[time-nuts] Time of death-Again
William H. Fite
omniryx at gmail.com
Thu Oct 28 00:47:48 UTC 2010
Mein Fuhrer, I can valk...er...I can time.
On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 6:51 PM, Perry Sandeen <sandeenpa at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Wrote: < If you want a sub-microsecond time of death, sit on a bomb like
> Major T. J. "King" Kong in "Dr. Strangelove," and get your friends to time
> and triangulate the prompt radiation. That should be good to a few 10's of
> Absolutely Not So!
> The H-Bombs are slowed by parachutes so the bomber can get away. The
> outside temperature for a B-52 at operating altitude over Russia would
> likely be at least minus 60 degrees F.
> Major T, since he was wearing an indoor uniform, would become a solid block
> of ice before the bomb went off so his TOD has a variance of time between
> when became a solid chunk of ice and the time of instant defrosting. This
> could be 30 to 60 seconds. Totally un-acceptable accuracy for even the
> cadet grade newbe time-nut ;)
> Why, anyone accepting such an error would have to answer to the Coca Cola
> company distributor at Burpelson Air Force Base.
> Carpay Diem, Carpell Tunnel-Whatever
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