Lusiphur: awalkingecho: Farking THIS. Bears repeating, because I'm tired of hearing it too.Thanks for the TF! I'll try to do you proud by immediately getting banned from a TFD thread!
neongoats: MrHappyRotter: Good bye, Golden Age of the United States. Very soon, our lives will be changing forever in ways we can't even begin to comprehend. The wrath of North Korea will never, never be forgotten. Sure, some of us will survive and adapt to a world that would be unrecognizable to us, but it will be just that, survival. I only hope I'm one of the lucky ones that dies in the immediate aftermath and not one of the ones who will suffer under North Korean supremacy. I for one will be spending my last remaining hours of this life making the best of what's left. The cats and I live like we've never lived before. I'll probably even stop reading Fark for a few minutes and stick my head outside long enough to enjoy the fresh, crisp cool air. And then, I'll cry myself to sleep.Some Best Korean nerd is skimming this thread and is going to use that verbatim in the next KCNA news broadcast as evidence of our growing despair.
Spanky_McFarksalot: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 638x448]considering their maps have straight lines on a plant thats round, even if they do launch they'll probably hit Antarctica.
GAT_00: I saw some article speculating this is all trying to stop a coup from happening, but I don't understand how this would stop a coup either.
scottydoesntknow: And they'll use footage from Fallout: New Vegas for it!
Lusiphur: doglover: But anyone who's taken high school physics will remember that race car tires are smooth for maximum friction. Once the smooth rubber starts to melt, the coefficient is higher than any possible tread pattern and so they just focus on maximizing surface area.And anyone who knows anything about cars knows that all but the most purpose-built ultra-high-performance tires (like drag slicks, and some racing slicks) have treads. This is because treads, while technically diminishing the contact patch, serve many other important factors. Like controlling contact geometry. That is, when the tire is placed under stress (such as in high-speed cornering), the rubber deforms in a very specific and planned manner. Or evacuating water and debris, if there is a possibility of either, from underneath the tire.In fact, most high performance tires have treads. The tire is significantly smoother than any standard tire, but will have several directionally-biased channels.Or in other words, check your facts before correcting people! (says the slightly out of shape, NYC-living Jew with a race car).Infernalist: This is a very valid point. And yet, if it's so logical as all that, why haven't the Chinese already moved in to modernize NK and simply lay claim to the vast majority of those RREs? They already buy most of NK's mineral exports BELOW COST of extraction..Because if they simply tried to take over, South Korea would have a shiat fit, and that would drag the US into it, and we'd have WW3 on our hands. If, instead, they wait for a plausible excuse (like preemptive military action by NK), they get to take over AND look like heroes.Or, possibly, because the Chinese are not nearly as diabolical and convoluted as I am. I should have been a bond villain. If only I had studied more in college.
awalkingecho: scottydoesntknow: And they'll use footage from Fallout: New Vegas for it!I think it would be better if they used footage of the destruction of Megaton in FO3. Makes US look like we were already as ramshackle and cobble-nailed as they are already indoctrinated to believe we are.
Hack Patooey: Well, farkhttp://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/closure-opens-up-korean-te n sionsreal-and-clear-danger-from-pyongyang-says-us-defence-secretary-ch uck-hagel-of-north-korea/story-e6frg6so-1226612387112
scottydoesntknow: awalkingecho: scottydoesntknow: And they'll use footage from Fallout: New Vegas for it!I think it would be better if they used footage of the destruction of Megaton in FO3. Makes US look like we were already as ramshackle and cobble-nailed as they are already indoctrinated to believe we are.I like that. Then we send them a video of Liberty Prime wrecking their shiat. And we render it to actually be him in Pyongyang and Un running away like he's on a treadmill.
Mr. Shabooboo: As someone who is listening for any interesting HF military traffic..I'm getting a kick out of thatreference...
Epicanis: Spanky_McFarksalot: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 638x448]considering their maps have straight lines on a plant thats round, even if they do launch they'll probably hit Antarctica.Not to poop the party, but that's how Mercator projections are supposed to work...
