>5 megatons. >Look inside. >Actually 15 megatons

>5 megatons
>Look inside
>Actually 15 megatons
At least we got Godzilla out of it

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    More like: just a joke bro, we totally didn't make a 15MT bombs because it was more interesting.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >This resultant extra fuel (both lithium-6 and lithium-7) contributed greatly to the fusion reactions and neutron production and in this manner greatly increased the device's explosive output. The test used lithium with a high percentage of lithium-7 only because lithium-6 was then scarce and expensive; the later Castle Union test used almost pure lithium-6. Had sufficient lithium-6 been available, the usability of the common lithium-7 might not have been discovered.
      A happy accident indeed

      This thread is now nuke general, post about anything nuclear (fission/fusion, radiological)

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What do you say to people who think nukes are fake? Like that the test footage doesn't make sense, it's all scale models, conventional munitions with doctored test areas, overblown radiological/fake radiological data etc. I think the bigger psyop is that we just failed to keep doing cool shit as a country and people see nukes as some kind of unattainable power.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >What do you say to people who think nukes are fake?
          you call them moronic homosexuals

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I personally think that people only don't believe nukes are fake because they literally cannot comprehend them - they cannot believe (for whatever reason) that mere humans have access to such destructive technology.
          I don't mean comprehend as in understanding thoroughly the science behind them, but just the idea of it sounds almost absurd when you break it down:
          >A metal gets hit by an absurdly small, nigh invisible particle
          >This makes even more absurdly small particles
          >And more and more and more, in a space of time so small that for all normal intents and purposes it is literally instantaneous
          >This makes an explosion so huge that it can wipe out entire cities and evaporate entire islands
          Obviously there's a lot more that goes into it, but it does indeed sound like science fiction (and once upon a time it literally was, H.G Wells predicted them to an extent), but obviously it's not. You can go to the Trinity site yourself with a Geiger counter and measure Trinite, or to an old dried out river bed and measure the amounts of radionuclides in soil before nuclear testing and after nuclear testing. I chalk up people not thinking nuclear weapons are real to a combination of willful ignorance and simple lack of knowledge. The same exact type that think the moon landing was faked, etc

          still feel bad for the jap bote that got in the way tho.

          It was very unfortunate, along with the native islanders and what happened to them.

          shoulda known that if there aren't any other boats in the area besides american military ships and planes, probably not a good place to be. bad comms by american gov to local and neighboring nations

          >When the test was held, the Daigo Fukuryū Maru was catching fish outside the danger zone that the U.S. government had declared in advance. However, the test was more than twice as powerful as predicted, and changes in weather patterns blew nuclear fallout, in the form of a fine ash, outside the danger zone.
          No fault in any form can be placed on those fishermen.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >because they literally cannot comprehend them
            Every day I see hundreds of things I don't understand yet I accept that they work as advertised regardless
            I don't understand how computers work
            I don't understand how to build a house
            I don't understand how plastic is made and shaped
            I don't understand the ecosystem
            I don't understand paper
            I don't even understand fricking lamps and lightbulbs
            But because I'm not moronic I can accept all this shit and more
            The fact that they exclusively pick flashy things like nukes and spaceships to disbelieve when there's so many utterly mundane things they also don't actually understand just shows it's all about the aesthetics of conspiracy to these people.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Aesthetics are a fundamental core to the human experience and emotional reactions. Of course it is. People believe things harder if things that triggers their emotional experiences more, and large events such as nukes and the moon landing stand out. The question isn't whether or not they rely on aesthetics to determine what to believe or not believe, we all do that inherently as a subconscious process, it's a question of to what degree. Why would a person assume there's a conspiracy behind paper as opposed to nukes?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                My point is that nobody legitimately uses comprehension as a barrier to acceptance, or if they did they would be profoundly mentally ill to the point they would quickly be in an institution of some sort. Nobody actually understands everything they interact with on a daily basis.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                > Nobody actually understands everything they interact with on a daily basis.
                At some point the mind relies on "circular reasoning" that's sustained because the whole works applied to the environment (except for schizos).
                It's just arbitrary bs based on group thinking. The don't even care about if they're real or not, it's just an unnamed condition, like a group schizophrenia.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                they don't even care about*

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                My point is that nobody legitimately uses comprehension as a barrier to acceptance, or if they did they would be profoundly mentally ill to the point they would quickly be in an institution of some sort. Nobody actually understands everything they interact with on a daily basis.

