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If a Carrington Event happened today and the Grid(s) world wide were gone for good, what would you miss most of all?

 
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Honestly, I rather enjoyed not having electricity for a couple weeks -- after getting used to it the first couple of days. Was so nice & quiet.

What did I really miss? My jacuzzi bath!
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Tough to get the jacuzzi going without electricty for sure.

I'll be using a variation of the "bag-shower" natureboy was talking about earlier. Thats about the best you can do.
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Re: If a Carrington Event happened today and the Grid(s) world wide were gone for good, what would you miss most of all?
Really no need to worry about such a scenario happening OP.

I used to fear this a lot until I watched a BBC Horizon programme that sorts the facts from the crap. (go on youtube and search horizon solar storms , infact here it is,


[link to www.youtube.com]


Now at first it seems real scary but when you actually consider the massive efforts that are constantly been undertaken to predict and counter act such a scenario,you will see that we have plenty of time to do things about it.

It will happen but we can know when it does and we can take pre-emptive actions to avoid a total blackout.

There are lots of things to worry about,but not this one!

Me I am more nervous about an Alien invasion!
 Quoting: youtube god! 2038759


Look up the speed in which the Carrington event happened.
If a sun spot was earth facing and exploded with a flare the size or the Carrinton or larger, we'd have no time to prepare. It hit very quickly.
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I have read books on the subject my friend, I am not an expert but I have learned a lot about it and its not going to effect us as badly as you think.

The Carrington event was indeed huge but it still took 17 hrs to reach the Earth.... Plenty of time to sort out our Transformers. Also you have to bear in mind that back in 1859 our power systems were DC, that reacts differently to Solar disruption.

I am not saying there wont be some disruption especially to our Satellites but it wont knock us back to the dark ages! Honestly,take a look at the documentary I linked to , its BBC horizon,not junk science.
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Honestly, I rather enjoyed not having electricity for a couple weeks -- after getting used to it the first couple of days. Was so nice & quiet.

What did I really miss? My jacuzzi bath!
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Once again Lady Jane,
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Honestly, I rather enjoyed not having electricity for a couple weeks -- after getting used to it the first couple of days. Was so nice & quiet.

What did I really miss? My jacuzzi bath!
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Problem solved!
I have lots of propane to heat water and pounds and pounds of dried beans.
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lol!!
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Honestly, I rather enjoyed not having electricity for a couple weeks -- after getting used to it the first couple of days. Was so nice & quiet.

What did I really miss? My jacuzzi bath!
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Once again Lady Jane,
I have to say...very nive NEW av photo.
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Awwww! Thanks!

I'll let my sis know her work is appreciated :o)
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Really no need to worry about such a scenario happening OP.

I used to fear this a lot until I watched a BBC Horizon programme that sorts the facts from the crap. (go on youtube and search horizon solar storms , infact here it is,


[link to www.youtube.com]


Now at first it seems real scary but when you actually consider the massive efforts that are constantly been undertaken to predict and counter act such a scenario,you will see that we have plenty of time to do things about it.

It will happen but we can know when it does and we can take pre-emptive actions to avoid a total blackout.

There are lots of things to worry about,but not this one!

Me I am more nervous about an Alien invasion!
 Quoting: youtube god! 2038759


Look up the speed in which the Carrington event happened.
If a sun spot was earth facing and exploded with a flare the size or the Carrinton or larger, we'd have no time to prepare. It hit very quickly.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 6406905




I have read books on the subject my friend, I am not an expert but I have learned a lot about it and its not going to effect us as badly as you think.

The Carrington event was indeed huge but it still took 17 hrs to reach the Earth.... Plenty of time to sort out our Transformers. Also you have to bear in mind that back in 1859 our power systems were DC, that reacts differently to Solar disruption.

I am not saying there wont be some disruption especially to our Satellites but it wont knock us back to the dark ages! Honestly,take a look at the documentary I linked to , its BBC horizon,not junk science.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2038759


17 hours, thats correct.
Please, and I do not mean to be rude, but don't be fooled into thinking the word would spread, and people would work like robots in enough time to power down grids etc...

It would only take a couple of grids to effect the others...like dominos.

It would take hours to spread the word. Once it hit the MSM people would panic making powering down even harder in many places.

Its not enough time.
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I'll let my sis know her work is appreciated :o)
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You have a Sister?

Younger/older? Single?

