Re: [Epic] First Epic 40k battle
On Mon, 26 May 1997, Chris Weigt wrote:
> On Sat, 24 May 1997, Richard Dewsbery wrote:
> > > Well, yes. You test your nukes to build bigger/better ones. That part I
> > > understand. But do nuclear arms really need to be 200 megatons rather
> > > than 75 to serve their purpose? You've got a really unpleasant item
> > > either way. And who really cares exactly how they work? They already work
> > > too damn well! It isn't really reasonable to say "uh-oh, our national
> > > defense is at stake- they can disintegrate us 45 times and we can only do
> > > it to them 30 times...quick! let's go test some bombs in the Pacific
> > > Ocean!" Or at least it isn't in my mind.
> > >
> > I think it works like this - possessing enough megatons to destroy the
> > world several time over = overkill.
> > Possessing more overkill than the enemy = strategic advantage.
> > Or something like that. The acronym for this mutually assured
> > destruction is obvious.
> > Richard
> I got my .sig from a book on Oz's nuclear policies/contingency plans etc
> in the 80's. Interesting reading. Did you know that in the event of global
> nuclear war and the resulting nuclear winter, Oz will have the biggest
> supply of vitamin B? Vegemite - horrible stuff, but it does have its uses
> (For those of you who don't know what it is, its a vile, odious sandwich
> spread derived from yeast)
And you call yourself a Australian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Vegemite is great stuff, most people just put too much of it on the bread,
it's very best yummy yum yum on hot toast.
"I am not a Loony!!!!!!!!"
> Overkill: the ability to kill an entire country's population more than once.
> Strategic Superiority: possessing more overkill than your enemy.
> Email: sci-clw1_at_...
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