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These Atomic Shelters Serve As Housing for Many in Beijing | National Geographic
"Many of the residents are aspiring youth who believe that underground dwelling is just a transitional phase of their life until they gain the financial means for a room with windows and sunlight."
cyberpunk  dystopia  capitalism  photography  photos  poverty  coldwardinosaur 
10 days ago by gominokouhai
On the Risk of an Accidental or Unauthorized Nuclear Detonation | RAND Corporation, 1958
p. 24. "There are two delusional complexes frequently observed in paranoia or paranoid disorders which could bring forth the intent to cause an unauthorized nuclear detonation. One is the desire to seek fame[...] The other complex is the idea of having a special mission in history." 
coldwardinosaur  drumpf  nuclearpower  history  usa 
5 weeks ago by gominokouhai
'London Bridge is down': the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death | The Guardian
"There may be corgis". And all nonessential work will stop for twelve days and the economy will tank. But there'll be a free bank holiday!
news  uk  handwringingLeftyGuardianistasFTW  coldwardinosaur  history 
5 weeks ago by gominokouhai
Beer and the Apocalypse | Restricted Data
And lo, the End of Days is upon us. The maniacs blew it up, goddamn them, goddamn them to hell. Mushroom clouds adorn the blighted horizon, on the roads it is a whiteline nightmare, dogs and cats living together, etc. But take heart! for the beer is probably okay. Although, in a grave threat to capitalism, radioactive fallout could affect its resale value in unpredictable ways.
coldwardinosaur  history  nuclearpower  incrediblyobscurereference 
april 2018 by gominokouhai
Dangerous sound? Listen to what Americans heard in alleged Cuba attacks | KUTV
In the absence of any credible threat, the U.S. diplomatic corps opts to get pissy about a randomly occurring 7kHz tone that probably comes from an air conditioner or something. Announcements that it can be deployed within 45 minutes presumably forthcoming.
news  espionage  usa  coldwardinosaur 
october 2017 by gominokouhai
Bill Perry Is Terrified. Why Aren’t You? | POLITICO Magazine
The wheel turns. "This time there is a world of busy fanatics excited by the prospect of a planet with more [nuclear] bombs—people who have already demonstrated the desire to slaughter many thousands of people in an instant, and are zealously pursuing ever more deadly means to do so."
coldwardinosaur  fuckwits  drumpf  politics  putinonthereich 
january 2017 by gominokouhai
Code Word “Hatefulness”: The Great EBS Scare of 1971 | CONELRAD Adjacent
"The longest five minutes in radio", when the balloon went up, preserved on the youtubes for your listening pleasure.
video  voiceover  history  coldwardinosaur  oops 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
So Long, Mom, I'm Off to Drop the Bomb: A Case Study in Public Usage of an Educational Tool | WMD Junction
"it is clear that the users appreciated the ability to 'nuke their neighbors' [...] Many described using it as 'fun,' which is not a term usually associated with targeting nuclear weapons and evaluating their effects."
dataisbeautiful  internet  maps  coldwardinosaur 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Medical Examiner Says Ex-Kremlin Press Minister Died Of 'Blunt Force' To Head | Radio Free Europe
How odd. Not SMERSH's usual style. No microchip-controlled monkies firing poison darts from quadcopters. Not even one terrifying blank-faced assassin with a single deadly gimmick. No blonde pouting temptress inna mink bolero and little else. Just blunt force trauma to the head and neck. No artistry any more. I don't know what the world's coming to.
news  politics  russia  coldwardinosaur  putinonthereich  espionage 
march 2016 by gominokouhai

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