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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPdqr2v1rTQ

Look up Michio Kaku's credentials. If this doesn't scare you, I bid you good luck.

Yeah I have actually watched quite a few of Dr. Michio Kaku's vidoes, this guy is smart, informed, and very focused.

I believe about 90% of what he says, though I cannot subscribe to everything he will throw at you, it's clear he is a very intelligent individual, that's for certain..

A noteworthy person to check out on YouTube.com, definitely...
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Time to build a lead bunker to store all my stuffz in.
    
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We have many reactors that use the same Mark design that Fuku has...but that's not the problem. The problem is the grid being shut down and no power to run the cooling systems. It doesnt matter what reactor design you have, if you loose cooling its BOOM time....and if you have hundreds (USA) or thousands (world) of reactors going critical all at once, while planes are falling out of the sky, PCs are exploding, etc, etc, etc, then KYAG
Oh and LMAO at containing them...over a year later and Fuku is still leaking like a sieve.

In nuclear power plants there are 105 reactors in operation in the US and 435 world wide, with 63 or so more under construction.

Even a thousand reactors experiencing totally uncontrolled, uncontained, meltdowns would not remotely be an extinction level event. Indeed in the light of other issues in this speculative scenario, I doubt most people would ever even be aware of the effects of the reactors melting down.

And none of them could ever go critical.
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Time to build a lead bunker faraday cage to store all my stuffz in.

Fixed. smile.gif
    
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There are 105 reactors in operation in the US and 435 world wide.
Even a thousand reactors experiencing totally uncontrolled, uncontained, meltdowns would not remotely be an extinction level event. Indeed in the light of other issues in this speculative scenario, I doubt most people would ever even be aware of the effects of the reactors melting down.
And none of them could ever go critical.

I think the biggest difference in comparing ours vs. theirs, is that it wasn't just a malfunction in controls, there was also massive damage to the plant itself. Most reactors (or at least we're told) should not have runaway reactions if there's a power loss to the plant--interlocks and interrupts are designed to enable in the event of power loss. We wouldn't have to deal with the massive infrastructure damage that the earthquake caused, so comparing the two situations is silly.
    
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_1989_geomagnetic_storm
In March of 1989 a Geomagnetic Storm resulting from a large CME; caused the total collapse of the entire power grid throughout Quebec Canada.

Now mind, this was just the Quebec power grid and did not effect outlaying infrastructure, so they were able to restore the grid within a reasonable amount of time.

But the CME that caused this event to take place was also a rather small flare, yet was a direct hit on the earth.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_cycle_22#August_1989_geomagnetic_storm
In August of 1989, a similar solar storm caused the frying and shorting out of numerous microchips at the Toronto Stock Exchange, causing them to halt all trading...



We're a lot more technologically dependent even today, then people were in 1989... and these were small storms compared to the monster of 1859, which granted is a rare event...

But even one smaller then that, could devastate the entire U.S. Power Grid within minutes if North America were to take a direct hit from one of these solar storms...

There are, initiatives to overhaul and modernize the U.S. Power Grid, which is horribly aged and quickly becoming over loaded with our rapid population growth and urban sprawling...

But these initiatives are being bogged down by the politics of Washington and our own self serving, arrogant politicians who refuse to believe that such expense must be invested into something that they see, from their perspective... works just fine as it is....
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So when will this be hitting us. Will anything happen to my HDDs? Would what would happen to them still effect them if I unplug it from my computer? I live in the middle east, does that make a difference?
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+1 for lead paint
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Huh.... Don't unplug your PC... It's not grounded if you unplug it thumb.gif
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Wait a minute, are you saying that we should have left the lead paint on our houses? tongue.gif

maybe there was a reason for it.....lawl

I think the best thing to do would be preparing on how to improve our current technology to protect from the damages when this occurs. No doubt that's going to take awhile.
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