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The most amazing things I learnt at school are still true - so far

posted Feb 23, 2012, 4:21 AM by Francois Tricot   [ updated Feb 23, 2012, 4:26 AM ]
http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2012/02/breaking-news-error-undoes-faster.html 

Neutrino that are faster than the speed of light, which I learnt 25 years ago at school was said impossible thanks to Einstein theory, were discovered last year at CERN.

There are two kind of people. The one who trust more the theory and the mathematical reasonning behind it. The one who trust more experimental results and the reality of this perception. I've always been on the first category.

The idea that Einstein theory proved wrong with this experiment was something impossible in my mind. Made me sick.

But now we know that probably the mistake come from Information Technology. Probably something wrong in the cable connecting the GPS hardware to the computer.
Having worked all my life in Information Technology, I can tell you that it is more probable that there is a bug in a software than that Einstein theory was wrong. Software are full of bugs. Trust me. These are experimental results of tests I run every day.


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