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Old 04-26-2010, 11:00 AM   #1
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Company Plans to Build Falloutesque shelters

A company in California named Vivos is planning on building 20 underground "luxury apartments" that would hold about 200 people each and are designed to survive apocalyptic events. I found this while looking up something on The Vault (Fallout wikia) and it struck me as kinda creepy considering the game on my TV screen right now.

Story here: http://consumerist.com/2010/04/survi...ust-50000.html


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Old 04-26-2010, 01:42 PM   #2
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the comments on the article are hilarious!

Being a bit on the agoraphobic side.. yeah, this doesn't look appealing at all. Guess I'll be sailing away on those 450mph winds (or my ashes) from the nuke.

Since I'm relatively close (blast radius) to Oak Ridge/ORNL/Y12, I'm pretty much in the target zone anyways. I'll be one of the first ones hit.

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So THAT is where all our money went here in CA. And I thought I recognized extreme low frequency hums like deep underground equipment in the night; you can't really hear it but you can feel the reverberations.

So were thay planning to save the people who slave away or just the VIPs?

Then again, all I'd have to do is run up the hill a ways from this countryside and I'm in good shape. :P


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"designed to withstand a 50 megaton blast within 10 miles, a series of force 10 earthquakes, 450 MPH surface winds, a 1,000,000 volt electromagnetic pulse (EMP), and flooding submersion for up to 500 hours."
Is there a money back guarantee?


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yeah, but only redeemable in bottle caps


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Is there a money back guarantee?


Yea really.


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Wait, its only $50,000?

F***, sign me up. That is cheaper than most condos in California. Who knew the best real estate was underground!
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Wait, its only $50,000?

F***, sign me up. That is cheaper than most condos in California. Who knew the best real estate was underground!
exactly as I was thinking ... I would live underground I don't care!



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Wait, its only $50,000?

F***, sign me up. That is cheaper than most condos in California. Who knew the best real estate was underground!
exactly as I was thinking ... I would live underground I don't care!
Filthy moorlocks.


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Of course this assumes you live long enough to make it back to your fancy shelter, and that no one has decided to "borrow" it before you can get in...

Also, I doubt they come stocked with quite enough food or water to last 200 people 1 year. You'd either have to get everyone to bring a bunch of MREs and water, or bring a weapon and kill everyone inside who's not your family or friend. I'm also curious about where the power for the electricity comes from.

That doesn't even take into account the supplies you'd need for reestablishing yourself on the surface, such as extra food while you try to find somewhere to grow or hunt it, water purification kits, and weapons to deal with raiders. (Though assuming the nuclear strikes were targeted, and not world covering, you could probably reach somewhere in the countryside fairly quickly assuming you know what direction the fallout was initially blown in).

So yeah, the plan seems a tad shortsighted. Easier solution: Live very far away from major cities, and buy weapons to give you some leverage when dealing with any raider/refugees.

Honestly, a very large scale nuclear attack is unlikely. Much more likely is a "suitcase nuke" or very low-yield nuclear bomb situation. Unfortunate if you live in a city or its immediate suburbs, but not too bad if you live farther away.

edit: however, living underground does save money on heating costs, so it does have its benefits.



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**** this ****, when/if nuclear war comes I will be standing outside, cool shades and cape on, hands on my hips, laughing.


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**** this ****, when/if nuclear war comes I will be standing outside, cool shades and cape on, hands on my hips, laughing.
That sounds good, but don't forget the speedo!




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@Mav: Yeah, there ya go.


Either live far away from populated areas where there is something valuable, or live where it's nothing out there even if it is populated. Like Reno--long as you don't mind the ****in' pricks who live there.


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**** this ****, when/if nuclear war comes I will be standing outside, cool shades and cape on, hands on my hips, laughing.
This thread is over, mother****ers.


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Are they plannng any wacky social experiments with the vault-dwellers too?


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Are they plannng any wacky social experiments with the vault-dwellers too?
No, but I'm pretty sure that our very own Hallucination is.


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No, but I'm pretty sure that our very own Hallucination is.
Of course I am, how could I turn down a captive audience like that?


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Good everyone will be busy being underground to notice while I go looting...erm shopping.


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The Real Vault Tec?

And you thought Fallout was just a game...
Here it is, the web site of the real VautTec
Different name - but it is exactly the same thing.
This is not a joke, it's for real!
http://www.terravivos.com/



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http://www.lucasforums.com/showthrea...hlight=fallout

Here as well


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I'd be more interested in a real-world The Zone like in STALKER with anomalies and artifacts and what-not.



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Hey, I didin't see that! Ah well... at least I still gave you the website where you could buy a spot.



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