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(Heavy)   If this 'Meteorite-Like Object' that just exploded over Cuba has any truth to it after the Russia meteorite and the other one that just missed us, Subby's going to look into bunkers   (heavy.com) divider line 290
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2013-02-16 12:19:16 AM
you know what causes that

Spin the wheel johnny!!

George Bush......Global Warming.....Fracking......

we have a winner
 
2013-02-16 12:19:58 AM

MurphyMurphy: if true and unrelated to known comet trail remains it would suggest that some other body in our solar system is influencing orbits in a way that both draws objects into groups or waves and drives their paths towards the inner system. (Like maybe Jupiter or Saturn.)


I should add would be completely pants on head backwards to the understood behavior of these planets. Most credit Jupiter for being a gravitational vacuum for rogue objects and credit it with part of the reason life was able to develop here.

So, probably some other phenomenon... but still very interesting. I would like to know more.
 
2013-02-16 12:23:12 AM

Old Man Winter: sethen320:

What's up with not knowing how to spell Stephen Hawking properly? I've seen it a lot lately.

The "s" used to be there but it evaporated atrophied.


FTFY
 
2013-02-16 12:30:34 AM

MurphyMurphy: MurphyMurphy: if true and unrelated to known comet trail remains it would suggest that some other body in our solar system is influencing orbits in a way that both draws objects into groups or waves and drives their paths towards the inner system. (Like maybe Jupiter or Saturn.)

I should add would be completely pants on head backwards to the understood behavior of these planets. Most credit Jupiter for being a gravitational vacuum for rogue objects and credit it with part of the reason life was able to develop here.

So, probably some other phenomenon... but still very interesting. I would like to know more.



So would I. Fortunately, ground-based camera arrays like ASFN and ATLAS are quick to build and dirt-cheap (pun intended) compared to space-based telescopes (which we still need to search for anything coming at us from the direction of the sun).
 
2013-02-16 12:35:41 AM
This is a shot across the bow. Do you believe yet? There's your proof. The Lord loves us but only has so much patience. We need to get right with Him and quickly. We need to round up all those who haven't accepted Jesus Christ and run them out of our country before we suffer God's wrath. It's coming.
 
2013-02-16 12:49:13 AM

ISO15693: beautifulbob: Thank God this didn't happen 30 years ago.  No way the nukes would have stayed on the launching pads.

Seriously....or 50 years ago. Imagine 1962, Kennedy & Kruschev are tense over the cuban missle crisis ...space rocks that only target communist nations suddenly fall from the sky ...

Wait, was this a movie?.



Science fiction author H. Beam Piper was maybe the first person to suggest that a meteorite could set off a nuclear war.
 
2013-02-16 12:52:02 AM

Lsherm: Brett.M: A few years ago my wife and I buy a Lake house in NW NJ for our son (We live near Manhattan and he needed some room to run).  Small house, whole history behind the area, whatever.  During the home inspection we're checking the basement, huge metal door in a lowered area by the sump pump.  It's completely unmovable and the inspector says it was most likely put there  for support and is cemented in.  Ok whatever.

Two years later an old couple is walking by.  We pass greeting from the deck and the walk up to say hello.

"Do you still have the bomb shelter?"

"What????"

So the two of them come down to the basement and insist that many owners ago there was a full fledged Bomb Shelter installed!!! So I call in a few guys to bust up the cement and get  that door open.

Took half a day and they call me down to take a look.  The door (maybe 3 inches thick) opens...... to a completely clean room, stocked shelves, cots, batteries, water, short wave radio.  No kidding like the Lost Dharma thing.  Room for 5-6 families, shocking.

We talked to the local historical folks and we're working on donating a bunch of the stuff before we figure out what to do with the space.  It's 700 sq feet extending out from the house, Shocking!

You tell a story like that without pictures?  I call bullshiat.



Any idea how the door was supposed to opened?
 
2013-02-16 12:55:54 AM

patchvonbraun: Russia should perhaps rename February to meteoruary:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikhote-Alin_meteorite


What do meteors have against the Russians?  Sheesh.
 
2013-02-16 01:02:32 AM

ski9600: mizchief: 3 similar events in an arbitrarily defined short amount of time! Ban objects from moving close to the earth! Ban astronomy for the Children!

How about 4?  9news Denver says there was another over San Francisco on their 10pm newscast.


I looked at the video of that "event".  Nighttime "fireballs" like that are pretty common.  I think this is a case of the huminz getting panicky.

I moved out to the countryside about 17 years ago.  In that time, I've witnessed *many* nighttime meteors. Many of those, I would describe as "fireballs" of the type that show up in that SF video.

