[time-nuts] Time of death-Again

d.seiter at comcast.net d.seiter at comcast.net
Thu Oct 28 05:12:39 EDT 2010


Wasn't there a sci-fi movie with a similar scene? (guy riding bomb, but in space) I know I've seen it, but can't place it. 


Dave 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Conlen" <michael.conlen at ncf.edu> 
To: "Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement" <time-nuts at febo.com> 
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 9:42:11 PM 
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Time of death-Again 

Remember though, they were flying low to stay under radar and evade the 
enemy while going for their secondary target because they couldn't reach the 
first. They dropped from a pretty low target, and probably didn't care since 
as far as they could tell the world wasn't going to be worth living in if 
they got back. 

On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 6:51 PM, Perry Sandeen <sandeenpa at yahoo.com> wrote: 

> Gents, 
> 
> Wrote: < If you want a sub-microsecond time of death, sit on a bomb like 
> Major T. J. "King" Kong in "Dr. Strangelove," and get your friends to time 
> and triangulate the prompt radiation. That should be good to a few 10's of 
> nanoseconds. 
> 
> Absolutely Not So! 
> 
> The H-Bombs are slowed by parachutes so the bomber can get away. The 
> outside temperature for a B-52 at operating altitude over Russia would 
> likely be at least minus 60 degrees F. 
> 
> Major T, since he was wearing an indoor uniform, would become a solid block 
> of ice before the bomb went off so his TOD has a variance of time between 
> when became a solid chunk of ice and the time of instant defrosting. This 
> could be 30 to 60 seconds. Totally un-acceptable accuracy for even the 
> cadet grade newbe time-nut ;) 
> 
> Why, anyone accepting such an error would have to answer to the Coca Cola 
> company distributor at Burpelson Air Force Base. 
> 
> Carpay Diem, Carpell Tunnel-Whatever 
> 
> Regards, 
> 
> Perrier 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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