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Wild Rho
Amarr
Silent Core
Posted - 2007.09.30 11:08:00 - [31]
 

Originally by: anister
*ani punches rho in the face


Sonofa! Shocked

Patch86
Di-Tron Heavy Industries
Atlas Alliance
Posted - 2007.09.30 11:23:00 - [32]
 

Telling no-one would be stupid. For all you know the government would go "Ah, this is exactly what we''d been planning for for decades! Let me just press this button.........and fixed. Have a nice day citizen, oh, and have this massive cash reward and be plastered all over the newspapers as a hero for the whole world to adore."

And if they don't...who cares? They'll be dead in a month anyway, its not like a bit of rioting and looting can cause much more problems, really Razz

Fink Angel
Caldari
The Merry Men
Posted - 2007.09.30 11:25:00 - [33]
 

Originally by: Patch86
And if they don't...who cares? They'll be dead in a month anyway, its not like a bit of rioting and looting can cause much more problems, really Razz


There is never 100% certainty of an event happening, so what if it doesn't hit the earth in you scenario?

Amarria Black
Clan Anthraxx
Posted - 2007.09.30 11:36:00 - [34]
 

Originally by: Fink Angel
Originally by: Patch86
And if they don't...who cares? They'll be dead in a month anyway, its not like a bit of rioting and looting can cause much more problems, really Razz


There is never 100% certainty of an event happening, so what if it doesn't hit the earth in you scenario?


Then I have a nice new plasma TV and a Range Rover, and the worms get fat and happy.

Kirjava
Shiva
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2007.09.30 11:38:00 - [35]
 

Originally by: Amarria Black
Originally by: Fink Angel
Originally by: Patch86
And if they don't...who cares? They'll be dead in a month anyway, its not like a bit of rioting and looting can cause much more problems, really Razz


There is never 100% certainty of an event happening, so what if it doesn't hit the earth in you scenario?


Then I have a nice new plasma TV and a Range Rover, and the worms get fat and happy.

I like that arguement.
To be honest we should launch or sonsider building then launching a small ship/probe for these kind of things, just to make us rest better at night if thats all it ends up as.
A thing that can move around the solar system to some degree to an asteroid, then continuously fire a laser in its side to produce thrust on the asteroid.
After a year or so that would have changed its course considerably, problem solved Cool

Harm Gently
Naughty 40
Posted - 2007.09.30 11:47:00 - [36]
 

Seriously, if ppl got to know about it everyone and their grandmother would start looting everything they can get their hands on and some moron would steal the friggin' Eve servers and we wouldn't be able to play..
Tom B would prolly be out salvaging breweries for beer and such.
On the other hand RL would be a lot more like Eve. Wink

Kirjava
Shiva
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2007.09.30 11:49:00 - [37]
 

Originally by: Harm Gently
Seriously, if ppl got to know about it everyone and their grandmother would start looting everything they can get their hands on and some moron would steal the friggin' Eve servers and we wouldn't be able to play..
Tom B would prolly be out salvaging breweries for beer and such.
On the other hand RL would be a lot more like Eve. Wink


Yup.
On the other hand I would personaly force all of Britian to bow down to me as their new King, and then Conquor the French!!
Then the rest of the world ofc, just to say in heaven that I beat Gengis Khan's record of largest contiginous empire, right at the end. YARRRR!!

Calderio
Caldari
Poor Old Ornery nOObs
Turdz Asshatz N Grieferz
Posted - 2007.09.30 14:04:00 - [38]
 

I would take out a massive loan and purchase a referbished missle silo. I would then stock up on things like plant seeds, fish tank, fish, buy alot of feed corn, can opener, ect.... Generally enough supplys to last me about 5 years underground and some thing that can be used to make breathable air.

Then I would tell the rest of the world and then see how it all goes down from the comfert of my new home.

Mtthias Clemi
Gallente
The Space Bastards
Posted - 2007.09.30 14:25:00 - [39]
 

Originally by: The Pointless
Originally by: lofty29
Originally by: Caid Lemant
Originally by: lofty29
Originally by: Caid Lemant
Not to mention that an ocean impact is exactly what we'd want if it turned out to be unavoidable.
Uhhh, mass flooding, freezing and polluted water / food supplies?