So, meh.
 
2013-02-16 01:09:18 AM

I Love Happy Stuff: tenpoundsofcheese: Obviously due to global warming.

CNN is making the connection.

How? How are these idiots keeping their jobs?


It's hip to be stupid these days...
 
2013-02-16 01:25:03 AM

Oldiron_79: You're just looking into a bunker subby? The best houses have had one sice the cold war. Mine has enough booze, porn, cheetos, and twinkees to last me till Dr Zaius and his goons find me.


YOU HAVE TWINKIES?!??!?
 
2013-02-16 01:29:04 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: Obviously due to global warming.

CNN is making the connection.


Absolutely true. Hot things expand. AGW is making the Earth expand, and it is therefore a bigger target.
 
2013-02-16 01:37:35 AM

Mobutu: patchvonbraun: Russia should perhaps rename February to meteoruary:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikhote-Alin_meteorite

What do meteors have against the Russians?  Sheesh.


They think it's too cold and they're trying to warm people up?
 
2013-02-16 01:46:03 AM

Fissile: Let's say that the earth has now entered a belt of very large meteors and it's very likely that thousands, if not millions, of people will be killed.  If you were running the government, would you issue any warnings?


I would, but panic is fun to watch.
 
2013-02-16 01:51:09 AM

czetie: I finally got around to watching Iron Sky, so I'm getting a kick etc.


I really wanted to see that, but couldn't afford the gas (closest showing was up in the SF Valley). Did you buy a copy? Is it available on the Internet?
 
2013-02-16 01:51:10 AM

MaliFinn: common sense is an oxymoron: MaliFinn: Much more likely that as the asteroid approached the sun the heat caused it to crack and a piece fell off, travelling roughly with the same speed and direction as the main body, +/- the velocity caused by breaking apart from the main rock.  /repeatable

This happens to comets routinely. The separation velocity, however, is negligible compared to the orbital velocity. If two objects share the same orbit, or close to it, then perhaps something like this may have happened. If not, then no.

"Negligible" describes perfectly the distance between this NEO that passed only 17000 miles from Earth, and the distance it has traveled in its last elliptical.  The shard didn't have to break off yesterday, if could have been months, years ago.  It was too small to be detected, it could have been travelling with it for a long time.


Except they were travelling in almost opposite directions...
 
2013-02-16 01:51:40 AM

maxheck: ko_kyi:

My dad saw and heard a pretty big meteor distintigration in a remote area of western south dakota in the 70s while working for the railroad. This isn't actually that unusual.

I didn't hear it, but I remember when I was a kid getting out of the car one winter's night and seeing an intensely green fireball travel from zenith to the west-south-west horizon. It had to be very high up, because I had enough time to say "Oh shiat!" and my sister had time to turn and see it.

And I'm always going to associate that color with "The Color Out of Space."


I'be seen two shooting stars and they were both green, too. Once I saw a tornado and it made the sky green.
 
2013-02-16 01:55:02 AM

davidphogan: BarkingUnicorn: davidphogan: Are we all going to die?

No, I'm going to wake up and you're going to disappear.

Wake Up and Disappear was a great album.

/obscure
//seriously, that's probably obscure even for Fark


Woot obscuritiy.

I am disappoint, Fark.
 
2013-02-16 02:07:41 AM
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2013-02-16 02:55:01 AM

Popcorn Johnny: [media.screened.com image 850x510]


well played
 
2013-02-16 03:35:01 AM

Scruffinator: spidermilk: On the news this morning Neil DeGrasse Tyson said that something like this did happen like something-ish years ago and at first WAS interpreted as a nuke until they could prove that it was an asteroid and that is what prevented nuclear war.

Uh does anyone know what exactly he said because I clearly wasn't awake while I watched.

I remember watching a space program on netflix that commented on it.  I'm kinda drunk, but what I remember is the Russians detected a nuclear radiation source from space that could have been the US launching an attack.  They kept their finger off the button long enough to figure out what it actually was(that I can't remember, but something natural from dying stars, maybe?).  At any rate, they figured out that the source came from deep space, too far away to have been sourced by humans.  I'm sure somebody else has the good details lying around.


You're looking for gamma ray bursts, I believe. And it was the USAF who discovered them after putting up satellites to look for nuclear weapons tests after a test ban treaty.

http://apod.nasa.gov/htmltest/jbonnell/www/grbhist.html (pops)
 
2013-02-16 04:18:03 AM
For those crying about the lack of video of the Cuban event, I present the following technological facts of life.


