State of the 'Song
Up at 4. Not fun. (For the record, we are officially in the high seizure risk danger zone due to stress and sleep dep.)
It's going to hit 98 today. And our sole window AC is functioning suboptimally - needs a new filter.
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My link-fu is tired from oppressive heat.
Back in April, rumors were flying around the particle physics community about a tiny "bump" spotted in the data from Fermilab's CDF collaboration that seemed to indicate the presence of new particle, possibly even the elusive Higgs boson -- that thing that gives mass to all the other particles, and the last remaining piece to be found to complete the Standard Model. The rumored signal was sufficiently weak that most expected it wouldn't hold up under subsequent analysis. But last weekend, at a physics conference in France, CDF member Giovanni Punzi (PDF) showed the results after more data had been added to the mix, and the signal had strengthened instead of disappearing.
Work, thankfully a short day today. Home. Turn on AC and all fans. Collapse.