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(Trebuchet Magazine)   Icelandic geothermal dig hits magma. Fly, you fools, the Balrog is woken   (trebuchet-magazine.com) divider line 75
    More: Scary, Icelandic, geothermal heating, scientific article, professor emeritus  
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vpb [TotalFark]
2014-01-24 11:09:56 AM
That sounds like it would be hot enough for thermochemical hydrogen production.
 
2014-01-24 11:37:53 AM
I thought that was kinda the point.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-01-24 12:24:45 PM

doglover: I thought that was kinda the point.


According to TFA it's to make electricity, but if they can make cheap hydrogen it would allow for fuel cell cars.  That would be useful for a country with no oil.
 
2014-01-24 01:05:21 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com

Sidoarjo looks at puny magma stream and laughs.

/It's like a mud Krakatoa...east of Java!
 
2014-01-24 01:05:34 PM
So the oil hit the anus?
 
2014-01-24 01:06:01 PM
TFA:  unexpectedly penetrated into magma (molten rock) at only 2100 meters depth, with a temperature of900-1000 C. The borehole, IDDP-1, was the first in a series of wells being drilled by the IDDP in Iceland in the search for high-temperature geothermal resources.


Problem solved?
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-01-24 01:06:06 PM
OH NO!

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And The Doctor is away right now, of course.
 
2014-01-24 01:08:57 PM
Good job making the exact same joke as tfa, shabby.
 
2014-01-24 01:12:19 PM

d23: And The Doctor is away right now, of course.


Stupid fascist parallel universe.
 
2014-01-24 01:13:13 PM
forgottenfilmcast.files.wordpress.com

A few weeks later...

/obscure?
 
2014-01-24 01:15:24 PM
I was not aware of the "Taking the Hobbits..." meme. That was an entertaining googlation...
 
2014-01-24 01:15:27 PM
People are making a mountain out of a Mohole.
 
2014-01-24 01:16:12 PM
Wasn't this the start of that awful movie "Reign of Fire"?
 
2014-01-24 01:16:36 PM
What's one more volcano in Iceland? They can name it Ahrunnenawäyschnellenkülldottir.
 
2014-01-24 01:17:35 PM
Looks like I need to hunt up the pics of my trip to Iceland from this summer.  We stopped at one of the geothermal plants in the country.  Rather surreal with all the billowing steam.
 
2014-01-24 01:19:05 PM

Fano: So the oil hit the anus?


All right, who gave Mother Earth a popper?
 
2014-01-24 01:20:24 PM
I once drilled Magda.
 
2014-01-24 01:22:01 PM
They delved too greedily and too deep.
 
2014-01-24 01:23:36 PM

uncleacid: I once drilled Magda.


Right in her pahoehoe?
 
2014-01-24 01:28:54 PM
Judging by the music of Iceland, I think they'd enjoy a bit of Magma.

www.progarchives.com

/obscure
 
2014-01-24 01:29:50 PM
cdn.wikimg.net
 
2014-01-24 01:31:03 PM

Snarfangel: People are making a mountain out of a Mohole.


I see what you did there.

/All the way down at the bottom.
 
2014-01-24 01:32:30 PM
Urist McBjork cancels dig: warm stone.
 
2014-01-24 01:35:05 PM
That explains why the glaciers are disappearing.
 
2014-01-24 01:41:31 PM
Cool, but I can see us popping a magma chamber like a ballon, with similar results.
 
2014-01-24 01:42:18 PM
b.vimeocdn.com
 
2014-01-24 01:42:48 PM
Snarfangel

People are making a mountain out of a Mohole.

I went to the mohorovic discontinuity and all I got was this Russian sub.
 
2014-01-24 01:43:11 PM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Judging by the music of Iceland, I think they'd enjoy a bit of Magma.

[www.progarchives.com image 721x400]

/obscure


Fairly obscure but some of us us do listen to them
 
2014-01-24 01:48:39 PM
I kinda imagined it would be like when you see an oil strike, with a geyser erupting from the well...but with magma.
 
2014-01-24 01:49:28 PM
So this temporarily increases man made Global Warming.   So do 800 Icelanders have to give up thier cars now to offset the carbon credit thingys ?
 
2014-01-24 01:49:46 PM
So the Balrog was asleep.
Now the sleeper has awakened?
So Balrog is the quisits..kwayzits...Quitchicks...Qwayzats...that prophesy guy from Dune?
 
2014-01-24 01:51:17 PM
Drumbeats in the night
 
2014-01-24 01:54:42 PM
Great, they're going to deflate the Earth.
 
2014-01-24 01:58:26 PM
A magma bit my sister once.
 
2014-01-24 01:59:16 PM

VladTheEmailer: I kinda imagined it would be like when you see an oil strike, with a geyser erupting from the well...but with magma.


I think that's called a volcano....
 
2014-01-24 01:59:49 PM
Icelandic Thread?  Mokay:
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2014-01-24 02:01:01 PM
 
2014-01-24 02:01:31 PM

firemanbuck: VladTheEmailer: I kinda imagined it would be like when you see an oil strike, with a geyser erupting from the well...but with magma.

I think that's called a volcano....



It would be scarier if a mountain erupted with sharks. We could call it Sharkano.
 
2014-01-24 02:04:53 PM
magazine.wowiceland.co.uk Iceland wood nymph.
 
2014-01-24 02:07:55 PM
i39.tinypic.com

They were warned...
 
2014-01-24 02:10:32 PM

Snarfangel: firemanbuck: VladTheEmailer: I kinda imagined it would be like when you see an oil strike, with a geyser erupting from the well...but with magma.

I think that's called a volcano....


It would be scarier if a mountain erupted with sharks. We could call it Sharkano.



*looks at IMDB*

REALLY, Jose Prendes? You are releasing this three days from now?

How in the hell can you get funding for a movie based on a bad pun? And how can I get in on the sweet action?
 
2014-01-24 02:12:56 PM
Global Cooling
 
2014-01-24 02:16:02 PM

Tricky Chicken: So the Balrog was asleep.
Now the sleeper has awakened?
So Balrog is the quisits..kwayzits...Quitchicks...Qwayzats...that prophesy guy from Dune?


encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com  encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com and encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2014-01-24 02:16:21 PM
So how does the water get into the hole to form steam? Do they pump it in or is it water seepage from the surrounding rocks?
 
2014-01-24 02:18:48 PM
resources exist to be consumed. and consumed they will be, if not by this generation then by some future.

by what right does this forgotten future seek to deny us our birthright?
 
2014-01-24 02:19:17 PM
TheShavingofOccam123

uncleacid: I once drilled Magda.

Right in her pahoehoe?


Main vent.

/ He only knew it when she started yelling A'A!!
 
2014-01-24 02:24:20 PM
I always thought this is what happened to Krypton

img.fark.net
 
2014-01-24 02:25:50 PM
wigglingmytoes.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-24 02:41:36 PM
good god, all these comments and nothing for the IDDP acronym?  Independent Double Double Penetration, Igneous DDP, etc...

/do not, under any circumstance, GIS for DDP.
//NSF Lunch
 
2014-01-24 02:41:48 PM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: So how does the water get into the hole to form steam? Do they pump it in or is it water seepage from the surrounding rocks?


Water comes from the magma. Hydrogen forms with the oxygen in the air, viola! H2O. Our planet would be very poisonous with Oxygen without this process.

/The more you know
 
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