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Icon 1 posted September 15, 2003 09:59      Profile for xaxnar     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Just curious- Hurricane Isabel is tracking for the US East coast. Floods, high winds, power failures, trees, buildings down, etc. No telling where or when yet, but it's coming. What are people doing to get ready? Got flashlights? A store of drinking water? Back ups of all your files in a safe place above storm tide reach? If you wait till the last minute, things will be gone from the store shelves. There's already a shortage of plywood - it's all going to Iraq.

I live a couple of hundred miles from the ocean, but the last time the tail end of a hurricane swept through, we got about 6 inches of water in our basement due to 8 inches of rain in about 24 hours. I'm not looking forward to this one.

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1hr from shore of connecticut, 1 1/2hr from boston - would be nice to get some wind up here for a change

i've been through and seen every weather phenom and nautural "disaster" on the planet, with the excpetion of flowing lava (though i have been through /major/ volcanic events)

so long as the power doesn't go out for more than the 15 minutes of battery backup time i have, it's just nothing to worry about

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If Isabel hits the SC coast, we'll be bracing for the rush of coast-dwelling relatives and friends coming inland to wait out the storm. However, it looks like Isabel is probably going to come ashore in NC and VA, missing us by a few hundred miles. We'll likely get some bad weather in central SC, but nothing like the folks in states farther north.

Of course, this is all contingent on Isabel following its predicted path. A turn to the west would change our plans considerably.

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I heard Isabel had run off with Godot.

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We're going to get hit pretty much right on by Isabel. Our power's going out for a day or two, at the very least.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
I heard Isabel had run off with Godot.

Wow, that one just went by EVERYBODY's head.

last I heard, she was still waiting.

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quote:
Originally posted by -ct-:
i've been through and seen every weather phenom and nautural "disaster" on the planet, with the excpetion of flowing lava (though i have been through /major/ volcanic events)

Flowing lava isn't so scary, it's the flying lava that nearly made me shit !

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Well, I'm scheduled to fly to Norfolk ORF on Saturday, and drive to Kitty Hawk for a week's vacation. [Frown]

Been watching the storm tracks, and the latest models show it skewing south a little from the original Cape Hattaras target, with gusts of 125kts. But that puts the northeast quadrant over the Outer Banks prettymuch directly.

I'm expecting to cancel the trip... bye-bye vacation... bye-bye Outer Banks... [Frown]

=DB

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But if you modify it's phase variance before implementing the re-routing tri corder, you might be able to disrupt it with a phase-ionic pulse, giving you just enough time to re-dampen the shield harmonics before they try to transport us aboard using their pure dilithium modified doo-hickeys.

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quote:
Originally posted by Jonathan Singh:
But if you modify it's phase variance before implementing the re-routing tri corder, you might be able to disrupt it with a phase-ionic pulse, giving you just enough time to re-dampen the shield harmonics before they try to transport us aboard using their pure dilithium modified doo-hickeys.

but ONLY if you reverse the polarity!

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quote:
Originally posted by -ct-:
quote:
Originally posted by Jonathan Singh:
But if you modify it's phase variance before implementing the re-routing tri corder, you might be able to disrupt it with a phase-ionic pulse, giving you just enough time to re-dampen the shield harmonics before they try to transport us aboard using their pure dilithium modified doo-hickeys.

but ONLY if you reverse the polarity!
You forgot to re-configure the sensor array to emit a tachyon beam.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by -ct-:
quote:
Originally posted by Jonathan Singh:
But if you modify it's phase variance before implementing the re-routing tri corder, you might be able to disrupt it with a phase-ionic pulse, giving you just enough time to re-dampen the shield harmonics before they try to transport us aboard using their pure dilithium modified doo-hickeys.

but ONLY if you reverse the polarity!
You forgot to re-configure the sensor array to emit a tachyon beam.
Or you could try this:
Roger comes up with an idea.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by -ct-:
quote:
Originally posted by Jonathan Singh:
But if you modify it's phase variance before implementing the re-routing tri corder, you might be able to disrupt it with a phase-ionic pulse, giving you just enough time to re-dampen the shield harmonics before they try to transport us aboard using their pure dilithium modified doo-hickeys.

but ONLY if you reverse the polarity!
You forgot to re-configure the sensor array to emit a tachyon beam.
but won't that interefer with the sub-space dampening field that protects the internal gamma harmonics?

