On Mon, 23 Oct 2000, Ruairi Newman wrote:
>> kevin lyda wrote:
> > i know this isn't particularly on topic, but if anyone here has american
> > relatives i urge them to lobby for a vote for gore. now, why would
>> Please tell me you're taking the piss...
wasn't it rather obvious?
>> 1. This really isn't the place for political propoganda.
>> 2. Targeting systems use exact locations specified by longitude &
ahh.... ok. there was me thinking they played 'pin the tail on the
donkey' on a rather large map of the world.
> Even the idea of a US president accidentally double-clicking
> on "Ireland" instead of "Iraq" is ludicrous.
well, he might have a shaky hand, or be wearing very dark sun glasses
and so not be able to read the screen properly. these are real
> The president doesn't key in any data.
hmm... we've got a load of data that needs entering at work. wonder
if bush is available? (though he'd probably piss in the sink instead
of the urinal, and bad-mouth us behind our backs during coffee
> If Bush did decide to
> nuke Iraq, military strategists would decide where to hit and
> when, and all of this data would be entered into the system.
military intelligence... ah yes.
> The president's interaction with the system is to "push the red
> button" an act that also requires the cooperation of military
"sir.. that is the blue button. Sir? No.. no...... Sir, the RED
button, Sir. Sir, if you'd just let me take your hand and guide
can't believe you took his post seriously. :)
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