[FoRK] Annihilation from within...
Dave Long <
dave.long at bluewin.ch
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Fri Dec 8 03:23:01 PST 2006
> The real issues here are materials science issues (tunable, high-rez,
> low-power room temperature electromagnets and pickup assemblies)
OK, so high-rez says to me "steep spatial gradients", and as Eugen
points out, real-time says "steep temporal gradients". Given that
low-power is all about "shallow gradients", how is materials science
supposed to beat the physics?
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>> even if one thinks in russian, "Привет Товарищ" takes a couple of
> I haven't heard anyone calling someone else comrade in Russia in a
> long time.
> Unless you're a member of the Communist party, maybe.
Sorry, bad Reagan-era reference. From around the same time frame as
"Red Dawn" (in which Cuba and Nicaragua occupy the US with 500,000
troops?) and "Rambo: The Sequels" (in which John Rambo fights alongside
the heroic Muj!), in "Firefox" (yes, like the browser) Clint Eastwood's
character steals a thought-controlled Soviet jet.
> When the first rumors began to filter out of the Soviet Union some
> three years ago, our theoretical weapons strategists stood before NATO
> command to explain - with much confidence - that it would take the
> Soviets a minimum of ten years to develop a Mach Five aircraft with
> thought-controlled weapons systems. I stand before you today to
> explain - with much regret - that we were wrong.
The catch to the thought-control? "You have to think in Russian".
I'd like to say I haven't heard anyone coming up with completely
incredible threats in the States for a long time, but for some reason
it just seems to have moved from the domain of actors to the domain of
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