• Missle Threat to Hawaii False Alarm
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[media]https://twitter.com/turing_police/status/952251776937291776[/media]
[video=youtube;JHb5DYWawXg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHb5DYWawXg[/video]
Nice way to wake up this morning. And funnily enough, 'I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire' was the song that came up when I put on some tunes while I was grabbing my shit ready to bug out.
I can't imagine what this must be like. Reminds me of the cold war, the feeling that you could just be dead from a missile and never even know.
[QUOTE=BBC]State Governor David Ige apologised to Hawaiians, [B]saying an employee had pressed the wrong button.[/B] The US government announced there would be a full investigation. [/QUOTE] Yep, accidental button press confirmed.
[QUOTE=Spacewolf;53050267]I can't imagine what this must be like. Reminds me of the cold war, the feeling that you could just be dead from a missile and never even know.[/QUOTE] This is the mistake people make now. The Cold War may have ended but atomic weapons still exist and some nations are attempting to develop them still. The threat of atomic annihilation will never leave so long as the weapons exist and the videos showing how the Hawaiians are reacting show the degree of our complacency and ignorance about how it's just as easy for an atomic crisis to happen now as it was 65 years ago. I can't stand "preppers" but the need for a bomb/fallout shelter is still one everyone should at least consider. Even having a family plan of action in case of emergency, while not guaranteed to ensure survival, can at least give a sense of structure and action when accidents like this happen so you don't do anything drastic. My biggest fear when I heard of this was the people who are unprepared and would perhaps resort to suicide because they failed to make plans in the event of such a thing.
It was not just a phone push: [media]https://youtu.be/OklwLGrWE4Q[/media] That would scare the shit out of me.. it's bad enough when it's a tornado warning. Holy shit
This was one hell of an alarm this morning! scared the shit out of me and my folks. Whoever fucked up here is in the hottest of hot water.
[QUOTE=Johnny Joe;53050291]This is the mistake people make now. The Cold War may have ended but atomic weapons still exist and some nations are attempting to develop them still. The threat of atomic annihilation will never leave so long as the weapons exist and the videos showing how the Hawaiians are reacting show the degree of our complacency and ignorance about how it's just as easy for an atomic crisis to happen now as it was 65 years ago. I can't stand "preppers" but the need for a bomb/fallout shelter is still one everyone should at least consider. Even having a family plan of action in case of emergency, while not guaranteed to ensure survival, can at least give a sense of structure and action when accidents like this happen so you don't do anything drastic. My biggest fear when I heard of this was the people who are unprepared and would perhaps resort to suicide because they failed to make plans in the event of such a thing.[/QUOTE] The chance of nuclear annihilation isn't gone but it's sure as shit gone down since the cold war. Back then half the world was pitted against the other, and the only thing stopping WWIII was the threat of mutual annihilation. Now-a-days, it's the US and friends vs NK, and the chance of either side launching a nuke is near zero, and the chance of the US retaliating with nukes is zero. You can't say in the same sentence that you dislike preppers but you should also consider building a bomb shelter. It's the exact same mindset. Honestly, we're more likely to be annihilated by a natural disease or virus, or wiped out via an asteroid, than we are to destroy ourselves with nuclear weapons. The world currently is more peaceful than it has ever been since the dawn of civilization. It's silly to point that that nukes still exist and the threat of their use still exist.
[QUOTE=BlindSniper17;53049860]Whoever was responsible for that fuck up needs to be fired. If I had lived in Hawaii and saw that, I'd have had a legit panic attack. EDIT: [media]https://www.twitter.com/bubbaprog/status/952246857933221888[/media][/QUOTE] Is there a mirror or something for the video in this?
[QUOTE=_Maverick_;53050369]Is there a mirror or something for the video in this?[/QUOTE] It's basically something like the one OvB posted. Another example: [video=youtube;5X-x5KtE9mg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X-x5KtE9mg[/video]
[QUOTE=Cyke Lon bee;53050354] You can't say in the same sentence that you dislike preppers but you should also consider building a bomb shelter. It's the exact same mindset. [/QUOTE] I don't dislike them for prepping with canned foods and supplies, I dislike them for the immense amount of conspiracy nonsense that often accompanies their lifestyle. There's no harm in the old Boy Scout motto: "Be prepared!" While the threat may be <1%, having a plan and being practiced in what to do in case of a thing like this would prevent a lot of distress with people running around with no idea what to do. Even if it never happens, it's good to have a sensible plan.
[QUOTE=Johnny Joe;53050409]I don't dislike them for prepping with canned foods and supplies, I dislike them for the immense amount of conspiracy nonsense that often accompanies their lifestyle. There's no harm in the old Boy Scout motto: "Be prepared!"[/QUOTE] There’s no conspiracy. We could literally be bombed any day now.
[QUOTE=SuperDuprKyle;53050417]There’s no conspiracy. We could literally be bombed any day now.[/QUOTE] No I mean the other things preppers often prep for, like black helicopters or some illuminati shit like that. Old patriot movement militia type people who fear a new world order.
