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brettdale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:19 AM
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Power Surge causes London Underground expolsion
Several Injured and the media is reporting it like its world war three.
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:20 AM
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1. yeah markets are down big time
I hope it is a power surge, and not terrorism
if it is it will give bush and company carte blanche and the sheep here will blindly follow to the slaughter
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:21 AM
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2. What channel are you watching?
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Spinzonner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:21 AM
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3. Well, in all fairness

They probably don't have high-speed police chases like we do so you gotta go with what you got
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brettdale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:24 AM
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4. every report says power surge
yahoo news google news, cnn and even Faux, its a power surge.
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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:46 AM
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8. except the british people being interviewed on cnn...nt
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:29 AM
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5. I'm waiting for some reich-winger to
blame it on Franc, because they are upset over losing the olympics
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:29 AM
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6. Seven total explosions
One was a double decker bus that is not a part of the tube system. Reports are that it was torn apart.
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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:45 AM
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7. not being discussed on cnn as a 'power surge', a DU'er there doesn't agree
at least one double decker bus has explodes as well...full.
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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:46 AM
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9. Please Read!
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:50 AM
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10. Listen To Radio London...Here's The Link...
http://exodus.interoutemediaservices.com/livestreams/ch...

They've still aren't sure how many underground explosions have happened. MSNBC now reporting upwards of 10 explosions. Now reports of fatalities as opposed to casulties.

We are in for a long day, my friends...and may our British friends and DU'ers be safe!
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:56 AM
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11. kick
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Frederik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:58 AM
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12. Not a power surge
Several explosions at different locations on the tube, and a dooble-decker bus has exploded. It's a terrorist attack.
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Lannes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:00 AM
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13. From the BBC
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4659093.stm

Two people have been killed and scores have been injured after three blasts on the Underground network and another on a double-decker bus in London.

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair said it was "reasonably clear" there had been a series of terrorist attacks.

He said it was "particularly barbaric" that it was timed to coincide with the G8 summit. He is returning to London.

An Islamist website has posted a statement - purportedly from al-Qaeda - claiming it was behind the attacks.

Home Secretary Charles Clarke said blasts occurred between Aldgate East and Liverpool Street tube stations; between Russell Square and King's Cross tube stations; at Edgware Road tube station; and on a bus at Tavistock Square.

The Queen said she was "deeply shocked" and sent her sympathy to those affected.

Paul Woodrow of the London Ambulance Service is in Russell Square near the bus which exploded.

"At King's Cross station there is a rescue operation in the tunnel down on the line," he said.

"Although we cannot confirm casualties - it is too early - we are dealing with large numbers of casualties, and we believe there are a number of casualties."

London's police chief Sir Ian Blair said there had been "many casualties" but it was too early to give a precise figure.


It's particularly barbaric that this has happened on a day when people are meeting to try to help the problems of poverty and Africa
Tony Blair

Blair statement in full

More than 182 casualties and one of the dead were taken to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel but it said that 123 people had since been released.

And St Mary's Hospital said it was dealing with 26 injured people, including four with critical injuries and eight in a serious condition.

Sir Ian urged people to stay where they were and not to call emergency services unless it was a life-threatening situation.

He reassured the public that an emergency plan was in place and the situation was "steadily coming under control".

London Mayor Ken Livingstone, speaking from Singapore before flying back to the UK, said Londoners would not be divided by a "cowardly attack."

He said it was an "indiscriminate" attempt at slaughter with no consideration for age or religion.
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Coastie for Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:46 PM
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14. Power surges, PSpice, and EE102 (NOT EE 101)
In an LRC circuit (Inductance, capacitance, resistance - doesn't matter what "network topology or "parallel" and "series" and "mixed parallel-series").

When you "short to ground" any any leg of the net --- you get "surges" - that's what the inductors and capacitors do.

Did some PSpice simulations - right off of the web page and the undergrad EE book my son used in college -- you do get surges - big time.

Now, what would cause a circuit to "short to ground"? An explosion.

Remember => capacitance and inductance are time dependent functions - that impart integration and differentiation to a circuit -- sine and cosine type trig terms, with exponential decays.

"EE Analog Circuits 102" - second semester of the intro EE course.
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:47 PM
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15. Read the time of the initial posts on this thread
interesting that they were first reporting the blasts as power surges.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:49 PM
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16. I was awake when it happened....
the news immediately said power surge. Only when the double decker bus exploded did the story come out. Now Anderson Cooper says that bus exploded early, it was to go off in a station as well. Who knows what story we would have gotten had that not occured?
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