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(Russian Machine Never Breaks)   At least one meteor strike confirmed in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Conflicting reports suggest moderate damage, possible evacuations underway. (w/multiple dash cam video HolyFarkness) (now w/working link)   (russianmachineneverbreaks.com) divider line 773
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2013-02-15 02:16:22 AM

Warchild: Fark broke Russian machine (that never breaks)


It's still working for me, but the original link got farked up fast.
 
2013-02-15 02:16:24 AM

kim jong-un: lousyskater: Hope they have meteor insurance.

They do, unfortunately once it is on Earth it is a meteorite and they didn't get that coverage. DENIED.

(That said, the irony is that meteor damage is likely to net you money. Meteorites are worth a lot of money. And a meteorite that is as fresh as this one, is worth a farkton. If you can get one before it rains or gets wet, its worth a lot to scientists. Basically its a space rock, delivered on their doorstep, with no contamination. The last time we got a hold of any significant amount of untainted extraterrestrial rock was during the Apollo missions. There were a few in between, but not of any significant amount, so something like this is worth millions.

4.bp.blogspot.com

 
2013-02-15 02:17:38 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: SJKebab: tinfoil-hat maggie: Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?

It broke up?

That's just mean.  Where's the valentines day spirit?

Sorry, but I'm not into it being single might have something to do with it but I get broken up enough.


Have you ever caused evacuations in a Russian city?
 
2013-02-15 02:17:42 AM

Bathia_Mapes: PowerSlacker: My local Fox affiliate is showing meteorite footage...nothing on CNN.

Awesome.

CNN always seems to be at the end of the line when a breaking news story hits. Fox, MSNBC, Reuters, etc. seem to beat them everytime.


Fox beat CNN to covering the CNN building being hit by a tornado, it's not surprising : )
 
2013-02-15 02:17:43 AM

J. Frank Parnell: Phil just repeats what NASA says on these things. He probably won't say anything concrete until they do.


This video here shows the incoming meteor in relation to the setting sun.  I saw on his twitter feed that he was looking for videos like this (I'm sure he already has it by now) in order to determine if it is related to DA14.

These sorts of calculations are far beyond my ken.  Anyone else want to have a go?
 
2013-02-15 02:18:08 AM

Bathia_Mapes: It's still working for me, but the original link got farked up fast.


It's working again now for me too.
 
2013-02-15 02:18:23 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: Bathia_Mapes: PowerSlacker: My local Fox affiliate is showing meteorite footage...nothing on CNN.

Awesome.

CNN always seems to be at the end of the line when a breaking news story hits. Fox, MSNBC, Reuters, etc. seem to beat them everytime.

Fox beat CNN to covering the CNN building being hit by a tornado, it's not surprising : )


Heh!
 
2013-02-15 02:19:21 AM

SJKebab: 12349876: WorldCitizen: Giltric: Just guessing but it looked like it exploded in or skipped out of the atmosphere.

And the big hole in that building?

The sonic boom caused a weak roof to collapse. My guess.

How do you get a sonic boom to reach ground level if the meteor skips off the atmosphere?


The Earth's atmosphere is relatively thin with respect to the circumference of the Earth. From that perspective something can cut right through the atmosphere and miss crashing into the Earth and it would still look like it just skipped off the atmosphere.

And... sonic booms can travel very far.
 
2013-02-15 02:19:34 AM
News Flash this mods! It's the Apocklytips!
 
2013-02-15 02:20:00 AM
Based on the rough approximation that the leading part of the earth's surface (relative to its movement around the sun) occurs at dawn, this does not bode well for Australia
 
2013-02-15 02:20:25 AM
img59.imageshack.us

/gif on Google home page...
 
2013-02-15 02:20:43 AM
Crazy Russian Farkers and their photoshopes

cs6081.userapi.com
 
2013-02-15 02:21:02 AM

SJKebab: J. Frank Parnell: Phil just repeats what NASA says on these things. He probably won't say anything concrete until they do.

This video here shows the incoming meteor in relation to the setting sun.  I saw on his twitter feed that he was looking for videos like this (I'm sure he already has it by now) in order to determine if it is related to DA14.

