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Postby at1with0 » Sun May 12, 2013 3:14 am

khanster wrote:A large solar flare, hitting the Earth would cause a massive electromagnetic pulse that would wipe out the power grid and all electrical technology. Even automobiles would be useless with burned out circuits and wires.


Let's hope we can figure out how to not detonate the sun before that happens to prevent such a tragedy.
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Postby khanster » Sun May 12, 2013 5:22 am

at1with0 wrote:
khanster wrote:A large solar flare, hitting the Earth would cause a massive electromagnetic pulse that would wipe out the power grid and all electrical technology. Even automobiles would be useless with burned out circuits and wires.


Let's hope we can figure out how to not detonate the sun before that happens to prevent such a tragedy.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronal_mass_ejection

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_storm_of_1859


On September 1–2, 1859, the largest recorded geomagnetic storm occurred. Aurorae were seen around the world, even over the Caribbean; those over the Rocky Mountains were so bright that their glow awoke gold miners, who began preparing breakfast because they thought it was morning. People who happened to be awake in the northeastern US could read a newspaper by the aurora's light.

Telegraph systems all over Europe and North America failed, in some cases shocking telegraph operators. Telegraph pylons threw sparks Some telegraph systems continued to send and receive messages despite having been disconnected from their power supplies.

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Postby at1with0 » Sun May 12, 2013 5:36 am

:pray: Please God let me kep mah interwebs :pray:
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Postby khanster » Sun May 12, 2013 6:02 am

at1with0 wrote::pray: Please God let me kep mah interwebs :pray:


Why do you need technology if you can teleport to anywhere in the universe and speak telepathically to other spirits and life forms?
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Postby at1with0 » Sun May 12, 2013 9:31 am

khanster wrote:
at1with0 wrote::pray: Please God let me kep mah interwebs :pray:


Why do you need technology if you can teleport to anywhere in the universe and speak telepathically to other spirits and life forms?


Why do you assume I need it?
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Postby khanster » Sun May 12, 2013 2:49 pm

[1.]
at1with0 wrote::pray: Please God let me kep mah interwebs :pray:


[2.]
at1with0 wrote:Why do you assume I need it?



[2.] does not follow [1.]
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Postby at1with0 » Sun May 12, 2013 2:59 pm

Again, why do you assume I need it, if you assume that?

I suspect that most humans would "get by" with all their toys taken away. The biggest and most important loss would be medical tech.
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Postby khanster » Sun May 12, 2013 3:07 pm

We are about to enter the next "age". If enough people wake up, maybe this birth of the new age will not be too painful.
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Postby at1with0 » Sun May 12, 2013 7:24 pm

I think the change is accelerating though I have no evidence of such.
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