[LMB] OT: Tech marches on

Fred fred.fredex at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 00:15:46 GMT 2021


assuming a submarine was 1000 ft underwater, I wouldn't think EMP would be
too much of a problem.

The longevity of vacuum tube electronics in the military probably relates
to the long, slow, painful government acquisition systems.

On Mon, Dec 13, 2021 at 5:29 PM Matija Grabnar via Lois-Bujold <
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> Tubes are also probably more resistant to EMP than any solid state
> electronics.
> When some of the scenarios you're planing for involve nearby nuclear
> blasts, that matters.
>
> On 13/12/2021 18:13, Harvey Fishman wrote:
> > If it ain't broke, DON'T fix it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> >
> > Harvey
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> >> Shocking! Indeed. Of course when I mentioned tube to the crewman he
> >> said,
> >> "It's classified."
> >>
> >> On Mon, Dec 13, 2021, 12:23 AM A. Marina Fournier via Lois-Bujold <
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> >>>  On Dec 12, 2021, at 8:18 PM, Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>  >
> >>>  > I also had a chance to tour a nuclear submarine and was surprised
> >>> to see
> >>>  > tubes glowing behind some of the consoles.
> >>>
> >>>  Tubes? My jaw hit the floor, and the mind, she is boggling.
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