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(WhaT DoEs iT MeAN?)   "Scientists say that magnetic north, which for two centuries has been in the icy wilderness of Canada, is currently relocating towards Russia at a rate of about 40 miles a year"... Those a-holes   (whatdoesitmean.com) divider line 68
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2012-05-30 08:27:23 AM  
Based on an earlier submission, it's the fault of Microsoft.
 
2012-05-30 08:31:46 AM  
Does that mean we're all gonna die? Should I panic? Someone please give me the science behind why I should panic or feel safe.

No, I don't want to read the article. I need the comforting or panic inducing text of a fellow Farker.
 
2012-05-30 08:44:22 AM  
i389.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-30 08:44:58 AM  

Cythraul: Does that mean we're all gonna die? Should I panic? Someone please give me the science behind why I should panic or feel safe.

No, I don't want to read the article. I need the comforting or panic inducing text of a fellow Farker.


Panic because we're all going to die from magnetism. Feel safe because you gotta die from something, might as well be magnets.
 
2012-05-30 08:44:59 AM  
www.hollowearthnetwork.com
There's a huge coverup. Like covering up the fact that our planet is hollow!
 
2012-05-30 08:55:13 AM  
Thoroughly and conventionally peer reviewed I am certain.
 
2012-05-30 09:46:07 AM  
Peer reviewed? By Norton, which is returning:
Malicious Web Site Blocked. This is a known malicious web site.
 
2012-05-30 09:48:03 AM  
I used to tell my army map reading class that the magnetic poles are way over due to reverse and to be prepared for it should it happen while they are on the land nav course. Only the cadets in the group asked for advise on the matter.
 
2012-05-30 09:54:38 AM  
I barely trust canada with santa there is no way im letting the commies get a hold of him
 
2012-05-30 09:55:15 AM  

Cythraul: Does that mean we're all gonna die? Should I panic? Someone please give me the science behind why I should panic or feel safe.

No, I don't want to read the article. I need the comforting or panic inducing text of a fellow Farker.


If the poles actually reverse, there might be increased skin cancer risk for a relatively brief period of time. Other than that it's basically irrelevant.
 
2012-05-30 09:56:20 AM  

Because People in power are Stupid: [www.hollowearthnetwork.com image 263x192]
There's a huge coverup. Like covering up the fact that our planet is hollow!


www.pakalertpress.com
 
2012-05-30 09:58:18 AM  

YixilTesiphon: Cythraul: Does that mean we're all gonna die? Should I panic? Someone please give me the science behind why I should panic or feel safe.

No, I don't want to read the article. I need the comforting or panic inducing text of a fellow Farker.

If the poles actually reverse, there might be increased skin cancer risk for a relatively brief period of time. Other than that it's basically irrelevant.


Or the magnetic field could collapse entirely, inundating the Earth with the full intensity of radiation from the Sun for an indeterminate period of time. A properly directed coronal mass ejection would destroy us all.

/The lucky ones will develop super powers.
 
Skr
2012-05-30 09:58:51 AM  
Just put a big magnet up at the North Pole to pull the MNP back into place.
 
2012-05-30 09:59:47 AM  

kyrg: I used to tell my army map reading class that the magnetic poles are way over due to reverse and to be prepared for it should it happen while they are on the land nav course. Only the cadets in the group asked for advise on the matter.


I heard that Obama insulted the poles yesterday when he was giving out medals. Maybe they are mad and are reversing themselves now.
 
2012-05-30 10:00:19 AM  
When Putin rears his head over Alaska's airspace...
 
2012-05-30 10:01:21 AM  

Cythraul: Does that mean we're all gonna die? Should I panic? Someone please give me the science behind why I should panic or feel safe.

No, I don't want to read the article. I need the comforting or panic inducing text of a fellow Farker.


The poles naturally rotates around, so that in itself is nothing to worry about. We would have to adjust some navigational instruments, obviously, and theoretically it could affect weather patterns. Now if the poles were to flip, which does happen but only a few times every million years, it could have significant effects on weather, but no one seems to be sure exactly what will happen.

