Roll Call! All Please Respond

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Killer Joe, Aug 10, 2004.

  1. train The Wildcard!!!...

    so is FoR a lurker nowadays?...
  2. Almindhra Magic's Bitch

    *thwarts the evil teacher's attack by opening up a compact, something he thought she would never have and deflecting it back to him*
  3. train The Wildcard!!!...

    *stands in awe at Mindy's superhero-like reflexes...*
  4. Killer Joe Active Member

    just ask her about her 7th position. :D

    btw, Mindy, I'm teaching ele. band now :)

    Can you say, "FRIDAY NIGHT MAGIC-IC-IC-IC"
    wha-hooeyyyy no more football games. :)
  5. Doombringer Durandal

    Present! Am I late?

    Wheres mommy?


    Also, concerning the doomsday stuff, during re-entry into the atmosphere, things get hot, really really hot. Really x 10 to the power of 87 hot, you know, sorta warm. If there were a million really really hot things, then this sterilization theory is probably true. Not that Mr. manhattan rock wouldn't sterilize everything anyway.
  6. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Yeah, they get hot to the point of vaporization. So if they're "little" chunks to begin with, there's nothing to worry about (like the Perseid meteors).

    It just depends on how big they are so they survive the entry AND can make an impact that affects the world.
  7. train The Wildcard!!!...

    I didn't know elementary schools had bands...

  8. rkoelsch Angel Boy

    I missed the cut off date. So I'm not here.:D
  9. Killer Joe Active Member

    can ya just this one time, give the phoentic pronunciation of your name? :)


    TMEC = Texas Music Educators Conference
    Texas has thee best bands of all grade levels in the country. Honest. :cool:
  10. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    Well, in the case of a giant asteroid blown to fragments by nukes, all the fragments (probably large enough to survive entry) would hit simultaneously. Perhaps that has something to do with it...
  11. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    I still don't understand though, it seems to me for life to be sterilized (or "cooked"), the entire atmsophere would have to rise in temperature uniformly. But if the case of an comet/asteroid, it's coming from one direction and thus its fragments are going to hit at one spot. So any heat expended would be directed in that area, not the whole earth.

    At least that's how I think it would work.
  12. train The Wildcard!!!...

    It's like us to strive for perfection...



    And band is a freakin' huge effort down here - bigger than some of the football even...:eek:
  13. Doombringer Durandal

    spiderman, the heat wouldn't have to rise uniformally, it would get supremely hot at ground zero, as in daimonds evaporating, and less and less heat would roll onwards to other parts of the globe, but it would probably still be enough to sterilize the planet.
  14. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Call me the skeptic, but I wanna see the numbers on how hot it has to be for it to roll out like that and still cause worldwide sterilization. And what size the fragments have to be for this to occur and in what numbers. Etc... :)
  15. Killer Joe Active Member

    Yeah Texas has very aggressive music departments in their local school districts.

    The earth wouldn't die all at once unless the thing hitting us is as big as us.

    Football teams are pretty important to most schools but for some reason Texas just likes it's bands big.

    Life might actually cease to exsist on earth but only as we know it (don't you dare start singing that REM song :mad: )

    Maybe a Texas High School Band could do some kind of "Concept" half-time show depicting the demise of the earth..........:confused: CRIPE! I'm SO confused, whatinthehell are we talkin' about?????
  16. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    If a swarm of big meteors hit the earth all at once, that would generate a lot more heat than just one HUGE meteor...

    The friction as they sear through the atmosphere would have more surface area to work with...

    It might breach the atmosphere, but I wouldn't think so. I don't know what kind of power it would take to do that...

    I don't have any numbers though, sorry...
  17. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    I realize all of that so I guess the question is how big of the pieces will the nuke breakup the original into. I mean, is that meteor that created the Yucatan crater considered "doom" size? The one that some people think caused the extinction (or hastened it) of the dinosaurs? Or the one in Siberia? That's really what I'm basing my whole position on, at least as a starting point. Obviously if something bigger is coming along, it'll have an even greater effect and pieces broken off might still be big (if a nuke can affect it).
  18. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    Yeah, that's another thing...

    How much damage is a nuclear warhead going to do to something that big? Even if the warhead were some super nuke of 20 megatons or something...

    Some asteroids are big enough that I'm not sure they would be destroyed...
  19. Doombringer Durandal

    some asteroids are the size of a small planet. Also, what is the chance of an asteroid actually hitting us? Supposedly the reason earth isn't some pock marked rock like mars is because jupiters gravity pulls in most of the stuff that would otherwise be this supposed doom meteor. And it already happened once, so whats the chance that it'll happen a second time?(lightning never strikes the same place twice)
  20. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    LIghtning can strike the same place twice. That's just some silly saying people throw around...

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