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Old 10-05-09, 03:48 PM   #1
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Missile Silo Fixer-Upper Now Swanky Bachelor Pad

Dude...nice crib.
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Old 10-05-09, 04:12 PM   #2
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The bad news is that there may still be Russian ICBMs targeting his location...And whose finger is on the trigger?

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Old 10-05-09, 06:15 PM   #3
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I want one of those missile silos for my house.
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Huh, unusual. I love lofts - wide open areas - shoot I'd love to roller skate around my place with just the bedroom and bathroom semi closed off - my Mom is totally irritated with how I did my place as it is wide open and I love it (hate walking around things) next place will be even more open that what I have now, but that thing hmmmm ... interesting.
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The bad news is that there may still be Russian ICBMs targeting his location...And whose finger is on the trigger?

That is what I was thinking too
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Old 10-05-09, 06:38 PM   #6
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Always had an architectural 'thing' for unusual spaces; lofts are cool, warehouses even more so, and SILOS...oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!

The only stumbling block (OF COURSE) is the CASH.
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Old 10-05-09, 08:17 PM   #7
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I'd get one.
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The bad news is that there may still be Russian ICBMs targeting his location...And whose finger is on the trigger?

Fairly unlikely. At several million dollars per ICBM, and a strong incentive to hit legitimate targets, it would be very wasteful to bother targeting a missile silo that's been empty for 40 years. It's pretty much certain the Russians know which existing silos are empty, both based on their own intel, and on the terms of the START treaties.

The first Americans to orbit the earth, John Glenn and company, flew aboard Atlas rockets, but from above-ground pads at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station rather than silos in the mid-West.
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The story talks about how quiet is in, in there, and the fact that the living space is suspended and can move, in the event of a nuclear strike.
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so I guess the vibrating bed isn't a good idea...
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I want a space so big that I can swing from the kitchen to the bed with a rope a-la Tarzan

Indoor shooting range and velodrome, and both things combined.
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The bad news is that there may still be Russian ICBMs targeting his location...And whose finger is on the trigger?

Let me ask you a question. If indeed there is a full blown nuclear holocaust, would you rather be at ground zero, or 100miles away?
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Old 10-06-09, 12:31 PM   #13
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Let me ask you a question. If indeed there is a full blown nuclear holocaust, would you rather be at ground zero, or 100miles away?
I'm about 12 miles away.
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Let me ask you a question. If indeed there is a full blown nuclear holocaust, would you rather be at ground zero, or 100miles away?
Around here I have a nuclear power plant about 30 minutes away. If I lived just ad tad more closer I'd be living with the big blue sirens and would be issued an iodine pill to "guard" against radiation, that is if I survived initial blast ...
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Hey, that's where I live. Abilene, that is. Back in the 70s my boss had one of the vertical silos but it sure didn't look like this one. But it was still way cool to prowl around in.
The huge steel doors are what stands out in my mind.
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Man, what a cool place. The bit where the nuke "lived" creeps me the hell out though. Any chance there's residual radiation or something there?
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Man, what a cool place. The bit where the nuke "lived" creeps me the hell out though. Any chance there's residual radiation or something there?
Doubt it. But it would take about 5 minutes with a Geiger counter to make sure.
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Hope he did that, or he won't need lightbulbs at night.
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Old 10-06-09, 05:27 PM   #19
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...I want a fire pole in my house...and not just for gettin down to the kitchen quickly..
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wait....wa?? oh SNAP!!!
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Man, what a cool place. The bit where the nuke "lived" creeps me the hell out though. Any chance there's residual radiation or something there?
Nope. The things are designed to withstand re-entry at around Mach 10. They're definitely not going to be shedding material while sitting still.

The material used in making a nuclear warhead isn't really very radioactive anyways. Even if the missile were still in the silo, you'd probably still be getting more radiation from all the naturally occurring trace elements in the concrete of the silo than from the warheads. It's the stuff produced if one goes off that's scary.
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