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Title: We're doomed
Post by: Hawkmoon on April 14, 2019, 12:27:24 AM
Never mind the elections. Never mind the illegal alien horde at the southern border. WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-12/weakening-earths-magnetic-field-has-greatly-accelerated

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I know that I must sound like a broken record by now, but this is important.  Our planet is becoming increasingly unstable, and we are seeing things happen that we have never seen before.

But, but ... I thought all the stuff we haven't seen before was due to global warming climate change. Isn't it?

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Everyone agrees that the Earthís magnetic field is rapidly getting weaker, and that is making us more vulnerable with each passing day.

So this is "settled science"? If everyone agrees, and thus this is settled science, then why is it also "settled science" that all the climatic changes we're seeing are due to -- pardon the phrase -- climate change?


Title: Re: We're doomed
Post by: Fly320s on April 14, 2019, 02:24:14 AM
It is caused by all of our electronics in use today.  To save the Earth we have to ban electronics.  Throw away your iPhone today!


Title: Re: We're doomed
Post by: Boomhauer on April 14, 2019, 03:51:48 AM
Itís not the plague or asteroid we wanted but itís the killoff we deserve. This should please RKL


Title: Re: We're doomed
Post by: 230RN on April 14, 2019, 04:43:27 AM
It's a consortium of all the GPS equipment manufacturers changing earth's field to force everyone away from using magnetic compasses.

Yeah, that's it.  That's gotta be it.  Follow the money.


Title: Re: We're doomed
Post by: Tuco on April 14, 2019, 05:15:13 AM
As an aging, metobolicly challenged individual I welcome this opportunity to lower my BMI.

Furthermore,  I offer the hypothesis that any measureable so-called climactic climate variations are a result of these phenomena.

EDIT- Signed in to fix spelling and to thank you for the curt reminder of why I've been gone for a few years.


Title: Re: We're doomed
Post by: RoadKingLarry on April 14, 2019, 07:58:17 AM
Itís not the plague or asteroid we wanted but itís the killoff we deserve. This should please RKL

Meh, too slow.

And, I blame the NRA and plastic straws.


Title: Re: We're doomed
Post by: Hawkmoon on April 14, 2019, 08:17:17 AM
As an aging, metobolicly challenged individual I welcome this opportunity to lower my BMI.

Furthermore,  I offer the hypothesis that any measureable so-called climactic variations are a result of these phenomena.

Quote from: Merriam-Webster Online
Definition of climactic

: of, relating to, or constituting a climax the film's climactic scene

Quote from: Merriam-Webster Online
Definition of climatic

1 : of or relating to climate climatic changes the climatic requirements of the crop
2 : resulting from or influenced by the climate rather than the soil ó compare edaphic sense 2


Title: Re: We're doomed
Post by: WLJ on April 14, 2019, 08:27:26 AM
Well since the earth's magnetic N. pole is moving toward Russia it's obviously a Trump/Russian plot to steal the earth's magnetic field. Duh!


Title: Re: We're doomed
Post by: 230RN on April 14, 2019, 08:50:38 AM
https://news.ucsc.edu/2018/12/magnetic-reversals.html

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It is now known, for example, that magnetic reversals happen much more frequently than previously surmised, and that they can often occur at incredibly rapid clips. It is also known that the last complete reversal, which occurred 770,000 years ago, occurred over a span of less than 100 years.

I saw this in the OP's citation:

"Earth will be less protected from the oodles of high-energy particles that are constantly..."

An amusing quantity, "oodles":

http://www.word-detective.com/2008/07/oodles/


Title: Re: We're doomed
Post by: Ben on April 16, 2019, 07:09:21 PM


So an APS member returns after a multi-year absence, to a forum that is ever dwindling, and the first response to his post is an APS grammar nazi chasing him back off? The proper response would have been, "Long time no see! Welcome back!"

There are several "protectors of the English language" here that need to take a chill pill, yo.


Title: Re: We're doomed
Post by: fistful on April 16, 2019, 09:39:04 PM
So an APS member returns after a multi-year absence, to a forum that is ever dwindling, and the first response to his post is an APS grammar nazi chasing him back off? The proper response would have been, "Long time no see! Welcome back!"

There are several "protectors of the English language" here that need to take a chill pill, yo.


"Long time no see" is terrible grammar.  :P


Title: Re: We're doomed
Post by: 230RN on April 17, 2019, 03:06:28 AM
Defending the defenders.

Anti defenders of the language need to take a chill pill, yo.

"Nazis" indeed.

I was momentarily confused by that usage and had to read it twice to figure it out.  It was like hitting a speed bump.

I should not have had to read it twice, and if we allow this business of garbling the lingo, sooner or later, we won't have a lingo.  Or if we do, it will all be rapspeak or libspeak.

Are you speaking as a moderator, or as an ordinary Joe on this matter?

I need to know because I have found that many moderators (on other boards, certainly not here) can use their authority to subtly screw up a participant who has challenged them on something.

Yes, I'm angry.  I will use street speak myself for the sake of having my words slide trippingly off the tongue, but to challenge someone for correcting a completely incorrect word demonstrates the "need for a chill pill" and smacks of the very authoritarianism being challenged.

Yes, I'm angry.  "Nazis" indeed.

Terry


Title: Re: We're doomed
Post by: Ben on April 17, 2019, 04:55:36 AM
Are you speaking as a moderator, or as an ordinary Joe on this matter?