Cuban i-Phone....
cache.wists.com

Cuban i-Pad

www.lrgaf.org

Cuban i-Pod

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

Cuban dash cam

4.bp.blogspot.com

Car in which to mount your dash cam

farm3.static.flickr.com

Thread may now resume it's regular posts.
 
2013-02-16 06:17:17 AM
Meteorites falling from space with a president trying to take our guns... I'm bunking at with The Nuge. Let the, Zombie Apocalypse begin!!!
 
2013-02-16 06:48:41 AM
i like how everyone acts like they are so sure they know what the f it is.    we are all knowing.  no one knows shiat.   and if you pretend you do you are worse off.   and if you are actually judging people on what they say it is,   what the hell for???  we just had a hurriccaine the likes of one NY HAS NEVER, EVER seen before.    this world is changing.   if flaming balls of hydrochloric acid started falling out of the sky for no apparent reason,   we really shouldnt be surprised at this farking point,  with the way the weather has been going.    get over yourselves humanity,    you DONT KNOW EVERYTHING.
 
2013-02-16 07:02:02 AM

Coelacanth: Lsherm: Brett.M: A few years ago my wife and I buy a Lake house in NW NJ for our son (We live near Manhattan and he needed some room to run).  Small house, whole history behind the area, whatever.  During the home inspection we're checking the basement, huge metal door in a lowered area by the sump pump.  It's completely unmovable and the inspector says it was most likely put there  for support and is cemented in.  Ok whatever.

Two years later an old couple is walking by.  We pass greeting from the deck and the walk up to say hello.

"Do you still have the bomb shelter?"

"What????"

So the two of them come down to the basement and insist that many owners ago there was a full fledged Bomb Shelter installed!!! So I call in a few guys to bust up the cement and get  that door open.

Took half a day and they call me down to take a look.  The door (maybe 3 inches thick) opens...... to a completely clean room, stocked shelves, cots, batteries, water, short wave radio.  No kidding like the Lost Dharma thing.  Room for 5-6 families, shocking.

We talked to the local historical folks and we're working on donating a bunch of the stuff before we figure out what to do with the space.  It's 700 sq feet extending out from the house, Shocking!

You tell a story like that without pictures?  I call bullshiat.


Any idea how the door was supposed to opened?


1) Yes bad writing, I was posting from my phone (Hence the double post)
2) The assumption is that the basement was dirt.  Most are up here in the older houses, our neighbor who has had the house for 40+ years has a tree stump in theirs.  But due to building codes you can't sell a house with a dirt basement anymore.  This house had 3 owners between us and the builder of the Hole as we refer to it and one of them must have just had cement poured in and sealed the door.
3) Pics, yea, sucks.  We have no idea of the value of any of this stuff, or for that matter the house now that we found the Hole.  So we're not posting or emailing pics.  Don't want some old fart showing up yelling that it's his gas mask down there (There is no gas mask).  We found it in late September and are still figuring out what to do with it all.
 
2013-02-16 07:17:22 AM

CowboyUpCowgirlDown: occamswrist: Sgeo: jehovahs witness protection: We may be in for a big surprise soon.

Admittedly, it's possible that we're missing stuff, and that is scary, but it's not any more likely to happen now than it was a year ago.

I get the feeling asteroids come in clusters...no data to back it up...

Do we still get to use the Hyperspace Key?


Just watched that movie last night.
 
2013-02-16 07:46:14 AM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: czetie: I finally got around to watching Iron Sky, so I'm getting a kick etc.

I really wanted to see that, but couldn't afford the gas (closest showing was up in the SF Valley). Did you buy a copy? Is it available on the Internet?


I caught it on Netflix.
 
2013-02-16 08:08:49 AM

ransack.: Oldiron_79: You're just looking into a bunker subby? The best houses have had one sice the cold war. Mine has enough booze, porn, cheetos, and twinkees to last me till Dr Zaius and his goons find me.

YOU HAVE TWINKIES?!??!?


Yup but woody harrelson cant have any.
 
2013-02-16 08:22:51 AM

davidphogan: Are we all going to die?


Usually...
 
2013-02-16 08:38:37 AM

crackwhore: DONT KNOW EVERYTHING.


We know enough to properly use punctuation and not to use more than one space between commas or sentences.
 
2013-02-16 09:25:16 AM

ThrobblefootSpectre: Andromeda: Listen guys, tens of thousands of meteorites that are >10 grams hit the Earth every day.

Everyone here is making jokes about it, so it's not clear who you are lecturing with such parental concern.   But meteorites creating 300kt explosions, and passes within 17k miles are not everyday events. These were a bit more than 10 grams.  :-) BTW - most professional astronomers quoted in the media are calling this a very interesting and amazing series of events.


