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Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:30 PM

Hawaii gets a False Ballistic Missile text alert

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Reply Hawaii gets a False Ballistic Missile text alert (Original post)
tomhagen Jan 2018 OP
mr_lebowski Jan 2018 #1
notdarkyet Jan 2018 #2
FraDon Jan 2018 #3

Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 05:01 PM

1. To be clear, 'ballistic' not synonymous w/'nuclear' ... it CAN mean it, but doesn't have to ...

Ballistic refers to the fact that basic gravity laws define the trajectory (as opposed to a 'guided' missile which can expend energy with purpose i.e. perform 'active measures' to affect it's own trajectory).

There are plenty of 'ballistic', but still conventionally-armed missiles.

At least that's my understanding from hazy memory ...

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 05:32 PM

2. My daughter and her husband are in HI right now. Be safe everyone.

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 05:43 PM

3. This sounds like a cover story.

Could it have been a hack, say, by some 400# kid in a Korean troll tower?

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