[ExI] we stand on the shoulders of giants

BillK 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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