Blow up your favorite city using overwhelming weapons!

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Blow up your favorite city using overwhelming weapons!

Postby Rkolter on Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:59 am

This is pretty fun - a google thing made by Carlos Labs. It lets you pinpoint a city, see it on google maps, and then drop one of a variety of nuclear or thermonuclear bombs on it and see where the damage radii are. You can also drop an asteriod...

http://www.carloslabs.com/node/16

The darkest color is conflaguration - nothing survives.
Then, third degree burns.
Then, second degree burns.
The outer ring is first degree burns.

Here's St. Louis, using a B61 bomb - a 340 kiloton US nuclear warhead.
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Re: Blow up your favorite city using overwhelming weapons!

Postby Rkolter on Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:05 am

Here's a cool one - the Little Boy bomb - dropped on Hiroshima. If detonated in St. Louis, we'd be just outside the weakest range of effect.

Coooool.
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Re: Blow up your favorite city using overwhelming weapons!

Postby Dr Legostar on Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:01 am

there's something very sick and wrong about this.
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Re: Blow up your favorite city using overwhelming weapons!

Postby RPin on Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:07 am

Okay, why is the radius oval-shaped?
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Re: Blow up your favorite city using overwhelming weapons!

Postby IVstudios on Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:12 am

Probably to compensate for the roundness of the earth.

Dr Legostar wrote:there's something very sick and wrong about this.

Agreed.
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Re: Blow up your favorite city using overwhelming weapons!

Postby Fishies on Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:04 pm

I asteroided UBC and took the rest of North America with me.
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Re: Blow up your favorite city using overwhelming weapons!

Postby Rkolter on Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:08 pm

Dr Legostar wrote:there's something very sick and wrong about this.


When we're turning creatures into mind-controlled zombies it's all fun and games but when we do something I wanna do it's "sick and wrong". :(
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Re: Blow up your favorite city using overwhelming weapons!

Postby Dr Legostar on Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:15 pm

Rkolter wrote:
Dr Legostar wrote:there's something very sick and wrong about this.


When we're turning creatures into mind-controlled zombies it's all fun and games but when we do something I wanna do it's "sick and wrong". :(


yup.
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Re: Blow up your favorite city using overwhelming weapons!

Postby Rkolter on Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:20 pm

Dr Legostar wrote:
Rkolter wrote:
Dr Legostar wrote:there's something very sick and wrong about this.


When we're turning creatures into mind-controlled zombies it's all fun and games but when we do something I wanna do it's "sick and wrong". :(


yup.


Is it wrong that I giggled when you called it sick and wrong?
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Re: Blow up your favorite city using overwhelming weapons!

Postby Dr Legostar on Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:27 pm

again: Yup.
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Re: Blow up your favorite city using overwhelming weapons!

Postby Dragonkingdoms on Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:30 pm

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The scary thing is, Central Command (Tampa, FL) isn't too far away for such a thing to happen. I'd be a little bit NW of the outermost ring in this scenario.
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Re: Blow up your favorite city using overwhelming weapons!

Postby Mr.Bob on Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:35 pm

does this thing take the horrible map projection into account
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Re: Blow up your favorite city using overwhelming weapons!

Postby RPin on Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:05 pm

Why is the projection oval-shaped? Kolter you're the science man here, don't leave me hanging.
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Re: Blow up your favorite city using overwhelming weapons!

Postby Eve Z. on Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:24 pm

it bites me in the aaaaaaaaa!!!... D:

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Re: Blow up your favorite city using overwhelming weapons!

Postby Rkolter on Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:50 pm

RPin wrote:Why is the projection oval-shaped? Kolter you're the science man here, don't leave me hanging.


Off the top of my head I'll go with IVStudio's answer, to compensate for the fact the planet is actually round... although the fact they're so perfect makes me think they aren't taking any of the terrain into account, which is too bad since Google might let them do that.
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Re: Blow up your favorite city using overwhelming weapons!

Postby RPin on Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:52 pm

I skipped his answer. Yeah, that makes sense...
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Re: Blow up your favorite city using overwhelming weapons!

Postby Rkolter on Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:27 am

Orange cat goes *phwoom!*
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Re: Blow up your favorite city using overwhelming weapons!

Postby Killbert-Robby on Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:42 pm

400kt bomb lands on my house

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Re: Blow up your favorite city using overwhelming weapons!

Postby Kisai on Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:36 am

Fishies wrote:I asteroided UBC and took the rest of North America with me.
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Yeahhh... Downtown vancouver takes out all of North America.
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Re: Blow up your favorite city using overwhelming weapons!

Postby Joel Fagin on Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:27 am

It's interesting to get some scale on these things on streets you know. Little Boy was actually a lot smaller than I thought.

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