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Old 05-05-2022, 11:58 AM   #1
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Nuclear War ?


Hello,

It seems today, that we are very close to total nuclear war. In case humans erase our planet earth, some areas are totally destroyed (...), is there a backup system? Are linux servers, archive.org, linuxquestions, Ubuntu server, ... secured and underground ?

1.) https://edition.cnn.com/2022/05/03/o...ist/index.html
2.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_warfare

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Old 05-05-2022, 03:25 PM   #2
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No. ....
 
Old 05-05-2022, 03:48 PM   #3
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It seems today, that we are very close to total nuclear war.
What do you mean by "total nuclear war?" I would hope that if someone is stupid enough to go nuclear, the rest of the world will not retaliate in kind, and will instead respond with more traditional weaponry, thereby minimizing damage to our earthly ecosystem.

I think it won't come to that. But if it does, I think my priorities will be changed to that of personal survival (crops and learning to live without electricity), and not my Linux box.
 
Old 05-05-2022, 03:56 PM   #4
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Total nuclear war will bring on a nuclear winter that will be followed by a nuclear summer resulting on ozone depletion that kills all higher life forms.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_winter
 
Old 05-05-2022, 04:06 PM   #5
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Of what use will running Linux servers be once all of the people are dead?
 
Old 05-05-2022, 04:11 PM   #6
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No. ....
it would be the time to backup the site.
 
Old 05-05-2022, 04:49 PM   #7
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Save it for the cockroaches?

Why do the pests of the world always seem to survive nuclear war?

At some point I'd assume the Bible would be correct about the future but who knows.
I'll worry when a Godless force enters Israel.

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Old 05-05-2022, 10:32 PM   #8
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Incidentally, I heard a good radio piece about that yesterday. It had a silver lining.

Consider this:
Ever since the development of nuclear weapons ~75 years ago they have been used only twice, both in 1949.
Even during their worst times, the USSR have not used them - threatened many times, yes, but never actually used. And they had leaders just as bad as Putin, and became increasingly desperate towards the end.
Neither did the Americans.

So whoever told you that "we are very close to total nuclear war" was more than a little hyperbolic.
 
Old 05-06-2022, 02:21 AM   #9
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Nuclear weapons can only wipe out life on Earth, if really properly used.
 
Old 05-06-2022, 10:43 AM   #10
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Nuclear weapons can only wipe out life on Earth, if really properly used.
Not only.

They talk today about hypersonic missile on London. Finally, once swept. Russia would deny any acts. So, end of the day, none guilty.
 
Old 05-06-2022, 11:43 AM   #11
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Apparently one of Putin's friends thinks a nuclear war would be a good idea because then all the Russians would go to heaven (being Orthodox Christians) and the rest of us would "just croak". When such idiots have access to nuclear weapons...
 
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Apparently one of Putin's friends thinks a nuclear war would be a good idea because then all the Russians would go to heaven (being Orthodox Christians) and the rest of us would "just croak". When such idiots have access to nuclear weapons...
Source?
 
Old 05-07-2022, 02:19 AM   #13
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Not only.

They talk today about hypersonic missile on London. Finally, once swept. Russia would deny any acts. So, end of the day, none guilty.
Yeah... guess so... But then again, wiping out London is not the end of life on Earth. Maybe the Londoners think so
 
Old 05-07-2022, 02:59 AM   #14
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Yeah... guess so... But then again, wiping out London is not the end of life on Earth. Maybe the Londoners think so
In Amsterdam ... quite close, people will die surely from cancer.
Radiations have crucial impacts on living.
 
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Source?
This good enough? I can't remember where I found it originally.
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-c...d-go-to-heaven
 
  


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