From: Keith R. Williams
Subject: Re: HELP - My missile wont work!
Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2002 23:08:40 -0500
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> Spehro Pefhany wrote in
> > On Sat, 28 Dec 2002 17:03:03 +0000 (UTC), the renowned Jim Yanik
> > wrote:
> >>If those Arab techies are so smart,how come they can't Google search and
> >>find those URL's? Or figure out how the missile works from examining
> >>them,or from data found on the web?
> > "Real" military technology is pretty safe to talk about- those that
> > have classified information are certainly not going to divulge it, and
> > a lot of information is openly available from various official and
> > less official sources. I never seem to find this
> > kind of cool surplus at C&H though. I've heard stories of stuff
> > turning up at less formal venues that really ought not to be there.
> > Best regards,
> > Spehro Pefhany
> This Andrew guy sent me a private e-mail saying I was potentially aiding
> terrorists in activating old MANPADS missiles,by relating info and URLS I
> gleaned off Usenet and the WWW. That's where all this nonsense comes from.
For heaven's sake, don't point him to the potao-gun sites!
Yikes! There is no defense for these things. Add a couple of
beers and the laughter will be incapacitating!