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(Daily Mail)   Rare audio recording (w/ video) of an above ground nuclear bomb test - circa 1953   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 101
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2012-07-16 11:49:12 PM
Civilians were allowed to watch this blast from 11 miles away, partly an attempt by the government to allay public fears about the dangers of nuclear fallout.

Pay no attention to the gamma rays, folks.
 
2012-07-17 12:04:39 AM
images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-07-17 12:22:03 AM
The "Holy shiat!" about 10 seconds after the noise hit was just right.
 
2012-07-17 12:23:20 AM
The EMP was awesome. That was ....whoa...........
 
2012-07-17 01:15:39 AM
That game me the tingles. Not the good kind either, but rather the "holy shiat, we've actually harnessed the power inherent in the structure of the universe itself to make horrible weapons that we almost used against each other because of lines drawn on a map over a sphere the size of a fleck of dust in the cosmic ocean." kind.
 
2012-07-17 01:16:50 AM
War. War never changes...
 
2012-07-17 01:24:34 AM

miss diminutive: That game gave me the tingles.


/sigh
 
2012-07-17 02:09:22 AM
The black & white shots of the mushroom cloud during the silence were just...f*cking eerie. Gah.
 
2012-07-17 02:10:49 AM

They used to see them from Vegas.

"Your luck's about to change, pardner."
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-17 03:01:26 AM
It was alright but it was kind of derivative of their earlier work.
 
2012-07-17 03:03:13 AM

miss diminutive: miss diminutive: That game gave me the tingles.

/sigh


Would you like to play a game? (In a computerized Stephen hawking voice?)
 
2012-07-17 03:19:09 AM

miss diminutive: miss diminutive: That game gave me the tingles.

/sigh


With the Fallout post, I didn't even notice that you had done anything wrong. I automatically put the "gave" into the sentence after "That game". Just thought that you had been really freaked out by Fallout.
 
2012-07-17 03:22:34 AM
For anyone unfamiliar with it, make sure to check out "Trinity & Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie" on DVD and Netflix. A great documentary that everyone should see.
 
2012-07-17 03:44:56 AM
Cool. I actually have a favorite nuclear test, aesthetically speaking.

/it's upshot-knothole grable
 
2012-07-17 03:47:58 AM
Kinda surprised by how simple the bang sounded. I guess I kind of expected it to sound more like what you'd expect "harnessing the power of the cosmos for mass destruction, fun and profit" to sound like.
 
2012-07-17 04:21:54 AM

vrax: For anyone unfamiliar with it, make sure to check out "Trinity & Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie" on DVD and Netflix. A great documentary that everyone should see.


Don't skip past "Trinity is Still My Name" though or you won't have a clue what's going on.

\lame, I know
 
2012-07-17 04:46:37 AM
assets3.indiemoviesonline.com
 
2012-07-17 05:05:48 AM

ClintonKun: Kinda surprised by how simple the bang sounded. I guess I kind of expected it to sound more like what you'd expect "harnessing the power of the cosmos for mass destruction, fun and profit" to sound like.


So, what you're saying is

i1127.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-17 05:23:03 AM
No, Toyota, I'm not going to type in Prius or anything for you.
 
2012-07-17 05:30:49 AM
HIGGS BOMB technical info. Original documents cannot be repoduced online due to ECHELON. Only a summary is given here.

Due to a loophole in the post-war treaty, GERMANY is not restricted from developing particle-level explosive devices. Much research has been carried out as black-ops at CERN and in distributed computer simulation. As with earlier (ultimately unsuccessful) QUARK BOMB research, many of the theoretical problems have been solved UNKNOWINGLY by users of internet gaming sites, who were led to believe they were solving level puzzles in MMOs.

The trigger for the HIGGS BOMB is a kiloton-range Plutonium triggered fissile device, as used in thermonuclear (or H-BOMB) devices. This effectively replaces the large ring-accelarator needed at CERN to create high-energy collisions. To convert the fissile device's gamma burst into the e+/e- particles required for the HIGGS REACTION, a resonant lattice of nano-structured Silicon is required.

