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Klinerr1
08-03-2002, 10:14 PM
read this topic http://www.cprogramming.com/cboard/showthread.php?s=&threadid=22317 i want to you answer this poll :)

dbaryl
08-03-2002, 10:32 PM
Well, for one thing, it has already been ruled out that there will be a collusion in 2019...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/2158898.stm

and no, I wasn't scared, nor am I afraid of other asteriod collusions. I'm just an ignorant fool :) .

d00b
08-03-2002, 10:36 PM
losers... in a word

fletch
08-03-2002, 10:40 PM
<shakes head>
<sighs>

Klinerr1
08-03-2002, 10:40 PM
theres a 1 in 333 chance theres no garuntee, tho i hope it hits i dought it will. it would be so cool if it did. even tho it coukld cause destrction. it would proablly land in a ocean cause a lto fo earth is water. maybe in ht emiddle of the pacific and ti wont damaga land.

Unregistered
08-03-2002, 10:45 PM
Originally posted by Klinerr1 theres a 1 in 333 chance theres no garuntee, tho i hope it hits i dought it will. it would be so cool if it did. even tho it coukld cause destrction. it would proablly land in a ocean cause a lto fo earth is water. maybe in ht emiddle of the pacific and ti wont damaga land.

And maybe if the rest of us are lucky enough, it'll smack you in the fricking head and rattle your brain enough to allow you to actually make sense when you type.

ygfperson
08-03-2002, 10:53 PM
so it wasn't just me who was thinking that...
in the interest of keeping to the topic: chances in a collision are one in 200,000. painting the asteroid white itself would cause the sun to push on it harder and out of harms way.

Klinerr1
08-04-2002, 01:26 AM
lol oh really the chances are decreased? that totaly sucks!!!!!!!!!

Klinerr1
08-04-2002, 01:38 AM
Originally posted by Unregistered


And maybe if the rest of us are lucky enough, it'll smack you in the fricking head and rattle your brain enough to allow you to actually make sense when you type.
IM GETTING BETTER..:eek: :mad: i think..:rolleyes:

netboy
08-04-2002, 10:00 AM
Even if it is going to hit.... I don't think that my fear would have anything to do with it. I really cannot do anything? IMHO, people living in this planet really cannot do anything with it if it were really to hit Earth...

Don't you all think so? Pointless to discuss about scared or not...

itld
08-04-2002, 10:08 AM
howdy,
in the words of a famous person in history.
"The sky is falling, The sky is falling"
Chicken Little

M.R.

golfinguy4
08-04-2002, 11:01 AM
If that thing was going to hit earth, the US alone could get about 4000 nukes up their that are 150 times more powerful than the ones dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Also, since it would be in space where there naturally is radiation(i think), they could even use a hydrogen bomb or two.

Basically, if that thing comes remotely close to hitting us, it will be blown into dust.

Unregistered
08-04-2002, 11:06 AM
This is scarier:

http://www.zetatalk.com

and this bit:

http://www.zetatalk.com/thub.htm

9 months left!!! :(

ygfperson
08-04-2002, 11:12 AM
i won't be holding my breath.

endo
08-04-2002, 11:19 AM
Originally posted by ygfperson
so it wasn't just me who was thinking that...
in the interest of keeping to the topic: chances in a collision are one in 200,000. painting the asteroid white itself would cause the sun to push on it harder and out of harms way.

It wasn't just you thinking that I couldn't get passed the 8th or 9th 'word':confused: And am I correct in thinking that you are volunteering to paint it white for us? Good on you, if you need some help I can suggest some people to take with you ;)

http://www.zetatalk.com/thub.htm - this really made me laugh, 9 months to go and life as we know it could all be over. Its just that all those telescopes aimed at the sky have missed this magnetic giant so far. :rolleyes:

Clyde
08-04-2002, 12:29 PM
"If that thing was going to hit earth, the US alone could get about 4000 nukes up their that are 150 times more powerful than the ones dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Also, since it would be in space where there naturally is radiation(i think), they could even use a hydrogen bomb or two."

First off, a hydrogen bomb is an atomic bomb, and second, i wouldn't be so confident, the momentum of one these doomsday type asteriods is trully gargantuan, simply hurling bombs at it is not neccesarily a great idea. The best bet would probably be to attempt to divert its course, i'm far from certain we would be able to do it though.... perhaps, human ingenuity cannot be underestemated, lets hope we don't ever have to find out. (though it seems governments are taking more seriously the threat of asteroid collisions and research being done into methods of aversion.)

dbaryl
08-04-2002, 12:54 PM
http://www.zetatalk.com/thub.htm

Starting in 1997 the earth's warming trend, steming from her core, will be noticed and is a general topic of conversation. This is when you should prepare for self sufficiency in a safe location. See, THIS is what we should be talking about! :D

Starting in 2000, three years prior to the cataclysms, a period of crop shortages will be so severe that alternative food production needs to be begun and practiced in earnest. This is when you should become practiced at self sufficiency.Ahhhh! How long is it until the year of 2000?

golfinguy4
08-04-2002, 02:51 PM
I know that Clyde. I was trying to say that the hydrogen bomb emits more radiation than some other nukes, but wouldn't matter in space. (This is what I have heard and might be wrong)

Fountain
08-04-2002, 04:08 PM
ok, what have we got?