                >because they literally cannot comprehend them
                Every day I see hundreds of things I don't understand yet I accept that they work as advertised regardless
                I don't understand how computers work
                I don't understand how to build a house
                I don't understand how plastic is made and shaped
                I don't understand the ecosystem
                I don't understand paper
                I don't even understand fricking lamps and lightbulbs
                But because I'm not moronic I can accept all this shit and more
                The fact that they exclusively pick flashy things like nukes and spaceships to disbelieve when there's so many utterly mundane things they also don't actually understand just shows it's all about the aesthetics of conspiracy to these people.

                I personally think that people only don't believe nukes are fake because they literally cannot comprehend them - they cannot believe (for whatever reason) that mere humans have access to such destructive technology.
                I don't mean comprehend as in understanding thoroughly the science behind them, but just the idea of it sounds almost absurd when you break it down:
                >A metal gets hit by an absurdly small, nigh invisible particle
                >This makes even more absurdly small particles
                >And more and more and more, in a space of time so small that for all normal intents and purposes it is literally instantaneous
                >This makes an explosion so huge that it can wipe out entire cities and evaporate entire islands
                Obviously there's a lot more that goes into it, but it does indeed sound like science fiction (and once upon a time it literally was, H.G Wells predicted them to an extent), but obviously it's not. You can go to the Trinity site yourself with a Geiger counter and measure Trinite, or to an old dried out river bed and measure the amounts of radionuclides in soil before nuclear testing and after nuclear testing. I chalk up people not thinking nuclear weapons are real to a combination of willful ignorance and simple lack of knowledge. The same exact type that think the moon landing was faked, etc
                [...]
                It was very unfortunate, along with the native islanders and what happened to them.
                [...]
                >When the test was held, the Daigo Fukuryū Maru was catching fish outside the danger zone that the U.S. government had declared in advance. However, the test was more than twice as powerful as predicted, and changes in weather patterns blew nuclear fallout, in the form of a fine ash, outside the danger zone.
                No fault in any form can be placed on those fishermen.

                So a thought just occured to me, and stop me if this is too philosophical, but what if we'll be in a situation where someone will have to actually blow a nuke to remind everyone that they do, in fact, exist?
                What I mean is that if people GENUINELY don't believe in nukes, don't they need a hard reality check? (also, when was the last live fire of a nuke from people other than the norks?)

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                We have had explicit things happen in real life and people still think they are faked (moon landing, round planet). They'll just BS the nukes as propaganda. It's also as

                Those people only fit into 3 categories
                >unmedicated mental illness
                >contrarians who will disagree with absolutely anything
                >people just yanking your chain
                There's also overlap between those groups
                The whole "nukes doesn't real" thing was obviously a a ruse cruise (similar to flat earth shit) by the third group to get the first group riled up for laughs and then the second just kind of fell in.
                You saw this as well with: "the entire Ukraine was is fake all footage is from video games"
                I just wonder what the next hilarious obviously fake thing that will dupe the terminally online

                says. I got/get mad at /x/ shit until I stopped and realized it was
                >group does it for laughs
                >New arrivals think it's legit

                >assume
                But.
                But anon.
                What if there is a conspiracy behind paper.

                ((big)) paper, you mean. RETVRN TO TRADITION AND WRITE UPON HIDE PARCHMENT. Our volk are people of blood and soil, not people of the book.