This is expensive to produce using conventional laser-etching process, but experimentation has shown that the wafers from gigabyte-range SDRAM DIMMs may be used if a 40% drop in device efficiency is acceptable (high-quality DIMMs are required: Apple-brand was tested among others). The silicon from 20,000 to 100,000 8GB DIMMs is sufficient for a 10,000-megatonne device.

The emitted HIGGS BOSONS must be allowed to pass into a "tamper" made up of 25-50KG of RED MERCURY to allow their energy to be released (before they decay into harmless fermions).

HIGGS BOMB resembles a large laptop on standard airport scanners, but can be reliably detected due to the weight in excess of 100Kg and the characteristic magnetic signature of the red mercury.
 
2012-07-17 05:42:55 AM
Skip ahead to 2:20
 
2012-07-17 06:23:34 AM

phlegmmo: They used to see them from Vegas.

"Your luck's about to change, pardner."
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x308]


"I've got spurs..."
 
2012-07-17 06:24:27 AM

skodabunny: vrax: For anyone unfamiliar with it, make sure to check out "Trinity & Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie" on DVD and Netflix. A great documentary that everyone should see.

Don't skip past "Trinity is Still My Name" though or you won't have a clue what's going on.

\lame, I know


Lame? I'd say that you...bombed.

YEEAAAAHHHH....
 
2012-07-17 06:30:17 AM

THE GREAT NAME: HIGGS BOMB technical info. Original documents cannot be repoduced online due to ECHELON. Only a summary is given here.

Due to a loophole in the post-war treaty, GERMANY is not restricted from developing particle-level explosive devices. Much research has been carried out as black-ops at CERN and in distributed computer simulation. As with earlier (ultimately unsuccessful) QUARK BOMB research, many of the theoretical problems have been solved UNKNOWINGLY by users of internet gaming sites, who were led to believe they were solving level puzzles in MMOs.

The trigger for the HIGGS BOMB is a kiloton-range Plutonium triggered fissile device, as used in thermonuclear (or H-BOMB) devices. This effectively replaces the large ring-accelarator needed at CERN to create high-energy collisions. To convert the fissile device's gamma burst into the e+/e- particles required for the HIGGS REACTION, a resonant lattice of nano-structured Silicon is required.

This is expensive to produce using conventional laser-etching process, but experimentation has shown that the wafers from gigabyte-range SDRAM DIMMs may be used if a 40% drop in device efficiency is acceptable (high-quality DIMMs are required: Apple-brand was tested among others). The silicon from 20,000 to 100,000 8GB DIMMs is sufficient for a 10,000-megatonne device.

The emitted HIGGS BOSONS must be allowed to pass into a "tamper" made up of 25-50KG of RED MERCURY to allow their energy to be released (before they decay into harmless fermions).

HIGGS BOMB resembles a large laptop on standard airport scanners, but can be reliably detected due to the weight in excess of 100Kg and the characteristic magnetic signature of the red mercury.



oyster.ignimgs.com
 
2012-07-17 06:36:00 AM
the people talking were more interesting than the bomb blast sound itself

i always imagined nuclear war would be so loud and confusing, but watching this makes me think it would almost be terrifyingly quiet
 
2012-07-17 06:37:13 AM

Smoking GNU: oyster.ignimgs.com


Nutty conspiracy theory crap involving Nazis, Russian commies and hoax materials. You know, the usual internet crap.
 
2012-07-17 06:43:34 AM

THE GREAT NAME: HIGGS BOMB technical info. Original documents cannot be repoduced online due to ECHELON. Only a summary is given here.

Due to a loophole in the post-war treaty, GERMANY is not restricted from developing particle-level explosive devices. Much research has been carried out as black-ops at CERN and in distributed computer simulation. As with earlier (ultimately unsuccessful) QUARK BOMB research, many of the theoretical problems have been solved UNKNOWINGLY by users of internet gaming sites, who were led to believe they were solving level puzzles in MMOs.