These sorts of calculations are far beyond my ken.  Anyone else want to have a go?


Pretty sure that's the rising sun
 
2013-02-15 02:21:31 AM

Boojum2k: tinfoil-hat maggie: SJKebab: tinfoil-hat maggie: Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?

It broke up?

That's just mean.  Where's the valentines day spirit?

Sorry, but I'm not into it being single might have something to do with it but I get broken up enough.

Have you ever caused evacuations in a Russian city?


Well I've never been to Russia so...
 
2013-02-15 02:22:08 AM
Diane Feinstein seen preparing bill that would outlaw Glock AR-47 tactical assault meteors.
 
2013-02-15 02:22:35 AM

SJKebab: J. Frank Parnell: Phil just repeats what NASA says on these things. He probably won't say anything concrete until they do.

This video here shows the incoming meteor in relation to the setting sun.  I saw on his twitter feed that he was looking for videos like this (I'm sure he already has it by now) in order to determine if it is related to DA14.

These sorts of calculations are far beyond my ken.  Anyone else want to have a go?


Nice
 
2013-02-15 02:23:29 AM

netgamer7k: Diane Feinstein seen preparing bill that would outlaw Glock AR-47 tactical assault meteors.


Military-style meteors
 
2013-02-15 02:23:32 AM

SJKebab: 12349876: WorldCitizen: Giltric: Just guessing but it looked like it exploded in or skipped out of the atmosphere.

And the big hole in that building?

The sonic boom caused a weak roof to collapse. My guess.

How do you get a sonic boom to reach ground level if the meteor skips off the atmosphere?


It didn't "skip" off the atmosphere. It was burning up, and therefore slowing down and going through the atmosphere, and friction caused the fireball. "Skipping" is a term used to describe that it was going faster than 17,500mph (escape velocity per 9.81m/s^2), and thus if it never slowed to that speed, it continued on through the atmosphere and on its way out if there was enough mass left.

Interesting stuff...
 
2013-02-15 02:23:53 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: Boojum2k: tinfoil-hat maggie: SJKebab: tinfoil-hat maggie: Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?

It broke up?

That's just mean.  Where's the valentines day spirit?

Sorry, but I'm not into it being single might have something to do with it but I get broken up enough.

Have you ever caused evacuations in a Russian city?

Well I've never been to Russia so...


So that's a nyet?
 
2013-02-15 02:24:12 AM

kim jong-un: SJKebab: 12349876: WorldCitizen: Giltric: Just guessing but it looked like it exploded in or skipped out of the atmosphere.

And the big hole in that building?

The sonic boom caused a weak roof to collapse. My guess.

How do you get a sonic boom to reach ground level if the meteor skips off the atmosphere?

The Earth's atmosphere is relatively thin with respect to the circumference of the Earth. From that perspective something can cut right through the atmosphere and miss crashing into the Earth and it would still look like it just skipped off the atmosphere.

And... sonic booms can travel very far.


If it did skip, then wouldn't it happen at a relatively thin atmosphere, hampering the projection of the sound?

/genuine question
 
2013-02-15 02:25:02 AM

Boojum2k: tinfoil-hat maggie: Boojum2k: tinfoil-hat maggie: SJKebab: tinfoil-hat maggie: Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?

It broke up?

That's just mean.  Where's the valentines day spirit?

Sorry, but I'm not into it being single might have something to do with it but I get broken up enough.

Have you ever caused evacuations in a Russian city?

Well I've never been to Russia so...

So that's a nyet?


I would say so : )
 
2013-02-15 02:25:11 AM
When is this hitting the nothwest?  I want to show my kids if I can.  I mean if you are going to go out do it well!

/I am serious
 
2013-02-15 02:26:49 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: Boojum2k: tinfoil-hat maggie: Boojum2k: tinfoil-hat maggie: SJKebab: tinfoil-hat maggie: Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?

It broke up?

That's just mean.  Where's the valentines day spirit?

Sorry, but I'm not into it being single might have something to do with it but I get broken up enough.

