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post #271 of 3245
i wouldnt say EVERYONE else is ruled out........trust me, their are more possibilities than that. Identified nuclear countries are not the only ones that can have/get nukes. I think the question should be, isnt it amazing how small you can make a nuke and make it look like a normal object and systematically have people go where you want them to, to detonate them......hmmm.........not highly likely, but likely nonetheless.

I can see the invasion, but I dont think the invaders are the ones that did the nuking. I think its more of a couple groups.
post #272 of 3245
I thought the "they" could be refugees and/or survivalists. As to the attacks, the sub idea came to my mind as well. Maybe even a rogue one of our own. But a war plan by a rival power like Russia or China attack probably wouldnt stop (or start) at 9 or 10 major cities (and ignore military and leadership targets).

But it isnt likely to be terrorists based on the size of that mushroom cloud, which looked like a definate thermonuke.

The President's speech mentioned drastic measures he'd taken, which could be a clue. Also, Chinese TV is still on the air.

Its quite a cliffhanger, I just hope when we learn the story, its as interesting as the possibilities.
post #273 of 3245
I don't think that was his radiation suit that Mr. Mystery was walling up at the end. Didn't he get that barrel out of storage? I don't think he went into storage to get an empty barrel so he could wall up the radiation suit he had not yet used .

Could he be walling up say....a nuke? Heh.
post #274 of 3245
This show is awesome. The next episode looks insane.
post #275 of 3245
i missed the presidents speech. what all happened with that?
post #276 of 3245
based on scenes from next week...can we expect this show to turn into --

CSI Jericho dealing with

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radiation infectee of the week?


If so we could be heading into Threshold territory...and we all know how well that show did.
post #277 of 3245
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Originally Posted by r3gul8or View Post

Dish Network's HQ is in Denver....not DirecTV

Yes, this is true. However DirecTV has two major satellite complexes, one of which is in Castle Rock, CO, with numerous large dishes for uplinking and downlinking as well as production facilities and several master control rooms for switching ppv channels and their other information channels.
(For those who may not know (this being a national thread) Castle Rock is located about 20 minutes south of Denver.)
post #278 of 3245
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Originally Posted by TommyK View Post

(For those who may not know (this being a national thread) Castle Rock is located about 20 minutes south of Denver.)

i'd say more like 30 mins...............lol
post #279 of 3245
What I learned from 'Jericho' this week:

-when a satellite receiver loses signal, it produces analog terrestrial-signal type of static, not a blank screen with "no sat signal" message on it.
-apparently you can move a C-band dish around, and if you're lucky it will pick up programming from half way around the world. Also, said programming will magically come through a US based service provider's satellite receiver with no problems (other than the previously mentioned terrestrial-like reception and analog static).
-rich/popular kids take only an hour or so to grieve for their vaporized parents on the East coast.
-Jericho's handheld GMRS two-way radios have 50+ mile ranges rather than typical 2-3mile range in the rest of the world (8 miles at most, on a clear lake and line of site).
post #280 of 3245
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Originally Posted by jdiehl View Post

What I learned from 'Jericho' this week:

-Jericho's handheld GMRS two-way radios have 50+ mile ranges rather than typical 2-3mile range in the rest of the world (8 miles at most, on a clear lake and line of site).

GMRS does not always require direct line of site like FRS does becasue it has more power. and most GMRS are 5+ miles

but good points tho
post #281 of 3245
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Originally Posted by jdiehl View Post

What I learned from 'Jericho' this week:

-apparently you can move a C-band dish around, and if you're lucky it will pick up programming from half way around the world. Also, said programming will magically come through a US based service provider's satellite receiver with no problems (other than the previously mentioned terrestrial-like reception and analog static).

If you are referring to the asian newscast, then, that could have come from within the states, thus raising the possibility that they were attacked by N. Korea/China and now they have taken over the airwaves.
post #282 of 3245
Yeah, but any occupying force would have plans to brodcast in the country it invades language, you cant spew propaganda if nobody understands it!
post #283 of 3245
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Originally Posted by CJPC View Post

Yeah, but any occupying force would have plans to brodcast in the country it invades language, you cant spew propaganda if nobody understands it!

Do they really need propanda when they just nuked the crap out of the country? I would be the first one out waiving the Korean flag, at least, until we come up with a magical plan. Broadcasting in their language is more powerful is like saying "Here, we speak Korean now and you better learn it." But who knows what's going on.
post #284 of 3245
Something non-military is happening. You'd nuke Dallas, but leave the huge military installations in central Texas like Fort Hood alone?

Accidental launches, Aliens, Terror or spy infiltration and "accidental launch". Does anybody really think a military attack would go down like this? Let's say China launched 10 nukes. Upon detection, would China not exist in about 30 minutes, not to mention anything near it periphery? Consider the US nuclear arsenal:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...2002_graph.png

IS a limited nuclear attack by a state really realistic without incredible consequences in this climate?
post #285 of 3245
There are a lot of technical things wrong with this show, but I'll give it another week, just to see what that Hawkins guy (Lennie James) is up to.

