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From: email@example.com (Mike Harding)
Subject: Re: Best bomb detonator? (Hi FBI)
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 06:06:29 GMT
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On Sun, 17 Nov 2002 14:26:20 +1100, "Phil Allison"
> ** Those with the intent, skills and know how to build bombs would be
>well aware of many possible ideas of ways to trigger them from a remote
How do you know that?
Building a bomb is easy, designing a sophisticated electronic
control system with various sensors and/or interlocked manual or
remote reliable triggering is not - it's the kind of thing people pay
the likes of us good money to do - for non bomb applications of
> The problem is virtually the same the remote control of almost
>anything from a toy, model or garage door.
No it isn't. My garage door only need to see the correct code on
an RF transmission. There are lots of other ways I can think of to
trigger a bomb - I'll bet I could fool a few bomb disposal experts
into blowing themselves (and others) up, how about you?
> If we are not to discuss remote control becaue it might give ideas
>to a bomb maker then
>we ought not discuss the use of high voltages since some fool may
>electrocute himself or another. We similarly ought not discuss the use of AC
>power since that is very hazardous too.
> Maybe we should ban discussion of any short or long period timer
>ccts just to be safe ?
> Where does it stop ?
It stops with common sense. Or perhaps we should just say; "bugger
it" why don't we put the (huge) intellectual resources of
sci.electronics.design together and write an FAQ on "The Best Way
to Trigger Your Bomb"?
> BTW I am also an Australian.
Yes I know. And perhaps if you ever see a few bombs in the streets
of Sydney you'll be a little more concerned. The glass from the shop
windows is a real bugger btw.
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