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Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Post by Warren » 19 Feb 2019, 20:16

Number 6 wrote:
19 Feb 2019, 19:15
Kolohe wrote:
19 Feb 2019, 14:23
(actually, I think they overstating the exposure to the public. But they did screw up totally with the workers that were tasked to 'clean that mess up')
Using standards set by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Stephenson calculated that children could have been exposed to doses of radiation above federal safety standards within three seconds. Adults could have been exposed to dangerous doses in under 30 seconds.
Like, this math doesn't work out for what type of emitter uranium ore is, how strong of an emitter it is, and the distance to the source - for schoolkids just standing around in the same room.
That was my thought. Evaluating radiation hazards, including REDs, is a significant part of the job I do for the Air Force. While I don't have my reference materials at hand, my first thought was that unless the stuff is highly enriched, it shouldn't be an issue. (Even then, I wouldn't expect much of a hazard as long as it was there was some amount of distance and shielding.)
Did I ever tell you guys the story about the mysterious radiation source on my ship? I feel like I have.
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Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Post by Eric the .5b » 19 Feb 2019, 20:26

I'd think the bigger real danger would be to staff who stood around the radioactive buckets giving demonstrations daily, probably multiple times a day. Kinda like how it's NBD to get an x-ray, but if you're an x-ray tech, you wanna be behind the lead barrier when you give people x-rays.
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Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Post by Number 6 » 19 Feb 2019, 21:31

Warren wrote:
19 Feb 2019, 20:16
Number 6 wrote:
19 Feb 2019, 19:15
Kolohe wrote:
19 Feb 2019, 14:23
(actually, I think they overstating the exposure to the public. But they did screw up totally with the workers that were tasked to 'clean that mess up')
Using standards set by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Stephenson calculated that children could have been exposed to doses of radiation above federal safety standards within three seconds. Adults could have been exposed to dangerous doses in under 30 seconds.
Like, this math doesn't work out for what type of emitter uranium ore is, how strong of an emitter it is, and the distance to the source - for schoolkids just standing around in the same room.
That was my thought. Evaluating radiation hazards, including REDs, is a significant part of the job I do for the Air Force. While I don't have my reference materials at hand, my first thought was that unless the stuff is highly enriched, it shouldn't be an issue. (Even then, I wouldn't expect much of a hazard as long as it was there was some amount of distance and shielding.)
Did I ever tell you guys the story about the mysterious radiation source on my ship? I feel like I have.
I could stand to hear more.
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Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Post by Pham Nuwen » 19 Feb 2019, 21:57

Number 6 wrote:
19 Feb 2019, 21:31
Warren wrote:
19 Feb 2019, 20:16
Number 6 wrote:
19 Feb 2019, 19:15
Kolohe wrote:
19 Feb 2019, 14:23
(actually, I think they overstating the exposure to the public. But they did screw up totally with the workers that were tasked to 'clean that mess up')
Using standards set by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Stephenson calculated that children could have been exposed to doses of radiation above federal safety standards within three seconds. Adults could have been exposed to dangerous doses in under 30 seconds.
Like, this math doesn't work out for what type of emitter uranium ore is, how strong of an emitter it is, and the distance to the source - for schoolkids just standing around in the same room.
That was my thought. Evaluating radiation hazards, including REDs, is a significant part of the job I do for the Air Force. While I don't have my reference materials at hand, my first thought was that unless the stuff is highly enriched, it shouldn't be an issue. (Even then, I wouldn't expect much of a hazard as long as it was there was some amount of distance and shielding.)
Did I ever tell you guys the story about the mysterious radiation source on my ship? I feel like I have.
I could stand to hear more.
Seconded.
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Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Post by thoreau » 19 Feb 2019, 22:13

Does the story end with Dread Cthulhu being released from his prison beneath Antarctica and devouring the entire world?
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Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Post by Painboy » 19 Feb 2019, 22:50

