questionsare you afraid that the solar flare headed for…

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Not worried about that, but if you watch my all-time new favorite movie entitled Mutant Vampire Zombies from the 'Hood!, then the solar flare will cause zombification on a massive scale to those affected by the radiation from the sun, so stay indoors.

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@captainsuperdawg

Oh great, I only thought that electronics would be affected. Oh well...back into my parent's basement with the k-rations again.

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@aksman44: You don't need to be all the way in the basement, just indoors and you should stay fine. But you should probably bar the doors, stock up on food rations, ammo, and weapons for those not smart enough to be inside.

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nope, I've seen "night of the comet" and I watch "doomsday preppers", so I'm prepared.

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No, not "worried".

Yes the impact of such super-charged particles into the Earth's magnetic field and atmosphere can create EM field spikes, the systems typically act as designed.

Unless 2012 is a special zombie bonus year, I can't see any reason to react until I see a verifiable problem.

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Not a strong enough X-flare to disrupt the power grid. Communication problems and satellite disruption are a definite possibility

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Hmmm...
When is/was this supposed to hit? This morning around 3am EST, the cable box in the apartment turned off, reset and then turned back on, seemingly for no reason.

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@tpscan: I love the idea of 2012 being a "special zombie bonus year". Between that and the whole Mayan end of the world bit, we're definitely all gonna be toast.

But, seriously, I'm not worried. From what I understand while this solar flare is predicted to be big, it's not the biggest we've seen. Things might get buggered up for a few minutes, but I'm not worried. I just wish I lived farther north so that I had a chance of seeing the northern lights tonight.

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@jadenkale: New firmware update most likely, they push them every once in a whille.

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My only fear is that the internet will go down, I won't be able to find any deals, and my rep will drop. And that @wootbot will become self-aware and be angry that we don't upvote his deals often enough.

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It's a possibility. In 1989, a strong solar storm knocked out the power grid in Quebec, causing 6 million people to lose power. Hopefully if it happens it won't last too long. I'm not overly worried though, anyway, there's not much I can do about it so worrying won't help.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/nation/11126612-418/solar-storm-speeds-toward-earth-may-disrupt-power-satellites.html

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It seems that just about once a year a story like this comes out, warning of interference with cell phones, GPS, etc. I never hear about anything happening though, so I think we will be all set.

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I was kind of hoping the world would be like Dark Angel. At least I wouldn't have to work today. But since I can post this I guess I have to work :(

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Meh, possibly. I think most power companies are prepared for it and I don't plan on taking a trip where i'll be needing my GPS today so I think I'm good to go.

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Zombies. The ultimate "if you can't beat them, join them" scenario.

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As long as it doesn't affect my ability to post in forums, then I have no problt64g883yf4 9g745y7bvy78t437ybv 4 5y95b6v85 25t t25fbt7yt5 5 47g85764 56y784y 575 796y7y6 7y 5 6y9y645954y9 594 y65 y45y98y2y68 6065y 0y546 08y240y850 5ty8t ugh78 052 70520y250yhf0r0432yr0

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I'm actually more afraid that it's making everyone angry or something. I keep seeing people miscommunicating or being mean. Even I'm feeling like I could very well kick a kitten if one was around. In fact, I'm just going to lay under my desk and call it a day.

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@agingdragqueen: allow me to continue the fad...

why do you idiots circle every conceivable topic back to zombies? are you f'ing 5 years old?

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@agingdragqueen: kicking kittens?!

You are totally not coming over to hang out with the Intern. :P