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Re: Maybe I'm off by more than a few decades this time
« Reply #45 on: January 28, 2014, 08:07:13 PM »
>> solar cooking - in the uk it might be pretty slow cooking  :P




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Re: Maybe I'm off by more than a few decades this time
« Reply #46 on: February 07, 2014, 01:53:19 PM »
"It would not be that hard to bring down the entire region west of the Rockies if you, in fact, had a coordinated attack like this against a number of substations," Wellinghoff said Thursday. "This [shooting] event shows there are people out there capable of such an attack."

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-grid-terror-20140207,0,5892405.story

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Re: Maybe I'm off by more than a few decades this time
« Reply #47 on: February 07, 2014, 03:00:05 PM »
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Re: Maybe I'm off by more than a few decades this time
« Reply #48 on: February 08, 2014, 04:37:55 PM »
Posturing

“We are concerned that voluntary measures may not be sufficient to constitute a reasonable response to the risk of physical attack on the electricity system,”

http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ContentRecord_id=e586f4b7-cca6-4857-bac8-5063bb04e7db

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Re: Maybe I'm off by more than a few decades this time
« Reply #49 on: February 14, 2014, 04:38:04 PM »
That's why it's good to keep up with these guys :

http://spaceweather.com/
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Re: Maybe I'm off by more than a few decades this time
« Reply #50 on: February 14, 2014, 04:42:36 PM »
Amazing that we can view the sun so closely while sitting on our arses, check this YT vid and view in HD :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrnGi-q6iWc
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Re: Maybe I'm off by more than a few decades this time
« Reply #51 on: February 28, 2014, 06:19:55 PM »
Corbridge, England got a sign last night:

Northern Lights

http://i.imgur.com/NwbX4Oc.jpg

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« Reply #52 on: February 28, 2014, 06:24:56 PM »
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Yesterday’s Mammoth Solar Flare Is The Biggest Of 2014 So Far

http://www.universetoday.com/109727/yesterdays-mammoth-solar-flare-is-the-biggest-of-2014-yet/

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Re: Maybe I'm off by more than a few decades this time
« Reply #53 on: March 01, 2014, 12:16:46 AM »
Corbridge, England got a sign last night:

Northern Lights

http://i.imgur.com/NwbX4Oc.jpg


I can't believe that's our green and pleasant land, what an amazing shot !

For total eye-candy, you ahve to watch this.

I spotted four UFO's, and by that i mean unidentified flying objects, not necessarily ET.

The first one is at 1:41, top of screen just to the left of middle.

The second is a group of three, at 3:31 on the right-hand side, about middle.

Odd lights aside the footage is just spectacular :

http://vimeo.com/45878034


Gary.

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« Reply #54 on: July 24, 2014, 04:46:37 PM »
Near Miss: The Solar Superstorm of July 2012

"If it had hit, we would still be picking up the pieces," says Daniel Baker of the University of Colorado.

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/23jul_superstorm/

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Re: Maybe I'm off by more than a few decades this time
« Reply #55 on: October 26, 2014, 12:43:47 PM »

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Re: Maybe I'm off by more than a few decades this time
« Reply #56 on: October 29, 2014, 08:43:17 AM »
heh heh - almost. Now have chickens, bees and the veg patches. Two freezers and 12 bottles of sloe gin made last month. That'll get us through a small solar flare I reckon. You can live for a long time on the fat stores I have and 12 bottles of sloe gin....


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Re: Maybe I'm off by more than a few decades this time
« Reply #57 on: October 29, 2014, 12:27:43 PM »
I better stock up on booze, spam and canned beans. Oh and coffee.

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Re: Maybe I'm off by more than a few decades this time
« Reply #58 on: October 29, 2014, 03:10:41 PM »
>booze, spam and canned beans.

Sounds like a party.

Being in earth quake country we always have an emergency supply of food and water for several days.  Seems most people forget about water, but you could go weeks without food and only a couple of days without water.

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Re: Maybe I'm off by more than a few decades this time
« Reply #59 on: October 29, 2014, 04:17:43 PM »
>>water

That is a good point.  Personally I could live for a long time without food.  Fortunately, I usually have at least a few gallons of bottled distilled water on hand since I use it exclusively in my coffeemaker so I don't have to descale it for mineral buildup.  Plus I keep a supply of water purification tablets on hand if things really get bad. Cheap backup protection those tablets, sealed up in their bottles they last forever.