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Oh, I think the writer I was paraphrasing wasn't suggesting a nearby
event would be deflected by a cage, rather that at a significant
distance there might be hope. They were talking a continent-wide effect
fro the larger weapons.

Wouldn't we have been better off if our best-and-brightest had been
tasked with some other great achievement?

Steven Austin

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At 02:49 PM 2/23/2005 -0800, steven austin wrote:

>Short of a Faraday cage or a conductive
>mesh shielding, we kiss our electronics goodbye.

Sorry, but whether intentionally or not, that's funny. There are many
orders of magnitude between the current that would melt a conventional
cage
and that which would flow in a nuclear event. Rebar "mesh" wouldn't
touch it.

Fellows, there's enough energy involved with a near miss or an airburst
to
generate effects undreamed of in a mere lightning bolt. The total energy
is
not off a thunderstorm scale, but the power levels are extraordinary.

Mike
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