[ExI] we stand on the shoulders of giants
pharos at gmail.com
Sat Jul 4 19:02:02 UTC 2009
On 7/4/09, spike wrote:
> We need to somehow make our backup searchable in some kind of electronic
> format, in a form that is likely to survive a huge electromagnetic pulse.
> Keep this in mind: if we are attacked by nuclear weapons, they are unlikely
> to be in the form of the traditional mushroom cloud, but rather an EMP
> weapon, for these are easier to deliver (because they are lighter) and cover
> more area in which they don't actually slay the proles but rather they wreck
> the electronics, which will result in large numbers of the proles expiring.
I have a vision of millions of teenagers wailing piteously and shaking
their dead iPhones, milling around aimlessly, unable to cope with not
knowing where their mates are and what they are doing. ;)
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