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Re: [SLE] Dead Linux machines
  • From: "Peter N. Spotts" <pspotts@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2005 15:47:07 -0400
  • Message-id: <20050701154707.7d505f8a@xxxxxxxxxx>
I agree that this isn't necessarily the place for waving
technological hurricane warnings, but the phenomenon, as you probably
know, is real. It was part of the nuclear strategies of both sides
during the cold war to burst warheads high over each others' countries
to take out solid-state communications systems. Interestingly, for
communications purposes, the one technology that seemed much less
vulnerable to electromagnetic pulse was tube technology. And for
communications, who had the largest inventory of tube-based
communications gear? Ham radio operators.

Ah, there's something to be said for the good old days ;-)

With best regards,

Pete


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