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The weapon can only be put into safe when it's cocked. If he's slapped a fresh mag in but hasn't cocked it he can't put it on safe. It's explained in the book


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It's not really an exact scenario, but it should provide enough evidence to support the theory. This SlowMo Guys video captures paintballs being fired at each other in slow motion, and while both the paintballs are different quality, and the collision angle isn't always perfect, the paint explosion shows a consistent opposed force. ...


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Vulcan neck pinch does not work. Hitting someone on the very top of their head doesn't work-though with enough force can cause concussions. Same with the back of the head (it's a little tougher too). Knocking someone out is simply trying to get their brain to rattle around in the fluid it's in. Easiest way is a punch thrown in a way that would hit a target ...


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If I'm wrong, please correct me! Bullet A: size, chemical composition, speed Bullet B: size, chemical composition, speed If (aSize = bSize, aComp = bComp, aSpeed = bSpeed) if (speed = fast enough) They should melt and fuse because of the chemical reaction from using high velocity + massive heat from the force of the metal strike, then fall ...


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The measuring instrument used for the first ambient dose rate measurements on site was a Russian DRG3-02 (ДРГЗ-02) scintillation counter. Similar devices are still available today (picture taken from zapadpribor.com; I am not affiliated with that site). You can see that it has two scales: 0–3 and 0–10 microroentgens per second (µR/s). Using the little ...


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It is quite possibly SRP-68-01 According to the specifications it has the range up to 3000 mR/h but with the tolerance +/- 10% (according to other sources it is even +/- 20%) and the scale going slightly above 3, it is possible to read (with a doze od error) the maximum value as around 3.6. This particular model is mentioned in the book "Radiation And ...


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It seems accurate and not an invention of the HBO series based on these and other references. From the Wikipedia entry on Chernobyl: However, a dosimeter capable of measuring up to 1,000 R/s was buried in the rubble of a collapsed part of the building, and another one failed when turned on. All remaining dosimeters had limits of 0.001 R/s and ...


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In reality, MAYBE YES I said maybe because it will need ideal conditions as discussed in this Physics SE answer and this Guiness World Record.


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There are three potential approaches here. The leader's voice carries due to geography/technology/psychic connection People in the front ranks can turn around and tell those behind what's going on (more usually), the ranked masses pretty much understand what's going on and simply yell and stamp their feet when the people in front do In terms of actually ...


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Private companies can run prisons, as in their day-to-day operations, but like all companies they are required to operate under law. Saying they can release prisoners is like saying Microsoft can determine how much to take out of a person's paycheck for state taxes. They must follow guidelines and protocol, and only the US Parole Commission can dictate how ...


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