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(Wired)   The coolest rendition of the world's 2,053 nuclear explosions that you'll see today   (wired.co.uk) divider line 405
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2010-07-08 08:57:27 AM
Interesting.

Haunting music.

I didn't know that the Brits had nuked the US, though.
 
2010-07-08 09:07:07 AM
It is truly amazing we have survived...
 
2010-07-08 09:18:07 AM
I dunno....was bored within seconds.
 
2010-07-08 09:18:34 AM
Only 2 really mattered.
 
2010-07-08 09:21:08 AM
Oldiron_79: Only 2 really mattered.

thread over
 
2010-07-08 09:22:45 AM
Repeat?
 
2010-07-08 09:24:00 AM
real shaman: It is truly amazing we have survived...

Animals could be bred and slaughtered...
 
2010-07-08 09:24:54 AM
We'll meet again,
don't know where,
don't know when....
 
2010-07-08 09:26:03 AM
Oldiron_79: Only 2 really mattered.

I'd say three had significance so far.

1) Hiroshima
2) Nagasaki
3) First Soviet weapons test (US monopoly on nuclear weapons is over)
 
2010-07-08 09:26:11 AM
tl;dw
 
2010-07-08 09:26:44 AM
That games graphics suck.
 
2010-07-08 09:28:00 AM
Isn't it ironic that the nation most concerned with stopping other countries from having nukes, the USA, is the only country to have ever deployed the weapons against another sovereign nation?
 
2010-07-08 09:28:19 AM
MelGoesOnTour: bore

Ya seen one nuclear war, ya seen them all.
 
2010-07-08 09:29:15 AM
Flab: I didn't know that the Brits had nuked the US, though.

Yes. Records indicate that we hit 42°19′53″ N, 83°2′45″ W. I'm not sure why nobody's yet noticed?
 
2010-07-08 09:29:42 AM
"Yes Sir, drop that Farker, twice!"
 
2010-07-08 09:29:56 AM
Petulant Dwarf: Isn't it ironic that the nation most concerned with stopping other countries from having nukes, the USA, is the only country to have ever deployed the weapons against another sovereign nation?

Maybe we're the only ones that truly understand the consequences of doing so.
 
2010-07-08 09:30:18 AM
Dayum, remind me to never visit the western US.
 
2010-07-08 09:30:33 AM
USA! USA! We're number one! We're number one! We are so smart. SMRT!
 
2010-07-08 09:31:00 AM
The beeps were hell on my speakers once they started in earnest.

Also, you'd think there'd have come a point after the first couple hundred in the US where we decided we'd really learned about all we were going to from setting these off.
 
2010-07-08 09:31:11 AM
Looks like we are winning!

up to now anyway.
 
2010-07-08 09:31:26 AM
Molavian: Maybe we're the only ones that truly understand the consequences of doing so.

I'm pretty sure Japan has an inkling.
 
2010-07-08 09:31:52 AM
Greetings Professor Falken.
Would you like to play a game?
 
2010-07-08 09:32:03 AM
Petulant Dwarf: Isn't it ironic that the nation most concerned with stopping other countries from having nukes, the USA, is the only country to have ever deployed the weapons against another sovereign nation?

The difference between now and then is MAD. I'm deliberately avoiding the whole argument over whether or not the nuking of Japan was or wasn't a good idea - but the fact is when the US dropped the bomb there wasn't any catastrophic danger of the world coming to an end.

Nowadays with the arsenal available to the major powers, the potential of a nuclear apocalypse is out there, and as such people are more concerned about the end of the world than they could have possibly been in 1945. In 1945 it was simply a more efficient - and terrifying - way of destroying whole cities than firebombing.
 
2010-07-08 09:32:54 AM
Am I missing something? Is this supposed to be a video or something because nothing's happening on my screen and I couldn't find anything in the link to the blog post that they were referencing.
 
2010-07-08 09:33:02 AM
That was more interesting than expected.
 
2010-07-08 09:33:08 AM
THE-ONLY-WINNING-MOVE-IS-NOT-TO-PLAY

/still love nukes
//awesome coolness
 
2010-07-08 09:34:04 AM
jack21221: Dayum, remind me to never visit the western US.

Yeh uhm...holy shiat!

Is this why Sharon Angle is so farking crazy?
 
2010-07-08 09:34:09 AM
and of course the japanese creator zooms in on the two at the start. suck it. thats what you get for pearl harbor.
 