                Someone more ambitious than me could easily bullshit this concept and get a lot of hook-line-and-sinker morons on it. And mind you mods I am being sarcastic.homer-simpson.gif.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >RETVRN TO TRADITION AND WRITE UPON HIDE PARCHMENT
                My people wrote on Papyrus

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Well your "people" were savage Black folk

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Proper schizos will refuse to believe, even if they witness it in person they might think its all an elaborate trick. These are the same people who think school shootings are all just paid actors.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Nta and not a schizo but I believe paid actors were used for Sandy Hook, I don't have the footage but recall some motherfricker joking around and laughing before getting serious for the camera. I don't think that's a typical response for anybody involved in a school shooting.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >assume
                But.
                But anon.
                What if there is a conspiracy behind paper.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                There is. Trees are brown, paper is white. How.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                bleach, lots of it. well, technically oxalic acid, but the point stands, it's a bleaching agent.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I was being facetious.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >steak at store is red
                >steak when cooked is brownish-grey to black
                My god...are we eating aliens?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Food goes in, shit comes out! A-Are we eating shit???!!!!!!11!!

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >I don't understand how computers work
              >I don't understand how to build a house
              >I don't understand how plastic is made and shaped
              >I don't understand the ecosystem
              >I don't understand paper
              >I don't even understand fricking lamps and lightbulbs
              Is this true? People just walk around out there in the world not understand a stick frame house? Or how light bulbs work?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                yeah, a lot of people just kinda coast without curiosity. not sure if it's most, but a lot. they genuinely don't care to understand, it doesn't excite them to comprehend the majestic complexity of the physical sciences.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I got into a convo with one of my jock "friends" and we got to rocketry... by the end of if he called me a homosexual and said that I would be better off watching football than that shit.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >I don't even understand fricking lamps and lightbulbs
              >I'm not moronic

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >I don't understand how to build a house
              Fricking how

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >I don't understand how computers work
              >I don't understand how to build a house
              >I don't understand how plastic is made and shaped
              >I don't understand the ecosystem
              >I don't understand paper
              >I don't even understand fricking lamps and lightbulbs
              anyone with above average iq should know how ALL of these work

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Lists things that can all be learned in a 30-second YouTube video under "Things I don't understand"

                Not only are you moronic, you're incurious.
                Post hand.

                https://i.imgur.com/9cDxsd3.jpg

                >I don't even understand fricking lamps and lightbulbs
                >I'm not moronic

                I think when he says "I don't understand how x works" he means that he doesn't have an actual in depth proper understanding of how they work. That, even for "simple" topics like how paper is made, is a thing you have to sit down and actually spend a few hours learning. It's normal for people to not do this if they haven't been incentivized to do so.

                If you disagree I dare you to go read the Intel x86 instruction set manual. It's like 1,000 pages. It's not physically possible for any person to comprehend and UNDERSTAND the entire thing in totality at any one given time, even x86 is far too complicated for that. An intermediate to advanced knowledge of x86 is something that takes years to acquire. What he's saying is basically that, even though he uses a computer running x86 every day, and even though he might have a decent understanding of how a computer works, he doesn't know how instruction sets work or anything similar. And, this is the key point of his post, he doesn't immediately decide that x86 is compromised and it's all a CIA conspiracy to collect porn, rate people by their choice and put the worst ones (probably bbw enjoyers) against the wall.

                Frick for people complaining about someone not knowing shit you sure don't know basic literacy.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                blacked posters are definitely worse than fat women posters

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Elegantly done anon because if people didn't intuitively understand what I was saying I wasn't gonna correct them

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                It's a classic sign of being a midwit to think that actually UNDERSTANDING a topic is something you can do in 30 seconds. I knew what you were saying anon don't worry.