I'm not sure how seriously you can take anything from the article, though. It seems to be a mix of actual science and crackpot theories. Yes the north pole is shifting, but I find it extremely unlikely that a planet (which may not even exist) 140 billion miles away could have any impact on Earth's magnetic field.
 
2012-05-30 10:01:36 AM  
Someone is Russia divided by zero. This is just the beginning.

There is no fate.
 
2012-05-30 10:04:25 AM  

born_yesterday: YixilTesiphon: Cythraul: Does that mean we're all gonna die? Should I panic? Someone please give me the science behind why I should panic or feel safe.

No, I don't want to read the article. I need the comforting or panic inducing text of a fellow Farker.

If the poles actually reverse, there might be increased skin cancer risk for a relatively brief period of time. Other than that it's basically irrelevant.

Or the magnetic field could collapse entirely, inundating the Earth with the full intensity of radiation from the Sun for an indeterminate period of time. A properly directed coronal mass ejection would destroy us all.

/The lucky ones will develop super powers.


If our magnetic field were to collapse a CME would be the least of our worries. Our atmosphere would be worn away by solar particles, and we'd likely suffocate before we had the chance to die from the increased radiation.
 
2012-05-30 10:09:08 AM  
www.acc.umu.se

all your compass are belong to us.
 
2012-05-30 10:11:06 AM  
And Palin can still see it from her balcony. We're all good.
 
2012-05-30 10:11:45 AM  

Neondistraction: Now if the poles were to flip, which does happen but only a few times every million years, it could have significant effects on weather, but no one seems to be sure exactly what will happen.


Really? Would hurricanes get lost and wander into west Africa? Thunderstorms circle around and around because they couldn't find East anymore? What effects?

Neondistraction: If our magnetic field were to collapse a CME would be the least of our worries. Our atmosphere would be worn away by solar particles, and we'd likely suffocate before we had the chance to die from the increased radiation.


Aaaand, since the poles have flipped every couple million years, we can be pretty sure none of this would happen.
 
2012-05-30 10:12:37 AM  
Most likely Tesla's fault. But the magnetic poles move around a lot. Older maps show magnetic north in different places than it is at present. Although this seems like they're moving pretty quickly.
 
2012-05-30 10:16:37 AM  

Neondistraction: born_yesterday: YixilTesiphon: Cythraul: Does that mean we're all gonna die? Should I panic? Someone please give me the science behind why I should panic or feel safe.

No, I don't want to read the article. I need the comforting or panic inducing text of a fellow Farker.

If the poles actually reverse, there might be increased skin cancer risk for a relatively brief period of time. Other than that it's basically irrelevant.

Or the magnetic field could collapse entirely, inundating the Earth with the full intensity of radiation from the Sun for an indeterminate period of time. A properly directed coronal mass ejection would destroy us all.

/The lucky ones will develop super powers.

If our magnetic field were to collapse a CME would be the least of our worries. Our atmosphere would be worn away by solar particles, and we'd likely suffocate before we had the chance to die from the increased radiation.


Since the poles have reversed within humanity's lifetime, I don't think it's such a big deal.
 
2012-05-30 10:16:41 AM  

Galloping Galoshes: Neondistraction: If our magnetic field were to collapse a CME would be the least of our worries. Our atmosphere would be worn away by solar particles, and we'd likely suffocate before we had the chance to die from the increased radiation.

Aaaand, since the poles have flipped every couple million years, we can be pretty sure none of this would happen.


I think he/she meant if our magnetic field were to completely collapse, as in to disappear, not flip.
 
2012-05-30 10:18:24 AM  

Neondistraction: Cythraul: Does that mean we're all gonna die? Should I panic? Someone please give me the science behind why I should panic or feel safe.

No, I don't want to read the article. I need the comforting or panic inducing text of a fellow Farker.

