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(Fox News)   White House: We are 'fully capable' of defending against a North Korean attack. We'll just send them our new and improved model XQJ-37 nuclear powered pansexual Rodman roto-plooker   (foxnews.com) divider line 80
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2013-03-08 12:24:44 PM  
Tell Mr Un that we got a sensor in his love child, KimJong Etc, allegedly born recently, and all Chinese weapons are programmed to that sensor. The aliens are on our side.
 
2013-03-08 12:38:51 PM  

Arkanaut: cgraves67: We need to go full Soup Nazi on their asses. "No food for you!"

You think that scares the average North Korean?


It scares the militarry.  A million man army is just a mob if you can't feed it.  Loyalties to Dear Leader evaporate pretty quickly when all you're eating is dirt cakes and mud soup.
 
2013-03-08 12:49:14 PM  

Fissile: A pudgy, effeminate, little Asian dude screaming about murder.  Am I the only one who thinks this is comical?


I'm not saying that NK is a credible threat, but little Asian dudes are historically very adept at inflicting suffering.
 
2013-03-08 12:54:56 PM  
Hella Fark:

I don't doubt something is up there, but it certainly isn't that.

http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2004-06/rods-god

the rods themselves, made out of tungsten, would be something like 9 tons each... 12 of them on one satellite would greatly exceed our nation's launch capability to LEO. the concept itself doesn't hold much water either, on the re-entry guidance and control side or on the lethality at impact side. the fact that your article links to an EndWar wiki certainly does not help the case that this isn't more than science fiction


Besides which, you don't "drop" something from orbit - the "rods" would need to be de-orbited by firing some sort of retro-rocket - adding more initial launch weight and complexity and bleeding off kinetic energy. And they're supposedly attractive because they're simple and work on kinetic energy...

Sure, a rod of tungsten is cheap. A rod of tungsten in orbit is ridiculously expensive. And with the kinetic energy from a Mach 10 impact being pretty much the equivalent of the rod's mass in TNT, we can find  much cheaper ways.
 
2013-03-08 12:57:18 PM  

ChipNASA: IF you guys don't think we haven't already weaponized (I used that term loosely) space, then you're sorely mistaken.

hypervelocity rod bundles

/in ROD we Trust.


Linked site certainly looks to contain high quantities of The Blaze-oriented truthiness

"DISCLAIMER: theintelhub.com is not to be confused, connected or is there any affiliation implied with any other corporation using the word(s) "The", "intel" or "Hub"."
 
2013-03-08 01:01:55 PM  
You really think that we developed and financed Israel's "Iron Dome" without installing a better version for ourselves?  Reagan started the ball rolling, and technology has somewhat improved since the 1980s.
 
2013-03-08 01:14:46 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: The Snow Dog: bedtundy: Well sure, we (The US) can defend ourselves from an attack from North Korea, the Pacific Ocean is kind of the US Navy's playground, and North Korean troops (or Navy... do they have one?) getting across to Alaska or Hawaii is highly unlikely.  South Korea on the other hand...

They're talking about ballistic missiles.

And we last I heard had THAAD 3 (Theater high altitude air defense) in Hawaii and the Aleutian Islands.

/And I know for a fact 10 years ago they were working on intercepting No dong missiles and such.


All that "Star Wars" spending was of no use-so progressives tell me.
 
2013-03-08 01:28:28 PM  

Hella Fark: ChipNASA: IF you guys don't think we haven't already weaponized (I used that term loosely) space, then you're sorely mistaken.
[www.orbitalvector.com image 300x240]


hypervelocity rod bundles

/in ROD we Trust.


I don't doubt something is up there, but it certainly isn't that.

http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2004-06/rods-god

the rods themselves, made out of tungsten, would be something like 9 tons each... 12 of them on one satellite would greatly exceed our nation's launch capability to LEO. the concept itself doesn't hold much water either, on the re-entry guidance and control side or on the lethality at impact side. the fact that your article links to an EndWar wiki certainly does not help the case that this isn't more than science fiction


Interesting concept. But, do you see the obvious? You wouldn't have to have some marvelous new technoology to launch these behemoths into space. If it were me, I'd send them up in small pieces and then assemble it space. Like Lego, but made of tungsten. My guess. America probably (as well as Russia) has this floating around up there. God knows there were enough "military" shuttle launches in the 00's to account for it.
 
2013-03-08 01:30:51 PM  

Erik_Emune: Hella Fark:

I don't doubt something is up there, but it certainly isn't that.

http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2004-06/rods-god

the rods themselves, made out of tungsten, would be something like 9 tons each... 12 of them on one satellite would greatly exceed our nation's launch capability to LEO. the concept itself doesn't hold much water either, on the re-entry guidance and control side or on the lethality at impact side. the fact that your article links to an EndWar wiki certainly does not help the case that this isn't more than science fiction

Besides which, you don't "drop" something from orbit - the "rods" would need to be de-orbited by firing some sort of retro-rocket - adding more initial launch weight and complexity and bleeding off kinetic energy. And they're supposedly attractive because they're simple and work on kinetic energy...

