- - Highly symmetrical pattern. Most if not all rocket explosions you can find footage of, show erratic patterns instead.
- - Same thing happened in 2006 in Russia and another poster linked to a Chinese video of this phenomenon. These look exactly the same though different occasions.
- - Why would Russia fire a missile from their (and the) largest submarine this close to Norway? It would be too dangerous this close to population especially if it's a test launch.
- - On these pictures as well as the older footage, the larger spiral seems to be radiating light (not just the center or one point which could be an exhaust - the whole spiral emits light).
It's probably just me, but I smell a cover up in the guise of a failed Russian missile launch
Slightly off topic, but it's often forgotten that the filesystem also plays an important role in drive performance. Newer filesystems like NILFS (http://www.linux-mag.com/cache/7345/1.html) are created to suit SSD's instead of the legacy rotating media. It claims to hold the same performance, no matter how large the filesystem is.
Back on topic: We're seeing the same evolution with SSD's now like we saw it with spinning media several years back, when they started to increase the drive size ever more. Eventually these performance differences between larger and smaller drives will disappear: they will simply not be an issue anymore at all when you won't be able to get SSD's smaller than 200GB, like the similar trend with spinning media.