Article on solar storms

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  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears
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  2. Grunwald

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    Funny thng - most of the comments on that English paper's website are from the US.
     
  3. trainsktg

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    Google 'Carrington Event' . 1859. Set telegraph wires and machines on fire. When it happens again, goodnight Irene.

    Keith
     
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  4. HansC

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    You always post the most interesting stuff. I love visiting this forum.
     
  5. parallax

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    This stuff is interesting. we are currently at the peak years of solar storm cycle. could you imagine the damage that would be caused if we had another carrigton event in this day and age?. it would be catastrophic.
     
  6. mosinguy1

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    Just a small one in Quebec caused several millions in power grid damage in the 80's if i'm not mistaken. what makes it so bad is how ungrounded our powergrids are, they are so outdated it is bound to fail even i we have a near miss. I hope we are facing away from it when it hits.
     
  7. FourTeeFive

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    Maybe we'll all get back to talking instead of "social networking"...
     

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