2010-07-08 09:35:18 AM
Flab: Haunting music.

I was expecting Alcatrazz "Hiroshima Mon Amour". Yngwie came out of nowhere with the most badass rock guitar solo I had ever heard.
 
2010-07-08 09:35:29 AM
ripple123: and of course the japanese creator zooms in on the two at the start. suck it. thats what you get for pearl harbor.

Ummm, that was the Germans
 
2010-07-08 09:35:53 AM
Now we are all sons of biatches.
 
2010-07-08 09:36:31 AM
All that made me do was want to fire up 'Defcon' again.
 
2010-07-08 09:36:57 AM
tdpatriots12: Oldiron_79: Only 2 really mattered.

I'd say three had significance so far.

1) Hiroshima
2) Nagasaki
3) First Soviet weapons test (US monopoly on nuclear weapons is over)


Well maybe 3 did matter, but I have some lovely pics of Hiroshima and Nagasaki from Grandpa, who was one of the first Americans in like Hours after the Jap surrender was signed, and Nagasaki was still smoldering. Those pics cannot be unseen.
 
2010-07-08 09:37:15 AM
Tricky Chicken: ripple123: and of course the japanese creator zooms in on the two at the start. suck it. thats what you get for pearl harbor.

Ummm, that was the Germans


He's right, I remember some guy in college saying the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.
 
2010-07-08 09:37:18 AM
It looks like both the USSR and the USA bombed the hell out of themsevles. I wonder if, in the long run, that will be worse than an actual war.

England tested in Australia and the US and France tested in Algeria (or close to it). These things are new to me.
 
2010-07-08 09:38:02 AM
Thunderpipes: "Yes Sir, drop that Farker, twice!"

www.zuguide.com

/approves
 
2010-07-08 09:38:29 AM
Nuclear Launch Detected...
 
2010-07-08 09:38:34 AM
USA: New High Score!

But seriously, I didn't realize we have been consistently testing nukes still. As recently as 91'.
 
2010-07-08 09:38:41 AM
Tricky Chicken: ripple123: and of course the japanese creator zooms in on the two at the start. suck it. thats what you get for pearl harbor.

Ummm, that was the Germans


I thought it was the Australians?

/G'Day, mate!
 
2010-07-08 09:39:19 AM
H31N0US: Yngwie came out of nowhere with the most badass rock guitar solo I had ever heard.

And drifted right back into obscurity because the only people who cared about his wanking were other guitar players....
 
2010-07-08 09:39:33 AM
Pope Larry II: It looks like both the USSR and the USA bombed the hell out of themsevles. I wonder if, in the long run, that will be worse than an actual war.

England tested in Australia and the US and France tested in Algeria (or close to it). These things are new to me.


Bikini Atoll, I believe
 
2010-07-08 09:40:40 AM
How do you submit score?
 
2010-07-08 09:40:41 AM
Flab: I didn't know that the Brits had nuked the US, though.

Me either. It's time to take out the Queen!!!
 
2010-07-08 09:40:51 AM
penguinfark: Tricky Chicken: ripple123: and of course the japanese creator zooms in on the two at the start. suck it. thats what you get for pearl harbor.

Ummm, that was the Germans

I thought it was the Australians?

/G'Day, mate!


Don't be silly, it was the Spanish Inquisition. Nobody ever expects them.
 
2010-07-08 09:41:03 AM
I thought it was a rather easy game of Simon until the 60s arrived. Then it got tough to keep up.
 
2010-07-08 09:41:48 AM
The atomic bomb tests in New Mexico and Nevada have left some pretty sizeable chunks of land unusable. Then again, it was also in the middle of the desert, so it was unusable anyway.

The biggest problems from the stateside nuke tests in the 50s turned out not to be anywhere near the area in which the nukes were actually tested. There's a huge incidence of birth defects and other developmental disabilities in the midwest for the years during and following the tests that can be directly tied to them.

I think most of the cows spewing out the radioactive milk are dead now though.
 
2010-07-08 09:42:16 AM
Operation starfish prime
/I dont see those tests on here
//Teh google
 
2010-07-08 09:42:18 AM
Yay! We win!! USA! USA! USA!
 
2010-07-08 09:42:18 AM
Alphanumeric
 
2010-07-08 09:42:39 AM
Would have been better if he had used google earth.
 
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