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silversnake wrote:While I am skeptical that a large-scale EMP described in the book is at all likely, it did make me think about my level of preparedness in terms of where I live, how well I don't know my neighbors, and how dependent things are on the just in time supply/production chain that can be taken down by not only EMP but also drastic fuel cost increases/shortages, regional natural disasters or disasters in key areas, political instability, economic uncertainty, and any number of other things that are more likely.
I'm hoping my wife will take the opportunity to read it too (we share a Kindle account) as she may have a bit more tolerance for my stocking of the apocalypse bunker (as she calls our basement) than she does already.
JTNieman wrote:Do you also look down the barrel when you pull the trigger to make sure it's clear? It's best to visually confirm the chamber's empty this way.
SMoAF wrote:Your sin is one of geography, not one of unmanliness. Pimp's sin is that he's, well....himself.
Doctorr Fabulous wrote:If you're in a fixed defense with a Mosin, you failed somewhere.
dogbane wrote:It's not your post count, it's making posts count.
Skully Dog wrote:Yes, it was excellent! If anyone you know poo poo's this book, just ask them if they know what the Compton Effect is. - 9 out of 10 will say no....then just tell them they might want to get educated about the subject before they say anymore.
bennyG19 wrote:It would've been better if he didn't write would of and should of and could of all the time.
Krustofski wrote:Dude, you're an open system which has energy pumped into it at least once a day. Entropy doesn't stand a chance. Plus, all living things are thermodynamically unstable anyway, we're held together by pure kinetics. You're not special. Um... what I'm trying to say is: Happy Birthday.
Doc Torr wrote: To anyone reading, just remember that fiction books are not source material, look at what they used as a source, and then read that for information after verifying the validity of the source.
Fenris wrote:God-speed on all your innovative new ideas, lolz.
Veritas wrote:My bad, I obviously over-reacted. You are allowed to disagree without me being a douchebag.
Doc Torr wrote:Having read both, I felt that One Second After and Lights Out both overstated the effects of an EMP scenario. At times I was left thinking that the only thing missing was an ACOG that didn't work because of EMP, a la Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. (ACOG's have no electronic components) To anyone reading, just remember that fiction books are not source material, look at what they used as a source, and then read that for information after verifying the validity of the source.
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