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2013-03-23 12:08:37 PM
GAY
 
2013-03-23 01:20:05 PM
"...a massive extinction decimated 76 percent of marine and terrestrial species..."
 
2013-03-23 01:27:05 PM

dryknife: "...a massive extinction decimated 76 percent of marine and terrestrial species..."


Sorry about that
 
2013-03-23 01:27:56 PM
FTA: sudden release of gases into the atmosphere may have created intense global warming and acidification of the oceans that ultimately killed off thousands of plant and animal species.

Makes sense.  My potted ferns always look a bit wilted the morning after chili night.
 
2013-03-23 01:29:20 PM
CO2?  I would have gone with methane.
 
2013-03-23 01:32:45 PM
Headline: killed off 76 percent  (=76%)
Article: decimated 76 percent  (=7.6%)

/well that's what you expect from those idiots at, uh, MIT
 
2013-03-23 01:41:23 PM
You know who else used toxic gases to decimate large populations?
 
2013-03-23 01:45:00 PM
gerrycanavan.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-23 01:50:54 PM
The triassic period?   Doesn't look like Jersey.... looks more like Austria to me.

blog.canacad.ac.jp
 
2013-03-23 01:54:52 PM
Triassic Park.

This time it's gas.
Smelly, smelly gas.
 
2013-03-23 01:57:17 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com

/has all GL books
 
2013-03-23 01:57:33 PM
Hmm, I always thought it was because of the Siberian Traps eruptions.
 
2013-03-23 02:05:15 PM

Whatthefark: Hmm, I always thought it was because of the Siberian Traps eruptions.


The Triassic is a geologic period and system that extends from about 250 to 200 Ma (252.2 ± 0.5 to 201.3 ± 0.2 million years ago).

this is the END Triassic event. Siberian Traps were 251 mya ending the Permian. they also killed 90+ percent of all species.
Just finished a great book on the end of the Permian. It was funny when after talking about a real extinction event the author segued into the "modern" extinction event. LOLOLOL
 
2013-03-23 02:05:47 PM
As there is no F1 Malaysian Grand Prix thread yet, I will ask this here. Anyone noticed that Bob Varsha is filling in for Lee whatsisname? Did Speed let him out of his contract already.
 
2013-03-23 02:10:38 PM
Well that was a pretty CAMPy article.
 
2013-03-23 02:11:13 PM
Who killed off 76% of life on earth?

i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-23 02:17:01 PM
The Triassic extinction was a holiday. You need the Permian extinction for real mayhem. Lost about 90%
 
2013-03-23 02:17:56 PM

Descartes: The triassic period?   Doesn't look like Jersey.... looks more like Austria to me.

[blog.canacad.ac.jp image 400x237]


You know who else from Austria was found of extinctions.
 
2013-03-23 02:23:16 PM

namatad: Whatthefark: Hmm, I always thought it was because of the Siberian Traps eruptions.

The Triassic is a geologic period and system that extends from about 250 to 200 Ma (252.2 ± 0.5 to 201.3 ± 0.2 million years ago).

this is the END Triassic event. Siberian Traps were 251 mya ending the Permian. they also killed 90+ percent of all species.
Just finished a great book on the end of the Permian. It was funny when after talking about a real extinction event the author segued into the "modern" extinction event. LOLOLOL


Well, I  was going to say that. I wonder if this will get geologists on the hunt for an associated antipodal impact event.
 
2013-03-23 02:30:32 PM

namatad: Just finished a great book on the end of the Permian. It was funny when after talking about a real extinction event the author segued into the "modern" extinction event


Namatad: what was the book?  I love stuff like that, I'd like to check it out.

//Science geek
 
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2013-03-23 02:43:14 PM

LoneWolf343: You know who else from Austria was found of extinctions.


Crocodile Dundee?  Olivia Newton John?
 
2013-03-23 02:58:18 PM
i.qkme.me
 
2013-03-23 02:58:43 PM

mikaloyd: As there is no F1 Malaysian Grand Prix thread yet, I will ask this here.


They wouldn't green a practice thread for the first weekend in four months, so I wouldn't expect an F1 thread until Saturday night.

Anyone noticed that Bob Varsha is filling in for Lee whatsisname?

Yes, they mentioned at the end of the race last week that he's subbing for Leigh Diffey, who is on IndyCar duty this weekend.

Did Speed let him out of his contract already.

No, but they seem to be allowing him to cover for Diffey as needed.
 
2013-03-23 03:11:14 PM
Lies!  The Universe is only 6000 years old.  Jesus said so!
 
