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No More Four Minute Warning

Discussion in 'News and Current Affairs' started by Diogenes The Sarcastic, 13 Jan 2018.

  1. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

  2. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    It was so much better before all these mobile phones, most of the people were kept in the dark^_^.

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eymb9uhp-vI&341F675BE434483B751D03F89DAA62DD=
     
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  3. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

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  4. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    Please tell me 'the fart' is there. :laugh:
     
  5. Adrian

    Adrian Heed the elf's wisdom

    You can choose, cower in the cellar or go and stand by the window arms outstretched.
     
  6. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Looking out?
     
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  7. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    I'd have a bottle open.
     
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  8. Bonus

    Bonus Senior Member

    Location:
    Ainsa, Spain
    I always thought the warning was simply so that you could get away from any windows and into an internal room (under the stairs?) if you had one. Particularly for schools and offices where there's lots of glass and lots of people.

    Depending how close you were to the nearest Ground Zero the whole exercise could be irrelevant though.
     
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  9. Illaveago

    Illaveago Veteran

    I think our town may have removed the siren as I haven't heard it for years.
     
  10. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    Offering the Armageddon out perhaps - come on, is that all you've got?:laugh:
     
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  11. Illaveago

    Illaveago Veteran

    It would be a bit ironic if you just discovered that you had won the jackpot on the lottery and then the alarm went off.
     
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  12. MartinQ

    MartinQ Über Member

    Went to the york cold war bunker last weekend
    http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/york-cold-war-bunker/
    and it was quite interesting in that:
    * Would have taken a lot more than 4 mins to get the staff in
    * They had to go outside every 8 hrs to change the camera film
    * One warning system sensor got painted over for a while
    * Putting it on the outskirts of york was probably probably a dumb idea as york was a reasonable target
    * The secret uk maps were inferior to the ones the russians had
    As always we're the weakest link.
    Worth a visit if you have an hour or so to kill.
     
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  13. Regulator

    Regulator Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny.


    If you were on the list for a secret bunker, you’d be moved into it long before any four minute warning was given.
     
  14. byegad

    byegad Guru

    Location:
    NE England
    Fake alert! The real news is why and how it happened. Remember that people who are frightened will agree to more extreme governments than those with no fear.
     
  15. MartinQ

    MartinQ Über Member

    i think most of the staff were volunteers (roc), there were a few essentials (engineers) who were on a list and they'd be "invited", at gun point, to join the shelter.
    Also there were about 120 volunteers, the first 60 to turn up got inside then the door was shut.
     
    Last edited: 14 Jan 2018