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Earthquake off Japanese shore, Tsunami hits the Mainland

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  • MugginsMuggins Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    So what's the up-to-date on the whole meltdown stuff

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  • BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Wracists be wracist

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  • GeoMitchGeoMitch Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Veretas wrote: »
    So what's the up-to-date on the whole meltdown stuff

    defcon 1.5

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  • ApollohApolloh Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Veretas wrote: »
    So what's the up-to-date on the whole meltdown stuff

    They've tried flooding the reactor. No result yet it seems.

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  • BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    It does not even seem worth following the nuclear issue with this. Every ten minutes the news reports the opposite of what they said ten minutes ago. Best to know that basically every country has rushed nuclear reactor scientists to the area.

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  • Helpless RockHelpless Rock Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I'm really curious as that that possible meltdown timeline map someone posted. The what if of it all. Me being in California and all. 10 days and 750RAD doesn't sound good, but I don't know if that's even accurate or how much of an effect 750RAD will have.

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2011
    Not enough people died so they are trying hard to make more news out of this even though they don't know shit.

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  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Yeah, the bodycount doesn't seem good, but for a disaster this big?

    Well, under 2,000 people is decent, unless you're one of the ones hit. Benefits of first world disaster response.

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  • PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I'm pretty sure that map is made up.

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  • BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    4 trains and half a city are still missing. Soooooo :(

    Wish there was a direct way to help.

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  • QuestionMarkManQuestionMarkMan Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Jake Adelstein is saying that the yakuza (Sumiyoshikai and Inagawakai) are quietly involved in major post-quake aid.

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  • MugginsMuggins Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    chiasaur11 wrote: »
    Yeah, the bodycount doesn't seem good, but for a disaster this big?

    Well, under 2,000 people is decent, unless you're one of the ones hit. Benefits of first world disaster response.

    Well...proper first world disaster response, anyway.

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  • CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Veretas wrote: »
    chiasaur11 wrote: »
    Yeah, the bodycount doesn't seem good, but for a disaster this big?

    Well, under 2,000 people is decent, unless you're one of the ones hit. Benefits of first world disaster response.

    Well...proper first world disaster response, anyway.

    yyyeeaaaahh

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  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Bush doesn't particularly care for people of African descent

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  • CarnarvonCarnarvon Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    GeoMitch wrote: »
    how many rads are considered bad

    like, how many rads are in a banana
    Radioactive Fallout

    A well-known effect of nuclear warfare is fallout. Exposure to radioactivity in human beings is measured in units called rems—an acronym for "roentgen equivalent in man." The roentgen is a standard measurement of gamma and x-ray radiation, and the expression "equivalent in man" indicates that an adjustment has been made to take into account the differences in the degree of biological damage that is caused by radiation of different types. The effects of radioactive fallout on humans and nature are catastrophic.

    Effects on Humans. Radioactive harm to humans is calculated by the amount of radiation one will accumulate in one week. Doses in thousands of rems, which could be expected throughout a target city, would attack the central nervous system and bring death within a few hours. Doses of around a thousand rems, which would be delivered some tens of miles downwind from the blast, would kill within two weeks everyone exposed to them. Doses of around 500 rems, which be delivered as far as 150 miles downwind, would kill half of all healthy adults.

    At this level of exposure, in the weeks after the bombing, many survivors would begin to notice the appearance of petechiae, small spots caused by hemorrhages, on their skin. These usually signal the onset the critical stage of radiation sickness.

    In the first stage of radiation sickness, the victims usually vomit repeatedly, run a fever, and develop an abnormal thirst. Then, after a few hours or days, there is a deceptively hopeful period of the remission of symptoms, called the latency period, which lasts between one and four weeks. Radiation attacks the reproductive function of cells, and those that reproduce most frequently are therefore the most vulnerable. Among these are the bone-marrow cells, which are responsible for the production of blood cells. During the latency period, the count of white blood cells, which are instrumental in fighting infection, and the count of platelets, which are instrumental in clotting, drop precipitously so that the body is poorly defended against infection and is liable to hemorrhaging. In the third and final stage, which may last for several weeks, the victim's hair may fall out, and he may suffer from diarrhea and may bleed from the intestines, the mouth, or other parts of the body; in the end, he will either recover or die [2:169-172].
    Wikipedia wrote:
    An acute whole-body dose of under 50 rem is typically subclinical and will produce nothing other than blood changes. 50 to 200 rem may cause illness but will rarely be fatal. Doses of 200 to 1000 rem will likely cause serious illness with poor outlook at the upper end of the range. Doses of more than 1000 rems are almost invariably fatal.

