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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:32 am    Post subject: Meteor strikes Ural Mountains, Russia. 500 injured Reply with quote

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A meteor crashing in central Russia's Ural mountains has injured at least 500 people, as the shockwave blew out windows and rocked buildings.

Most of those hurt suffered minor cuts and bruises but some received head injuries, Russian officials report.

A fireball was seen streaking through the clear morning sky above the city of Yekaterinburg, followed by loud bangs.

The meteor is believed to have landed in a lake near Chebarkul, a town in the neighbouring Chelyabinsk region.

Much of the impact was felt in the city of Chelyabinsk, some 200km (125 miles) south of Yekaterinburg.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21468116
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dupe.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dammit, I wanted to be the first to report on this to a random board on the internet!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

we clearly need to ban meteors.

while we're at it, people are dying of skin cancer too much... we should ban the sun.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

strange no news source is linking it to this: http://earthsky.org/space/asteroid-2012-da14-will-pass-very-close-to-earth-in-2013
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we should ban spurious comparisons.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we should ban all those who continue posting in dupe threads.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
I think we should ban all those who continue posting in dupe threads.

But merging posts in a random way is such fun to read.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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strange no news source is linking it to this: http://earthsky.org/space/asteroid-2012-da14-will-pass-very-close-to-earth-in-2013

The news I saw on it claimed they had nothing to do with other -- just a "coincidence". Seems to me they're probably part of the same asteroid field.

The video of the one in Russia is awesome. What a heart-stopping moment, to see something like that tearing across the sky. You have just enough time to think, "We may all be about to die.", and then "FLASH.... BOOM!", and you're either dead, or you aren't. Kind of like hearing the sound of incoming artillery.

My ass would probably have been headed to the nearest basement as fast as its legs could carry it, with no consideration for dignity. :lol:
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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strange no news source is linking it to this: http://earthsky.org/space/asteroid-2012-da14-will-pass-very-close-to-earth-in-2013
I thought so too but the layman news that I heard said it was from a completely different direction
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dupe.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My ass would probably have been headed to the nearest basement as fast as its legs could carry it, with no consideration for dignity. :lol:
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are we doing about this dupe thread?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
What are we doing about this dupe thread?

I think dupe threads should be banned.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed and also those who ignore dupe threads should be banned.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
Agreed and also those who ignore dupe threads should be banned.

So you think pjp, and all other moderators, should be banned?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
I think we should ban all those who continue posting in dupe threads.
Signing up to be a beta tester?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure, here's where I sign up. Asshole. Shitbag.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My immediate reaction would be that it's an incoming ICBM. A huge flash of brilliant light like that I'd assume to be a nuclear detonation. I might look like an idiot, but I'm just being honest. My ass would be in the basement in seconds. :lol:
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sure, here's where I sign up. Asshole. Shitbag.
Relax. It's one of many pointless threads in OTW. You take it way too seriously.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
Sure, here's where I sign up. Asshole. Shitbag.

You forgot racist. That's really why he did it, you know.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
My immediate reaction would be that it's an incoming ICBM. A huge flash of brilliant light like that I'd assume to be a nuclear detonation. I might look like an idiot, but I'm just being honest. My ass would be in the basement in seconds. :lol:


Back in the eighties I watched what I thought was a meteor, then it broke up very symmetrically. Realizing it was headed towards the East Coast it was an "Oh Shit!" sort of feeling. The next day the Soviets said they had a "Scientific" rocket go off course and reenter over the US.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once I was where I shouldn't have been, and I heard the wailing sound of incoming artillery (doesn't sound like in the movies, by the way). I heard a POP! a couple hundred feet over my head and could literally see the sub-munitions separate and continue on their way separately, like somebody threw a basket of baseballs. They landed on the other side of the hill behind me. I quickly changed my environment. :lol:
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BoneKracker wrote:
Once I was where I shouldn't have been, and I heard the wailing sound of incoming artillery (doesn't sound like in the movies, by the way). I heard a POP! a couple hundred feet over my head and could literally see the sub-munitions separate and continue on their way separately, like somebody threw a basket of baseballs. They landed on the other side of the hill behind me. I quickly changed my environment. :lol:


They say if you hear mortar round, it passed you. If you don't hear it, it means it might be heading your way. :lol:
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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