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February 20th, 2003

A more serious approach to surviving nuclear blasts

An update to my last post: someone has put together a more serious and useful guide to surviving nuclear blasts. In fact they have good, practical advise on all of the least-likely to happen types of attacks a country could suffer from. Two of my favourites:

If deadly radiation knocks on your door, do not answer.

Don’t get so preoccupied with biological weapons that you forget to put on deodorant.

(via Electrolite)

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February 20th, 2003

Notes from around the web

It looks like Live Journal is having some difficulties with a distributed denial of service attack. We can’t hit any of the LJ servers, except the status page which explains what is going on.

Now for something completely different (I couldn’t think of a better way of introducing this): How to survive a nuclear blast. I’m not entirely sure how anyone could have put up this site and kept a straight face while doing it. It even looks like it really is a genuine US government website, so some poor sod takes this seriously.

For the click impaired, here’s a quick summary:

  • Hide behind a door
  • Don’t be next to the bomb when it goes off
  • Don’t hang around the nuclear blast site for long

(via Matthew Yglesias)

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