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If a Texas sized asteroid was headed for Earth...

Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:39 pm

Pretty simple, there is a 700 mile diameter asteroid headed towards earth. It was going to arrive in 3 days from the news notification (never mind the fact that many amateur scientists and star gazers would have seen it before then), What are some of the things you would do with your time?

I think it might be cool to try stealing some cool military aircraft, I mean if your going to die anyway, wouldn't it be cool to take an F-16 or something up to 40,000ft. Who cares about landing.

Money would mean nothing at this point so only the last thrills of your life would have any meaning.
 
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Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:19 pm

Two chicks at the same time.
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Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:31 pm

Try and find a place to get the best Instagram pictures I could of it arriving.
Stay curious
 
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Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:50 pm

NIKV69 wrote:
Two chicks at the same time.


LOL, it's not all it's cracked up to be, but try for sisters.

Me, I would just sit back and relax with the wife, i've had a good life, may as well enjoy what's left with loved ones.
 
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Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:52 pm

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Two chicks at the same time.


Yep, as a 24 year old virgin I have to know what it's like.

Other than that, message friends and family how much they meant to me, be with my parents, and wait.
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Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:57 pm

I think I might finally take the plunge and buy that Fairy Tale Pink Izod shirt I’ve had my eye on at Macy's for a while and give my cousin a call.
 
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Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:25 pm

The world would look like GTA online during those last few days.. :)
 
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Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:33 pm

I have a hunch a good 80% of us would pass the final hours logged in to a.net, arguing over whether Airbus was better than Boeing, and betting how quickly Delta could get it's ops back up & running again after the "big bang".
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Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:40 pm

af773atmsp wrote:
NIKV69 wrote:
Two chicks at the same time.


Yep, as a 24 year old virgin I have to know what it's like.


Okay kids, time for some fatherly advice...Listen to Uncle Pitbull...Take a vacation, pick one of the 3 places...the DR, Colombia or Brazil... My advice is DR or Brazil and be sure to say thank you when you get back....

BTW, if this breaks forum rules....Well come on ! Man code...
 
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Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:03 pm

af773atmsp wrote:

Yep, as a 24 year old virgin I have to know what it's like.



Too much info....
 
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Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:07 pm

Doing something crazy is appealing, but one of the attraction of doing such is so you can remember it later, maybe brag about it. That won't happen, so it's less appealing.

Military will probably be on high alert so hopping on a fighter jet might prove very difficult though. I'd settle for a bizjet, or maybe try for a civilian jet trainer or something like that.
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Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:22 pm

CCGPV wrote:
Try and find a place to get the best Instagram pictures I could of it arriving.



LOL you know whats funny is even if you are joking, there would still be millions of people who would do that same thing, never mind the fact that nobody will be around to check out your Instagram after the fact.
 
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Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:45 pm

jetwet1 wrote:
af773atmsp wrote:
NIKV69 wrote:
Two chicks at the same time.


Yep, as a 24 year old virgin I have to know what it's like.


Okay kids, time for some fatherly advice...Listen to Uncle Pitbull...Take a vacation, pick one of the 3 places...the DR, Colombia or Brazil... My advice is DR or Brazil and be sure to say thank you when you get back....

BTW, if this breaks forum rules....Well come on ! Man code...


I would chose Colombia no question! Big booties , big boobies
 
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Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:25 am

787Driver wrote:
af773atmsp wrote:

Yep, as a 24 year old virgin I have to know what it's like.



Too much info....


C'mon, this is A.net. At least I admitted it. ;)
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Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:43 am

I doubt anyone would be able to go anywhere because fuel prices would be outrageous. Some people think they can take it with them.

I would at least surf the dark web. If there is no consequences, why not just have a look around and see what the fuss is about? Maybe try to make it to my favorite city: Vancouver BC.
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Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:34 am

I'd steal a tank and drive it around a major city. Not with any bad intentions, I'd just be a nuisance and like run over parked cars, hold up an intersection, etc...
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Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:53 am

Secure front-row seats, grab a beer and root for it.
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Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:23 am

Steal ALVIN. Fit with cold weather gear, food and a portable toilet. Sink and remain at -12000 Ft for 2 Days after the impact. Surface and hope for the best.
 
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Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:28 am

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Secure front-row seats, grab a beer and root for it.

I'll bring a 6 pack.
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Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:32 am

TWA772LR wrote:
gunsontheroof wrote:
Secure front-row seats, grab a beer and root for it.

I'll bring a 6 pack.