The trigger for the HIGGS BOMB is a kiloton-range Plutonium triggered fissile device, as used in thermonuclear (or H-BOMB) devices. This effectively replaces the large ring-accelarator needed at CERN to create high-energy collisions. To convert the fissile device's gamma burst into the e+/e- particles required for the HIGGS REACTION, a resonant lattice of nano-structured Silicon is required.

This is expensive to produce using conventional laser-etching process, but experimentation has shown that the wafers from gigabyte-range SDRAM DIMMs may be used if a 40% drop in device efficiency is acceptable (high-quality DIMMs are required: Apple-brand was tested among others). The silicon from 20,000 to 100,000 8GB DIMMs is sufficient for a 10,000-megatonne device.

The emitted HIGGS BOSONS must be allowed to pass into a "tamper" made up of 25-50KG of RED MERCURY to allow their energy to be released (before they decay into harmless fermions).

HIGGS BOMB resembles a large laptop on standard airport scanners, but can be reliably detected due to the weight in excess of 100Kg and the characteristic magnetic signature of the red mercury.


i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-07-17 06:45:32 AM

AdamK: the people talking were more interesting than the bomb blast sound itself

i always imagined nuclear war would be so loud and confusing, but watching this makes me think it would almost be terrifyingly quiet


Yep. Apparently many people think that it would be a long drawn out rumbling boom and not a sharp explosion like any other type of explosive device. There may be a few echos in the first minutes depending on the terrain but anything else going boom would be secondary explosions from the fires that were started and probably only noticeable locally (as in about five hundred yards or so away). The EMP would disable pretty much everything traffic related so it really would be eerily quite (aside from people yelling and whatnot of course). I blame this perception on all of the dubbed explosion type noises in movies and such.
 
2012-07-17 06:55:39 AM

miss diminutive: [i3.kym-cdn.com image 600x429]


30.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-07-17 06:55:40 AM
Hey, where'd Major Kong go?
 
2012-07-17 06:58:26 AM

ClintonKun: Kinda surprised by how simple the bang sounded. I guess I kind of expected it to sound more like what you'd expect "harnessing the power of the cosmos for mass destruction, fun and profit" to sound like.


Same here. It makes it almost more eerie.
 
2012-07-17 07:16:48 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-07-17 07:50:21 AM
Hit metal drum really hard with mallet, then wobble a thin metal panel for a few minutes.

That's what I heard anyway
 
2012-07-17 07:53:03 AM

ClintonKun: Kinda surprised by how simple the bang sounded. I guess I kind of expected it to sound more like what you'd expect "harnessing the power of the cosmos for mass destruction, fun and profit" to sound like.


Yeah, well, you're also hearing that awesome power release conveyed through a cheap microphone of half a century ago. Ever heard anyone yell into a telephone? Overmodulation. It would have sounded a lot different if you'd been there. Anyway, the release is extremely rapid, only a fraction of a second, so it really is much more of a bang than a boom -- followed, of course, by the endless rumble of everything else in the world trying to get out of the way or being crushed in the attempt.
 
2012-07-17 08:06:01 AM

impaler: ClintonKun: Kinda surprised by how simple the bang sounded. I guess I kind of expected it to sound more like what you'd expect "harnessing the power of the cosmos for mass destruction, fun and profit" to sound like.

Same here. It makes it almost more eerie.


The starship enterprise is more eerie.
 
2012-07-17 08:10:46 AM

miss diminutive: THE GREAT NAME: HIGGS BOMB technical info. Original documents cannot be repoduced online due to ECHELON. Only a summary is given here.

Due to a loophole in the post-war treaty, GERMANY is not restricted from developing particle-level explosive devices. Much research has been carried out as black-ops at CERN and in distributed computer simulation. As with earlier (ultimately unsuccessful) QUARK BOMB research, many of the theoretical problems have been solved UNKNOWINGLY by users of internet gaming sites, who were led to believe they were solving level puzzles in MMOs.