2013-03-23 03:19:24 PM
CSB time: I was working in construction, dealing with building permits for some commercial projects in the Virginia area. Found out that the Chesapeake Bay region is actually a meteorite impact crater, and a protected area as a result.

There were a ton of extra requirements and legislation for storm water flowing into the Bay, and it required a fair amount of hassle between the various engineers to make it all work. Made c
 
2013-03-23 03:21:34 PM
Damn phone typing, was gonna say it made for some cool historical info :)

/I know, CSB
 
2013-03-23 03:26:31 PM

Slaxl: Who killed off 76% of life on earth?

[i.imgur.com image 352x262]


MEEE!!

Came here for the brains, leaving satisfied
 
2013-03-23 03:43:02 PM
Read the rest of Fark? Why would I do such a thing?
 
2013-03-23 04:03:29 PM
cdn0.sbnation.com

NEXT TIME ON OLD TESTAMENT GOD...
 
2013-03-23 04:06:32 PM

Smeggy Smurf: dryknife: "...a massive extinction decimated 76 percent of marine and terrestrial species..."

Sorry about that


Looks like 7.6 decimations. Intresting hypothosis in any case.
 
2013-03-23 04:33:31 PM
NO! NO!  NO!  NO!  NO!  NO!  NO! NO! NO!  NO! NO!  NO! NO!  NO! NO!  NO! NO!  NO! NO!  NO!  NO! NO!  NO! NO!  NO!  NO! NO!  NO! NO!  NO! NO!  NO!  NO! NO!  Volcanoes didn't cause Global Warming, Global Warming caused volcanoes! Seriously.

I was those damned SUVs....
 
2013-03-23 04:34:10 PM

RedVentrue: Smeggy Smurf: dryknife: "...a massive extinction decimated 76 percent of marine and terrestrial species..."

Sorry about that

Looks like 7.6 decimations. Intresting hypothosis in any case.


I'm sorry.  I'll do better next time.  It's just those lousy goddamned bugs from Klendathu can't be relied upon.
 
2013-03-23 04:54:25 PM

namatad: Whatthefark: Hmm, I always thought it was because of the Siberian Traps eruptions.

The Triassic is a geologic period and system that extends from about 250 to 200 Ma (252.2 ± 0.5 to 201.3 ± 0.2 million years ago).

this is the END Triassic event. Siberian Traps were 251 mya ending the Permian. they also killed 90+ percent of all species.
Just finished a great book on the end of the Permian. It was funny when after talking about a real extinction event the author segued into the "modern" extinction event. LOLOLOL


Ah ha. Thanks for the correction.
 
2013-03-23 05:39:13 PM
The Palisades are quite nice.  First time I saw a whale... going up the Hudson River past Manhattan?

I was like... "WTF?"
 
2013-03-23 05:58:12 PM

Joe Peanut: Lies!  The Universe is only 6000 years old.  Jesus said so!


Which bit of the New Testament is that?
 
2013-03-23 06:07:06 PM

Altman: namatad: Just finished a great book on the end of the Permian. It was funny when after talking about a real extinction event the author segued into the "modern" extinction event

Namatad: what was the book?  I love stuff like that, I'd like to check it out.

//Science geek


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/050005116X
 
2013-03-23 06:42:05 PM

jamspoon: Joe Peanut: Lies!  The Universe is only 6000 years old.  Jesus said so!

Which bit of the New Testament is that?


Ralph, 36:17
 
2013-03-23 08:03:29 PM
stopped reading at decimated 76%
STOP RUINING THAT WORD
Oops, I mean STOP DECIMATING THAT WORD, I guess
 
2013-03-23 08:08:27 PM

Smeggy Smurf: RedVentrue: Smeggy Smurf: dryknife: "...a massive extinction decimated 76 percent of marine and terrestrial species..."

Sorry about that

Looks like 7.6 decimations. Intresting hypothosis in any case.

I'm sorry.  I'll do better next time.  It's just those lousy goddamned bugs from Klendathu can't be relied upon.


All you have to do is threaten one of the brain bugs and you'll be fine. ;)
 
2013-03-23 08:10:03 PM

namatad: Altman: namatad: Just finished a great book on the end of the Permian. It was funny when after talking about a real extinction event the author segued into the "modern" extinction event

Namatad: what was the book?  I love stuff like that, I'd like to check it out.

//Science geek

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/050005116X


and the indoctrination continues...
 
2013-03-23 08:31:40 PM

Reverend Monkeypants:  First time I saw a whale... going up the Hudson River past Manhattan?

I was like... "WTF?"


