End of Surplus?
Dwight K. Elvey
dwight.elvey at amd.com
Wed Apr 27 11:30:48 CDT 2005
>From: "Randy McLaughlin" <cctech at randy482.com>
>A friend of mine was a weapons office on a USN sub, one day we were talking
>about terrorists making a bomb. He started by saying the technology is
>above their heads. My response was get a bucket and put enough fissionable
>material in it and boom.
It is a little more complicated than that. You method would just make
a big pile of hot radioactive mess. No boom. If you put it in something
that would also evaporate, you could make a mess like Chernobel (sp?).
To make a bomb, you have to quickly cause a large number of neutrons
with the right energy level. You also have to contain it long eneough
for things to multiply before it pushes it self apart.
Making a small bomb is beyond most anyones capabilities. Making
a really large one is not as hard.
>He said it wouldn't be efficient and you wouldn't no when it would blow, I
>said who cares if you have a nuclear explosion in a major city that's
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