I'm speaking as a moderator.

We're trying to bring in good new members and keep members. People are getting sick of the constant grammar nagging, especially since half of the "language misuse" comes from finger fumbling on phones and autocorrect or else posting before coffee.

It's rather insulting to most of the people here to be called out because someone thinks they don't actually know the difference between "there" and "their".


Title: Re: We're doomed
Post by: Brad Johnson on April 17, 2019, 05:21:02 AM
As an aging, metobolicly challenged individual I welcome this opportunity to lower my BMI.

Furthermore,  I offer the hypothesis that any measureable so-called climactic climate variations are a result of these phenomena.

EDIT- Signed in to fix spelling and to thank you for the curt reminder of why I've been gone for a few years.


TUCO!

Dang, man... where ya been? Good to see you back.

Brad


Title: Re: We're doomed
Post by: dogmush on April 17, 2019, 05:26:17 AM
As a member rather than a moderator I would mention there is a big difference between "Hey Tuco, welcome back. By the way, I think you meant climatic."  and sourcing and quoting dictionary links.  One comes off as helpful, and the other as pretentious.


Also:

Hey Tuco, good to see you back.  As you can tell we still are weird and drama filled.


Title: Re: We're doomed
Post by: Doggy Daddy on April 17, 2019, 05:35:54 AM

I should not have had to read it twice, and if we allow this business of garbling the lingo, sooner or later, we won't have a lingo.  Or if we do, it will all be rapspeak or libspeak.

Are you speaking as a moderator, or as an ordinary Joe on this matter?


Terry

And get off my God-damned lawn!   :old:

From a member, not a mod.   =D


Title: Re: We're doomed
Post by: Brad Johnson on April 17, 2019, 07:58:35 AM
As you can tell we still are weird and drama filled.

Weird, yes, though I dunno that we're filled with drama as much as coffee, scotch, and snark...

Brad


Title: Re: We're doomed
Post by: WLJ on April 17, 2019, 08:00:34 AM
Weird, yes, though I dunno that we're filled with drama as much as coffee, scotch, and snark...

Brad

Replace scotch with rum and that would pretty much describe me.


Title: Re: We're doomed
Post by: dogmush on April 17, 2019, 08:34:17 AM
I will not choose between scotch and rum.

I will alternate days.


Title: Re: We're doomed
Post by: MechAg94 on April 17, 2019, 09:17:32 AM
So when they say this stuff is rapidly changing, they usually don't point out they mean "rapidly" in a geologic scale.  I think we got a little time.


Title: Re: We're doomed
Post by: Angel Eyes on April 17, 2019, 10:20:27 AM
Welcome back, Tuco.


Or should I say, "Bill Carson"?


Title: Re: We're doomed
Post by: adively on April 17, 2019, 12:40:38 PM
Replace scotch with rum and that would pretty much describe me.

I would have thought Bourbon for you.  :P


Title: Re: We're doomed
Post by: WLJ on April 17, 2019, 01:09:16 PM
I would have thought Bourbon for you.  :P

Everyone thinks that if you're from Kentucky you drink Bourbon, never got a taste for it. Don't dislike it, just like a good spiced rum better.

On a related note
I have encountered people from out of state, seems like people from California are the worst about this,  who were actually shocked to see us wearing shoes.
We actually have cites too. And believe it or not, many here have never rode a horse.



Title: Re: We're doomed
Post by: Scout26 on April 17, 2019, 01:27:12 PM
Defending the defenders.

Anti defenders of the language need to take a chill pill, yo.

"Nazis" indeed.

I was momentarily confused by that usage and had to read it twice to figure it out.  It was like hitting a speed bump.

I should not have had to read it twice, and if we allow this business of garbling the lingo, sooner or later, we won't have a lingo.  Or if we do, it will all be rapspeak or libspeak.

Are you speaking as a moderator, or as an ordinary Joe on this matter?

I need to know because I have found that many moderators (on other boards, certainly not here) can use their authority to subtly screw up a participant who has challenged them on something.

Yes, I'm angry.  I will use street speak myself for the sake of having my words slide trippingly off the tongue, but to challenge someone for correcting a completely incorrect word demonstrates the "need for a chill pill" and smacks of the very authoritarianism being challenged.

Yes, I'm angry.  "Nazis" indeed.

Terry

And I'm am also. 

Do keep in mind that this a on-line forum.  We are not writing formal letters to each other.  For many people (waves hand), often post as they are taking a break at work.  They sneak in, read a couple of posts, and quickly fire off a comment, and then sneak back out before the boss catches them.   Hence, frequent typos and word misuse.

I'm content in that I can make out the message and the intent of the post.  This isn't Sister Mary Elephant's 8th grade English class.

If you want to correct someone's grammar, then do it politely, otherwise we're going to continue to shed members and this place will be 5 people doing nothing but correcting the grammar in each other's posts.     


Title: Re: We're doomed
Post by: Doggy Daddy on April 17, 2019, 04:26:03 PM
And I'm am also. 

Nice touch!  I"m assuming that was intentional.   :angel:


Title: Re: We're doomed
Post by: MechAg94 on April 17, 2019, 05:09:18 PM
Welcome back, Tuco.


Or should I say, "Bill Carson"?

I might the Unk...Unk....unknown one next to Bill.