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Comment: Re:How Ridiculous do you Want to be? (Score 1) 337

This kind of event is going to knock anything out that can conduct electricity. The telegraph lines overloaded and caught fire in 1859. Your data isn't safe, if it's on a hard drive, CD, SSDs, the cloud etc.

CDs conduct electricity?

Ever put one in a microwave?

Comment: Re:How Ridiculous do you Want to be? (Score 2) 337

I could be wrong (I wasn't ever a huge fan of studying physics) but from my basic engineering physics class, wouldn't a Faraday cage block this?

Yeah, that's what most hardening entails. For example,your hard drive is encased fully by metal, but that little circuit board underneath it isn't. Another thing that I have no way of speculating on is just how much energy will be raining down, it could just vaporize the Faraday cage if there's enough energy behind it. That would be intense for sure.

Comment: Re:How Ridiculous do you Want to be? (Score 1) 337

At the end of the day, there isn't a hole deep enough with the ability to self sustain long enough to evade what nature has in store.

Is it just me, or is this comment crying out for a goatse link ?

Not intending to, just making an example. Their website is ridiculous, you can tell they are targeting the most obsessively worried clientele. The business of the world ending just doesn't seem to end.

Comment: How Ridiculous do you Want to be? (Score 1) 337

This kind of event is going to knock anything out that can conduct electricity. The telegraph lines overloaded and caught fire in 1859. Your data isn't safe, if it's on a hard drive, CD, SSDs, the cloud etc.

I can almost see people selling space in deep underground caves for people to put their data in.

In a similar vein on what they are selling for nuclear/world destruction. http://www.terravivos.com/secure/solution.htm

At the end of the day, there isn't a hole deep enough with the ability to self sustain long enough to evade what nature has in store. So let's just deal with it if and when it happens!

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