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Chernobyl

Post by Dimebag » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:21 am

Well,

If anyone here isn’t aware, there is a new mini-series just released covering the 1986 disaster of the Chernobyl reactor explosion and subsequent cleanup and containment.

I cannot stress this point enough, it is a brilliant miniseries. I wish there were more to it, but alas it only ran for 5 episodes, the last of which I finished watching tonight.

For those who are familiar with the disaster, this will provide great details regarding the contributing underlying factors of the explosion, but more than that, it tells a very human story of the lies which lead to such a terrible catastrophe taking place, and the insane risks which were taken by those in charge who should have been ensuring the safe operation of the reactor.

There is brilliant and terrifying scenes as the disaster unfolds and the viewer is placed in the front seat to observe the catastrophe in all its horror, second by second as the enormity of it all dawns upon those unlucky enough to be close enough.

The subsequent efforts to stabilise the situation are equally as horrifying, as people knowingly expose themselves to radioactivity, knowing how deadly it is.

This series will shock you to the core.

Anyone else been enjoying it, I almost feel bad how much I am into this, considering the subject matter and the tragedy of it all.

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Post by OlegTheBatty » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:49 pm

One of the takeaways from Chernobyl is the remarkable recovery of the ecosphere in the vicinity. The earth can heal itself very well indeed if there are no humans around to 'help'.
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Post by psychiatry is a scam » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:06 pm

Netflix ? youtube ?
probably something I aint got

hbo :-(

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Post by Dimebag » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:01 am

psychiatry is a scam wrote:
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Netflix ? youtube ?
probably something I aint got

hbo :-(
If one wished to view it one could ;)

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Post by Dimebag » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:02 am

OlegTheBatty wrote:
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One of the takeaways from Chernobyl is the remarkable recovery of the ecosphere in the vicinity. The earth can heal itself very well indeed if there are no humans around to 'help'.
It certainly added a bit of extra random genetic mutation.

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Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:17 am

OlegTheBatty wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:49 pm
One of the takeaways from Chernobyl is the remarkable recovery of the ecosphere in the vicinity. The earth can heal itself very well indeed if there are no humans around to 'help'.
Yeah..........it would be nice if that were "true." I've googled a bit on this subject........I get the feeling I'm not "finding" the whole truth. RECOGNIZE the various biases involved, including our own. Big leafy green plants covering everything and monitoring shows more total animal populations. IS THAT THE WHOLE STORY????????..............or is the truth in the details that are not "being covered up" but just are not being reported??????

Look at the maps of the "kill zones".............................and WHY AREN'T HUMANS GOING BACK??????????????

"Earth" will be recovered if the entire zone were denuded and bare. ITS STILL EARTH.

.................Silly Hoomans.
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Tom Palven wrote:
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Dimebag wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:02 am
OlegTheBatty wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:49 pm
One of the takeaways from Chernobyl is the remarkable recovery of the ecosphere in the vicinity. The earth can heal itself very well indeed if there are no humans around to 'help'.
It certainly added a bit of extra random genetic mutation.
Yes. It will be interesting to see how that plays out - mutations getting out into the general population.
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Post by Gord » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:27 am

OlegTheBatty wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:21 pm
Dimebag wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:02 am
OlegTheBatty wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:49 pm
One of the takeaways from Chernobyl is the remarkable recovery of the ecosphere in the vicinity. The earth can heal itself very well indeed if there are no humans around to 'help'.
It certainly added a bit of extra random genetic mutation.
Yes. It will be interesting to see how that plays out - mutations getting out into the general population.
Mutations are always happening, all the time, with every new generation. There might be more due to Chernobyl, but they're not going to be anything really cool like a Godzillawolf or a Hulkdog.

I remember the good ol' days when scientists used to radiate stuff to create new strains. Oh wait! They still do that! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutation_breeding
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Gord wrote:
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Mutations are always happening, all the time, with every new generation. There might be more due to Chernobyl, but they're not going to be anything really cool like a Godzillawolf or a Hulkdog.
Oh shucks.
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Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:38 am

Spaceballs. One of my favorite movies starts in 30 minutes. I'll watch it again. Love Barf, the half dog/half man played by John candy. Natural mutations even egged on by excess radiation is not monster creating. You need intentional human gene splicing for all things Barf.
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"Knowledge grows through infinite timelessness" -- the random fictional Deepak Chopra quote site
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"It's OK to lie about nuclear power if it helps to get it banned."
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Gord wrote:
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Well duh, it's TV. :lol:
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Post by Dimebag » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:53 pm

Exactly, just watch it and enjoy it first, then you can pick it apart if you wish after you have seen it, but to judge it without actually seeing it is foolish, you are denying yourself something very impactful.

Show me any film or tv series based on actual events that is 100% accurate. I doubt there is one. Not to mention the degree of secrecy by the Soviet Union means there will be a degree of uncertainty in much of what was told. If you watch the series you will pick up on the spirit it is portraying, that of a slowly unfolding understanding of the gravity of the situation and the actions which were required to contain it.

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I have better ways to spend my time.
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I'm thankful for the warning, so I won't have to watch that claptrap.
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Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:40 am

Dimebag wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:53 pm
Exactly, just watch it and enjoy it first, then you can pick it apart if you wish after you have seen it, but to judge it without actually seeing it is foolish, you are denying yourself something very impactful.

