After the Persian Gulf War they came around and gave every employee a
"Scudbusters" pin... of course, this was before the reports that showed the
Patriot wasn't quite as effective as the media had portrayed.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eugene Leitl [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Sunday, October 03, 1999 6:18 PM
> To: Gregory Alan Bolcer; email@example.com
> Subject: Missiles of October - Part Deux
> The rainbow stuff is called silver clouds and (rarely) sometimes
> occurs naturally in the stratosphere. Beautiful sight.
> As to the launch, I almost pissed my pants, waiting for more launches
> to come within the next half an hour.
> Gregory Alan Bolcer writes:
> > 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.
> > Greg
> > > 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
> > > 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.