                >t. has spent 10+ years gaining an intermediate-advanced level of knowledge of Windows XP-ish to 11
                >t. still acknowledges he knows nothing about Windows

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >x86
                I got one and know how it works and I never read your gay manuel so suck my wiener

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >it's all a CIA conspiracy to collect porn, rate people by their choice and put the worst ones (probably bbw enjoyers) against the wall.
                I always knew i'd be persecuted for my superior tastes in women.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >Lists things that can all be learned in a 30-second YouTube video under "Things I don't understand"

              Not only are you moronic, you're incurious.
              Post hand.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                If you believe any of the things he listed can be understood from a 30 second YouTube video you are the moron, not him.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >But because I'm not moronic I can accept all this shit and more
              >Doesn't understand how q lightbulb works
              I believe you can accept all this stuff, but it's because you are legitimately moronic

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              zoomer detected

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                The good ol times

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                God I miss that show and all the WW2 docus that aired. Remember when Wings used to air too?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                There's also a short BBC miniseries called "The Secret Life of Machines". It's simple, low-budget, and does a great job of explaining exactly how a dozen or so common devices work.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Tim Hunkin is on YT too.
                https://www.youtube.com/c/timhunkin1/videos

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >but just the idea of it sounds almost absurd when you break it down
            yes, but: day to day life is full of stuff like this. magnetism, electricity, fire, basic chemical reactions, etc. there are magical, nigh-inexplicable forces all around us, all the time. people with a normal or above average IQ are able to understand this and extrapolate it to other things, people with a below average IQ are not. that's really all there is to it

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Somehow funny that a nuke is just a mini grain silo that combusts really hard

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I normally avoid talking to them.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Those people only fit into 3 categories
          >unmedicated mental illness
          >contrarians who will disagree with absolutely anything
          >people just yanking your chain
          There's also overlap between those groups
          The whole "nukes doesn't real" thing was obviously a a ruse cruise (similar to flat earth shit) by the third group to get the first group riled up for laughs and then the second just kind of fell in.
          You saw this as well with: "the entire Ukraine was is fake all footage is from video games"
          I just wonder what the next hilarious obviously fake thing that will dupe the terminally online

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I think the real thing they don't talk about are countermeasures. I bet that at least the US/Europe have good interceptors, but this would totally ruin the relative peace that MAD created. Nuclear strikes would then put conventional war between nuclear powers back on the table, and also create massive ecological and humanitarian catastrophes in areas without protection. For the latter, think about how many irradiated refugees we'll have to deal with.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >What do you say to people who think nukes are fake?
          nothing. anything you say will be wasted because they only hold that belief to waste other people's time.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >people who think nukes are fake
          1% are literal schizos. The other 99% know that nukes are real and they're just trying to piss you off.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >No nukes used since WW2
            >Nukes are definitely real guise

            Come on. It's like you've never seen a psyop before.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >people who think nukes are fake
          Underaged trolls, man. Just ignore them.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The same as people who think the moon landings were staged. Nothing because they aren't worth the oxygen

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >This thread is now nuke general, post about anything nuclear (fission/fusion, radiological)

        Is it weird that I want to see a nuclear explosion (through prot goggles obviously)? Not even necessarily employed in combat (although in that case, I would def break open my oldest whisky), I just want to see one.

        Maybe my ancestry has to do with it...

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >through prot goggles obviously
          >he doesn't want the glorious light forevermore on his retinas
          Weak! WEAK!

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You could create a nuclear bomb experience, where you sit inside a small room facing a thin slit with a high brightness TV on the other end.
          You would sit in total darkness except for the TV slit, and then up the brightness on a white screen during the "explosion".
          You could make it super cool, like you tilt a mirror above the room which has an invisible to the naked eye IR heater on full blast, so it reflects into the watchers face during the explosion so they get the feeling of the heat blast too.
          You then set up speakers for the explosion, and vibrate the "room" with a sharp shock and mild rumble after effects as the ground shock wave hits with floor vibrators or heavy bass speakers, and then again as the air shockwave hits for a glorious experience.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Instead of speakers, just set it up to fire a gun in the tiny room as the wave goes past.
            Nice and effectual, a little bit of overpressure never hurt anyone.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Bring back the nuclear tourism industry.

