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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Jamie, Mar 7, 2012.

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  1. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    I heard this morning we had a major solar flare last night?

    Is our technology still here?

    Can you hear me? Hello !

  2. John S

    John S Guest

    If you need this medium to confirm your existence, you are completely
    lost. Please die, soon.
  3. Could you talk a little louder? There seems to be some static on the

    Arrival Time Update: Please note that the expected arrival time of the
    plasma cloud will be between 0600-1000 UTC. This means sometime after
    2am EST, we can expect the first signs of the incoming Coronal Mass

  5. John S

    John S Guest

    Thanks, Martin. It won't bother me as I will have turned off the TV and
    gone to sleep.

    Cheers to you, too.

  6. gregz

    gregz Guest

    I'm glad I finished my taxes today. Or maybe I should have waited. Or maybe
    it will not matter.

  7. John S

    John S Guest

    I got mine ready to go, but I'm waiting until Friday to submit, just in
    case. Never do today what you put off until tomorrow, I always say.

  8. According to the BBC, the flare is ejecting gas moving towards us at
    1000 miles per hour!

    That's pretty fast.

    Expect big trouble in about 10 years time...
  9. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    I can still hear you but it hasn't come yet. But it's coming.

    Oh-oh, I can feel it coming so if this message trails off then .. kUsec
    ... ehu2h9hU .... 8ukuv ......... EmuBud5ap5egecr9 ........ 2raph
    .......... AFru2 .... achuGEcE .... fus7epH6


  10. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Usually that has other reasons:
  11. Guest

    You posted this on Tues the 13th. Sunday and into Monday 11th and 12th
    I was having all kinds of problems getting my usual tv stations. I'm on
    an antenna in a rural area. Nearest station is 50 to 55 miles away,
    others are further. Half of them vanished on Sun night and Monday. I
    was even thinking about some sort of solar activity. Guess I was right.
    I also noted that the internet got a bit flakey. I'd be connected to
    the ISP, but no data flow at times.
  12. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    I guess your neighborhood has underground cables like ours. Stuff strung
    along poles is like a giant antenna, pretty susceptible even to minor
    disturbances. The fact that DSL works (somewhat) differentially can only
    help so much.

    Oh well, in contrast to some teenagers my world does not come to a
    screeching halt if the web connection goes down for a little. They'll
    probably totally freak out if they can't text.
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