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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 07:36:44 AM

HAMMERTOE: And Dorner's Drivers License.


Enjoy your internets.  You've earned them.
 
2013-02-15 07:38:09 AM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: These videos got me wondering:  How hard would it be to learn to speak even some basic Russian?  For some reason, the language has always intrigued me a bit.


From what I've heard, not as difficult as Chinese or Japanese but a lot harder than the romance languages.

http://www.effectivelanguagelearning.com/language-guide/language-dif fi culty
 
2013-02-15 07:40:34 AM

The Snow Dog: THANK YOU BATHIA MAPES! I just saw my TotalFarkedness! You're A-OK! I'll try not to get all uppity now that I'm high class, baby!


You're welcome. :-)

And the folks on the Caturday thread would love to see your kitties. Now that you have TF you have access to threads before they go live, which includes the Caturday thread. Do some exploring and check out the Greenlit links tab, TotalFark, TotalFark Discussion (TFD), etc. You get to see all the links submitted instead of the ones that are greenlit. You might find it somewhat overwhelming at first, I know I did, but I think you'll enjoy it.

Have fun!
 
2013-02-15 07:41:15 AM
Well, if Russia goes radio silent in the next day or two, we can reasonably assume that either the Russian dead are rising from their graves, or the Colour Out of Space missed it's intended target in New England.
 
2013-02-15 07:42:30 AM
Aaaaand boom goes the meteorite.
 
2013-02-15 07:43:49 AM
Don't worry. I GOT THIS:

www.thephuketnews.com
 
2013-02-15 07:44:34 AM

MmmmBacon: Well, if Russia goes radio silent in the next day or two, we can reasonably assume that either the Russian dead are rising from their graves, or the Colour Out of Space missed it's intended target in New England.


+1 for the first Lovecraft story I ever read
 
2013-02-15 07:44:52 AM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: These videos got me wondering:  How hard would it be to learn to speak even some basic Russian?  For some reason, the language has always intrigued me a bit.


It's not all that hard.  It's quite phonetic.  Words tend to be pronounced how it's actually spelled, unlike some other languages (I'm looking at you, French).  Most things more complicated than turnip farming have some sort of cognate in Western languages that you will recognize.  In 2 semesters in college, I got good enough to hold a basic conversation, and I'm not really that good at languages.

The only real stumbling block is learning Cyrillic, but even that's not hard.  In fact, my cursive Cyrillic to this day is neater and more readable than my cursive English.

/Forgot most of my vocabulary in the last 20 years.
//Can still conjugate the verbs, though.
 
2013-02-15 07:47:46 AM

Macular Degenerate: In other news, all police in Russia listen to bad dance music in their cruisers.

/who else has dashcams?


Practically everyone who drives in Russia. Police presence is spread thin and in some areas corruption is rife.

Having a dashcam is essential. If you're in an accident it will show who is at fault. People deliberately throwing themselves in front of your car and then claiming you hurt them is common. Watch some of the Russian dashcam videos and you'll see how bad many of drivers are.
 
2013-02-15 07:48:23 AM
"megatron has arrived"

+1
 
2013-02-15 07:50:06 AM
This dashcam got a pretty good look at it.


Check out liveleak.com once in awhile. Every damn car in Russia has a dash cam.
It's like they are the 1980s Japanese tourists of the world or something.

/although on liveleak you will find more car crashes than anything else
//Russia has shiatty drivers, too
 
2013-02-15 07:51:29 AM
I hope Kim Jong Un has a red phone to the Kremlin. "I wasn't me!"
 
2013-02-15 07:53:48 AM
Have some people really missed russian dashcam videos? New to the internets or just too cool for jewtube?
 
2013-02-15 07:58:32 AM
www.vh1.com
Meh. The interdimensional cross rip in the Tunguska blast of 1909 was bigger, better and more impressive.
 
2013-02-15 07:58:38 AM
Rt is showing a hole in a lake they are claiming is from the meteor, though I would guess it is just a chunk of it.

Link

If the landscape is snow covered finding smaller bits will be a snap
 
2013-02-15 07:58:43 AM
Am I really the initial one to post this?

www.inklingscommunity.org
 
2013-02-15 07:59:22 AM
Have some people really missed russian dashcam videos? New to the internets or just too cool for jewtube?

