Trinity Anniversary

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Trinity Anniversary

Postby sparks » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:08 pm

Yep. It's today. They tested a version of Fat Man (how ironic) 72 years ago this day at 5 something in the AM. Did we even have DST yet?

This maybe should be in the Politics thread, but, no. Science and Maths it is.

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Re: Trinity Anniversary

Postby Pyrrho » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:12 pm

The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: Trinity Anniversary

Postby Anaxagoras » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:46 pm

Gotta plug Dan Carlin's history podcast again. Latest episode: The Destroyer of Worlds. ... of-worlds/

It's like a 4 hour audio book. Basically this episode covers the advent of the atomic age from the Manhattan Project through the Cuban Missile crisis. New theories of war such as the development of game theory, the showdown with the Russians over West Berlin, and so on. You can hear some actual audio of Curtis LeMay basically advising the president to go ahead and invade Cuba.
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Re: Trinity Anniversary

Postby Doctor X » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:06 am

200,000 Chinese, Koreans, POWs, and others in Asia were saved a month due to their work.

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