Missiles of October - Part Deux

Gregory Alan Bolcer (gbolcer@endTECH.com)
Sun, 03 Oct 1999 09:20:44 -0700

They just put the rainbow colors in for the peaceniks. EJW actually
used to work at Raytheon. They didn't tell you that the ICBM actually
blew up because the XML parser overran it's allocation boundaries
and that harmful goto.



> A Raytheon-built Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, a
> 55-inch-long, 120-pound device sent skyward on
> a booster rocket, was launched from the Marshall
> Islands and then intercepted, collided with and
> destroyed a modified, unarmed intercontinental
> ballistic missile that had been fired 20 minutes
> earlier from California, 4,300 miles away.
> Observers said the resultant explosion 140 miles
> over the Pacific Ocean caused a vapor cloud of
> rainbow colors that could be seen for hundreds of
> miles. Inside the military observation room, it
> created a flurry of celebration.

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