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(Toronto Star)   Victims in the Lac Megantic runaway oil train explosion may have been vapourized   (thestar.com) divider line 143
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2013-07-07 08:56:48 PM  
Jesus. I hope they had no idea what hit them.
 
2013-07-07 09:00:57 PM  
vapourized

Were they British? No? Then lose the U.
 
2013-07-07 09:04:53 PM  
Dammm that sucks.  :-(
 
2013-07-07 09:05:30 PM  

phlegmmo: vapourized

Were they British? No? Then lose the U.


What's wrong with moure 'U's?
 
2013-07-07 09:19:37 PM  

phlegmmo: vapourized

Were they British? No? Then lose the U.


Most of the world spells it with a U
 
2013-07-07 09:20:46 PM  

phlegmmo: vapourized

Were they British? No? Then lose the U.


This is a news story that takes place in Canada and you're reading from a Canadian newspaper. In Canada, they use the 'u'. Deal with it.
 
2013-07-07 09:23:44 PM  

RexTalionis: phlegmmo: vapourized

Were they British? No? Then lose the U.

This is a news story that takes place in Canada and you're reading from a Canadian newspaper. In Canada, they use the 'u'. Deal with it.


Fair enough.  Was just being a dick.

/too much beer on a hot afternoon.
 
2013-07-07 09:25:28 PM  
p.vitalmx.com
 
2013-07-07 09:27:18 PM  

Bob_Laublaw: phlegmmo: vapourized

Were they British? No? Then lose the U.

What's wrong with moure 'U's?


*wroung
 
2013-07-07 09:28:01 PM  
Good God. That is horrible. I hope it was instant painless death.
 
2013-07-07 09:29:08 PM  
Bob_Laubow:   Jesus. I hope they had no idea what hit them.

If they got vapourized (or vaporized), probably not I would guess.

Vapourised? Vaporised?  Oh dear.
 
2013-07-07 09:30:25 PM  
Terrible explousion.
 
2013-07-07 09:31:17 PM  
Sean Connery seen shuffling away from the area, while Nicholas Cage goes home and f*cks the cheerleader.

/wish I had a copy of The Rock, today's a good day to watch that
 
2013-07-07 09:31:56 PM  
That musta been one megantic sploshun.
 
2013-07-07 09:33:23 PM  
Mass human conbuustion.
 
2013-07-07 09:33:27 PM  
I wouldn't mind vanishing in an instant, leaving nothing for my survivors to clean up.

If it took more than two seconds, though, I would file a formal complaint.
 
2013-07-07 09:33:36 PM  
I'm a little unclear on exactly what happened.  The train was carrying crude oil?  Crude oil isn't exactly a high explosive, is it?  Shouldn't it just have started a huge (but ordinary) fire?
 
2013-07-07 09:35:04 PM  
Honestly that's how I'd want to go. I imagine it would be over quick.
 
2013-07-07 09:35:47 PM  
Repent or ye will likewise be vapourized. Vaporised? vapourise...REPENT!
 
2013-07-07 09:36:40 PM  
A body can do that?

img16.imageshack.us
 
2013-07-07 09:38:02 PM  
Dude, we had agreed. No disintegrations!
 
2013-07-07 09:39:01 PM  

SirEattonHogg: Bob_Laubow:   Jesus. I hope they had no idea what hit them.

If they got vapourized (or vaporized), probably not I would guess.

Vapourised? Vaporised?  Oh dear.


American : vaporized
Canadian : vapourized
British : vapourised

I'm Canadian and stick with Brit spellings.
 
2013-07-07 09:42:46 PM  

Man On Pink Corner: I'm a little unclear on exactly what happened.  The train was carrying crude oil?  Crude oil isn't exactly a high explosive, is it?  Shouldn't it just have started a huge (but ordinary) fire?


Google "bleve".

Better yet, use it as a search term on YouTube.
 
2013-07-07 09:43:03 PM  
HotWingAgenda: Sean Connery seen shuffling away from the area, while Nicholas Cage goes home and f*cks the cheerleader prom queen.

FTFY
 
2013-07-07 09:43:54 PM  

bulldg4life: A body can do that?

[img16.imageshack.us image 400x300]


Came for this...leaving satisfied.
 
2013-07-07 09:44:18 PM  
My wife and I live a few miles from some tracks that transport all kinds of volatile chemicals and have to cross them to get to town. We talk all the time, while waiting for the train to pass, about how we'd be vaporized almost instantly if there was a derailment. I guess we are more right than we thought. It would at least be painless, I hope.
 
2013-07-07 09:44:33 PM  
Instantaneous state changes have always been a big fear of mine.

And you always know, no one gets out easy.
 
2013-07-07 09:45:12 PM  
They vaporized the survivors?  Do you know who wished he could just vaporize train passengers?
 
2013-07-07 09:47:09 PM  
Ironically, I was watching SCTV's Farm Film Report earlier.
 
2013-07-07 09:47:26 PM  

DubtodaIll: Instantaneous state changes have always been a big fear of mine.

And you always know, no one gets out easy.


Rapid pressure change is a biatch.

I forgot the name of the disaster, but there was a decompression chamber accident where someone accidentally opened the door while there were five people and 8-9 bar of pressure inside.  The guy closest to the door was literally turned into gruel and was distributed widely about the area.
 
2013-07-07 09:48:02 PM  
Dangerous stuff

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/hot
//like the victims were for one brief instant
 
2013-07-07 09:49:33 PM  

FunkOut: SirEattonHogg: Bob_Laubow:   Jesus. I hope they had no idea what hit them.

If they got vapourized (or vaporized), probably not I would guess.

