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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Post by Fid » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:07 pm

Yeah,who could have imagined an atomic bomb might render the gas released to be too radioactive to be usable to cook juniors fried eggs or heat the house.
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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Post by sparks » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:16 am

BWAHAHAHA...


Yep! And indeed it was!
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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Post by Fid » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:56 pm



Oh hell yeah I'll stand at ground zero under an atomic bomb. Geez it's only 2 kilotons.

What part of "never volunteer" did these boyos not understand.

Oh and some welding goggles would have been nice.
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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Post by sparks » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:27 am

Sorry about the cancer boys.
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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Post by Fid » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:21 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1958_Tybe ... _collision

Tybee Island also known as the Redneck Riviera (around here at least) was host to kite contests (yes it's a thing). Standing on the beach watching heavy shipping coming to and fro from Savannah it was kinda awesome to know there was an atomic weapon within my field of view.

Damn them yankees hold a grudge! :D
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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:40 pm

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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Post by Fid » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:23 pm

Bro, I like trains too but this has to be a joke...right? ...right?
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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Post by gnome » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:34 pm

ed wrote:Detroit?
Not messed up enough
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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:40 pm

Fid wrote:Bro, I like trains too but this has to be a joke...right? ...right?
According to the story at the link, some railroads were seriously looking into it.

No worse than the atomic airplane, and we know that was a serious proposal.
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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Post by Fid » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:12 pm

Some years ago I worked with a Navy Vet. One day a guy came into the shop (this is adjacent to Dobbins AFB) and the fella was also Navy, submarine service. I overheard the conversation and he mentioned his service. My coworker said "I didn't know they still built those fission boats anymore." :)
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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

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Abdul Alhazred wrote:No worse than the atomic airplane, and we know that was a serious proposal.
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Wikipedia wrote:The Ford Nucleon was a scale model concept car developed by Ford in 1958 as a design on how a nuclear-powered car might look. The design did not include an internal-combustion engine; rather, the vehicle was to be powered by a small nuclear reactor in the rear of the vehicle, based on the assumption that this would one day be possible by reducing sizes. The car was to use a steam engine powered by uranium fission similar to those found in nuclear submarines.
Redneck tinkering on nuclear reactors, anybody?

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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Post by sparks » Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:34 am

And speaking of Detroit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Almost_Lost_Detroit

It's a good read.
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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:18 am

sparks wrote:And speaking of Detroit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Almost_Lost_Detroit

It's a good read.
I remember that book.

But later we lost Detroit anyway.
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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Post by sparks » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:38 am

Damned infernal combustion!
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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Post by Grammatron » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:09 am

[quote="pillory"]jokes aren't funny....seriously thinking......

seriously thinking might be funny....but it's not joke[/quote]

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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Post by Doctor X » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:41 am

I remember seeing that film as a Wee Spud.

Science teacher who had a brother involved in "that shit." Said brother told him that to collect materials after a detonation, they tended to get drunks and the like. They were given badges that would, according to him, light up when near something radioactive.

A few sat around Something Fucking Radioactive giggling at they approached it with their really glowing badges.

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Teacher's Bro: Because they're expendable.

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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Post by Grammatron » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:35 am

A comment on reddit was interesting, although I am not sure if it's accurate but appears to be.
"I was covering my eyes. Bright enough to see the bones in your hand. Like an x-ray..."- my friend Don who lived to be 84, relating over some drinks about his experience in the military the tests they'd conduct with nuclear mobilization. He was sitting in a trench, facing away from the detonation when they told his unit to cover their eyes with their hands, palm-pressed against the sockets, and not, under any circumstance, to remove them or even attempt to turn around and watch the blast.
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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Post by Doctor X » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:24 am

There are a number of reports on the Trinity test from "eyewitnesses." They did as described--faced away from the blast using googles. There are frequent reports of a blind woman about 150 miles away seeing light.

However one thinks about it, it was a mighty bright light.

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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Post by ceptimus » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:17 am

Richard Feynman claimed he was the only person to see it properly. He said all the observers were told to not look during the initial 'bright' phase or to watch it through welding goggles or similar; but he figured that it was only really the ultra violet that could damage your eyes - and ordinary glass blocks that - so he climbed in a truck and watched the event through the truck windshield.

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Re: Atomic friggin bombs

Post by Grammatron » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:45 pm

Wouldn't the light still be blindingly bright?
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