When Iceland Attacks!

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  1. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    This has been going on for a couple days now, but it's an interesting situation. The UK is just the latest country to suspend flights due to potential engine damage from minute silicate particles.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/16/world/europe/16ash.html?hp

    The caption under the image reads:

    I just tried to pronounce that for approximately three minutes... couldn't figure it out.

    Damn you Iceland!!! ::shakes fist::

    Also, FlightRader24 has a neat thing where you can see that there aren't any airplanes in UK airspace (save one?).
     
  2. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I think this is just flat out brilliant in a way that I can't put my finger on!
     
  3. -Leigh- macrumors member

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    Most of Europe's airspace will be closed by 15.30GMT today. UK airspace closed at 12.00BST. Seems very strange with no planes in the sky.

    Hopefully this will be over very soon, if not, it could start affecting airports and airlines financially.
     
  4. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    I was due to be flying from Belfast City to London Heathrow at 5:35 this afternoon. After checking the departures page, it looks like I'm going nowhere. I'm not really too bothered, as it was work related! :D When I was first told, I thought it was another one of BMIs dirty tricks, but turns out it's not their fault for once!
     
  5. unid macrumors regular

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    aeronaughts grounded by gaia spewing.
    It'll be nice to have a pause in the contrails.
     
  6. arkitect macrumors 601

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    It's a pity the day over Southwest London is cloudy… would have been wonderful to have a clear blue sky today. :)
     
  7. miles01110 thread starter macrumors Core

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    Looks like the next time someone wants air superiority over the continent they should enlist the help of an Icelandic volcano.
     
  8. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Damned volcano... I've been in Bergen, Norway all week and I was supposed to fly home to London today. Guess that's not happening. I hope I won't be stuck here too long, although I can think of worse places to be stranded...
     
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    I blame it on the sceptics talking about arresting the Pope,gawd be angry:

    http://www.flightradar24.com/#

    The web site is getting hammered so it's information on individual planes isn't working but there appears to be a solitary aircraft flying just south of London,very odd.

    (it's call sign is MSAIRZ for any conspiracy theorists out there)
     
  11. Queso macrumors G4

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    The volcano story is crap. The dust cloud was caused by someone cleaning the trophy cabinet at Eastlands ;)
     
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    so how many hummers would it take to be the equivalent of a volcano erupting? ah I love ironic situations.
     
  14. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Reminds me of just how powerful the earth is and how insignificant we are.
     
  15. unid macrumors regular

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    Perhaps this needs a soundtrack
    how about the excellent
    volcano by turbo fruits
     
  16. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    Who has seen D2: The Mighty Ducks...

    Yeah......................When Iceland attacks

    except the U.S can't do anything about this.....:D

    poor ducks.
     
  17. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    How is it ironic?

    Volcanic eruptions can actually lead to cooling.
     
  18. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    Phew, I'm glad we didn't buy it. It's all covered in ashes now.

    Oh well, buy low. We can rebuild it. We have the technology.
     
  19. Disc Golfer macrumors 6502a

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    What we need is some kind of volcano / earthquake far advance warning system so we can organize and invade before the troublemaking begins.
     
  20. miles01110 thread starter macrumors Core

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    Yes, a region stabilization force if you will.
     
  21. unid macrumors regular

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    pics or it didn't happen
     
  22. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    :eek:
     

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    Power Rangers!

    I literally laughed out loud. That rarely happens, thanks!
     
  24. KingSleaze macrumors 6502

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    What the US needs to do is pass some 'Cap and Trade' legislation on the world's volcanoes to limit the CO2 in the atmosphere that leads to Global Warming.:eek:
     
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    Peter Steele of the band type o negative passed away yesterday, so there have been jokes that he caused it. (He created a fictional country with a northern European sounding name, Vinland, and has Icelandic heritage).
     

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