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Limnic eruption [chat]

Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
edited December 2010 in Debate and/or Discourse
Scarier than fiction.

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A limnic eruption, also referred to as a lake overturn, is a rare type of natural disaster in which carbon dioxide (CO2) suddenly erupts from deep lake water, suffocating wildlife, livestock and humans. Such an eruption may also cause tsunamis in the lake as the rising CO2 displaces water. Scientists believe landslides, volcanic activity, or explosions can trigger such an eruption. Lakes in which such activity occurs may be known as limnically active lakes or exploding lakes. Some features of limnically active lakes include:

* CO2-saturated incoming water
* A cool lake bottom indicating an absence of direct volcanic interaction with lake waters
* An upper and lower thermal layer with differing CO2 saturations
* Proximity to areas with volcanic activity

Scientists have recently determined, from investigations into the mass casualties in the 1980s at Lake Monoun and Lake Nyos, that limnic eruptions and volcanic eruptions, although indirectly related, are actually separate types of disaster events.

A massive invisible death cloud, suffocating all life within miles of the event.

Mother Nature is a raging demon bitch who will kill us all.

Discuss.

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  • visiblehowlvisiblehowl Neutron Nerd Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Mmmm Tron soundtrack.

    This is excellent.

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  • PantsBPantsB Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I watched season one of Hyperdrive on Netflix last night...

    man the brits have it right when it comes to TV... Make a lot of really good shows, make them half an hour long, give them six episode seasons and limit it to about three seasons max so that they go out with a bang and on top. (and hopefully get to wrap things up, but not always, sadly...)

    Like Big Brother, The X Factor and whatever reality drivel is coming out!

    Maybe ten or fifteen years ago you could say British television was better than US television, but US scripted TV blows UK TV away and has for the last decade. The West Wing isn't a better show with 6 episodes a year. Buffy the Vampire Slayer isn't better with 20 total episodes. Breaking Bad isn't better with half hour episodes.

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  • Psycho Internet HawkPsycho Internet Hawk Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    PantsB wrote: »
    Like Big Brother, The X Factor and whatever reality drivel is coming out!

    Maybe ten or fifteen years ago you could say British television was better than US television, but US scripted TV blows UK TV away and has for the last decade. The West Wing isn't a better show with 6 episodes a year. Buffy the Vampire Slayer isn't better with 20 total episodes. Breaking Bad isn't better with half hour episodes.

    This is how the US removes competition. We export our reality TV and McDonalds and bring other nations down to our level.

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  • RichyRichy Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Mother Nature is a raging demon bitch who will kill us all.

    I get back at her by doing my part to change the global climate. Take heat, bitch!

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  • amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    PantsB wrote: »
    I watched season one of Hyperdrive on Netflix last night...

    man the brits have it right when it comes to TV... Make a lot of really good shows, make them half an hour long, give them six episode seasons and limit it to about three seasons max so that they go out with a bang and on top. (and hopefully get to wrap things up, but not always, sadly...)

    Like Big Brother, The X Factor and whatever reality drivel is coming out!

    Maybe ten or fifteen years ago you could say British television was better than US television, but US scripted TV blows UK TV away and has for the last decade. The West Wing isn't a better show with 6 episodes a year. Buffy the Vampire Slayer isn't better with 20 total episodes. Breaking Bad isn't better with half hour episodes.

    In all fairness, only the good stuff from the UK comes to Netflix Instant Streaming, so I don't get to see the bad stuff.

    However all of the Reamericality programming is on Netflix Instant, and that's where I got my ideas...

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  • wazillawazilla Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    playin LoL ololol

    trolling ranked games like it's mah jawb

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  • GalahadGalahad Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    There once was a quite frightening [chat]
    'bout death, suffocation and all that
    invisible death
    that sucks out your breath
    a new horror that we all can now quail at


    I'm not very happy with the last line...

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  • visiblehowlvisiblehowl Neutron Nerd Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Holy shit, the first profile picture for this girl on OkCupid looks like Olivia Wilde in Tron.

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  • RichyRichy Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Holy shit, the first profile picture for this girl on OkCupid looks like Olivia Wilde in Tron.
    Maybe it is Olivia Wilde!

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    "and each villager died where he sat"

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    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • Linespider5Linespider5 I would've done the same to you, friend Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    So, would we even get a chance to struggle, or is the oxygen just gone

    I mean, if I had to pick a natural disaster related death, an invisible cloud that robs my lungs of air...

    This is basically just drowning, isn't it. Drowning on land.