Im with the guy who says the big rock should land on the head of this thread starter. :rolleyes:

blowing up nukes is a load of bollox..we need to deflect something that BIG, not blow it to s@*t.

Painting it white is ...good...bit like cricketers shining the ball on their pants so it SWINGS away or in..guess we would only have to paint half the asteroid huh?

.....or we could roughen the other side like some people have been known to..lol


If it hits, we are goosed, if it misses we are ok.

Maybe a big net could be suspended above......................


I guess the film ARMAGEDDON could be like a kinda TRAINING video for NASA?

Govtcheez
08-04-2002, 06:44 PM
> maybe in ht emiddle of the pacific and ti wont damaga land.

<gets out klinerr-ese lexicon>

Yeah, until the tidal waves came in. Something that big going that fast makes neat ripples in the water...

I haven't heard that painting it white thing before, but it (kinda) makes sense... Interesting.

ygfperson
08-04-2002, 07:27 PM
Originally posted by Clyde
First off, a hydrogen bomb is an atomic bomb, and second, i wouldn't be so confident, the momentum of one these doomsday type asteriods is trully gargantuan, simply hurling bombs at it is not neccesarily a great idea. The best bet would probably be to attempt to divert its course, i'm far from certain we would be able to do it though.... perhaps, human ingenuity cannot be underestemated, lets hope we don't ever have to find out. (though it seems governments are taking more seriously the threat of asteroid collisions and research being done into methods of aversion.)
for a person preaching common sense, i am suprised by this post. what sense does it make to take "more seriously the threat of asteroid collisions"? chances are it will never happen.
//edit: never meaning in a very long time, like a couple million years


Painting it white is ...good...bit like cricketers shining the ball on their pants so it SWINGS away or in..guess we would only have to paint half the asteroid huh?
the idea is that a white coating allows the sun's radiation to bounce off more often, pushing it harder away from the sun. any course change, even tiny like the sun's radiation in outer space on an object asteroid sized over the period of twenty years, would offset its course enough to miss the planet entirely.

Commander
08-04-2002, 08:10 PM
we still have 17 years left(or is it 16) and we are all talking about this metal rock THING, hitting the earth. It wouldn't be THAT bad, look on the bright side, i mean a few of us earthlings may become something like superman or something! Yeah!
there's a bad thing though, Well i always wanted to see the hailey's comet, but if that bastard rock hits, i'll never get to see it! maybe we should have earth move to a new orbit, or mak the moon change it's so it would come in the way of the astroids and block it!
i don't think the nuclear bonbing is a good idea because it would only break it up in pieces and then instead of one big astroid, we're gonna have a million smaller once.

dirkduck
08-04-2002, 09:04 PM
"theres a 1 in 333 chance theres no garuntee, tho i hope it hits i dought it will. it would be so cool if it did. even tho it coukld cause destrction. it would proablly land in a ocean cause a lto fo earth is water. maybe in ht emiddle of the pacific and ti wont damaga land."

And maybe it would help your spelling. I'm not sure how yet, but it might.

*ClownPimp*
08-05-2002, 02:01 AM
Nuking it could concievable alter its path enough to miss earth. We would have to do something like they tried to do on Deep Impact, land on it, place a lot of nukes on the surface and detonate them so that the explosions would push the asteroid perpendicular to its path and cause it to miss the earth.

The possibility of a doomsday asteroid is enough of a reason to continue research on nuclear weapons since the bigger the explosion, the more the asteroid will be pushed

ober
08-05-2002, 06:16 AM
am i the only one completely annoyed by this poll and the person that made it?

Commander
08-05-2002, 09:25 AM
you're not alone! trust me!

minesweeper
08-05-2002, 09:38 AM
I'm with you two on this one.

And the point of debating the VERY slim chance of a cataclysm in 17 years time is what?

Let the physicists etc worry about stuff like that. If a cataclysm is gonna happen at any time, well then it's gonna happen. Maybe human ingenuity will save us, maybe it won't. If not we all die together in the biggest fireworks display ever!! However in the mean time just enjoy life cos we are all gonna die sometime!!

ygfperson
08-05-2002, 03:37 PM
Originally posted by *ClownPimp*
The possibility of a doomsday asteroid is enough of a reason to continue research on nuclear weapons since the bigger the explosion, the more the asteroid will be pushed

i can see it now...

