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General Chat Thread, Huge solar storm - Excuse for the day in General; Originally Posted by localzuk The chances of anything coming from Mars, are a million to one he said... but still ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    The chances of anything coming from Mars, are a million to one he said...
    but still they come!...

    Ooolaah!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    The chances of anything coming from Mars, are a million to one he said...
    the shops are full of stuff from mars. mars bars m&m's etc

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    Jeff wayne War of the Worlds. One of my all time greats album.

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    They played War of the Worlds on Radio 6 yesterday. Brilliant stuff.


    The solar storm actually does have an effect on us here... every time one comes up it knocks the (already iffy) wireless connection to the kitchen computer out. Although I'm sure the kitchen girls think I'm talking out my posterior when I tell them the reason...

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    Had 2 power cuts today, the first in the 14 months I've worked here! I've blamed the solar storms.

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    I am blaming the solar storm for our fire alarm going off this afternoon.... the radiation knocked out the single brain cell controlling behaviour in one of our students.... who then triggered the alarm involuntarily.....

    It's a lame excuse I know, but undoubtedly better than the one the kid will come up with....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pshuttle View Post
    But....but...but the world is boring without the constant fear of an extinction level event in our lifetime.

    Big it up for an uber Coronal Mass Ejection!
    If there's anything Men in Black, Doctor Who and other Sci-Fi programs has taught us, there's ALWAYS an Archalien battle cruiser or such threat that's about to wipe out life on this miserable little planet.. The only we way get on with our happy little lives is that we Do. Not. Know about it!.

    And then people start panicking over solar flares and apparently we all die. Such is life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salan View Post
    Jeff wayne War of the Worlds. One of my all time greats album.
    I got a ticket to go see the live performance/show with Liam Neeson as the narrator in Sheffield Arena...now i must wait until December to see it, it'll be worth it though

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaleStorm View Post
    I got a ticket to go see the live performance/show with Liam Neeson as the narrator in Sheffield Arena...now i must wait until December to see it, it'll be worth it though
    Did not know of this. Relevant link forwarded onto Father with subtle undertones of "buy me a ticket" suitably interspersed. Now excited also.

    Tah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaleStorm View Post
    I got a ticket to go see the live performance/show with Liam Neeson as the narrator in Sheffield Arena...now i must wait until December to see it, it'll be worth it though
    thought about that but iirc tickets were pretty expensive

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    We are going up Winter Hill later in the hope we can see the Northern Lights, probably won't be clear though

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    My grandad bought me mine as a birthday present so i was ok with the price lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by salan View Post
    I was involved with the 'millenium bug stuff' and if all that work had not been done a lot of things would have gone wrong!
    It's like IT in general. You do all the work and everything works, so people think that you are doing nothing. They only appriciate you when it goes wrong and then they ask you why you didnt sort it before!
    I think this was the point I was making... but, I'm not actually sure.

    This type of event would have been planned for and everything prepared against it.


    But, everyone not involved goes crazy as it's done behind the scenes.

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    The enormous sunspot region responsible for all the recent fuss and flares was easily visible from Earth yesterday… easily visible, that is, with the help of a natural filter provided by a New Mexico dust storm!
    Source: Giant Sunspot Seen Through Dusty Skies

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    Well our SAN cacked itself today, throughput wise so I'm guessing our server room needs to be lead lined. Dirty MSA 2012i



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