[LINK] EMP fearmongering returns

Tom Koltai tomk at unwired.com.au
Sat Jul 25 16:57:34 AEST 2009

> -----Original Message-----
> From: link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au 
> [mailto:link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of 
> Richard Chirgwin
> Sent: Saturday, 25 July 2009 7:51 AM
> To: Link
> Subject: [LINK] EMP fearmongering returns
> *This* made me feel old ...
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/24/emp_uk/
> > A campaign by US right wingers, designed to raise fears of an
> > electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack they allege could 
> cripple Western 
> > nations and lead to chaos, is targeting British 
> politicians, with some 
> > success.
> >
> > James Arbuthnot, the Conservative chairman of the Defence Select
> > Committee, recently questioned the government's 
> preparedness against 
> > the supposed threat, which critics dismiss as 
> scaremongering and say 
> > is promoted to lobby for defence spending.
> >
> RC

Actually, the funny thing is that LINX at the Docklands has the largest
faraday shield of any building I have seen outside the old AMEX building
(razorblade palace) in downtown Sydney. (OK and a couple of 3 digit
acronym owned buildings in Fort Worth, Orange county and White Sands.)

If something does cause EMP in the UK - the servers will carry on
running - even if no other equipment is. <GRIN>.

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