Probably on the Jersey side.  Was it spray-painted orange?
 
2013-03-23 11:42:40 PM

FloydA: Reverend Monkeypants:  First time I saw a whale... going up the Hudson River past Manhattan?

I was like... "WTF?"

Probably on the Jersey side.  Was it spray-painted orange?


She was!
 
2013-03-24 12:32:41 AM
i172.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-24 01:26:14 AM

fightingnewfoundlander: stopped reading at decimated 76%
STOP RUINING THAT WORD
Oops, I mean STOP DECIMATING THAT WORD, I guess


Nobody is ruining that word.  Sometimes words have more than one definition.  Sometimes words in a living language evolve.  Sometimes...
 
2013-03-24 03:28:09 AM

Whatthefark: Hmm, I always thought it was because of the Siberian Traps eruptions.


T-J, not P-T (the article talks about the end-Triassic extinction that led to the Jurassic period, not the Great Dying...where rather more than 76% of all life died, rather closer to 95% in fact).

T-J may be due to volcanism (as noted in article), P-T has a number of proposed causes including the Siberian Traps megavolcanism event, a possibility of a meteor strike, or (and this seems to be an increasingly favoured explanation) a Mass Clusterfarkage of Epic Proportions involving multiple events happening at the same time that in and of themselves would cause major extinction events (one scenario I've seen seriously proposed for the P-T extinction involved a meteor strike, when then triggered the Deccan and Siberian Traps to go into Volcanic Overload, which THEN triggered a mass release of methane from methane clathrates in the oceans...).

/fun fact--pretty much the P-T extinction was sufficiently nasty that for some 20 million years after it happened the dominant form of land life was ONE species of therapsid about the size of a large guinea pig (and belonging to a sister group to the clade of therapsids that led to mammals including us)...and it was pretty much those guys and their descendants being the big losers in the T-J extinction that led to the dinosaurian megaherbivores
 
2013-03-25 02:40:27 AM

WhoGAS: fightingnewfoundlander: stopped reading at decimated 76%
STOP RUINING THAT WORD
Oops, I mean STOP DECIMATING THAT WORD, I guess

Nobody is ruining that word.  Sometimes words have more than one definition.  Sometimes words in a living language evolve.  Sometimes...


So very much THIS! Yes, decimated once meant to "select by lot and kill every tenth man of ."  But at this time in history it also means "to reduce drastically especially in number."
 
2013-03-25 07:06:07 AM

Philbb: WhoGAS: fightingnewfoundlander: stopped reading at decimated 76%
STOP RUINING THAT WORD
Oops, I mean STOP DECIMATING THAT WORD, I guess

Nobody is ruining that word.  Sometimes words have more than one definition.  Sometimes words in a living language evolve.  Sometimes...

So very much THIS! Yes, decimated once meant to "select by lot and kill every tenth man of ."  But at this time in history it also means "to reduce drastically especially in number."


I could careless. their using words irregardless of they're meaning. Its wrong, a word has a meaning, just because people use it wrong doesn't mean we should sit back and accept it. What happens when you need a word that describes one in ten men being killed? You'll say "they were decimated", and people will go "it wasn't that bad, only 10% casualties", and I'll spring out from the bushes and stab them in the eye with a dictionary, and bound off into the night fog.
 
2013-03-25 01:18:09 PM

Slaxl: Philbb: WhoGAS: fightingnewfoundlander: stopped reading at decimated 76%
STOP RUINING THAT WORD
Oops, I mean STOP DECIMATING THAT WORD, I guess

Nobody is ruining that word.  Sometimes words have more than one definition.  Sometimes words in a living language evolve.  Sometimes...

So very much THIS! Yes, decimated once meant to "select by lot and kill every tenth man of ."  But at this time in history it also means "to reduce drastically especially in number."

I could careless. their using words irregardless of they're meaning. Its wrong, a word has a meaning, just because people use yousit wrong doesn't mean we should sit back and accept exceptit. What happens when you need a word that describes one in ten men being killed kilt? You'll say "they were decimated", and people will go "it wasn't that bad, only 10% casualties", and I'll spring out from the bushes and stab them in the eye with a dictionary, and bound off into the night knightfog.


FTFY
 
2013-03-25 06:52:22 PM
Thank you, that'll teach me for not not proof-reading.
 
2013-03-25 07:21:43 PM

Slaxl: Thank you, that'll teach me for not not proof-reading.


Hey!  You just used proper grammar and spelling!  You know what!?  I think you're a phony!

HE'S A PHONY, EVERYONE!  PHONY!!!

/not the least bit obscure
 
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