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Old 08-23-2011, 10:50 PM   #41
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We need some "I Survived the Great East Coast Earthquake of 2011"
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:37 AM   #42
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thats cause cell phone service died instantly.
Ding ding ding ding ding!

Even without damage to equipment the very first failure is PCS wireless communications in ANY disaster.
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The more dependent we get on technology, the more vulnerable we are.
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You are right, screw all those things technology does on a daily basis to save people. Let's throw it all away.
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gtalk on my phone worked. Rick helped me through the ordeal.

plus i was posting here and using a land line...
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You are right, screw all those things technology does on a daily basis to save people. Let's throw it all away.
No, just don't rely on it totally; Keep a land line, have a list of numbers not in your computer or cellphone, keep cash on hand and don't rely on debit cards to get you through an emergency, own a gun, have emergency plans that do not involve technologies that get interrupted easily.
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:27 AM   #47
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No, just don't rely on it totally; Keep a land line, have a list of numbers not in your computer or cellphone, keep cash on hand and don't rely on debit cards to get you through an emergency, own a gun, have emergency plans that do not involve technologies that get interrupted easily.
That is acceptable.

Am I the only one that is sad with how slow technology is moving? Seems to me like we should be way more advanced by now. I guess technology like iPads/XBOX/PS3/Cell Phones etc.. plus crappy school systems, no parenting, and horrible role models are slowing down progess.
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gtalk on my phone worked. Rick helped me through the ordeal.

plus i was posting here and using a land line...
Christ, try going through a hurricane.
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:08 PM   #49
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I have a bruise on my leg today, from when I fell down the stairs after I bolted.
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I have a bruise on my leg today, from when I fell down the stairs after I bolted.
pics or it didn't happen
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no pics. must not of happened. none of my bloody lip either. or of the dude who fell off the ladder across the street from my apartment.
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no pics. must not of happened. none of my bloody lip either. or of the dude who fell off the ladder across the street from my apartment.
did a unicorn knock him over?
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did a unicorn knock him over?
No, the rocks that fell 2 miles from Scott's office did.
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No, the rocks that fell 2 miles from Scott's office did.
Scott should claim he has PTSD and work from home for the next six years
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:42 PM   #55
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I thought he already did work at home. Where's the article about the dude's water bottle rolling around on it's side during this earthquake?
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:03 PM   #56
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did a unicorn knock him over?

no but my tampon fell out.
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I hope if we can learn one thing from my near death experience it's that Pandas dont care.

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Great Ape House
The earthquake hit the Great Ape House and Think Tank Exhibit during afternoon feeding time. About five to ten seconds before the quake, many of the apes, including Kyle (an orangutan) and Kojo (a western lowland gorilla), abandoned their food and climbed to the top of the tree-like structure in the exhibit.

About three seconds before the quake, Mandara (a gorilla) let out a shriek and collected her baby, Kibibi, and moved to the top of the tree structure as well.

Iris (an orangutan) began “belch vocalizing”—an unhappy/upset noise normally reserved for extreme irritation—before the quake and continued this vocalization following the quake.

Small Mammal House
The red-ruffed lemurs sounded an alarm call about 15 minutes before the quake and then again just after it occurred.

The howler monkeys sounded an alarm call just after the earthquake.

The black and rufous giant elephant-shrew hid in his habitat and refused to come out for afternoon feeding.

Reptile Discovery Center

All the snakes began writhing during the quake (copperheads, cotton mouth, false water cobra, etc.). Normally, they remain inactive during the day.

Murphy, the Zoo’s Komodo dragon, sought shelter inside.

Invertebrate Exhibit
One of the volunteers at the Invertebrate Exhibit was feeding the cuttlefish and it was not responsive. The water is normally very calm in the tank, but the earthquake caused the tank to shake and created waves, which distracted the cuttlefish during feeding.

Beavers
Keepers were feeding the beavers and hooded mergansers (a species of duck) when the earthquake hit. The ducks immediately jumped into the pool. The beavers stopped eating, stood on their hind legs and looked around, then got into the water, too. They all stayed in the water. Within an hour, some of the beavers returned to land to continue eating.

Great Cats
The lion pride was outside. They all stood still and faced the building, which rattled during the quake. All settled down within minutes.

Damai (a female Sumatran tiger) jumped at the start of the earthquake in a startled fashion. Her behavior returned to normal after the quake.

Bird House
The Zoo has a flock of 64 flamingos. Just before the quake, the birds rushed about and grouped themselves together. They remained huddled during the quake.

Front Royal
During the quake all Eld's deer and tufted deer immediately ran out of the barns and appeared agitated.

The Prezwalski’s horses and scimitar-horned oryx hardly noticed although those that were inside did amble outside eventually.

Immediately after the quake the female Eld's deer herd began alarm calling (a high staccato barking sound) until they were called by their keeper and subsequently all congregated in the corner of the pasture nearest the keeper for a short time.

Giant Pandas
According to keepers, the giant pandas did not appear to respond to the earthquake.
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Pandas give no *****.
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:01 PM   #59
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Now the broadcasters are pissing and moaning about why EAS wasn't activated, what good it would have done, why bother having the system if you're not going to use it, etc.

http://www.radioworld.com/default.as...75&entryid=198

I can't imagine what information an EAS alert would have conveyed.
" (squawk) This is the Emergency Alert System. In case you didn't notice, there has been an earthquake. We now return to our regular programming. (squawk) "

Point of fact, though: Your phones may have all gone down, but your radios still worked.
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