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quote:
Originally posted by Jonathan Singh:
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by -ct-:
quote:
Originally posted by Jonathan Singh:
But if you modify it's phase variance before implementing the re-routing tri corder, you might be able to disrupt it with a phase-ionic pulse, giving you just enough time to re-dampen the shield harmonics before they try to transport us aboard using their pure dilithium modified doo-hickeys.

but ONLY if you reverse the polarity!
You forgot to re-configure the sensor array to emit a tachyon beam.
but won't that interefer with the sub-space dampening field that protects the internal gamma harmonics?
yes, but not if you set up a ion reverberation amplifier in the warp shell and tie it in with the plasma discharge

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quote:
Originally posted by -ct-:
quote:
Originally posted by Jonathan Singh:
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by -ct-:
quote:
Originally posted by Jonathan Singh:
But if you modify it's phase variance before implementing the re-routing tri corder, you might be able to disrupt it with a phase-ionic pulse, giving you just enough time to re-dampen the shield harmonics before they try to transport us aboard using their pure dilithium modified doo-hickeys.

but ONLY if you reverse the polarity!
You forgot to re-configure the sensor array to emit a tachyon beam.
but won't that interefer with the sub-space dampening field that protects the internal gamma harmonics?
yes, but not if you set up a ion reverberation amplifier in the warp shell and tie it in with the plasma discharge
Oh now you're just being silly.
The interference from the Holodeck field-generator would cause an unstable feedback loop, leading to a sub-space inversion.

Unless....
You could counteract the holodeck field by modulating the transporter coils......

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All trecky-silliness aside, I know how scary a big storm can be, and my thoughts are with those of you about to experience one.

Keep your heads down, and remember, sometimes curling up in a little ball and waiting for it all to go away is the smart thing.

Sometimes running away - very fast - is also the smart thing.

Good luck.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by -ct-:
quote:
Originally posted by Jonathan Singh:
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by -ct-:
quote:
Originally posted by Jonathan Singh:
But if you modify it's phase variance before implementing the re-routing tri corder, you might be able to disrupt it with a phase-ionic pulse, giving you just enough time to re-dampen the shield harmonics before they try to transport us aboard using their pure dilithium modified doo-hickeys.

but ONLY if you reverse the polarity!
You forgot to re-configure the sensor array to emit a tachyon beam.
but won't that interefer with the sub-space dampening field that protects the internal gamma harmonics?
yes, but not if you set up a ion reverberation amplifier in the warp shell and tie it in with the plasma discharge
Oh now you're just being silly.
The interference from the Holodeck field-generator would cause an unstable feedback loop, leading to a sub-space inversion.

Unless....
You could counteract the holodeck field by modulating the transporter coils......

But the neutreno emission spectrum of the coils would instantly ioniz the dilithium crystals if we modulated it, causing the reactor to go critical and creating a rift in the time-space continium. The only solution would be the reverse the polarity of the Tesla field in the Sub-atomic emiter rely, and subsequently modify it's phase varience to compensate for the trilateral radiation shockwave.
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quote:
Originally posted by Jonathan Singh:
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by -ct-:
quote:
Originally posted by Jonathan Singh:
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by -ct-:
quote:
Originally posted by Jonathan Singh:
But if you modify it's phase variance before implementing the re-routing tri corder, you might be able to disrupt it with a phase-ionic pulse, giving you just enough time to re-dampen the shield harmonics before they try to transport us aboard using their pure dilithium modified doo-hickeys.

but ONLY if you reverse the polarity!
You forgot to re-configure the sensor array to emit a tachyon beam.
but won't that interefer with the sub-space dampening field that protects the internal gamma harmonics?
yes, but not if you set up a ion reverberation amplifier in the warp shell and tie it in with the plasma discharge
Oh now you're just being silly.
The interference from the Holodeck field-generator would cause an unstable feedback loop, leading to a sub-space inversion.

