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Offline asian1

Defence Against Super EMP Attack
« on: May 01, 2005, 04:34:21 PM »
On FOX News, Mr Loftus from Intelligencesummit.org said that Iran and North Korea plan to launch "Super EMP" attack against US, Japan, EU, Australia and its allies.
It's difficult to detect the source of "Super EMP" attack and may decrease US counter attack capability.
Is it possible to create hardened computer / electronic devices (car, hospital, radio, TV, cellphone) against "Super EMP" attack?


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Offline Cymric

Re: Defence Against Super EMP Attack
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2005, 07:49:50 PM »
I would hardly call this 'science and technology', more 'keeping the public terrified and our paychecks coming'. It must be exceedingly frustrating for those poor {bleep}s that they have the world's most powerful military, yet cannot do anything to prevent them from being cast back into the stone age. Unless of course every other country on Earth pledges not to use nor research nuclear weapons. Save for the US themselves, of course, because they have the right to defend themselves.

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Offline T_Bone

Re: Defence Against Super EMP Attack
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2005, 07:59:42 PM »
Charles Babbage built a computer immune to EMP. :-)
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Re: Defence Against Super EMP Attack
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2005, 11:13:09 PM »
Why am I not surprised this came from FOX NEWS?

Offline Tigger

Re: Defence Against Super EMP Attack
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2005, 04:21:17 PM »

mdma wrote:
Why am I not surprised this came from FOX NEWS?

Actually on Fox news they were talking about the US government report on EMP and which was released last year, which you would have known if you had actually read the URL attached to the start of this topic.  How about you actually read the URLs of a topic before making silly posts that make no sense??   The URL is from the Washington Times, for UPI wire quoting a US government report that was presented to congress, so that its just Fox News comment seems pretty silly.  However given the US's huge amount of research into EMP, its doubtful it would be as debilitating as the the UPI report from the Washington Times implies, though a nationwide EMP blast (if it were possible to do) would be likely to bring lots of civilian aircraft down.
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