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Radiation from the biggest solar storm in 5 years is set to hit the Earth at 10am California time. Meanwhile, take a minute to ponder this fish head.

  1. March 8, 2012 at 9:37 am

    I like the flower picture better…

  2. March 8, 2012 at 9:47 am

    WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!

  3. Anonymous
    March 8, 2012 at 9:48 am

    by a strange co-incidence, my mother in law’s name is Sandy.

  4. March 8, 2012 at 9:51 am

    MLPA work product.

  5. Anonymous
    March 8, 2012 at 9:53 am

    That’s it. We’re pulling our advertising.

  6. Hmmm...
    March 8, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I’m counting the minutes. When will HiFi make a political issue out of this? A fish head in the sand? Radiation! That’s it! I’m sure it’s somebody’s fault.

  7. Anonymous
    March 8, 2012 at 9:58 am

    And in this week’s episode of ‘Where are they now?”, Wanda.

  8. Just Watchin
    March 8, 2012 at 10:09 am

    It’s George Bush’s fault !! It’s always his fault.

  9. labtech
    March 8, 2012 at 11:58 am

    What’s the point of this topic? Solar storms have no effect on human health.

  10. March 8, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Labtech, have you ever heard of the Carrington Event?

    Ahhh, never mind.

    have a peaceful day,
    Bill

  11. Anonymous
    March 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    poor impatient fish, it just wanted to evolve like everybody else.

  12. Anonymous
    March 8, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    The solar storm has blinded a lens on a European satellite orbiting Venus. No report on whether it was a fish-eye lens.

  13. labtech
    March 8, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Bill,

    Have you ever heard of the tooth fairy?

  14. March 8, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Like I said, never mind, science is not for everyone bro.

    have a peaceful day,
    Bill

  15. walt
    March 8, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow
    of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: he hath
    borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how
    abhorred in my imagination it is!

    Hamlet, Act V Scene 1

  16. Anonymous
    March 8, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    What about Nibiru..

  17. Anonymous
    March 8, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    But what about THE CHILDREN?

  18. labtech
    March 9, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Bill,

    You’re confusing science with superstition. It’s a favorite tactic among paranoids.

  19. March 9, 2012 at 10:29 am

    I am reminded that I am talking to someone who is so stupid that the used an anti-GMO website to support his pro-GMO bullshit just a couple of weeks ago. Do you want the link?

    If you had any intellectual curiosity you would know that the Carrington event is science, not paranoia or science fiction. We are talking about something that actually happened 150 years ago (and doubtless many times in the past pre-electronic) not “Nibiru” not the “Mayan Calendar” or “Y2k”.

    have a peaceful day,

    Bill

  20. labtech
    March 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    “Bill” wants you to believe that droves of people died during a solar event. Never happened. Never will.

    But nice try, ‘Bill.” The credulous paranoids you’re talking to won’t bother to read science or history.

  21. Harold Knight
    March 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I took out my Geiger counter and it’s quite true.

    The background levels are 2 to 3 times higher than I’ve ever seen them before.

    Flying at 30,000 feet, however, gives you the equivalent of a chest x-ray every hour.

  22. Labtech
    March 9, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Actually, Harold Knight, our current radiation levels are very close to zero.

    http://www.radiationnetwork.com/

  23. Aurora
    March 12, 2012 at 10:03 am

    From the National Geographic site:

    In fact, the biggest solar storm on record happened in 1859, during a solar maximum about the same size as the one we’re entering, according to NASA.

    That storm has been dubbed the Carrington Event, after British astronomer Richard Carrington, who witnessed the megaflare and was the first to realize the link between activity on the sun and geomagnetic disturbances on Earth.

    During the Carrington Event, northern lights were reported as far south as Cuba and Honolulu, while southern lights were seen as far north as Santiago, Chile. (See pictures of auroras generated by the Valentine’s Day solar flare.)

    The flares were so powerful that “people in the northeastern U.S. could read newspaper print just from the light of the aurora,” Daniel Baker, of the University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, said at a geophysics meeting last December.

    In addition, the geomagnetic disturbances were strong enough that U.S. telegraph operators reported sparks leaping from their equipment—some bad enough to set fires, said Ed Cliver, a space physicist at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory in Bedford, Massachusetts.

    In 1859, such reports were mostly curiosities. But if something similar happened today, the world’s high-tech infrastructure could grind to a halt.

    “What’s at stake,” the Space Weather Prediction Center’s Bogdan said, “are the advanced technologies that underlie virtually every aspect of our lives.”

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/03/110302-solar-flares-sun-storms-earth-danger-carrington-event-science/

  24. labtech
    March 13, 2012 at 10:16 am

    And for those who insist on adding a paranoid spin to every discussion: someday the earth will fall into the sun.

  25. March 15, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Lord. A non-event.

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