Caption CERN Contest Week 16

A contest log for Caption CERN Contest

Caption CERN, win a prize!

Adam FabioAdam Fabio 05/21/2015 at 03:4870 Comments

Week 16: 5/20/2015 - 9pm PDT 5/27/2015

This is not your Father's POV display! Scientists at CERN have came 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 on 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.

Good Luck!


frankstripod wrote 05/27/2015 at 05:29 point

"Insert coin here for extended play"

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K.C. Lee wrote 05/26/2015 at 18:02 point

Ever since the funding cut back, we couldn't afford those guys with grinders or arc welding in the background to pretend they are busy constructing stuff . Guess we'll have to settle for simulating them on the display here to impress the tour.

BTW They do that a lot for some SiFi TV show background sets.

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THX1082 wrote 05/26/2015 at 01:33 point

CERN's particle accelerator driven calendar was the most accurate in the world, but only for a couple of months every few years.

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jonsmirl wrote 05/26/2015 at 01:13 point

It said "Would you like to play a game?" and I said yes.  Are those missile launch tracks?

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mailcabe wrote 05/25/2015 at 22:24 point

"Hey!.....Hey Jerry! Come look at this....It goes to 11!"

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dee wrote 05/25/2015 at 20:28 point

"I guess Jim was right, even with 10,000 band equalization, One Direction music still sounds like crap."

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dee wrote 05/25/2015 at 02:12 point

NO! NO! NO! I did NOT take out a second mortgage on my home to invent some silly electronic road sign for motorists.

This is ONLY meant to display things like "ZOMBIES AHEAD" or "WARNING: RHINO ON THE LOOSE" or "POOP", you know, those sort of things.

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EncoreTech wrote 05/25/2015 at 01:13 point

Hanz Linkletter's attempt to make science "fun" sing-along videos featuring the 'follow the bouncing tachyon' proved promising, until the unforeseen Lasing phenomenon. The lab  was a complete loss, but he had inadvertently created inroads into the modern pulse laser technologies.

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DainBramage wrote 05/24/2015 at 19:23 point

The game of Pong was invented after a young Atari programmer saw this panel of mostly burnt out light bulbs.

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DainBramage wrote 05/24/2015 at 19:23 point

Yeah, I know it sucks. Sorry.

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maker.strate wrote 05/24/2015 at 04:13 point

ATARI Company Archive: First successful Missle Command test. Game Approved!

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absinthdraco wrote 05/24/2015 at 03:00 point

"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."

Haven't captioned one of these before, so I stuck it on the wrong page.

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K.C. Lee wrote 05/23/2015 at 22:53 point

I think we got a few broken bulbs in that 200 feet of xmas lights somewhere.  Good luck finding it.

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Inderpreet Singh wrote 05/23/2015 at 19:23 point
This is what happens when you buy OEM from the lowest bidder in Taiwan!

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Inderpreet Singh wrote 05/23/2015 at 19:21 point
"Ooh! What does this button do?"

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K.C. Lee wrote 05/23/2015 at 11:33 point

What is it with those Counter-Strike newbies.  Why is everyone firing tracer rounds? This really kills an enormous aspect of stealth.  I'll just hide in this corner here and let them kill themselves.

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Robot King wrote 05/22/2015 at 21:42 point

We did it the world's first wall mounted light bright! 

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solutions4circuits wrote 05/22/2015 at 19:01 point

This code was supposed to display "Hello World" according to what's written my 'CERNduino For Dummies' book

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solutions4circuits wrote 05/22/2015 at 18:57 point

A CERN scientist runs the Tic Tac Toe game that Bill Gates brags on TV was the first computer program he ever wrote

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alj5432 wrote 05/22/2015 at 18:20 point

After years of research and development Bob puts the finishing touches of his new 3 line display
soon to be infamously known as the first person to ever write:


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Steel_9 wrote 05/22/2015 at 17:41 point

Oh this, I am quite proud of this.  This machine blinks random lights, and while it dosen't tell me anything, it makes the lab seem much more scientific.

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