I'll start the "A.net Armageddon Meet-Up" thread.
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Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:37 am

gunsontheroof wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
gunsontheroof wrote:
Secure front-row seats, grab a beer and root for it.

I'll bring a 6 pack.


I'll start the "A.net Armageddon Meet-Up" thread.


OK but who's going to start the "What are you going to wear for Armageddon" thread... :sarcastic:
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Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:38 am

SheikhDjibouti wrote:
I have a hunch a good 80% of us would pass the final hours logged in to a.net, arguing over whether Airbus was better than Boeing, and betting how quickly Delta could get it's ops back up & running again after the "big bang".

ja, ja, ja, ja,ja ,ja ... :-)

how would the "reborn C" types view this?
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Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:52 am

Gather friends and family, eat, drink, laugh and cry until the rock impacts. The end.
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Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:59 pm

acentauri wrote:
Steal ALVIN. Fit with cold weather gear, food and a portable toilet. Sink and remain at -12000 Ft for 2 Days after the impact. Surface and hope for the best.


There's nothing to hope for in that scenario. Rather die quickly than suffocate under water - even at that depth you will be affected by the impact.

There's no place on earth where you will have a chance of survival, so you'd better go as close as possible to ground zero and enjoy that last gigantic fireworks.
 
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:24 am

How about reprogramming the world's icbms to not reenter the atmosphere and instead impact the asteroid in a way that would alter its trajectory?
 
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:25 am

Airstud wrote:
OK but who's going to start the "What are you going to wear for Armageddon" thread... :sarcastic:


It'll be OK because Izod will bring out limited edition polos in End of the World Pink! :rotfl:
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Re: If a Texas sized asteroid was headed for Earth...

Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:39 am

I'll probably be at work most likely. I'll be sure to take a moment or three to ensure I'm right with the Lord though.
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:19 am

Jouhou wrote:
How about reprogramming the world's icbms to not reenter the atmosphere and instead impact the asteroid in a way that would alter its trajectory?


I've seen enough movies to know that it would be "like shooting a BB gun at a freight train".
 
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:22 am

BlueberryWheats wrote:
Jouhou wrote:
How about reprogramming the world's icbms to not reenter the atmosphere and instead impact the asteroid in a way that would alter its trajectory?


I've seen enough movies to know that it would be "like shooting a BB gun at a freight train".


Well, you can stop a train with a BB gun....

https://what-if.xkcd.com/18/

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Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:26 am

Ah, so stubborn persistence and a few ten of thousands of ICBMs would do it? Tommy1808, you've put my mind at rest.
 
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:55 am

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Ah, so stubborn persistence and a few ten of thousands of ICBMs would do it? Tommy1808, you've put my mind at rest.


A few days our with a 700 mile rock we probably don´t have enough ICBMs to nudge it far enough out of its way.

But your mind can rest since we won´t miss a 700 mile rock until it comes that close. There probably isn´t much stuff flying around bigger than a mile we don´t track....

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Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:10 am

BlueberryWheats wrote:
Ah, so stubborn persistence and a few ten of thousands of ICBMs would do it? Tommy1808, you've put my mind at rest.


Not sure ICBMs can do that. They're not even designed to reach orbit, let alone escape velocity with any ability to track something that small...
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:37 am

DarkSnowyNight wrote:
BlueberryWheats wrote:
Ah, so stubborn persistence and a few ten of thousands of ICBMs would do it? Tommy1808, you've put my mind at rest.


Not sure ICBMs can do that. They're not even designed to reach orbit, let alone escape velocity with any ability to track something that small...


For a comparison: NK's last shot reached a height of 4500+km. you don't need orbit. On the other hand hitting a 1000km size object 4500km away is about barn door shooting and will have zero impact ( scnr ) on the outcome. whiffs of Independence Day. those "little ships" that came down to earth were only ~34km across?

What would make some sense imho is collecting all nuclear devices, bring them into orbit and establish an Orion nuclear propulsion drive on the comet. Very good isp. That would require much more time of pre-warning though.
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:23 am

WIederling wrote:
DarkSnowyNight wrote:
BlueberryWheats wrote:
Ah, so stubborn persistence and a few ten of thousands of ICBMs would do it? Tommy1808, you've put my mind at rest.


Not sure ICBMs can do that. They're not even designed to reach orbit, let alone escape velocity with any ability to track something that small...


For a comparison: NK's last shot reached a height of 4500+km. you don't need orbit. On the other hand hitting a 1000km size object 4500km away is about barn door shooting and will have zero impact ( scnr ) on the outcome. whiffs of Independence Day. those "little ships" that came down to earth were only ~34km across?


