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RepoMan 2011-03-16 9:00

Japan Earthquake
 
My sister and her friends there have been posting interesting stuff on Facebook, so I thought I'd re-post some here to share.

Right after the big quake

http://www.snottybeer.com/repo/mecha...2_895628_n.jpg

Infographic about the nuclear problems from 3/16/2011. "The angry faces are uranium and the aloof ones are neutrons. The very angry door-like faces are the control rods."

http://www.snottybeer.com/repo/mecha...7_780562_n.jpg

Manhole in Urayasu, outside Tokyo on reclaimed land.

http://www.snottybeer.com/repo/mecha..._6408482_o.jpg

ash# 2011-03-16 9:01

I think that first picture is going to transport the Nimitz back to World War 2.

RepoMan 2011-03-16 9:02

Tokyo Tower, bent at the top.

http://www.snottybeer.com/repo/mecha..._6337846_n.jpg

RepoMan 2011-03-16 9:05

Bare shelves on 3/12 at the local AMPM

http://www.snottybeer.com/repo/mecha..._2634408_n.jpg

RepoMan 2011-03-16 9:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by ash# (Post 30654)
I think that first picture is going to transport the Nimitz back to World War 2.

:nod:

Chuck 2011-03-16 9:44

I can look at somewhat abstract things like this and be okay but when I watch the news and see the faces and hear personal stories I choke up.

B L 2011-03-16 10:17

This is way worse than anything Mothra ever did.

FulanoDeTal 2011-03-16 12:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by ash# (Post 30654)
I think that first picture is going to transport the Nimitz back to World War 2.

Nice!

Thanks for posting, Repo. I'm with Chuck, it's easy to handle when there are no people in the shots, but when you see their faces and think about what they've lost, that's when it gets real.

JangoFett 2011-03-16 12:59

Hipster Repo says, "I was into Tokyo Tower before it was bent"

AsMuch 2011-03-16 13:40

Nice pictures, but for the sake of clarity, I'm going to be the science nazi in here.

The red dots in the fission picture are the neutrons. The aloof smileys are Uranium, and the Angry ones are likely smaller atoms. Control rods are angry doors.

I'm glad everything with your sister is ok.

RepoMan 2011-03-16 13:44

I thought the red dots were dodgeballs. My image of the inside of a cooling tower is much more boring now :nod:

Twiggy 2011-03-16 17:06

Here is a pretty amazing thing where you can slide the satellite after photos over top of the befores. Or the befores over the afters, if you prefer.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...r-tsunami.html

AsMuch 2011-03-16 18:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by RepoMan (Post 30692)
I thought the red dots were dodgeballs. My image of the inside of a cooling tower is much more boring now :nod:

Your model is interesting. I can't wait to see your next presentation at the Atomic Scientists Conference in Geneva next year.

:mrgreen:

Chuck 2011-03-16 18:50

Read and watch http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theloo...-in-the-rubble

RepoMan 2011-03-17 8:06

Yeah, it took me a while to be able to play that video. My sister said that right after the tsunami the news kept showing video of a trapped horse and that was hard to watch. Apparently the horse survived, so they said.

RepoMan 2011-03-18 8:10

My sister went to her office yesterday to pick up some stuff. Looks like a perfect Tokyo day from up there. Mt. Fuji in the background, too.

http://www.snottybeer.com/repo/mecha..._1146212_n.jpg

Then you see this:

Earthquake Time Lapse http://www.japanquakemap.com/

RepoMan 2011-03-22 8:19

My sister flew to South Korea yesterday for a couple days. Her comment about this was "this mass exodus is UNREAL!!!"

Tokyo airport reality:

http://www.snottybeer.com/repo/mecha...2_289657_n.jpg

She also posted a video of her walking through a radiation check at the airport... registering nothing.

RepoMan 2011-03-22 8:28

Although now that she's in South Korea, she's making sure to keep an eye out for radiation monsters.

http://www.snottybeer.com/repo/mecha...4_307017_n.jpg


Chuck 2011-03-22 10:02

I will assume she registered nothing because the radiation was absorbed and made into super powers. Has she tried feats of strength, super hearing or vision or even tried to fly?

RepoMan 2011-03-22 15:34

:nod:

RepoMan 2011-04-11 8:06

My sister went to Kyoto for the weekend for the cherry blossom festivals. I can see why she went, things seem beautiful and normal there.

http://www.snottybeer.com/repo/mecha..._5641866_n.jpg

http://www.snottybeer.com/repo/mecha..._6518339_n.jpg

http://www.snottybeer.com/repo/mecha..._5447517_n.jpg

http://www.snottybeer.com/repo/mecha...0_797724_n.jpg

Back in Tokyo, the Tokyo Tower still isn't lit at night, but it now carries this message:

http://www.snottybeer.com/repo/mecha..._6748295_n.jpg

"Don't give up, Japan!"

B L 2011-04-11 10:41

What if something goes wrong with that sign? For example, does "Baro Nippon" mean "Give up, Japan"?

Alligator 2011-04-11 13:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by B L (Post 32261)
What if something goes wrong with that sign? For example, does "Baro Nippon" mean "Give up, Japan"?

http://translate.google.com/#ja|en|

B L 2011-04-11 15:49

、ワニを私をかむ

RepoMan 2011-04-11 16:32

:nod: translate that back and "listen."

RepoMan 2011-04-21 9:18

This is a real email that was sent from our dear friend and the real-life basis for the Joe is Japanese character, Koga Sato. His email was such a relief to read, as we had not heard from anyone yet after the earthquake. It was inspiring and goofy. So much so, that we felt compelled to illustrate it and pass it on to the world (with Koga’s permission). This email made everyone at the animation studio feel a sense of duty to donate time to make this mini comic.

http://joeisjapanese.com/manga/kogaquake/1

Pretty cool.

NocturnalGuy 2011-04-21 10:41

Yep, cool.


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