Caption CERN Contest Week 8

A contest log for Caption CERN Contest

Caption CERN, win a prize!

Adam FabioAdam Fabio 03/26/2015 at 03:2884 Comments

Week 8: 3/25/2015 - 9pm PDT 4/1/2015

Caption, Caption, who's got the winning Caption?

What do you think is going on in this image from CERN's archives?

Link to the original CERN image.

Some scientists and engineers at CERN appreciate their equipment more than others. This CERN staffer really seems to appreciate this particular rack of equipment. What could make it so special?

Add your humorous caption as a comment to this project log. Make sure you're commenting on this project log, not on the project 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.

Good Luck!


cshamilto wrote 04/01/2015 at 02:39 point

Here, a man is introduced to a piece of equipment his donation helped to purchase and instructed in it's usefulness at the CERN. "This machine has lots of neatly organized wires, blinky lights and 10 db 60hz hum. All working together to accomplish a very important goal here at CERN. It keeps donors out of the way so we can do tedious calculations on slide rules"

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Martin Ferreira wrote 03/31/2015 at 17:50 point

"Someday you will be a minecraft server" -The Man on the photo, 1968

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Eugen Fournes wrote 03/30/2015 at 19:18 point

"One day, you, or your grandchildren will be used to broadcast the news of global peace," thought James, sadly.  "Unfortunately, not today..."

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Eugen Fournes wrote 03/30/2015 at 19:12 point

Don't feel bad... It was just terrible luck that it was Austin James' water bill.  Being out by 24 cents could happen to anyone.  You're only a computer, after all...

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Rollyn01 wrote 03/30/2015 at 13:41 point

Pictured here is Les Paul debuting his new signature amp that goes up to infinity. Matching guitar of Awesome LS x E+100000 sold separately.

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Lou wrote 03/29/2015 at 00:54 point

Ooh, I think I saw one of these at Radio Shack.

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Lou wrote 03/29/2015 at 00:53 point

Now come on guys, there are just too many blank panels here for anyone to take this seriously!

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Lou wrote 03/29/2015 at 00:51 point

I like the cables, but do you think you can add more blinking lights and dials?

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Lou wrote 03/29/2015 at 00:50 point

And this is my new girlfriend, we met on-line.

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Lectric Wizard wrote 03/29/2015 at 00:01 point

"and if you hit it right here it plays the theme from 'Happy Days' "

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Jesse Blanke wrote 03/28/2015 at 23:28 point

"I am now telling the computer exactly what he can do with a lifetime supply of chocolate."

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EncoreTech wrote 03/28/2015 at 21:25 point


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35thprojectile wrote 03/28/2015 at 18:26 point

"Don't listen to what #4 said, I think you're beautiful."

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vince wrote 03/28/2015 at 16:35 point

The prototype Raspberry Pi seemed to work ok, but they were a little worried that CompactPCI might not be the right form factor for the add-on cards...

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Rollyn01 wrote 03/28/2015 at 15:35 point

"It blinks. It blinks. Now if I can get it to shut up about the blinking already, we would have made progress..."

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Leonard wrote 03/28/2015 at 08:24 point

Here we can see an early Steve Carell with the original computer used in the 60's smash hit "The Office."

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scott wrote 03/28/2015 at 04:52 point

Betsy, I've told you I'm going to leave my wife. I just have to find the right way to end it and then you and I can be together forever!

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Dave wrote 03/28/2015 at 00:25 point

Having never used a document shredder, Dr. Collins found the most intimidating looking machine and shoved his rolled up papers in the nearest slot and eagerly waited for the destruction to begin.  After several minutes he was certain this was NOT actually the document shredder ... but not certain enough to put his hand in harm's way and retrieve the documents.  It was a standoff with uncertainty

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alister.peters1990 wrote 03/27/2015 at 22:41 point

It's not you, it's me....

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s.mastropole wrote 03/27/2015 at 22:07 point

now where did the instructions go?

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