Simmer down there, buddy.

Andromeda wrote the cover story for the March 2013 issue of Astronomy magazine. She's for real.

Obviously, yesterday's dual events were extraordinary. We will "probably" never see anything of that magnitude (no pun intended) again in our lives.

=]
 
2013-02-16 09:31:20 AM

Gilligann: Residents described the object as being comparable in size to a bus

How the hell can anyone tell what the size of a falling, and then exploding meteor is?


Physics.
 
2013-02-16 09:41:59 AM

czetie: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: czetie: I finally got around to watching Iron Sky, so I'm getting a kick etc.

I really wanted to see that, but couldn't afford the gas (closest showing was up in the SF Valley). Did you buy a copy? Is it available on the Internet?

I caught it on Netflix.


Thanks.
 
2013-02-16 10:26:43 AM

ransack.: Oldiron_79: You're just looking into a bunker subby? The best houses have had one sice the cold war. Mine has enough booze, porn, cheetos, and twinkees to last me till Dr Zaius and his goons find me.

YOU HAVE TWINKIES?!??!?


They are used in bunkers because the storage life is unlimited.
 
2013-02-16 11:02:11 AM

KarmicDisaster: ransack.: Oldiron_79: You're just looking into a bunker subby? The best houses have had one sice the cold war. Mine has enough booze, porn, cheetos, and twinkees to last me till Dr Zaius and his goons find me.

YOU HAVE TWINKIES?!??!?

They are used in bunkers because the storage life is unlimited.


That is an urban legend, it's on Snopes giy.
 
2013-02-16 11:06:00 AM
 
2013-02-16 12:00:44 PM

Brett.M: Coelacanth: Lsherm: Brett.M:
2) The assumption is that the basement was dirt.  Most are up here in the older houses, our neighbor who has had the house for 40+ years has a tree stump in theirs.  But due to building codes you can't sell a house with a dirt basement anymore.  This house had 3 owners between us and the builder of the Hole as we refer to it and one of them must have just had cement poured in and sealed the door.
3) Pics, yea, sucks.  We have no idea of the value of any of this stuff, or for that matter the house now that we found the Hole.  So we're not posting ...


Where I live, I believe dirt basements must be grandfathered in depending on the age of the property, because I definitely looked at two houses that had them (and practically ran screaming from both once I found out; fear of bodies etc etc). I'm sure YMMV though.

Value will probably vary but I'd imagine if you wanted to you could sell most of it on ebay for a tidy profit, provided you take pics of the original setup before you move any of it. That could help you show authenticity. Although you say there's no gas mask, check with a lawyer about other questionable items - certain gas masks, at least, are illegal to own (just for example). There might be other things in there too. I say lawyer instead of police because you're far less likely to get things confiscated if they're not sure.

Personally I'd love to see pics but its understandable you wouldn't want to spread that around the interwebs. I love old rediscovered stuff like that.
 
2013-02-18 12:51:54 AM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: czetie: I finally got around to watching Iron Sky, so I'm getting a kick etc.

I really wanted to see that, but couldn't afford the gas (closest showing was up in the SF Valley). Did you buy a copy? Is it available on the Internet?


iTunes has it. HD if you want it. Probably rent it if you don't want to buy it.
 
2013-02-18 08:17:22 AM

saturn badger: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: czetie: I finally got around to watching Iron Sky, so I'm getting a kick etc.

I really wanted to see that, but couldn't afford the gas (closest showing was up in the SF Valley). Did you buy a copy? Is it available on the Internet?

iTunes has it. HD if you want it. Probably rent it if you don't want to buy it.


Thanks
 
2013-02-18 11:52:27 PM

Brett.M: 1) Yes bad writing, I was posting from my phone (Hence the double post)
2) The assumption is that the basement was dirt. Most are up here in the older houses, our neighbor who has had the house for 40+ years has a tree stump in theirs. But due to building codes you can't sell a house with a dirt basement anymore. This house had 3 owners between us and the builder of the Hole as we refer to it and one of them must have just had cement poured in and sealed the door.
3) Pics, yea, sucks. We have no idea of the value of any of this stuff, or for that matter the house now that we found the Hole. So we're not posting or emailing pics. Don't want some old fart showing up yelling that it's his gas mask down there (There is no gas mask). We found it in late September and are still figuring out what to do with it all.


You double check to see if maybe there's more down there than just the Hole? One of the best shelters I  ever saw was based on an Egyptian tomb that had a fake burial chamber to lure thieves away from the real burial chamber.
 
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