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(Sun-Sentinel)   Experts and amateurs look for ideas to stop hurricanes. The most common suggestion: Nuke 'em   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 74
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2003-06-22 12:01:33 PM
"Nu-nuh," "Uh-huh," Nu-nuh, not if we Jam it." "Ah- ha."


/Only one man who would dare give me the raspberry!
 
2003-06-22 12:28:37 PM
Nuking a hurricane would be like throwing radioactive gasoline on a fire. Any thing that adds heat = bad idea.
 
2003-06-22 02:57:17 PM
Cardinal:

Are you sure that the total outward blast wouldn't demolish all power the hurricane once had?

(Not trying to be funny, I'm really actually curious)
 
2003-06-22 03:00:28 PM
Why would anyone, aside from insurance companies, want to stop hurricanes? The best advice I could offer to anyone who is overly concerned about hurricanes is to move to Kansas. We're pretty much hurricane-proof here.
 
2003-06-22 03:13:29 PM
Maybe if we stopped naming the blasted things, they'd feel a little less welcome to drop by and say hello.
 
2003-06-22 03:37:15 PM
The best advice I could offer to anyone who is overly concerned about hurricanes is to move to Kansas. We're pretty much hurricane-proof here.

Yeah, but the hurricanes and dust-storms are just as bad. And don't get me started on the Kansas University fans...
 
2003-06-22 04:48:52 PM
...or that whole 'Wizard of Oz' thing.
 
2003-06-22 05:27:54 PM
Maybe we should start giving them last names doctechnical?
 
2003-06-22 07:13:18 PM
Yeah, and detonating a nuclear device in the atmosphere is a great idea. EMP anyone?

Perhaps if we would lend them money they would stay away.
 
2003-06-22 07:13:30 PM
We could change what they are called from hurricanes to Jahova's Witnesses, and then everyone can just ignore them and go about like normal.
 
2003-06-22 07:15:57 PM
nuking hurricanes is kinda amusing
 
2003-06-22 07:16:33 PM
Simple.

Ohio State.
 
2003-06-22 07:18:15 PM
Or, people living in a hurricane zone could adapt to a way of living that allows for the occasional crushing storm to roll through without annihilating living spaces and work places, or simply adapt to massive cleanups once in a while...

Naah. That would make too much sense.
 
2003-06-22 07:20:27 PM
Nuke a hurricane.

Who's the grade-A asshat that thought THIS was a good idea?!
 
2003-06-22 07:25:54 PM
Well...is water conducive to fallout? The biggest problem is usually dust, and I doubt that's well represented in the middle of a hurricane. So it may not give the world cancer, but it's still pretty stupid.

Or then again, it may give the world cancer. I mean, throwing radioactives into high level worldwide weather systems is pretty smart...
 
2003-06-22 07:26:41 PM
Good one, foxyg.
 
2003-06-22 07:27:02 PM
Anyone else get a bit where IE asks you if you want to resend information whenever you refresh a fark forum? That's damn irritating.
 
2003-06-22 07:34:01 PM
doctechnical
Maybe if we stopped naming the blasted things, they'd feel a little less welcome to drop by and say hello.


Heh, or re-naming the blasted things. You can't establish a rep if you keep changing your name. Kinda like some of the farkers around here.
 
2003-06-22 07:36:18 PM
 
2003-06-22 07:43:51 PM
why do we try to stop and alter nature...huricanes are the best source of population control(for third world nations)
 
2003-06-22 07:45:15 PM
I come from a beach town, and people simply build too much on the coast. High rise condominiums, apartments, and hotels within 50 feet of the ocean. Building on barrier islands or directly on the coastline is absolutely idiotic. Furthermore, instead of developing inane ideas to screw with earth's natural cycle, why not just live in a way such that the economic impact is minimal?
 
2003-06-22 07:58:19 PM
"Terrible idea, a nuclear bomb," said Willoughby

Damn liberal-voting limp-wristed idiot.

Why don't you go live in China?
 
2003-06-22 08:07:08 PM
why do we try to stop and alter nature...huricanes are the best source of population control(for third world nations)

Now THAT is a beautiful troll. I'm getting misty here.
 
2003-06-22 08:19:28 PM
If a hurricane blows a building away there was something wrong in the first place. It was built the wrong way, it was in the wrong place, or both. Of course this won't stop people from building an identical building on the same spot.
 
2003-06-22 08:22:22 PM
Ya know I have been pondering the effects of a nuclear blast on a hurricane for over a decade. If it wasn't horrendously environmentally damaging it would be way cool. The force would blow out the eye-wall, and the heat would vaporize any latent water and the shockwave would blow apart the storm radially. I guess depending on the size and strength of the storm it could reform
 
2003-06-22 08:23:39 PM
We should convert existing technology. I'm told that sheep's bladders can be used to prevent earthquakes, so perhaps they can be used to prevent hurricanes.
 
2003-06-22 08:26:52 PM
What about a moab?
 
2003-06-22 08:34:40 PM
And my girlfriend wanted me to move to Florida with her. Only if I get to play with nukes baby.
 
2003-06-22 08:56:22 PM
One man suggested the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's hurricane research center in Miami use prayer to combat hurricanes.

"When I stopped taking him seriously, he prayed a hurricane would come and get me," said Hugh Willoughby, NOAA's former director of hurricane research.


Wow, didnt see that one coming.
 
