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(Daily Express)   We're almost there fellow end of the world types: Doomsday Clock 2021 annouces the world is '100 seconds to midnight' and the Earth is on the brink of disaster (possible nsfw content on page)   (express.co.uk) divider line
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2021-01-27 2:12:22 PM  
Barry McGuire - Eve Of Destruction (1965)
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2021-01-27 2:20:07 PM  
Ah yes, the highly scientific Doomsday Clock
 
2021-01-27 2:40:03 PM  
Always has been.
 
2021-01-27 2:49:58 PM  
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Xai [TotalFark]
2021-01-27 2:51:37 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Always has been.


Always will be.
 
2021-01-27 2:51:45 PM  
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Does this make you horny...?
 
2021-01-27 2:53:16 PM  
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2021-01-27 2:54:00 PM  
Has the doomsday clock ever been more than 5 min from midnight since they invented it?

I feel like they should change it to 4:20 sometime just for shiats and giggles.
 
2021-01-27 2:55:34 PM  
People like to feel invincible like we've conquered nature, and it all just bends to our will. But natural disasters, will always be a possibility. Man made disasters will always be a possibility as long as there are men.
 
2021-01-27 2:56:28 PM  

Mister Buttons: Has the doomsday clock ever been more than 5 min from midnight since they invented it?

I feel like they should change it to 4:20 sometime just for shiats and giggles.


How do they deal with leap year?
 
2021-01-27 2:56:45 PM  
Shocking?
 
2021-01-27 2:57:09 PM  
Up the irons.
 
2021-01-27 2:57:13 PM  
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I feel like I posted this a few months into Trumpy's reign when he was taunting Lil Kim and then they became fascist buddies.
 
2021-01-27 2:57:34 PM  

Mister Buttons: Has the doomsday clock ever been more than 5 min from midnight since they invented it?

I feel like they should change it to 4:20 sometime just for shiats and giggles.


Yes, I think after the fall of the USSR it was set to 17 minutes til midnight.

Still, it has lost the attention of most people nowadays, myself included.
 
2021-01-27 2:57:43 PM  

Mister Buttons: Has the doomsday clock ever been more than 5 min from midnight since they invented it?

I feel like they should change it to 4:20 sometime just for shiats and giggles.


I was going to mention the same thing. It's always been right before midnight and usually they publish the "time" whenever a new president takes over. Same with the middle eastern countries that hate the US. As soon as a new pres gets in they start saying crap about us.
 
2021-01-27 2:57:55 PM  
This thing had lost its impact, if it ever had any.
 
2021-01-27 2:58:51 PM  
The world will be just fine without us.
 
2021-01-27 3:00:56 PM  

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He approved of it 20 seconds ago.

Also, has anybody else ever considered the fact that by the end of "Two Minutes to Midnight" it would really be 12:04 am? Yeah, that's a long song that can be summed up in two words - "war bad". Wow, what a principled and controversial stance. Way to go, guys.
 
2021-01-27 3:01:58 PM  
These idiots are useless and need to fark off
 
2021-01-27 3:02:10 PM  

NateAsbestos: Ah yes, the highly scientific Doomsday Clock


whoever said "even a broken clock is right twice a day" never saw The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
 
2021-01-27 3:02:46 PM  

Mister Buttons: Has the doomsday clock ever been more than 5 min from midnight since they invented it?


TFA says it was for most of the '90s-'10s.  It went to three minutes in 1984 as Reagan upped the Cold War rhetoric, possibly including fears over the response to the Soviet shoot-down of KAL 007, then back to 6 minutes in '88, presumably once Reagan was on his way out of office.  The longest was 1991, 17 minutes, presumably coincident with the breakup of the USSR and the presumed end of the Cold War.  It never went below 5 minutes until 2015-16, when it went to three minutes.  Possibly Russian annexation of Crimea had something to do with that one, along with North Korean development of ballistic missiles and general saber-rattling.
 
2021-01-27 3:04:41 PM  

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Does this make you horny...?


Now that you mention it ... YES
 
2021-01-27 3:05:21 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: The world will be just fine without us.


This.  All this BS is not about the world ending it's about humanity farking up a really good thing for the chance to be big dummies.  Make no mistake, the earth will endure and will not give AF that you did not.
 
2021-01-27 3:05:29 PM  

40 degree day: This thing had lost its impact, if it ever had any.


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2021-01-27 3:05:40 PM  
Push the damn button already and get it over with!


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2021-01-27 3:06:00 PM  
The Earth will survive until Sol goes red giant in a few minutes (Universal time) or Jesus in Heaven is forced from retirement and has to GBTW.

Humans, however, might see something similar to a Toba catastrophe.
 
2021-01-27 3:06:41 PM  
Meh.
Big flash of light, wake up far away.
 
2021-01-27 3:07:23 PM  
Megadeth - Symphony of Destruction (Studio Version)
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2021-01-27 3:07:27 PM  
On the brink of disaster?  Aren't we already past the brink?  How many dead people does it take to make a disaster?
 
2021-01-27 3:07:45 PM  

Mister Buttons: Has the doomsday clock ever been more than 5 min from midnight since they invented it?

I feel like they should change it to 4:20 sometime just for shiats and giggles.


After the Cold War ended.