She like nature? LoL.
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I'll let my sis know her work is appreciated :o)
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You have a Sister?

Younger/older? Single?

She like nature? LoL.
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Younger, married and an avid kayaker.

Sorry :o(
Life is karma and karma always reflects both past and present circumstance. Our time here is short, so choose carefully and behave well, for all of your tomorrows are presently being decided.

"Don't die on a small cross..." Saddletramp's Mom

"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."
-- William Shakespeare, born April 23, 1564.

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I'll let my sis know her work is appreciated :o)
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You have a Sister?

Younger/older? Single?

She like nature? LoL.
 Quoting: wisc_natureboy


Younger, married and an avid kayaker.

Sorry :o(
 Quoting: Lady Jane Smith


OBTW, we look almost exactly alike -- except I am 5"3", she is 5"7".

Waaaaaah!!! Why did I have to be the short one????!!!!!!

LOL!!
Life is karma and karma always reflects both past and present circumstance. Our time here is short, so choose carefully and behave well, for all of your tomorrows are presently being decided.

"Don't die on a small cross..." Saddletramp's Mom

"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."
-- William Shakespeare, born April 23, 1564.

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I'll let my sis know her work is appreciated :o)
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You have a Sister?

Younger/older? Single?

She like nature? LoL.
 Quoting: wisc_natureboy


Younger, married and an avid kayaker.

Sorry :o(
 Quoting: Lady Jane Smith


OBTW, we look almost exactly alike -- except I am 5"3", she is 5"7".

Waaaaaah!!! Why did I have to be the short one????!!!!!!

LOL!!
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Petite is better, I'm sure most men would agree.
I'm 6", BLack belt since I was 17 in Uechi Ryu Karate.
I believe you are also a Martial Artist.
Maybe you and I will spare some day...just for kicks (pun intended)
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You have a Sister?

Younger/older? Single?

She like nature? LoL.
 Quoting: wisc_natureboy


Younger, married and an avid kayaker.

Sorry :o(
 Quoting: Lady Jane Smith


OBTW, we look almost exactly alike -- except I am 5"3", she is 5"7".

Waaaaaah!!! Why did I have to be the short one????!!!!!!

LOL!!
 Quoting: Lady Jane Smith


Petite is better, I'm sure most men would agree.
I'm 6", BLack belt since I was 17 in Uechi Ryu Karate.
I believe you are also a Martial Artist.
Maybe you and I will spare some day...just for kicks (pun intended)
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That would be fun! 3rd Dan WTF/TKD, advanced Krav practitioner. Be forewarned -- I can headshot a 6 ft guy with a jump crescent ;o)
Life is karma and karma always reflects both past and present circumstance. Our time here is short, so choose carefully and behave well, for all of your tomorrows are presently being decided.

"Don't die on a small cross..." Saddletramp's Mom

"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."
-- William Shakespeare, born April 23, 1564.

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Younger, married and an avid kayaker.

Sorry :o(
 Quoting: Lady Jane Smith


OBTW, we look almost exactly alike -- except I am 5"3", she is 5"7".

Waaaaaah!!! Why did I have to be the short one????!!!!!!

LOL!!
 Quoting: Lady Jane Smith


Petite is better, I'm sure most men would agree.
I'm 6", BLack belt since I was 17 in Uechi Ryu Karate.
I believe you are also a Martial Artist.
Maybe you and I will spare some day...just for kicks (pun intended)
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That would be fun! 3rd Dan WTF/TKD, advanced Krav practitioner. Be forewarned -- I can headshot a 6 ft guy with a jump crescent ;o)
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I appreciate the warning. I have always enjoyed mixed art sparing. Not so much complete UFC, but Karate/TKD or Karate/Kung-fu etc...
I'm a Nidan myself (2nd degree). Don't get to the Dojo as much at this point in my life, but still once or twice a week...occasionally more.
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I think the 104 nuclear plants in the U.S. might be a problem.
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I think the 104 nuclear plants in the U.S. might be a problem.
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Mixed info there. Some reports say they have enough back-up power to shut down...others say no chance...fingers crossed.
Roll Tide Roll.
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Central Heat and Air Conditioning (Heat Pumps).

Cold? Carry in wood to burn from the 3 to 6 chords of wood you had to split in the summer/early fall. Hot in the summer, sweat it out on the porch, or find water to cool off in. Mans greatest invention and biggest comfort giver, gone.

