Re: Media ignores Ballistic Missle Defense lies

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Tue Aug 28 2001 - 16:26:58 MDT

On Tue, 28 Aug 2001, Mike Lorrey wrote:

> And those can't be used as ABM devices for what reason?

Because you shine it down the tailpipes of a very large, very well-behaved
object. You're still hard pressed to heat it to a few kK.

If you have a few gigatons hardware in orbit you might be able to
quantitatively take out unapproved speeding objects, but we're a bit far
removed from lifts to orbit, or self-rep factories on the Moon.

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