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    Quote Originally Posted by Slim Chance View Post


    After watching the floods, cyclones and earthquakes in Aus and NZ, you sorta get the feeling that the media outlets are almost gleeful when they happen.....is it just a matter time when we'll have one of the big junk companies trademarking/ sponsoring a disaster - "2015 Los Angeles Quake proudly brought to you by McDonalds".
    Well sure. That is the only reason why TV exist. Dumbing down. Promoting mindless consumption.

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    BBC News - LIVE: Japan earthquake
    Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    1009: "This is starting to look a lot like Chernobyl" Walt Patterson, an associate fellow with Chatham House, has told the BBC after seeing pictures of the explosion at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant. "The nuclear agency says that they have detected caesium and iodine outside the unit, which certainly indicates fuel melting at the very least," he says. "Once you have melting fuel coming into contact with water, that would almost certainly be the cause of the explosion."

    1011: More from Walt Patterson of Chatham House. He says the presence of the radioactive caesium in the surrounding area does not pose a huge threat to public health in the immediate aftermath of the explosion. "What would be serious is if there was an explosion or fire that lifted this stuff high in the air, meaning it could get carried over a wide area."

    1016: The BBC's environment correspondent Roger Harrabin says he understands the blast at the nuclear plant may have been caused by a hydrogen explosion - also one of the possibilities laid out by Walt Patterson of Chatham House. "If nuclear fuel rods overheat and then come into contact with water, this produces a large amount of highly-flammable hydrogen gas which can then ignite," our correspondent says.
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    farkin hell - it blew up alright (the film is on the news)

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    not clear yet whether the core blew up. so far, looks like it hasn't,

    which is the good news:

    BBC News - LIVE: Japan earthquake

    1045: BBC environment correspondent Roger Harrabin says local officials believe the release of radiation following the nuclear plant explosion is likely to be small. He adds that nuclear incidents aren't always as serious as they may sound or appear, and actually, in terms of loss of life and destruction, accidents at hydroelectric plants are far more dangerous.

    1052: Neil McKeown in Nakameguro, Tokyo writes: "The evacuation zone has been extended to 20km by the government. However TepCo [the Tokyo Electric Power Company] appeared in a news conference and promised to release new radioactivity readings after 6pm. It is now 7.30pm and they have not done so. People are getting extremely frustrated at the lack of news coming from TepCo and the government - they have yet to confirm if the building that suffered an explosion housed a reactor, and we have no indication how much radiation has been released or in what direction winds are blowing."
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    They've extended the exclusion zone to 20km from 10km now, tis mad.

    The quake was 8000 times more powerful than the one that hit NZ

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    BBC News - LIVE: Japan earthquake

    1057: Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency says serious damage to the nuclear reactor container is unlikely despite the explosion at the Fukushima-Daiichi plant - Kyodo news.
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    i think i'll wait for the film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by you_me_no_savy_talk_talk View Post
    one of the news reports said that the christchurch earthquake was really tiny in comparison, and that there is a quake of that size every few hours somewhere in the world. Just this one was right on a major city
    Of course, what was I thinking? Major city.

    New York
    Paris
    London
    Christchurch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tron View Post
    They (the scientists) made references to past disasters when the moon was closer to earth.
    Quote Originally Posted by Thaitanium View Post
    I think the only effect the moons proximity might have is on the tides...I don't believe any correlation between moon proximity and natural disasters...
    Plate tectonics is primarily driven by the convective currents of the mantle which in turn are influenced by the electromagnetic field generated by the core. The Moon's gravity is a player in how they move, it pulls as equally on the crust as on the oceans, and the gravitational locus of the Earth Moon system is around 2900km from the center of the Earth. The common misconception is that the Moon is trapped by the Earth being the larger and more massive object when in fact both bodies move together.

    I've read a few theories about the early crustal Earth and most articles agree that without the Moon's gravity the Earth would not have as many tectonic plates and therefore the crust would not be as diverse in compounds as it is. The other rocky planets Venus, Mars and Mercury have only single or dual plate systems while the Earth has over a dozen.
    Faith, by itself, isn't a good enough reason to believe. Instead, a belief must be defensible through reason, logic, and evidence.
    The idea that faith is somehow justified by the fact that the beliefs cannot be proven is a truly Orwellian position to adopt - not to mention intellectually and ethically dangerous.

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    Do not pay any attention to the man behind the curtain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny danger View Post
    Say what?
    This certainly applies if you reside in America. The great satan.

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    what's with that annoying sig?? wtf?

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    It means not_bkk has a dubious social circle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Umbuku View Post
    It means not_bkk has a dubious social circle.
    Recognize someone there, do ya?

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