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 Post subject: Magnetic flip in the news! There goes our tv Reception!
PostPosted: Feb Fri 02, 2018 12:11 pm 
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Hello all,
Yeah I know they talk about it from time to time but its all over the news this time, apparently we are well over due for the magnetic flip according to the scientist.
So there goes the reception on our vintage tvs !
Must be something odd going on, we had a Kangaroo running along the Harbour bridge, seems his compass was not working, another one was swimming in the Harbour,
Very odd, these are inner city areas
Heres the link about the flip!

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Pete
http://www.news.com.au/technology/scien ... bcd14734c9

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PostPosted: Feb Fri 02, 2018 5:32 pm 
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According to a report by online science magazine Undark,
Rubbish, just like Y2k...

Henny Penny, the sky is falling!

Huge business opportunity for tin foil hats :lol:


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PostPosted: Feb Fri 02, 2018 6:09 pm 
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Chas wrote:
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According to a report by online science magazine Undark,
Rubbish, just like Y2k...

Henny Penny, the sky is falling!

Huge business opportunity for tin foil hats :lol:



Pole reversal is a very basic and common occurrence over the history of the earth, and it's been in the current configuration for an anomalously long time. The pole has been moving at a pretty high rate for about 100 years. Now is just as likely a time to do it as any other. It will be a temporary disruption, but aside from the hysterical foaming-at-the-mouth claims of impending doom (see also: global warming) it will end up being irrelevant, you might have to subtract 180 degrees from your compass heading until you get a reprinted version, but other than that, meh.

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PostPosted: Feb Fri 02, 2018 7:33 pm 
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Cool! I'm going to start making and marketing mu-metal hat bands to sell to fools who's brains will be scrambled by the flip. I think I will start by marketing to the deep pocket audio affectionados because the hat band will also improve perceived sound quality by blocking the EM noise entering the cochlea.

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It would seem that the magnetic poles, like humans, need a running start. The sun does it only it's hard to see. Radio propagation might be rather interesting for a while. Craig


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PostPosted: Feb Fri 02, 2018 7:48 pm 
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Nothing new, in 2013 Oakland Airport had to renumber their runways after 86 yrs without change: https://www.mercurynews.com/2013/11/27/ ... r-history/

In 2011 reported here: https://www.livescience.com/9231-earths ... hange.html

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Toilets will still flush in the same direction. Down. Does it really matter which way it twists, which will also not change. Tin foil hats, however, should be twisted in the opposite direction. :roll:

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I wonder how the millions of GPS receivers will cope? All those devices - even cellphone sites - that use GPS time as gospel.

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How do "they" know that the poles have ever flipped before? I would imagine it was before anyone invented the compass.

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There are a few members on here that were around during the last pole change, perhaps they can tell us what happened.

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There are a few members on here that were around during the last pole change, perhaps they can tell us what happened.
I resemble that remark! :D

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LOL! :lol:

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This has happened before. The world didn't end either, it appears.

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How do "they" know that the poles have ever flipped before? I would imagine it was before anyone invented the compass.


The orientation of small magnetic particles in slowly hardening igneous rock have preserved a record of magnetic flips over time.

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Well the Australians are only cheering it on as it will mean they are on top and we will be down under, instead. Sort of a cosmic revolution for them. My concern is, do we end up trading them one for one, polar bear for penguin, or do we hold out for say, 5 penguins per polar bear?


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Haha yes I one that remembers the last time the magnetic poles shifted!
How they know its happened before?
They can tell by the Clay , It remembers and records changers in the magnetic fields .

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Greetings to the Forum:

Both the change in the location of the magnetic poles in recent times and the polarity flip are well documented. If it happens, it happens.... there isn't much we can do about it.

What concerns me is what happens to the field strength while the "flip" is occurring.... is the process abrupt or gradual?

I hope it is abrupt.... the earth's magnetic field is an important component in shielding us from energetic charged particles in the "Solar Wind". Without the field, there could be some rather severe adverse effects for life on this planet.

http://www.ibtimes.com/earths-magnetic- ... ace-422356

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It is my understanding that the flip is indecisive and somewhat unstable at first. Yes, increased solar exposure and skin cancer will be a substantial concern.

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I wonder how the millions of GPS receivers will cope? All those devices - even cellphone sites - that use GPS time as gospel.


The navigation part of GPS will be completely unaffected, it already doesn't care where the magnetic poles are. Some satellites (probably not GPS, at least not the ones I know about) use the magnetic field of the earth to desaturate the reaction wheels, and that will require some onboard database changes to fix.

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 Post subject: Re: Magnetic flip in the news! There goes our tv Reception!
PostPosted: Feb Sat 03, 2018 3:46 am 
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Its a very interesting Topic and they know that our planet does do a magnetic flip and they believe this flip recharges the magnetic fields so the world can contine. Fascinating!
The thing people get confused about is they picture the earth will flip!
This is not the case ,Its only the magnetic fields that flip.
But yes ,there will be danger involved due to Rays from the sun.
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