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tkmorris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 06:23 PM
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25. I could as well...
I entered the Navy in 1987 as an Electronics Tech and we spent a few months in school working on equipment that wouldn't have been state of the art in WWII. Tubes everywhere, and patch panels, old teletypes, you name it. I was shocked to find myself working on technology that I hadn't seen in the civilian world except in old pictures. I thought it was pretty lame at the time but it turns out that vacuum tubes are still better for some applications than their solid state counterparts.
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  -Did the Russians actually build a "doomsday machine?" (And is it still "ticking?") villager  Jul-16-08 05:06 PM   #0 
  - Double bad for us  Hydra   Jul-16-08 05:12 PM   #1 
  - Hmmm, I thought they were best of buds!  Raster   Jul-16-08 05:46 PM   #16 
     - There's that  Hydra   Jul-16-08 05:52 PM   #17 
  - Still controlled by a 1980s Russian computer - OMG. Here's a Top Secret CIA photo>  leveymg   Jul-16-08 05:14 PM   #2 
  - Steampunk, much? ;-)  villager   Jul-16-08 05:15 PM   #4 
  - Just a tad. Russian Punk>  leveymg   Jul-16-08 05:21 PM   #7 
     - "P3TPO"  YOY   Jul-16-08 05:42 PM   # 
  - Well... at least it's not filled with Microsoft bloatware.  TahitiNut   Jul-16-08 05:34 PM   #12 
  - Reminds me of the old expression  edwardlindy   Jul-16-08 05:57 PM   #20 
  - Case modding, gone horribly wrong.  tridim   Jul-16-08 08:19 PM   #31 
  - Yea but was it patched for Y2K???  ByTheRiver   Jul-17-08 08:51 AM   #33 
     - Nope, I use real languages :P n/t  hootinholler   Jul-17-08 09:59 AM   #34 
  - Automated communication network  edwardlindy   Jul-16-08 05:14 PM   #3 
  - The USA built a communication network designed to withstand a nuclear strike too  slackmaster   Jul-16-08 05:18 PM   #6 
  - I remember when a Foxbat pilot defected  mr_hat   Jul-16-08 05:24 PM   #8 
     - Funny thing about vacuum tubes  The Traveler   Jul-16-08 05:36 PM   #14 
     - I have vacuum tubes from the 40s and 50s that are still working.  Vickers   Jul-16-08 05:42 PM   #15 
     - You might not believe this  edwardlindy   Jul-16-08 05:54 PM   #18 
        - Actually several of my tube amps are hand-built...  Vickers   Jul-16-08 06:06 PM   #21 
        - Good on you  edwardlindy   Jul-16-08 06:13 PM   #22 
        - I could as well...  tkmorris   Jul-16-08 06:23 PM   #25 
     - Lt. Viktor Belenko  14thColony   Jul-16-08 06:14 PM   #23 
     - Also found out that the wing root castings were steel.  Thothmes   Jul-18-08 06:57 AM   #40 
  - Thing to remember is  Johonny   Jul-16-08 05:16 PM   #5 
  - These aren't special missiles  14thColony   Jul-17-08 08:47 AM   #32 
     - but they still have a limited lifetime  Johonny   Jul-17-08 10:18 AM   #36 
        - Ahhh....  14thColony   Jul-17-08 02:18 PM   #37 
  - yep  GTRMAN   Jul-16-08 05:26 PM   #9 
  - Exactly!  villager   Jul-16-08 05:27 PM   #10 
  - Where's Slim Pickens when you need him? n/t  rucky   Jul-16-08 05:28 PM   #11 
  - Relax... in reality, ANY nuclear launch system requires constant maintenence.  Dr_eldritch   Jul-16-08 05:35 PM   #13 
  - Da! It is called Stolichnaya! Nostrovia, tovarich!  DailyGrind51   Jul-16-08 05:55 PM   #19 
  - I thought all the Russian nukes  Danascot   Jul-16-08 06:21 PM   #24 
  - Check youtube for video of their hydrogen bomb, the Czar or Tzar, IIRC.  Peake   Jul-16-08 06:30 PM   #26 
  - Better pray to god we have one... else there'll be a doomsday gap!  Leopolds Ghost   Jul-16-08 06:46 PM   #27 
  - It was to be announced at the next Party Conference  ThoughtCriminal   Jul-16-08 06:48 PM   #28 
  - it's cuz of the flourine...  crimsonblue   Jul-16-08 07:01 PM   #29 
  - This guy saw everything... He saw the Big Board. n/t  Leopolds Ghost   Jul-16-08 07:24 PM   #30 
  - Skynet becomes self-aware at 2:14AM...  Squatch   Jul-17-08 10:07 AM   #35 
     - ...still beating everyone in the Bush Administration  14thColony   Jul-18-08 06:49 AM   #38 
     - And, it becomes activated by Dick Cheny's pacemaker!  DailyGrind51   Jul-18-08 06:55 AM   #39 

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