Unless....
You could counteract the holodeck field by modulating the transporter coils......

But the neutreno emission spectrum of the coils would instantly ioniz the dilithium crystals if we modulated it, causing the reactor to go critical and creating a rift in the time-space continium. The only solution would be the reverse the polarity of the Tesla field in the Sub-atomic emiter rely, and subsequently modify it's phase varience to compensate for the trilateral radiation shockwave.
yer crazy man! ye cannae change tha' laws of physics!

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quote:
Originally posted by -ct-:
quote:
Originally posted by Jonathan Singh:
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by -ct-:
quote:
Originally posted by Jonathan Singh:
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by -ct-:
quote:
Originally posted by Jonathan Singh:
But if you modify it's phase variance before implementing the re-routing tri corder, you might be able to disrupt it with a phase-ionic pulse, giving you just enough time to re-dampen the shield harmonics before they try to transport us aboard using their pure dilithium modified doo-hickeys.

but ONLY if you reverse the polarity!
You forgot to re-configure the sensor array to emit a tachyon beam.
but won't that interefer with the sub-space dampening field that protects the internal gamma harmonics?
yes, but not if you set up a ion reverberation amplifier in the warp shell and tie it in with the plasma discharge
Oh now you're just being silly.
The interference from the Holodeck field-generator would cause an unstable feedback loop, leading to a sub-space inversion.

Unless....
You could counteract the holodeck field by modulating the transporter coils......

But the neutreno emission spectrum of the coils would instantly ioniz the dilithium crystals if we modulated it, causing the reactor to go critical and creating a rift in the time-space continium. The only solution would be the reverse the polarity of the Tesla field in the Sub-atomic emiter rely, and subsequently modify it's phase varience to compensate for the trilateral radiation shockwave.
yer crazy man! ye cannae change tha' laws of physics!
This joke is dead Jim, dead Jim, dead Jim, dead.

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Damnit, Bones!
*pause*
I'm trying to...
*pause*
save us...
*pause*
from the...
*pause, rapid motions*
evil...
*pause*
alien race.
*extended pause*
Scotty, I...
*pause*
don't care about...
*pause*
your laws, just get...
*rapid motions*
it done.
*pause*
Now.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:

Keep your heads down, and remember, sometimes curling up in a little ball and waiting for it all to go away is the smart thing.

Sometimes running away - very fast - is also the smart thing.

Good luck.

So how do you know when to do which?

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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:

Keep your heads down, and remember, sometimes curling up in a little ball and waiting for it all to go away is the smart thing.

Sometimes running away - very fast - is also the smart thing.

Good luck.

So how do you know when to do which?
Ah, now we really are touching on one of Lifes Great Questions.

It's kind of like pornography, hard to define, but you know it when you see it.

For example...

If you're hiking in a national park in Patagonia, in a storm that's blowing busses about, and you suddenly find yourself airborn, (as I did 10 years ago) then the 'run away very fast' option probably isn't open to you. This is where ones natural geek abilities come into play. A true geeks first thoughts would be "Oh, I'm flying. Not Good. I know, I'll reduce my cross-sectional area". Having demonstrated this valuable physics lesson for his companions, the now earth-bound geek has the opportunity to crawl very quickly to the shelter of the nearest Very Large Rock, and cower^h^h^h^h^hshelter there in relative safety until the wind dies down.

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Dude! EPIC!

In AK I almost got knocked off my feet a couple times, and in Rochester the wind almost took me off my bike (damn backpack acts like a sail) but I've never gone airborne. That's so freaky it's awesome!

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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
Dude! EPIC!

In AK I almost got knocked off my feet a couple times, and in Rochester the wind almost took me off my bike (damn backpack acts like a sail) but I've never gone airborne. That's so freaky it's awesome!

Not an experience I'm in a hurry to repeat. [Eek!]

One day, when I'm in the mood, I'll tell you some of my 'run away' stories....

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I guess that was the final voyage of the USS Enterprise?

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