Right. I get that much. But orbit and escape velocity paths require a lot more in the way of precision flight mechanics than just power alone. What I'm saying is that the guidance systems are not at all made to rendezvous with a target beyond cislunar space. By the nature of them being ballistic devices, there isn't anything to correct a trajectory with once that first stage is out, and it's all down to the Bus.

I'm not saying that we wouldn't see a cloud of these things trying just that in such a situation. But I would wager that the probability of useful contact is very small.

WIederling wrote:
What would make some sense imho is collecting all nuclear devices, bring them into orbit and establish an Orion nuclear propulsion drive on the comet. Very good isp. That would require much more time of pre-warning though.


No argument there. The only caveat is that Nukes are typically very high MX devices. This would probably have to be the sort of system that would be "easy*" to access I'm the event of a fault-out.




* relatively speaking, of course.
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:25 am

I am torn between two picks.

1. Find out where it is going to hit and be right under it, don't want to be living in that aftermath.
2. Be watching from the International Space Station, amazing view.

And which ever I would have a VERY expensive bottle of Chablis open. :yes:
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:22 pm

readytotaxi wrote:
I am torn between two picks.

1. Find out where it is going to hit and be right under it, don't want to be living in that aftermath.
2. Be watching from the International Space Station, amazing view.

And which ever I would have a VERY expensive bottle of Chablis open. :yes:


For the second option, wouldn't you eventually die of thirst and/or hunger?
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:46 pm

af773atmsp wrote:
readytotaxi wrote:
I am torn between two picks.

1. Find out where it is going to hit and be right under it, don't want to be living in that aftermath.
2. Be watching from the International Space Station, amazing view.

And which ever I would have a VERY expensive bottle of Chablis open. :yes:


For the second option, wouldn't you eventually die of thirst and/or hunger?


I don't think so. The people in the ISS will most certainly be killed soon thereafter from debris that has been shot into space at the time of the collision. But at least they had front row seats for the show.
 
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:52 pm

Yes indeed I agree, with no one to supply you. Now weigh that against the most amazing sight seen from space and you can see why I am torn. Instant death no memory, slow death amazing memories? Don't forget the Chablis. :checkmark:
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af773atmsp wrote:
readytotaxi wrote:
I am torn between two picks.

1. Find out where it is going to hit and be right under it, don't want to be living in that aftermath.
2. Be watching from the International Space Station, amazing view.

And which ever I would have a VERY expensive bottle of Chablis open. :yes:


For the second option, wouldn't you eventually die of thirst and/or hunger?


Plenty of ways to take care of that basically painless if push comes to shove.

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acentauri wrote:
Steal ALVIN. Fit with cold weather gear, food and a portable toilet. Sink and remain at -12000 Ft for 2 Days after the impact. Surface and hope for the best.


There's nothing to hope for in that scenario. Rather die quickly than suffocate under water


You won't suffocate, there is still atmosphere to breath inside and your lungs can't tell the difference between a gas mix with or without oxygen.
Oxygen deprivation is one of the nicest way to go you can have, unless CO/CO2 concentrations get to high before oxygen levels get to low, you would slip into unconscious in a state of euphoria, slip further into coma and simply never wake up without feeling a thing. On that day probably the preferable way to most other deaths, aside of those lucky ones close enough to the impact point that they simply stop being biology and become physics.

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Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:36 pm

Andre3K wrote:
Pretty simple, there is a 700 mile diameter asteroid headed towards earth. It was going to arrive in 3 days from the news notification (never mind the fact that many amateur scientists and star gazers would have seen it before then), What are some of the things you would do with your time?

I think it might be cool to try stealing some cool military aircraft, I mean if your going to die anyway, wouldn't it be cool to take an F-16 or something up to 40,000ft. Who cares about landing.

Money would mean nothing at this point so only the last thrills of your life would have any meaning.



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Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:28 am

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Airstud wrote:
OK but who's going to start the "What are you going to wear for Armageddon" thread... :sarcastic:


It'll be OK because Izod will bring out limited edition polos in End of the World Pink! :rotfl:

And Polo will have Twilight Pink...available at JC Penney and Amazon.

As for me, I'll go to the White House and sit in the Oval Office. Trump will be miles underground in Area 51 and DC will be incinerated anyway. Gotta live the dream.
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Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:52 am

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As for me, I'll go to the White House and sit in the Oval Office..


I guess being somewhere religious nutjobs meet up may be entertaining.....

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If a Texas sized asteroid was headed for Earth...


