Archive for August, 2009

So, How Many Nukes do we REALLY Need to Destroy Ourselves?

Posted in Uncategorized on August 29, 2009 by law7355

(by Jesus Diaz, from Gizmodo – here)

Forget about nuclear winter. Humans are resilient. We will survive. So how many nukes will it take to destroy every single human being in the planet, on first blast? Here’s the calculation in graphic form—with a surprising answer:

The first part of the graphic—created by David McCandless—shows how much space is actually used by the entire population. According to the Guardian Datablog and the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, only 12.5% of the planet’s surface is actually occupied by humans. A total of 18,617,500 square kilometers.

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Now, the most powerful active nuclear warhead in the world is the B83, which has a destructive power of two hundred Little Boys, the bomb that destroyed part of Hiroshima. That’s a 14.9-square-kilometer total destruction area. Complete instant tanning, and obliteration of anything in sight. To give you an idea of what this space means, Manhattan is 58.8 square kilometers. Central London is 26 square kilometers.

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Now divide the total number of square kilometers by the destruction radius of the B83 to get the total number of nukes required for instant annihilation. As you can see, we need 123.36 times the amount of nukes available today: 10,227 nukes vs 1,241,166 nukes needed to completely disintegrate every single one of us in a millisecond.

Conclusion: WE NEED MORE NUKES, NOT FEWER. Better die instantly than having to survive nuclear winter and another yet another horrible movie with Mel Gibson playing Mad Max. One that would last for a few hundred years at that. [David McCandless—Thanks David Keyes]

Youth in Revolt – Trailer 1

Posted in Uncategorized on August 25, 2009 by law7355

OK I’ll bite. I still like Cera and this looks kinda charming…

Robot Chicken Star Wars II- “Take your child to work day”

Posted in Uncategorized on August 24, 2009 by law7355
Download now or watch on posterous

Robot Chicken_SW2_small.mp4 (5492 KB)

Obiwan – “These aren’t the ‘droids you’re looking for”
Storm Trooper – “These aren’t the ‘droids we’re looking for”
….
Brat – “Yes they are!!”

Avatar vs Delgo

Posted in Uncategorized on August 22, 2009 by law7355

So does this make “Avatar” actually “Delgo 2”, and “Delgo” the ‘revolutionary game changer’?

since78.briangossett.com

Posted in Uncategorized on August 22, 2009 by law7355

Fantastic mix albums and great cover art from Brian Gosset, each based on a particular city and the running theme of a “heist” soundtrack for that city.

Londontown

Posted in Uncategorized on August 22, 2009 by law7355

Impossible Project at UrbanOutfitters

Posted in Uncategorized on August 22, 2009 by law7355