Despite the flaws, I'm intrigued...

~Dan
post #286 of 3245
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Originally Posted by jdiehl View Post

-apparently you can move a C-band dish around, and if you're lucky it will pick up programming from half way around the world. Also, said programming will magically come through a US based service provider's satellite receiver with no problems (other than the previously mentioned terrestrial-like reception and analog static).

Uh, yes, you can.

From a point in Denver (which is why Denver is a communications hub) you can see some satellites that serve both Europe and some that serve Asia.

There is also a LOT of international programming on C and Ku-band satellite, both in analog and digital formats. If you don't have a subscription, odds are any analog satellite programming you find today will either be religious or foreign, especially if you tune to the satellites on either end of the arc.

Finally, when you lose signal with an analog C/Ku-Band satellite receiver, you see snow, the same as you would see if you tuned to an off-air analog television channel.

So for example, if the bar had a C/Ku-Band dish, if the analog uplink went away, you would see (tada!) nothing but static, not a "no signal" screen; the latter only occurs with digital satellite broadcasts.

I've been a proud C/Ku dish owner for 13 years now, and would be more than happy to answer any other questions you have on the subject.
post #287 of 3245
It was a 55 gal drum of automatic rifles that the St Louis cop was putting behind a false wall. I guessing he suspects that there will be some sort of occupation and hidden weapons will be needed. He definitely is more aware of what's going on than anybody else.
post #288 of 3245
So many problems...
If the rain was carrying all that fallout, I wouldn't be sitting right next to the outside door in that basement. Or running right outside after it stopped.

Who needs all this expensive audio equipment to analyse a tape when you have an old reel-to-reel laying around?

We thought the line of the night was "What's this black stuff?" "That used to be Denver."

Also, cooking the food before it went bad, right out of "Inconstant Moon"
post #289 of 3245
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Originally Posted by r3gul8or View Post

GMRS does not always require direct line of site like FRS does becasue it has more power. and most GMRS are 5+ miles

but good points tho

Most ranges advertised on 2-way radios are "hypothetical" and based on perfect conditions (ie. on a lake, line of site, no overcast). My 5 watt GMRS radios will barely get 3 miles, and the 2 watt ones that I let the kids use can barely go 1.5 miles (even though they advertise like 5-8 mile ranges).

Even if they're using 5 watt (max) radios, they only advertise a 18 mile range (and that's a pipe dream).

kucharsk - thanks for the info on C-band. What's puzzling is why the bar would have a nice new LCD HDTV hanging in the corner, but they're still using an analog C-band subscription service. Perhaps they don't have a DirecTV or Dish installer nearby?
post #290 of 3245
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Originally Posted by jdiehl View Post

Most ranges advertised on 2-way radios are "hypothetical" and based on perfect conditions (ie. on a lake, line of site, no overcast). My 5 watt GMRS radios will barely get 3 miles, and the 2 watt ones that I let the kids use can barely go 1.5 miles (even though they advertise like 5-8 mile ranges).

Even if they're using 5 watt (max) radios, they only advertise a 18 mile range (and that's a pipe dream).

kucharsk - thanks for the info on C-band. What's puzzling is why the bar would have a nice new LCD HDTV hanging in the corner, but they're still using an analog C-band subscription service. Perhaps they don't have a DirecTV or Dish installer nearby?

i was just saying i have a 5W GMRS moto and i can go about 5-6 miles with it when I go camping. Perfect conditions are rare IMO.

I say blame it on the aliens. That seems to be a trend lately anyways. lol.

And yes given the aresnal of nukes we have, any nukes flyin toward america would of been noticed. Intercepted is another question, but the launchers of the nukes would of seen over 350 nukes coming toward them. If you knew about how much of the skies we watch you'd understand.

So I would say this show could serve as a scenario in response to what the media has been saying MAY eventually happen given the current events in Iraq and Korea.

But I still say aliens. :-)
post #291 of 3245
My favorite quote so far was when the guy said "I found two planes that attempted to land on the highway.... with mixed results."

I also think the "they're coming" in the preview for next week is refugees from Denver.
post #292 of 3245
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Originally Posted by JMMHouston View Post

My favorite quote so far was when the guy said "I found two planes that attempted to land on the highway.... with mixed results."

I also think the "they're coming" in the preview for next week is refugees from Denver.

I agree. Very curious how it will turn out next week
post #293 of 3245
Ok, I have been a lurker long enough.

This show is definitely frustrating. It keeps contradicting itself and common sense. I mean last week everyone was freaked about the fallout and talked about how deadly the rain would be but then 5 minutes after it stopped everyone ran outside! It would have made sense if one or two people went outside and did measurements on the Geiger counters before every one else rushed out. Idiocy!

