however, and described God’s creation as ‘riddled with black holes.’
The closure is just the latest in a long line of problems to dog the Universe ever since it began operating 13.7 billion years ago, most notably the controversial recall of millions of galaxies found to have faulty gravity.
Engineering work begins in late 2011 during which time a replacement bus service will be running.

Thanks to Newsbiscuit for the laugh... 


  I'm With Stupid

3/15/10, 8:08 AM

:) Fantastic.


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