GAT_00: Infernalist: I used to think that he was doing this strictly to shore up support among the ruling military class. Now...Now I have no clue what that lil bastard is up to.He can't be serious. We all know he can't hit the U.S. How can this possibly end, except in humiliation for NK?It's like..He's playing poker and going all-in with a handful of junk cards and we've seen them and he's still insisting that he's got a Royal Straight Full House Flush.Yeah, this has gone long past just saber rattling for negotiating, unless he thinks that as long as he keeps upping the ante that eventually the UN restrictions will be eased. That isn't going to happen. What's more, he's Western educated in Switzerland, he knows that he's totally outmatched.None of this makes sense.
Infernalist: NK depends on China for basic survival. They feed them a supply of food and energy to keep the country afloat. They do so for a reason and it's not altruism.
Infernalist: You see, America has no worries about a formidable enemy sitting on its borders. It has two oceans and two proxy nations to secure itself against invasion. China is larger than the U.S. and 'has' no such protection other than their sea between themselves and Japan and 'that' body of water clearly is no barrier to invasion.
Infernalist: Heraclitus: I have a question.How close to Japan would you have to get to EMP them into the 19th Century?Really close range. Like...Directly over a city. EMPs are powerful but very short-range.
Lusiphur: It keeps US troops in SK from advancing by land into mainland China, but that would never have been a remotely intelligent military operation either. Not in the last 50 years, anyway.
destrip: Infernalist: Heraclitus: I have a question.How close to Japan would you have to get to EMP them into the 19th Century?Really close range. Like...Directly over a city. EMPs are powerful but very short-range.Not really. Starfish Prime, a 1.4 megaton EMP test in 1962 over the Pacific Ocean, caused havoc almost 900 miles away:"The Starfish Prime electromagnetic pulse also made those effects known to the public by causing electrical damage in Hawaii, about 1,445 kilometres (898 mi) away from the detonation point, knocking out about 300 streetlights, setting off numerous burglar alarms and damaging a telephone company microwave link." (from teh wikis)Granted, Best Korea is a long way from creating a bomb in the megaton range, but EMP is a definite threat, especially with all the solid-state stuff we have now (remember, in 1962, most electronics still used much more EMP-resistant electron-tube technology.)
Tellingthem: knocking out about 300 streetlights,
awalkingecho: Tellingthem: knocking out about 300 streetlights,No wonder so many UFO sightings have been made near nuclear facilities. They're probing for a way to exact revenge.
mitEj: I think I figured it out.He totally lost his shiat around the same time Twinkies were threatened.Never fark with a fat kids snacks if he has an army and a nuke.It all makes so much sense.
Igor Jakovsky: If I had any shop skills I would put Un's head on Joffrey's who is siiting on the iron throne.Crazy kid sitting in a tenuous position of power, while those who are more powerful surround him with designs on said throne.
Lusiphur: That's the point: this is outdated thinking. It doesn't make ANY strategic sense whatsoever
awalkingecho: What's everyone make of this?
Lusiphur: In fact, I'm a little bit shocked that China hasn't already done that. They really need to pay me a lot of money to go over and consult./I take payment in US dollars, rare-earth minerals, and Chinese women
scottydoesntknow: So if he's supposed to be the supreme leader, why does he need "final approval"?
SubBass49: Lusiphur: In fact, I'm a little bit shocked that China hasn't already done that. They really need to pay me a lot of money to go over and consult./I take payment in US dollars, rare-earth minerals, and Chinese women"Can I be first?"
Amos Quito: One three decent high-altitude EMP's over the US - East, West, Center, and we're farked.
doglover: If he said the car wasn't supposed to have tread, I believe him because he's raced one.
Omahawg: besides....do you people know any koreans?they drink like fish! worse than me even!maybe he's just drunk and feeling macho.he'll wake up in the morning hungover and apologize
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: This seemed relevant at the time.
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