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The Nuclear Boy-Scout...

The 15 year old boy who built his own private functioning nuclear reactor.


Added: Jun-20-2012 
By: ST0N3PONY
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Tags: radiation, reactor, radium, plutonium, boy scouts
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  • Meanwhile the muslim cavemonkeys in Iran are struggling with a TEAM of scientists...LMFAO!!

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    • @VikingRapeSquad

      Yeah, not to build model nuclear reactors, though.. that's not exactly weapons-grade stuff.

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    • @deathOfHeavyD They are struggling, with North Korean assistance, to achieve 1940's technology. They wouldn't have any concept of a nuclear bomb, for thousands of years, if the outside world hadn't already produced the technology. You could probably say the same thing about electricity, or, radio, or, light-bulbs, or, combustion engines, or, airplanes. etc.

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    • @ST0N3PONY

      Of course, only The Great White Supermen can invent or develop things.

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    • @doriedd Said the racist race obsessed nitwit.

      Some of the brightest minds are from Asia, and India. Some of the most brilliant minds ever. The middle-east being a backward wasteland, has nothing to do with genetics. I know that bursts your retarded race obsessed little bubble though.

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    • @ST0N3PONY

      I think you may have missed the sarcasm.

      Regarding your post though, it would appear your knowledge of 1940s nuclear technology is incomplete.
      What they have achieved in an almost total scientific vacuum, and in the face of every body of oversight in the world, is impressive to say the least.
      The North Korean help is negligible, if you want to talk about backward wastelands, let's talk North Korea.

      *modified because I don't need to be starting flame wars with strangers*

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  • This guy is hardcore.

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  • Great upload very interesting

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  • An he had a successful carreer at Fukishima Japan until 3-11-2011.

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  • That fellow's got a bright future ahead of him, and this isn't a joke about him glowing.

    Good post PONY :)

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  • WTF is the best tag for this.

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    • @Ithinkthat1 You're probably right... It's rare to see children with this kind of drive and ambition anymore isn't it? They look like freaks. They're not supposed to be learning nuclear physics in their free time and doing amazing things. They're supposed to be playing video games and getting fat and stupid.

      Let's hope leftist activist groups don't get their way and kill the boy-scouts.

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    • @NeRdALeRt You think that civilians building nuclear reactors isn't at all surprising? Are you joking? Trolling?

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    • @ST0N3PONY It is a surprise. I'm not judging the guy at all. I'm in awe.

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    • @Ithinkthat1 Me too, that's why I listed the upload under WTF as well as the other categories.

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  • Here the dude -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hahn

    Here's the book title -- The Radioactive Boy Scout: The Frightening True Story of a Whiz Kid and His Homemade Nuclear Reactor (a great read, very technical, too)

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    • @joe prole Awesome thanks.
      Reminds me of this...
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMzZY8hR-5I

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    • @ST0N3PONY

      You'd be surprised at how many students have written technical papers on how to build a bomb. The Feds clamp down on them, when there's elements they don't want published.

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    • @joe prole There are original schematics widely available (H-Bomb) I believe. Back then, there was no worry about the information getting around, because technology was not accessible, and there was no email or anything.

      Same thing with genetic engineering. You know the first synthesized contagion was a small-pox (I believe) bug, and the genetic code to put it together was ordered through the mail. No questions asked.

      De-constructing ecoli dna is basically high-school level stuff at this point More..

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  • Talented man, very intelligent, we'll probably hear much more of him following his establishing a career path.

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  • This is what happens when you know just enough information to be DANGEROUS!

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    • @ILOVEBACON8 You probably only need to know the basic precautions, and have the equipment to know if your balls are getting nuked or not. The "dirty bomb" scenario was pretty overblown.

      The neutron gun, I imagine would be a good way to kill somebody and get away with it. By, making the frames on their reading glasses radio active for example. I imagine anyway. I'm pretty sure the kid was dealing with really low levels of radiation. Which is why they never really directly talked about More..

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  • I got thrown out of boys outs for eating brownies.

