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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Earth to be hit by an Asteroid tonight....(Not Kidding)

    ASTEROID 2008 TC3: A small, newly-discovered asteroid named 2008 TC3 is approaching Earth and chances are good that it will hit. Measuring only a few meters across, the space rock poses no threat to people or structures on the ground, but it should create a spectacular fireball, releasing about a kiloton of energy as it disintegrates and explodes in the high atmosphere. At least one expert estimates that atmospheric entry will occur on Oct 7th at 0246 UTC over northern Sudan. Stay tuned to http://spaceweather.com for more information and updates to this developing story.

    Too bad we aren't likely to see it in the Western Hemisphere.

    http://spaceweather.com/
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    Dang. That's pretty hot.
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    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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    ****, yeah!!!
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    We're all going to die.

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    I was hoping for at least a 20m tsunami...
    oh well, at least this goes to show how bad we are at spotting asteroids and meteors on a trajectory to earth.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taerom View Post
    We're all going to die.
    ........eventually......
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    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
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    well, if we are all gonna die, I guess I better get busy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    well, if we are all gonna die, I guess I better get busy.
    better eat the tasty stuff first and leave the bitter stuff for last.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    'sabout time
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    Neat stuff. This evening we had a rainbow for about 1/2 hour, which is a long time. Really big and a complete semicircle, we could see the whole thing from our front porch - it probably covered something like 40 kilometers or so - and, it was a double.

    Super cool.

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    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    ...atmospheric entry will occur on Oct 7th at 0246 UTC over northern Sudan.

    Too bad we aren't likely to see it in the Western Hemisphere.
    Those Sudanese get all the luck.
    If we learn from our mistakes, I must be a goddamn genius.

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    Anyone ever read 'Lucifer's Hammer' by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle? It's a great story about a huge comet that hits earth.
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    So Tom only hires people that are nutty? Is part of the requirement to be a moderator on this site is that you have to be nuts??
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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Yeah, one of my favorite books. A bit preachy, but a great read. My favorite part is the US Army Unit that goes cannibal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Yeah, one of my favorite books. A bit preachy, but a great read. My favorite part is the US Army Unit that goes cannibal.
    I love the Niven/Pournelle books, I think my favorite is 'Inferno'.
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    Another vote for Lucifers Hammer. I love the apocalyptic genre of books, they just have so much fun.

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    "Get busy living or get busy dying." - Red from Shawshank Redemption
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    Anyone ever read 'Lucifer's Hammer' by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle? It's a great story about a huge comet that hits earth.
    Hot Fudge Sundae! Schhhllooooopppp!! Let's see you do that on television!
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    The NEO page says this happens every couple of months. They just never spot objects this size beforehand.

    http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news159.html

    Obviously, our detection ability is getting pretty good, at least from the sunlit side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    Ten tenths.

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    crap, we're still here.
    and I spent all my money savings shopping online last night, thinking I wasn't going to make it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    I love the Niven/Pournelle books, I think my favorite is 'Inferno'.
    Ohhhhhh, just outed yourself as being nurdi! Dig Man-Kzin Wars...brain candy.

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