[QUOTE=SuperDuprKyle;53050417]There’s no conspiracy. We could literally be bombed any day now.[/QUOTE] North Korea will never offensively nuke the United States.
[QUOTE=OvB;53050438]North Korea will never offensively nuke the United States.[/QUOTE] I don't know anymore. If a country gets desperate enough they might just try.
Hm, let's see if Trump is tweeting about thi- [media]https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/952301373479104512[/media] Never mind!
refuse to believe he wouldn't include something about himself or the left even if hawaii was a radioactive crater right now
There's a press conference from the Hawaii Emergency Management Administrator outlining their fuck up [editline]13th January 2018[/editline] Claims they were running a standard drill but accidentally sent out the wrong message
[QUOTE=SuperDuprKyle;53050417]There’s no conspiracy. We could literally be bombed any day now.[/QUOTE] Um, no, we could not literally be bombed any day now. These theatrics with NK have been going on for 2 decades at least, theres nothing new here. Trump is just a lot worse with PR and the media is eating this shit up because theres little else to talk about. If you honestly think we're at threat of war with NK, go grab your old highschool history text book and give it a read. [editline]13th January 2018[/editline] [QUOTE=_Maverick_;53050448]I don't know anymore. If a country gets desperate enough they might just try.[/QUOTE] No, they will not. NKs entire government exists on the basis that no one will intervene and stop their brutalities. Them launching a nuke at anyone would be the immediate end to their shenanigans. NK is not some cornered beast that will lash out if we probe it too much. They just want to be left the fuck alone so they can continue to prosper while their people suffer.
[QUOTE=Pie_Tony;53050268]Yep, accidental button press confirmed.[/QUOTE] Did they not label the buttons properly? How can you get the test button mixed up with the alert button?
[QUOTE=Mr. Someguy;53050584]Did they not label the buttons properly? How can you get the test button mixed up with the alert button?[/QUOTE] It's a computer program and apparently the button to do the test is close to the button to do the real thing. There's a warning pop up after you click, but the person went ahead with it. This is according to the press conference.
[QUOTE=Johnny Joe;53050291]This is the mistake people make now. The Cold War may have ended but atomic weapons still exist and some nations are attempting to develop them still. The threat of atomic annihilation will never leave so long as the weapons exist and the videos showing how the Hawaiians are reacting show the degree of our complacency and ignorance about how it's just as easy for an atomic crisis to happen now as it was 65 years ago. I can't stand "preppers" but the need for a bomb/fallout shelter is still one everyone should at least consider. Even having a family plan of action in case of emergency, while not guaranteed to ensure survival, can at least give a sense of structure and action when accidents like this happen so you don't do anything drastic. My biggest fear when I heard of this was the people who are unprepared and would perhaps resort to suicide because they failed to make plans in the event of such a thing.[/QUOTE] I'm really just not comfortable living my life consumed by such morbid fear all the time. [editline]3[/editline] I mean every time I walk outside I could be struck by lightning or hit by a car but it's a risk I take when I live my life normally.
[QUOTE=OvB;53050587]It's a computer program and apparently the button to do the test is close to the button to do the real thing. There's a warning pop up after you click, but the person went ahead with it. This is according to the press conference.[/QUOTE] They should have maybe just a few more confirmation pop-ups. [img]https://i.imgur.com/Ub1gmrf.gif[/img]
[QUOTE=OvB;53050587]It's a computer program and apparently the button to do the test is close to the button to do the real thing. [B]There's a warning pop up after you click, but the person went ahead with it.[/B] This is according to the press conference.[/QUOTE] Jesus fucking Christ. What was the rush? I was under the impression the "real" alert function would require something like a passphrase or confirmed radar contact before being enabled, have the "test" function on an entirely different tab or menu.
[QUOTE=Toybasher;53050629]Jesus fucking Christ. What was the rush? I was under the impression the "real" alert function would require something like a passphrase or confirmed radar contact before being enabled, have the "test" function on an entirely different tab or menu.[/QUOTE] Some reports that it happened just before or during a shift change. Maybe the dude was in a hurry to get out. [editline]13th January 2018[/editline] Also apparently there's no built in system to say oops that was a mistake as fast as you can send out the mistake. They're going to fix that and also require two people to issue real deal warnings
Philip DeFranco is giving people $15 for drinks on Twitter to people who live in Hawaii, and he is actually making good on that promise. Let him know if you want one! :)
[QUOTE=Coyoteze;53050626]They should have maybe just a few more confirmation pop-ups. [img]https://i.imgur.com/Ub1gmrf.gif[/img][/QUOTE] the yes/no being in swedish makes this much funnier for some reason
Christ, what a fuck-up.
[QUOTE=Johnny Joe;53050426]No I mean the other things preppers often prep for, like black helicopters or some illuminati shit like that. Old patriot movement militia type people who fear a new world order.[/QUOTE] To be fair that's a really generalized statement.
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