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originally posted by: [post=18595212]DaRAGE
I honestly don't really see the need for a bajillion threads of what seems like a real non-existant threat
originally posted by: DaRAGE
I honestly don't really see the need for a bajillion threads of what seems like a real non-existant threat. This doom porn has got to stop.
Tell me of a time when a CME or.. solar flare... or which ever way you want to call it has killed a bunch of people?
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Chadwickus
There has been no similar incident of the same magnitude since, all the examples of other events of that kind that have happened since the age of the computer, for example, were lesser beasts in comparison by a long chalk. No one can say fore certain, but I am pretty damned sure that if something of the size of the Carrington Event were to be repeated, it would be total godamned chaos, and I have no confidence that the technology we have developed since then, even those technologies not reliant on mains power, would not end up suffering for it.
I certainly think it is worth preparing for the worst, that much is for damned sure.