Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 37

Thread: This could suck

  1. #1
    Legend
    Points: 171,628, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 29.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    The_Architect's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Focus Town
    Posts
    12,075
    Points
    171,628
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 581
    Given: 2,582

    This could suck


    Scientists have moved closer to being able to stop a huge asteroid colliding with the Earth and potentially wiping out human life.

    Researchers at the University of Tennessee have discovered that blowing the space rock up could make the collision worse by causing several devastating impacts.
    Instead, small changes could be made to its surface to disrupt the forces keeping it together and cause it to break up in outer space.
    They were studying asteroid 1950 DA, which has a one in 300 chance of hitting the planet on 16 March, 2880.


    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/sc...y-9670910.html

    Given that I was planning on still being alive in 865 years this really put a damper on my day.


    While on live TV, Ford used a vulgar term to describe a private part of the female anatomy, adding that he was “happily married” and “got more than enough to eat at home.”

  2. #2
    Legend
    Points: 388,410, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 18.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    bos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    24,120
    Points
    388,410
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 861
    Given: 712

    Re: This could suck

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post

    They were studying asteroid 1950 DA, which has a one in 300 chance of hitting the planet on 16 March, 2880.




    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post


    Given that I was planning on still being alive in 865 years this really put a damper on my day.
    Ted Williams will be! Think of Ted.



  3. #3
    Pro
    Points: 56,214, Level: 73
    Level completed: 45%, Points required for next Level: 836
    Overall activity: 45.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    CYCLNST8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Urbandale
    Posts
    3,001
    Points
    56,214
    Level
    73
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 862
    Given: 1,224

    Re: This could suck

    I hope it lands on Fargo.


    Thanks to Kagavi for the awesome avatar!

  4. #4
    Pro
    Points: 26,014, Level: 49
    Level completed: 47%, Points required for next Level: 536
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    redrocker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Ames - West-CY'd
    Posts
    2,248
    Points
    26,014
    Level
    49
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 14
    Given: 31

    Re: This could suck

    Come on man, Think of the Children.



    32 years later and I am still riding on the back.

    I don't sweat the petty things,... I pet the sweaty things

  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 84,682, Level: 90
    Level completed: 52%, Points required for next Level: 868
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    Ciclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Clive
    Posts
    3,256
    Points
    84,682
    Level
    90
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 381
    Given: 366

    Re: This could suck

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    Researchers at the University of Tennessee have discovered that blowing the space rock up could make the collision worse by causing several devastating impacts.
    Didn't we learn this long ago?



    "I'm the one who knocks."

  6. #6
    Legend
    Points: 171,628, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 29.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    The_Architect's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Focus Town
    Posts
    12,075
    Points
    171,628
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 581
    Given: 2,582

    Re: This could suck

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCLNST8 View Post
    I hope it lands on Fargo.

    The asteroid has a diameter of one kilometre and is travelling at nine miles a second relative to the Earth, which it would hit at 38,000 miles per hour.
    The impact would have a force of around 44,800 megatonnes of TNT and cause a huge explosion, tsunamis and change the climate of the globe, devastating human life.


    While on live TV, Ford used a vulgar term to describe a private part of the female anatomy, adding that he was “happily married” and “got more than enough to eat at home.”

  7. #7
    Pro
    Points: 24,098, Level: 47
    Level completed: 55%, Points required for next Level: 452
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    3 months registered10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    2,212
    Points
    24,098
    Level
    47
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,148
    Given: 567

    Re: This could suck

    Damn,

    I had big plans that weekend....



  8. #8
    Legend
    Points: 388,410, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 18.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    bos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    24,120
    Points
    388,410
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 861
    Given: 712

    Re: This could suck

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    The asteroid has a diameter of one kilometre and is travelling at nine miles a second relative to the Earth, which it would hit at 38,000 miles per hour.
    The impact would have a force of around 44,800 megatonnes of TNT and cause a huge explosion, tsunamis and change the climate of the globe, devastating human life.

    Yeah, but it would hit LakeBison first.



  9. #9
    Pro
    Points: 49,183, Level: 68
    Level completed: 60%, Points required for next Level: 567
    Overall activity: 64.0%
    Achievements:
    3 months registeredSocial25000 Experience Points
    mjacobs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    2,839
    Points
    49,183
    Level
    68
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,625
    Given: 1,449

    Re: This could suck

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Yeah, but it would hit LakeBison first.
    I think we'd all be willing to give our lives for this to occur.



  10. #10
    Legend
    Points: 190,157, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 42.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsOverdriveVeteranSocial
    State43's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    11,758
    Points
    190,157
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 641
    Given: 385

    Re: This could suck

    Shame Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck will be long dead by then



  11. #11
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 112,648, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 19.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    oldman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    4,753
    Points
    112,648
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 354
    Given: 1,023

    Re: This could suck

    Well, I guess that gives the human race about 800 years to figure out how to prevent that. Considering the scientific leaps made in the last 800, I like our chances.


    "Just remember, what you choose to do with each day is very important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it" -ET

    "I'm trying not to sweat the small stuff in my life, but there is a definite learning curve." -CE

  12. #12
    Legend
    Points: 171,628, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 29.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    The_Architect's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Focus Town
    Posts
    12,075
    Points
    171,628
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 581
    Given: 2,582

    Re: This could suck

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Yeah, but it would hit LakeBison first.


    While on live TV, Ford used a vulgar term to describe a private part of the female anatomy, adding that he was “happily married” and “got more than enough to eat at home.”

  13. #13
    Speechless
    Points: 231,917, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 77.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranSocial50000 Experience Points
    cowgirl836's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    16,834
    Points
    231,917
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,593
    Given: 2,554

    Re: This could suck

    well I guess I'll rip up that contract then. No use building a house if it's going to get destroyed in 800 years!


    new signature ideas needed; inquire within

  14. #14
    Addict
    Points: 245,707, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 25.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocialVeteran
    klamath632's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    9,580
    Points
    245,707
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 906
    Given: 662

    Re: This could suck

    Quote Originally Posted by oldman View Post
    Well, I guess that gives the human race about 800 years to figure out how to prevent that. Considering the scientific leaps made in the last 800, I like our chances.
    Didn't you watch Jurassic Park? It isn't the asteroid in front of you that should scare you. It's the one you don't see that will get you.



    I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints, so I said to the Lord,
    “You promised me Lord, that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. During the most trying periods of my life there has only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”
    “Because,” says the Lord, “Sandpeople always ride single-file, to hide their numbers.”

  15. #15
    Pro
    Points: 56,214, Level: 73
    Level completed: 45%, Points required for next Level: 836
    Overall activity: 45.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    CYCLNST8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Urbandale
    Posts
    3,001
    Points
    56,214
    Level
    73
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 862
    Given: 1,224

    Re: This could suck

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    The asteroid has a diameter of one kilometre and is travelling at nine miles a second relative to the Earth, which it would hit at 38,000 miles per hour.
    The impact would have a force of around 44,800 megatonnes of TNT and cause a huge explosion, tsunamis and change the climate of the globe, devastating human life.
    I hope it lands on Fargo.


    Thanks to Kagavi for the awesome avatar!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: ESPN
  • Iowa State vs. Oklahoma
  • March 2, 2015
  • 08:00 PM