I am a criminal
schear.steve at gmail.com
Wed Aug 29 19:58:55 PDT 2018
In a similar way that we all have 1970s era super computers in our pockets,
I am assuming, with some basis, that it's possible to affordably modify
discarded current era smartphones (with their ample computing, excellent
cameras and micomechanical motion sensors and GPS) to serve as the sensing,
attitude control and computing element for adequate daylight operation
On Wed, Aug 29, 2018, 7:22 PM Mirimir <mirimir at riseup.net> wrote:
> On 08/29/2018 07:07 PM, Steven Schear wrote:
> > Stingers seem to be the deciding element for the Soviets in their
> > withdrawal from Afghanistan.
> Arguably yes. But they got them from the US. They didn't build them in
> caves. Now AK-47 clones, they're very good at :)
> > Wasn't it Isaac Asimov that used gene-targeted assassination as the major
> > plot element in one of his stories?
> I don't remember. I do recall that William S. Burroughs more or less
> based his last trilogy on biological weapons: _Cities of the Red Night_,
> _The Place of Dead Roads_ and _The Western Lands_.
> > On Wed, Aug 29, 2018, 7:04 PM Mirimir <mirimir at riseup.net> wrote:
> >> On 08/29/2018 04:32 PM, Steve Kinney wrote:
> >>> On 08/29/2018 06:05 PM, Steven Schear wrote:
> >>>> No popular insurrection against a modern military has occurred mainly
> >>>> due to the lack of easy and affordable access of smart weapons.
> >>> Define "smart weapon."
> >>>> broad
> >>>> interpretation of DD's right to publish its 3D plans might soon lead
> >>>> practical TOW, Stinger and other smart weapons that could neutralize
> >>>> commonly deployed advanced military tech.
> >>> Pardon my language, but your ignorance on this subject matter appears
> >>> be absolute. The sentence above presents as meaningless and
> >>> embarrassing noise, to an audience that understands the technology you
> >>> are talking about. The CPunks list has more than enough engineers and
> >>> technicians to assure "no sale" for your ignorant bullshit.
> >>> :o)
> >> Biological weapons are arguably the only option with enough force
> >> asymmetry. But then, victory would be rather hollow ;) Unless, I
> >> suppose, one could target particular shared sets of genetic alleles
> >> (loosely, "races"). But then, governments are certainly doing just that,
> >> with far more resources.
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