2003-06-22 08:57:52 PM
Pont:
I was gonna just suggest that same thing. We have these huge ass bombs now. Is it really so hard to make an EVEN BIGGER NON-NUCLEAR BOMB? I mean all you gotta do is throw more gunpowder in there.

I suspect that the real reason we don't do this is nobody is willing to pay for it until they're forced to after the damage is already done.

Hell, take a moab, and find some kind of water absorbant powder that will not be incinerated by the blast and put that in hundreds of little bomblets that fire out and explode seperately and spread this environmentally freindly chemical oer a huge area. I bet that would take care of it.
 
2003-06-22 09:15:31 PM
I'm surprised no one thought about this one before:

Invade Iran (or any other nation in the "Axis of Evil")!
 
2003-06-22 09:24:40 PM
Ahaha, nuke a hurricane. Yes, having radio active particles flying around would be much more preferable to the hurricane itself. Just think of what your kids could do with all those extra arms!

The problem with stopping a hurricane is that it would be more or less impossible. Take a look at Hurricane Floyd Note that the storm covers the southeast coast all the way in to Alabama. Explain to me how to stop this thing again?

I could see a tornado being stopped by a hyperbaric bomb or some such thing like that, but a hurricane? No way. Board up your windows and get ready for the ride, guys.
 
2003-06-22 09:26:04 PM

Alright Jabber, then let's talk about the 1985 World Series ...


Back to topic, that guy with the water-absorbent beads didn't mention it creates a big farking mess, like a sponge, and that it isn't necessarily biodegradable ...

 
2003-06-22 09:29:50 PM
I think Roger Waters had the right idea about stopping hurricanes. Something about building a friggin wall or something.
 
2003-06-22 09:44:44 PM
Here's a thought: why don't we just stop fvcking with nature. Every time we do, we fvck up something else. But, we're humans, it's out duty to fvck up.
 
2003-06-22 09:55:09 PM
well, i guess when the only tool you have is a hammer, everything starts looking like a nail.
 
2003-06-22 10:01:25 PM
Another problem with nuking a hurricane would be the damage caused by the EMP.(Electro Magnetic Pulse) Not good for radio and computer equipment, or anything electrical for that matter.
 
2003-06-22 10:06:10 PM
I liked things better in the good old days, 300-400 years ago when hurricanes did so much less financial damage. Who insures teepees, anyway?
 
2003-06-22 10:10:40 PM
Woo-hoo!!!! Hurricane parties where the hurricane will microwave your food! Great idea!
 
2003-06-22 10:15:13 PM
2003-06-22 08:57:52 PM sswift


Pont:
I was gonna just suggest that same thing. We have these huge ass bombs now. Is it really so hard to make an EVEN BIGGER NON-NUCLEAR BOMB? I mean all you gotta do is throw more gunpowder in there.

I suspect that the real reason we don't do this is nobody is willing to pay for it until they're forced to after the damage is already done.

Hell, take a moab, and find some kind of water absorbant powder that will not be incinerated by the blast and put that in hundreds of little bomblets that fire out and explode seperately and spread this environmentally freindly chemical oer a huge area. I bet that would take care of it.


The problem with this idea is the very nature of a MOAB. They are air/fuel bombs, that work by emitting a cloud of fuel mist that is then detonated. MOABS aren't, for the most part, terribly useful - the weather conditions have to be right. In the middle of a hurricane would be "not right".
 
2003-06-22 10:27:03 PM
test
 
2003-06-22 10:29:30 PM
It would take one huge-ass microwave to nuke a hurricane, dontcha think?

/sorry
 
2003-06-22 10:29:49 PM
"Gonna put my fa-ace on a nukliur bomb!
all the commies better get up and ru-un!
Gonna let that sucker fly, and all the bad folks are
gonna die
gonna put mah face on a nukliur bomb!"
 
2003-06-22 10:36:34 PM
SevenYearHawk
...that guy with the water-absorbent beads didn't mention it creates a big farking mess, like a sponge, and that it isn't necessarily biodegradable ...

Actually, I read somewhere (in Scientific American, I believe) that the absorbent stuff (called Dyn-O-Storm) dissolves in seawater harmlessly.
 
2003-06-22 10:45:30 PM
 
2003-06-22 10:51:14 PM
Where can I buy *that* shirt? Photoshop?
 
2003-06-22 11:06:21 PM
thoseshirts.com
 
2003-06-22 11:10:51 PM
I wonder if detonating a large number of fuel-air bombs in the upper atmosphere ABOVE the edge of the eye could disrupt the air circulation enough to lessen the effects of the storm. Since air rises up through the eye, if air was sucked upward in the reigion surrounding where air is normally rising it could possibly interrupt the storm
 
2003-06-22 11:14:02 PM
They're talking about using "native trees" in south florida as wind buffers. That'll be fine and dandy. Too bad there aren't any there.

/North Floridian
 
2003-06-22 11:30:33 PM
I could see a tornado being stopped by a hyperbaric bomb or some such thing like that, but a hurricane?

It's thermobaric.

The problem with this idea is the very nature of a MOAB. They are air/fuel bombs, that work by emitting a cloud of fuel mist that is then detonated. MOABS aren't, for the most part, terribly useful - the weather conditions have to be right. In the middle of a hurricane would be "not right".


Nope. The MOAB is not an FAE, it's just a big HE charge (trintonal is the filler used).
 
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