So, if a solar flare large enough to destroy the Earth were to happen, we'd see it right? (If on the side facing the sun, that is.) And then would have 8 minutes... right? Or does the flare itself actually travel slower than light?
I guess I was just thinking of that really stupid Nicholas Cage movie about the solar flare that destroys the Earth but for some reason aliens come and can only take a very small number of children to stick on another Earth like planet with no clue how to survive because they're being nice. And I was just wondering what I'd do. Go outside and get it over with? Try and get inside and hope to survive? (Why, I have no idea.) Is it possible to get drunk enough in 8 minutes? That sort of thing.
I said hypothetical. Aliens could juice up the flares. It becomes a red giant way before we thought it would. (Because aliens. Duh. We are so a threat to their place of power in the universe because we're plucky! And therefor have to be destroyed.)
Well, I'm sure some people would go underground for a while. I think enough would adapt that as a species we might go on. But nothing like we are now. I know I probably wouldn't survive. I'm not fighting people in the grocery story for the last potato and I have the survival instincts of a squirrel in the road.
New hypothetical question: say you were transported to Woodstock 1969 and were told to perform a song from the future (and you could actually play it, even if it means bringing the band with you or something) what song would you pick?
Lord Loser: I see you found a new shoutbox...
Nov 25, 2019 14:44:31 GMT -5
ctheokas: What the fork is this!?!
Nov 25, 2019 15:10:54 GMT -5
Lord Loser: There's no need to shout... erm... waitaminute...
Nov 25, 2019 15:59:41 GMT -5
NYPinTA: I forget why I shut it off previously.
Nov 25, 2019 17:45:29 GMT -5
Lord Loser: IIRC... there was an upgrade, new board didn't have it..
Nov 25, 2019 19:29:27 GMT -5
NYPinTA: I think it was me who turned it off. Were the spambots getting to it? Because it's just a box I check off on the forums setting page.
Nov 27, 2019 10:06:06 GMT -5
NYPinTA: I know I had it on trying to get all the people who used to chat on Shield.TV (which is gone) and Whedonesque (which is shut down) but had no real way of getting their attention.
Nov 27, 2019 10:07:01 GMT -5
ctheokas: Happy Thanksgiving, you weirdos.
Nov 28, 2019 11:02:19 GMT -5
NYPinTA: Happy Small Business Saturday. ;P
Nov 30, 2019 13:47:30 GMT -5
ctheokas: WHY ISN'T ANYONE SHOUTING ON THIS THING!?!
Dec 21, 2019 9:14:11 GMT -5
Lord Loser: Have a good one ya bunch of weirdos...
Dec 24, 2019 19:38:04 GMT -5
NYPinTA: Happy New Year!
Jan 1, 2020 0:27:15 GMT -5