The poles naturally rotates around, so that in itself is nothing to worry about. We would have to adjust some navigational instruments, obviously, and theoretically it could affect weather patterns. Now if the poles were to flip, which does happen but only a few times every million years, it could have significant effects on weather, but no one seems to be sure exactly what will happen.

I'm not sure how seriously you can take anything from the article, though. It seems to be a mix of actual science and crackpot theories. Yes the north pole is shifting, but I find it extremely unlikely that a planet (which may does not even exist) 140 billion miles away could have any impact on Earth's magnetic field.


fixed for ya
 
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2012-05-30 10:19:34 AM  

Skr: Just put a big magnet up at the North Pole to pull the MNP back into place.


Or just reverse the polarity.
 
2012-05-30 10:23:05 AM  
Here's a real (ly old) article! That website is crazier than a grabage bag full of cats.
 
2012-05-30 10:24:21 AM  
myweb.dal.ca

The poles shift all the freaking time. The black is "normal" magnetic polarity.
 
2012-05-30 10:30:20 AM  

dennysgod: [myweb.dal.ca image 640x479]

The poles shift all the freaking time. The black is "normal" magnetic polarity.


Seriously. The worst that'd happen would be problems with generators and electrical equipment, for the few years that it would take for the poles to stabilize in the reversed orientation.
 
2012-05-30 10:37:26 AM  
It's HAARP's fault.

/that is all.
 
2012-05-30 10:39:37 AM  

Half Right: dennysgod: [myweb.dal.ca image 640x479]

The poles shift all the freaking time. The black is "normal" magnetic polarity.

Seriously. The worst that'd happen would be problems with generators and electrical equipment, for the few years that it would take for the poles to stabilize in the reversed orientation.


I was under the impression that once the reversal was truely underway that it took at least 1000 years for the migration and stabilization to occur - still technically "years" but not in the way I think you meant.
 
2012-05-30 10:42:40 AM  
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2012-05-30 10:47:15 AM  

Fizpez: I was under the impression that once the reversal was truely underway that it took at least 1000 years for the migration and stabilization to occur - still technically "years" but not in the way I think you meant.


You're correct, and I played the timing down.

But when it comes down to it, what's a few thousand years for post-singularity, radiation-hardened, cyborg-enhanced, next-generation humans?
 
2012-05-30 10:47:15 AM  
What expensive "green" product to I have to buy to stop this from happening?
 
2012-05-30 10:50:28 AM  

Galloping Galoshes: Neondistraction: Now if the poles were to flip, which does happen but only a few times every million years, it could have significant effects on weather, but no one seems to be sure exactly what will happen.

Really? Would hurricanes get lost and wander into west Africa? Thunderstorms circle around and around because they couldn't find East anymore? What effects?

Neondistraction: If our magnetic field were to collapse a CME would be the least of our worries. Our atmosphere would be worn away by solar particles, and we'd likely suffocate before we had the chance to die from the increased radiation.

Aaaand, since the poles have flipped every couple million years, we can be pretty sure none of this would happen.


Well since it hasn't happened in recorded human history we don't know for sure what the effects could be, all we can do is speculate. I recall reading that scientist have noticed disruptions in plant life that seem to coincide with reversals in the magnetic poles, which may indicate some climactic effects. If the field were weakened in certain areas during the flip it could have easily resulted in higher levels of radiation, or it could have resulted in higher temperatures which can definitely affect weather patterns. But like I said, it's all speculation because we've never seen it happen, which is why I used the word "could" and followed up with "no one is really sure what will happen".

Also, I never said a polar reversal would lead to a collapse of the magnetic field. I was replying to someone else that brought it up, and commenting that if it did happen, we'd be royally screwed.
 
2012-05-30 10:52:57 AM  
i.annihil.us

Soon.
 
2012-05-30 11:03:28 AM  
It's all because the core of our planet is spinning iron.

I have a solution!

STOP THE CORE ROTATION!

IT'S THE ONLY WAY TO SAVE US ALL!
 