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  • See, I get the feeling he doesn't really understand what he's doing, just copying what he's read in books or guides on the internet.

    Sort of like the Chinese Room, except you think its a nuclear technician behind the wall.

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    • @doriedd Even if he had to ask nuclear physics college professors to help him with some equations. Seems to me like he must have been a fairly intelligent 12 year old.

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    • @ST0N3PONY

      True enough.
      In an ideal world we'd have diminished the mysticism surrounding nuclear energy and we'd all be loved up on personal reactors and clean energy, alas, in reality they'd be installed for 5 minutes before someone started playing with the glowy bits.

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    • @doriedd There plans to install micro-reactors, that would be local to major cities. They'd be small, and cheap, and safe, and buried deep supplying clean energy. That was in the works.

      Then Fukushima happened, and the fearmongers ramped up in to high gear. Like they did after three-mile-Island. We haven't built a reactor, since three mile island, even though nothing happened and nobody was killed or got sick. Because of the people screaming the hysteric nonsense. We were about to start buildin More..

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    • @ST0N3PONY

      Wow, I had no idea micro reactors were that far ahead, thanks for the info.

      The anti-nuclear lobbies fearful warnings have done nothing to save anything, but may well have set human development back a hundred years.
      I just hope an administration somewhere on earth can be bold enough to lead the way back to nuclear.

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    • @doriedd Yeah, the fact is that coal and oil fire power kills hundreds of thousands of people every year. Something like 13,000 in America alone. Then we dam up the rivers pointlessly. Then we build big useless wind-farms just to make it look like we're green...

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJhW97TMxMs

      $25 million a piece. Which is nothing.

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  • voted

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  • Meanwhile Jose Padilla got the book thrown at him for building a "dirty bomb" of which there never was any evidence and he's serving a life sentence.
    To me this young man does look like what his dad said: he's doing it for the attention. He doesn't seem to grasp the far reaching implications of what he does, doesn't seem to have learnt a lesson from his nuke experiments.
    It's the way he spoke about microbiology at the very end that creeps me out about him. He seems to have no respect, More..

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    • @khamomil He strikes me as being slightly autistic. Somewhere on the autism spectrum maybe. Asperger's maybe.

      You've got your information wrong about that piece of trash Padilla however. He was convicted for aiding terrorists. He's scum.

      He's serving 17 years, and he got off light.

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    • @ST0N3PONY I will check again on Padilla.

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  • Leverage.

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  • he's going to die prematurely because of exposure to radiation.

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  • Here's his arrest photo from 2007 when he got caught stealing smoke detectors for the radioactive material inside. That's some serious radiation damage...



    http://blogs.kansascity.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/08/03/boyscout.jpg

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  • "The benefits always outweigh the risks, always" ...then fukishima happened.

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    • @oldboy6o4 And?

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    • @oldboy6o4 And that was just one of 400 something =(.

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    • @Mc Sqweebs And how many died again? I'm sure you'll quote some Alex Jones nonsense for me.

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    • @ST0N3PONY

      Here yea go D-bag!

      WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 14,000 excess deaths in the United States are linked to the radioactive fallout from the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear reactors in Japan, according to a major new article in the December 2011 edition of the International Journal of Health Services. This is the first peer-reviewed study published in a medical journal documenting the health hazards of Fukushima.

      Authors Joseph Mangano and Jane More..

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    • @bossjoe Yeah, I already uploaded that D-Bag. From a hilarious Coast To Coast bullshit radio show.

      Like I said, you've got nothing but conspiracy theorist bullshit to throw around in order to justify destroying our environment for no rational reason. Blacken the sky and destroy every river and chop every forest to grow food to burn, because some conspiracy retard told you to be afraid of scary nuclear power. And, you're gullible.

      Same stuff happened after Three Mile Island. Nobody died, nobody More..

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  • Well if you don't like to study and want to go nuclear just watch this. Kind of scary hope someone doesn't try this at home -_-.

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  • man this guy on the forth of July would be fun with to makes a small nuclear bomb. lol

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  • Awesome find

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  • Dude is a genious!

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