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 Solar storms detonated mines - declassified report 
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Well then....

Goes to show you we have more to worry about in regards to solar events, like the Carrington event....

Declassified Military Report Reveals Extreme Solar Storm Likely Detonated Mines During Vietnam War

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Nearing the end of the Vietnam War, the US military deployed more than 2,000 destructor mines (DST) in an effort to “interdict trains, trucks, and other land vehicles.” However, a US Task Force flying near the naval minefield on August 4, 1972, observed dozens of random unexplained explosions over the course of just 30 seconds, at the time prompting a military investigation. Now, a declassified US Navy report reveals that extraterrestrial forces likely sparked the mysterious phenomenon.

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NWGunner wrote:
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The name of the site is an acronym for I Love F'n Science...

The woman that runs it says she likes making fun of science...

I thought you were being funny, too, and thought I was laughing with you.

Apparently, I was laughing alone ...(well, along with Elise, who says she likes making fun of science...)



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NWGunner wrote:
TechnoWeenie wrote:
NWGunner wrote:
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The name of the site is an acronym for I Love F'n Science...

The woman that runs it says she likes making fun of science...

I thought you were being funny, too, and thought I was laughing with you.

Apparently, I was laughing alone ...(well, along with Elise, who says she likes making fun of science...)



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IFL not ILF

It's a legit site focusing on the lighter/weirder aspects of science....Kinda like 'science, for the cool kids'.....

Does it surprise anyone that I used to subscribe to Popular Science and Popular Mechanics? lolol

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TechnoWeenie wrote:
NWGunner wrote:
TechnoWeenie wrote:
NWGunner wrote:
:ROFLMAO:


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The name of the site is an acronym for I Love F'n Science...

The woman that runs it says she likes making fun of science...

I thought you were being funny, too, and thought I was laughing with you.

Apparently, I was laughing alone ...(well, along with Elise, who says she likes making fun of science...)



(edited to fix autocorrect, which is definitely auto, but not always correct icon_eek )



IFL not ILF

It's a legit sight focusing on the lighter/weirder aspects of science....Kinda like 'science, for the cool kids'.....

Does it surprise anyone that I used to subscribe to Popular Science and Popular Mechanics? lolol


Sorry, I meant to type It stands for I F'n Love Science, same diff...

She does talk about how she makes fun of science, so that was my laughing....

I like Popular Sci & Popular Mech, but both always leave me wishing I had better tools :bigsmile:


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I appreciate the additional source, but in the end, it appears to be a money grab for research money....

All the links ending with, more study needs to be done...

There was a huge solar flare in 2017, and the biggest thing that might happen to satellites, which are closer, was throughing GPS off by a couple of feet.

With all the investment in cloud storage and communications via satellite, by governments and corporations, it seems that insurers wouldn't insure these things if there was such a risk.

And if the risk to a satellite is so low, it's hard for me believe a solar flare affects underwater mines.

I would lean more to, "let's test this underwater detonation tactic we've developed, in case another country learns how to make these underwater mines...."

I could be wrong, though :wink05:


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NWGunner wrote:

There was a huge solar flare in 2017, and the biggest thing that might happen to satellites, which are closer, was throughing GPS off by a couple of feet.
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The 1859 carrington event would be a major issue if it hit the world these days. They say that during that, telegraph operators could send messages without even a power source hooked up to their machines there are other stories of a telegraph boards igniting from power surges.


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Money grab for research? That's how science works.


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