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Atomic friggin bombs

Postby Fid » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:49 pm

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/nu ... omb-videos

Lawrence Livermore Labs release videos of previously classified videos of bomb tests. Simultaneously horrifying and "Wow how fucking cool is that."
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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Postby Witness » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:47 pm



Gravity out of order, again! :x

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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Postby sparks » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:24 pm

Phun with physics.
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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Postby Bruce » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:52 am

On one hand, those images are horrifying. On the other, it's pretty damn impressive that us pun little humans can make something go kaboom that causes a shock-wave that rolls the earth from horizon to horizon and beyond.
Such potential!

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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Postby Pyrrho » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:48 am

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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Postby ed » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:38 pm

Is that a picture of Nanking?
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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Postby Rob Lister » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:40 pm

ed wrote:Is that a picture of Nanking?


Burn!

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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:45 pm

ed wrote:Is that a picture of Nanking?


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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Postby ed » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:58 pm

Detroit?
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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Postby Witness » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:21 am

ed wrote:Is that a picture of Nanking?

Hiroshima. But you knew that, right?

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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Postby sparks » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:40 pm

"But the whole point of this doomsday machine is lost...if you keep it a secret. Why didn't you tell the world, eh?"

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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Postby Doctor X » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:59 pm

Pyrrho wrote:Image


Well . . . if you are going to put a negative spin on it. . . .

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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Postby robinson » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:54 pm

sparks wrote:"But the whole point of this doomsday machine is lost...if you keep it a secret. Why didn't you tell the world, eh?"

"It was to be announced at the Party Congress next Thursday. You know how the Premier loves surprises."


I got a surprise. No seriously. There is a huge doomsday machine already built, and nobody dares attack any country with lots of reactors and fuel ponds. Because the repercussions from even one large nuclear plant being damaged beyond containment, are so terrible and unimaginable, nobody dares launch even a conventional war. Much less a nuclear strike.

Hell, you don't even want to damage the ability of a country to control it's reactors, because it would mean the end of the world as we know it.

We know now, that just a regular bombing of the cooling outlets might be enough to cause meltdowns, and the loss of cooling for both reactor and fuel ponds. And that is a very very bad thing. Bad enough to destroy everything.

Because once one multi-reactor facility goes gtits up, it could make the next one down wind impossible to work at, due to radiation, and then that one will go. Then the next one, and pretty soon, it's doomsday. They might all go tits up, and it doesn't take much to start the whole disaster. Just destroy one big facility (like Fukushima), then Fukushima II goes, and that's more than enough to destroy everything.

Dominos falling, and much running and screaming, and the end would come right quick.

Hell, it's enough to make a civilized country defend any country that might be attacked, if that country is full of reactors and the very dangerous spent fuel rods.
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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Postby robinson » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:55 pm

If you rejected the very idea without much thought, then you will be fine. No need to worry about any doomsday device. Go about your business, remain calm.
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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Postby sparks » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:25 pm

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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Postby Witness » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:54 pm

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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Postby sparks » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:05 am

http://gizmodo.com/5348269/how-many-nuk ... -humanity/

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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:11 am

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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Postby robinson » Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:14 am

I'm in mourning, so no.
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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Postby sparks » Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:05 pm

Atomic fracking: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Gasbuggy

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