BBC News - Fears of disruption as big solar storm set to hit Earth
And hopefully we'll get a clear sky tonight as the northern lights may be seen at lower latitudes
I've already used this for an excuse this morning!
A router became unresponsive so I jokingly said that it must have been down to the current solar storm!
The poor sod believed me too!
The way our luck goes, we were thinking of putting a big 'X' on the roof to say 'here's the servers!!
We have had in the past two years, a gas explosion next door whose shockwave wiped all the disks, a mains disruption that didn't just go off but went high then low then high then off then back on etc. All in a few mins. That really screwed things up. So that plus the other 'bad luck' we have had we totally expect the lot to be wiped by this evening!
We have jokingly said that the only thing we havn't had happen is a truck throught he wall!
Last edited by salan; 8th March 2012 at 09:19 AM.
Husband is flying back from Delhi today... fingers crossed!
The horizon programme on solar storms and the sun the other night was interesting esp how the national grid gets around the issue of it potential frying the transformers, they just turn everything on across the grid
And apparently the asteroid, if it does hit us, is only expected to make a dent as big as the Tunguska Event instead of wiping us out.
Yeah but if the Tunguska Event asteroid had landed on a major city instead of sparsely populated wilderness......
The odds of an asteroid hitting us are slim. The odds of it then landing on a major population centre are even more miniscule. It's all doomsday panic.
Just like this solar flare might require a few tweaks here and there but it won't end the world.
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!
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!
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