Ever wondered what would happen if a nuke hit your city? Wonder no more! - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Free Your Mind
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-07-2015, 11:00 PM   #1
Blue Crack Addict
 
DaveC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: illegitimi non carborundum
Posts: 17,407
Local Time: 08:58 AM
Ever wondered what would happen if a nuke hit your city? Wonder no more!

NUKEMAP by Alex Wellerstein

This is some frightening shit.

At least if a nuke goes off in downtown Toronto, I'm probably safe at home so long as it's under 5 kilotons or so. At work, I shall become a fine powder of ash. Hooray for avoiding radiation poisoning at least?
__________________

__________________
DaveC is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2015, 02:30 AM   #2
Refugee
 
nbelcik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,454
Local Time: 05:58 AM
I've been on this site before, the Tsar Bomba is the scariest one.


Sent from my iPhone using U2 Interference
__________________

__________________
nbelcik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2015, 03:44 AM   #3
The Male
 
LemonMelon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hollywoo
Posts: 65,805
Local Time: 05:58 AM
It would take a 3 Mt explosive in downtown LA to reach where I live, so that's comforting. 50 Mt in downtown Chicago might reach my in-laws.
__________________


Now.
LemonMelon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2015, 07:07 AM   #4
Galeonbroad
 
Galeongirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Schoo Fishtank
Posts: 70,773
Local Time: 02:58 PM
Pretty mad stuff!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by GraceRyan View Post
And if U2 EVER did Hawkmoon live....and the version from the Lovetown Tour, my uterus would leave my body and fling itself at Bono - for realz.
Don't worry baby, it's gonna be all right. Uncertainty can be a guiding light...
Galeongirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2015, 11:03 AM   #5
45:33
 
cobl04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: East Point to Shaolin
Posts: 55,037
Local Time: 12:58 AM
Crazy. And now you've sent me down a wikipedia rabbit hole.
__________________
cobl04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2015, 12:35 PM   #6
Blue Crack Addict
 
DaveC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: illegitimi non carborundum
Posts: 17,407
Local Time: 08:58 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by cobl04 View Post
Crazy. And now you've sent me down a wikipedia rabbit hole.
Yep, same thing happened to me.

This is a pretty cool video that shows all nuclear explosions, ever, plotted on a map (although it's kind of infuriatingly long). I had no idea that the UK once nuked Australia, although you guys probably deserved it.

__________________
DaveC is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2015, 02:32 PM   #7
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Polish-American Stronghold PA
Posts: 4,144
Local Time: 08:58 AM
I played around with 100t terrorist bomb. Scary.

For high score hit Tokyo with tsar bomba.


Sent from my iPhone using U2 Interference
__________________
Oregoropa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2015, 11:42 PM   #8
Blue Crack Supplier
 
dazzledbylight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: in the sound dancing - w Bono & Edge :D
Posts: 33,002
Local Time: 08:58 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by cobl04 View Post
Crazy. And now you've sent me down a wikipedia rabbit hole.
oh no, cobl!

Well, being in mah early 60's and a Born & Bred Lifelong NYC'r we he-ah in nyc have had a Big Ole "Ground Zero" Sign on our backsides since The Cold War; waaaay before 9-11! So i've seen our circles of destruction charts if a nuke was dropped on The Empire State Building since the 60's
And "thanks a lot" fuckin' Putin for reviving those bad memories a bit
__________________
dazzledbylight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2015, 12:38 AM   #9
Blue Crack Distributor
 
corianderstem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Seattle
Posts: 63,718
Local Time: 05:58 AM
In Hilarious (But Sad) Old Fox News Watching White Man News, my 70 year old dad says he worries about me living in Seattle, because he's pretty sure there'll be nuclear war soon.

But, he then mused, I wouldn't be much safer in my podunk Wisconsin home town because there's a really big power plant there or something. So, you know, totally a target.

I am almost 42 years old, and I struggled really hard not to roll my eyes at my dad like I was 30 years younger.

Re that link Dave posted, though? Thank you, but no.
__________________
corianderstem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2015, 12:59 AM   #10
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Mack_Again's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: definitely Osaka
Posts: 6,620
Local Time: 08:58 AM
Nuclear bombs hit my country twice already so yeah, wut up, people?
__________________
Mack_Again is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2015, 02:38 AM   #11
Refugee
 
nbelcik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,454
Local Time: 05:58 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mack_Again View Post
Nuclear bombs hit my country twice already so yeah, wut up, people?

Yeah, sorry about the war crimes we committed against your country. We should have never used them.


Sent from my iPhone using U2 Interference
__________________
nbelcik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2015, 12:22 PM   #12
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Polish-American Stronghold PA
Posts: 4,144
Local Time: 08:58 AM
The invasion of Japan would have cost the USA a million soldiers and 4 million Japanese. The firebombing of Japanese cities killed far more than the two nukes. The Japanese regime was committed to total warfare using civilians as suicide weapons to slow down GIs

Hiroshima and Nagasaki although killing civilians, saved the lives of many more by shocking the fanatical high command into surrender.


Sent from my iPhone using U2 Interference
__________________
Oregoropa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2015, 12:59 PM   #13
Refugee
 
nbelcik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,454
Local Time: 05:58 AM
Any action where the majority of those killed are civilians are war crimes. And both sides during WWII committed them, even though one side was significantly more evil.

Japan surrendered because the Soviets entered the war. The leadership just simply did not care about civilian casualties, but they did care about obtaining favorable terms of surrender and hoped that the Soviets would help them reach an agreement with the US. But once the Soviets invaded Manchuria, that hope died.


Sent from my iPhone using U2 Interference
__________________
nbelcik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2015, 03:56 PM   #14
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Polish-American Stronghold PA
Posts: 4,144
Local Time: 08:58 AM
Soviets ha.they could roll into manchukoku Kuril Islands and Korea, but lacked the naval logistics to invade the home islands. It was little boy and fat man. That shocked the Japanese system.


Sent from my iPhone using U2 Interference
__________________
Oregoropa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2015, 05:19 PM   #15
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: southwest USA
Posts: 3,302
Local Time: 01:58 PM
The Japanese only committed a couple hundred war crimes during WW2. But just small stuff like raping thousands of women and children, using some of the most brutal torture tactics known to man, eating human flesh, supporting the jewish holocaust, committing an Asian holocaust, siding with Hitler, bombing our homeland, burying people alive, massacring 300,000 civilians in China, abducting women for sex slavery, scientific human experiments including amputations and dissection without amnesia, and killing over 400,000 more Asians with biological warfare. Sometimes you have to do what is necessary to end evil. Millions more would have died if not for the atom bomb.


Sent from my iPhone using U2 Interference
__________________

__________________
bobsaget77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com