Have you ever caused evacuations in a Russian city?

Well I've never been to Russia so...

So that's a nyet?

I would say so : )


So never been to Russia, and never hit by a meteor. I think the tinfoil works, going to get some for myself!
 
2013-02-15 02:27:23 AM
Yikes! What's Russian for "Who Farted?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7mLUIDGqmw
I immediately call shenanigans because none of those Russians are drinking

J. Frank ParnellLet's hope that's the biggest which doesn't pass us by.

wuss!-you're just afraid to live in the world that Michael Bay has envisioned for us...& the Russian Megan Fox
 
2013-02-15 02:27:27 AM
Good golly I hope it's an alien invasion. How fun is that going to be!
 
2013-02-15 02:27:32 AM

sleeps in trees: When is this hitting the nothwest?  I want to show my kids if I can.  I mean if you are going to go out do it well!

/I am serious


it's not hitting earth and the western hemisphere will not see it. The eastern hemisphere will
 
2013-02-15 02:29:01 AM
Here are late-breaking before and after pictures showing the devastation in Chelyabinsk caused by the meteorite shower.

ic.pics.livejournal.com
 
2013-02-15 02:30:21 AM

VTGremlin: Good golly I hope it's an alien invasion. How fun is that going to be!


On a scale of all the alien-invasion books I've read, it ranges from a year long battle to free the world, to a longer entrenched war, to major asteroid impacts or an ecological invasion, to we're all doomed until Dracula gets pissed. So not very fun, I'd bet.
 
2013-02-15 02:30:25 AM

ontariolightning: sleeps in trees: When is this hitting the nothwest?  I want to show my kids if I can.  I mean if you are going to go out do it well!

/I am serious

it's not hitting earth and the western hemisphere will not see it. The eastern hemisphere will



Damn, I love taking them out to see this stuff.
 
2013-02-15 02:30:54 AM
Greetings,

I will be your token conspiracy theorist for the day.  First of all, there have been an increasing number of meteors falling to earth in recent years.  Yeah... remember all those news stories about "mysterious booming noises"?  Every so often the earth gets hit with meteors showers.  Some historians blame the dark ages on it...

Now this the part where malevolent aliens come down promising to protect us from the meteors but with plans of enslaving us...

By the way, did you know Mayan new year is February 19?

Have a nice day.
 
2013-02-15 02:31:02 AM
Am I going to die?
 
2013-02-15 02:31:33 AM

Schmegicky: Here are late-breaking before and after pictures showing the devastation in Chelyabinsk caused by the meteorite shower.

[ic.pics.livejournal.com image 442x774]


To be fair, that could just as easily be a picture of Detroit.
\superpower'in ain't what it used to be.
__ __ slashies done got knocked over.
 
2013-02-15 02:32:03 AM

Schmegicky: Here are late-breaking before and after pictures showing the devastation in Chelyabinsk caused by the meteorite shower.

[ic.pics.livejournal.com image 442x774]


XA!
 
2013-02-15 02:32:13 AM

Confabulat: kim jong-un: lousyskater: Hope they have meteor insurance.

They do, unfortunately once it is on Earth it is a meteorite and they didn't get that coverage. DENIED.

(That said, the irony is that meteor damage is likely to net you money. Meteorites are worth a lot of money. And a meteorite that is as fresh as this one, is worth a farkton. If you can get one before it rains or gets wet, its worth a lot to scientists. Basically its a space rock, delivered on their doorstep, with no contamination. The last time we got a hold of any significant amount of untainted extraterrestrial rock was during the Apollo missions. There were a few in between, but not of any significant amount, so something like this is worth millions.

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 320x240]


$200 for a broken meteor? I wouldn't give you 50-cents for it!
 
2013-02-15 02:32:57 AM

B.L.Z. Bub: Am I going to die?


Yes.

(most likely not from meteor though)
 
2013-02-15 02:33:02 AM

Allen262: [img59.imageshack.us image 344x231]

/gif on Google home page...


It's a conspiracy!
 
