So a bomb went off outside my building...

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  1. GCM

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    Kinda hard to see, but that "roped off" area was the detonation.
     
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    Wow is that the NYC blast? All ok (other than the obvious)?
     
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    shit mate you OK?

    stay safe, the world is getting crazier by the day!
     
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    damn! that's gnarly in the worst kind of way.
     
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    Glad your ok man !!

    Was hard to see in any videos and news, but that pic makes it seem like it was a pretty large blast ?
    Several people interviewed had walked right by that blast just before it went off... lucky night for them !
     
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    Stay safe..
     
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  8. GCM

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    People are extremely lucky he put the device in a dumpster, which is pretty hardy. I think it would have been MUCH worse if it was just in a bag without having those walls of metal around it.
     
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    Often explosives are contained within an enclosure on purpose for greater damage to the surrounding area. When they are open by themselves, the damage effect is much less, as the pressure release occurs over a longer time as such. cf a slow kick in teh guts to a fast and hard kick in teh guts...

    By containing them, them the gas pressure from the explosion builds up, and when the outer skin / container breaks the damage form the explosive can be a lot more, as the pressure is much higher, and often more shrapnel will be mobilized.

    Not enough info, but being in a plastic bag will not always produce a larger and more damaging explosive, depends on the design of the actual explosive package. Used explosives most of career, but not military, but much of the technology we used was transferable from military and vice versa..
     
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  10. Jerry Renwick

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    So crazy, no where is safe nowadays! Pray for the victims
     
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    gigatexal I'm here to learn

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    yikes, glad you're ok
     
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    Makes sense, but from what I read the dumpster really took most of the blast and that was the main reason why the injuries weren't as severe. Some of those dumpsters are pretty thick steel.
     
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