Most people in the desert would die before they could walk to a more temperate climate. Even without a nuke, there would be hundreds of thousands of corpses in Vegas.

Yes, I would miss that most. As the amount of work required simply to regulate our local environment would go from sliding the lever on the thermostat to near full time job. The elderly and weak would perish simply from the temperature extremes placed upon their bodies.

Sad outcome to contemplate.
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17 hours, thats correct.
Please, and I do not mean to be rude, but don't be fooled into thinking the word would spread, and people would work like robots in enough time to power down grids etc...

It would only take a couple of grids to effect the others...like dominos.

It would take hours to spread the word. Once it hit the MSM people would panic making powering down even harder in many places.

Its not enough time.






I agree that 17 hrs is not enough time.

That is why there is Sonar sound-wave technology actually listening to the sunspot activity on the Sun.... this way we get at least a couple days notice of any dangerous changes and we are rapidly getting to the point where we will get a weeks notice and more.

Its all there on the documentary, look at it when you get a chance, another piece of interesting science from the same programme is that we dont actually even power down our transformers, we power em up!
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17 hours, thats correct.
Please, and I do not mean to be rude, but don't be fooled into thinking the word would spread, and people would work like robots in enough time to power down grids etc...

It would only take a couple of grids to effect the others...like dominos.

It would take hours to spread the word. Once it hit the MSM people would panic making powering down even harder in many places.

Its not enough time.
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I agree that 17 hrs is not enough time.

That is why there is Sonar sound-wave technology actually listening to the sunspot activity on the Sun.... this way we get at least a couple days notice of any dangerous changes and we are rapidly getting to the point where we will get a weeks notice and more.

Its all there on the documentary, look at it when you get a chance, another piece of interesting science from the same programme is that we dont actually even power down our transformers, we power em up!


Interesting...I'll take a look.
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OBTW, we look almost exactly alike -- except I am 5"3", she is 5"7".

Waaaaaah!!! Why did I have to be the short one????!!!!!!

LOL!!
 Quoting: Lady Jane Smith


Petite is better, I'm sure most men would agree.
I'm 6", BLack belt since I was 17 in Uechi Ryu Karate.
I believe you are also a Martial Artist.
Maybe you and I will spare some day...just for kicks (pun intended)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 6406905


That would be fun! 3rd Dan WTF/TKD, advanced Krav practitioner. Be forewarned -- I can headshot a 6 ft guy with a jump crescent ;o)
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I appreciate the warning. I have always enjoyed mixed art sparing. Not so much complete UFC, but Karate/TKD or Karate/Kung-fu etc...
I'm a Nidan myself (2nd degree). Don't get to the Dojo as much at this point in my life, but still once or twice a week...occasionally more.
 Quoting: Wash


I do not sport/ring spar that much any more, other than when instructing. I am more focused in recent years on military style/true self defense training.

For folks reading his who may not know the difference, when a roundhouse in thrown in a ring, you are to make contact with the ball or top of foot -- your purpose is to get a point, not kill you fellow competitor. In military style, contact is made with the shin & you stay on top of the opponent wailing the crap out of them.

The military type stuff is not typically taught to anyone under 25 (unless they are in the military of course :-P); we are fortunate to have a couple Masters who are former Special Ops they are teaching some lethal mixed stuff to the adult senior black belts. One had me down by the throat a couple weeks ago as he was explaining the technique & taking questions, I could not move, even the slightest move I made ratcheted up the pain exponentially. So much fun to be the crash test dummy, lol!

These guys are astonishing in their skill.
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Central Heat and Air Conditioning (Heat Pumps).

Cold? Carry in wood to burn from the 3 to 6 chords of wood you had to split in the summer/early fall. Hot in the summer, sweat it out on the porch, or find water to cool off in. Mans greatest invention and biggest comfort giver, gone.

Most people in the desert would die before they could walk to a more temperate climate. Even without a nuke, there would be hundreds of thousands of corpses in Vegas.

Yes, I would miss that most. As the amount of work required simply to regulate our local environment would go from sliding the lever on the thermostat to near full time job. The elderly and weak would perish simply from the temperature extremes placed upon their bodies.

Sad outcome to contemplate.
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That is one I have always puzzled over. When watching so many SHTF movies, it shows people heading to the desert. Why would they show such a thing?

