Jump to content

Welcome to MSFN Forum
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. This message will be removed once you have signed in.
Login to Account Create an Account



Photo

Researchers Find Safest Place to Hide From Zombies


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1
monroe

monroe

    Friend of MSFN

  • MSFN Sponsor
  • 981 posts
  • Joined 21-May 07
  • OS:XP Pro x86
  • Country: Country Flag

Donator

It's good to know that good money is being spent to find these things out !

 

They say if the zombies are on the East Coast then head West ASAP ...

 

 

Cornell Researchers Find Safest Place to Hide from Zombies

 

February 25, 2015

 

http://www.foxnews.c...tcmp=latestnews

 

If a zombie outbreak were to strike US shores, East Coasters should head west ASAP. That recommendation comes by way of Cornell University researchers, who have modeled the statistical mechanics of, yes, zombies and will present their findings at a meeting of the American Physical Society on March 5 in San Antonio.

 

The researchers used a number of techniques that are used when modeling real diseases, and the abstract ends with this dismal line: "We build up to a full scale simulation of an outbreak in the United States, and discover that for 'realistic' parameters, we are largely doomed." But Phys.Org relays a glimmer of hope by way of Alex Alemi, a grad student involved in the research: He says those who want to remain safe from the undead for as long as they can should head to the northern Rockies.

 

He explains that while books and movies typically show an outbreak touching all corners of the country immediately, "in our attempt to model zombies somewhat realistically, it doesn't seem like this is how it would actually go down." Yes, major cities could be toast within days, but less populated areas could be unaffected for weeks, and the northern Mountain Time Zone could be safe for months.

 

"Given the dynamics of the disease, once the zombies invade more sparsely populated areas, the whole outbreak slows down—there are fewer humans to bite, so you start creating zombies at a slower rate," says Alemi.

 

"I'd love to see a fictional account where most of New York City falls in a day, but upstate New York has a month or so to prepare."

 




How to remove advertisement from MSFN

#2
jaclaz

jaclaz

    The Finder

  • Developer
  • 15,184 posts
  • Joined 23-July 04
  • OS:none specified
  • Country: Country Flag

"Given the dynamics of the disease, once the zombies invade more sparsely populated areas, the whole outbreak slows down—there are fewer humans to bite, so you start creating zombies at a slower rate," says Alemi.

 

as if *any* other disease that can be transmitted from person to person would work differently ....

 

Personally I like better the conclusions of a known paper on the matter:

https://web.archive....ith/Zombies.pdf

 

In summary, a zombie outbreak is likely to lead to the collapse of civilisation, unless it
is dealt with quickly. While aggressive quarantine may contain the epidemic, or a cure may
lead to coexistence of humans and zombies, the most effective way to contain the rise of
the undead is to hit hard and hit often
. As seen in the movies, it is imperative that zombies
are dealt with quickly, or else we are all in a great deal of trouble.

 

 

jaclaz 



#3
monroe

monroe

    Friend of MSFN

  • MSFN Sponsor
  • 981 posts
  • Joined 21-May 07
  • OS:XP Pro x86
  • Country: Country Flag

Donator

I don't know if this would completely work against zombies ... I posted this link in another topic but it may be of some use ... if the zombies are scattered. A huge mass of zombies would probably be a problem.

 

From Amazon for $20,000 ... I think it has "free shipping" !

 

JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser/Tank

 

Carries cargo or a crew of up to five internally or on the roof.

Piloted from within the armored shell or from an exposed standing position through the hatch.

6hp Tecumseh gasoline engine, top speed 40 mph.

Includes head/tail and turn signal lights, trim and underbody lighting.

400 watt premium sound with PA system, plush interior, and external camera.

 

1 new from $19,999.95

 

http://www.amazon.co...TZ2165J514T3W0K

 

jaclaz ... you reported some time back that zombies were everywhere in Italy ... has anything changed, have they been driven into sea?

...


Edited by monroe, Today, 06:37 AM.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users