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(Slash Gear)   Strange damage reports surface after Friday's Russian meteor explosion. Rumors of a small child wrapped in a red blanket found in the center of the meteorite wreckage remain unconfirmed   (slashgear.com) divider line 21
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2013-02-18 09:05:36 AM  
2 votes:

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Funny that the Russian officials are not letting media outlets near the impact on the lake.


Not really. If a fragment of the meteor did, in fact, land there you want to keep people out to the greatest extent possible until scientists can come and examine things.

As an analogy, think of a crime scene: lots of people stomping around everywhere will contaminate the scene. Similarly, people stepping on meteorites can break or contaminate them in such a way as to reduce their scientific value.

/does research on meteorites
2013-02-18 09:01:04 AM  
2 votes:

SuperChuck: nulluspixiusdemonica: So.. sonic boom is now classified as an explosion?

a best initial estimate of the total energy of the event is about 300 kilotons of TNT-equivalent
You think a sonic boom did that?


They've updated that to 500 kilotons now. Good thing it exploded high in the atmosphere instead of close to the ground.

If you want to learn how to cuss in Russian, bring up some of the YouTube videos.
2013-02-18 08:47:30 AM  
2 votes:
Windows crashing is not really news.
2013-02-18 08:39:28 AM  
2 votes:
It could happen...

i284.photobucket.com
2013-02-18 08:38:36 AM  
2 votes:

brobdiggy: Bookie meteor odds:

Meteor is Tyrael:  1 to 150
Meteor is Superman:  1 to 400
Meteor is Lavos:  1 to 1,200
Bill Cosby has part of the meteor in a coffee can and is now able to speak to dogs:  1 to 64,000

Place your bets now


Damn we are soooo boned if its Lavos

/so glad I get the reference
2013-02-18 08:34:47 AM  
2 votes:
This is going to be one of those things we learn from. Like how we all know to get to high ground when the ocean recedes suddenly. Stay away from windows when the sky is suddenly filled with the bright glow of a fireball.
2013-02-20 02:37:36 PM  
1 votes:

Seraphym: Keep laughing at all this weird post-meteor stuff, it's only a matter of time until they close off major areas near the impact, and stalkers begin working their way through the mosquito manges to find those so-sos and bracelets, and maybe a few empties, as they hunt for the Golden Sphere.

/hopefully not obscure
//bring lots of nuts & bolts


That sounds like a picnic to me.

/Though I admit I have not read that book
//I simply know if its existence thanks to STALKER and Metro 2033
2013-02-19 12:07:29 AM  
1 votes:
Keep laughing at all this weird post-meteor stuff, it's only a matter of time until they close off major areas near the impact, and stalkers begin working their way through the mosquito manges to find those so-sos and bracelets, and maybe a few empties, as they hunt for the Golden Sphere.

/hopefully not obscure
//bring lots of nuts & bolts
2013-02-18 10:03:07 AM  
1 votes:
ihatepeacocks.com

And this is how the world ends...
2013-02-18 09:43:39 AM  
1 votes:
The city of Nasbladiyastimovnikova had all the letter "Z's" knocked entirely out of it's name.
And I hear the city if Svadiblostovichniyakasta sustained damage into the hundred of rubles.

Supermanskinovitch anyone?

I guess when it's really farking cold outside there's not much else to do than invent new names with all your extra letters.
2013-02-18 09:29:13 AM  
1 votes:

LDM90: SuperChuck: nulluspixiusdemonica: So.. sonic boom is now classified as an explosion?

a best initial estimate of the total energy of the event is about 300 kilotons of TNT-equivalent
You think a sonic boom did that?

That just astonishes me - almost 19 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.


Had we known that back in 1945, we could have used a meteorite.
2013-02-18 09:21:54 AM  
1 votes:

Fubegra: If you want to learn how to cuss in Russian, bring up some of the YouTube videos.


Heh.  We were watching it on the local news and you could hear in one of the videos cursing in Russian.  I started laughing, and the distaffbopper asked me why.  When I told her what just slipped past the local news self-censoring, she laughed also.
2013-02-18 09:09:27 AM  
1 votes:

AntonChigger: Damn we are soooo boned if its Lavos

/so glad I get the reference


Nah, we're good, it's already after 1999.

/'Sides, if it is Lavos, that means at least one of us get a GODDAMN AIRSHIP!
//And would probably be smart enough to go "Okay, you guys take the gate to fight lavos, we'll take the time machine, that way six of us can beat him down at once."
2013-02-18 09:08:28 AM  
1 votes:
And as far as the electronics borking up it might just be the thing messed with electrons in the atmosphere or some other garbledygook and blew out the ultra sensitive components in the devices... or as was mentioned up thread they were about to screw up anyway and the meteorite had nothing to do with it.

Solar flares, lightening strikes, fluctuations in the earths magnetism can mess with electronics. Having a space rock come ripping through the atmosphere like that is bound to have some kind of effect on our little doodads designed around quantum mechanics. Sh*t we don't even fully understand how some of the freaky sh*t at the quantum level works. We just follow the equations to achieve the results they predict.

/again... not a science talking guy
//been watching a lot physics docs lately though
///therefore I know everything
2013-02-18 09:08:13 AM  
1 votes:
Do they have insurance in Russia? I would imagine here in the good old USA the insurance company's would be tripping over themselves denying claims because act of god.
2013-02-18 09:05:36 AM  
1 votes:

SuperChuck: nulluspixiusdemonica: So.. sonic boom is now classified as an explosion?

a best initial estimate of the total energy of the event is about 300 kilotons of TNT-equivalent
You think a sonic boom did that?


That just astonishes me - almost 19 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
2013-02-18 08:58:35 AM  
1 votes:
Lucky it wasn't Tunguska-like.
2013-02-18 08:58:05 AM  
1 votes:

AntonChigger: brobdiggy: Bookie meteor odds:

Meteor is Tyrael:  1 to 150
Meteor is Superman:  1 to 400
Meteor is Lavos:  1 to 1,200
Bill Cosby has part of the meteor in a coffee can and is now able to speak to dogs:  1 to 64,000

Place your bets now

Damn we are soooo boned if its Lavos

/so glad I get the reference



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2013-02-18 08:56:59 AM  
1 votes:
Oh FFS... The fact that sound/energy waves broke some stuff and not others is not strange. I'd imagine it all depends on the composition of the glass and how that energy hit it.

HURR I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT!! IT'S JEBUS/ALIENS/0BOOGER DEATH RAY! MUST BUY GUNS!!

/not a science talkin' guy
2013-02-18 08:47:48 AM  
1 votes:

nulluspixiusdemonica: So.. sonic boom is now classified as an explosion?


It's a series of outwardly expanding shock waves.  Why not?
2013-02-18 08:17:55 AM  
1 votes:
Super headline is super.

Plus 1.
 
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