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7:31 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Anyone experiencing communications issues related to the solar flare? (Article in New Scientist [newscientist.com])

My office ISP has been having problems, and a local retail store I visited was having difficulty getting credit cards and checks authorized. They blamed solar flare issues, but it's hard to say whether this is actually flare related or just normally poor service... :(

7:46 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I'm having trouble concentrating.
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There's some big storm going down planes diverted... causing chaos.

Rich

bcolflesh you kill me :)

7:55 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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This thing is like 300 times larger than last Fridays storm. I feel a little light headed but I think it might be the soda and tea kicking in.
7:57 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>having difficulty getting credit cards and checks authorized.
>They blamed solar flare issues ...

I'd do the same. (:

btw: one of my cats realy has a strange look in her eyes since a few hours.

[edited by: Yidaki at 7:59 pm (utc) on Oct. 29, 2003]

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I sat down, had a wicked headrush...and saw spots.

Our internet was all screwy here at work, it is a t-1 wireless line.

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Down here in Georgia, US we have a chance of seeing the northern lights tonight because of it.
8:27 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I'm having trouble concentrating.

Now that you mention it, bcolflesh, so am I. I had no idea the solar flare effects could be so insidious. I may have to take the rest of the day off. :)

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That would explain a few drops in my SERPS this morning.

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I can hear the electrons pounding on my roof.. I think I'll have to put my protective think cap on if it gets worse...

Down here in Georgia, US we have a chance of seeing the northern lights tonight because of it.

Nah, forget it, I haven't seen the folks from Northern Light in years...

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Better not mention solar flares in the Adsense forum - it will start a cascade of threads like, "CTR is down - Solar Flare?" and "Haven't received check yet, probably solar flare". ;)
8:44 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I'm having trouble concentrating.

Me too. I thought it was because of 3 glasses of scrumpy for breakfast.

9:56 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hmm now that you mention it... better get some aluminium foil.... anybody know how to wind a turban?

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10:00 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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That's why I dropped 2 positions in google!
;)

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Is that why I'm feeling so awful today? Oh wait - that's just a hangover. ;)
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They say the stongest effects will be closest to the poles.......
Has anyone heard from Mivox today¿¿
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I'm using a two-way satellite internet connection, and expected to be blown off the air today - but absolutely no problems whatsoever... could happen anytime, though, we'll see.

Jim

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I'm also using a two-way satellite internet connection, and expected to be blown off the air today - but absolutely no problems whatsoev...A..AAB.BE//HFLERO=9-2=L :¦
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I'm having trouble concentrating.

You too eh? Thought it was just me ;)

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Dang, I went outside to look for the Northern Lights & it was cloudy. :(
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I wonder if our leftover plastic and duct tape might finally come in handy?

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If you missed the show last night, you might catch it tonight, as a second powerfull ejection took place again late Wednesday, and may combine with the first storm.
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Looked quite nice when I passed it on my way to work last night.
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I wanted to look for the Aurora Australis last night but it was raining. It's fine now, so hopefully tonight will be better.
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I hope my new Google listings aren't just due to the solar flares.
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cool pictures (BBC) [news.bbc.co.uk]
 

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