Sure, a rod of tungsten is cheap. A rod of tungsten in orbit is ridiculously expensive. And with the kinetic energy from a Mach 10 impact being pretty much the equivalent of the rod's mass in TNT, we can find  much cheaper ways.


Why use rockets, when the navy has that wonderful fully operational rail gun. Cheap tech, works a treat, and is completely compatible with a tungsten dart. The only thing you have to account for is the satellite pushing back during launch, but a cold rocket (LN2) is still an easy OMS.
 
2013-03-08 01:42:21 PM  
But the amount of energy required to lift trash into LEO is cost-prohibitive when you can just fly a plane from SK and drop plain ol' bombs on them. If we were fighting an opponent with equal technology and wealth then fancier weapons would be called for, but that's not happening. I'm sure even the US military's budget has a concept of overkill.
 
2013-03-08 01:43:15 PM  

Mister Pleco: Does the XQJ-37 still come with an explosive Space Modulator?


You know, I had wondered if I was the only one reading that headline in Marvin the Martian's voice.
 
2013-03-08 01:47:07 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: ChipNASA: IF you guys don't think we haven't already weaponized (I used that term loosely) space, then you're sorely mistaken.
[www.orbitalvector.com image 300x240]


hypervelocity rod bundles

/in ROD we Trust.

My God, you'll be able to take out entire bicycles for merely billions of dollars, if you can pre-arrange the bicycle's position. Your lovely Cold War propaganda poster aside, of course. Is that hand drawn? It's like a Thomas Kinkade painting, but for space kooks.


But it's true! I saw it in a movie.

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2013-03-08 01:47:58 PM  

Erik_Emune: Hella Fark:

I don't doubt something is up there, but it certainly isn't that.

http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2004-06/rods-god

the rods themselves, made out of tungsten, would be something like 9 tons each... 12 of them on one satellite would greatly exceed our nation's launch capability to LEO. the concept itself doesn't hold much water either, on the re-entry guidance and control side or on the lethality at impact side. the fact that your article links to an EndWar wiki certainly does not help the case that this isn't more than science fiction

Besides which, you don't "drop" something from orbit - the "rods" would need to be de-orbited by firing some sort of retro-rocket - adding more initial launch weight and complexity and bleeding off kinetic energy. And they're supposedly attractive because they're simple and work on kinetic energy...

Sure, a rod of tungsten is cheap. A rod of tungsten in orbit is ridiculously expensive. And with the kinetic energy from a Mach 10 impact being pretty much the equivalent of the rod's mass in TNT, we can find  much cheaper ways.


This and this and this.  For what it costs (money- and energy-wise) to get something into orbit using current techniques, it doesn't matter if it's a rod of balsa wood or a rod of pure unobtanium.  The construction material is close to irrelevant if it's still on the ground.

If you really want to build mass-driver-type weapons, just find rocks already at the top of the gravity well, and drop them.  (Well, move them towards Earth, and then deorbit them; you know what I mean.)  Don't build the rocks down here and then blow your fuel/materials budget lifting them up high enough first.
 
2013-03-08 01:52:49 PM  
+100 for the zappa
 
2013-03-08 02:23:55 PM  

indarwinsshadow: God knows there were enough "military" shuttle launches in the 00's to account for it.


Citation Needed.

The final Dept. of Defense shuttle mission was STS-53 in December 1992.  There were only 10 DoD missions,

You honestly trying to claim that 20+ years ago the DoD built a "Rods from God" orbital railgun platform in low Earth orbit and have had it sitting up there since the Bush Sr. administration with nobody noticing?
 
2013-03-08 02:34:40 PM  

neversubmit: Damn 'Red Dawn' adverts.


Have you seen the new one?  I was... kind of shocked that it was entertaining.

It wasn't *GOOD*, but I spent a good portion of that hour 45 smiling.
 
2013-03-08 02:45:13 PM  

BeesNuts: neversubmit: Damn 'Red Dawn' adverts.

Have you seen the new one?  I was... kind of shocked that it was entertaining.

It wasn't *GOOD*, but I spent a good portion of that hour 45 smiling.


I meant the article ^^
 
2013-03-08 02:45:53 PM  

over_and_done: Erik_Emune: Hella Fark:

I don't doubt something is up there, but it certainly isn't that.

http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2004-06/rods-god

the rods themselves, made out of tungsten, would be something like 9 tons each... 12 of them on one satellite would greatly exceed our nation's launch capability to LEO. the concept itself doesn't hold much water either, on the re-entry guidance and control side or on the lethality at impact side. the fact that your article links to an EndWar wiki certainly does not help the case that this isn't more than science fiction

Besides which, you don't "drop" something from orbit - the "rods" would need to be de-orbited by firing some sort of retro-rocket - adding more initial launch weight and complexity and bleeding off kinetic energy. And they're supposedly attractive because they're simple and work on kinetic energy...

