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2013-04-03 12:36:31 PM  

wildcardjack: Hmm, I wonder if the lava is glass like enough to form Prince Rupert's Drops?


Hot lava and Prince Albert's Piercing? *Now* we've got a party!
 
2013-04-03 12:36:59 PM  
I can't imagine ever getting so bored with everything else that I'd be down to doing this.
 
2013-04-03 12:37:55 PM  

WinoRhino: I'm heading out to the Big Island in a couple weeks. We have a 10 mile hike out to the flows planned. We opted not to do the shore line boat trip.


I've heard the boat trips are a waste.  We did the helicopter tour (father-in-law with a heart condition wasn't up for much in the way of hiking) which was pretty cool, though the pilots make a point to double check every hiker they pass over to make sure they aren't stranded.
 
2013-04-03 12:44:38 PM  

Pav: I have walked close enough to that exact lava flow to put a stick in it.  While I was down there a guy came along and went swimming just off to the side of where the lava was hitting the water.  The only danger these guys were in was inhaling that smog thats created when the lava hits the water.


completely true CSB


HSB?
 
2013-04-03 12:47:49 PM  
1832 F sounds better
 
2013-04-03 12:47:51 PM  

Pav


I have walked close enough to that exact lava flow to put a stick in it. While I was down there a guy came along and went swimming just off to the side of where the lava was hitting the water. The only danger these guys were in was inhaling that smog thats created when the lava hits the water.


completely true CSB


Make sure the tide doesn't move you under the lava flow or close enough to get burned. The locals understand the tides. The haolis figure the beach is open and get swept away in a rip tide.

Also, if you take some of the black sand from that place, does Madame Pele get all up in your face like she does at the nearby beach?
 
2013-04-03 12:48:19 PM  
If you ever drop your kayak into a river of molten lava, let it go because man, it's gone.
 
2013-04-03 12:48:28 PM  
Nothing more bracing than kayaking in boiling water around razor-sharp volcanic rock to rustle your jimmies, I suppose.

/stupid guy is stupid
 
2013-04-03 12:50:40 PM  
Our Chinook pilots once overflew the huge crater at Volcanoes National Park, on the Big Island of Hawaii. We were at about 500 feet, and the thermal updraft almost stalled our rotor blades. We rose from 500 to 3,000 feet in maybe 15 seconds. It scared the hell out of everyone aboard, because even if we autorotated to the ground, where do you land? It may have been the dumbest thing I've ever seen done in a helicopter.
 
2013-04-03 01:01:57 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: Pav

I have walked close enough to that exact lava flow to put a stick in it. While I was down there a guy came along and went swimming just off to the side of where the lava was hitting the water. The only danger these guys were in was inhaling that smog thats created when the lava hits the water.


completely true CSB

Make sure the tide doesn't move you under the lava flow or close enough to get burned. The locals understand the tides. The haolis figure the beach is open and get swept away in a rip tide.

Also, if you take some of the black sand from that place, does Madame Pele get all up in your face like she does at the nearby beach?


Nah, but if you unearth a small tiki statue, leave it where you found it, man.  Those things are bad news.
 
2013-04-03 01:04:14 PM  

Neondion: 1,000 degrees Celsius -Is that above or below freezing?


Freezing is 0 degrees, boiling is 100....

LDM90: That's like 110 in real degrees, right?


Celsius IS real degrees.
It is 1273.15 Kelvin or 1832 Farenheit for those of you with no science background...
 
2013-04-03 01:05:14 PM  

Tillmaster: So that's how you can have your kayak and heat it.


I tried to come up with and even cleverer comeback pun.  It is not possible.  You are king of the pun hill.

/this should have been the official headline
//+1 internets
 
2013-04-03 01:14:46 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Some 'Splainin' To Do: DROxINxTHExWIND: Clemkadidlefark: If you got the stones, use 'em ...

Why? While I'm curious to know why people do intentionally dangerous stuff that has no benefit to anyone, it's their life. They can do what they want with it. What puzzles me is why do you people think it's "cool"? It's the definition of stupidity. Farkers talk about Darwinism all of the time. This guy is a classic case.

"Cool" and "Safe" are sets that have very little overlap. "Cool" and "Stupid", however, have a large amount of overlap.

Does that clarify the subject for you?

Not really. Stupidity is not cool to me.


That's fine, so long as you recognize that your estimation of what's cool doesn't really line up with most people's.

Vive la differance.
 
2013-04-03 01:15:48 PM  
Why so many kayaking stories lately?

/I assume a payment from the kayak mob?
 
2013-04-03 01:16:47 PM  

Neondion: 1,000 degrees Celsius -Is that above or below freezing?


Equals just about a metric ton.
 
2013-04-03 01:18:50 PM  

Some 'Splainin' To Do: DROxINxTHExWIND: Some 'Splainin' To Do: DROxINxTHExWIND: Clemkadidlefark: If you got the stones, use 'em ...

