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Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT
I'm utterly fascinated by the atomic age, and especially being a soldier from Nevada, I'm just a little bummed I will never experience a nuclear blast firsthand.

Unlike the guys in the Desert Rock Exercises.







And a somewhat misleading title, but great soundtrack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz9g_rl2JnU

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Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT

Mustang posted:

My grandpa took part in those, in his early 60's he was diagnosed with cancer and at 64 the treatment killed him. He died in 1992. He always wondered if his cancer was a result of being involved in those tests.

I'm really sorry to hear that. I guess I should say that if we had nice safe viewing conditions, I'd love to witness one. My mom's a two time breast cancer survivor and cancer is a bitch.

And there's a fuckload of :stare: when you see poo poo like this on the summary of the tests:

Wikipedia posted:

During shot "Wasp", ground forces took part in Exercise Desert Rock VI which included an armored task force "Razor" moving to within 900 meters of ground zero, under the still-forming mushroom cloud.

bradass87 posted:

when I was a kid I used to be convinced it was the smoke trails of birds who got cooked midflight

I was pretty a imaginative kid

I used to think the ionizing radiation was so great that it caused lightning strikes, knowing only that lightning had something to do with ions and so did radiation.

I got beat up a lot in middle school.

Wasabi the J fucked around with this message at 00:35 on Mar 11, 2013

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT

grover posted:

Here are 5 men (6, counting the cameraman) standing directly beneath a nuclear detonation to demonstrate how safe nuclear anti-aircraft missiles are, and how it's OK that they'd be exploded over US soil to shoot down soviet bombers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlE1BdOAfVc

All I can think of when they all flinched at the flash and the bang:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qBV4aAPVHk

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT

bradass87 posted:

J.K. Simmons best line in that game by far

"I'm gonna be honest with you here, we're just throwing science at the wall and seeing what sticks!"

I loving lost it

I like to believe that JK Simmons actually acts like Cave Johnson every day of his life.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad posted:

Like the Windscale Pile 1 fire!


it also features classic British understatement

Holy gently caress what a time to be alive.

quote:

This energy, if allowed to accumulate, could escape spontaneously in a powerful rush of heat. Once commissioned and settled into operations, Windscale Pile 2 experienced a mysterious rise in core temperature, and this was attributed to a sudden Wigner energy release. This worried British scientists, so a means of safely releasing the stored energy was sought. The only viable solution was an annealing process, in which the graphite core was heated to 250C by the nuclear fuel to allow the displaced carbon atoms to slip back into place in crystalline structure, gradually releasing their stored energy as heat, and causing a uniform release which spread throughout the core.

"Guys, this things gonna catch on fire if we don't set in on fire."

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT

rockamiclikeavandal posted:

Haha I never thought of that. I love picturing some officer show up and say "Hey jundi, go run up and toss this charge on that tank." All he gets is an eye roll and "yeah alla ackbar sir".

Sounds like a Terminal Lance strip. From what I noticed about military members from other countries, apparently there's a kind of E4 mafia equivalent everywhere.

e: I remember now that Insha'Allah gets used as "Whatever," sometimes. A great example of this was the story of a young Iraqi soldier getting his rear end chewed, then he just goes, "Insha'Allah" and shrugged it off.

Wasabi the J fucked around with this message at 02:02 on Mar 12, 2013

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT

Baloogan posted:

The other side just not giving any fucks kinda humanizes them.

They were on our side, sorta. Just not very well.



Is there a reason you wouldn't just do what I'm thinking of doing to get rid of this problem?

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT

Duzzy Funlop posted:

All for the sake of blowing poo poo up more spectacularly. :patriot:

I guess researching a pretty potent form of energy is too not-cool. :colbert:

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT

Godholio posted:

Who is "they?"

Chemical Weapons.
From my limited knowledge of the subject, only a few kinds of chem weapons leave physical marks on the skin.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT

Booblord Zagats posted:

Friend just sent this to me.



Pffft that's nothing. When I got out here as a contractor, introduction to the S2 section on my FOB was "Check out this footage we got of this goat herder..."

Then it turns out the guys operating the camera were initially watching some diggers on the road, saw some extra activity, panned over to a guy loving a goat. I'm not sure if they ever went back to the diggers or not.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT

iyaayas01 posted:

Well, unless that general from the "bomb the dude giving another dude a blowjob" story in the O_o thread is watching the feed, in which case the goat fucker will get a a hellfire for his heinous crime against the one true Lord.

That story just makes me shudder with the probable war crime.

Regarding my story, I do remember hearing vaguely that the guys in charge of monitoring got in trouble over it, but the video is legend out here still.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT

The Guardian posted:

What we have learned about Syrian weapons via Brown Moses

I love that they keep using your account name. :allears:

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT

HOLY poo poo, second to end on the far right, I saw her around Ft. Gordon in AIT. She had ear gills; whenever people talk about the Innsmouth look, I imagined her.

I'm not joking, she had cartilage that went from the top of the ear, down to her shoulders, and terrible slouching posture.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT

Casimir Radon posted:

I'm having a hard time imagining what that even looks like.

Like, a ridge of cartilage/skin behind the ears that runs vaguely along the line down her hairline; it protruded enough that it was very noticeable from a distance, and it reversed the normal front view of "head is bigger than neck".

