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I don't want to get hit in the head with a Satellite

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by starcity83, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. starcity83

    starcity83 Regular Member

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    You would think with all the advanced technologies that we have that the satellite companies could have enough control over them that they would land in the ocean or they could shoot it down or something. Instead there is a 1 in 3200 chance that it will land on civilization and kill someone. I wonder if they can stop an asteroid or comet? I really doubt it, because they don't even know for certain where this space junk will land!
     
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  2. Jonny Quick

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    I heard that bullshit figure too. That's just the US Government, trying to scare you into thinking 1) They know something you do not. 2) You need them to keep you safe. 3) They can drop things on top of your head and kill you. Just keep this in mind, every minute of every day.

    Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, the US Government has been desparately trying to find new things to make people afraid. This is just one of them. Personally, I think it's healthier if the government is afraid of it's people, instead of the other way around.
     
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  3. alaltaierii

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    They say it's not gonna fall in US
     
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    Here is the latest: Small fiery pieces of what was once a climate-monitoring satellite will hurtle towards the Earth's surface this Friday.
     
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    A week before 9/11 I was driving to work early in the morning and I spotted a large fireball with a big vapor trail going across the sky. Startled the crap out of me but when it was out of sight there was no shock wave so I figured it landed out in the middle of the ocean. Found out later the damn thing was a Russian booster rocket re-entering the earth after so many years. All I can say is I wouldn't want to be hit by this space debris!
     
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    They say its gonna hit the Pacific. Not to far from Japan.
     
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    Yes, I heard about this and others saw it too. That would be really scary.
     
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    Dont you watch the movies? That's why we have nuclear weapons!
     
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    I wonder what's easier to predict? The weather 5 days in advance or where space junk, not even in Earth's atmosphere yet, will fall? :eek:
     
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    I predict, that whatever the experts predict, will be wrong.

    Who do you think has a better chance of being right, me or them?
     
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    Hows that tin foil hat fit, Johnny Quick? Is it comfortable enough?
     
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    Somebody in the Southern Hemisphere post here if they see this thing flaming through the sky.
     
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    You spelled my name wrong.
     
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    The statistic they said on the BBC last night was 1:3200 chance of hitting any particular person. So with 7 billion people rolling the dice, someone's sure to get nailed. I was confused.