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The avast! forum may be down for a month ........in 2013
« on: September 21, 2010, 08:51:30 PM »
Fox focuses on solar flare threat
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/21/20100920/tsc-fox-focuses-on-solar-flare-threat-4b158bc.html

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The resulting solar storm could cause a geomagnetic storm on Earth, knocking out electricity grids around the world for hours, days, or even months, bringing much of normal life grinding to a halt.

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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2010, 08:57:02 PM »
In that scenario, the forum being down would be the least of our worries.  ;D

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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2010, 08:59:12 PM »
In that scenario, the forum being down would be the least of our worries.  ;D

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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2010, 12:11:19 AM »
Hi forum folks,

As I don't want to think beyond 2012, there are more serious implications: think of pacemakers etc., agree that watching tele and the Internet would be one of the more trivial issues to worry about,

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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2010, 12:14:56 AM »
Since the world's coming to an end in 2012, Why worry about 2013?  ;D  ;D
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2010, 12:23:38 AM »
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...knocking out electricity grids around the world for hours...

Just had a powercut...nothing like three hours in the dark to remind you how much we rely on electricity...and I was in the middle of a game of HALO on my xbox  >:(

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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2010, 12:29:32 AM »
Hi spg SCOTT,

Yes, this works a bit like my Click&Clean extension in GoogleChrome, but on a larger scale. Did the dinosaurs also experience a likewise fate? I forgot to ask the Flintstones  ;D ,

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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2010, 12:54:38 AM »
2012 isn't any different than the big scare about 2000.
Lot's of wasted efforts over nothing.
Lots of worries by some folks right now about 2012 also over nothing.  :)
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Re: The avast! forum may be down for a month ........in 2013
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2010, 12:57:16 AM »
2012 isn't any different than the big scare about 2000.
Lot's of wasted efforts over nothing.
Lots of worries by some folks right now about 2012 also over nothing.  :)


I agree bob, but there's a BUNCH of people worried about it.
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Re: The avast! forum may be down for a month ........in 2013
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2010, 01:22:16 AM »
2012 isn't any different than the big scare about 2000.
Lot's of wasted efforts over nothing.
Lots of worries by some folks right now about 2012 also over nothing.  :)


I agree bob, but there's a BUNCH of people worried about it.
They should worry about being hit by a bus.... that's more likely to occur than the doomsday prediction.
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« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2010, 01:29:33 AM »
 :o What!? the Avast Forum may be down for a month in 2013 i so hope that won't happen  :)
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« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2010, 02:44:47 AM »
Enjoy each day to the fullest and treat it like a gift.
Never worry about tomorrow.
Tomorrow never comes. Yesterday is already gone so enjoy today everyday. :)
Well said :)
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« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2010, 09:41:26 AM »
:o What!? the Avast Forum may be down for a month in 2013 i so hope that won't happen  :)
well all the botnet`s will also be down  ;) and may all spam and malware burn........

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Re: The avast! forum may be down for a month ........in 2013
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2010, 11:19:04 AM »
It all depends on the amplitude of the solar flare, the position of ther Earth in the solar system and even the rotation phase of the Earth (if the flare hits USA directly, there will be more damage due to DNS registrars there).
But if the amplitude will be high enough it won't matter really which side is facing the sun...
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« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2010, 04:07:17 PM »
I remember the episode of Perfect Disaster on Discovery. There was one episode about solar flares.
The solar radiation knock off power for several months in the US.

If they can predict that, then at least we can prepare for it. They need to shut down the power grids for a couple of hours or else the grids will go wacko.
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