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Postby Saxon Dog » Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:33 pm

Gave this a lotta thought before I wrote it - I believe in self-fulfilling prophecy. Sure hope Im wrong. This one gets a lot worse in a week.
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Re: UNTHINKABLE Comments

Postby wa5 » Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:44 am

Well, I'm in :)

EDIT.. I do have a question... how far does an EMP spread from the blast?.. Would the Limo be running 5 miles away, would the kids Video camera/Phone be operative?

Would the Motel still have electricity...

I know Older diesel trucks with Mechanical fuel injection (like GM 53/71 and 92s basically anything pre electronic) would run, but thier alternators may not charge... Not so sure about points type distibutors in non EFI older cars... IE pre 75... (around that time cars were starting to adopt electronic ignition .. Chrysler was an early adopter of this system...)..
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Re: UNTHINKABLE Comments

Postby Saxon Dog » Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:42 pm

EMP is highly overrated. Ground level or normal altitude bursts dont put out that much. You'd be inside the killed or wrecked radius if the EMP hurt your electronics anyway.

Its only if they pop the nuke at very high altitude that EMP causes more damage than the blast. Theres a really complicated formula for calculating the height/yield curve to get the EMP radius/effect you want.
Its possible to pop a big enough nuke at a high enough altitude to fry everything electronic is the USA, but its a big nuke.

And trust me, this story isnt "unthinkable" yet. That happens on Day 6. :shock:
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Re: UNTHINKABLE Comments

Postby Saxon Dog » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:20 pm

OK, I guess Im committed to finishing this. Self fulfilling prophecy be damned.
I think my writing is improving. Practice practice practice.
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Re: UNTHINKABLE Comments

Postby Jeff » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:37 pm

Ok, I'm commited to reading this. Practice away! 8-)
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Just puttin' in time waitin' for The Walking Dead...could they shamble any slower, really.
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Re: UNTHINKABLE Comments

Postby Jeff » Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:54 am

Hey SD, thanks for the update. Carry on!

Cheers.
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Re: UNTHINKABLE Comments

Postby Jeff » Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:00 pm

"Look mommy, a mushroom cloud" Great read, thanks (in advance of more. 8-))
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Re: UNTHINKABLE Comments

Postby Saxon Dog » Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:35 pm

Gee I hate to do this

But on advice from someone who told me that it would be better to post stuff where its limited to Members Only viewing, I put the rest of UNTHINKABLE on another Forum.

I feel disloyal, but I might want to publish it and avoiding problems is always my way.

Here's the link - http://www.alternatehistory.com/discuss ... p?t=160339 - and I think It'll ask you to join up, which isnt a big deal, no weirdness.

Hopefully we can all mention this Forum on their Forum and get some cross traffic.
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