Date: 2017-08-29 01:17 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gnarll
How does a bioweapon survive being wrapped around a nuke when it goes off !?

I mean, these things are hard to make because they are complicated and fragile.

Date: 2017-08-29 03:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
literally what I was thinking....

Date: 2017-08-29 04:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Plus, how much can there possibly be? Stuffing it into a human body, there's only so much room...

Date: 2017-08-30 12:11 am (UTC)
hotfoot: THOR DEMANDS PIE! (Default)
From: [personal profile] hotfoot
You can get nuclear weapons that fit in a suitcase, so it's technically possible to hide one inside of a body, however you're not looking at a living human body. You'd have to hollow out the chest cavity to do it. Even if you could miniaturize a warhead enough to put it in a living human woman, either by replacing a baby or...otherwise, you still have the issue that the material is very dense. I mean, metal alone is going to weigh one down and cause problems unless it's a particularly light metal, and the materials used in nuclear bombs is, well, not. That's without getting into the weapons-grade material, since there is usually very little of it comparative to the rest of the device.

But yes, a kiloton level detonation from a bomb inside a human? Not very likely. Throw on top some sort of biological agent? Sounds like someone thought dirty bombs could salt areas with things other than radiation.

Date: 2017-08-29 05:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mastiff
Yep. A pathogen that can survive literal ground zero nuclear blast seems... unlikely.

Date: 2017-08-29 07:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dcbanacek
Maybe they found the Andromeda Strain?

Date: 2017-08-29 01:31 pm (UTC)
riddler13: (Tomoe Ame as a kid)
From: [personal profile] riddler13
Eh, Chaykin never quite worked for me outside of the Shadow's universe.

Speaking of which, I need to buy some new Shadow comics...

Date: 2017-08-29 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's like this thing is trying to kill my brain.

Date: 2017-08-30 12:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] berani00
You tell me. It's one of the few things I can literally never understand. And I mean three issues in and it's completely incomprehensible. What's this about again, War On Terror paranoia cranked up 11 notches?

Date: 2017-08-29 03:11 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tcampbell1000

Date: 2017-08-30 12:16 am (UTC)
sisterofbloomerjunior: Husky on blanket (Default)
From: [personal profile] sisterofbloomerjunior
Of all the Texan cities, you pick Lubbock, the 11th-most populous?

Shit, pick Utica, Urbana, Saint Joseph, Frenso, Aspen, Toledo, Vicksburg, or Tallahassee.
Edited Date: 2017-08-30 12:32 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-08-30 12:29 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tripodeca113
Well this is ugly.

Date: 2017-08-30 02:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wizardru
I'm not sure which is uglier...the composition or the content. I'm not sure what the point of this is or the message that is trying to be conveyed. It sounds like Chaykin considers himself a 'leftist', in some version of that term. Which makes it odd that this reads as a jumbled screed that doesn't appear to have any ideas other than to offend.

Parts of this just fall so flat to me: the repeated 'most hated man in America' line. The weird political naivete of the author on display here; he thinks he's writing gritty RealPolitik, but he's actually just writing crime noir. He presupposes that this event would rip the country apart instead of give rise to humanitarian efforts, despite years of events showing the exact opposite behavior. For every Charlottesville, there's something like the reaction to Sandy or Harvey. Yes, we are divided, but in times of crisis, the supposition that this event would lead to Hasidic jews gunning down black men in the Bedford-Stuy seems a bit of a stretch....or rather, the things that I think would happen aren't the things happening here. I realize Chaykin likes his gross characterizations, but as others mention, he's punching down here and punching down hard.

It's not a good look, IMHO. As author John Scalzi has said, "The Failure Mode of Clever is ASSHOLE."

Date: 2017-08-31 08:27 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] philippos42
So, Chaykin at his Chaykinniest, then.


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