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Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 11-03-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3,823
Views: 450,029
Posted By CONELRAD
It means nothing. Our mission in Syria was to...

It means nothing. Our mission in Syria was to assist and advise in the fight against ISIS, not protect the Syrian Kurds. Call it a guess, but I doubt anyone here cares what a French newspaper has to...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 10-30-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3,823
Views: 450,029
Posted By CONELRAD
In other words, Here, read this article and...

In other words, Here, read this article and dispute my opinion, which Iím too lazy to articulate for myself. If thatís an intelligence test, youíre the one failing it. Move along troll.
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 10-25-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3,823
Views: 450,029
Posted By CONELRAD
Photos without context are meaningless.

Photos without context are meaningless.
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 10-23-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By CONELRAD
Evidently there is a lack of consensus as to how...

Evidently there is a lack of consensus as to how dangerous this is. Go figure. Iím sure at some point we will see fracking or climate change blamed.
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 10-21-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3,823
Views: 450,029
Posted By CONELRAD
How did your mercs fare when they tangled with US...

How did your mercs fare when they tangled with US forces? Oh, thatís right they got their asses kicked. Spare us your fairy tales of Russian supremacy.
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 10-17-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 24,530
Posted By CONELRAD
Yes, it's a cumulative dose, but remember, back...

Yes, it's a cumulative dose, but remember, back in '86 they were using something like 2000 warheads between 2 and 20 megatons. That's something like 40000 megatons of yield which isn't realistic...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 10-17-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By CONELRAD
Does sand and dirt blow into your basement now? ...

Does sand and dirt blow into your basement now? Does it flow in with water? If the answer to those two questions is "no" then there's no reason to assume fallout will get in the same way. Trace...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 10-17-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 24,530
Posted By CONELRAD
Which map? There are several in this thread.

Which map? There are several in this thread.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-29-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By CONELRAD
The banana oil or saccharin tests are used for...

The banana oil or saccharin tests are used for qualitative fit testing. They donít mimic the behavior of toxic vapors through the filter medium so they canít be used to test the filters. There are...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-28-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By CONELRAD
Itís not that the modern expired filters will...

Itís not that the modern expired filters will hurt or kill you, itís that the chemicals in the filters used to absorb or neutralize certain chemical agents may have degraded to the point where the...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 09-26-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 21,904
Posted By CONELRAD
I donít think there is anything like the...

I donít think there is anything like the Chaparral anymore, I could be wrong, but I think everything ground-based IR is Stinger-derived.
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 09-26-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 21,904
Posted By CONELRAD
I was talking about a "B"... the AV-8B, not the...

I was talking about a "B"... the AV-8B, not the F-35B. :thumb:
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 09-26-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 21,904
Posted By CONELRAD
https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/ ...

https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/

Free? Not exactly. The P-51 and the SU-25 are free... but the rest of the aircraft, scenery, etc... all cost money. Lots, and lots, of money... unless...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 09-26-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 21,904
Posted By CONELRAD
I'd assume so too. I know very little about the...

I'd assume so too. I know very little about the Harriers. I flew some early sims that featured it and quickly lost interest. Their special capabilities didn't, in my opinion, make up for their...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 09-25-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 21,904
Posted By CONELRAD
I'm just a sim jockey, so I have no experience...

I'm just a sim jockey, so I have no experience with them IRL. I'll give it another go tomorrow. I have the lily pad scenario set up and I'm going to run it stripped down to 40% fuel load, gun pod,...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 09-25-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 21,904
Posted By CONELRAD
So I finally had the opportunity to play with...

So I finally had the opportunity to play with AV-8Bs in DCS world. I haven't had the opportunity to try this exact scenario yet... but man, those things are pigs. They're slow, their A2A armament...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 09-12-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,502
Posted By CONELRAD
Right, itís not like they melted the same reactor...

Right, itís not like they melted the same reactor design twice before finally blowing one up.

Yes, for those who didnít already know, there were 2 partial meltdowns of RBMK reactors prior to...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 09-07-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 163,903
Posted By CONELRAD
Did it ever occur to you that Korea and Japan...

