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Dial 00000000 for Armageddon

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by U201491, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Dial 00000000 for Armageddon


    U.S.'s top secret nuclear launch code was frighteningly simple
    Published: 3 hours ago

    (London Daily Mail) For nearly 20 years, the secret code to authorize launching U.S. nuclear missiles, and starting World War III, was terrifyingly simple and even noted down on a checklist.

    From 1962, when John F Kennedy instituted PAL encoding on nuclear weapons, until 1977, the combination to fire the devastating missiles at the height of the Cold War was just 00000000.

    This was chosen by Strategic Air Command in an effort to make the weapons as quick and as easy to launch as possible.

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  2. stryker9

    stryker9 Kirkland, WA Member

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    [video=youtube;_JNGI1dI-e8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JNGI1dI-e8[/video]
     
  3. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure this is the most stupid thing I have ever heard anyone do. We are being governed by a bunch of idiots.
     
  4. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah a bit nuts, but I doubt anyone would have ever figured it because of just how lame it was....
     
  5. timac

    timac Loading Magazines! Well-Known Member

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    And our government feels some countries would be irresponsible if they acquired nukes.
     
  6. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Damn, now I have to change all of my pass codes.