2013-02-15 02:34:04 AM

ontariolightning: sleeps in trees: When is this hitting the nothwest?  I want to show my kids if I can.  I mean if you are going to go out do it well!

/I am serious

it's not hitting earth and the western hemisphere will not see it. The eastern hemisphere will




I just realized I said "hitting". I didn't mean literally. I meant when would the meteor show be available for viewing. Talk about poor wording!
 
2013-02-15 02:34:47 AM

cc_rider: Allen262: [img59.imageshack.us image 344x231]

/gif on Google home page...

It's a conspiracy!


Did it play for you?
 
2013-02-15 02:35:10 AM

B.L.Z. Bub: Am I going to die?


Yes, sorry. It may take awhile.
 
2013-02-15 02:35:12 AM

B.L.Z. Bub: Am I going to die?


Yes.
 
2013-02-15 02:36:04 AM

Civil_War2_Time: It didn't "skip" off the atmosphere.


That was what I was trying to imply initially.

Civil_War2_Time: "Skipping" is a term used to describe that it was going faster than 17,500mph (escape velocity per 9.81m/s^2), and thus if it never slowed to that speed, it continued on through the atmosphere and on its way out if there was enough mass left.


You know, I never really thought it through properly.  I always just had that mental image of a rock skipping over a pond when hit at just the right angle, and never thought about it again.  Above in response to Kim Jong Un, I was forced to think it through a bit more and realised the physics are more complicated and so I have no idea what would be "expected" to happen like I originally thought I did.

That said though, I never really considered the possibility of an object aimed "just right" and plowing through the atmosphere, with enough escape velocity at the end to ensure a safe exit.  I always thought of it more as a "bounce" rather than a "pierce".  I suppose the effect is the latter but its thought of as the former?

/tired and rambly now...
 
2013-02-15 02:36:47 AM
Putin will look weak if he lets this go unanswered.
 
2013-02-15 02:38:27 AM
This is all a plot by Obama to justify taking away our space station mounted rainguns.
 
2013-02-15 02:38:40 AM

sforce: SJKebab: J. Frank Parnell: Phil just repeats what NASA says on these things. He probably won't say anything concrete until they do.

This video here shows the incoming meteor in relation to the setting sun.  I saw on his twitter feed that he was looking for videos like this (I'm sure he already has it by now) in order to determine if it is related to DA14.

These sorts of calculations are far beyond my ken.  Anyone else want to have a go?

Pretty sure that's the rising sun


Well, reverse the polarity then.

In fairness, the clock does say 18:30.  Who the hell looks at the date???
 
2013-02-15 02:39:31 AM
apparently a chunk hit this building, judging by the damage it was at most softball sized (my estimate)

pbs.twimg.com
 
2013-02-15 02:39:35 AM

sleeps in trees: ontariolightning: sleeps in trees: When is this hitting the nothwest?  I want to show my kids if I can.  I mean if you are going to go out do it well!

/I am serious

it's not hitting earth and the western hemisphere will not see it. The eastern hemisphere will

I just realized I said "hitting". I didn't mean literally. I meant when would the meteor show be available for viewing. Talk about poor wording!


Yea, you generally don't want to be close by when a ~50m asteroid smacks into the Earth's atmosphere.
 
2013-02-15 02:40:02 AM

Shadowtag: This is all a plot by Obama to justify taking away our space station mounted rainguns railguns.


Well there's that crappy joke ruined.
 
2013-02-15 02:40:55 AM

Shadowtag: Shadowtag: This is all a plot by Obama to justify taking away our space station mounted rainguns railguns.

Well there's that crappy joke ruined.


Did you forget about Cheney's hurricane generator? Of course he doesn't want us to have rainguns!
 
2013-02-15 02:41:03 AM

WhyteRaven74: apparently a chunk hit this building, judging by the damage it was at most softball sized (my estimate)

[pbs.twimg.com image 599x534]


Shock wave meets aging Soviet infrastructure
 
2013-02-15 02:41:06 AM

WhyteRaven74: apparently a chunk hit this building, judging by the damage it was at most softball sized (my estimate)


Probably more like the head of a chihuahua
 
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