She looked like a Klingon hosed a fish, so the gills took on the ridges texture on her neck.

I really feel lovely being so fixated on her looks, but she was really otherworldly looking.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

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hailthefish posted:

Sounds like a webbed neck, which is seen in a few congenital diseases and is also occasionally a sign of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

That's gotta be what it was. Definitely the same look. To boot, her hair went up to the web's edge on one side, but not the other, so it was highlighted.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT

Brown Moses posted:

This seems to be a good way to deal with snipers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1zBOb3D9x8

Wouldn't he likely be bleeding internally pretty badly from that blast? Like, he'd act normally until the hemorrhaging begins.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT
I can't believe how loving hard I laughed at the attackers "hand and arm signal" when he runs back to his buddies.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT

Veins McGee posted:


Additionally, the coax machine gun is limited to the elevation/traverse limitations of the main gun. The guy that blew up that tank looks like he came from beneath the depression limits of the main gun.

I wonder what a defensive "blind shot" would do if you saw that guy and shot a round in his direction.

I know tanks are loud as gently caress, I could only imagine that the effect from the front would be described as "debilitating".

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT

Godholio posted:

If you don't order the Bobby at Capriotti's in Vegas, you're doing Red Flag wrong. Be forewarned, the large is a 20" sandwich.

Vegas resident here: You should really make sure that unless you just loving love mayo, order it without or EZ on the mayo.

Because mayonnaise is loving gross.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

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EVA BRAUN BLOWJOBS posted:

Had to look up The Bobbie. It sounds good up until the mayo part. Who the gently caress wants mayo on what is basically Thanksgiving dinner?

'Mericans.

"THIS ISN'T loving FATTY ENOUGH."

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

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Bolow posted:

I had to do that poo poo in MCT because during the FEX at the end our MG had a broken bolt carrier so the guy I was sharing a hole with was screaming BANG BANG BANG in his thick rear end South Jersey accent at one dude with an M16 and a smoke grenade.

I hate that poo poo so much. God forbid we loving practice a weapon malfunctioning in combat, or something.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT

MA-Horus posted:

I had to do this for an entire defensive ex when my C9(M249) basically broke and was NS for the next week.

I had to shout "BRAAAAAP! BRAAAAAAAAAP! BRAAAAAP!" and would get yelled at when my BRAAAAP was too long, as I was not doing a proper burst.

:canada:

I didn't realize this was an international phenomenon.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT

Val Kilmer on the left should probably start sticking to light beer.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT
Seconding the piss look.



quote:

OSS 1st Lieutenant George Musulin behind enemy lines in German-occupied Serbia, as Chetnik, during his first mission on November 1943. His second mission was Halyard

Height and weight standards be damned.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

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Godholio posted:

Holy gently caress those sabers are long. Especially on that dude next to the end on the right.

His is just as big as dude on the left's. They're for swinging down from the tops of horses; they kinda needed to be long.

Saw this in the ad spaceon my Facebook under an ad to get a Counter-Terrorism degree.

Wasabi the J fucked around with this message at 19:14 on Apr 17, 2013

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT

This needs to be an av

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT
I think he's a great GiP mascot; a version of "The Other Guys" for us.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT

God I want to yell at that guy pointing his weapon at me (camera)

And that cat-ouflage is awesome :colbert: It's at least something that you could put around a corner in an urban environment and a bad guy wouldn't notice at first glance.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT

Booblord Zagats posted:



No idea what the story is. It's definitely Coronado Island in the late 70s/early 80s

Early depiction of contractor v. military life in forward operating areas.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT

iyaayas01 posted:

TURN--THE HEAT--OFF

....on?

Pretty much the transcript of the whole vid.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT

EVA BRAUN BLOWJOBS posted:

What purpose do E9s serve?

Telling you that Vibrams aren't allowed.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT

Frosted Flake posted:

Can't they just strap a gunpod and a couple of hellfires on a V-22 and call it a day?

Uh... where?

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT

Booblord Zagats posted:

Get it's rear end kicked reliably by fighters from the previous generation while being gorgeous as gently caress?

Until gunpods and Top Gun.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT
I want nothing more that would add to the awkward awesome that is the Osprey.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT

Rude. posted:

When could landing a cobra next to a convoy (probably a hot area) possibly be a good idea?

When it was heading to that area anyway, so they threw some supplies on it? I'm just guessing, based on the small stack of poo poo next to it on the left of the pic.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT

holocaust bloopers posted:

:nms:

Mil-contracted 747 crash from yesterday. It's pretty goddamn grim.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo51Be2jL8c

Just what I needed to see right before I book my R&R flight from LNK. :smithicide:

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

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OBi posted:

I can almost feel the hate flowing towards the camera taking the picture and by extension me, the viewer.

Someone in the back could easily have flipped off the camera and no one could tell.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT

EVA BRAUN BLOWJOBS posted:

What's on the hardpoint of the Harrier's right wing, next to the external fuel tank?

And the munition looks to be like a Skipper

I'm sure iyaayas will come in and knowledge bomb us. Again.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

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Godholio posted:

Note the lack of PDS antennae. Eat a dick, HDI.

This and this is what happens to me when you fuckers get too goddamn AWACS geeky.

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Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT
I honestly thought of a Hot Dick Injection, due to years of latent homoerotic tendencies cultivated by the military.

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