Future baby nukes (boffin-sized?) was Re: http://www.echelon.wiretapped.net signatures

From: Michael M. Butler (butler@comp-lib.org)
Date: Sun Oct 08 2000 - 06:37:57 MDT

How's this for full sentences:

I was trying to figure out the blast and radiation effects of a
hypothetical 10-20t yield 2kg (total mass, not pit mass) Californium
baby nuke just the other day, and I found out that the published
official software models poop out at 0.1 kiloton. What a pity. I wonder
if I should file a FOIA request on the Davy Crockett effects
information--they must have test shot info on at least one of those
puppies, since they were actually fielded for a while. That ought to get
me on *somebody's* list, if I'm not already. :) I nosed around a bunch
on the 'net, too.

*Why* was I doing this? I was trying to figure out just how dead some
characters in the movie version of _Starship Troopers_ ought to be. We
hard-SF readers are a funny bunch.

Btw, for any who didn't know, SSBN is also the designation for the US
Navy's fleet ballistic missile submarines.

Go Echelon! Beat Constitution!


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