Accidents happen – but the awesome quotes you all sent in for Week 15 of the Caption CERN Contest were no accident. A huge thank you for our biggest week yet! The scientists in this week’s image are definitely cleaning up after some type of nasty accident. At first blush it looks like an electrical problem in the coils of what appears to be part of a beam line. With all that soot and radiation dangers to boot, only the photographer and the people in the image know for sure!
- “This is the second server these idiots have fried! What the hell’s a Hulu, and why are they trying to watch Gilligan’s Island with it?” Thanks to some unplanned quantum tunneling, Berners-Lee was even further ahead of his time than he thought” – [The Green Gentleman] (Two weeks in a row!)
- “I found the bug. Who gets to tell Joe he’s sterile?”- [jonsmirl]
- “‘I told the Captain that she couldn’t take any more’ – Scotty” – [md_reeves]
The winner for this week is [Mr. mmWave] himself, [Tony Long] with “Hardware Accelerator moto – Fail Fast, Fail Often. Also applies to Accelerator Hardware.” [Tony] will be debugging his next microwave mm band ham radio with a Logic Pirate From The Hackaday Store! Congratulations [Tony]!
Week 16: This is not your father’s POV Display!
Scientists at CERN have come up with some amazing science advancements. They’ve also needed ways to display the data they collect. This image may depict some incredible new way to display data collected from a high power physics experiment – or it could be a scientist’s project for the CERN science fair. We may never know.
The album is titled CHAMBRE A ETINCELLES DANS EXPO TECHNOL, which roughly translates to “Sparks in the technology expo room”. The lines traveling between the three horizontal display devices definitely appear to be aligned. Are they sparks of electricity? You tell us!
Last week’s prize was a Logic Pirate. This week we’re giving away a Bus Pirate from The Hackaday Store.
Add your humorous caption as a comment to this project log. Make sure you’re commenting on this contest log, not on the contest itself.
As always, if you actually have information about the image or the people in it, let CERN know on the original image discussion page.
15 thoughts on “Caption CERN Contest – Not Your Father’s POV Display”
Shows a similar device in operation. But it’s still in French.
Oh! Look, it has a Popcorn Button!
“The album is titled CHAMBRE A ETINCELLES DANS EXPO TECHNOL, which roughly translates to “Sparks in the technology expo room””
should translate to something like “Spark chamber in the technology exposition”
Aha! Google lied to me again! (One of these days I’ll learn french..)
I told you I could get this computer to play missile command!
Kandinsky meets Stockhausen in multimedia lab.
Time to get my funny on!
Now if I just press here the snake will cross over itself and the game is lost.
Fred, here, was only looking for his lost glasses when he entered the room, but working at 1000V/m for the past 20 years of his life, he couldn’t remember the light switch.
A long exposure shot of the first game of PONG.
“It took Mortimer five days to realize he’d been using the accelerator to reheat his lunch.”
“This particle is named for the late Ugg Timmons, recorded in this image of an operating digital cloud chamber, taken during it’s discovery.”
The first MP3 player had a rocky start.
In his first forrays into game development, after having managed to turn Pong into a pseudo-raytracer, Frank quickly realized why a video blanking step is needed.
How can you tell what the winning caption is?
Nevermind, I was confused by the week 15 posting at the top and week 16 posting at the bottom, since this article was linked from an email I just received today.
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