2012-05-30 11:04:38 AM  
why the fluck is this site ever greenlit?
 
2012-05-30 11:05:30 AM  
I woke up Monday all wobbly... I figured it was because I was at the lake and might have had a couple too many drinks for Memorial Weekend. Good to know my lack of balance was due to magnet shift.
 
2012-05-30 11:06:48 AM  

YixilTesiphon:

Since the poles have reversed within humanity's lifetime, I don't think it's such a big deal.


Well it's most likely not a threat to our survival as a species, that's for sure. But the last reversal was 780,000 years ago, so that's a little outside the span of what we would consider humanity.
 
2012-05-30 11:13:42 AM  

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Mod/mins, please take this shiat down. It's farking vandalism.
 
2012-05-30 11:23:13 AM  

kyrg: Only the cadets in the group asked for advise on the matter.


Did any of the cadets ever ask for spelling advice, and if so, then did you advise them?
 
2012-05-30 11:28:54 AM  

Neondistraction: Galloping Galoshes: Neondistraction: Now if the poles were to flip, which does happen but only a few times every million years, it could have significant effects on weather, but no one seems to be sure exactly what will happen.

Really? Would hurricanes get lost and wander into west Africa? Thunderstorms circle around and around because they couldn't find East anymore? What effects?

Neondistraction: If our magnetic field were to collapse a CME would be the least of our worries. Our atmosphere would be worn away by solar particles, and we'd likely suffocate before we had the chance to die from the increased radiation.

Aaaand, since the poles have flipped every couple million years, we can be pretty sure none of this would happen.

Well since it hasn't happened in recorded human history we don't know for sure what the effects could be, all we can do is speculate. I recall reading that scientist have noticed disruptions in plant life that seem to coincide with reversals in the magnetic poles, which may indicate some climactic effects. If the field were weakened in certain areas during the flip it could have easily resulted in higher levels of radiation, or it could have resulted in higher temperatures which can definitely affect weather patterns. But like I said, it's all speculation because we've never seen it happen, which is why I used the word "could" and followed up with "no one is really sure what will happen".

Also, I never said a polar reversal would lead to a collapse of the magnetic field. I was replying to someone else that brought it up, and commenting that if it did happen, we'd be royally screwed.


When even NASA has pointed out no one knows what will happen, and that it doesn't matter if we did because we couldn't stop it, I think I'll wait for the Hollywood movie version of events before I worry about something outside my control.
 
2012-05-30 11:38:32 AM  
So called "magnetism" and "compasses" and "North" are just inventions of the Liberal Elite to try to scam more government money from hard working taxpayers.
 
2012-05-30 11:40:03 AM  

JacksonBryan:

[www.pakalertpress.com image 537x551]



I like how it all links to a cave in Kentucky.

/Checks if map-maker is from Kentucky...
//yep.
 
2012-05-30 11:43:19 AM  
Wasn't it 20,000 years late last time?

This is important since its very likely to wipe out some of the older cable TV stats.

And maybe slow down container ships in the Pacific.
 
2012-05-30 11:55:26 AM  
Even if the poles aren't reversing, they wander all the time:

www.linz.govt.nz

/Hot like an iron core
 
2012-05-30 12:08:08 PM  

eltejon: Thoroughly and conventionally peer reviewed I am certain.


FTA: "Confirming the conclusions reached by RAS scientists, London's Daily Mail newspaper..."

That's the funniest fakin' thing I've seen in 3 days.
 
2012-05-30 12:26:13 PM  

Half Right: dennysgod: [myweb.dal.ca image 640x479]

The poles shift all the freaking time. The black is "normal" magnetic polarity.

Seriously. The worst that'd happen would be problems with generators and electrical equipment, for the few years that it would take for the poles to stabilize in the reversed orientation.


What kind of problems with generators and electrical equipment would we see and exactly what types of equipment would be affected?
 
2012-05-30 12:27:30 PM  
I typically find it enjoyable when my pole shifts.
 
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