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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Safety Alert Safety Alert

Malcolm is our Safety Officer.  He's a solid guy if not somewhat stoic. So today when he was running through the house with his red flasher going off, his green light saber in hand, broadcasting an occasional but startling beep alert we knew to stop and pay attention.

The source of his excitement is a recent X Class solar flare that will likely be followed by a CME (coronal mass ejection). The particular flare is pointed directly at our house, Malcolm reports.  We live in North American, so it's probably pointed at your house too.

What does all of this mean?  It means excitement, and possible disruption of radios and communications satellites and devices.  So if you are of a mechanical nature, such as a robot, iPhone, laptop etc, Malcolm says "take cover".

If you are a radio, do not be surprised if you have some down time.
Malcolm just put my iPhone in the microwave.  He considers it our mini faraday cage and a protective sanctuary for small devices in times like this. He's still trying to get the Uglybots to go in.

UPDATE:  CME will likely arrive early July 14th.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the heads up! On our way to the Uglycave for protection. Gotta make sure we are stocked up on Chocolate Chip cookies first...