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(When On Earth)   Much of the photography we collectively associate with nuclear destruction was taken at one test site in Nevada. A test site you can still tour today   (whenonearth.net) divider line 48
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2014-05-13 08:08:59 AM
It's not nearly as exciting as it looks in pictures.
 
2014-05-13 11:38:26 AM
It's never over-crowded. They've got a huge parking lot and it's smooth as glass.
 
2014-05-13 11:39:44 AM
comicattack.net
 
2014-05-13 11:40:14 AM
Don't forget your Pip-Boy.
 
2014-05-13 11:40:31 AM
That looks like something cool to do.  2014 is completely booked however....
 
2014-05-13 11:41:53 AM
I see pictures and sound effects happen. The craters in those images sound like "WUMP".
 
2014-05-13 11:42:35 AM
Hey, no binoculars.
www.ezrabuzzington.com
 
2014-05-13 11:43:01 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-13 11:45:09 AM

Gunny Highway: [comicattack.net image 600x909]


That looks pretty interesting - where's it from?
 
2014-05-13 11:47:34 AM

Arkanaut: Gunny Highway: [comicattack.net image 600x909]

That looks pretty interesting - where's it from?


The Hills Have Eyes (I think)
 
2014-05-13 11:48:12 AM
Too bad there are no pictures or film of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
 
2014-05-13 11:49:00 AM

Arkanaut: Gunny Highway: [comicattack.net image 600x909]

That looks pretty interesting - where's it from?


Inquiring minds want to know. That looks cool.
 
2014-05-13 11:51:18 AM
Or you can visit the National Atomic Testing Museum in Vegas

http://www.nationalatomictestingmuseum.org/
 
2014-05-13 11:51:23 AM

Arkanaut: Gunny Highway: [comicattack.net image 600x909]

That looks pretty interesting - where's it from?


unchellmatt: Arkanaut: Gunny Highway: [comicattack.net image 600x909]

That looks pretty interesting - where's it from?

Inquiring minds want to know. That looks cool.


BPRD 1948.  I am a big fan of the Hellboy world and BPRD represents some amazing story telling.
 
2014-05-13 11:52:19 AM
TFA missed an opportunity by writing "This is a destination which isn't about flashing lights and roaring entertainment" rather than "a different kind of flash", etc.
 
2014-05-13 11:54:11 AM
Is that where they made the old films of a house blowing away and the camera doesn't even shake. What was the camera bolted to?
 
2014-05-13 11:57:25 AM

Snarfangel: It's not nearly as exciting as it looks in pictures.


Not very destructified for all of that nuclear destruction.
 
2014-05-13 11:57:32 AM
Sigh. They had all the fun back then....

/no photography rule? Stupid.
//I mean really. They're not going to bring tourists anywhere NEAR any current projects (precious few that are ongoing). Can't have a picture of yourself at Sedan Crater? Stupid.
///dickheads running the site wanna feel important an' stuff....
 
2014-05-13 11:57:33 AM

shirtsbyeric: Is that where they made the old films of a house blowing away and the camera doesn't even shake. What was the camera bolted to?


Your mom.
 
2014-05-13 11:58:16 AM

shirtsbyeric: Is that where they made the old films of a house blowing away and the camera doesn't even shake. What was the camera bolted to?


A refrigerator.
 
2014-05-13 11:59:24 AM

shirtsbyeric: Is that where they made the old films of a house blowing away and the camera doesn't even shake. What was the camera bolted to?


This one?
 
2014-05-13 12:03:05 PM

Prof. Frink: shirtsbyeric: Is that where they made the old films of a house blowing away and the camera doesn't even shake. What was the camera bolted to?

This one?


That would be Operation Doorstep, which TFA mentions as "the most memorable tests in the public's mind took place topside where mannequins, dummy houses, vehicles, shelters, and other structures were erected to simulate their ability to withstand a detonation."
 
2014-05-13 12:05:47 PM
 
2014-05-13 12:07:16 PM

Matthew Keene: shirtsbyeric: Is that where they made the old films of a house blowing away and the camera doesn't even shake. What was the camera bolted to?

Your mom.


Wow, Fark is getting really lame.
 
2014-05-13 12:11:11 PM
A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945 - by Isao

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLCF7vPanrY
 
2014-05-13 12:24:34 PM
Been there; done that (Trinity Site in NM).
 
2014-05-13 12:24:37 PM

shirtsbyeric: Matthew Keene: shirtsbyeric: Is that where they made the old films of a house blowing away and the camera doesn't even shake. What was the camera bolted to?

Your mom.

Wow, Fark is getting really lame.


Your mom thought so too.
 
2014-05-13 12:38:47 PM

tagkc: Or you can visit the National Atomic Testing Museum in Vegas

http://www.nationalatomictestingmuseum.org/


The Atomic Testing Museum is actually pretty cool. Last time my mom and sister were in town I took them there. Lots of neat stuff on display. I'd recommend skipping the Area 51 Experience, or whatever it's called, but the air conditioned museum is a great way to spend a hot summer afternoon.
 