Did it ever occur to you that Korea and Japan don't actually like each other very much, and haven't liked each other for centuries? Over regulatory levels doesn't mean dangerous.



This...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 09-01-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3,823
Views: 450,029
Posted By CONELRAD
IMHO that is one of the biggest geopolitical...

IMHO that is one of the biggest geopolitical falsehoods out there. Itís foolish to presume everyone will leave us alone if we just pull back inside our borders. We donít have, nor will we ever have...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 08-27-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,586
Posted By CONELRAD
I have a set as well. The problem with the 717,...

I have a set as well. The problem with the 717, or 720 (if you can find one), isn't that the circuits go bad or even that they only measure high levels of radiation. The problem with them is that...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 08-27-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,502
Posted By CONELRAD
And that's going to affect anyone off-site... how...

And that's going to affect anyone off-site... how exactly? On second thought, if you want to argue about it, don't derail this thread. Start a new thread or bump one of the existing Fukushima doom...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-27-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,370
Posted By CONELRAD
Anyone claiming to have an answer to that... is...

Anyone claiming to have an answer to that... is selling something. Therefore the answer is to develop a methodology... that may mean most likely events first vs events that require specialized prep...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 08-27-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,502
Posted By CONELRAD
Not really ďjust inĒ... I mean ďeveryoneĒ knew...

Not really ďjust inĒ... I mean ďeveryoneĒ knew what blew up when it happened. The Russians werenít fooling anyone with their euphemisms.



And mercury will continue to be a greater threat. The...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 08-27-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,388
Posted By CONELRAD
I wonít Speak for others, but Iím not saying the...

I wonít Speak for others, but Iím not saying the eruption is fake. Iím implying the claimed climatological impact is probably exaggerated if the only places this is showing up is YouTube channels.
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 08-27-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,388
Posted By CONELRAD
Wait, you arenít suggesting that a YouTube...

Wait, you arenít suggesting that a YouTube channel focused on doom and fighting climate hysteria might exaggerate to drive views and ad revenue...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 08-22-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,157
Posted By CONELRAD
I do a quantitative (electronic...

I do a quantitative (electronic humidity/particulate differential) every year for SCBA and N95. The only way I pass with N95 is if I'm extremely careful about how I move my head, jaw, and mouth. ...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 08-22-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,157
Posted By CONELRAD
The problem with the disposable masks is they...

The problem with the disposable masks is they donít protect your eyes and their fit is terrible. Iíd never use one in a pandemic situation. If you even suspect infectious aerosol production...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 08-20-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3,823
Views: 450,029
Posted By CONELRAD
One of the most repeated phrase in this thread. ...

One of the most repeated phrase in this thread. Right along with...
"any day now"
"just a few more weeks"

So, I just have to ask... are y'all going to be like those financial dip ****s who...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 08-20-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,815
Posted By CONELRAD
16 degrees? I think they're trying to claim an...

16 degrees? I think they're trying to claim an even larger drop than that...



Bee..esS....

Now that I've looked over most of the info in this story, there's actually even more problems with...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 08-19-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,815
Posted By CONELRAD
Notice how they have to use ďall nuclear weapons...

Notice how they have to use ďall nuclear weapons held by both countriesĒ? Not a realistic exchange, they have to throw EVERYTHING in order to get their model to work. This is nothing more than a...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 08-18-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,502
Posted By CONELRAD
Well itís comforting to know that in an...

Well itís comforting to know that in an ever-changing world that some things never change. Namely the Russian government and their inept nuclear programs, their inept handling of the resulting...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 08-16-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,586
Posted By CONELRAD
It takes a pretty significant source to get any...

It takes a pretty significant source to get any response from a CD-V715 or 717. Usually the unlicensed sources aren't enough. That's one of the reasons I don't recommend them.

There's a bunch of...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 08-15-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,586
Posted By CONELRAD
Not exactly. I think youíre conflating...

Not exactly. I think youíre conflating contamination and exposure. When it comes to screening for contamination, yes, sometimes itís enough to know itís there or to know a rough proportion. But...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 08-15-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,586
Posted By CONELRAD
You have to read the item descriptions, some say...