    Note, 1rem=1rad.

    Good thing I'm on the east coast, and I've got a bottle of vodka on my desk just in case.

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  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I've got a fast metabolism. I am fucked in case of nuclear fallout

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  • TalkcTalkc Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Wren wrote: »
    I've got a fast metabolism. I am fucked in case of nuclear fallout

    And so when the nuclear winter comes... the fatties shall inherit the Earth.

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    i fully expect bloodsuckers and snorks with hentai tentacles and j-pop anomales that cover one in ganguro makeup if this does go worst case scenario
    but seriously i remain firmly optimistic.

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  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    GeoMitch wrote: »
    how many rads are considered bad

    like, how many rads are in a banana

    9.86 x 10-6 rads in a banana

    3.043 x 10^8 bananas are equivalent to 3000 rads

    I'd like that map's source

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    The layer of human turmoil - looting and scuffles for food or services - that often comes in the wake of disaster seems noticeably absent in Japan.

    “Looting simply does not take place in Japan. I’m not even sure if there’s a word for it that is as clear in its implications as when we hear ‘looting,’" said Gregory Pflugfelder, director of the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture at Columbia University.

    Japanese have “a sense of being first and foremost responsible to the community,” he said.

    To Merry White, an anthropology professor at Boston University who studies Japanese culture , the real question is why looting and disorder exist in American society. She attributes it largely to social alienation and class gaps.

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  • George Fornby GrillGeorge Fornby Grill ...Like Clockwork Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Jake Adelstein is saying that the yakuza (Sumiyoshikai and Inagawakai) are quietly involved in major post-quake aid.

    this owns

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  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    CNN has apparently brought in Bill "Fucking" Nye to be their nuclear expert for you, the common stupid person.

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  • CarnarvonCarnarvon Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    AMP'd wrote: »
    GeoMitch wrote: »
    how many rads are considered bad

    like, how many rads are in a banana

    9.86 x 10-6 rads in a banana

    3.043 x 10^8 bananas are equivalent to 3000 rads

    I'd like that map's source

    http://www.australian-radiation-services.com.au/

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  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Also, these are the top 2 Tweets when you search 'Chernobyl' on Twitter
    Brian Dunning
    Fukushima nuclear plant does NOT have a combustible graphite core like Chernobyl. A total meltdown should flow into underground containment.
    Howie Klein
    Japan nuclear meltdown could prove devastating for Russia, China & Korea. Could be 10 times more serious than Chernobyl

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  • FugitiveFugitive Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Um it looks like a meltdown may have occurred?

    [Edit] Though it sounds like it's contained.

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    countdown to this being used as an argument for not building new reactors in the mid-west

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  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    we don't want nuclear reactors out in middle of our deserts and mountains! we'd prefer them inside our boats and subs, docked in our major ports. thats alright

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    stored in missiles underneath our farmlands

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  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    hey as long as I'm not getting dependable, cheap energy in my home from it I am ok with nuclear energy

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    coal power plants explodes

    everyone in surrounding areas suffers immediate lung problems and unintentional black-face

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  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Granary explodes, everyone in a 10 mile radius dies from poisonous gas

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  • MugginsMuggins Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I will build reactors anywhere I damn well please thank you

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  • HellaJeffHellaJeff FAB FRESH RAIIINBOOWWWWWRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    The Japanese would never make a mistake like the design of Chernobyle

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    rocks fall

    everyone dies

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  • DrIanMalcolmDrIanMalcolm Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Godzilla will save them

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  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Godzilla will save them

    pretty sure this is how godzilla is born

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  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Antimatter wrote: »
    rocks fall

    everyone dies

    brontosaurus avalanche.

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  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Wren wrote: »
    Godzilla will save them

    pretty sure this is how godzilla is born

    So, that's a good thing on the net, right?

    I mean, he's humanity's only effective defense against space aliens.

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  • gtrmpgtrmp Registered User regular
    edited March 2011

    "Following the May 12, 2008 earthquake in China, this terrified giant panda grabs the leg of a policeman."

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  • Darkness MundusDarkness Mundus Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    my god

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