2014-05-13 01:27:14 PM
A test site you can still tour today

Because any radiation goes airborne. It's like someone standing outside a nuclear plant a few days after plumes of radioactive steam have been released, finding no radiation readings, and declaring it a non-issue.
 
2014-05-13 02:46:35 PM
img.fark.net
"Visit beautiful Ground Zero."
 
2014-05-13 03:21:28 PM

tagkc: Or you can visit the National Atomic Testing Museum in Vegas

http://www.nationalatomictestingmuseum.org/


Do this, it's safer.

/IT IS STILL FARKING RADIOACTIVE WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA
//TOURISTS ARE TOO STUPID TO TAKE REASONABLE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
 
2014-05-13 04:14:33 PM
I was able to visit in 1986 while doing an internship at the Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Naval Academy Midshipman.  It was an awesome tour.

Didn't see any refrigerators, though.
 
2014-05-13 04:59:33 PM

UberDave: That looks like something cool to do.  2014 is completely booked however....


Don't sweat it.  Because they book so far in advance, there are [almost] always no-shows.  US citizens can show up without a reservation and take the empty seats.  Get there around 6am and, when the woman goes in to set up the table, get your name on the list.  Standby is first come, first served so be the first one(s).  That policy could change, tho, so call first to make sure it's still in effect.  They used to want you to fill out paperwork in advance just to get on the standby list.
 
2014-05-13 06:03:59 PM

Snarfangel: It's not nearly as exciting as it looks in pictures.


It's only a model.
 
2014-05-13 06:11:28 PM

jtown: UberDave: That looks like something cool to do.  2014 is completely booked however....

Don't sweat it.  Because they book so far in advance, there are [almost] always no-shows.  US citizens can show up without a reservation and take the empty seats.  Get there around 6am and, when the woman goes in to set up the table, get your name on the list.  Standby is first come, first served so be the first one(s).  That policy could change, tho, so call first to make sure it's still in effect.  They used to want you to fill out paperwork in advance just to get on the standby list.


That's what I was thinking.  Thanks for the info!
 
2014-05-13 06:13:16 PM

dj_spanmaster: Snarfangel: It's not nearly as exciting as it looks in pictures.

It's only a model.


SHHHHHH!
 
2014-05-13 06:28:51 PM
So yeah,  I hope Drew at least got some beer money for G Adventures' ad!
 
2014-05-13 06:35:47 PM

lokis_mentor: So yeah,  I hope Drew at least got some beer money for G Adventures' ad!


I'm going to have to ask you to stop starting sentences with 'so.' So, yeah.
 
2014-05-13 07:00:09 PM

dj_spanmaster: lokis_mentor: So yeah,  I hope Drew at least got some beer money for G Adventures' ad!

I'm going to have to ask you to stop starting sentences with 'so.' So, yeah.


I will not cease the use of so at the start of a sentence. I do realise I should have used it in a more interrogative role.  Example follows:

 - So, did Drew at least recieve some beer money for that ad?

Starting a complete clause with "So", in the subjective sense as an adverb exemplified above, is allowed conversationally as it references the previous submissions in this forum that are clearly advertisements.

So, given that this is a conversational, and not technical writing based forum; does my corrected example meet your grammatic approval, mein Führer?
 
2014-05-13 07:21:19 PM

lokis_mentor: dj_spanmaster: lokis_mentor: So yeah,  I hope Drew at least got some beer money for G Adventures' ad!

I'm going to have to ask you to stop starting sentences with 'so.' So, yeah.

I will not cease the use of so at the start of a sentence. I do realise I should have used it in a more interrogative role.  Example follows:

 - So, did Drew at least recieve some beer money for that ad?

Starting a complete clause with "So", in the subjective sense as an adverb exemplified above, is allowed conversationally as it references the previous submissions in this forum that are clearly advertisements.

So, given that this is a conversational, and not technical writing based forum; does my corrected example meet your grammatic approval, mein Führer?


You didn't really need to respond to him at all, as he did not ask you a question.  He merely stated that he would obligate himself to asking you a question in the future.  While such a statement invites a response, it's not really a question at all, eh?"
 
2014-05-13 07:22:17 PM

jackmalice: lokis_mentor: dj_spanmaster: lokis_mentor: So yeah,  I hope Drew at least got some beer money for G Adventures' ad!

I'm going to have to ask you to stop starting sentences with 'so.' So, yeah.

I will not cease the use of so at the start of a sentence. I do realise I should have used it in a more interrogative role.  Example follows:

 - So, did Drew at least recieve some beer money for that ad?

Starting a complete clause with "So", in the subjective sense as an adverb exemplified above, is allowed conversationally as it references the previous submissions in this forum that are clearly advertisements.

So, given that this is a conversational, and not technical writing based forum; does my corrected example meet your grammatic approval, mein Führer?

You didn't really need to respond to him at all, as he did not ask you a question.  He merely stated that he would obligate himself to asking you a question in the future.  While such a statement invites a response, it's not really a question at all, eh?"


I ended a sentence with an unnecessary quotation mark.
 
2014-05-13 07:33:32 PM

jackmalice: lokis_mentor: dj_spanmaster: lokis_mentor: So yeah,  I hope Drew at least got some beer money for G Adventures' ad!