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  • HachfaceHachface Not the Minister Farrakhan you're thinking of Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    unto us a chat is born

    unto us

    a chat is given

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  • visiblehowlvisiblehowl Neutron Nerd Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Richy wrote: »
    Holy shit, the first profile picture for this girl on OkCupid looks like Olivia Wilde in Tron.
    Maybe it is Olivia Wilde!
    Sadly, her other photos don't maintain this standard.

    Although she is still a very attractive lady. Unfortunately, it seems I've already messaged her once before and she didn't respond.

    OH WELL

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  • HachfaceHachface Not the Minister Farrakhan you're thinking of Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    At least if you breathed in a cloud of CO2 you'd realize you were suffocating.

    If it was a cloud of CO...

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  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    edited December 2010
    Hachface wrote: »
    unto us a chat is born

    unto us

    a chat is given

    UNTO US
    (unto us)

    A CHAT IS GIVEN
    (a chat is given)

    FOR, THE WORK DAY TO BE, LESS TE-DE-US!

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  • KilroyKilroy timaeusTestified Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Galahad wrote: »
    There once was a quite frightening [chat]
    'bout death, suffocation and all that
    invisible death
    that sucks out your breath
    a new horror that we all can now quail at


    I'm not very happy with the last line...

    Take out the "now" and "all"

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  • HakkekageHakkekage Space Whore Academy summa cum laudeRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    PantsB wrote: »
    Like Big Brother, The X Factor and whatever reality drivel is coming out!

    Maybe ten or fifteen years ago you could say British television was better than US television, but US scripted TV blows UK TV away and has for the last decade. The West Wing isn't a better show with 6 episodes a year. Buffy the Vampire Slayer isn't better with 20 total episodes. Breaking Bad isn't better with half hour episodes.

    This is how the US removes competition. We export our reality TV and McDonalds and bring other nations down to our level.

    to be fair, our budgets are much, much bigger than BBC budgets. On the one hand, it gives us our long seasons and higher production values, but on the other, it lets in some truly godawful filler stories from time to time, or the writers just get lazy and complacent, while I think the time/budget crunch on BBC shows squeezes out some more inspired creativity from British writers.

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  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    edited December 2010
    Richy wrote: »
    Holy shit, the first profile picture for this girl on OkCupid looks like Olivia Wilde in Tron.
    Maybe it is Olivia Wilde!
    Sadly, her other photos don't maintain this standard.

    Although she is still a very attractive lady. Unfortunately, it seems I've already messaged her once before and she didn't respond.

    OH WELL

    Don't worry; there are Plenty of Fish out there.

    syndalis on
  • HakkekageHakkekage Space Whore Academy summa cum laudeRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Also HALLO PSYCHO

    how it do

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    So, would we even get a chance to struggle, or is the oxygen just gone

    I mean, if I had to pick a natural disaster related death, an invisible cloud that robs my lungs of air...

    This is basically just drowning, isn't it. Drowning on land.

    I would imagine the displacement is gradual as the co2 settles.

    You'd find yourself feeling a bit short of breath even though you're breathing deeply. Others around would too. Everyone would be a little concerned, but soon you'd start to feel drowsy. You'd see your dog stumble to the corner and lie down, and people outside staggering to benches or curbs to take a seat. Moments later your eyes would close and you'd be asleep, in the dark.

    A week later someone drives through a town of peaceful corpses.

    Actually that is CO isn't it

    CO2 would just be poison gas and screaming and confusion.

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    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • HakkekageHakkekage Space Whore Academy summa cum laudeRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    syndalis wrote: »
    Richy wrote: »
    Holy shit, the first profile picture for this girl on OkCupid looks like Olivia Wilde in Tron.
    Maybe it is Olivia Wilde!
    Sadly, her other photos don't maintain this standard.

    Although she is still a very attractive lady. Unfortunately, it seems I've already messaged her once before and she didn't respond.

    OH WELL

    Don't worry; there are Plenty of Fish out there.

    i c wut u did there

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  • WashWash Sweet Christmas Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Oliviaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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  • visiblehowlvisiblehowl Neutron Nerd Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I finally get to see Sammie again today.

    IT HAS BEEN SO LONG

    (like a week or something)

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  • GalahadGalahad Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    When I put my mice down, they usually just get a little shaky and gaspy if I turn the gas on slowly. Basically they just go to sleep. I imagine that it would feel like being out of breath and very sleepy.

    But if I accidentally turn it on too fast they convulse and really seem to feel a lot of distress. (I usually just turn the gas on a trickle and let them go over about ten minutes or so.)

    So I'm thinking sudden CO2 poisoning must be pretty painful.