Did anyone else notice the sleazy brother did have a Geiger counter in hand as he went out and it registered nothing! Logically, this would tell us that the explosions were not nuclear in nature - is that even possible? I know the US military has big conventional bombs that are about as large as some of those we dropped on Japan (about 1KTon??). Theses would not be big enough but maybe they have larger. Here is a link to an article:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...033001735.html

This whole show stretches credibility way beyond what it should. I guess we should all just give up on any kind of reality and accept Jericho-Land for what it is - pure fantasy.

-Larry
post #294 of 3245
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Originally Posted by lrowland View Post

Did anyone else notice the sleazy brother did have a Geiger counter in hand as he went out and it registered nothing! Logically, this would tell us that the explosions were not nuclear in nature - is that even possible? I know the US military has big conventional bombs that are about as large as some of those we dropped on Japan (about 1KTon??). Theses would not be big enough but maybe they have larger. Here is a link to an article:

Then what about the dead birds? It's reasonable to expect that they died because they flew thru a radiation cloud.
post #295 of 3245
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Originally Posted by lrowland View Post

This show is definitely frustrating. It keeps contradicting itself and common sense. I mean last week everyone was freaked about the fallout and talked about how deadly the rain would be but then 5 minutes after it stopped everyone ran outside! It would have made sense if one or two people went outside and did measurements on the Geiger counters before every one else rushed out. Idiocy!

Did anyone else notice the sleazy brother did have a Geiger counter in hand as he went out and it registered nothing!

Isn't this contradictory? You said they would've sent someone outside with a Geiger counter first....which is exactly what they did, and you even mentioned it in the next sentence .
post #296 of 3245
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Originally Posted by r3gul8or View Post

And yes given the aresnal of nukes we have, any nukes flyin toward america would of been noticed. Intercepted is another question, but the launchers of the nukes would of seen over 350 nukes coming toward them. If you knew about how much of the skies we watch you'd understand.

Which is why I don't think it was Korea or China or whatever broadcast was picked up that did it, as they would be wiped out themselves. In an alternate scenario if someone else, say Russia just for example, sent them over and we sent them back then a 3rd party (IE whatever newscast that was) would still be reporting everything to their people. Jake mentioned this in the bar when he said "did they do it or are they just reporting it?". Every country not involved is still going to report it.
post #297 of 3245
About the city locations posted earlier, did they specifically say the Kansas City in Kansas? I was assuming it was Missouri.

Also, I can't see the image due to work's filters, but what about Philadelphia? Was the morse code message wrong, the TV map misleading because the two cities are relatively close, or perhaps the writers are trying to portray the world's difficulty getting accurate information about the attacks?

On another topic, with so little of the transmission getting through, I don't think we can say with certainty that the US was the only country attacked. For all we know, that may have just been a snippet of a report on multiple countries that were attacked.
post #298 of 3245
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Originally Posted by r3gul8or View Post

first episode. St louis guy was trying to get a radio fixed and morse code came across it.


I don't think he 'came across it', I think he knew what freq to check for that particular signal. He's got some 'splaining to do Lucy!'
post #299 of 3245
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Originally Posted by CJPC View Post

Kansas City - > Added!

Indeed, only who could really do it, its a very very very small list, but the whole 20 min thing, just comparing Mystery Man with the Brother, Mr. Mystery Man was out in the elements for alot less time (brother running home, vs him in a truck -> storage room), and we are assuming they are all in the same city.

But indeed, for that many targets, happening all at once, and the teaser for next week saying 'there coming', makes it seem invasion-ey, but who would drop troops in the middle of the USA? It just doesnt seem logistical. Unless, its the Canadians, (ha), but It has to be russia/china, everyone else can realistically be crossed out! (though one could make the claim that a UK sub was stolen, launched off our coasts -> would explain no warning, seems about the amount of misslies a missile sub would carry, but anyone know there range?)

The only countries with enough nukes to hit that many targets are the US, Russia, China, UK, France, and Israel. South Africa. India and Pakistan have nukes, but I doubt their arsenals are that big. North Korea probably has one or two at most. Japan is thought to have nukes, but they are kept in secret, given their citizen's distaste for them. I can buy that a terrorist group could get a hold of ONE nuke, but a dozen? Unlikely.

But of all those countries, who would have the stones to attack en masse like that. They'd have to know that we'd retaliate immediately and overwhelmingly. The whole Mutually Assured Destruction bit.

The only way for the attack to be 'successful' (for the attacker to avoid their own destruction) is if they deployed the weapons in such a way that made it difficult to trace their origins. Suitcase bombs, etc. But that's a stretch.
post #300 of 3245
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Originally Posted by tonybradley View Post

Plus, it will produce static...LOL

So, can anyone explain or have ideas on what the ex St. Louis cop was doing? What was he blocking up at the end? It's whatever he got out of the storage building, but not sure what's going on there. Did I miss something?

No, we're meant to be in the dark about it apparently.

I think it's interesting he has a case of assault rifles in the storage unit as well. He obviously seems to know that this scenario (or something like it) was coming.
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