This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
When big ones hit, the Northern and Southern lights can be seen way further than normal. One of these hit when I was in college, and we saw the Northern Lights halfway down in Iowa, which is not a normal occurance (for perspective, I have lived in central Iowa for 23 years, and that is the only time we have seen them). It was pretty cool actually.
When I die, I want people to look at me and say "Yeah, he might have been crazy, but that was one zarkin frood that knew where his towel was."
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I interpreted the news as "a HUGE fireball going hit the earth and today is doomsday".
Aakash Goel wrote:How can those waves disrupt the radio waves?
There is a diffuse cloud of electrically charged particles coming from the Sun. Radio waves are electromagnetic waves. Those electromagnetic waves get distorted by the electically charged particles (which have electromagnetic fields themselves).
Solar storms like this can have other effects, they can damage satellites, or if they are really bad they can induce electrical currents in the electicity grid on Earth. I think that sometime in the 1980's there was such a storm that disabled a large part of the Canadian electricity grid.