Saturday, August 28, 2010

Every Solar Storm has a Silver (and Gold) Lining

An interesting story about a potential mega Solar storm causing massive disruptions for telecommunications and IT equipment. With most of the world's "wealth" being stored as zeroes and ones on a hard drive at a bank's computer centre and only accessible by telephone and microwave links it might be wise to have some of one's wealth stored in hard copy form of gold or silver.

AFTER 10 years of comparative slumber, the sun is waking up - and it's got astronomers on full alert.

This week several US media outlets reported that NASA was warning the massive flare that caused spectacular light shows on Earth earlier this month was just a precursor to a massive solar storm building that had the potential to wipe out the entire planet's power on

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