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    Solar Superstorm:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013...ncid=webmail11


    Solar Superstorm: UK Must Take Immediate Measures To Prepare For Sun's Wrath, Says Royal Academy of Engineering

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    Weird... Was talking with this chick the other day whos uncle works for the NOAA, pretty much studying the sun all day every day. Basically he said around March/April a massive solar flare is going to knock out a bunch of electric components around the world

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    I thought the timings of these events were unpredictable?

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    marcus don't worry, your back will absorb all the sun rays and protect the kingdom from peril.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HitIt View Post
    marcus don't worry, your back will absorb all the sun rays and protect the kingdom from peril.
    No shit.. If he stands on a tall building that lat spread of his will shield half the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElDude View Post
    Weird... Was talking with this chick the other day whos uncle works for the NOAA, pretty much studying the sun all day every day. Basically he said around March/April a massive solar flare is going to knock out a bunch of electric components around the world
    Uhm... if that happened; we'd all be dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan68131 View Post
    Uhm... if that happened; we'd all be dead.
    Would we?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElDude View Post
    Would we?!
    Yep... electromagnetic inductance would kill us or at the very minimum you'd glow in the dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan68131 View Post
    Yep... electromagnetic inductance would kill us or at the very minimum you'd glow in the dark.
    No chance. The power necessary to make that happen would have to be astronomical. We would already be dead here from the heat blast alone if the sun ever produced a flare that large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElDude View Post
    Weird... Was talking with this chick the other day whos uncle works for the NOAA, pretty much studying the sun all day every day. Basically he said around March/April a massive solar flare is going to knock out a bunch of electric components around the world
    It's funny how they like to stir up the public on these things. And then we all wait and observe and nothing happens. Which by the way is a good thing...But you can be sure they will raise the cost of gasoline in the states and blame it on solar flares...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan68131 View Post
    Yep... electromagnetic inductance would kill us or at the very minimum you'd glow in the dark.
    In the 1800's when that last huge storm hit, it set telegraph cables on fire.

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    Interesting article, but the UK's greatest environmental problem is flooding and rising sea level, not the sun. I mean cmon, we all know how bad Australia got it with bush fires this year. That's a country that is affected by extreme sun.

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