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Re: Science behind Dark Angel

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Postby rantanplan » Thu 28. Aug 2008, 02:02

wow!! and they already use that!! your pic is... unbelievable... .

what about citizens who notice that ?

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Postby rantanplan » Thu 28. Aug 2008, 02:11

my god!! i didn't know that! they abuse with that.... i prefer never see that in my country... . could we again speak to a free country?

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Postby X5DNA » Thu 28. Aug 2008, 03:25

To me, one of the scariest things about the possibility of an EMP attack is that government systems that are considered to be critical are protected against EMP, while the private civilian sector is almost completely unprotected.

The first casualty of an EMP attack is likely to be personal freedom. It's not difficult to have some personal protection against EMP in the form of things like a cheap shortwave radio wrapped in aluminum foil -- and an old laptop computer wrapped in aluminum foil.

At least with a protected radio that can receive distant broadcasts, you'll have some idea of what is going on.

(I keep a cheap portable shortwave radio, one that I bought at Radio Shack several years ago, wrapped in aluminum foil, and I have extra batteries for it on hand.)

You don't have to be paranoid, just somewhat prepared.

One of the first problems after an EMP attack will be that most people will have no idea of what has just happened. If a small, but significant, percentage of the population had some understanding of what was happening (and had done some preparation for such an attack), then the aftermath would be a lot less unpleasant for everyone.

The extreme vulnerability of civilian populations in industrialized countries, especially the United States, makes for a very tempting target.

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Postby X5DNA » Fri 29. Aug 2008, 01:37

Some comments about previous posts about EMP:

Yes. Lightning is a form of electromagnetic pulse, but nuclear EMP is much faster. In fact, when you protect an antenna or power line from EMP, you first use conventional lightning protectors, then you add the faster reacting EMP protectors between the lightning protectors and the equipment.

There is a company called Polyphaser that supplies the majority of the antenna lightning protectors for commercial communications systems. Polyphaser also supplies most of the EMP protectors for defense contractors.

I've spent the last 30 years working on mountaintop transmitting and receiving sites for broadcasting companies. That's probably why I'm more concerned than most people about what EMP can do. I've seen remarkable amounts of destruction in electronics devices from distant lightning strikes. I've seen those same devices work perfectly during violent thunderstorms after they were properly protected.

I have a close relative who is an electronics engineer for a defense contractor. Nearly everything they do has to be EMP protected. The military seems to be getting increasingly concerned about the problem.

There is at least one EMP testing facility in the city where I live. It is just for testing smaller electronics systems. There is a very large one called Trestle in New Mexico that is big enough to test aircraft for EMP resistance. There is a link from my X5DNA.com site to an interesting youtube video of a Ford Taurus getting pulsed at the Trestle test site.

There are a lot of nonsense videos about EMP on youtube, but the ones from the Discovery Channel FutureWeapons series are quite accurate.

Nuclear EMPs covering a thousand mile-radius have already occurred. Fortunately they occurred in sparsely populated areas, and before the era of integrated circuits. In 1962, virtually everything was what we would now call EMP-resistant, but in 1962 both the United States and the old Soviet Union did a lot of electrical damage (over very large areas) by setting off nuclear weapons in space. Both countries did it at about the same time, and both got a real surprise when it happened.

About EMP protected portable radios: The last time that I took my shortwave radio out of its aluminum shield, I was clearly receiving the English-language broadcast of Radio Taiwan in less than a minute. It was coming from the opposite side of the planet from me. A nuclear EMP would disrupt shortwave broadcasts for a few hours, but distant reception would soon return to normal.

Grounding is useful for protection of most things, but it is not necessary for things like portable radios and portable computers.

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