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Giant Solar Flare

02/02/2013 1:50 PM

Here's something you don't see everyday.... see video

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02/02/2013 3:57 PM

Something like that happened to me after eating in a local Mexican restraint the other night

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02/03/2013 8:02 AM

Oh, I doubt that you can really compare the two. Solar flares only reach temperatures of 20 million degrees Kelvin.

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02/03/2013 11:14 AM

That's all? Kelvin's evidently never been to a Texas chili cookoff. :-))

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02/03/2013 11:11 AM

You mean someone finally opened a Mexican restaurant in Massachusetts whose entrees are spicier than a mashed-potato sammich? Will wonders never cease! :-))

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02/04/2013 9:36 AM

They have Mexican restraints in New Hampshire? Hmmm....is that like Chinese handcuffs?

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02/02/2013 6:50 PM

The last time I saw something like that was a barbecue grill with a lighter fluid squirt.

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02/02/2013 8:14 PM

Use at your own risk.

Notify your physician immediately, if not sooner.

Report visual anomalies immediately!!!!!!

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02/04/2013 1:55 AM

Sure it is not a solar eagle?

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02/04/2013 9:42 AM

Solar: are you involved in those images being recorded somehow? Great work if so.

I find that we anthropocentric humans over estimate our contribution to the universe on so many levels....it would how many earths to fill the volume occupied by the sun? 106 is it not? How many to occupy the same space of this solar flare?

Yet we are the cause of the destruction of our own planet. I say not so, not unless we set off all the nuclear material on earth simultaneously.

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02/04/2013 9:55 AM

You are guilty of anthropocentric thinking, too. We are gradually destroying the Earth's ability to support humanity or more specifically today's society. We are not destroying the planet nor are we destroying the planet's ability to support any life.

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02/04/2013 10:06 AM

I don't think we are destroying the ability to support life either. I should have put my remark in quotes... I am not one of the Al Gore Kool-Aid drinkers.

On the contrary, the remarkable advances made in technology will ultimately make it possible to support even more population in the future, without pushing wildlife off the map. I believe the U.S. needs to get over the current political malaise, and get busy with large engineering projects to provide more fresh water to the interior, reuse waste water to produce more agricultural bounty, produce the fuel we can, build the new smaller modular nuclear power plants, etc.

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02/04/2013 11:23 AM

Yeah, threads and cool videos about Giant Solar Flares lead me to the same conclusions too. Hydrology and stuff.

Care for some some of Linda's Legal Lip Remover? Burns twice!

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02/04/2013 11:50 AM

Is that your wife's special recipe for hot sauce? Did you make her mad or something?

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02/04/2013 11:56 AM

The best Texas chili, bar none. Guaranteed to get your mind off that maudlin OT sh*t and back on Giant Solar Flares, cause you'll think you ate one. Have plenty of beer on hand and, tomorrow? A Giant Sno Cone... if you plan on doin' any sittin' that is.

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02/13/2013 8:16 AM

Johnny Cash wrote a song, while sitting, the day after he visited a Texas chili competition...Burning Ring of Fire.

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02/04/2013 11:05 PM

No not me, it's the Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite that getting these great shots.....Here's some more info...

http://www.youtube.com/channel/HCINrpedHhNg8

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02/11/2013 8:32 PM

Great views of the Solar Flare.

The climate change is aggravated by human activities that trap the heat under an umbrella of greenhouse effect gases. Thus, the average atmospheric temperature shows an increasing trend year to year. The solar activity flares have effects mainly on electronic devices, especially satellite and terrestrial communications. These flares do not indicate any significant increase in energy released by the Sun which might warm the Earth.

About really hot chili, have any one of you, folks, tried the Habanero chili from Yucatan? It is about 70 to 140 times hotter than jalapeƱo (as measured by the Scoville scale). This is really picante.

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02/04/2013 12:31 PM

Here's something else you don't see every day and it's a lot closer to home.

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2012/09/fire-tornado-fire-devil-whatever-just-look-at-this-swirling-column-of-fire/

Of course it's one thing to see it in the "outback" where it's been so dry lately but you wouldn't want to go to the back door and see it "out back there".

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02/04/2013 12:44 PM

Eucalyptus trees burning, possibly? They burn like all hell has broken loose, according to my friends who live in Oz.

Never seen it myself, up close, but only from about 320 km altitude, via nighttime photography from the ISS:

That circled area is largely uninhabited. 80% of Oz' population lives within 50 km of the coast. The lights seen along the coastlines are cities.

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02/04/2013 3:09 PM

Pretty much on the list what not to do when engineering combustion, but wow what a sight! We have seen many dust devils in West Texas during late spring - early autumn, but never a fire devil. We do have several range fires each year, seems more now that the government is paying farmers not to plant, and they grow Love grass (a tall spindly species with all the nutrient value of paper) instead. Love grass tends to grow in "clumps" but that has no bearing in slowing down a wildfire. I am not sure if the wildfires at Bastrop, east of Austin, Texas (two summers ago) witnessed any such events, as the fires did go on for days, with the vegetation ranging from oak to pine, to brushy grassland.

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02/05/2013 11:34 PM

Hey! Where's the sound???

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