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ukimalefu want, but shouldn't, may anyway
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I've heard about pay to win but come on. Is that real? is there no shame anymore?
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ukimalefu posted:
I've heard about pay to win but come on. Is that real? is there no shame anymore?

Well, of course not.
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ukimalefu posted:
I've heard about pay to win but come on. Is that real? is there no shame anymore?


It's NBA 2016, and yes, it's real.

Supposedly it's not quite so bad because it costs a ton of virtual currency to buy a win, but it still feels slimy to me.
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what's the point of it? what possible enjoyment could it bring?
This would be highly amusing if true. I'm hoping Chikie or Geesie can offer some insight.

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Kirk posted:
This would be highly amusing if true. I'm hoping Chikie or Geesie can offer some insight.

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The volcano they cite is located on the NK-China border, "just" (as the Mirror puts it) 70 miles from the North Korean test site.

While this Soviet bomb was reported to have had significant human-level effects at 100 km (62 miles) away, even the largest thermonuclear device ever detonated--estimated to be about 50 MT--would hardly have any significance to a volcano at a similar distance.

AND, of course, the North Koreans are maybe a decade away from any device even approaching that scale, considering that most nuclear experts estimated that the NK most recent supposed hydrogen bomb test was about 5 KT, but even a mostly failed thermonuclear device should have been closer to 100 KT.
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The only winning move is not to play
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this one's for malkin:

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http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Helcaraxë


ha, nice reference
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Kirk posted:
This would be highly amusing if true. I'm hoping Chikie or Geesie can offer some insight.

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The volcano they cite is located on the NK-China border, "just" (as the Mirror puts it) 70 miles from the North Korean test site.

While this Soviet bomb was reported to have had significant human-level effects at 100 km (62 miles) away, even the largest thermonuclear device ever detonated--estimated to be about 50 MT--would hardly have any significance to a volcano at a similar distance.

AND, of course, the North Koreans are maybe a decade away from any device even approaching that scale, considering that most nuclear experts estimated that the NK most recent supposed hydrogen bomb test was about 5 KT, but even a mostly failed thermonuclear device should have been closer to 100 KT.

Dude, read the link. The article has geologists worried about the shaking destabilizing the magma chamber sufficiently to allow magma to move upward precipitously. A magma chamber pressurized at the critical point (which would be typical for self-organizing systems like this) might not need as much of a push as you think. Though maybe its just hype. Hence my request for some expert opinions.
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DEyncourt posted:
Kirk posted:
This would be highly amusing if true. I'm hoping Chikie or Geesie can offer some insight.

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The volcano they cite is located on the NK-China border, "just" (as the Mirror puts it) 70 miles from the North Korean test site.

While this Soviet bomb was reported to have had significant human-level effects at 100 km (62 miles) away, even the largest thermonuclear device ever detonated--estimated to be about 50 MT--would hardly have any significance to a volcano at a similar distance.

AND, of course, the North Koreans are maybe a decade away from any device even approaching that scale, considering that most nuclear experts estimated that the NK most recent supposed hydrogen bomb test was about 5 KT, but even a mostly failed thermonuclear device should have been closer to 100 KT.

Dude, read the link. The article has geologists worried about the shaking destabilizing the magma chamber sufficiently to allow magma to move upward precipitously. A magma chamber pressurized at the critical point (which would be typical for self-organizing systems like this) might not need as much of a push as you think. Though maybe its just hype. Hence my request for some expert opinions.

And, hence, my assessment.

A 50 MT bomb could give a person 70 miles away a bad sunburn according to an actual historic incident.

Even if the North Koreans do manage to produce a fully successful thermonuclear detonation in their next test, it would likely be in the 1.5 MT range, an order of magnitude less than that largest ever test.

Someone standing on volcano in question wouldn't experience a detectable sunburn at that range with such a detonation.

Perhaps if the North Koreans were to detonate their test INSIDE that volcano, and even then there only MIGHT be some effects.

There is that basic problem that we humans do like to exaggerate the effects of our toys when compared to catastrophic events. For example, take the 2004 Indian Ocean quake and tsunami. By one simplistic measure the initial shock generated by the quake was estimated to have been about 26 MT, so seemingly only half of that 50 MT of the Tsar Bomba. But when the attempt is made to estimate the total amount of energy required by everything that happened during that quake--shifting the land by about 15 meters sideways AND around 5 meters upward for about 1600 kilometers along the fault AND pushing up the water on top of that by that 5 meters to create those tsunamis--this was more in the range of 10 teratonnes of TNT, so around 200,000 times more energy generated by that largest ever thermonuclear device.

Or how about a more comparable example: the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens. One estimate was that there was about 24 MT of energy released in that event. Perhaps with a sizable thermonuclear detonation at the base of the collapse we "might" (in quotes because that placement would have required too much knowledge that we have now ONLY through hindsight) have precipitated that eruption, but a 1.5 MT detonation that is 70 miles away? It would be difficult at best to clearly link the collapse of Mt. St. Helens to such a distant event.
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tl;dr: possible but highly unlikely
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TOS posted:
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Wonderful example of a Christie suspension prototype in trials. Christie offered the suspension design to the US army first. They declined. So he sold it to the Soviets. That is the suspension used on the Soviet T-34 tank.


that looks like the soviet bt tank ... the one that was super fast but had as armour as a jock strap

True, but that clip is from the trials for the tank.
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such fierce animals!

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Come on. You just know that moments after this video was taken, that dog mauled an entire kindergarten class.
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will the tragedy never end?
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is a fly in her hoo-ha web
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user Stupid cockwomble
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Long time to hold her face like that. Exposures were measured in minutes.
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despite her mothers warnings, it froze like that
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Long time to hold her face like that. Exposures were measured in minutes.


Something something Ryan Bundy something something.
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Apparently that was her fetish...
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At what temp does glitz melt?
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At what temp does glitz melt?

Or silicone, more importantly.
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Have you looked up Kirk yet?
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maurvir posted:
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Ugh, yeah.
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What is that?
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What is that?


The reason you don't buy cheap crap on eBay.
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