Interesting to follow the twist and turns of the LHC 'startup'. Huge PR effort leading up to it, then the leak, then zippo. I visited the website last night, not a thing on how things are going. It just stops after the announcements of first beam injection.
Amazing how such a large and presumably well-resourced project can stuff things up like that. Anyone who's been involved with getting a major piece of plant up and going knows that there will be lots of problems and false starts, and that you keep the exercise quiet as much as possible until things are settling out. Anyway, they seem to have learnt that lesson finally.