The trigger for the HIGGS BOMB is a kiloton-range Plutonium triggered fissile device, as used in thermonuclear (or H-BOMB) devices. This effectively replaces the large ring-accelarator needed at CERN to create high-energy collisions. To convert the fissile device's gamma burst into the e+/e- particles required for the HIGGS REACTION, a resonant lattice of nano-structured Silicon is required.

This is expensive to produce using conventional laser-etching process, but experimentation has shown that the wafers from gigabyte-range SDRAM DIMMs may be used if a 40% drop in device efficiency is acceptable (high-quality DIMMs are required: Apple-brand was tested among others). The silicon from 20,000 to 100,000 8GB DIMMs is sufficient for a 10,000-megatonne device.

The emitted HIGGS BOSONS must be allowed to pass into a "tamper" made up of 25-50KG of RED MERCURY to allow their energy to be released (before they decay into harmless fermions).

HIGGS BOMB resembles a large laptop on standard airport scanners, but can be reliably detected due to the weight in excess of 100Kg and the characteristic magnetic signature of the red mercury.

[i3.kym-cdn.com image 600x429]


And people say there's no good creative writing anymore.
 
2012-07-17 08:28:18 AM
That was cool but was the 2 minutes of static really necessary?
 
2012-07-17 08:29:55 AM
BANG! Rumble, rumble.
 
2012-07-17 08:42:08 AM
all i heard was an add for ikea furniture? and toyota? wtf?
 
2012-07-17 08:43:51 AM
www.tf2comic.fr


KAHHHH-BEWWWWWWM!
 
2012-07-17 08:46:02 AM

utah dude: all i heard was an add for ikea furniture? and toyota? wtf?


an ad., even.
 
2012-07-17 08:46:48 AM

vrax: For anyone unfamiliar with it, make sure to check out "Trinity & Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie" on DVD and Netflix. A great documentary that everyone should see.


And if you have good speakers, the sub harmonics of the blasts will carry down the block....
 
2012-07-17 09:19:24 AM

THE GREAT NAME: high-quality DIMMs are required: Apple-brand was tested among others


Apple doesn't have a brand of RAM. They use either Crucial or Hynix.

Gonna pull off the crazy, gotta get the details right. Back to the History Channel with you.
 
2012-07-17 09:20:07 AM

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: the release is extremely rapid, only a fraction of a second, so it really is much more of a bang than a boom -- followed, of course, by the endless rumble of everything else in the world trying to get out of the way or being crushed in the attempt.


something something sex with your mom
 
2012-07-17 09:27:24 AM
01:52... Rick Jones drives out to test site.
 
2012-07-17 09:29:42 AM
I wonder how many Farkers remember "head between your knees/kiss your ass good-bye" drills in grade school?

/you can play on my lawn

//just don't micturate on it
 
2012-07-17 09:32:29 AM

Oakenshield: THE GREAT NAME: high-quality DIMMs are required: Apple-brand was tested among others

Apple doesn't have a brand of RAM. They use either Crucial or Hynix.

Gonna pull off the crazy, gotta get the details right. Back to the History Channel with you.


Now google red mercury...
 
2012-07-17 09:36:11 AM

Bonanza Jellybean: Cool. I actually have a favorite nuclear test, aesthetically speaking.

/it's upshot-knothole grable


I wouldn't mind an upshot up GrablesDaughter's knothole, if you know whut I mean.
 
2012-07-17 09:36:47 AM

THE GREAT NAME: Oakenshield: THE GREAT NAME: high-quality DIMMs are required: Apple-brand was tested among others

Apple doesn't have a brand of RAM. They use either Crucial or Hynix.

Gonna pull off the crazy, gotta get the details right. Back to the History Channel with you.

Now google red mercury...


NTTAWWT.

/Killer Queen.
 
2012-07-17 09:37:09 AM

SoupJohnB: I wonder how many Farkers remember "head between your knees/kiss your ass good-bye" drills in grade school?

/you can play on my lawn

//just don't micturate on it


Duck and cover! What was the turtle's name?

/living less than 20 miles from Tinker AFB, we still did these in the 1990's
 
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