Re: PAC 3 a hit! woo hoooo!

From: John Clark (
Date: Mon Jul 24 2000 - 14:01:48 MDT

Michael S. Lorrey <> Wrote:

>Since they can spot a golfball now, I imagine that they ought to be able to find
>a golfball of plutonium... ;)

They may be spotting golfballs but they're not spotting thousands of tons of
marijuana cocaine and heroin, nor millions of illegal immigrants, nor thousands
of stolen cars shipped to South America, nor ...

> Ah, but does it behave in an optical manner, mass bending the path of the
> neutrinos???

No evidence of that, If it does it's fundamentally new physics, but it still wouldn't
help you. A typical neutrino detector weighs well over a thousand tons and can
detect about one neutrino a month; try finding 10 pounds of Plutonium under
an old woman in a ox cart in Afghanistan with that.

               John K Clark

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