Warren wrote:
19 Feb 2019, 20:16
Number 6 wrote:
19 Feb 2019, 19:15
Kolohe wrote:
19 Feb 2019, 14:23
(actually, I think they overstating the exposure to the public. But they did screw up totally with the workers that were tasked to 'clean that mess up')
Using standards set by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Stephenson calculated that children could have been exposed to doses of radiation above federal safety standards within three seconds. Adults could have been exposed to dangerous doses in under 30 seconds.
Like, this math doesn't work out for what type of emitter uranium ore is, how strong of an emitter it is, and the distance to the source - for schoolkids just standing around in the same room.
That was my thought. Evaluating radiation hazards, including REDs, is a significant part of the job I do for the Air Force. While I don't have my reference materials at hand, my first thought was that unless the stuff is highly enriched, it shouldn't be an issue. (Even then, I wouldn't expect much of a hazard as long as it was there was some amount of distance and shielding.)
Did I ever tell you guys the story about the mysterious radiation source on my ship? I feel like I have.
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Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Post by Andrew » 19 Feb 2019, 23:06

thoreau wrote:
19 Feb 2019, 22:13
Does the story end with Dread Cthulhu being released from his prison beneath Antarctica and devouring the entire world?
No, that happened when Lemmy & Bowie died. We've been in Cthulhu's dreamt hellscape since then.
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Post by Warren » 20 Feb 2019, 13:21

So I worked on a submarine tender. Navy submarines are powered by nuclear reactors. We had a division that handled all things radioactive (cleanest space on the ship). For instance, for me to go aboard a submarine, they had to issue me a dosimeter. It was like a little plastic bullet that you wore on your belt and once a quarter you'd take it to get it read and they'd give you a new one. My total exposure is recorded somewhere in my military records. They also had dosimeters placed throughout the ship, little things tie-wrapped to conduit and such. And ever so often they'd come swap them out. Well one day one of they came up with an above background reading. So they went into Super Nuke mode, running around the ship with Geiger counters. And the radiation was everywhere. They quickly figured out it was in a puddle and being tracked around the ship. Once they got it cleaned up, they went looking for the source. Lots of panic because if something's leaking, well there's lot of paperwork. Turned out, we had some cement we bought on the local market (Italy) that was stored in out machine shop and that was the source. Just the naturally occurring radiation from the sand or whatever in the cement. One of the bags tore and it got tracked around.
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Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Post by Number 6 » 20 Feb 2019, 14:07

Warren wrote:
20 Feb 2019, 13:21
So I worked on a submarine tender. Navy submarines are powered by nuclear reactors. We had a division that handled all things radioactive (cleanest space on the ship). For instance, for me to go aboard a submarine, they had to issue me a dosimeter. It was like a little plastic bullet that you wore on your belt and once a quarter you'd take it to get it read and they'd give you a new one. My total exposure is recorded somewhere in my military records. They also had dosimeters placed throughout the ship, little things tie-wrapped to conduit and such. And ever so often they'd come swap them out. Well one day one of they came up with an above background reading. So they went into Super Nuke mode, running around the ship with Geiger counters. And the radiation was everywhere. They quickly figured out it was in a puddle and being tracked around the ship. Once they got it cleaned up, they went looking for the source. Lots of panic because if something's leaking, well there's lot of paperwork. Turned out, we had some cement we bought on the local market (Italy) that was stored in out machine shop and that was the source. Just the naturally occurring radiation from the sand or whatever in the cement. One of the bags tore and it got tracked around.
Not as wild, but once, while obtaining background readings for an exercise, I happened to put my counter on a fallen mud dauber's nest. It was hot. Not dangerously so (unless you ate the thing), but more than 10x background. I have my own theories about the source, but can't really saw anything in this space.
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Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Post by Ellie » 20 Feb 2019, 14:25

Did you hang around for a while to see if you could get stung by said radioactive mud dauber and gain superpowers?
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Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Post by thoreau » 20 Feb 2019, 14:25

Number 6 wrote:
20 Feb 2019, 14:07
Not as wild, but once, while obtaining background readings for an exercise, I happened to put my counter on a fallen mud dauber's nest. It was hot. Not dangerously so (unless you ate the thing), but more than 10x background. I have my own theories about the source, but can't really saw anything in this space.
It was a mutant supersoldier program, wasn't it?

