2/3rds chance of a Loma Prieta+ class quake in 30 years
jbone at deepfile.com
Wed Apr 23 00:37:33 PDT 2003
I was in Loma Prieta, just a few months after I moved out to the Bay
I eventually moved back to Texas. ;-) Causal, not merely correlative.
Now all I have to deal with is floods, tornados, Baptists, rabid
Republicans, and hicks w/ guns. (To the extent that the latter three
are disjoint sets... ;-)
But let me tell you, IMHO *NONE* of those things hold a candle to
having the fucking GROUND rolling around with waves in it like the
freakin' ocean. Seriously, I could've surfed the freakin' parking lot
at Sun that particular October 17th. That's just WRONG. A 60-rack
server room looking like pickup sticks --- and me having not been in it
only by an ass hair and an angel's wink --- is not something I want to
see or experience again. Not to mention the fact that if I hadn't been
stuck up at the office, my then-wife and I would've been headed into
North Beach for her birthday dinner, probably about at the
double-decker when it pancaked.
No thank you. I'm amazed I stuck it out three more years after that.
Buy the insurance, Rohit. Seriously. I paid good hard jack for mine
after LP and I was HAPPY about it.
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