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general non-furry discussion / Re: Local weather
« Last post by Rocket T. Coyote on Today at 03:01:22 pm »
Clear, calm, sunny, and upper thirties.
general non-furry discussion / Re: The "Good News" thread.
« Last post by Rocket T. Coyote on Today at 02:58:09 pm »
We learned yesterday that my parade unit received attention from a local television station last Sunday.
It likely depends on what era you were born in. I don't freak out if my cel phone is left behind. Got along fine without a pocket calculator until taking advance math classes. May have been the last of the litter to go online. I see many folks driving around with one hand on the wheel and the other holding an Ipod or Tablet and marvel at how empty their lives would be without such devices in constant use.
Bought a new battery for my laptop a few months ago and it's already taking a dive. Battery status reads "97% available (plugged in, not charging)". Good thing I have a spare.
Lay one across the bottom of your garage door to keep drafts out.
Yes, that is a danger. And a big one at that. Now I might live in a different country, but I know that when there's a power blackout, there would be a LOT that won't work anymore at all. It's good that it's there, don't get me wrong. But if there suddenly is a power cut of any kind, we're in a lot of trouble and it's getting worse until we actually get one. Very few people/companies/institutions have a backup plan for when a power cut happens. Uh, they usually have one, but not one for a power cut of days. Just for one that lasts a few hours...

With that in mind, if an other country manages to take down a part of the Dutch electricity network, a part of the country will be disrupted quickly. Not a nice thing to think about. On the flip side, it would be a very effective way to counter light pollution!
...Yeah, I got nothing.
the polling booth / Re: Pineapple on pizza
« Last post by Michen_S on Today at 01:03:52 pm »
Just to mention, I like how Twitch has two new emoji now. They're called "best pizza" and "worst pizza", and they both show the exact same picture: a half pineapple on a pizza piece. :D
My biggest concern is how everything is becoming dependent
on electronics. If we have a war using nukes the EMP's
will likely shut most if not all consumer electronics down.

Not counting the banking system, vehicles, power and telecommunications
systems. This will isolate the public as many radio receivers will
be dead along with most radio stations. No internet either.

All I am saying is the public should be educated to these facts. There
are simple receivers that could be built into weather alert radios so
people could hook it to a long wire and plug in a small headset. This
would work as well as crystal sets of old. Being a separate
circuit it should survive most EMP effects. As is we will likely
be caught with few people able to survive.

Imagine large cities with computer controlled power
and water systems down.  It will only take a short
number of days before deaths will quickly rise. I  very
much doubt if there is much if any civil defense
planning. So the public at large will likely be on it's own.

During the false alarm of a missile attack in Hawaii the
public had little or no idea where to go or how to survive.
This alone should be a warning that we need to educate
the public much better. Instead they were only concerned
about not having any more false alarms. 

China or Russia could explode nukes at an altitude of 50
miles above us, and shut the country down. With little or
no structural damage at all. There is no guarantee our
military would be able to function very well either.

It has been known ever since the 1960's that EMP's
will damage solid state circus but I doubt if manufactures
have done much to protect electronics from this threat.

I hope I am wrong, but big business wants to make
money not protect our electronics they would love to
replace at our expense. 

general non-furry discussion / Re: The "Good News" thread.
« Last post by Amducious on March 22, 2018, 10:43:06 pm »
Going to Florida next week. Kinda excited
furry greetings / Re: Happy Birthday.
« Last post by Loc on March 22, 2018, 06:06:33 pm »
Thanks OR :3
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