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2022-08-05 6:51:04 AM  
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2022-08-05 8:24:07 AM  
So is there some reason that Christian Slater and Samantha Mathis haven't been called up?
 
2022-08-05 9:27:40 AM  
It had shifted in its casing, so it couldn't be disarmed the usual way, via a special port in the side - alarmingly, the officers instead had to cut into the nuclear weapon. "[It would have been] kind of nerve wracking to drill a hole in a hydrogen bomb," says Meyers. "But they did it. They were prepared to do that."


Meyers may have been a bomb disposal guy but he wasn't at all cleared on weapon design.  Cutting into it would have been nothing to get at the panel described.  On dry land in that same situation, I would have taken a Sawzall to that shiat.

/I've de-miled 2 B28s
//Still have part of the ribbon chute to one.
 
2022-08-05 10:36:30 AM  
Did you check in the couch cushions? I'm always finding sh*t in there.
 
2022-08-05 10:37:35 AM  
Oh, I think after all this time that they've settled in pretty well.
 
2022-08-05 10:41:40 AM  
Isn't this a repeat every year since the late 50's?

Who the hell is getting paid to regurgitate this story as 'news'?
 
2022-08-05 10:42:32 AM  
Have they tried checking the couch cushions?
 
2022-08-05 10:42:40 AM  
I saw one at a yard sale about three years ago. Guy said it was worth at least $25 for scape alone so he was asking $45. No way was l paying that much without inspecting the core. Been burned before
 
2022-08-05 10:43:04 AM  

REDARMYVODKA: Isn't this a repeat every year since the late 50's?

Who the hell is getting paid to regurgitate this story as 'news'?


The oligarchy.  Got to keep the peons scared.
 
2022-08-05 10:43:39 AM  

REDARMYVODKA: Isn't this a repeat every year since the late 50's?

Who the hell is getting paid to regurgitate this story as 'news'?


I blame GenZ
 
2022-08-05 10:43:46 AM  
They're always in the last place you look.
 
2022-08-05 10:44:07 AM  
Who I blame also changes with each generation.
 
2022-08-05 10:44:41 AM  
it was an effort to build this giant claw that could go all the way down to the sea floor, grab the submarine, and bring it back up

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2022-08-05 10:44:47 AM  
Talk about blowing it by losing three nukes.
 
2022-08-05 10:51:00 AM  

Cheron: I saw one at a yard sale about three years ago. Guy said it was worth at least $25 for scape alone so he was asking $45. No way was l paying that much without inspecting the core. Been burned before


It might have pinball machine parts inside
 
2022-08-05 10:52:49 AM  
I'm far more worried about who Russia sold theirs to on the black market...
 
2022-08-05 10:53:04 AM  
So how many have the Russians lost? No one may never know.
 
2022-08-05 10:55:25 AM  

UberDave: It had shifted in its casing, so it couldn't be disarmed the usual way, via a special port in the side - alarmingly, the officers instead had to cut into the nuclear weapon. "[It would have been] kind of nerve wracking to drill a hole in a hydrogen bomb," says Meyers. "But they did it. They were prepared to do that."


Meyers may have been a bomb disposal guy but he wasn't at all cleared on weapon design.  Cutting into it would have been nothing to get at the panel described.  On dry land in that same situation, I would have taken a Sawzall to that shiat.

/I've de-miled 2 B28s
//Still have part of the ribbon chute to one.


This happened in 1966. I doubt that very many bomb disposal experts were drilled on atomic weapons.
 
2022-08-05 11:03:50 AM  
Journalism Protip: Don't write articles based on how you vaguely remember history having happened.


One began on 8 April 1970, when a fire started spreading through the air conditioning system of a Soviet K-8 nuclear-powered submarine while it was diving in the Bay of Biscay - a treacherous stretch of water in the northeast Atlantic Ocean off the coasts of Spain and France, which is notorious for its violent storms and where many vessels have met their end. It had four nuclear torpedoes onboard, and when it promptly sank, it took its radioactive cargo with it.

However, the US soon found out, and decided to mount a secret attempt to retrieve this nuclear prize, "which was really a pretty crazy story in and of itself", says Lewis.

The eccentric American billionaire Howard Hughes, famous for his broad spectrum of activity, including as a pilot and film director, pretended to become interested in deep sea mining. "But in fact, it wasn't deep sea mining, it was an effort to build this giant claw that could go all the way down to the sea floor, grab the submarine, and bring it back up," says Lewis. This was Project Azorian - and unfortunately it didn't work. The submarine broke up as it was being lifted.
 
2022-08-05 11:23:39 AM  

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Dude.
It's what it is called.
Dull sword, bent spear, frikking paper shield.
Whatever you want to call stuff when it happens.

If you don't think the world is a scary place, ask about bent spears.
 
2022-08-05 11:26:14 AM  
We have three that are "lost," right?

One off Tybee Island (so we know where it's at, roughly)
One in a deep mud field in Caroline (so we know where it's at, roughly)
One that rolled off an aircraft carrier, attached to the wing of an A-4, and the pilot still strapped in the seat (so we know where it's at, roughly)

Seems like non-issues. We know where they are at, roughly.
 
2022-08-05 11:28:57 AM  
 
2022-08-05 11:44:02 AM  
Unexploded nuclear bombs??

That's hot.
 
2022-08-05 11:55:59 AM  
Have they checked Nuketown or Megaton?
 
2022-08-05 12:13:49 PM  
I know on extremely close authority that many of USSR nukes were broken down into so-called pocket nukes, 1/2 - 2 megaton yield. Scattered all over. Something like that would take out about 10km ^2. At last count, my source said around 60 of those are known of.
 
2022-08-05 12:56:19 PM  

Schmerd1948: UberDave: It had shifted in its casing, so it couldn't be disarmed the usual way, via a special port in the side - alarmingly, the officers instead had to cut into the nuclear weapon. "[It would have been] kind of nerve wracking to drill a hole in a hydrogen bomb," says Meyers. "But they did it. They were prepared to do that."


Meyers may have been a bomb disposal guy but he wasn't at all cleared on weapon design.  Cutting into it would have been nothing to get at the panel described.  On dry land in that same situation, I would have taken a Sawzall to that shiat.

/I've de-miled 2 B28s
//Still have part of the ribbon chute to one.

This happened in 1966. I doubt that very many bomb disposal experts were drilled on atomic weapons.


What matters is whether this one bomb disposal expert drilled on atomic weapons.
 
2022-08-05 1:54:53 PM  
Not really. They're probably in the ocean corroded up. And they're well past their expiration dates.
 
2022-08-05 7:53:14 PM  
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2022-08-05 9:02:55 PM  
Thank subby! As if the start of the semester next Wednesday, and classroom av systems failing for no particular reason all of a sudden wasn't enough to worry about. Now I have to consider a lost nuke turning up too. This should be an interesting weekend.
 
2022-08-05 9:19:29 PM  

Dadoody: Not really. They're probably in the ocean corroded up. And they're well past their expiration dates.


Yeah, they're probably no longer fusion bombs, merely atomic bombs.
 
2022-08-05 10:53:06 PM  

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I'm definitely more worried about that guy on the right.
 
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