Why? While I'm curious to know why people do intentionally dangerous stuff that has no benefit to anyone, it's their life. They can do what they want with it. What puzzles me is why do you people think it's "cool"? It's the definition of stupidity. Farkers talk about Darwinism all of the time. This guy is a classic case.

"Cool" and "Safe" are sets that have very little overlap. "Cool" and "Stupid", however, have a large amount of overlap.

Does that clarify the subject for you?

Not really. Stupidity is not cool to me.

That's fine, so long as you recognize that your estimation of what's cool doesn't really line up with most people's.

Vive la differance.


Point taken
 
2013-04-03 01:20:49 PM  

Pav: My guide who walked us out onto the flow goes out there every single day.  He does stuff like put his shoe in lava and watch the sole burn.  He has a picture of himself on a surfboard on top of lava as the board is catching fire. He's not dead yet.  I've been sending people to him for years.


The difference is that your guide is walking to an inch deep lava flow that's moving at a snails pace and turning back into soild stone as it is exposed to air because the thermal flow power is being used to heat surrounding rock. He can control where he walks, how close he gets, and the heat is a good indication if another spot near you is "suddenly" going to erupt. I put suddenly in quotes because it flows so slowly and takes a little while for the magma to heat up the surface rock and pop through and you'd be an idiot if you didn't feel it. I've been less than 5 feet in front of the flow on more than few occasions when I lived down near South Point, and I never felt in danger, in fact there was a guy from the national park standing there with me who was there almost every day.

These guys are beside lava flowing/falling into the ocean from an underground lava tube. They can't control the ocean, and they won't have any indication if the shelf is about to break, or if some pressure builds up behind the lava coming out and squirts it a few feet
 
2013-04-03 01:22:10 PM  

LDM90: That's like 110 in real degrees, right?


They are using metric kayaks, so the magma is measured in Celsius.
 
2013-04-03 01:25:03 PM  

Devolving_Spud: LDM90: That's like 110 in real degrees, right?

They are using metric kayaks, so the magma is measured in Celsius.


can I get that in hogsheads?
Details, man.
 
2013-04-03 01:25:38 PM  

inclemency: Why so many kayaking stories lately?

Ssmarch

is finally over.
 
2013-04-03 01:31:37 PM  
tillerman35:
Nah, but if you unearth a small tiki statue, leave it where you found it, man.  Those things are bad news.

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

/oblig
 
2013-04-03 01:32:03 PM  

Sybarite: Liquid hot magma


It's only called "magma" while it's underground. Once it's above ground, it's "lava". I know this because I got it wrong on a local TV quiz show back in high school.

/In 1986.
//Some things just stick with you.
 
2013-04-03 01:33:50 PM  

Tillmaster: So that's how you can have your kayak and heat it.


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-03 01:35:00 PM  

SurelyShirley: Neondion: 1,000 degrees Celsius -Is that above or below freezing?

Equals just about a metric ton.


How much is that in kilometers?
 
2013-04-03 01:36:13 PM  

callthekiteman: /has a house in Kalapana


OH, and THAT dude is lucky?
It was 15 degrees and 50 MPW winds out last night here.
My windows were shut tight and locked and the curtains were STILL moving.
 
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2013-04-03 01:36:38 PM  
cool....until someone dies.
 
2013-04-03 01:39:40 PM  

LDM90: That's like 110 in real degrees, right?


Well, you know when you eat a piece of pizza and it's too hot and it burns the roof of your mouth?
Lava is like, twice as hot as that.
 
2013-04-03 01:45:56 PM  

Devolving_Spud: LDM90: That's like 110 in real degrees, right?

They are using metric kayaks, so the magma is measured in Celsius.


The Centigrade / Celsius scale is really no more "metric" than the Fahrenheit. It simply happened to be the measure that was integrated into the metric system (calories et. al.). Both scales start from a definition of 0-100 degrees between two points. Fahrenheit used two arbitrary standards: the coldest temperature attainable with a mixture of water and salt, and human body core temperature. (This was later found to be erroneous, which is why we now know body temperature as 98.6 instead of 100.)

Celsius's scale definition is simpler; it sets 100 degrees as the span between the freezing and boiling points of water.

We also have the Rankine and Kelvin scales, which reference from absolute zero and use Fahrenheit and Centigrade degrees respectively.

Celsius was originally known as Centigrade (the names are still usable interchangeably) but the official name was changed to Celsius due to "Centigrade" being used in France as a unit of angular measurement (source: teh wiki.)
 
2013-04-03 01:52:59 PM  

Cybernetic: SurelyShirley: Neondion: 1,000 degrees Celsius -Is that above or below freezing?

Equals just about a metric ton.

How much is that in kilometers?


About a trillion pascals, or 2 1/2 decimates.
 