The Cold War was the whole reason for the clock's existence. That was something everyone was was very aware of 60 years ago. Then we regained some of our sanity and the Cold War ended.

So they started thinking about other problems besides nukes. Gotta keep the panic alive.
 
2021-01-27 3:08:31 PM  

1funguy: Meh.
Big flash of light, wake up far away.


Sounds like me any morning I forget to close the curtains and run out of coffee
 
2021-01-27 3:08:42 PM  

edmo: Mister Buttons: Has the doomsday clock ever been more than 5 min from midnight since they invented it?

I feel like they should change it to 4:20 sometime just for shiats and giggles.

After the Cold War ended.

The Cold War was the whole reason for the clock's existence. That was something everyone was was very aware of 60 years ago. Then we regained some of our sanity and the Cold War ended.

So they started thinking about other problems besides nukes. Gotta keep the panic alive.


I'm certainly glad all the nukes are gone and we don't have to worry about that one any more.
 
2021-01-27 3:09:04 PM  

Minor Catastrophe: The Earth will survive until Sol goes red giant in a few minutes (Universal time) or Jesus in Heaven is forced from retirement and has to GBTW.

Humans, however, might see something similar to a Toba catastrophe.


Move over dodo and uncountable millions of other species which have risen and fallen over the years.

Or perhaps American exceptionalism will save us?
 
2021-01-27 3:09:21 PM  

geekbikerskum: Mister Buttons: Has the doomsday clock ever been more than 5 min from midnight since they invented it?

TFA says it was for most of the '90s-'10s.  It went to three minutes in 1984 as Reagan upped the Cold War rhetoric, possibly including fears over the response to the Soviet shoot-down of KAL 007, then back to 6 minutes in '88, presumably once Reagan was on his way out of office.  The longest was 1991, 17 minutes, presumably coincident with the breakup of the USSR and the presumed end of the Cold War.  It never went below 5 minutes until 2015-16, when it went to three minutes.  Possibly Russian annexation of Crimea had something to do with that one, along with North Korean development of ballistic missiles and general saber-rattling.


is that midnight GMT? Because we could all move to the West Coast and buy extra time.
 
2021-01-27 3:09:47 PM  

NateAsbestos: Ah yes, the highly scientific Doomsday Clock


It's an atomic clock, nothing is more accurate.
 
2021-01-27 3:11:11 PM  
Nonprofit Organization clamors for attention and donations. Real headline-worthy subject matter here.

These guys give Kim Jong Un a run for his money in the "Look at us or it's nuclear armageddon!" competition.

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2021-01-27 3:12:51 PM  
Good, now maybe those website cookies will go away.
Farking icehole site.
 
2021-01-27 3:12:57 PM  
People in this thread need to maybe actually do some research:
https://thebulletin.org/doomsday-cloc​k​/current-time/
 
2021-01-27 3:13:22 PM  
As we know it...


R.E.M. - It's The End Of The World (Official Video)
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Late_Br​o​nze_Age_collapse
 
2021-01-27 3:16:00 PM  

NateAsbestos: Ah yes, the highly scientific Doomsday Clock


Yeah, that's been predicting the end of the world for the last 74 years.

Not that we are not truly farked; it's just that the clock is meaningless at this point.
Actually, meaningless since the day it was created.
 
2021-01-27 3:22:12 PM  
The Doomsday Clock is a joke since it's really just a means to make a partisan point rather than anything remotely scientific.

They moved it closer to midnight because Trump.
They'll move it away because Biden.

/sunrise...sunset
 
2021-01-27 3:30:57 PM  

Mock26: Push the damn button already and get it over with!


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2021-01-27 3:35:12 PM  

Fano: Mock26: Push the damn button already and get it over with!


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I actually deliberated between that and Slim when I was making my post.
 
2021-01-27 3:39:43 PM  
I see that the people who think that the clock is dumb for reasons and think that the problems that we face aren't real have chimed in.

Must be nice to live in a world where islands made of plastic trash and armed extremist groups are actually partisan politics and no big deal.
 
2021-01-27 3:41:18 PM  

Schmerd1948: Mister Buttons: Has the doomsday clock ever been more than 5 min from midnight since they invented it?

I feel like they should change it to 4:20 sometime just for shiats and giggles.

How do they deal with leap year?


With a boot to the head.

/Ti kwan leap year.
//And on for Jenny and the wimp.
 
2021-01-27 3:52:06 PM  
Let's see what it is a year from now since Biden is president and filling his cabinet Middle East Interventionists.
 
2021-01-27 3:58:41 PM  
So...no change.

It's like the old Bullwinkle cartoon newspaper The Frostbite Falls Picayune. The headlines never changed.
 
2021-01-27 4:06:12 PM  

Alebak: I see that the people who think that the clock is dumb for reasons and think that the problems that we face aren't real have chimed in.


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Poor fella
 
2021-01-27 4:07:51 PM  

Ghost Roach: 1funguy: Meh.
Big flash of light, wake up far away.

Sounds like me any morning I forget to close the curtains and run out of coffee


Yes, but you have a 2 hour refractory period.
This sounds like it may be a more permanent arrangement.
 
2021-01-27 4:15:30 PM  
What  formula/algorithm do they use to determine what time it is?
 
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