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Reply #20 - Apr 14th, 2019 at 2:53pm
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Ulysses wrote on Apr 14th, 2019 at 12:24pm:
Exactly!

I was using a typewriter when I was still in grade school (my Mom had an old Underwood in a spare room that she let us use). I was typing out copy on ditto paper for little newsletters in high school. Some friends and I even started a humor magazine, all hand typed. There was only one edition but it's a classic, LOL.

Around 1983 I got a job at a private medical research company, and it coincided with me taking night school classes in computer electronics. I actually wanted to learn about audio electronics, but a lot of curriculum was shared (basic electrical theory). When my employer got an IBM PC-AT, he learned I was taking these classes and put me in charge of networking it with other computers. That led to a 20 year career in IT.

But I still would like to learn more about classic audio electronics Wink.

Of course this is all hypothetical, unlikely if not impossible. We can't really turn back the clock on computer technology. Except... I remember reading articles back in the 90's about the possibility of a nuclear conflict that involved detonating powerful weapons high in the atmosphere that would create huge electromagnetic bursts. These would leave old non-computerized systems unaffected (like cars made before 1960), but would fry microprocessors over a vast area. It would also disable electrical grids. It would be an effective way to neutralize an enemy with minimal bloodshed (save for all the lives that might depend on computer electronics).

So... it could happen, but if things get that bad, we have a lot of other worries, too. It wouldn't make me happier.



Several movies show, post Apocalypse,  the use of basic CW comms and Morse transmissions.

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I believe a number of nations, including the USA and Russia, have backup military communications and control systems using... vacuum tubes... just in case of an EMF attack... or so I read about 20 years ago...
  

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Ulysses wrote on Apr 14th, 2019 at 3:26pm:
I believe a number of nations, including the USA and Russia, have backup military communications and control systems using... vacuum tubes... just in case of an EMF attack... or so I read about 20 years ago...

too bad carrier pigeons are extinct  Roll Eyes
  

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Wally Wants A Wall wrote on Apr 14th, 2019 at 3:35pm:
too bad carrier pigeons are extinct  Roll Eyes


Too bad you confuse the extinct passenger pigeon with the not extinct carrier pigeon (rock dove)...

  

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Ulysses wrote on Apr 14th, 2019 at 3:47pm:
Too bad you confuse the extinct passenger pigeon with the not extinct carrier pigeon (rock dove)...


STAY ON TOPIC SLAPNUTTS
  

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RWB wrote on Apr 14th, 2019 at 4:21pm:
STAY ON TOPIC SLAPNUTTS


Official ruling:

Discussion of analog alternatives to digital communications are ON TOPIC.

Now please put your dunce cap back on , go sit in the corner, and STFU.

  

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Ulysses wrote on Apr 14th, 2019 at 3:47pm:
Too bad you confuse the extinct passenger pigeon with the not extinct carrier pigeon (rock dove)...


Well then if Kim Jung Un attacks us with EMP's, then we can still communicate over long distances.  I wonder if the pigeons will carry FAKE NEWS like most of today's media does?  Roll Eyes
  

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Wally Wants A Wall wrote on Apr 14th, 2019 at 4:47pm:
Well then if Kim Jung Un attacks us with EMP's, then we can still communicate over long distances.  I wonder if the pigeons will carry FAKE NEWS like most of today's media does?  Roll Eyes


Well, there are always carrier dolphins...
  

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Ulysses wrote on Apr 14th, 2019 at 3:47pm:
Too bad you confuse the extinct passenger pigeon with the not extinct carrier pigeon (rock dove)...




Rock lobsters are better.

https://youtu.be/n4QSYx4wVQg

  

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Limey. wrote on Apr 14th, 2019 at 5:26pm:
Rock lobsters are better.

https://youtu.be/n4QSYx4wVQg


  

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