France: what are you up to now, you filthy americans?
Bush (speaking for america): we're bilding newkewlar whippons!
Russia: why? we thought you gave up that game a long time ago
Bush: there're for... asteroid detonation.
Russia: then why are they aimed at us?
Bush: because we think the asteroid's gonna land there, and when it does, we're gonna blast it to kingdom come!
Russia: but the asteroid's gonna ruin all of earth!
France: why are you risking nuclear war?
Bush: cause I did the math myself!

mithrandir
08-05-2002, 07:11 PM
I remember all of the nutters saying that Y2K would end the world - but you'd ask them what the actual probelm was, and they either didn't even know or just said "a terrible computer glitch!" :rolleyes:

lightatdawn
08-05-2002, 07:22 PM
France: what are you up to now, you filthy americans?
Bush (speaking for america): we're bilding newkewlar whippons!
Russia: why? we thought you gave up that game a long time ago
Bush: there're for... asteroid detonation.
Russia: then why are they aimed at us?
Bush: because we think the asteroid's gonna land there, and when it does, we're gonna blast it to kingdom come!
Russia: but the asteroid's gonna ruin all of earth!
France: why are you risking nuclear war?
Bush: cause I did the math myself!

lol. Genius. Why does that come fractionally too close to possible reality for comfort? ;)

>>I remember all of the nutters saying that Y2K would end the world

I rolled my eyes so many times the few months before the Jan 1, 2000 I'm amazed they didnt fall out of their sockets. I know people who stockpiled canned goods. Morons!

>>am i the only one completely annoyed by this poll and the person that made it?

Count me in. Wishing somebody would do something wrong and evil here so I could remove it. :p j/k. I never said that. You cant prove I did... oh wait...

Xterria
08-05-2002, 09:43 PM
not to mention the ancients found the monster planet that will hit the earth. one of my favorite articles

oh god now thats just sick i rubbed my fingers in my dogs ear to make him feel good and forgot to wash my hands..just put my fingers in my mouth and tasted different :(

Shadow
08-05-2002, 10:08 PM
> i rubbed my fingers in my dogs ear to make him feel good
Your dog is weird. lmao :D


Better Xterria? :p

frenchfry164
08-05-2002, 10:09 PM
thanks for the links guys, first time I laughed all day!

sounds like some crappy storyline for a RPG. "The ANCIENTS knew about a monster planet that will mess up earth's tilts, etc"

Okay if this planet is so close to hitting us (9 months) why haven't we even seen it? What is it going to do, suddenly appear, bump earth then disappear? Things only do that in crappily animated computer games.

Y2K was the funnest time period EVER. I went around and scared people on purpose just to watch them get all scared and junk. My mom and dad filled our bathtub with water so we can drink if the power goes out and we can't get any from our well. lol!

The ONLY way blowing up an asteroid will work is if we make it split in small enough pieces to where they would burn up in the atmosphere. The most damage that will be caused then is maybe roofs being damaged by the larger sized meteorites that don't burn up completely, or maybe if some idiot get clunked in the head by one. I say redirect the motherf****er!

And I would love to see it hit earth. Why? Beats me. I would just like to see it happen. Everytime something like this comes up, I cross my fingers it'll happen.

Xterria
08-05-2002, 10:11 PM
you are dog is weird?

MUSHROoooMMA DA SAMBA!

Klinerr1
08-05-2002, 11:33 PM
I remeber the Y2K day. i pulled a prank on my family and i shuddrered off the lgight int he room. they thouhgt it was the end of the world! htye didnt relize that the tv was still on tho.

and i rmeebr all those stoes with the y2k survival stuff.

mithrandir
08-06-2002, 12:38 AM
lOlZ thta wud hiv bin funee 2 watcch :D

Govtcheez
08-06-2002, 06:39 AM
::comes out of Y2K bunker::

Is it over yet?

ober
08-06-2002, 06:48 AM
Originally posted by Klinerr1
I remeber the Y2K day. i pulled a prank on my family and i shuddrered off the lgight int he room. they thouhgt it was the end of the world! htye didnt relize that the tv was still on tho.


ya know... that explains a lot. :rolleyes:

/me smacks cheez... NO! Get back in your bunker! I'll call you when it's safe! :)

Xterria
08-06-2002, 07:40 AM
just got back from gettysburg
what a nice place
so many XXX stores

oh and horse soldier...thats a good store

ober
08-06-2002, 07:41 AM
:eek: you were close to me!?! That freaks me out... git... git away now...