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2012-01-23 09:33:40 AM
Yeah but that third arm is going to be handy
 
2012-01-23 10:13:09 AM
Newer report suggest who cares? Also, this just in: That's so last year. We're getting a new report of vacuous morons controlling the news. More on this after American Idol.
 
2012-01-23 10:13:44 AM
No large terror birds?
 
2012-01-23 10:20:03 AM
...how big is that lizard?
 
2012-01-23 10:26:24 AM
fta: the plant's cooling systems and set off the world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl.


so this was not as bad as Chernobyl? weird, from all the news coverage, i thought it was a lot worse.
 
2012-01-23 10:27:34 AM
History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of man.
 
2012-01-23 10:30:36 AM
At least the lizard isn't in the backyard.
 
2012-01-23 11:02:27 AM
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The American Navy was going to help, but.......
 
2012-01-23 11:05:26 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Yeah but that third arm is going to be handy


Not as handy as the poisoned death toe that kills anyone or anything in one shot and keeps regrowing after you cut it off.
 
2012-01-23 11:06:07 AM

Skarekrough: ...how big is that lizard?


...what about the twinkie?

tenpoundsofcheese: fta: the plant's cooling systems and set off the world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl.


so this was not as bad as Chernobyl? weird, from all the news coverage, i thought it was a lot worse.


Good lord, no.
 
2012-01-23 11:16:05 AM
So they didn't publicize a disaster model? I don't get what the outrage is here. This report had nothing to do with what actually happened.
 
2012-01-23 11:39:18 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: fta: the plant's cooling systems and set off the world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl.


so this was not as bad as Chernobyl? weird, from all the news coverage, i thought it was a lot worse.


Not at all. Chernobyl's reactor actually exploded. Just the rooms around the reactors at Fukushima exploded. None of the reactor vessels were blown up.


So why is it news that a scenario that didn't happen wasn't published as news?

"Today in a worst case scenario, the Empire State Building caught fire and burned to the ground. This is only a worst case scenario, and the building is still fine, but to repeat: The worst case scenario is that the empire state building COULD burn to the ground. Now Susan with the weather."

Seems like irresponsible journalism to publish that...
 
2012-01-23 11:46:42 AM
FTA: ""The content was so shocking that we decided to treat it as if it didn't exist," a senior government official said."

Always a good policy for Japan.

See: Battle of Midway

"The Japanese extensively wargamed their planned expansion during World War II, but map exercises conducted before the Pacific War were frequently stopped short of a conclusion where Japan was defeated. One often-cited example prior to Midway had the umpires magically resurrecting a Japanese carrier sunk during a map exercise, although Professor Robert Rubel argues in the Naval War College Review their decision was justified in this case given improbable rolls of the dice. Given the historical outcome, it is evident the dice rolls were not so improbable, after all."
 
2012-01-23 12:42:39 PM
As long as they find the reactor fuel someday I wouldn't worry. When has that ever helped.

Radiation, rusty metal seen in tsunami-hit reactor (new window) yeah it's fox, want a fight about?

"The steam-blurred photos taken by remote control Thursday found none of the reactor's melted fuel ...."

It's not like then lost it they just don't know where it is at the moment.
 
2012-01-23 12:59:42 PM

AKTurkey: Given the historical outcome, it is evident the dice rolls were not so improbable, after all.


It helps to know exactly when and where the enemy is going to hit you. Even then, you need some luck, and that only applies if you are at least reasonably close to a tactical parity with the enemy. If they are much stronger than you, even if you know exactly what they are going to do, you might not be able to stop them (See: Poland in September 1939).
 
2012-01-23 01:12:31 PM
TETSUUUOOOO!!!!
 
2012-01-23 01:46:24 PM
for the record, it is 3 not as bad as Chernobyls, and one not as bad as 3 mile island.
 
2012-01-23 01:55:00 PM
Um, subby, usually the "worst case scenario" reports don't get released because they're not very likely, and would cause panic for no reason. This is not really particularly sinister.
 
2012-01-23 02:06:38 PM

Huck Chaser: tenpoundsofcheese: fta: the plant's cooling systems and set off the world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl.


so this was not as bad as Chernobyl? weird, from all the news coverage, i thought it was a lot worse.

Good lord, no.


Given the alarmist, literally crazy derping about Fukushima, it's understandable that folks who didn't take the time to sift through the HUGE amount of uninformed text and irresponsible news articles could get the impression that it was basically dissolving all of Japan as we sat here.
 
2012-01-23 02:34:55 PM

Slaves2Darkness: Not as handy as the poisoned death toe that kills anyone or anything in one shot and keeps regrowing after you cut it off.


Come on now! You're just being silly.
 
2012-01-23 03:20:28 PM

Dr. Whoof: History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of man.


Came for the Blue Oyster Cult, leaving after posting the radioactive bananas.

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2012-01-23 08:49:20 PM
Ugh, I hate crap like this... "ZOMG! TEH GOVERNMENT DIDN'T SAY THE PLANET COULD EXPLODE AND MELT INTO THE SUN BECAUSE OF THIS!!!"

Seriously? If the worst-case scenario will occur, then I want hear how bad it could be. But if it's just going along with how you predicted I really don't care about how it could have been. Isn't that what Hollywood is for anyway?
 
2012-01-24 01:14:38 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: fta: the plant's cooling systems and set off the world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl.


so this was not as bad as Chernobyl? weird, from all the news coverage, i thought it was a lot worse.


We have better (louder) media now.
 
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