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Before you ask, no, I didn't write this.  I discovered it in a comment on a Discovermagazine.com piece which…Continue

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Curious: Has anyone read the novel "Christian Nation"?

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Science, Atheism & the Joyful Life -- by Sean Faircloth, Richard Dawkins Foundation

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Bedtime Bible Stories (Betty Bowers)

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Comment by Ian Mason on February 14, 2012 at 7:31am

Wasn't that because Oz used the same system as Europe with 625 lines while the Americas still used the older 475-line type?

Comment by Meddlesome on February 14, 2012 at 3:10am

@The big blue frog, Larger Cathode Ray Tube type televisions do. My old company in australia had to setup different screens for clients in the northern hemisphere (Late 1990s).

Comment by Steph S. on February 13, 2012 at 4:49pm

Comment by The Big Blue Frog on February 13, 2012 at 11:34am

Meddlesome

TV's don't rely on the Earth's magnetic field. Otherwise, taking a TV from the US to Australia would render it inoperative. A shift or reversal in the Earth's field would play heck with compasses, but would not affect most ordinary electronics, except for the extra charged particles flooding the lower atmosphere.

Comment by Ian Mason on February 13, 2012 at 11:07am

An optical illusion

Comment by Meddlesome on February 13, 2012 at 10:58am

Oh yeah, it just occured to me that the big push from retailers a few years ago to get us all to buy flat screen tvs and move away from CRT type tvs was due to the magnetic field possibly flipping and rendering all tvs useless as they depend on magnetic fields to project an image correctly.

Comment by Ian Mason on February 13, 2012 at 10:53am

Sansdeity, a defector! Welcome to this side of the Iron Curtain

Comment by Ian Mason on February 13, 2012 at 10:51am

That's about it, Trevor. It'll be a good time to be an African oncologist. Plus there'll be Aurora at the equator.

And welcome to the sweet shop :-)

Comment by Trevor Johnson on February 13, 2012 at 10:34am

So Ian....to the best of your knowledge it is not as logical to worry about your memory cards getting scrambled as it is to worry about the.......what do you call it.......cosmic radiation I believe?.....that has the potential to enter the earth's atmosphere and come into contact with our delicate life cycle during the the period that the poles are ACTUALLY switching correct?

The more I ponder this subject the more excited I get to see what will happen, if anything noticeable happens that is. Wow it really helps being able to discuss topics like this with real people rather than just looking stuff up on the internet. sorry I'm new to this site so I am like a little kid who just discovered candy lol.

Comment by Sansdeity on February 13, 2012 at 9:06am

Just thought I would sharewith everyone the documents pertaining to my defection from the Roman Catholic Church.

http://imgur.com/a/92VS2

 

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