I'm going to have to ask you to stop starting sentences with 'so.' So, yeah.

I will not cease the use of so at the start of a sentence. I do realise I should have used it in a more interrogative role.  Example follows:

 - So, did Drew at least recieve some beer money for that ad?

Starting a complete clause with "So", in the subjective sense as an adverb exemplified above, is allowed conversationally as it references the previous submissions in this forum that are clearly advertisements.

So, given that this is a conversational, and not technical writing based forum; does my corrected example meet your grammatic approval, mein Führer?

You didn't really need to respond to him at all, as he did not ask you a question.  He merely stated that he would obligate himself to asking you a question in the future.  While such a statement invites a response, it's not really a question at all, eh?"


I know I bit hard, but I had to call him a grammar nazi.
 
2014-05-13 10:00:58 PM

PsiChick: tagkc: Or you can visit the National Atomic Testing Museum in Vegas

http://www.nationalatomictestingmuseum.org/

Do this, it's safer.

/IT IS STILL FARKING RADIOACTIVE WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA
//TOURISTS ARE TOO STUPID TO TAKE REASONABLE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS


I wondered about this when I read that they don't let pregnant women take the tour "because the weather is too harsh".
 
2014-05-13 10:22:26 PM

namegoeshere: PsiChick: tagkc: Or you can visit the National Atomic Testing Museum in Vegas

http://www.nationalatomictestingmuseum.org/

Do this, it's safer.

/IT IS STILL FARKING RADIOACTIVE WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA
//TOURISTS ARE TOO STUPID TO TAKE REASONABLE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

I wondered about this when I read that they don't let pregnant women take the tour "because the weather is too harsh".


In all fairness, it is usually triple digits in that area...but yeah, I love how they point out that people who get carsick shouldn't go because 'the road might be rough'. No, it's because there's radiation. A desert road is about as flat as a normal one 90% of the time.
 
2014-05-13 11:05:04 PM

lokis_mentor: jackmalice: lokis_mentor: dj_spanmaster: lokis_mentor: So yeah,  I hope Drew at least got some beer money for G Adventures' ad!

I'm going to have to ask you to stop starting sentences with 'so.' So, yeah.

I will not cease the use of so at the start of a sentence. I do realise I should have used it in a more interrogative role.  Example follows:

 - So, did Drew at least recieve some beer money for that ad?

Starting a complete clause with "So", in the subjective sense as an adverb exemplified above, is allowed conversationally as it references the previous submissions in this forum that are clearly advertisements.

So, given that this is a conversational, and not technical writing based forum; does my corrected example meet your grammatic approval, mein Führer?

You didn't really need to respond to him at all, as he did not ask you a question.  He merely stated that he would obligate himself to asking you a question in the future.  While such a statement invites a response, it's not really a question at all, eh?"

I know I bit hard, but I had to call him a grammar nazi.


But of course, some things must simply be done.

Hail Hydra.
 
2014-05-13 11:54:04 PM
This tour used to be a -lot- better back in the 90's. It lasted all day, plus it included lunch in the Area 12 chow hall at 1950's prices. Yucca Mountain was on back then, and they had an actual fuel rod assembly from a commercial reactor in one of the EMAD hot cells.

The ban on unauthorized photos is intentional. The bus passes things that they do not want photographed.

Disclamer: I worked there for 32 years. I helped make some of the holes in the photograph.
 
2014-05-14 12:27:14 AM

lokis_mentor: dj_spanmaster: lokis_mentor: So yeah,  I hope Drew at least got some beer money for G Adventures' ad!

I'm going to have to ask you to stop starting sentences with 'so.' So, yeah.

I will not cease the use of so at the start of a sentence. I do realise I should have used it in a more interrogative role.  Example follows:

 - So, did Drew at least recieve some beer money for that ad?

Starting a complete clause with "So", in the subjective sense as an adverb exemplified above, is allowed conversationally as it references the previous submissions in this forum that are clearly advertisements.

So, given that this is a conversational, and not technical writing based forum; does my corrected example meet your grammatic approval, mein Führer?


But it took him seven hours to craft that comment! It was not at all conversational!
 
2014-05-14 09:47:47 AM

WelldeadLink: lokis_mentor: dj_spanmaster: lokis_mentor: So yeah,  I hope Drew at least got some beer money for G Adventures' ad!

I'm going to have to ask you to stop starting sentences with 'so.' So, yeah.

I will not cease the use of so at the start of a sentence. I do realise I should have used it in a more interrogative role.  Example follows:

 - So, did Drew at least recieve some beer money for that ad?

Starting a complete clause with "So", in the subjective sense as an adverb exemplified above, is allowed conversationally as it references the previous submissions in this forum that are clearly advertisements.

So, given that this is a conversational, and not technical writing based forum; does my corrected example meet your grammatic approval, mein Führer?

But it took him seven hours to craft that comment! It was not at all conversational!


Actually, it took until that other thread went green, the one mentioning starting sentences with "so." Then, ending it with "So, yeah" was supposed to be a hot pop culture reference, as well as poking fun at myself.

In other words, Jesus, you guys can really ruin a joke.
 
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