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post #21 of 42
Good thing i always have my tinfoil hat ready.

Now, in all seriousness, is this anything to worry about or just sensationalism.. (like every previous one)
post #22 of 42
Not to get off topic but it has to do with space,
Perseids meteor Shower is coming up August 12-13, observing the sky show a few days before the August 12 peak may work too, around 60 per hour.
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ok all i gathered fro this thread is the sun has a bad case of gastro and we are taking most of the impact ohh great -.-
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Wonder how bad it could get and affect devices and such, like worse case scenario.
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post #25 of 42
That would be pretty sweet to see the Auroras
Edited by IcyPimpHand - 8/6/11 at 9:23pm
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So this is how it all ends!

In all seriousness though, I'd love to see some auroras in person! I wonder if they'll reach Boston
They are pretty cool when they are very active
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post #27 of 42
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Originally Posted by USFORCES View Post
Not to get off topic but it has to do with space,
Perseids meteor Shower is coming up August 12-13, observing the sky show a few days before the August 12 peak may work too, around 60 per hour.
This whole thread went off-topic long before your post.
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Three large explosions from the Sun over the past few days have prompted U.S. government scientists to caution users of satellite, telecommunications and electric equipment to prepare for possible disruptions over the next few days.

"The magnetic storm that is soon to develop probably will be in the moderate to strong level," said Joseph Kunches, a space weather scientist at the Space Weather Prediction Center, a division of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

He said solar storms this week could affect communications and global positioning system (GPS) satellites and might even produce an aurora visible as far south as Minnesota and Wisconsin.

The first of the three solar explosions from the sun this week already passed the Earth on Thursday with little impact, Kunches said, noting, the second was passing the Earth now and "seems to be stronger."

And the third, he said, "We'll have to see what happens over the next few days. It could exacerbate the disturbance in the Earth's magnetic field caused by the second (storm) or do nothing at all."

Power grid managers receive alerts from the Space Weather Prediction Center to tell them to prepare for solar events, which peak about every 12 years, Tom Bogdan, director of the center said.

He said the next peak, called a solar maximum, was expected in 2013.

"We're coming up to the next solar maximum, so we expect to see more of these storms coming from the sun over the next three to five years," Bogdan said.
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Time to build a Faraday cage around my PC!
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post #30 of 42
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Time to build a Faraday cage around my PC!
I was just gonna post this! Ahh!! Dang Get out of my head!!

I wonder if there are any custom Faraday Cage Cases out there? Hmm... Faraday Cage Sleeving for all my cables? Yes please!

(Off topic) Why is there no "Tin Foil Hat Smiley"?
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