13 December 2011 (Tuesday) - Higgs Bosons

The rain was noisy last night. Torrential, and coming against the window with such force that the noise kept me awake most of the night. So it was hardly surprising that I wasn’t on top form today.

Work was dull, and then I came home again. I see that very little of note has happened in today’s news: the most exciting development is the possible discovery of the Higgs Boson. For those of my loyal readers who have no idea what the Higgs Boson is, I have no idea either; other than that the Large Hadron Collider was built (at a cost of a squillion quid) to discover it.
Presumably now the Higgs Boson has been discovered, the Large Hadron Collider is somewhat surplus to requirements. I wonder if they will try to flog it on eBay?

I came home to find a letter from the building society to say that when we paid off the mortgage they cancelled the house contents and building insurance. So I had to sort out new cover. That cost a fortune that I frankly haven’t got.

Being Tuesday the tribes gathered. This time at Chip’s house, where we watched some more Doctor Who. Good stuff…

Meanwhile the forces of law and order have got reinforcements. However this reinforcement would seem to have joined the ‘bules purely because of his love of amateur radio. He’s quite pleased with his “rubber duck”, and boasts of his “thunderstick”.

1 comment:

  1. Peter, our physics teacher was getting excited about the so-called 'God particle' today. I have no idea what he was talking about but apparently the next 6 months will be crucial!