Random Interesting Things

I always thought the character from "London After Midnight ", was the scariest look, as a kid. That one and Nosferatu
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
Since I was a kid I’ve had an unhealthy fascination with nuclear weapons, so every so often I will do some research when they come back into the lime light, with Trump withdrawing troops from Syria I decided to look into what was actually (possibly, because in theory the whereabouts of nuclear weapons are a closely guarded secret)
What would be in Turkey, giggling moosefucker posted a meme (no link of course) about what could possibly be in Turkey. Turns out that he may be correct to a point, the US is still using aging B61 variable yield thermonuclear “dumb bombs”.
Here’s a brief article I found on them from Los Alamos.
https://www.lanl.gov/science/NSS/issue2_2011/story3full.shtml

Ironically I got there from here https://www.armscontrolwonk.com/archive/204140/b61-mod-12-revisited/
A nonproliferation site, one of the shocking things I knew but never really thought about is that India is be of the only “confirmed” nuclear powers because they were the last to successfully (possibly illegally depending on who you talk to) test an actual nuclear weapon. The US has been relying on physics equations to ensure that our nuclear deterrent is actually going to work.
 
Since I was a kid I’ve had an unhealthy fascination with nuclear weapons, so every so often I will do some research when they come back into the lime light, with Trump withdrawing troops from Syria I decided to look into what was actually (possibly, because in theory the whereabouts of nuclear weapons are a closely guarded secret)
What would be in Turkey, giggling moosefucker posted a meme (no link of course) about what could possibly be in Turkey. Turns out that he may be correct to a point, the US is still using aging B61 variable yield thermonuclear “dumb bombs”.
Here’s a brief article I found on them from Los Alamos.
https://www.lanl.gov/science/NSS/issue2_2011/story3full.shtml

Ironically I got there from here https://www.armscontrolwonk.com/archive/204140/b61-mod-12-revisited/
A nonproliferation site, one of the shocking things I knew but never really thought about is that India is be of the only “confirmed” nuclear powers because they were the last to successfully (possibly illegally depending on who you talk to) test an actual nuclear weapon. The US has been relying on physics equations to ensure that our nuclear deterrent is actually going to work.
If you haven’t already, read the book Command and Control. It’s about the early arms race and how we have no idea about how to secure nukes.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
If you haven’t already, read the book Command and Control. It’s about the early arms race and how we have no idea about how to secure nukes.
I watched a special based on the book. It’s actually kind of frightening how “lax” the security is and how many accidents we have had, there are still “missing” nukes all over the world. There was a point in time that the only thing the soviets had as “security” was a cheep wood door and a lock you could buy at the hardware store.
I also think it’s really shocking that the large majority of weapons we have have never actually been tested as complete systems, so the “physics package” (the actual explosive) hasn’t necessarily been tested with the delivery system or the triggers
 
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