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Re: 2010 WC9 Asteroid Don't panic...
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 1739 UTC »
If a bigun hits, from ground zero to the opposite side of the world will come a mile high wall of plasma (aka fire) incinerating everything before it. We'll be lucky if the one that hits merely takes out a country or two.

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Re: 2010 WC9 Asteroid Don't panic...
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 1938 UTC »
I don't think about such things.

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Re: 2010 WC9 Asteroid Don't panic...
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 2325 UTC »
Jim, that avatar looks like the leadership of the Hog Ridin' Fools M.C., circa 1969. Did they ever recover from that encounter with the Checkered Demon?

I worry more about that guy coming back than I do asteroids.

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Re: 2010 WC9 Asteroid Don't panic...
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 2339 UTC »
That's the way everybody looked in '69, or to me anyway. I was 12 at the time.

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Re: 2010 WC9 Asteroid Don't panic...
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 1151 UTC »
It's a reference to R. Crumb's "Zap Comix". The Hog Ridin' Fools were regulars in those.

The national president of the Devil's Disciples M.C. lived in my home town. They were and are a nasty bunch, but they're back in their stomping grounds in the S.W. US these days. I was friends with his youngest brother when they turned up in '70. They all rode those stretched frame Harley's with the ape-hanger handlebars. One of 'em wore a spiked Prussian helmet. It was like a bad biker movie.

I was about the same age you were then. All the kids in town though my friend and I were cool because we were always over there, and all the parents thought we were on the direct road to Hell. The only reason we went there because there were always loaded girls running around half naked. What boy going through puberty is going to pass on that?

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Re: 2010 WC9 Asteroid Don't panic...
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 1752 UTC »
I don't think about such things.

I don't either much, but the video presentation from the "experts" on what would happen if a roid of sufficient size made it down to us was impressive. Half these things they don't even notice until its on us practically, would it be better to have some years/months/weeks notice or none at all?

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Re: 2010 WC9 Asteroid Don't panic...
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 2350 UTC »
And have another New Normal? No.

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Re: 2010 WC9 Asteroid Don't panic...
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2018, 1928 UTC »
I knew a guy who briefly worked for USGS in the early 90's. That was about the time the first wave of TV shows about supervolcano's and asteroids were hitting the air. He had to handle the nutjob calls being the lowest person on the totem pole. He once said to me, "God, I miss the Commies! All people like that worried about then was how deep to dig in."

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Re: 2010 WC9 Asteroid Don't panic...
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2018, 2125 UTC »
Can we bounce RF off of it?
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