That's usually what it is, according to TV shows.
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Post by Aresen » 20 Feb 2019, 14:31

Thunderf00t did a video about finding rocks by the roadside in Colorado that produced 100x normal background radiation:

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Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Post by Number 6 » 20 Feb 2019, 15:45

thoreau wrote:
20 Feb 2019, 14:25
Number 6 wrote:
20 Feb 2019, 14:07
Not as wild, but once, while obtaining background readings for an exercise, I happened to put my counter on a fallen mud dauber's nest. It was hot. Not dangerously so (unless you ate the thing), but more than 10x background. I have my own theories about the source, but can't really saw anything in this space.
It was a mutant supersoldier program, wasn't it?

That's usually what it is, according to TV shows.
I can neither confirm nor deny the presence of a super soldier terminator program. By the way, do you happen to know a Sarah Connor?
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Post by thoreau » 20 Feb 2019, 16:11

If she wants to live, should she come with you?
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thoreau wrote:
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If she wants to live, should she come with you?
I'm more Sherminator than terminator.
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Post by Mo » 21 Feb 2019, 07:06

Vandals try to light a statue of General Lee on fire. Though, unless they are anti-D-Day or the 101st Airborne, it's probably because they were morons. The statue was of General William Lee. Also, further evidence they are idiots is that they tried to set a marble statue on fire.
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Post by tr0g » 21 Feb 2019, 10:26

Mo wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 07:06
Vandals try to light a statue of General Lee on fire. Though, unless they are anti-D-Day or the 101st Airborne, it's probably because they were morons. The statue was of General William Lee. Also, further evidence they are idiots is that they tried to set a marble statue on fire.
If you heat a marble statue enough, it will crumble. But yeah, I'd go with morons.

Anyhow, General Gavin is the clearly superior WWII airborne commander.
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Post by Warren » 21 Feb 2019, 11:59

Ellie wrote:
20 Feb 2019, 14:25
Did you hang around for a while to see if you could get stung by said radioactive mud dauber and gain superpowers?
Mud daubers look like wasps, but (un)fortunately don't sting or bite. I suppose you could try eating it. But the only superpower you'd get is being able to change into cape, mask, and tights in a blinding flash of light to mimic a superhero.
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Post by Kolohe » 21 Feb 2019, 12:45

I think I said this before, for years the head of the Hawaii National Guard was General Robert Lee. (Korean ancestry, of course)
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Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Post by Shem » 21 Feb 2019, 13:35

Warren wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 11:59
Ellie wrote:
20 Feb 2019, 14:25
Did you hang around for a while to see if you could get stung by said radioactive mud dauber and gain superpowers?
Mud daubers look like wasps, but (un)fortunately don't sting or bite. I suppose you could try eating it. But the only superpower you'd get is being able to change into cape, mask, and tights in a blinding flash of light to mimic a superhero.
They can sting (got stung by one) but they almost never do.
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Post by Pham Nuwen » 21 Feb 2019, 18:01

Shem wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 13:35
Warren wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 11:59
Ellie wrote:
20 Feb 2019, 14:25
Did you hang around for a while to see if you could get stung by said radioactive mud dauber and gain superpowers?
Mud daubers look like wasps, but (un)fortunately don't sting or bite. I suppose you could try eating it. But the only superpower you'd get is being able to change into cape, mask, and tights in a blinding flash of light to mimic a superhero.
They can sting (got stung by one) but they almost never do.
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Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Post by thoreau » 27 Feb 2019, 23:08

Apparently libertarianism is a tremendously successful political ideology that left-wing intellectuals need to emulate:

https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-A ... story_40_1

OK...
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Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Post by Aresen » 27 Feb 2019, 23:13

thoreau wrote:
27 Feb 2019, 23:08
Apparently libertarianism is a tremendously successful political ideology that left-wing intellectuals need to emulate:

https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-A ... story_40_1

OK...
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