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Re: Nuclear Weapons - Discussion.
« Reply #1185 on: December 01, 2017, 11:21:20 am »
Here a podcast episode about nuclear weapons from November 26th, 2017. Maybe this episode features nothing really new for the most of you all - but still might be something for the long winter nights.  :)
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270 Nuclear Weapons
In this episode we chat about the science and engineering involved in nuclear weapons. Our guest is Alex Wellerstein of the Stevens Institute of Technology.
We talk about atomic bombs as well as hydrogen bombs, how to refine the necessary fuels as well as a little bit of history. [...]
Link: http://omegataupodcast.net/270-nuclear-weapons/
Sln,
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I judge civilization by simple tests What is the degree of freedom possessed by citizen or subject Can he think speak & act freely under well established well known laws? Judging by these standards Great Britain & the United States can claim to be in the forefront of civilized communities Churchill

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Re: Nuclear Weapons - Discussion.
« Reply #1187 on: December 07, 2017, 05:33:41 pm »
https://apnews.com/900859587c9c4f6db430c07b37aa7fa4/Questions-swirl-about-plutonium-pit-production-at-US-lab

80 pits by 2030 ??  The Nation of Trinity, Alamagordo, the Manhattan Project :'(

Here is a BoTAS article from the '80s
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Re: Nuclear Weapons - Discussion.
« Reply #1189 on: December 07, 2017, 05:54:40 pm »
http://defense360.csis.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Caplan_Resuming-Nuclear-Testing_Bad-Idea.pdf

https://warontherocks.com/2017/12/deterrence-retreat-cold-wars-core-principle-fell-fashion/

Probably should stick those over in politics as those two look prime for heading that way.  (Nuclear testing is obviously a good idea from a technical standpoint, there's no disputing that, but the political aspects. . .) 
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Re: Nuclear Weapons - Discussion.
« Reply #1190 on: December 07, 2017, 10:22:27 pm »
http://defense360.csis.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Caplan_Resuming-Nuclear-Testing_Bad-Idea.pdf

https://warontherocks.com/2017/12/deterrence-retreat-cold-wars-core-principle-fell-fashion/

Probably should stick those over in politics as those two look prime for heading that way.  (Nuclear testing is obviously a good idea from a technical standpoint, there's no disputing that, but the political aspects. . .)
Was going to initially but that thread was locked, sorry.
I judge civilization by simple tests What is the degree of freedom possessed by citizen or subject Can he think speak & act freely under well established well known laws? Judging by these standards Great Britain & the United States can claim to be in the forefront of civilized communities Churchill

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Re: Nuclear Weapons - Discussion.
« Reply #1191 on: December 08, 2017, 03:53:18 am »
http://defense360.csis.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Caplan_Resuming-Nuclear-Testing_Bad-Idea.pdf

https://warontherocks.com/2017/12/deterrence-retreat-cold-wars-core-principle-fell-fashion/

Probably should stick those over in politics as those two look prime for heading that way.  (Nuclear testing is obviously a good idea from a technical standpoint, there's no disputing that, but the political aspects. . .)
Was going to initially but that thread was locked, sorry.

That was quick, and unsurprising.  I just hope they stay away from this thread. Certainly we don't want to give a toe back into this thread, so probably best to keep those topics out of this one lest they manage to get this one locked too.
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