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    • CommentAuthorbarryhall
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2010
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    After a period of unprecedented calm within the massive nuclear furnace that powers the Sun, scientists have detected the signs of a fresh cycle of sunspots that could peak in 2012, just in time for the arrival of the Olympic torch in London. They believe that this peak in the next solar cycle could generate the eruption of vast solar explosions that could fling billions of tonnes of charged particles towards the Earth, causing intense solar storms that could jam the telecommunications satellites and internet links transmitting live Olympic coverage from London.

    Independent 03 02 10
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    ...causing intense solar storms that could jam the telecommunications satellites and internet links transmitting live Olympic coverage from London


    If only we're lucky. ;)
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      CommentAuthortim12s
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2010
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    But will the Solar Storms fix the wank logo...?
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    @tim12s,

    Nothing can fix that monstrosity.

    Is Boris Johnson getting obliterated by a massive surplus of sun molecules too much to hope for?
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    I want to see a solar storm so huge that lightning arcs across the gherkin.
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    Good! It's a fucking useless money pit that makes that millenium hubcap look like a great idea and no matter how much money is spent on it finally, you just know it's going to be utter crap.