Sure, a rod of tungsten is cheap. A rod of tungsten in orbit is ridiculously expensive. And with the kinetic energy from a Mach 10 impact being pretty much the equivalent of the rod's mass in TNT, we can find  much cheaper ways.

This and this and this.  For what it costs (money- and energy-wise) to get something into orbit using current techniques, it doesn't matter if it's a rod of balsa wood or a rod of pure unobtanium.  The construction material is close to irrelevant if it's still on the ground.

If you really want to build mass-driver-type weapons, just find rocks already at the top of the gravity well, and drop them.  (Well, move them towards Earth, and then deorbit them; you know what I mean.)  Don't build the rocks down here and then blow your fuel/materials budget lifting them up high enough first.


Couldn't we just make a deal with the bugs and have them send over a few from the Klendathu in the Arachnid Quarantine zone?

/want to know more?
 
2013-03-08 03:02:38 PM  

neversubmit: BeesNuts: neversubmit: Damn 'Red Dawn' adverts.

Have you seen the new one?  I was... kind of shocked that it was entertaining.

It wasn't *GOOD*, but I spent a good portion of that hour 45 smiling.

I meant the article ^^


Today's theme on BeesNuts is "Not reading anything longer than 20 words without resorting to tweets"

So far so good.
 
2013-03-08 03:58:21 PM  

Silverstaff: indarwinsshadow: God knows there were enough "military" shuttle launches in the 00's to account for it.

Citation Needed.

The final Dept. of Defense shuttle mission was STS-53 in December 1992.  There were only 10 DoD missions,

You honestly trying to claim that 20+ years ago the DoD built a "Rods from God" orbital railgun platform in low Earth orbit and have had it sitting up there since the Bush Sr. administration with nobody noticing?


Mua ha hahhah HA
 
2013-03-08 04:10:38 PM  

Hella Fark: ChipNASA: IF you guys don't think we haven't already weaponized (I used that term loosely) space, then you're sorely mistaken.
[www.orbitalvector.com image 300x240]


hypervelocity rod bundles

/in ROD we Trust.


I don't doubt something is up there, but it certainly isn't that.

http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2004-06/rods-god

the rods themselves, made out of tungsten, would be something like 9 tons each... 12 of them on one satellite would greatly exceed our nation's launch capability to LEO. the concept itself doesn't hold much water either, on the re-entry guidance and control side or on the lethality at impact side. the fact that your article links to an EndWar wiki certainly does not help the case that this isn't more than science fiction


If Clive Cussler says it's real, it's real damnit!

/Stalin's Fist FTW
//Thank god for Juan Cabrillo or we'd all be DOOMED
 
2013-03-08 04:12:30 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-08 06:28:46 PM  

Silverstaff: indarwinsshadow: God knows there were enough "military" shuttle launches in the 00's to account for it.

Citation Needed.

The final Dept. of Defense shuttle mission was STS-53 in December 1992.  There were only 10 DoD missions,

You honestly trying to claim that 20+ years ago the DoD built a "Rods from God" orbital railgun platform in low Earth orbit and have had it sitting up there since the Bush Sr. administration with nobody noticing?


Now, why do I picture you sitting in front of your computer looking like this...

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-08 08:07:28 PM  

spentmiles: If you don't have a plan to kill America's enemy's, then you are in the cross fire of those that do


wtf ?

You realise there is a world outside that does not give a rat's ass about America right ?

Seriously (wo)man, get therapy
 
2013-03-08 11:04:42 PM  
Does anyone have the odds on who we go to war with next?
 
2013-03-08 11:27:47 PM  
what happens if the mice start peace talks
 
2013-03-08 11:52:53 PM  

youmightberight: Well IF he can get a missle in the air my guess would be he would target alaska, hawaii, or California (for us home interests) The problem is that he would probably just do the smart thing and put a bomb in a shipping container and detonate it a harbor.


We're playing the Shipping Container drinking game, right guys?

*drinks*
 
2013-03-08 11:56:32 PM  

Caffandtranqs: Quantum Apostrophe: ChipNASA: IF you guys don't think we haven't already weaponized (I used that term loosely) space, then you're sorely mistaken.
[www.orbitalvector.com image 300x240]


hypervelocity rod bundles

/in ROD we Trust.

My God, you'll be able to take out entire bicycles for merely billions of dollars, if you can pre-arrange the bicycle's position. Your lovely Cold War propaganda poster aside, of course. Is that hand drawn? It's like a Thomas Kinkade painting, but for space kooks.

But it's true! I saw it in a movie.

[img716.imageshack.us image 300x239]
Uploaded with ImageShack.us


I'm reminded of the immortal words of Socrates.
 
2013-03-08 11:57:58 PM  

Slartibartfaster: spentmiles: If you don't have a plan to kill America's enemy's, then you are in the cross fire of those that do

wtf ?

You realise there is a world outside that does not give a rat's ass about America right ?

Seriously (wo)man, get therapy


marketingforhippies.com
 
2013-03-09 02:33:07 PM  
why don't we just like build McDonald's in Pyonyang?
 
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