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  • HakkekageHakkekage Space Whore Academy summa cum laudeRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Galahad...what is it that you do where you have to put mice down on a regular basis? Eeeeeevil scientist? Scientist for the good of humanity? Snake?

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I know that I'd kill myself with CO poisoning if I wanted to do it.
    Seems the least awful way.

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    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • RichyRichy Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I know that I'd kill myself with CO poisoning if I wanted to do it.
    Seems the least awful way.
    I'd go skydiving without a parachute. Falling from the sky sounds like the coolest way to die for me.

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  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    edited December 2010
    I know that I'd kill myself with CO poisoning if I wanted to do it.
    Seems the least awful way.

    WALKING DEAD TV SPOILER
    I would instigate the zombie apocalypse, then find my way to the CDC so I could die in a nanosecond from an intense fireball.

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  • GalahadGalahad Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Hakkekage wrote: »
    Galahad...what is it that you do where you have to put mice down on a regular basis? Eeeeeevil scientist? Scientist for the good of humanity? Snake?

    I like to hope that I am a scientist for the good of humanity. ;)

    I'm working on a phd @ a medical college, I work with transgenic mouse lines. Mainly mice that have issues w/ their ovaries right now. But also genitourinary development in general and a bit of cancer applicable research.

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  • HachfaceHachface Not the Minister Farrakhan you're thinking of Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I know that I'd kill myself with CO poisoning if I wanted to do it.
    Seems the least awful way.

    I think a bullet to the brain is actually the least awful way for you. But it's hell on your family and friends.

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  • HachfaceHachface Not the Minister Farrakhan you're thinking of Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Galahad wrote: »
    When I put my mice down, they usually just get a little shaky and gaspy if I turn the gas on slowly. Basically they just go to sleep. I imagine that it would feel like being out of breath and very sleepy.

    But if I accidentally turn it on too fast they convulse and really seem to feel a lot of distress. (I usually just turn the gas on a trickle and let them go over about ten minutes or so.)

    So I'm thinking sudden CO2 poisoning must be pretty painful.

    CO2 poisoning would basically be drowning. Incredibly painful.

    Hachface on
  • HakkekageHakkekage Space Whore Academy summa cum laudeRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Galahad wrote: »
    Hakkekage wrote: »
    Galahad...what is it that you do where you have to put mice down on a regular basis? Eeeeeevil scientist? Scientist for the good of humanity? Snake?

    I like to hope that I am a scientist for the good of humanity. ;)

    I'm working on a phd @ a medical college, I work with transgenic mouse lines. Mainly mice that have issues w/ their ovaries right now. But also genitourinary development in general and a bit of cancer applicable research.

    snaaaaaaake

    no but seriously that is pretty admirable there

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  • LudiousLudious I just wanted a sandwich A temporally dislocated QuiznosRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Damn it Kanye. This is why I like him despite his shenanigans.

    Too many urkels on your team
    Thats why your Winslow.

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  • amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Ludious wrote: »
    Damn it Kanye. This is why I like him despite his shenanigans.

    Too many urkels on your team
    Thats why your Winslow.

    Kanye writes good lyrics... no doubting that.

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  • HakkekageHakkekage Space Whore Academy summa cum laudeRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    syndalis wrote: »
    I know that I'd kill myself with CO poisoning if I wanted to do it.
    Seems the least awful way.

    WALKING DEAD TV SPOILER
    I would instigate the zombie apocalypse, then find my way to the CDC so I could die in a nanosecond from an intense fireball.

    Sigh.
    I thought that whole bit really sucked. The season ending on that note was just disappointing. It started out so promising!

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  • LeitnerLeitner Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Hachface wrote: »
    Galahad wrote: »
    When I put my mice down, they usually just get a little shaky and gaspy if I turn the gas on slowly. Basically they just go to sleep. I imagine that it would feel like being out of breath and very sleepy.

    But if I accidentally turn it on too fast they convulse and really seem to feel a lot of distress. (I usually just turn the gas on a trickle and let them go over about ten minutes or so.)

    So I'm thinking sudden CO2 poisoning must be pretty painful.

    CO2 poisoning would basically be drowning. Incredibly painful.

    I thought it was the same as gassing yourself with a car? Which I've always heard is painless.

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Bullet in your brain risks horrible mutilation if it fails to kill you

    it's hard to get a weapon that can really jelly your brain, at least in Canada. One that you could fire yourself anyways.

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    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • GalahadGalahad Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    High tension wire
    noose
    tree
    sports car

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I found walking dead started really strong and got worse with each ep. It became laughably bad by the end.

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    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I just spent 120 dollars on drank for tomorrow

    I got a feeling it's gonna be good

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