The desert is completely deadly & the few folks who have the knowledge for desert survival would have to eliminate those hoards, who might do such an unwise thing, for their own survival.
Life is karma and karma always reflects both past and present circumstance. Our time here is short, so choose carefully and behave well, for all of your tomorrows are presently being decided.

"Don't die on a small cross..." Saddletramp's Mom

"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."
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Central Heat and Air Conditioning (Heat Pumps).

Cold? Carry in wood to burn from the 3 to 6 chords of wood you had to split in the summer/early fall. Hot in the summer, sweat it out on the porch, or find water to cool off in. Mans greatest invention and biggest comfort giver, gone.

Most people in the desert would die before they could walk to a more temperate climate. Even without a nuke, there would be hundreds of thousands of corpses in Vegas.

Yes, I would miss that most. As the amount of work required simply to regulate our local environment would go from sliding the lever on the thermostat to near full time job. The elderly and weak would perish simply from the temperature extremes placed upon their bodies.

Sad outcome to contemplate.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1953737


Very few people lived in the desert until the 1920's when air conditioning became possible. In a Carrington type event, The desert would revert to being an inhospitable place. I think you're right about what would happen to places like Las Vegas.
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Radiation-free air...
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My Electric guitar, My laptop for recording, playing live shows with my bands... the lack of any live indie rock any longer!

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I would miss all the cooling on the SFP's
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17 hours, thats correct.
Please, and I do not mean to be rude, but don't be fooled into thinking the word would spread, and people would work like robots in enough time to power down grids etc...

It would only take a couple of grids to effect the others...like dominos.

It would take hours to spread the word. Once it hit the MSM people would panic making powering down even harder in many places.

Its not enough time.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2038759






I agree that 17 hrs is not enough time.

That is why there is Sonar sound-wave technology actually listening to the sunspot activity on the Sun.... this way we get at least a couple days notice of any dangerous changes and we are rapidly getting to the point where we will get a weeks notice and more.

Its all there on the documentary, look at it when you get a chance, another piece of interesting science from the same programme is that we dont actually even power down our transformers, we power em up!
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Interesting...I'll take a look.


They have a 144 hour window from knowing and the arrival. Yes they have accurate predicting methods, accustic is one and also nuetrino levels miles down the Earths surface will interact 72 hours prior to the flare eruption. Basically the one that knocks it all out will be known six days in advance. This is ample time for power and control to be established by a few, while the rest are clueless. "Continuity of the human race" and all that defence. I would say general population would have 24 hour notice at max. The world would be in chaos for 6 months to a year before the ones who fled with the power re-emerged to reign in the decimated population. This is because there is not enough replacement parts, or reserved energy to effectivly rebuild the power grid within any reasonable time.




Me, I would miss the expectaion of security and saftey I have when I sleep. Nothing else.
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Air conditioning, cheeseburger and fries....
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GLP for sure.....
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Petite is better, I'm sure most men would agree.
I'm 6", BLack belt since I was 17 in Uechi Ryu Karate.
I believe you are also a Martial Artist.
Maybe you and I will spare some day...just for kicks (pun intended)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 6406905


That would be fun! 3rd Dan WTF/TKD, advanced Krav practitioner. Be forewarned -- I can headshot a 6 ft guy with a jump crescent ;o)
 Quoting: Lady Jane Smith


I appreciate the warning. I have always enjoyed mixed art sparing. Not so much complete UFC, but Karate/TKD or Karate/Kung-fu etc...
I'm a Nidan myself (2nd degree). Don't get to the Dojo as much at this point in my life, but still once or twice a week...occasionally more.
 Quoting: Wash


I do not sport/ring spar that much any more, other than when instructing. I am more focused in recent years on military style/true self defense training.

For folks reading his who may not know the difference, when a roundhouse in thrown in a ring, you are to make contact with the ball or top of foot -- your purpose is to get a point, not kill you fellow competitor. In military style, contact is made with the shin & you stay on top of the opponent wailing the crap out of them.

The military type stuff is not typically taught to anyone under 25 (unless they are in the military of course :-P); we are fortunate to have a couple Masters who are former Special Ops they are teaching some lethal mixed stuff to the adult senior black belts. One had me down by the throat a couple weeks ago as he was explaining the technique & taking questions, I could not move, even the slightest move I made ratcheted up the pain exponentially. So much fun to be the crash test dummy, lol!

These guys are astonishing in their skill.
 Quoting: Lady Jane Smith


sooo hot.

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