Or they just have never heard of  http://www.liveleak.com
 
2013-02-15 07:59:36 AM
is this what they mean by a near-miss?  It nearly missed us.  But not quite.
 
2013-02-15 08:06:51 AM
Wow.  I've seen shooting stars before, but they were all what I suspect were the size of tiny nuts and bolts burning up quickly in the upper atmosphere.  This was a big'un!
 
2013-02-15 08:11:59 AM

Shadowtag: MmmmBacon: Well, if Russia goes radio silent in the next day or two, we can reasonably assume that either the Russian dead are rising from their graves, or the Colour Out of Space missed it's intended target in New England.

+1 for the first Lovecraft story I ever read


Mine too.
 
2013-02-15 08:13:18 AM

SJKebab: 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


Sorry to say, it depends. As was mentioned a few posts up, it can go right through the atmosphere only a few feet above the ground as long as it remains intact and above escape velocity. Not likely, but possible. The larger the meteor the easier it would be.
 
2013-02-15 08:20:02 AM

HAMMERTOE: Scientists rushed to the site. Working quickly, but carefully, they pulled several molten fragments from the ground under the zinc plant.

And Dorner's Drivers License.


Maybe he was spotted on a Russian dash cam?
dl.dropbox.com
 
2013-02-15 08:24:58 AM
Larger, high quality specimens typically sell for $200 to $300 per kilogram.
 
2013-02-15 08:25:43 AM
As the Earth turns ... I'd be a little nervous Canada.
 
2013-02-15 08:32:32 AM

kim jong-un: Sorry to say, it depends. As was mentioned a few posts up, it can go right through the atmosphere only a few feet above the ground as long as it remains intact and above escape velocity. Not likely, but possible. The larger the meteor the easier it would be


It happened in 1972.  I am going to guess the physics will dictate that the closer to the surface the skip is the greater the probability it'll just impact.

http://www.newwest.net/main/article/meteor_brings_back_memories_of_t he _great_daylight_fireball_of_1972/

The article concludes it was a skip later.  The first paragraph states they first thought it struck in the middle of nowhere.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1WKd8tWlto
 
2013-02-15 08:33:50 AM
i4.ytimg.com

Bad 80s cartoon shows were right!

THEY. WERE. RIIIGGHHHTTTTT!!!!!
 
2013-02-15 08:38:51 AM
fc06.deviantart.net
Wanted for questioning.
 
2013-02-15 08:39:49 AM

100 Watt Walrus: That's somewhere in the vicinity of Mach 88.


30 Km/s is a bit over 67,000 mph too

bleeearggghhh
Yeah I'm repeating myself, but damn.....
 
2013-02-15 08:41:37 AM

100 Watt Walrus: The Snow Dog: The comments box is sure acting weird lately. It chops up words when  i don't hit "use html buttons". Whassup?

Could be related to the fact that the new comments box is a steaming pile of big green donkey shiat and an unnecessary and pointless "web 2.0"-ing. Just a theory.


Newsletter, jib, all that.
 
2013-02-15 08:53:47 AM
butlerscinemascene.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-15 08:54:23 AM

Twitch Boy: Obama's fault.


Already happening on my facebook feed....::sigh:::
 
2013-02-15 08:57:49 AM

HAMMERTOE: Scientists rushed to the site. Working quickly, but carefully, they pulled several molten fragments from the ground under the zinc plant.

And Dorner's Drivers License.


Welcome to TF.
 
2013-02-15 08:58:17 AM

JRoo: [i21.photobucket.com image 400x320]

From the only War Of The Worlds movie worth watching.


AGREED.
 
2013-02-15 08:59:36 AM
Right. I've got these.


This Face Left Blank: radarlove: Andromeda: Astronomer checking into this tread- holy fark indeed.  Though this isn't actually that unusual, flashes of this magnitude are recorded by satellites every few years, just that it happened in a populated area.

That said, I'm on overtime now to combat the derp and conspiracy nuts.  If anyone has questions I'm happy to field them.

Yeah, I have a question- how long does it take for our ion cannon to recharge and fire another volley?  Because we missed Moscow this time.

/Gotta dial that shiat in

Mass driver.  They make a big boom, but aren't very accurate, as the ammo is oddly shaped and inconsistent.


images4.wikia.nocookie.net

cretinbob: So it begins


www.nassaulibrary.org

Any more Babylon 5 picture requests in this thread before the cat decides to jump onto my keyboard for a snooze again?
 
