Doomsday device


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Doomsday device

superpower nuclear capability to destroy the world if attacked. [Brit. Cinema: Dr. Strangelove
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They all fail without Clouseau even being aware they are attacking him, and Clouseau is vaulted into the master criminal's lair, accidentally finishing off Dreyfus with his own doomsday device.
Upon meeting Professor K, Jimmy learns that this laboratory holds three very special inventions: the Killitron 2000, Professor K's untested doomsday device; a time travel machine that goes back seven years in the past; and SQUID, a device that transfers memories from one brain to another, dead or alive.
A source told the paper that the incident occurred after the launch of the particle accelerator ring, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which some dubbed a "doomsday device".
Our troops in Afghanistan need armoured cars and helicopters, not a Doomsday device. And we can't afford warheads we could never morally fire.
My number comes from the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the 10,000 physicist and engineers who worked together to create the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest particle accelerator also known as the giant doomsday device that had many people fearing the creation of a catastrophic black hole that would swallow the earth, universe, et al.
The worst-case scenario of course remains that the Islamists may use the doomsday device to fulfill an apocalyptic vision of Shiite Islam.
Unfortunately, the President's daughter has joined them after pinching her father's doomsday device and now it's up to Snake to save the civilised world.
It now appears the raid was so massive because the FBI told New Zealand police that Dotcom had a "doomsday device" capable of destroying evidence worldwide.
Joe's placid life changes, though, when he accepts a commission from Edie Banister, a charming old lady who isn't what she seems to be; Joe unwittingly repairs a broken doomsday device, potentially unleashing havoc on the world.
But, unfortunately, sometimes people DO get what they wish for, and Ryan hasn't gone far before he is set upon by a bunch of scary, nihilistic punk-sorcerers who need him to set off a doomsday device that will destroy the planet and everyone on it.
Furthermore, the practicality of such a doomsday device should be scrutinised, when the major threat is created internally from asymmetric attacks from those radicalised by New Labour's illegal wars.
I tell you this because the clenched-eyed look of terror on my face at that precise moment was rather like how I greeted Dr Lyn Evans' switching on of the giant doomsday device (sorry, I meant Large Hadron Collider) in Switzerland on Wednesday.