World War 3

Taiwan surely do not claim South China Sea?
No, China claims the South China Sea and China claims Taiwan. Taiwan only claims independence from China.
china claims Taiwan and the Sea .

taiwan claims China , will claim the sea

america claims Taiwan claims Independence , despite the clearly declared casus belli from China because they think people give a hoot anymore for defending Democracy against Tyranny .
It's a bit more complicated than that. The Taiwan Part.......
Yes, but.... In real terms China can and is likely to assert its claim over Taiwan. Whatever claims the RoC might pretend to have over the mainland, they are very unlikely to have any future significance.
PRC and ROC claim each other but its unrealistic that ROC will achieve the claim so the west hoped that PRC will become more like ROC by pretending that ROC doesnt exist?
But how will I recharge my phone or plug in my computer?
Solar power silly dilly.

You think all of us internet and videogame and cell phone addicts are gonna just give up and go all analog caveman over a little nuclear holocaust? Pfft, puh-leease... we would go hungry for days to piece together some solar cells and batteries so we could hook up some old second gen consoles like NES and Genesis, until we can get some independent servers working to re-establish gaming hubs. Hell, we would dust off/ salvage arcade cabinet games and set up some TMNT Foot clan style game rooms. The post WW3 future looks more like Ready Player One, and less like Mad Max.
Im just going to wait until the war comes.
While those world leaders are checking their lists twice
Death does so, but instead thrice
Death thinks of them as little, little mice
Very unpleasant, but sometimes nice

There’s a minute or two to midnight
We’ve got in ourselves fight or flight
There’s a minute or two to midnight
And maybe, you’ll feel a bit of fright

They’re about to drop off a bomb
Say goodbye to Tim, Jim, and Tom
When they wake up, it’s probably light
The light that brings Death some delight

There’s a minute or two to midnight
We’ve got in ourselves fight or flight
There’s a minute or two to midnight
And maybe, you’ll feel a bit of fright

We’ll be having a minute or two to midnight
Due to the hatred of the people with might
We have a minute or two to midnight,
And there won’t be any stars tonight
where ? On astreoids with Musk's refugee ship ?
that no ethnic Turks or anyone speaking Turkish willingly (in contrast to being forced to for daily life today) is a New Turkey promise to Arabs and the Westerners . That ı will orbitally bombard places and stuff is the one single thing ı promise , without a break or doubt . Musk wants to be Thrawn or something . Won't let that either . Nor ı will let him be the nutrek Khan . So , are you willing to hide in the astreoids for your empire ?

chased from one piece of rock to the other ? Do a passable Kirk on deck , ı have long been assured ...
Will the bombs even work?

“If you had a car in a garage for 30 to 50 years and one day you insert the ignition key, how confident are you that it will start?”

Testing nukes — minus the explosions Sandia National Labs scientists are helping develop process to assess the country’s aging arsenal

RENO, Nev. — Scientists charged with ensuring the aging U.S. stockpile of nuclear weapons are good to go — if needed — say they’ll start shipping key components to Nevada’s desert next year to prepare for underground testing they call “tickling the dragon’s tail.”

Experts at national defense laboratories haven’t been able to physically validate the effectiveness and reliability of nuclear warheads since a 1992 underground test ban. But Energy Department officials announced recently they’re on the verge of piecing together the technology needed to do the next best thing. As early as 2027, the $1.8 billion Scorpius project will make it possible to move beyond theoretical computer modeling to study in much more detail the conditions found inside the final stages of a nuclear weapon implosion but without the nuclear explosion, said Jon Custer, the Sandia project lead in Albuquerque. Scientists call it “tickling the dragon’s tail,” Custer said, because the experiment approaches but stays below the stage at which the fission of nuclear materials sustains an ongoing series of chain reactions.

The hope is to answer many pivotal questions about whether the nation’s aging nuclear weapons still work as designed. During the Cold War, those questions were answered by actually setting off nuclear explosions. In the 1950s and early 1960s, the explosions sent mushroom clouds high into the skies above the New Mexico and Nevada deserts. Testing later was limited to underground explosions, which ended in 1992. In the works for 10 years, the new era of testing has advanced to the next phase locally at Sandia National Laboratories, where workers have started assembling the high-energy electron beam injector considered the most complex piece of Scorpius, Energy Department officials said Thursday.

The experiment a l machine the length of a football field eventually will sit 1,000 feet below the ground at the Nevada National Security Site. “It’s clear we need to know that the stockpile will work if required,” Custer said. “If you had a car in a garage for 30 to 50 years and one day you insert the ignition key, how confident are you that it will start?” he asked. “That’s how old our nuclear deterrent is. It has been more than 30 years since we conducted an underground nuclear explosive test.” The Los Alamos National Lab and, in California, the Lawrence Livermore National Lab also have roles in the project. The injector being assembled at Sandia is a linear induction accelerator that will generate a high-energy electron beam to collide with a metal target generating X-rays that penetrate test objects. As plutonium is compressed with the high explosives, a detector will convert the X-rays into images recorded by a sensitive camera that can capture images at speeds of 1 billion per second. Those nanosecond portraits will be compared with images of the same events generated by supercomputer codes to check their accuracy.

Scorpius will be fully assembled in an underground complex at the facility formerly known as the Nevada Test Site, where scientists have been conducting subcritical experiments since 1995 and nuclear testing dates to 1951. The facility is about 65 miles north of Las Vegas.
Custer said above-ground facilities have tested explosive behaviors of other materials but the Scorpius experiments will use real plutonium, which is unique. “Nothing else behaves like it,” Custer said. “So, the question to us is, are we feeding accurate data into our codes about plutonium’s behavior?” Josh Leckbee, who led the injector development and design for Scorpius, said it will provide more confidence in both existing and new designs.

Technicians work to test two of the cathode inductive voltage adder cells used in the Scorpius Injector being assembled at Sandia National Laboratories. CRAIG FRITZ/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Plans for the complicated project have been the focus of proposals examined over the past decade during a vetting process at the Energy Department that finds and removes conceptual and technical errors before funding can be committed. Final approval came late last year.
The first shipment of key components to Nevada is scheduled to begin in March. Assembly testing is planned through most of 2025 before the Nevada site will move the injector underground. “We are looking forward to establishing this capability in 2027, conducting the first subcritical experiments using these new capabilities to support our nuclear deterrent and demonstrate once again our technical prowess as a nation,” said Dave Funk, vice-president for Enhanced Capabilities for Subcritical Experiments at the Nevada National Security Site.
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