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    FYI: This episode will be aired again tomorrow night, April 27th, on PBS. It first aired in May of 2010.


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    Probably a good show with a stupid name.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox
    Probably a good show with a stupid name.
    I haven't seen it so I can't say if it is good or not. PBS docs are usually better than the run-of-the-mill NatGeo, History, and SciChan stuff.

    I know that the lava dome in the crater has been growing.

    Yeah -- the stupid name is to attract the 99.9x % of the population that knows nothing about Geology. All those stratovolcanoes in the Cascades have the potential to erupt.
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    I don't have access to a PBS station so maybe someone who watches this program (or has seen it before) can review it here . . . .
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    If you're within the US, you can watch it online (I've heard folks in the past cannot access the videos of PBS if outside the US):

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/mt-st-helens.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by inow
    If you're within the US, you can watch it online (I've heard folks in the past cannot access the videos of PBS if outside the US):

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/mt-st-helens.html
    Hey thanks! I didn't even think to look. Duh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by inow
    If you're within the US, you can watch it online (I've heard folks in the past cannot access the videos of PBS if outside the US):http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/mt-st-helens.html
    I just tried it from the UK and access was refused.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    Quote Originally Posted by inow
    If you're within the US, you can watch it online (I've heard folks in the past cannot access the videos of PBS if outside the US):http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/mt-st-helens.html
    I just tried it from the UK and access was refused.
    Interesting. Turns out that this episode is on YouTube in six parts (but has been pulled together as a playlist) for those interested:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqG4V...058E674C19070D
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    Quote Originally Posted by PumaMan
    Yeah -- the stupid name is to attract the 99.9x % of the population that knows nothing about Geology. All those stratovolcanoes in the Cascades have the potential to erupt.
    Ya I get that and usually I'm an advocate for scientist putting a spin on things so they become good story tellers and thus less damn boring. Calling the most active volcano in the Continental US "dead" though is pushing over the line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox
    Calling the most active volcano in the Continental US "dead" though is pushing over the line.
    Except, they called it "BACK from the dead..." and seem to be discussing how local plant and animal life around the point of eruption were thriving after such a short duration:


    One of the most violent natural disasters of our time, the colossal eruption of Mt. St. Helens in 1980 blasted away an entire mountainside. Over 200 square miles of pristine forest were buried under millions of tons of lava, ash, mud, and avalanche debris. How could life ever return to this barren moonscape? A lone ecologist, Charlie Crisafulli, spent months in the blast zone and was astonished and puzzled by how quickly plants and animals colonized the wasteland. In this program, stunning cinematography and time-lapse photography trace the dramatic story of how Crisafulli witnessed life's return and figured out the puzzle. Now another question arises: How soon could another catastrophic eruption occur?
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    Fair enough I guess I'll have to watch it.

    For fun I could also compare the pictures I took hiking there nearly 20 years ago with some from last year as well. It's just over an hour from me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    Quote Originally Posted by inow
    If you're within the US, you can watch it online (I've heard folks in the past cannot access the videos of PBS if outside the US):http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/mt-st-helens.html
    I just tried it from the UK and access was refused.
    OK. I have an off-the-subject question: How does a web application know that an incoming msg has not originated withing the US? Are IP addresses given out by country? Or is there some other bit of information in the incoming msg that is country-specific?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox
    For fun I could also compare the pictures I took hiking there nearly 20 years ago with some from last year as well. It's just over an hour from me.
    Were you there during the 1980 eruption?
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    IP Addresses are given out to providers that have to specify the country they are in. A web site can then access that information and filter content based on your location. Navigating the internet is far from anonymous.
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