Vapourised? Vaporised?  Oh dear.

American : vaporized
Canadian : vapourized
British : vapourised

I'm Canadian and stick with Brit spellings.


Hell, I'm NOT Canadian and I've tended to use the British (and occasionally Canadian) spellings of things because they look more correct to me than the American spellings :D  (Quite possibly a personal quirk of mine gained from having talked to many Canadians and British folks--and Aussies and Kiwis to boot--between amateur radio hobbies and mild interest in British comics as a kid)
 
2013-07-07 09:54:39 PM  
They are once again star stuff.
 
2013-07-07 09:55:23 PM  

Mister Peejay: DubtodaIll: Instantaneous state changes have always been a big fear of mine.

And you always know, no one gets out easy.

Rapid pressure change is a biatch.

I forgot the name of the disaster, but there was a decompression chamber accident where someone accidentally opened the door while there were five people and 8-9 bar of pressure inside.  The guy closest to the door was literally turned into gruel and was distributed widely about the area.


"Subsequent investigation by determined D4, being exposed to the highest pressure gradient, violently due to the rapid and massive expansion of internal gases. All of his and, and even his were ejected, as were all of his. Simultaneously, his remains were expelled through the narrow trunk opening left by the jammed chamber door, less than 60 centimetres (24 in) in. Fragments of his body were found scattered about the rig. One part was even found lying on the rig's, 10 metres (30 ft) directly above the chambers."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byford_Dolphin

Indeed!
 
2013-07-07 09:55:53 PM  

Mister Peejay: DubtodaIll: Instantaneous state changes have always been a big fear of mine.

And you always know, no one gets out easy.

Rapid pressure change is a biatch.

I forgot the name of the disaster, but there was a decompression chamber accident where someone accidentally opened the door while there were five people and 8-9 bar of pressure inside.  The guy closest to the door was literally turned into gruel and was distributed widely about the area.


Byford Dolphin, perchance?  (And yeah, that's pretty much high octane nightmare fuel)

/as is the Quebecois incident...gah
//do hope that if the poor folks did get killed in the fire that it was instantaneous and painless.  That's about all you can hope for at this point :(
 
2013-07-07 10:00:52 PM  

spawn73: All of his and, and even his were ejected, as were all of his.


What is this I don't even
 
2013-07-07 10:02:06 PM  
Used to drive through there as a kid driving to Quebec from Maine. Beautiful little town.
 
2013-07-07 10:02:20 PM  
BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion) accidents are very bad things. I was talking to my father about this accident, he used to teach HAZMAT response, he said from the pictures this has all the makings of a BLEVE accident the good news is those who were killed probably didn't know what hit them.

/He also said that rail road will be out of business in less than a year, small outfit already strapped for cash and cutting every corner they can.
 
2013-07-07 10:03:55 PM  

painless42: Used to drive through there as a kid driving to Quebec from Maine. Beautiful little town.


Driving down for Cigarettes and Beer or a Hockey Tournament?

/Grew up in Maine
 
2013-07-07 10:04:06 PM  
I imagine it is more sublimation than vaporization with something like that.
 
2013-07-07 10:05:29 PM  

RexTalionis: phlegmmo: vapourized

Were they British? No? Then lose the U.

This is a news story that takes place in Canada and you're reading from a Canadian newspaper. In Canada, they use the 'u'. Deal with it.


And our country is still friends with the Queen.  In Britain.

That's QUEEN - with a U.
 
2013-07-07 10:05:48 PM  
Great Porn Dragon:
Hell, I'm NOT Canadian and I've tended to use the British (and occasionally Canadian) spellings of things because they look more correct to me than the American spellings :D  (Quite possibly a personal quirk of mine gained from having talked to many Canadians and British folks--and Aussies and Kiwis to boot--between amateur radio hobbies and mild interest in British comics as a kid)


I had to switch to British spelling for several years because most computers I encountered in East Asia are set to UK spelling, on top of reading emails and reports, along with English language newspapers all in British-ese.  Most of the time it was remembering to put in the "U" and sometimes the S instead of Z (or "Zed").

And then I moved back to the US, so I had to switch again.  Yay.
 
2013-07-07 10:06:35 PM  
I opened this in a new browser tab then went to the geek tab where the top thread was.

"In-car Mini-Bar with magnetic shot glasses. One of ten automobile innovations that seemed like a good idea at the time"
"Victims in the Lac Megantic runaway oil train explosion may have been vapourized "

// in my mind, it turned into magnetic shot glass train explosion
 
2013-07-07 10:07:08 PM  
What does any of this have to do with Canada? I thought this happened in Quebec.

/rien
 
2013-07-07 10:07:26 PM  

phlegmmo: vapourized

Were they British? No? Then lose the U.


U mad?
 
2013-07-07 10:10:18 PM  
More photos of the wreck site. Damn, it looks like Dresden during WWII.

http://www.spiq.ca/v2/ailleurs/2013_07_06_Incendie_Lac-Megantic/inde x. html
 
2013-07-07 10:11:03 PM  
My prediction is that when the Tremblay Commission restarts in the autumn, all the mayors in Québec will say that all their city financial records were stored in Lac Megantic.
 
2013-07-07 10:12:11 PM  
The correct term is Cremated - fixed that for youse fullas (Note the NZ english spellung of youse fullas)
 
HKW
2013-07-07 10:12:28 PM  
Some ppl will do anything to avoid paying taxes.
 
2013-07-07 10:15:39 PM  

fusillade762: spawn73: All of his and, and even his were ejected, as were all of his.

What is this I don't even


And yes what.
 
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