February 16th, 2013


Some people have no sense of scale...

Re: the meteor strike in Russia yesterday...there was a wonderful bit on local radio, where the host (who shall remain nameless), after interviewing someone from Jodrell Bank, asked the listeners, "if there was a meteor several billion light years away, would they warn us?" It was all I could do to stop myself ringing him up (well, I was in the car at the time) and pointing out that if it's *that* far away, it's unlikely to be an immediate problem..!