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 [F] New York Times on the Web Forums  / Science  /

    Missile Defense

Technology has always found its greatest consumer in a nation's war and defense efforts. Since the last attempts at a "Star Wars" defense system, has technology changed considerably enough to make the latest Missile Defense initiatives more successful? Can such an application of science be successful? Is a militarized space inevitable, necessary or impossible?

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commondata - 07:37am Oct 31, 2002 EST (# 5398 of 5406)

rshow55 10/31/02 5:41am

The Guardian have a small piece mentioning Gaiacomm Corporation today which you can find here. They've been caught trying to solicit cash from Saddam Hussain, presumably after failing to obtain funds from the Department of Defense which they seem quite upset about.

Their first press release was picked up, without comment, by Physics Web and Cellular News. The CEO calls himself Judah Ben-Hur and that press release claimed that:

One [facet of their technology] is the use as a weapon to ignite large sections of the atmosphere and incinerate all living creatures within its pre selected coordinates.

Having listened to what you've said about microwave weapons I was wondering, on a scale from 1 to bbbuck, exactly how deranged these people are. A "technical" summary of their ideas is available here. If you don't think they're deranged, Robert, you could consider the following [:-)]

Gaiacomm Corporation is looking for top physicists and telecommunications engineers who want to use their knowledge for peace and new development, not the same-old same-old boring technologies of years past.

rshow55 - 07:59am Oct 31, 2002 EST (# 5399 of 5406) Delete Message
Can we do a better job of finding truth? YES. Click "rshow55" for some things Lchic and I have done and worked for on this thread.

commondata 10/31/02 7:37am - - the Gaiacomm proposal is utter bull_hit - and not even amusing.

For one thing, it violates the 2nd Law of Thermo - and some other basic rules as well (including conservation of energy) - -

Perhaps more should be said about it - but I'm going to wash up, cook - - and consider what to say about Aviation Week and Space Technology as a source. Like other journalistic sources, it has its strengths and weaknesses. :)

commondata - 08:01am Oct 31, 2002 EST (# 5400 of 5406)

I suspected as much! Thanks rshow.

mazza9 - 08:06am Oct 31, 2002 EST (# 5401 of 5406)
"Quae cum ita sunt" Caesar's Gallic Commentaries


Know why Robert has trouble connecting the dots? Robert, the supposed mathematician does believe that 1,000 is equal to 1,000,000,000. Wouldn't you care to see what Robert would look like after he stood in front of his gigawatt microwave oven while toasting his morning bagel?

Once again he displays his total lack of regard for facts and the real world.

Hey Robert! Don't you find it frustrating to be wrong all the time? Or is it a total lack of the ability to connect your own dots? Me I got plenty of Dots. Looking forward to passing out my Dots to the Ghosts and Goblins who'll visit tonight! Happy All Hallows Eve!

BTW Kalter, I've read Aviation Week for over 40 years and come to the same conclusions. Robert is a dink!

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