You have to read the item descriptions, some say working, some say for parts, etc. The CD-V700s, are the only ones that are actually Geiger counters, and they are the only ones that will read...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 08-13-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,502
Posted By CONELRAD
Thatís because Barry wanted to throw them some...

Thatís because Barry wanted to throw them some cash. But fear not, our manned launch vehicle should be ready in about 3 years.
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 08-13-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,502
Posted By CONELRAD
Not really much of a comparison there. We've...

Not really much of a comparison there. We've lost 2, the Scorpion and the Thresher. The Soviets/Russians have lost 7.




I think you're overstating their naval capabilities... just as one...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 08-13-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,502
Posted By CONELRAD
Nearly all of the claims and stories about this...

Nearly all of the claims and stories about this weapon being greater than 2mt, being undetectable, uncatchable, and unkillable, link back to a single "reveal" by Russian state-controlled TV. The...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 08-13-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,502
Posted By CONELRAD
Remember, we had this nuclear-powered cruise...

Remember, we had this nuclear-powered cruise missile thing figured out back in the 50s. We just didn't bother with it because ICBMs were determined to be more cost-effective. Which is still the...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 08-13-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,502
Posted By CONELRAD
Russian nuclear-powered cruise missile blows up, creating ďmini-ChernobylĒ

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/08/russian-nuclear-powered-cruise-missile-blows-up-creating-mini-chernobyl/



Whoops. I guess the Russian super-weapons arenít that super.
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 07-31-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,391
Posted By CONELRAD
Great idea! It should compliment your paper-cup...

Great idea! It should compliment your paper-cup gas mask nicely. :rolleyes:
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 07-31-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,391
Posted By CONELRAD
The RDS looks like an upgraded AN/PDR-77 ...

The RDS looks like an upgraded AN/PDR-77

https://www.mirion.com/products/rds-110v-military-radiac-set

The RDS may not be a totally new product, it may just be they are standardizing around an...
Forum: The Tech Zone 07-29-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 931
Views: 146,447
Posted By CONELRAD
Same here. The F-16 Viper is supposed to release...

Same here. The F-16 Viper is supposed to release for DCS:World for this fall so Iíll be playing that after it launches.
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 07-20-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,391
Posted By CONELRAD
ADM-300 Radiac best bang for the buck radiation detector

As you dig deeper into the subject, youíll soon see why thereís no easy answer to ďwhatís dangerousĒ. How much, how long, how often... all of that factors in. Then, are you talking about direct...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 07-15-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,104
Posted By CONELRAD
Basement fallout shelter (not blast )

Iodine doesnít protect you from radiation nor does it get you away from radiation. Itís of very little use for nuclear weapon fallout.
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 07-02-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,104
Posted By CONELRAD
If you want/need PF1000 protection inside youíll...

If you want/need PF1000 protection inside youíll have to pull permits and involve professional contractors anyway. If you donít, youíre setting yourself up to play the lead role in a cautionary tale...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 06-28-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 24,530
Posted By CONELRAD
This isnít a discussion on missile defense, itís...

This isnít a discussion on missile defense, itís about mapping fallout. Please stick to the topic.
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 06-28-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,104
Posted By CONELRAD
Share some links if you have them, Iíd be happy...

Share some links if you have them, Iíd be happy to look at them and explain what they are not suitable for shelter purposes. If you dig around on the net you will also see studies about Demron...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 06-28-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,104
Posted By CONELRAD
No one here is saying that. Unless you are...

No one here is saying that. Unless you are somewhere that will receive multiple surface hits and be blanketed with heavy fallout, a plain old basement with improvised shelter will do an adequate job...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 06-20-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,104
Posted By CONELRAD
High-z foam is not going to block gamma rays in...

High-z foam is not going to block gamma rays in an effective manner. Foam-anything is a poor radiation shield because it incorporates air or empty space. Lightweight anything just means you need...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 06-20-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,104
Posted By CONELRAD
You donít need to be 10í underground, what you...

You donít need to be 10í underground, what you need is approximately 3í of earth on all sides of you. As neiowa was saying an accident at a nuclear plant is generally not as bad as a nuclear weapon...
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