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Old December 6 2013, 12:12 AM   #1
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Abandoned Missile Silo

I was recently revisiting an old "classic" from the early days of the Web:

Abandoned Missile Base VR Tour

I'd love to see higher res photos, and I imagine the explorers have many more photos. I wrote to the author suggesting, perhaps, an ebook. It would be a haunting time capsule.
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Old December 6 2013, 01:31 AM   #2
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Re: Abandoned Missile Silo

Wow that's great. I can't believe that site has never been updated.

So what seems more antiquated today, the pics of the 1960s silo or the links to download Netscape?
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Old December 28 2013, 10:41 PM   #3
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Re: Abandoned Missile Silo

These would be great for server farms in case of EMP
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Old December 30 2013, 09:45 PM   #4
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Re: Abandoned Missile Silo

If you want to see one in better shape, go to Tuscon Arizona and tour the Titan Missile Museum

http://www.titanmissilemuseum.org/

Bonus: It's where they filmed First Contact...
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Old December 30 2013, 10:47 PM   #5
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Re: Abandoned Missile Silo

^ Damn. Ninja'd on the Zefram Cochrane joke!
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Old January 7 2014, 08:38 PM   #6
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Re: Abandoned Missile Silo

cool site, Metryq! Thanks for sharing.
I am not sure that there is really no life in those silos. There must be rather a lot of bacteria, funghi and maybe small insects. But those would all be too tiny to see, particularly with the lack of light. If the door stays open, there'll gradually be a few larger settlers, I'm sure Suitable habitats for cave-dwellers are rare nowadays.
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Old January 8 2014, 02:04 AM   #7
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Re: Abandoned Missile Silo

An air defense missile silo has been recently restored in the Marin Headlands north of San Francisco (SF-88 missile site)



it looks like a good visit...
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