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American without a cam

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#1 Feb 15, 2013
Other than bemusement at the Russian conspiracy theories that it was an American weapons test all I want to know is

Why Do Russians all have dash cams?

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#2 Feb 15, 2013
Duck!

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#3 Feb 15, 2013
American without a cam wrote:
Other than bemusement at the Russian conspiracy theories that it was an American weapons test all I want to know is
Why Do Russians all have dash cams?
They have cameras for numerous reason, auto insurance fraud is one of the main reasons..
American without a cam

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#4 Feb 15, 2013
Commander Bunny wrote:
<quoted text>They have cameras for numerous reason, auto insurance fraud is one of the main reasons..
Ahhhhh

I see

I'm surprised the strong insurance lobbies here haven't got a similar bill passed

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#5 Feb 15, 2013
I'm thinking that everyone has a cell phone,
so videos of anything (and everything)
are pretty common place.

I was not really taken aback by video, I would have been quick on the record button, too. pretty spectacular, no?
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#6 Feb 16, 2013
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Duck!
Goose!

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#7 Feb 16, 2013
Like I said before, "Everyone get a telescope." LOL

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#8 Feb 16, 2013
QuiteCrazy wrote:
Like I said before, "Everyone get a telescope." LOL
Never mind the telescope..

I'm going out today to buy a big
strong umbrella(:

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#9 Feb 16, 2013
I for one, am not buying that the Russian meteor wasn't related to the asteroid that almost hit the earth....

The may call it a "cosmic coincidence"...

“The probability of a certain set of circumstances coming together in a meaningful (or tragic) way is so low that it simply cannot be considered mere coincidence.”

]&#8213; V.C. King

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#10 Feb 16, 2013
American without a cam wrote:
<quoted text>Goose!
LOL!!
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#11 Feb 16, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
I for one, am not buying that the Russian meteor wasn't related to the asteroid that almost hit the earth....
The may call it a "cosmic coincidence"...
“The probability of a certain set of circumstances coming together in a meaningful (or tragic) way is so low that it simply cannot be considered mere coincidence.”
]&#8213; V.C. King
I thought a piece of the original broke off and that is what landed on Russia. Correct?
American without a cam

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#12 Feb 16, 2013
__Quintessence__ wrote:
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I thought a piece of the original broke off and that is what landed on Russia. Correct?
A lot of people think that but the scientific community claims they are unrelated coincidence

It being a coincident is hard to believe

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#13 Feb 16, 2013
An astrowonk yesterday said we have trouble "seeing" objects "as small as" the Russian meteor, since it was estimated to weigh "only" 10 tons. I've copied several wonky comments about detecting meteors below.

We can only hope that our meteor detection abilities improve significantly before we have a bit larger, potentially "extinction event"-sized meteor enter our atmosphere. It would definitely "leave a mark." LOL

"It's because they are small and dark and space is vast and darker."

"Lots of those asteroids are only 30 meters across. As Douglas Adams put it, "Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is. I mean you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space, listen..."

"And that big band of green out there is the Asteroid Belt that lies between Mars and Jupiter. That's a fair piece off in the distance there. Ceres is the largest object in the Asteroid Belt and it is naked eye viewable but it is 950,000m in diameter. It orbits out near 3AU from the Sun.(Earth orbits at 1AU) This means it is twice as far from Earth as the Earth is from the Sun. Now, those other objects in the Asteroid Belt are much smaller and just as far away. And most of them are made from carbonaceous rock, think of a big chunk of coal. So you've got a chunk of coal the size of a house at a distance of 186,000,000 miles from Earth scooting around against a black background. Frankly it's amazing they find them at all. Kind of like looking for a black cat in a coal chute at midnight while wearing sunglasses.

They find them by using very sensitive cameras that are able to discern very black objects from very, very black objects. Most of them are found by amateurs."
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#14 Feb 16, 2013
Chilli J wrote:
An astrowonk yesterday said we have trouble "seeing" objects "as small as" the Russian meteor, since it was estimated to weigh "only" 10 tons. I've copied several wonky comments about detecting meteors below.
We can only hope that our meteor detection abilities improve significantly before we have a bit larger, potentially "extinction event"-sized meteor enter our atmosphere. It would definitely "leave a mark." LOL
"It's because they are small and dark and space is vast and darker."
"Lots of those asteroids are only 30 meters across. As Douglas Adams put it, "Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is. I mean you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space, listen..."
"And that big band of green out there is the Asteroid Belt that lies between Mars and Jupiter. That's a fair piece off in the distance there. Ceres is the largest object in the Asteroid Belt and it is naked eye viewable but it is 950,000m in diameter. It orbits out near 3AU from the Sun.(Earth orbits at 1AU) This means it is twice as far from Earth as the Earth is from the Sun. Now, those other objects in the Asteroid Belt are much smaller and just as far away. And most of them are made from carbonaceous rock, think of a big chunk of coal. So you've got a chunk of coal the size of a house at a distance of 186,000,000 miles from Earth scooting around against a black background. Frankly it's amazing they find them at all. Kind of like looking for a black cat in a coal chute at midnight while wearing sunglasses.
They find them by using very sensitive cameras that are able to discern very black objects from very, very black objects. Most of them are found by amateurs."
Chilli, move this glacier faster man! Rapido rapido hombre!

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#15 Feb 16, 2013
And everyone makes fun of the little guy from Chicken Little! See that's why it isnt nice to make fun of people, especially the insane ones... <giggles>

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#16 Feb 16, 2013
itttzzz frrreeezzzzzin wrote:
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Chilli, move this glacier faster man! Rapido rapido hombre!
It's a lot of information to digest and some BIG words! Keep up, ittzzz frrreezzzzzin! You can do it!:p

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#17 Feb 17, 2013
All jokes aside,
I'd be terrified of news such as this..
and the thought that it can happen ANY TIME;

bearing in mind it is thought a great asteroid
was responsible for wiping out the dinosaurs,
who ruled our planet for millions of years.

and ........

if the YELLOWSTONE super volcano ever decides
to 'blow'

we'll have had it, one & all!

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#18 Feb 17, 2013
__Quintessence__ wrote:
<quoted text>
I thought a piece of the original broke off and that is what landed on Russia. Correct?
Unless they changed their story...They said it was just a coincidence, and implied it had nothing to do with the asteroid passing by the earth.

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#19 Apr 3, 2013
way is so low that it simply cannot be considered mere coincidence.

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#20 Apr 3, 2013
Duck!

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