It's been a hell of a week!, er WEEKS, MONTHS! VERY OT

From: Teo Zenios <>
Date: Fri Feb 4 00:05:27 2005

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From: "Doc Shipley" <>
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Sent: Friday, February 04, 2005 12:46 AM
Subject: Re: It's been a hell of a week!, er WEEKS, MONTHS! VERY OT

> Tom Jennings wrote:
> >>>> In a post-9/11 US, I'd be *extremely* careful about publishing
> >>>> schematics or blueprints of "a bomb". Especially for off-shore
> >>>> consumption.
> >
> >
> > Rockets aren't bombs. They only blow up by accident.
> Day late; dollar short and all that, but it just occurred to me that
> Joe Rigdon's recent experience with ATF perfectly illustrates both the
> attitude and the ignorance I'm talking about.
> Doc

The feds are worried about bombs, guidance, and their delivery system. I
would say tech that allows delivering any type of bomb over distances
(missile tech) these days is much more dangerous then the bomb itself.
Unlike atomic bombs that are simple to design today (from books) but
extremely hard to find the fissionable material for, missile tech and
guidance is economical for the home geek to design and buy making it
dangerous to the US government. I would not be surprised if a ps2 console
has enough power to guide an ICBM to target using either GPS or a special
gyroscope, that scares the government. Anyone with a tech degree in
chemistry can make things go boom easy enough.
Received on Fri Feb 04 2005 - 00:05:27 GMT

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