That's easy. Call the Texas Rangers! (No, NOT the baseball team!) If one riot can be quelled by one Ranger, then a whole squad of Texas Rangers should be able to make quick work of a Texas-sized asteroid!

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If a Texas sized asteroid was headed for Earth...


That's easy. Call the Texas Rangers! (No, NOT the baseball team!) If one riot can be quelled by one Ranger, then a whole squad of Texas Rangers should be able to make quick work of a Texas-sized asteroid!

(I need a smiling emoji wearing a Stetson hat. Does anybody have one?)


Aren't Royal Canadian Mounted Police even more highly rated? Just a single Mountie policing a region. :-)
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Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:53 pm

I don't know about anybody else but I'd get the hell out of Texas!
 
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Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:30 pm

I'd probably call in sick for the next 3 days.
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Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:11 pm

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(never mind the fact that many amateur scientists and star gazers would have seen it before then),

Well that is not necessarily true as was proven by our extra-solar visitor a few months back.
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http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/11/ ... -our-solar

It came out of the sun and so was non-viewable until it went past. As you see it came in the solar system at an angle and slingshotted around the sun toward earth.

Me? I'd like to survive if there was any way at all possible to do so and see what happens afterward. The worst would be that I die and if I'm going to die and so is EVERYONE pain or starvation etc. is not any kind of real concern. And who knows, if I survive others would as well and maybe something more of life goes on.

I remember reading Lucifer's Hammer years ago which echoes this situation with smaller though multiple impacts.

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Tugger wrote:
Andre3K wrote:
(never mind the fact that many amateur scientists and star gazers would have seen it before then),

Well that is not necessarily true as was proven by our extra-solar visitor a few months back.
Image
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/11/ ... -our-solar

It came out of the sun and so was non-viewable until it went past. As you see it came in the solar system at an angle and slingshotted around the sun toward earth.

Me? I'd like to survive if there was any way at all possible to do so and see what happens afterward. The worst would be that I die and if I'm going to die and so is EVERYONE pain or starvation etc. is not any kind of real concern. And who knows, if I survive others would as well and maybe something more of life goes on.

I remember reading Lucifer's Hammer years ago which echoes this situation with smaller though multiple impacts.

Tugg


It would be impossible to survive something that big. The one that killed the dinosaurs was less than 30 miles across. The one in this scenario is almost 800 miles across. The impact from that would be like putting the earth 10 miles away from the sun for 10 minutes.
 
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Re: If a Texas sized asteroid was headed for Earth...

Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:39 pm

NIKV69 wrote:
Two chicks at the same time.


Two men at the same time. Hope I don’t offend your right wingness. Lol.
 
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Re: If a Texas sized asteroid was headed for Earth...

Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:54 pm

Andre3K wrote:
Tugger wrote:
Andre3K wrote:
(never mind the fact that many amateur scientists and star gazers would have seen it before then),

Well that is not necessarily true as was proven by our extra-solar visitor a few months back.
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http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/11/ ... -our-solar

It came out of the sun and so was non-viewable until it went past. As you see it came in the solar system at an angle and slingshotted around the sun toward earth.

Me? I'd like to survive if there was any way at all possible to do so and see what happens afterward. The worst would be that I die and if I'm going to die and so is EVERYONE pain or starvation etc. is not any kind of real concern. And who knows, if I survive others would as well and maybe something more of life goes on.

I remember reading Lucifer's Hammer years ago which echoes this situation with smaller though multiple
impacts.

Tugg


It would be impossible to survive something that big. The one that killed the dinosaurs was less than 30 miles across. The one in this scenario is almost 800 miles across. The impact from that would be like putting the earth 10 miles away from the sun for 10 minutes.



“According to abundant geological evidence, an asteroid roughly 10 km (6 miles) across hit Earth about 65 million years ago. This impact made a huge explosion and a crater about 180 km (roughly 110 miles) across.”

This is from the Planetary Science Institute. It’s truly incredible the amount of damage something so small (6 miles across) can do at those speeds. I’ve seen estimates as large as 10 miles. Apparently, the light was so intense that any life close enough would have been instantly blinded. The heat admitted during impact burned impressions of dinosaurs into the nearby rocks as well. The toxic ash cloud reached Mongolia (other side of the planet) within 12 hours. Archaeologists discovered the larger dinosaurs died first because smaller dinosaurs bones are scattered around them, which means they were scavenging during the initial temperature increase that killed the larger ones.

Sorry for going on and on. I’ve just always thought this topic was really interesting, partly because it could happen again.

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