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Solar Flare 2012
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Posted 3/22/12
I like where this thread is going. *grabs a popcorn*

If the world is ending as we know it, I'll grab my gear and have a blasting summer with the solar blast/flare/nova/creampie thing.
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Posted 3/22/12
I suppose only time will tell.
Posted 3/23/12
We are going to die eventually, anyway.
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Posted 3/23/12
No one knows enough to predict anything. You can tell from all the different theories.

I know one prediction that can't lose though. Nothing will happen and the world will continue on.
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Posted 3/23/12
Another doomsday theory?
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Posted 3/23/12
I think I read a short Science-fiction story about this a while ago....

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Posted 3/23/12
1993 Acid rain thing: FAIL
1998 Global Warming thing: FAIL
2000 Century bug thing: FAIL
2007 Meteorite thing: FAIL
2012 Solar stuff thing: Wha you think?
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Posted 3/23/12
No idea since I am not a scientist. But I hope not...
Posted 3/23/12

eclair-lumiere wrote:

No idea since I am not a scientist. But I hope not...


Why do you hate me?!
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I didn't say anything about hating you...
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BRS1651 wrote:

1993 Acid rain thing: FAIL
1998 Global Warming thing: FAIL
2000 Century bug thing: FAIL
2007 Meteorite thing: FAIL
2012 Solar stuff thing: Wha you think?


It's gonna be a caldera. Maybe not in 2012, but in the near future anyways.
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Posted 3/23/12
THere was no leap year when the mayans made the calendar, Julius Caesar started the leap years, therefore 2012 was like last year
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Posted 3/23/12
The only thing a solar flare could do and has done so in the past is cause black outs and disrupt satellite communications as it did in 1989.


The geomagnetic storm causing this event was itself the result of a coronal mass ejection on March 9, 1989. Three and a half days later, at 2:44 am EST on March 13, 1989, a severe geomagnetic storm struck Earth. The storm began on Earth with extremely intense auroras at the poles. The aurora could be seen as far south as Texas. The burst caused short-wave radio interference, including the disruption of radio signals from Radio Free Europe into Russia. It was initially believed that the signals had been jammed by the Soviet government.
As midnight came and went, invisible electromagnetic forces were staging their own pitched battle in a vast arena bounded by the sky above and the rocky subterranean reaches of the Earth. A river of charged particles and electrons in the ionosphere flowed from west to east, inducing powerful electrical currents in the ground that surged into many natural nooks and crannies.


Some satellites in polar orbits lost control for several hours. GOES weather satellite communications were interrupted causing weather images to be lost. NASA's TDRS-1 communication satellite recorded over 250 anomalies caused by the increased particles flowing into its sensitive electronics.The Space Shuttle Discovery was having its own problems. A sensor on one of the tanks supplying hydrogen to a fuel cell was showing unusually high pressure readings on March 13. The problem went away after the solar storm subsided.


The variations in the earth's magnetic field also tripped circuit breakers on Hydro-Québec's power grid. The utility's very long transmission lines and the fact that most of Quebec sits on a large rock shield prevented current flowing through the earth, finding a less resistant path along the 735 kV power lines.

The James Bay network went offline in less than 90 seconds, giving Quebec its second massive blackout in 11 months. The power failure lasted 9 hours and forced the company to implement various mitigation strategies, including raising the trip level, installing series compensation on ultra high voltage lines and upgrading various monitoring and operational procedures. Other utilities in North America, the UK, Northern Europe and elsewhere implemented programs to reduce the risks associated with geomagnetically induced currents.

In August 1989, another storm caused a halt of all trading on Toronto's stock market.
Posted 3/23/12
Is it wrong I first thought about Krillin from DBZ when I saw the title?


Anyway, I don't believe it as usual.
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Posted 3/24/12

CarboKill wrote:


BRS1651 wrote:

1993 Acid rain thing: FAIL
1998 Global Warming thing: FAIL
2000 Century bug thing: FAIL
2007 Meteorite thing: FAIL
2012 Solar stuff thing: Wha you think?


It's gonna be a caldera. Maybe not in 2012, but in the near future anyways.


well, maybe by that time, we will already be living inside the computer... who knows?

that would be awesome, tho.
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