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The Britsh Geological Survey yesterday issued a space weather warning following the ejection of three substantial solar flares from the Sun's surface. On 13 February, "rapidly growing" sunspot 1158 let rip with an ominous-sounding "M6.6-category X-ray irradiance magnitude blast" - the strongest of the year to that date, and …

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Alien

I, For one, welcome...

What's the betting this gets the blame for the first WP7 bugs?

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If you must...

If you must hold the sun with your finger just there, and your thumb just there, then of course it will flare.

Look, hold it properly, and it'll be fine...

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Sigh

""It has been the largest flare since 6 December, 2006"

Or to put it in a less attention seeking way:

"The sun is doing what it has done before, again"

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Coat

Crikey!

Rolling backouts getting you down? Radio interference making your [wife/wifi/life] a misery? Fedup of looking at flickery lights in the Northern sky?

Well you need a beautiful, big, bouncy, page 3 babe (Over 18 of course. Not like in the olden days when we had illegal 16 year olds with their kit orf mind) to take your beleagured (and soon to be monitored) mind orf things!

It's all in your super soar away Sun!

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Alert

http://www.terrencemiao.com/funny/2005-06/tn/Now_That_s_What_I_Call_a_Fart.gif.html

I think there IS an app for that..

Understandably, on Nokia's OVI site. Get it while it's still live, folks.

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Welcome

Signal flare

Access the unisphere people, the starflyer is real.

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Void...

I'm just on the last volume of the Void trilogy - good reading.

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Aurora

If you see this hit the dotted line go outside and charge up your flux capacitors..

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/pro_3d.html

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So, according to history..

We're looking at the demise of Nokia after Elop's announcement^W^W^W in about 72 hours.

NOW I need tinfoil to wrap the N8 up in.

PS, anyone wrapping up basestations?

Oh, yeah. That'll be Nokia Siemens Networks. Forgot.

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Alien

More info

More (technical) information and pretty pictures:

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/02/14/sunspot-group-1158-produces-and-x-class-solar-flare/

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With a near full moon

it's going to be hard to spot any northern lights.

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Pass the Smell-O-Scope

Since solar flares are really just the 'silent but deadly' hot farts of a star then science has caught up with Futurama just in time with the 'Nasal Ranger' smell-o-scope. nasalranger.com

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Happy

Beat that HP!

Ha! I bet HP can't spew out anything of any note.... (It's an IT angle isn't it?)

Choke on that Matty.

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Anonymous Coward

I blame NASA

Sticking those STEREO satellite things either side of the sun probably caused this.

When will they learn?

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