Re: Y2K silliness

Brian D Williams (
Fri, 12 Feb 1999 06:43:55 -0800 (PST)

from: "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <>

>A hundred years ago that would have been the end of it. Now,
>sadly, all the ex-military personnel in the entire United States
>would be no match for a single aircraft carrier. It's not the
>numbers. It's the equipment.

I know plenty about carriers, I've been on four. I know the equipment, I was in avionics (ECM) working on A6-E TRAMS and EA6B Prowlers.

I'm not impressed.

Carriers are very good at some things, but have limited range, and a host of other weaknesses. Besides, I live in Chicago, you'd never get one near me.


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