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            Anonymous
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              Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >A happy accident indeed
        not for some jap fishermen it wasn't

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >it was just a prank bro

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'd like to think Teller knew all along. He was just still (rightfully) salty about them not selecting his H-bomb design to drop on the japs

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Jesus, can you fricking imagine dropping a 15 Megaton bomb on Hiroshima?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Eh... wouldn't make that big a difference. I mean pic related would just be a big crater, but a destroyed city is a destroyed city.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    they nuked some nips by mistake
    nips can't catch a break from nukes

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >nips can't catch a break from nukes

      "Two bombs wasn't enough"

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    still feel bad for the jap bote that got in the way tho.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      shoulda known that if there aren't any other boats in the area besides american military ships and planes, probably not a good place to be. bad comms by american gov to local and neighboring nations

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Daigo Fukuryū Maru (第五福龍丸, F/V Lucky Dragon 5)
      not so frickin lucky afterall. If they needed 4 previous boats then it can't be a good thing.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >uh oh ship numba one is gonna be the one wifu
        >we gonna make it
        >...

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Well maybe they shouldn’t have fricked with our boats in the first place

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I don't.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      just be glad this calculation was the mistake and not the part about atmosphere ignition

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Would this work?
    >*Nuclear warhead "Mocкoлякy нa гилякy!" untranslatable pun (development of the concept "Ктo нe cкaчeт тoт мocкaль!" untranslatable pun) with a weight of 150 kg and a yield of 100 kt.*
    >*Nuclear fuel - reactor plutonium (from spent light water power reactors of Ukraine) in the amount of 27 kg.*
    >*The concept is a two-stage device according to the "fission-fission" scheme of Stanislav Ulam from Lviv.*
    >*The primary stage is the original Ukrainian development of a linear implosion of 2X3.5 kg of plutonium with autocatalysis. The phase transition of plutonium from the delta to the alpha phase is initiated by a "cannon" type actuator. Nuclear yield - 50 tons of TNT.*
    >*The second bifilar stage (original Ukrainian development) - two spheres of 10 kg of plutonium with a hollow central sphere as a neutron absorber. They are compressed to high supercriticality by radiation implosion. A neutron absorber prevents predetonation.*
    >*Since reactor plutonium produces 10-11 watts/kg of heat, three thermal bridges with heat removal to the outer surface of the ammunition are provided for its removal.*
    >*The shelf life of the product is 3-5 years.*

    I'm not very well versed but why would you try to make a gun type physics package with plutonium? And all this looks like is a two stage fission bomb with a primary yield of only 50 tons, I don't think that will even make enough pressure to start fusion if there was any lithium/deuterium/tritium (which there isn't that I can tell, it's just more plutonium)
    This entire design makes no sense, can someone explain this to me please

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's intensely difficult to make implosion work evenly and effectively, even though it is more fuel efficient. You can still do shooting-gun with plutonium as long as your hemispheres are 2/3rds critical mass.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Wouldn't plutonium fission too quickly for a gun type to work and just blow itself apart in a fizzle? Nevermind spontaneously having pu239 fission into pu240, and that hypothetical design using reactor waste can't do anymore favors for reliability

        https://www.reddit.com/r/nuclearweapons/comments/1be2bat/hypothetical_design_of_a_poor_mans_nuclear_bomb/?share_id=9VShvfLYrYj5ODYXH4jek&utm_content=m

        Link to the reddit post it originally came from if anyone is more interested

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Fast fission is exactly what you want in a bomb.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Pu240 generates too many neutrons spontaneously. It's like having a neutron source continuously active. Pistol devices increases criticality "too slow" and they fizzle if you use reactor grade plutonium (high content of Pu240).