Show me any film or tv series based on actual events that is 100% accurate. I doubt there is one. Not to mention the degree of secrecy by the Soviet Union means there will be a degree of uncertainty in much of what was told. If you watch the series you will pick up on the spirit it is portraying, that of a slowly unfolding understanding of the gravity of the situation and the actions which were required to contain it.
Exactly so. The inherent risk/danger of Nukes and what is required as we move to using it more extensively during our transition to Green Energy. ((I must dither on the Definition of Green. In this context it means not carbon based. but Green also means healthy, benign, non-comsuming, not dangerous, which Nukes are not. Hmmm....what is the name of a "light green" color?......."Lime" is all I can think of.))) Evidently, the series can also be watched to see how gubments spins their screw ups?
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Re: Chernobyl

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Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
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I have better ways to spend my time.
Suit yourself, if you watch it and feel nothing I doubt you have a beating heart.

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I'm 68, I don't have time for MORE sob stories. I've seen/heard/caused too many already.
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Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:53 pm

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Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:39 pm
I'm 68, I don't have time for MORE sob stories. I've seen/heard/caused too many already.
I ran out of time for sob stories about 40 years ago. ABSOLUTELY, anyone with a life has better things "to do."

But.......if you are interested in what happened at Chernobyl and all the related issues up to and including the fate of the human race/civilization.......there is very little more important to THINK ABOUT. Your posting here shows you are still thinking about things. Just think better.
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Dimebag wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:12 pm
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Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:26 am
I have better ways to spend my time.
Suit yourself, if you watch it and feel nothing I doubt you have a beating heart.
So it appeals to the emotions instead of the facts?
Sounds like propaganda to me. No thanks.
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Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:11 pm

landrew wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:02 pm
Dimebag wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:12 pm
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:26 am
I have better ways to spend my time.
Suit yourself, if you watch it and feel nothing I doubt you have a beating heart.
So it appeals to the emotions instead of the facts?
Sounds like propaganda to me. No thanks.
How do you define facts Landrew? "Always leading to emotion free conclusions?"

Fact: A statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened /// I don't see "not leading to an emotional response" as part of the definition.

Wise up.
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Post by landrew » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:56 pm

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:11 pm
landrew wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:02 pm
Dimebag wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:12 pm
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:26 am
I have better ways to spend my time.
Suit yourself, if you watch it and feel nothing I doubt you have a beating heart.
So it appeals to the emotions instead of the facts?
Sounds like propaganda to me. No thanks.
How do you define facts Landrew? "Always leading to emotion free conclusions?"

Fact: A statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened /// I don't see "not leading to an emotional response" as part of the definition.

Wise up.
I think I can see your point there. Facts are much less interesting than fiction, so let's live in a world where the delineation doesn't much matter. Reality is such a buzz-kill.
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bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:53 pm
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:39 pm
I'm 68, I don't have time for MORE sob stories. I've seen/heard/caused too many already.
I ran out of time for sob stories about 40 years ago. ABSOLUTELY, anyone with a life has better things "to do."

But.......if you are interested in what happened at Chernobyl and all the related issues up to and including the fate of the human race/civilization.......there is very little more important to THINK ABOUT. Your posting here shows you are still thinking about things. Just think better.
Meh, I don't hold twats in high regard, so you're post was wasted.
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bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:53 pm
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:39 pm
I'm 68, I don't have time for MORE sob stories. I've seen/heard/caused too many already.
I ran out of time for sob stories about 40 years ago. ABSOLUTELY, anyone with a life has better things "to do."

But.......if you are interested in what happened at Chernobyl and all the related issues up to and including the fate of the human race/civilization.......there is very little more important to THINK ABOUT. Your posting here shows you are still thinking about things. Just think better.
When you've heard about the fate of civilization being in the balance for the 40th time, and nothing ever comes to pass, it tends not to interest me.
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Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:16 pm

Landrew: you freaking idiot: explain how prediction of what will happen by 2100 can possibly come to pass?

Fricking retard.
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bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:
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Landrew: you freaking idiot: explain how prediction of what will happen by 2100 can possibly come to pass?

Fricking retard.
50 years ago, idiots were predicting the end of the world due to pollution, over-population, nuclear war and everything else. None of it happened, but idiots are still doing what idiots do.
It happens every time you're intellectually cornered. Typical simian behavior, throwing crap.
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No relevant response.

..............................as always.
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Meh, I don't hold twats in high regard, so you're post was wasted.
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Post by Dimebag » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:18 am

So, anyone watched it yet? Otherwise, not sure what we are achieving here.

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Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:12 pm

Ha, ha...........yes...........reading the reference material, always a bother. I want to.......I just can't while recording or otherwise multi-tasking. I don't know if its Win 10 or my Intel chip but my one year old self built computer tends to stutter on applications where my older less powerful computer running Win 7 with an AMD chip did a much better/smoother job.

I still blame Microsoft.
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Dimebag wrote:
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So, anyone watched it yet? Otherwise, not sure what we are achieving here.
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Post by Gord » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:37 pm

Thunderf00t watched it, apparently.

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Post by Gord » Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:17 am

Here's a video from Because Science:

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Re: Chernobyl

Post by landrew » Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:42 pm

I'm not one who believes that the best way to find the truth is to filter out everything but the one source I choose to believe. I prefer to take the time to evaluate all the available sources and weigh each one individually, and reaching my conclusions eclectically. The Chernobyl miniseries has brought out scores of opinions, not all in agreement, and I think this affords us fertile ground for learning.

But that's just me.
The job of a skeptic is to investigate the unexplained; not to explain the uninvestigated.