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2013-02-05 22:51:58.45815+00 by petronius 3 comments

Everybody into the bunker next Friday, Feb. 15th. Asteroid 2012DA14 will pass by the Earth at a mere 17,000 miles out, closer than the TV satellites in the Clarke orbit.

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-02-05 23:57:22.400547+00 by: Larry Burton

With it coming that close for the sake of my family and my genes I'm glad it's passing on the other side. But, yeah, that would be cool to view.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-02-05 23:42:04.106142+00 by: Dan Lyke

Only good viewing for people on the other side, alas. Although I suspect that like so much astronomy it'll be better viewed on web sites the day after...

#Comment Re: made: 2013-02-05 23:13:26.123798+00 by: meuon [edit history]

I've been fighting a weird urge to update my "bug out/disaster" gear, and now I know why. I've learned to moderate, but listen to, such weird urges just up to the crazy levels. I just gathered up camping gear, my serious camping water filter, bought new batteries for flashlights, bought three new LED flashlights.. unpacked and plumped my sleeping bag... even pulled out a roll up solar panel to test it. Oh yeah, and organized and sorted my ammo, knives.. etc.. Nothing really crazy, always good to know where your tornado/earthquake/zombie gear is and that it's in good shape.

Maybe it's because my other neighbors are preparing for the rapture and they scare me, or maybe because this is actually the spaceship from Ezekiel or perhaps the Jehovah 1.

But something has my skin jumpy. Maybe this is why. Thanks.

Side note: the original "Chariots of the Gods" shows are now on NetFlix. I just watched the first one and was suprised how well the show has held up. It was fun "googling" things during the show to see how some of that information has been added to.