August 09, 2019

Mental Health Tip

If Pixy says "Don't read the comments.", then don't read the comments.

"I'm just gonna stand here in traffic for a little bit."

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 05:10 AM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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1 Pardon the OT, but thought you might be interested that it looks like the Russians had a Bad Day(tm) at one of their naval nuclear weapons facilities, possibly involving their nuclear powered cruise missiles.  They've told the surrounding cities to take iodine pills and be prepared for a potential evac.  The video of the event somebody posted to twitter was... illuminating.

Posted by: StargazerA5 at Fri Aug 9 15:28:43 2019 (jl9eJ)

2 I'm pretty sure they're just trolling but ugh.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Fri Aug 9 18:28:26 2019 (PiXy!)

3 The Twitter video that Mr. Stargazer linked has nothing to do with the explosion at the Severodvinsk base. In fact, the tweet itself has a correct attribution. But I understand that with so many explosions all around it's difficult to keep up.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Sat Aug 10 15:40:48 2019 (LZ7Bg)

4 Didn't RFS Losharik just loose half her crew last week?

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Sat Aug 10 16:59:48 2019 (YUAc9)

5 Well, thanks for the correction on the twitter video, everyone.  It looks like the rule of waiting for early information to pan out applied, at least for that.  Still going to be interesting to find out what really happened... in 20-30 years.

Posted by: StargazerA5 at Sat Aug 10 21:03:50 2019 (jl9eJ)

6 I think Losharik was a project codename, so for us it would be a class, like "Ticonderoga-class cruiser". The individual name was either AS-25 or AS-12, which is how submarines were named since the WW I (remember German U-101 etc.). Although these days the large Russian subs have more human-sounding names, this trend is rather new and small subs and parasite subs in particular didn't get those.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Sat Aug 10 22:04:10 2019 (LZ7Bg)

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