[IP] Hi-tech rays to aid terror fight

Thomas Shaddack shaddack at ns.arachne.cz
Thu Jul 8 19:05:13 PDT 2004

On Thu, 8 Jul 2004, Major Variola (ret) wrote:

> 5. One could call terahertz "hard RF"  in same way that hard x-rays
> bleed into soft gammas.  But calling anything "hard" implies danger,
> and we mustn't scare the proles.  Perhaps soft IR is better.

Technically, it's closer to soft IR. If I remember correctly, terahertz 
detectors are closer to bolometers than to antennas.

However, "hard microwaves" could be good (or bad, depending on your side 
of the chessboard) name for psyops purposes.

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