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Old 11-16-2018, 07:34 AM   #1
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Solar Storm Nov. 18

The earth may experience a solar storm on Sunday Nov. 18th. It would be prudent to fill your gas tanks on Saturday and if travelling be sure you have an old fashion paper map. If the power goes out in your location you may not be able to buy gas and GPS may not be available.
"For the most part, the Earth’s magnetic field protects humans from the barrage of radiation, but solar storms can affect satellite-based technology. This can affect satellites in orbit, potentially leading to a lack of GPS navigation, mobile phone signal and satellite TV such as Sky. Additionally, a surge of particles can lead to high currents in the magnetosphere, which can lead to higher than normal electricity in power lines, resulting in electrical transformers and power stations blow outs and a loss of power."

We are going to be out of town Saturday and Sunday.

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Old 11-17-2018, 07:02 AM   #2
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My Garmin GPS went cross-ways Thursday on our way to the Eye Doc. First it had trouble finding satellites then, it kept trying to route me to weird routes then had me driving up the middle of Puget Sound. Worked fine yesterday!
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Here's a NASA photo of a large solar flare back in September, with a scale image of Earth added for comparison. Good thing we're actually 93 million miles apart.


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The earth may experience a solar storm on Sunday Nov. 18th. It would be prudent to fill your gas tanks on Saturday and if travelling be sure you have an old fashion paper map. If the power goes out in your location you may not be able to buy gas and GPS may not be available.
"For the most part, the Earth’s magnetic field protects humans from the barrage of radiation, but solar storms can affect satellite-based technology. This can affect satellites in orbit, potentially leading to a lack of GPS navigation, mobile phone signal and satellite TV such as Sky. Additionally, a surge of particles can lead to high currents in the magnetosphere, which can lead to higher than normal electricity in power lines, resulting in electrical transformers and power stations blow outs and a loss of power."

We are going to be out of town Saturday and Sunday.

http://www.thescinewsreporter.com/20...tentially.html
As an Aggie would say "don't worry, we're going at night".
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Old 11-18-2018, 06:04 PM   #5
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Geeeezzz............we just got home, and found all the clocks flashing. Looks like we lost power for four hours. ?????? The GPS worked as well as the "bitch in the box" can be expected to work. Why does she insist I take every back alley, ghetto short cut when I could go straight for a half mile and be on another highway. The traffic was horrible. Excuse my rant. I guess the world survived the solar flare. Now, on to the next crisis. Glad to be home.
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We must had got it bad because everything is white up here.
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Geeeezzz............we just got home, and found all the clocks flashing. Looks like we lost power for four hours. ?????? The GPS worked as well as the "bitch in the box" can be expected to work. Why does she insist I take every back alley, ghetto short cut when I could go straight for a half mile and be on another highway. The traffic was horrible. Excuse my rant. I guess the world survived the solar flare. Now, on to the next crisis. Glad to be home.
Supposed to depend on the setting; fastest route; shortest route. My Garmins have been great until recently. It sent me up an alley towing the RV one block before my actual turn the first time and returning from elk camp tried to route me to a dirt forest service road that ran parallel to I90.
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I have an older Magellan GPS. I especially like when I'm sitting in front of my destination, and it's showing I have two miles to go. Or it says, "You have arrived" and I can see the place way up the road. I doubt these buildings have moved themselves even a foot.....One time I was turning onto a bridge and it told me to take a right halfway across.
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Well my world didn't get rocked yesterday .....LOL Did the solar thingy happen?
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Supposed to depend on the setting; fastest route; shortest route. My Garmins have been great until recently. It sent me up an alley towing the RV one block before my actual turn the first time and returning from elk camp tried to route me to a dirt forest service road that ran parallel to I90.
When we had the motorhome I had to unhook the tow vehicle turn the rig around in Illinois by backing onto a dirt access road into a corn field, move the tow vehicle and pull the MH out and rehook up. When the shortcut turned to single lane dirt I figured I was toast. Tha was an old GPS and when I got the 5th wheel I bought a Garmin "truckers" GPS and that served me well. On my wife's car it is built in and apparently thinks we like to tour cities rather than take a shorter and more direct route away from them.
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LOL Did the solar thingy happen?
"Solar thingy" I don't know.
Why did my power go off while I was gone?
Do tin foil hats come in special order sizes or do I have to make my own.
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"Solar thingy" I don't know.
Why did my power go off while I was gone?
Do tin foil hats come in special order sizes or do I have to make my own.
Turkey gremlins perhaps? I think tin hats can only be regular or heavy duty, and you just kind of crunch them around your head to fit???
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If you insist on tin foil, do it with style.
Here is a nice choice for the lady and gentleman:
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https://www.theatlantic.com/health/a...oughts/262998/

Now you know the truth.
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Well I learned something new, booster bags that shoplifters use, I've never heard of it.
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Well I learned something new, booster bags that shoplifters use, I've never heard of it.
I think I saw them on a news report once. RF ID technology has gotten very inexpensive but apparently can be masked with some sort of tinfoil bag. When we got our easy pass toll transponders they also gave us little silver bags to put the units inside if we didn't want them read.

Seems like a lot of trouble to go thru just to get arrested for stealing. If someone walks into a store carrying a big bag my guess is every camera in the place is watching them move thru the store.
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