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DisasterpieceDate: Saturday, 20.04.2013, 02:57 | Message # 1126
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Hey guys whnevr I lok at sun its so brite and hot whn r it raning?






I play teh spase engien

Edited by Disasterpiece - Saturday, 20.04.2013, 02:57
 
SalvoDate: Saturday, 20.04.2013, 08:44 | Message # 1127
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I don't know why yesterday I couldn't post anything wacko




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HarbingerDawnDate: Saturday, 20.04.2013, 10:46 | Message # 1128
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Ok Salvo, we get it, everyone had the same problem. Like I just said just a few posts ago, let's move on, there's no need for every person to say "idk y i no can post yesturdai :(". There was a problem. It was forum-wide. There is no longer a problem. End of story. Move on.

I don't mean to be mean, I'm sorry if I sound that way, but really there is no reason to have fifty posts about this - this being something that has happened before and will probably happen again. It's normal. This forum occasionally has issues. Let's accept that and get back to other things.





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DoctorOfSpaceDate: Saturday, 20.04.2013, 14:48 | Message # 1129
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Yeah lets not talk about the forum issues anymore and remember that today is 420

We all know what 420 is






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SalvoDate: Saturday, 20.04.2013, 15:01 | Message # 1130
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Ok Salvo, we get it, everyone had the same problem. Like I just said just a few posts ago, let's move on, there's no need for every person to say "idk y i no can post yesturdai :(". There was a problem. It was forum-wide. There is no longer a problem. End of story. Move on.






The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.

CPU: Intel Core i7 4770 GPU: ASUS Radeon R9 270 RAM: 8 GBs

(still don't know why everyone is doing this...)


Edited by Salvo - Saturday, 20.04.2013, 15:06
 
midtskogenDate: Saturday, 20.04.2013, 19:46 | Message # 1131
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This is a nice picture (best viewed in full size).


It's not mine. It was taken by Hans Aspenberg on 2008-07-29. When this storm was approaching I went outside to take a few pictures. After a short while I got a bad feeling about the storm and decided it was safest to get indoors again. At the moment I stepped into the door there was an tremendous blast followed by buzzing noises from inside our house and a power failure. The lightning visible to the left on the photo above had struck a tree in the garden of a neighbour across the street. It fried a lot electronics in our house. I had protected much behind surge protectors, but it didn't make any difference, apart from adding to the heap of fried electronics. It did about $6000 worth of damage here (insurance covered this), but it also fried half of my 50+ sensor home built weather station, which left me with a lot of soldering work afterwards.

Still, the neighbour across the street was worse hit receiving some $20,000 damage. The 30m pine tree was split from top to root. Buried electric cables literally exploded and undug themselves in an instant. Their fuse box exploded and anything in the house with copper content pretty much did the same. One neighbour witnessed the strike and reported a glowing ball following it. Whether this was some kind of explosion or a lightning ball I don't know. I think we were lucky that no fire started.

I gained a bit more respect for lightnings after this. I've witnessed a couple of strikes within 10 meters before (fortunately behind windows), but nowhere close as powerful as this. The only cool thing about this was that someone photographed the strike (a fellow member of the Norwegian Astronomical Society, so that's how I found out about the picture).




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Edited by midtskogen - Saturday, 20.04.2013, 19:58
 
DisasterpieceDate: Saturday, 20.04.2013, 21:24 | Message # 1132
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This is a nice picture (best viewed in full size).

Oh , thats really pretty.
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It's not mine. It was taken by Hans Aspenberg on 2008-07-29. When this storm was approaching I went outside to take a few pictures.

Its still kinda cool.
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It did about $6000 worth of damage here (insurance covered this), but it also fried half of my 50+ sensor home built weather station, which left me with a lot of soldering work afterwards.

Well, I guess we should appreciate the science.
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Buried electric cables literally exploded and undug themselves in an instant. Their fuse box exploded and anything in the house with copper content pretty much did the same.

shok





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midtskogenDate: Saturday, 20.04.2013, 21:57 | Message # 1133
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shok

"Pretty much did the same" means "broke in some way or another", but the undigging and fuse box part is no exaggeration.





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Edited by midtskogen - Saturday, 20.04.2013, 21:57
 
WatsisnameDate: Saturday, 20.04.2013, 22:06 | Message # 1134
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That's quite a story, and remarkable that a photo was taken of it (a really nice photo at that!).

What gets me most is how energetic those bolts are, and how much damage they can do, yet somehow people sometimes manage to survive being struck, though almost never without serious and life-long injury.





 
SalvoDate: Saturday, 20.04.2013, 22:19 | Message # 1135
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I'm sorry midtskogen, I lived 9 years on the mountains so I know what does it means wink




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SalvoDate: Sunday, 21.04.2013, 14:04 | Message # 1136
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Have you noticed that in this forum there are almost not chinese/japanese people?




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neutronium76Date: Sunday, 21.04.2013, 15:41 | Message # 1137
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Have you noticed that in this forum there are almost not chinese/japanese people


There are many reasons for this:

1. The chinese are busy with their space program (and earthquakes recently) and have disputes with the japanese about sea and island territories.
2. The Japanese are busy with their earthquakes and have disputes '' ''' chinese '' ' '' ''' '''' ''' ''' ,
3. The North Koreans are busy with their nuke/milittary exercises and, hence, keep their neighbours busy biggrin ,
4. They work a lot. Mainly the Chinese. Otherwise we at the west wouldn't have powerful & cheap PCs capable to run SE biggrin

PS: ACtually there is one: http://en.spaceengine.org/forum/10-1501-22439-16-1365079905





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Edited by neutronium76 - Sunday, 21.04.2013, 15:45
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Sunday, 21.04.2013, 19:40 | Message # 1138
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This is the greatest thing I've seen all day!






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SpyroDate: Sunday, 21.04.2013, 19:51 | Message # 1139
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PS: ACtually there is one

with only 2 posts.
Looks like your theory of working to much is real! wink





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werdnaforeverDate: Monday, 22.04.2013, 05:51 | Message # 1140
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Everyone likes to say great things about Steve Jobs; about how he was such a visionary, or about the "innovation" he ushered in. "What about the iPhone? Or all the other accomplishments of Apple?" you ask. Well, iPhones are outdated every year. Macs are easily damaged and tarnished. Apple overcharges for everything they sell.

Steve Jobs was an excellent business man. He's given way too much credit for Apple's technological success. There were numerous other people who worked on these products and ideas. Steve found a way to sell them, and to make you want them.

Sure, Bill Gates was a good business man, but... Bill Gates has given nearly half his fortune away- almost 30 billion, for good causes, and has encouraged others to do so too. I don't think overpriced iPads are doing much good for the billions of starving people out there (or for the workers making them who will never afford one). Also, Microsoft had a huge impact on the spread of personal computing itself- a major accomplishment.

So, here's this:



Edited by werdnaforever - Monday, 22.04.2013, 05:51
 
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