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    Chernobyl

    Amazing wtf no wonder there is so much cancer nowadays.
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    300x better than GOT

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    Are we talking about the HBO series? Been thinking about watching it.

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    its brilliant, especially as I was there earlier this year it's really piqued my interest

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    Co-sign. Has been really good thus far.

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    Agree, its pretty good so far. Learned a few things I never knew after all these years.


    One thing i never really knew before is how close they were to pretty much destroying half of the planet if the material reached the water

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    Watched the first episode. Pretty good.
     

    Apparently Emily Watson is not Emma Watson

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    Quote Originally Posted by splitthis View Post
    Amazing wtf no wonder there is so much cancer nowadays.

    This is actually something I ponder from time to time myself. Its not something I enjoy thinking about, but it's there and it certainly won't go away.

    The chilling matter though is that IF there is a direct correlation between this planets nuclear incidents, detonations, etc such as the one you mention (which I would bet there is) to cancer statistics and other related diseases, the Chernobyl incident is likely merely a drop in the bucket. Especially on our continent, when compared to the big picture of the nuclear age, there is much much more that has transpired over time.

    Some people, even at the present day, don't even realize how many nuclear detonations there have really been since Trinity.
    Some think we have simply had a handful of nukes (not including Horishima and Nagasaki) tested since then. The reality is that there have been over 2000 across the planet.

    Here is a video that puts together month by month of all of the known detonations on this planet since the dawn of the nuclear age:



     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by splitthis View Post
    Amazing wtf no wonder there is so much cancer nowadays.

    This is actually something I ponder from time to time myself. Its not something I enjoy thinking about, but it's there and it certainly won't go away.

    The chilling matter though is that IF there is a direct correlation between this planets nuclear incidents, detonations, etc such as the one you mention (which I would bet there is) to cancer statistics and other related diseases, the Chernobyl incident is likely merely a drop in the bucket. Especially on our continent, when compared to the big picture of the nuclear age, there is much much more that has transpired over time.

    Some people, even at the present day, don't even realize how many nuclear detonations there have really been since Trinity.
    Some think we have simply had a handful of nukes (not including Horishima and Nagasaki) tested since then. The reality is that there have been over 2000 across the planet.

    Here is a video that puts together month by month of all of the known detonations on this planet since the dawn of the nuclear age:




    most of the early nukes had low yields and used fissile material with a low half life. thats why people can live in hiroshima / nagasaki today.

    the later tests are where things get... complicated.

     
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    happened upon this a few weeks ago...thought it was pretty decent...


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    interesting that the main character so far "killed himself" the day before he was supposed to testify 2 years after the accident so not a completely true story I guess

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    Episode 4 apparently dropped today. Anyone by chance have a link to stream or download?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordman View Post
    Episode 4 apparently dropped today. Anyone by chance have a link to stream or download?
    Hbo.com you cheap fuck

     
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    “Found” this show last night and I’ve powered through all four episodes. Really really excellent.

    Only thing I can’t get past is the main Commie being Professor Lambeau from Good Will Hunting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spit this View Post
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    Episode 4 apparently dropped today. Anyone by chance have a link to stream or download?
    Hbo.com you cheap fuck
    Lolwow, stick to your own account instead of impersonating you cheap fuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordman View Post
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    Hbo.com you cheap fuck
    Lolwow, stick to your own account instead of impersonating you cheap fuck.
    This is my own account

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daly View Post
    “Found” this show last night and I’ve powered through all four episodes. Really really excellent.

    Only thing I can’t get past is the main Commie being Professor Lambeau from Good Will Hunting.

    I didnt know this so its probably good that I never watched Good Will Hunting yet.

    It is really an excellent show.

    Anecdote: As of now it's listed as literally the highest rated show in the history of television according to IMDB ratings. I do somewhat take that with a grain of salt though since ratings to a point can obviously be manipulated.
    This show should probably somehow be rated in a class by itself IMO; I think the whole attractiveness, energy, and excellent ratings surrounding this show largely stem from the fact that this extremely rare event (while an undoubtedly excellent reenactment) really happened on our planet and has had monumental ramifications on so many different levels, and will continue to have that for thousands of years... not to mention the fact that this or something similar could and probably will happen in the future.

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    this twitter thread was what made me decide to start watching.

    Here's the first tweet, then I'll just put the text.


     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crowe Diddly View Post
    this twitter thread was what made me decide to start watching.

    Here's the first tweet, then I'll just put the text.


    Thanks for posting this.

    I'm always very interested in hearing real accounts like this from real people who experienced situations first hand from their home nations that inherently aren't very forthcoming with information to the outside world - whether it be Russia (Soviet Union), North Korea, China... you get the idea.

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