            Imploding a hollow shell increases density/criticality way faster even at the same implosion speed.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >
            You'd have more of an engineering nightmare getting that to work versus any implosion design. The timing would have to be absolutely 100% perfect, no room for error. Nevermind the absurd amounts of plutonium you'd need to use (remember the massive amount of U-235 used in little boy versus how much of that actually fissioned)
            At that point if you have that much plutonium to piss away on a gun type plutonium bomb, why not just make implosion bombs and have more to boot? It's trivial.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            If its too quick you end up with predetonation, where the neutrons and heat counter the compression too early.
            The initial compression is designed to compress the nuclear material past criticality into supercriticality, where the nuclear material would have been compressed further together before going fully critical. Doing this you instead have it spike while at a higher density, faster, later, with far more yield due to the exponential acceleration of split atoms being higher and ultimately leading to a higher release of neutrons in less time. Which is good for both fission and fusion bombs.
            As the material is compact, the material "burns" faster, its a bit like compacting explosives that were originally a powder being compressed to explode, but instead of impact conflagration you use neutrons.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Wouldn't plutonium fission too quickly for a gun type to work and just blow itself apart in a fizzle?
          Yes. That's why they abandoned the Thin Man design in favor of Fat Man.

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    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >This entire design makes no sense, can someone explain this to me please
      2 stage fission using two fission implosion devices as triggers, which is a little insane. If you were going to do implosion just use all your fuel in the first stage. Implosion is annoyingly difficult to engineer and assemble.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Modern nukes are 2 implosion devices imploding sequentially.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I know that and I understand the benefits, but if I was Ukraine today I wouldn't bother with trying to achieve fusion or even engineering implosion devices at all. A 500kt shooting gun fission is what I would shoot for.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I dont even think you could get 500kt with a gun type device, its terribly inefficient, you would need a ton of fissile material.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I don't care to run the math, so you could be right. Maybe 500kt is a little high. I'm imagining two hemispheres of pu239 at 2/3rd critical mass. Assuming your high explosive primary is of appropriate size I think low hundreds of kt is pretty reasonable.

              Wouldn't plutonium fission too quickly for a gun type to work and just blow itself apart in a fizzle? Nevermind spontaneously having pu239 fission into pu240, and that hypothetical design using reactor waste can't do anymore favors for reliability

              https://www.reddit.com/r/nuclearweapons/comments/1be2bat/hypothetical_design_of_a_poor_mans_nuclear_bomb/?share_id=9VShvfLYrYj5ODYXH4jek&utm_content=m

              Link to the reddit post it originally came from if anyone is more interested

              I can't comment on what effect using used reactor fuel would have on the yield. I have never seen that sort of thing tested. But like my esteemed anon

              Fast fission is exactly what you want in a bomb.

              said, fast fission is good. I think the reason Manhattan went with implosion for their Plutonium device was because it was harder for them to make and they wanted to be fuel efficient. Also probably to test another design architecture.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >of 100 kt.
      Make it larger, one nuke to destroy the world. People is too tiresome.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I don't believe anybody has ever made a working Bomb with unprocessed spent reactor fuel. There are just too many contaminants (isotopes that don't act the way you need them to) in fuel that's been in a reactor for a long time. That's why bomb-making reactors are generally easy to distinguish from power-making reactors; the former are designed around getting the fuel in and out of the reactor in a matter of hours/days in order to produce bomb-grade plutonium without producing excessive contamination.

      I'm not saying it's impossible to make a working supercritical mass out of fuel that's been in a reactor for years, but I'm somewhat skeptical of the process.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    So... how do i get the job where I can be the unfit guy ordering the fit guys to do the stuff I point at.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you need to be a world-class nobel prize worthy expert in your field. Or an admiral or something.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Literally any government job

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      isn't that literally Edward Teller?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Teller was based. Literally saved the Brits’ asses in WWII, and they killed him for it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No, he was not allowed on the test, he knew it worked due to a seismographer

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone read this? I was glued to my seat, read the whole thing in one sitting. Anyone who is interested in the system of systems aspect to nuclear war, as well as the insane decisions that it can force will enjoy it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Oops

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Soon.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >400 pages
      >one sitting
      it better be good. i'll torrent it now.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/GwalKuT.jpg

      Oops

      Is it fiction or an essay?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Both, kind of. There's a dramatic fiction narrative along with a bunch of short factual essays about various technical details.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Sounds like my kind of thing. Thanks anon.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    God grant me the power to build a nuclear gadget in my basement to detonate on the funny hat wearing people, amen.

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