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As this is a pic thread and I can't or don't know how to post pic's "I'm 54 and way late to the high tech stuff" I need help or have at least one question to start,
I only have a 3G flip phone by my choosing for its simplicity. Do I need to upgrade to even have a chance?

hi, I want to add some more details into RB answer, normally these days because of smart phones like samsung specially quality of photos taken from phones has enhanced. now if you want you use your old phone then you can get your pictures professionally edited on this online site - or if you want to simply resize your pictures or little crop from edges than you can use this site which allows crop and resize picture for free. The forum standard size for uploading pictures is 800*600 pixels. Uploading pictures on forum is already explained by RB.

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The very first nuclear weapon the U.S. detonated. Oppenheimer named the project "Trinity". The device was called "Gadget". The detonation was equal to approximately 44 million pounds, or 22 kilotons, of TNT. I thought it was kind of funny the device was called Gadget!


Gadget atop tower with Norris Bradbury prepairing for deployment.[IMG][/IMG]
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Where's the starter switch on that "Gadget"?
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They just used a really long fuse!

Joking of course, detonating a nuclear weapon takes much more than that - everything needs to be precisely timed.
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Funny thing about "the gadget" was it was all hand wired and nobody knew if it would detonate at all. There were stories of people who had dreams of wiring it wrong and went back to check their wiring only to find they had mistakenly done it wrong. They corrected their mistakes and "the gadget" went off without a hitch. This is an old story and I remember it from some time ago.
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That's rather interesting Paul. Anyway, that is a pretty serious gadget.
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Yes, it changed the world as we knew it. Nothing has been the same since.
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No, definitely not the same since. Especially once fusion bombs came into existence.
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The largest of these thermonuclear bombs tested was the one detonated by the USSR in 1961 with a total output between 50 and 57 megatons. The problems with this weapon was it was too big to be delivered by ballistic missile and the blast was so large it was mostly deflected upwards instead of down and outwards. The Tsar Bomba, which was the name give to this bomb was capable of producing a 100 megaton blast with some modifications, but the fallout would have been too great and would have been carried to populated areas of Russia.
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but the fallout would have been too great and would have been carried to populated areas of Russia.
Not only that, but there was a very high chance they'd have blown the aircraft that dropped it out of the sky had they went with the full 100MT yield, they had to put Anti-Flash White paint on the aircraft to protect it from thermal damage even at the lower yield. The crew on the aircraft were still only given a 50% chance of surviving the test, even at the lower yield.

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"I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness..." - Max Planck. "Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real" - Neils Bohr. "What we call physical things and events do not exist independently of subjective experience..." - Deepak Chopra.

Each of these three rabbit holes go deep, ending up in the same place.

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Another ride today:

How about some basic spec's of that copter?
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General characteristics

Crew: three (pilot, copilot, flight engineer or loadmaster)
Capacity:
33–55 troops or
24 litters and 3 attendants or
24,000 lb (10,886 kg) cargo
Length: 52 ft. fuselage, 98 ft 10 in with rotors[117] (30.1 m)
Fuselage width: 12 ft 5 in (3.78 m)[117])
Rotor diameter: 60 ft 0 in (18.3 m)
Height: 18 ft 11 in (5.7 m)
Disc area: 5,600 ft2 (520 m2)
Empty weight: 24,578 lb (11,148 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 50,000 lb (22,680 kg)
Powerplant: 2 × Lycoming T55-GA-714A turboshaft, 4,733 hp (3,529 kW) each
Performance

Maximum speed: 170 knots (196 mph, 315 km/h)
Cruise speed: 160 kt (184 mph, 296 km/h)
Range: 400 nmi (450 mi, 741 km)
Combat radius: 200 nmi (230 mi, 370 km)
Ferry range: 1,216 nmi (1,400 mi, 2,252 km[118])
Service ceiling: 20,000 ft (6100 m)
Rate of climb: 1,522 ft/min (7.73 m/s)
Disc loading: 9.5 lb/ft2 (47 kg/m2)
Power/mass: 0.28 hp/lb (460 W/kg)
Armament

Up to 3 pintle-mounted medium machine guns (1 on loading ramp and 2 at shoulder windows), generally 7.62 mm (0.308 in) M240/FN MAG machine guns
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Holy smokes, thanks Diachi
Almost 200mph top speed
I need to go back and put the sizes in perspect but wondering if I can put one of those Lycoming turbo shaft motors in a Sear's mini bike???

Bye the way how so quick for answer spec's? are you a military nut?
and at 24,000 lbs of cargo capacity how many ebay pens can it carry? Wondering if they will let Alaskan use it for shipping them??
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I know about the Tsar bomb, that was particularly the one I was leading to Paul. It still shocks me that Russia went that far with the yield strength. Even at half yield it is double the next most powerful bomb. It sure was a very serious weapon and interesting info on it Diachi. Also good info on the Chinook as well.

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