Ranting About: The End

Ranting about: The end of the world

No not the song

Anyone else is getting annoy with this.

1. Telling everyone = Panic = no fun.

2. No Proof.

Yes the calendar will end but is their really infinite calendars.

3. Everyday is the end.

The world end today no tomorrow no a week no a month no a year. Wrong! The world will end when the sun dies and that's a very long wait.

4. End

Why is it the end of the world its the end of life on planet earth.

Again

This Month

Black hole

Ok but we are still alive the last time.

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Weapon Facts:Nuke

16 Jul 1945 Trinity 19 USA First fission device test, first plutonium implosion detonation
6 Aug 1945 Little Boy 15 USA Bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, first detonation of an enriched uranium gun-type device
9 Aug 1945 Fat Man 21 USA Bombing of Nagasaki, Japan
29 Aug 1949 RDS-1 22 USSR First fission weapon test by the USSR
3 Oct 1952 Hurricane 25 UK First fission weapon test by the UK
1 Nov 1952 Ivy Mike 10,400 USA First "staged" thermonuclear weapon test (not deployable)
12 Aug 1953 Joe 4 400 USSR First fusion weapon test by the USSR (not "staged", but deployable)
1 Mar 1954 Castle Bravo 15,000 USA First deployable "staged" thermonuclear weapon; fallout accident where the crew members of the Japanese fishing ship the Lucky Dragon where all crew members were given radiation poisoning and 1 crew member died.
22 Nov 1955 RDS-37 1,600 USSR First "staged" thermonuclear weapon test by the USSR (deployable)
8 Nov 1957 Grapple X 1,800 UK First (successful) "staged" thermonuclear weapon test by the UK
13 Feb 1960 Gerboise Bleue 70 France First fission weapon test by France
31 Oct 1961 Tsar Bomba 50,000 USSR Largest thermonuclear weapon ever tested
16 Oct 1964 596 22 PR China First fission weapon test by the People's Republic of China
17 Jun 1967 Test No. 6 3,300 PR China First "staged" thermonuclear weapon test by the People's Republic of China
24 Aug 1968 Canopus 2,600 France First "staged" thermonuclear test by France
18 May 1974 Smiling Buddha 12 India First fission nuclear explosive test by India
11 May 1998 Shakti I 43 India First potential fusion/boosted weapon test by India
(exact yields disputed, between 25kt and 45kt)
11 May 1998 Shakti II 12 India First deployable fission weapon test by India
28 May 1998 Chagai-I 9-12 Pakistan First fission weapon test by Pakistan.
9 Oct 2006 Hwadae-ri <1 North Korea First fission device tested by North Korea; resulted as a fizzle
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Weapon Facts: Minigun

Weapon Facts: Minigun
1890s: Electric motor-driven Gatling gun

The ancestor to the modern minigun was made in the 1860s. Richard J. Gatling replaced the hand cranked mechanism of a rifle-caliber Gatling gun with an electric motor, a relatively new invention at the time. Even after Gatling slowed down the mechanism, the new electric-powered Gatling gun had a theoretical rate of fire of 3,000 rounds per minute, roughly three times the rate of a typical modern, single-barreled machine gun. Gatling's electric-powered design received US Patent #502,185 on July 25, 1893. Despite Gatling's improvements, the Gatling gun fell into disuse after cheaper, lighter-weight, recoil and gas operated machine guns were invented.

1960s: Vietnam war

In the 1960s, the US military began exploring modern variants of the electric-powered, rotating barrel Gatling gun-style weapons for use in the Vietnam War. The US forces in Vietnam, which used helicopters as one of the primary means of transporting soldiers and equipment through the dense jungle, found that the thin-skinned helicopters were very vulnerable to small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) attacks when they slowed down to land. Although helicopters had mounted single-barrel machine guns, using single-barrel machine guns to repel attackers hidden in the dense jungle foliage often led to barrels overheating or cartridge jams.

In order to develop a weapon with a more reliable, higher rate of fire, General Electric designers scaled down the rotating-barrel 20 mm M61 Vulcan cannon for 7.62 x 51 mm NATO ammunition. The resulting weapon, designated XM134 and known popularly as the Minigun, could fire up to 4,000 rounds per minute without overheating. (Originally, the gun was specked at 6,000 rpm, but this was later lowered to 4,000.) The Minigun was mounted on OH-6 Cayuse and OH-58 Kiowa side pods, in the turret and wing pods on AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters, on door, pylon and pod mounts on UH-1 "Huey" Iroquois transport helicopters, and on many other helicopters and aircraft.

Several larger aircraft were outfitted with miniguns, specifically for close air support, including famous gunship airplanes like the Douglas AC-47 ("Spooky" a.k.a. "Puff the Magic Dragon", converted Douglas C-47s), AC-119 Gunship ("Shadow" and "Stinger", converted Fairchild "Flying Boxcars"), and the original AC-130 "Spectre" Gunship (converted C-130 Hercules cargo planes), the H-53 (MH-53 Pave Low), and the common H-60 family of helicopters (UH-60 Black Hawk/HH-60 Pave Hawk).

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Weapon Facts: Nuclear Weapon

A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from the nuclear reaction of fission or from a combination of fission and fusion. Both reactions release vast quantities of energy from relatively small amounts of matter; a modern thermonuclear weapon weighing little more than a ton can produce an explosion comparable to the detonation of more than a billion kilograms of conventional high explosive. Even small nuclear devices with yields equivalent to only a few thousand tons of TNT can devastate a city. Nuclear weapons are considered weapons of mass destruction.

In the history of warfare, only two nuclear weapons have been detonated offensively, both by the United States of America during the closing days of World War II. The first was detonated on the morning of 6 August 1945, when the United States dropped a (uranium) gun-type device code-named "Little Boy" on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The second was detonated three days later when the United States dropped a plutonium implosion-type device code-named "Fat Man" on the city of Nagasaki. These bombings resulted in the immediate deaths of around 120,000 people from injuries sustained from the explosion and acute radiation sickness, and even more deaths over time from long-term effects of (ionizing) radiation. The use of these weapons was and remains controversial. (See Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki for a full discussion.)

Since the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, nuclear weapons have been detonated on over two thousand occasions for testing purposes and demonstration purposes. The only countries known to have detonated nuclear weapons - and that acknowledge possessing such weapons - are (chronologically) the United States, the Soviet Union (succeeded as a nuclear power by Russia), the United Kingdom, France, the People's Republic of China, India, Pakistan, and North Korea. Israel is also widely believed to possess nuclear weapons, though it does not acknowledge having them. For more information on these states' nuclear programs, as well as other states that formerly possessed nuclear weapons or are suspected of seeking nuclear weapons, see List of states with nuclear weapons.

Apart from their use as weapons, nuclear explosives have been tested and used for various non-military uses. Synthetic elements, such as einsteinium and fermium, created by neutron bombardment of uranium and plutonium during thermonuclear explosions, were discovered in the aftermath of the first thermonuclear bomb test.

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