Doomsday Clock Puts us 100 Seconds Away from Apocalypse

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    The hands of the symbolic clock, managed by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Science and Security Board, were moved forward to 11.57 earlier this week, which means the board thinks “the probability of global catastrophe is very high.” 12.00 signifies the apocalypse.


    Be Lucky

    http://time.com/3680932/doomsday-clock-three-minutes/
     
  2. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    I was born at 1148...or maybe 1153..

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  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Have I got time to back up my files? :unsure:
     
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  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    If you go back to 10,000 BC you might just have time

    on the other hand knowing you and backups perhaps thats not enough time
     
  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

     
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  6. toki2

    toki2 Junior Member

    I had better make a start on clearing the drinks cabinet. Seems a shame to let it go to waste.
     
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  7. NickFenton

    NickFenton Well-Known Member

    Do they know something we don't?

    Looking through my telescope, i'm sure that star's getting bigger.
     
  8. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    I do not think that I will be losing any sleep over this latest News.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  9. DianeE

    DianeE Member

    Not a nuclear catastrophe but still a catastrophe today in my ;life. My Birthday-unlicensed driver crashes into our car- car a right off-driver tries to flee the scene but police caught him.

    Thank goodness no one hurt seriously. Husband has a crack in his collar bone.

    First accident in about 25 years

    Agree with toki2!!!!!!!

    Diane
     
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  10. toki2

    toki2 Junior Member

    Glad you are not seriously hurt but a shock nevertheless. I have started on the spirits that I like then on to the stuff bought on holiday that I can't pronounce and will no doubt blow my head off. By the time I get to those, I will be past caring!
     
  11. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Hope Husband soon makes a full recovery & Happier Birthday to you.
     
  12. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Diane hope all ok and Happy Birthday


    regards
    Clive
     
  13. DianeE

    DianeE Member

     
  14. DianeE

    DianeE Member

    Thanks Clive. We are fine. It could have been a lot worse
    Diane
     
  15. DianeE

    DianeE Member

    Thanks Owen Husband feeling sorry for himself but will get over it
     
  16. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    The US military has gone to DEFCON 2 twice in the past 45 years, during the Cuban Missile Crisis and in 1991, during the First Gulf War. At both times, this "Doomsday Clock" was set further from midnight than it supposedly is now.

    I don't place a a lot of stock in it.

    Edit:

    I love this as a reason to set the "clock" closer to midnight.

     
  17. Doc

    Doc Senior Member

    Who cares? This is simply a political statement, trying to get attention for their pet projects.
     
  18. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  19. Brian Smith

    Brian Smith Junior Member

    And we put the clocks forward an hour soon for BST so quicker than you think, better cancel the summer holiday!
     
  20. Puttenham

    Puttenham Well-Known Member

    Have a look at the World Population Clock.



    PUT
     

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