2013-02-15 08:59:43 AM
c2.soap.com

I'm prepared!


/better not be obscure
 
2013-02-15 09:00:29 AM
Only interesting article I've ever seen on RMNB.
 
2013-02-15 09:07:17 AM

nmemkha: [i4.ytimg.com image 320x180]

Bad 80s cartoon shows were right!

THEY. WERE. RIIIGGHHHTTTTT!!!!!


You must be using 90's slang when bad meant good because otherwise you're speaking in a language I do not understand.
 
2013-02-15 09:13:41 AM
 
2013-02-15 09:15:22 AM

Gordon Bennett: Right. I've got these.


This Face Left Blank: radarlove: Andromeda: Astronomer checking into this tread- holy fark indeed.  Though this isn't actually that unusual, flashes of this magnitude are recorded by satellites every few years, just that it happened in a populated area.

That said, I'm on overtime now to combat the derp and conspiracy nuts.  If anyone has questions I'm happy to field them.

Yeah, I have a question- how long does it take for our ion cannon to recharge and fire another volley?  Because we missed Moscow this time.

/Gotta dial that shiat in

Mass driver.  They make a big boom, but aren't very accurate, as the ammo is oddly shaped and inconsistent.

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 574x382]

cretinbob: So it begins

[www.nassaulibrary.org image 370x260]

Any more Babylon 5 picture requests in this thread before the cat decides to jump onto my keyboard for a snooze again?


How about a nice planet killer.
 
2013-02-15 09:20:16 AM
Shazbot!
 
2013-02-15 09:25:05 AM
Found when GISing "40 subcriptions to Vibe"
25.media.tumblr.com
 Yet not an Orlando Jones in sight.
l3.yimg.com
 
2013-02-15 09:25:36 AM

Shadowtag: nmemkha: [i4.ytimg.com image 320x180]

Bad 80s cartoon shows were right!

THEY. WERE. RIIIGGHHHTTTTT!!!!!

You must be using 90's slang when bad meant good because otherwise you're speaking in a language I do not understand.


Sometime in the distance future ...

Gxjudfy, "... and these humans died while arguing over the merits of something called 'Thundarr'."
 
2013-02-15 09:25:45 AM
Asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass closest to earth at 2:24 p.m. EST/1924 GMT, so plenty of chance for more fireworks to come.
 
2013-02-15 09:26:43 AM

Giltric: santadog: At what point is it no longer a meteor "shower"?

When it reaches your calves, then it is called a meteor bath.


But I don't have any cows.
 
2013-02-15 09:27:51 AM
As always, the crack scientific analysts at Fox & Friends set the record straight.......

"In Armageddon the move, Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck were able to stop it......"
"...NASA does tracks these things and they have the capabilities to stop asteroids before they come close to earth"
"Lasers?"
"Lasers....all sorts of....."


s20.postimage.org

Link to full video segment
 
2013-02-15 09:31:09 AM

Evil Mackerel: Any more Babylon 5 picture requests in this thread before the cat decides to jump onto my keyboard for a snooze again?How about a nice planet killer


images3.wikia.nocookie.net

ok must dash, the cat is jumping into my lap
 
2013-02-15 09:31:20 AM
Okay, flipping around trying to find some current TV coverage and Fox plays a few clips of the impacts and says they'll have more after the break.

They then segue out to commercial showing more clips.....and a song...."Skyfall" by Adele.
 
2013-02-15 09:31:26 AM

Twitch Boy: Does this mean gas is gonna go back up to $4 a gallon?


shiat. I paid $4.25 yesterday.
 
2013-02-15 09:31:27 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Macular Degenerate: In other news, all police in Russia listen to bad dance music in their cruisers.

/who else has dashcams?

Practically everyone who drives in Russia. Police presence is spread thin and in some areas corruption is rife.

Having a dashcam is essential. If you're in an accident it will show who is at fault. People deliberately throwing themselves in front of your car and then claiming you hurt them is common. Watch some of the Russian dashcam videos and you'll see how bad many of drivers are.


Good to know. Was just wondering this myself.

In other news, this thread is why I love fark. It has all the snarkies and smarties I've come to expect from being part of this community for about a decade.
 
2013-02-15 09:32:23 AM
I was wondering whether all of the past week's events were to distract us from our approaching fiery doom.
 
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