Geiger kit and tubes at electronic goldmine
joseph at kirtland.com
Sat Apr 3 17:11:05 CDT 2010
On Apr 3, 2010, at 3:46 PM, andre kesteloot wrote:
> Brian Hawes wrote:
>> I'm more concerned about Nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse. If you have only one or two weapons, a high altitude burst is much better value. Better to disable most of Europe's electronic infrastructure than destroy one City.
>> It would, of course, get the offender turned, as one of you guys put it, 'into a sheet of glass' but does deterrence work on these smaller nations?
> In the past, most wars were generally meant to allow the people from Country A to take over part of the land (and or cattle, and or women etc) form Country B.
> The purpose, then, was not to annihilate the other side, but to get the people from Country B to work --sometimes as slave labor-- for the people of Country A.
> Radiation bombs changed that picture: for instance parts of the Sahara Desert, neighborhoods of Chernobyl, and of course Nagasaki and Hiroshima, etc are all areas that are still dangerous for human beings.
You know, purchasing a geiger counter might not be a bad idea. Over the past several years, I've purchased many Nixie and VFD tubes from Russia on E-Bay. One recent batch came from the town of Chernigov, about 50 miles or so east of Chernobyl. (Who knows what radioactive dust may have settled on these beautiful relics of lost display technology?)
Our current engagements in the world don't quite fit the example of any of your scenarios.
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