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PBS Offers "Nuclear Blast Mapper"

By Emacs in News
Tue Feb 29, 2000 at 03:03:07 PM EST
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Ever wonder what would happen if they dropped a 1 megaton fission bomb in your neighborhood? Check out the Nuclear Blast Mapper to see how well you will fare.

[editor's note, by rusty] Wanna see how much of the region would be demolished if I ever dropped that little "device" in my basement? :-)


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PBS Offers "Nuclear Blast Mapper" | 8 comments (8 topical, editorial, 0 hidden)
Cool toy. Hope this remains in the ... (4.00 / 1) (#1)
by rusty on Tue Feb 29, 2000 at 02:00:06 PM EST

rusty voted 1 on this story.

Cool toy. Hope this remains in the virtual world though.

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Very cool. I at one time had a plas... (3.50 / 2) (#2)
by driph on Tue Feb 29, 2000 at 03:03:07 PM EST

Driph voted 1 on this story.

Very cool. I at one time had a plastic overlay that showed damage/fallout levels for varying sized detonations.. used it for a speech back in high school... unfortunately, during one move or another I lost it.
Good to see a web version! Lesse how much power I'd need to hit the Las Vegas Strip from here..

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Vegas isn't a liberal stronghold. It's the place where the rich and powerful gamble away their company's pension fund and strangle call girls in their hotel rooms. - Psycho Dave

Re: Very cool. I at one time had a plas... (3.00 / 1) (#3)
by ramses0 on Tue Feb 29, 2000 at 05:33:15 PM EST

This really puts things into perspective. People talk about 1 megaton nuclear devices, 1 kiloton of armament, etc...

Knowing that if you drop a small one of these things on Dallas, that Shreveport LA will get covered with fallout is -scary-

One nuke is too many to drop anywhere :^(=

--Robert
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I took the Panic Quiz (4.50 / 2) (#4)
by Imperator on Tue Feb 29, 2000 at 05:41:24 PM EST

I took the Panic Quiz on the site, supposedly used by some organ of the US government to determine how likely the populace would be to panic in the case of a disaster. I scored an 84, which means I'm unlikely to panic. ("We'll be vaporized in 5 minutes!!!!" "::shrug:: Whatever, just let commit this file first.")

However, it seemed that at least part of the test was based on what resembled an IQ test. Does that mean the makers of the test believed that people of higher intelligence are less likely to panic? Is that indeed the case? I've found that people of low intelligence often don't panic when they should because they simply don't understand that there's a cause for concern.

Re: PBS Offers "Nuclear Blast Mapper" (2.00 / 1) (#5)
by Zer0 on Tue Feb 29, 2000 at 06:21:40 PM EST

Damn US residents only :P. Seriously tho.. i wonder if the blast is big enough to get my house if i dropped it in my back yard :).

To give you an idea of how big my backyard is.. it takes about 2 hours drive to get to the end of it :).

Re: PBS Offers "Nuclear Blast Mapper" (4.00 / 1) (#7)
by Imperator on Tue Feb 29, 2000 at 10:28:54 PM EST

Actually, it has Australia there. And it seems you can edit the URL and select any arbitrary coordinates you want.

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Re: PBS Offers "Nuclear Blast Mapper" (4.00 / 1) (#8)
by Markee on Wed Mar 01, 2000 at 07:35:19 AM EST

To give you an idea of how big my backyard is.. it takes about 2 hours drive to get to the end of it

Yeah... I once had a car like that too...

(Sorry, couldn't resist)

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Saskatoon sucks. (3.50 / 2) (#6)
by Inoshiro on Tue Feb 29, 2000 at 09:54:06 PM EST

Even a dinky little 1 megaton blast centred on my street would wipe out 90% of the city. Time to move to Calgary -- safety in numbers and all that :-)

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