I'd rather be squished Shocked


I'd rather not die gasping for breath because the atmosphere is on fire to then be followed by the death of 99% of all life dying out as there wont be a sun in the sky for years.
I said SQUISHED! Aka comet hits me right on the head.


Laughing



The quick "I didn't see it coming" death then.


Im fairly sure you'd be dead before it hits you, as far as i know it would vaporise anything its its path.

I know how to stop the comet! it came to me in a dream!

Nachshon
Caldari
Tribal Liberation Force
Posted - 2007.09.30 15:35:00 - [40]
 

You know, people bash the nuking solution by saying "Then you have 1000 little comets hitting the Earth"

You forgot that each of those little comets will burn up partially in the atmosphere. Not to mention, with a nuke, a sizeable section of the comet will be completely vaporized.

But I recommend using more than one nuke. Maybe 100.

And if there is nothing I can do to stop it, and we're probably going to die... well, I'd call a certain friend of mine and ask her to marry me before we all die.

Starfired
Posted - 2007.09.30 16:00:00 - [41]
 

Originally by: Nachshon
You know, people bash the nuking solution by saying "Then you have 1000 little comets hitting the Earth"

You forgot that each of those little comets will burn up partially in the atmosphere. Not to mention, with a nuke, a sizeable section of the comet will be completely vaporized.

But I recommend using more than one nuke. Maybe 100.

And if there is nothing I can do to stop it, and we're probably going to die... well, I'd call a certain friend of mine and ask her to marry me before we all die.

1 Nuke would do. All it would take is a little nudge, over time that nudge would would be enough to move it's trajectory a lot.

Also although highly unlikely it would be possible if the comet came from a highly eccentric orbit under cover of the sun. Unlikely, but possible.

The Pointless
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2007.09.30 16:01:00 - [42]
 

Originally by: Mtthias Clemi
Im fairly sure you'd be dead before it hits you, as far as i know it would vaporise anything its its path.


Thank you for destroying the hilarious image in my head of someone in the street getting spanked by a comet. Neutral

Kyanzes
Amarr
Muppet Ninja's
Ninja Unicorns with Huge Horns
Posted - 2007.09.30 16:55:00 - [43]
 

I would want to be on one of the spacecraft that make their attempt for Mars :D Ofc I would never have the chance. But I'm quite certain that, to a degree, there are plans to save a few hundred people that way. Heck, I wouldn't be astonished if it turned out that a colony has already been established on Mars. :D I would try to stay alive, that's what I would do.

Brujo Loco
Amarr
Brujeria Teologica
Posted - 2007.09.30 18:30:00 - [44]
 

Don't wanna sound corny, but I would marry my GF, and go to a special honeymoon before earth collapses into dust, fire and ashes. We would prolly die intoxicated in deep relaxative drugs that would dim our senses and as earth dies, we would die at least together ...

Danton Marcellus
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Posted - 2007.10.01 01:05:00 - [45]
 

I for one would welcome our improved skiing conditions.

The angle of the impact of the nukes I suspect would matter some in determining whether or not they would do anything to a comet that size.

Kessiaan
Minmatar
Vagrants Inc
Posted - 2007.10.01 02:50:00 - [46]
 

I would..

1) Get 10-20 people that I trust not to tell anyone, have them grab their families, then
2) We'd all go to Wal-Mart and spend our life savings on canned food, hand tools, and guns
3) Get some crop seeds from an agriculture supplier
4) Go hide in a cabin in the mountains

Razor Jaxx
Sniggerdly
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2007.10.01 03:14:00 - [47]
 

I'd take out massive loans then go spend it all on a round-the-world clubbing, drugs and assorted debauchery binge. YARRRR!!

I know, not very creative, but honest.

Of course, if it turns out it's a fluke I'm in deep ****. ugh

Kata Dakini
Amarr
Flatiron Academy
Posted - 2007.10.01 03:55:00 - [48]
 

I would go to work and ask all of my students what they would do. One of them would surely have the correct answer.


