5 minutes till midnight


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Yesterday, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the famed Doomsday Clock ahead, from 7 minutes till midnight, to 5 minutes till midnight.  The reasoning stated was "Board members of the Chicago-based Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists magazine cite nuclear weapons programs in Iran and North Korea, unsecured nuclear materials in Russia and elsewhere and 25,000 nuclear weapons in the United States and Russia, including 2,000 that are ready to launch."

For those who don't know, the Doomsday Clock* is a symbolic clock that was created by the board of directors of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.  Midnight represents destruction via nuclear war.

The clock hasnt been this close to midnight since the late 1980's during the Arms race.  Tick...  Tock...

Posted by Ensellitis @ 1/18/2007 05:35  |    18 | Source

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crab2selout.png (Level 4 Deputy) @ 1/22/2007 21:48
You can all die. I'm living.

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skeddles (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 1/21/2007 16:10
yea we f*cked up.

ever since electicity was "disovered", the world has been going down hill. I can see why people go and live in lancaster. life was so much easier back then. It only a matter of time before... we all die...

too bad we cant live on 2 planets... although i love technology and stuff like that, its not really worth it. and living in an amish paradise wont make anything better either. that kind of just running away from your problems. I think every major country should stop what theyre doing, and start researching time travel. then we can go back and murder Benjamin Franklin, and all will be how it should be.

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silent sniper (Level 1 Depressed) @ 1/21/2007 10:20

so when the clock reaches its destination were all going to die? wow, what a pleasant thought


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vanSchmidt (Level 1 Intern) @ 1/20/2007 22:50
Well I agree with Shivers, but in my opinion, if another WWIII would break out, which I think it will....then well, theres no stopping it really...

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Faktablad (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/19/2007 20:30
Nice knowing you guys. 

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Ensellitis (Level 11 Sensei) @ 1/19/2007 17:54
oh god...  another of those terminator prophecies people

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Shivers (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/19/2007 15:12
The end of the world as we know it will come in 20-40 years when nanotech is completely developed and we need to stop making babies right away, and also decide basically who lives for an extra 100 years and who dies. Let the "class' and moral wars begin ...but before that, we're headed for another cold war / M.A.D. (mutually assured destruction)

By the way, china is now shooting missiles at their own test satellites (thanks for the debris floating around  the earth now , really appreciate it). We're in deep and time is running out. Its not "while europe slept " anymore, its "while everyone in the world sat on their asses trying to talk it out with people hell bent on global domination" . We're making the same damn mistakes we made in WWII, we underestimated the threat and we're letting it get larger and larger instead of cutting it off at the knees.

Regardless of who's fault we think this is, the time for fingerpointing is over. We need to do something, fast.

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Lawrence (Level 10 Operative) @ 1/18/2007 15:58
It's a good thing I live near Kelvedon Hatch, hehe

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Blick (Level 6 Commander) @ 1/18/2007 14:56
I am rather prone to nicknames. When I broke my arm and still beat nearly everyone in pickle ball, I was the "One Armed Bandit", stealing all the wins.

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Ensellitis (Level 11 Sensei) @ 1/18/2007 14:07
picture mad max, but instead of a chaotic kickass looking car with armor, guns, and such, picture a walkwer that looks sweet...  hmm...  just got an art idea...

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Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 1/18/2007 13:56
Have a gun and a bandana.. You'll be nicknamed 'Ol' Rebel'

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Blick (Level 6 Commander) @ 1/18/2007 13:54
Shit. I'll be elderly by then. How am I supposed to riot with a walker?

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Ensellitis (Level 11 Sensei) @ 1/18/2007 13:49
i think that would be an entirely different clock.  the doomsday clock is exclusively "destruction by nuclear war".

but i get what you are saying...  i think if there is an end, it wont be purely nuclear.  hell, it is estimated that in 40-50 years we will run out of fossil fuels...  we had riots when there was a shortage before, imagine if it was all gone...  thank god i'll be dead by then

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PixelSnader (Level 2 Peon) @ 1/18/2007 13:37
i dont think the danger is as much the nuclear stuff, but allso environmental hazards which are long known as well and still havent been fixed.

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ceddo (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 1/18/2007 12:05
Oh dear, we're all going to die! :/

Sedge, take a couple of backups of the entire website and enclose them into shock-resistant, heat-resistant, water-proof and pressurized space capsules so that the secrets of pixel art may not be lost forever.


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Ensellitis (Level 11 Sensei) @ 1/18/2007 10:16
the clock has never hit midnight yet, so wtf are you talking about?

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Sir.Brian (Level 1 Gangster) @ 1/18/2007 10:05
soo.. if we didn't die before..the clock doesn't mean anything, until we're actually dead? :/

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Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 1/18/2007 08:50
Now is the time to gorge.. and eat delisious food in the knowledge that when the earth burns, your fat will smell tantelising.

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