2013-04-03 01:55:12 PM  

NutWrench: LDM90: That's like 110 in real degrees, right?

Well, you know when you eat a piece of pizza and it's too hot and it burns the roof of your mouth?
Lava is like, twice as hot as that.


You have lava, then you have this;

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-03 01:58:31 PM  
I thought it was gonna be Bear Grylls.
 
2013-04-03 02:09:20 PM  
 
2013-04-03 02:13:34 PM  
I remember when I visited Volcano National Park.  They had signs and people telling you no matter what, don't breathe the steam from where the lava hits the water.  Apparently it has some acid in it, and is supposed to be very bad for the lungs.
 
2013-04-03 02:15:55 PM  
Two words; rogue wave.  Aloha brah
 
2013-04-03 02:19:16 PM  

destrip: The Centigrade / Celsius scale is really no more "metric" than the Fahrenheit. It simply happened to be the measure that was integrated into the metric system (calories et. al.). Both scales start from a definition of 0-100 degrees between two points. Fahrenheit used two arbitrary standards: the coldest temperature attainable with a mixture of water and salt, and human body core temperature. (This was later found to be erroneous, which is why we now know body temperature as 98.6 instead of 100.)

Celsius's scale definition is simpler; it sets 100 degrees as the span between the freezing and boiling points of water.

We also have the Rankine and Kelvin scales, which reference from absolute zero and use Fahrenheit and Centigrade degrees respectively.

Celsius was originally known as Centigrade (the names are still usable interchangeably) but the official name was changed to Celsius due to "Centigrade" being used in France as a unit of angular measurement (source: teh wiki.)


Breaking news: human systems of measurement are defined arbitrarily by humans.

/didn't know why they changed centigrade on me, though. Might've known it would be the French behind it.
 
2013-04-03 02:24:04 PM  

relaxitsjustme: Two words; rogue wave.  Aloha brah


Pau hana time also, if I remember correctly.
 
2013-04-03 02:25:20 PM  

Lava? Fark that, beware of amorous geese.



Luckily for me, 'twas a female.

i865.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-03 02:32:12 PM  

Some 'Splainin' To Do: Cybernetic: SurelyShirley: Neondion: 1,000 degrees Celsius -Is that above or below freezing?

Equals just about a metric ton.

How much is that in kilometers?

About a trillion pascals, or 2 1/2 decimates.


How many fortrans is that?
 
2013-04-03 02:50:20 PM  
Young men are fools
Lava is hot.
Portuguese is an interesting sounding language.
 
2013-04-03 02:51:43 PM  

Maud Dib: Lava? Fark that, beware of amorous geese.

Luckily for me, 'twas a female.

[i865.photobucket.com image 850x637]


Swan's are jerks.
 
2013-04-03 03:08:19 PM  
This story exemplifies the very definition of "bad Idea" - doing something that has very limited upside with a huge downside potential.

EG - buying one Powerball ticket (assuming you can afford it) - not a bad idea

Spending your life savings on Powerball = bad idea
 
2013-04-03 03:09:57 PM  
Some 'Splainin' To Do:  DROxINxTHExWIND: Some 'Splainin' To Do: DROxINxTHExWIND: Clemkadidlefark: If you got the stones, use 'em ...
Why? While I'm curious to know why people do intentionally dangerous stuff that has no benefit to anyone, it's their life. They can do what they want with it. What puzzles me is why do you people think it's "cool"? It's the definition of stupidity. Farkers talk about Darwinism all of the time. This guy is a classic case.
"Cool" and "Safe" are sets that have very little overlap. "Cool" and "Stupid", however, have a large amount of overlap.
Does that clarify the subject for you?
Not really. Stupidity is not cool to me.

That's fine, so long as you recognize that your estimation of what's cool doesn't really line up with most people's.
Vive la differance.

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-04-03 03:11:25 PM  
 
2013-04-03 04:46:18 PM  

Carn: That level of stupidity should not be rewarded.


THIS. I like how he was surprised the surrounding water was so hot. No shiat Sherlock.
 
2013-04-03 05:09:02 PM  

Maud Dib: Lava? Fark that, beware of amorous geese.

Luckily for me, 'twas a female.

[i865.photobucket.com image 850x637]


Aah good old Goose Howard.  She's massively OP.
 
2013-04-03 05:12:07 PM  
But what is that in kelvin?
 
2013-04-03 06:02:21 PM  
Cool or stupid? My money is on stupid.
 
2013-04-04 09:33:01 AM  

Cybernetic: Sybarite: Liquid hot magma

It's only called "magma" while it's underground. Once it's above ground, it's "lava". I know this because I got it wrong on a local TV quiz show back in high school.

/In 1986.
//Some things just stick with you.



Then how am I expected to melt every city on the planet with it? Throw me a frickin' bone here! I'm the boss! Need the info!
 
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