Father Weebles
Celestial Refraction
Posted - 2007.10.01 05:37:00 - [49]
 

Originally by: Dark Shikari
Edited by: Dark Shikari on 30/09/2007 05:19:59
A nuke can't blow up an asteroid that size, but it can change its course.

The situation you've described is absurd and impossible: every object even close to that size has been catalogued and so forth. If we found something that size on a collision course, we'd know years in advance.

More likely we'd find a much smaller asteroid, on the order of 1-5 miles, and 3-6 months minimum in advance.

50 miles would wipe out basically all life on Earth; very very few asteroids of that size even exist in the solar system.

And, of course, a comet would be extremely obvious for obvious reasons Laughing


Notice he said comets. We would know about the comet's course 3 years in advance. It will burn as it passes the sun. 3 years is still quite a long time...long enough to have a lot of 'goodbye' sex. Laughing

Surfin's PlunderBunny
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2007.10.01 06:37:00 - [50]
 

There's a big chance we probably wouldn't even see it coming due to the fact that all the nations that matter can observe about 6-7% of the sky in total Idea

Caid Lemant
Cunning Hats
Posted - 2007.10.01 06:49:00 - [51]
 

Originally by: Surfin's PlunderBunny
There's a big chance we probably wouldn't even see it coming due to the fact that all the nations that matter can observe about 6-7% of the sky in total Idea


You've heard of these wondrous things called satellites right?

Haakon Jarl
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2007.10.01 10:30:00 - [52]
 

Originally by: Caid Lemant


You've heard of these wondrous things called satellites right?


And, how are they gonna help? What he wrote was correct. We are only observing about 7%.

ry ry
Heroes.
Merciless.
Posted - 2007.10.01 10:35:00 - [53]
 

Edited by: ry ry on 01/10/2007 10:35:20

i'd post about it on the eve-online forums, and proceed to have a 30 day argument about the precise definition of 'comet'.

Amarria Black
Clan Anthraxx
Posted - 2007.10.01 11:40:00 - [54]
 

Originally by: ry ry
Edited by: ry ry on 01/10/2007 10:35:20

i'd post about it on the eve-online forums, and proceed to have a 30 day argument about the precise definition of 'comet'.


I'd contact Jim McG in-game and have him post it to OOPE. And set off a flame war that would last... oh, 30 days.

Pottsey
Enheduanni Foundation
Posted - 2007.10.01 12:21:00 - [55]
 

Edited by: Pottsey on 01/10/2007 12:22:07
Tell the Government so people can go in those underground bunkers. With warning the human race could survive, not giving warning would be pure evil and make you a mass murderer. Your killing billions due to inaction and with holding info.

EDIT:
Get the Eve servers moved into a bunker so I can keep playing.

Sharupak
Minmatar
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2007.10.01 15:44:00 - [56]
 

empty bank acount

Purchase copious amounts of Jack Daniels, ******* and hookers.

Go on a 1 month bender!Very Happy

Zuldjan
Fairlight Corp
Rooks and Kings
Posted - 2007.10.01 16:49:00 - [57]
 

Umm.....id ask the nice nasa men if they would be so nice as to slow the comet down so it took a few more days to reach us, then go to fanfest before i die so i can get horribly drunk n meet some nice icelandic women

Z

Vegeta
Minmatar
Guiding Hand Social Club
Dystopia Alliance
Posted - 2007.10.01 17:09:00 - [58]
 

Tell everybody, feel disregarded and after committing a crime, probably be placed in a mental home... just like all the other insane prophets out there.

Caid Lemant
Cunning Hats
Posted - 2007.10.01 20:46:00 - [59]
 

Originally by: Haakon Jarl
Originally by: Caid Lemant


You've heard of these wondrous things called satellites right?


And, how are they gonna help? What he wrote was correct. We are only observing about 7%.


You understand the 7% isn't held static right? That the amount being surveyed is greater than the stated 7% because its an old number. That the number of people surveying space for various reasons has been grown exponentially in the past 10 years. That when it comes to documenting large rogue objects in space in relative proximity to earth we have the majority of the 'sky' cataloged.

Spix 'UK
Posted - 2007.10.01 20:47:00 - [60]
 

prob just have lots of sex..get a loan get a few friends + guns /weapons & see how many people we could take out be4 the world ends lolz


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