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K!r4 said:
At least they can deal with EMP bombs.
Yep - that's one advantage vacuum tube technology has over solid-state devices.

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Yep - that's one advantage vacuum tube technology has over solid-state devices.


Ironically, US atomic tests demonstrated that early solid-state mil-spec devices were more resilient to EMP than contemporary mil-spec vacuum-tube tech. But we're talking about analog stuff like combat radios based on discrete transistors, not ICs, and always of mil-spec grade (with metal casings and shielding heavier than 100 iPhones), so any direct comparison with modern hardware (and especially consumer-grade stuff) is moot.

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If you're referring to the AN/PRC-77, I think you'll find there are other practical considerations in adopting an all solid-state design - such as being able to use a lighter battery pack and standing a better chance of functioning after a 2 metre drop onto a concrete floor. Discrete transistors (even military grade devices) are susceptible to p-n junction punchthrough at lower voltages than vacuum tubes can withstand, and metal casings provide no protection since the EMP (with a peak amplitude of 50kv per metre) propagates on the copper circuit-board traces and transistor leads. That radio most likely passed EMP testing by virtue of being fitted with superior transient surge protectors, which are probably field-serviceable components.

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Sweden warns against bids to "blow up" talks with Iran

Carl Bildt compared Putin to Hitler during the Russia-Georgia war back in 2008. I believe he is still not welcome in Moscow because of those remarks. So if you watch the news some day and you see a devastated Sweden caused by nuclear missiles, it would probably happen because of that prick.

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We need a TARDIS so we can find out if Hitler will compare Putin to Hitler.

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GreyGhost said:
If you're referring to the AN/PRC-77, I think you'll find there are other practical considerations in adopting an all solid-state design - such as being able to use a lighter battery pack and standing a better chance of functioning after a 2 metre drop onto a concrete floor. Discrete transistors (even military grade devices) are susceptible to p-n junction punchthrough at lower voltages than vacuum tubes can withstand, and metal casings provide no protection since the EMP (with a peak amplitude of 50kv per metre) propagates on the copper circuit-board traces and transistor leads. That radio most likely passed EMP testing by virtue of being fitted with superior transient surge protectors, which are probably field-serviceable components.


Good old humpin' a prick. Last time I messed around with one of those at a Nam reenactment, the only signal we could pick up was UHF television audio. CSI was on.

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N.Korea transports missile to launch facility

"The launch comes a day before an international nuclear security summit opens in South Korea’s Seoul to be attended by more than 53 world leaders and international organizations."

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US Missile Shield Not Aimed at Russia - McFaul

Words means shit. Demand a legally binding document stating that it's not directed at Russia, otherwise, fuck off with your missile shield.

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US Missile Shield Not Aimed at Russia - McFaul

Words means shit. Demand a legally binding document stating that it's not directed at Russia, otherwise, fuck off with your missile shield.


It's almost an annual declaration. I guess russians doesn't pay attention to such words since at least a decade.

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Israel take their ball and go home yet again. Someone dared to question that some of their settlements might not be legal, so that's as good an excuse as any to cut all ties with the UN Human Rights Council and accuse them of being biased, apparently.

Also, funnily enough, the United States was the only country to vote against launching a fact-finding mission into Israel's settlements. Wonder why that might be.

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Israel take their ball and go home yet again. Someone dared to question that some of their settlements might not be legal, so that's as good an excuse as any to cut all ties with the UN Human Rights Council and accuse them of being biased, apparently.

Also, funnily enough, the United States was the only country to vote against launching a fact-finding mission into Israel's settlements. Wonder why that might be.



They're demonically possessed? I'm afraid not even Doomguy can save their sorry asses this time.

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History really is a redundant thing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/League_of_Nations


After a number of notable successes and some early failures in the 1920s, the League ultimately proved incapable of preventing aggression by the Axis powers in the 1930s. Germany withdrew from the League, as did Japan, Italy, Spain and others. The onset of the Second World War showed that the League had failed its primary purpose, which was to prevent any future world war. The United Nations (UN) replaced it after the end of the war and inherited a number of agencies and organizations founded by the League.

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History really is a redundant thing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/League_of_Nations




The UN will fail just like the League.

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The UN's already failed - many times. It's like a Frankensteinian experiment gone wrong, if not for the occasional jolt of electricity causing it to twitch you'd think it was dead.

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Russia is No.1 Geopolitical Enemy for U.S. - Mitt Romney

Hey I thought the Cold War ended in 1991?

Japan Armed Forces on Alert Ahead of N.Korea Satellite Launch

East Asia is another hotspot.

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Russia Tells "Hollywood" Romney to "Use His Head"

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Russia is No.1 Geopolitical Enemy for U.S. - Mitt Romney

Hey I thought the Cold War ended in 1991?

Romney's way behind the times, everyone else knows China is No.1

Like its biological namesake the Cold War never really went away (the military-industrial complex won't permit that), its simply mutated to adapt to changes in the body politic.

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Romney's way behind the times, everyone else knows China is No.1

Like its biological namesake the Cold War never really went away (the military-industrial complex won't permit that), its simply mutated to adapt to changes in the body politic.



War on Communism - War on Drugs - War on Terror - War on China? (2010-2025)

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Romney Lambasts Obama "Flexibility" on Russia - Journal

Romney and those 43 Republican senators are either demonically possessed or simply Russophobes.

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MRB_Doom said:
Romney Lambasts Obama "Flexibility" on Russia - Journal

Romney and those 43 Republican senators are either demonically possessed or simply Russophobes.



It's more like they take the stance that "If Obama did it, it can't possibly be good" :/

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It's more like they take the stance that "If Obama did it, it can't possibly be good" :/



Choosing between Democrats and Republicans is like choosing between Pinkies and Spectres.

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It's more like they take the stance that "If Obama did it, it can't possibly be good" :/



Yep. That's been how they operate ever since Obama was elected. It's a bit depressing, but that's how a party run by fanatics works.

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Choosing between Democrats and Republicans is like choosing between Pinkies and Spectres.



Spot on.

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US nuclear arms aimed at Russia beckon WW III: Report

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Tell me something I haven't known since the 60's.

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MRB_Doom said:
US nuclear arms aimed at Russia beckon WW III: Report


What that article is referring to originated from Christian Science Monitor which shows how trustworthy the source is from....(hint: more fear mongering).

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Hey, we've been living under threat of Mutual Assured Destruction for over half a century, and everything worked out well in the end, riiiiight?

I mean, unless they start making nukes and/or monitoring software from cheapo chinese components and outsourced indian software....oh wait..uh oh :-(

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Japan gets green light to shoot down North Korean rocket

Ah I can see the mushroom clouds already, so beautiful and wondrous.

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This entire thread is nonsense and all it does it rivals in fear mongering. Also abandoned the "World War #" term since the last century was basically just one ongoing war and it's a poor way to describe those conflicts and how they developed and continue to evolve.

Also a history lesson, the 7 years war was also a world war...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...venYearsWar.png

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Green = France + others

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What that article is referring to originated from Christian Science Monitor which shows how trustworthy the source is from....(hint: more fear mongering).
Don't judge a book by its cover.

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