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<tt>(12:08:06 PM) elizabeth warren: that'll get you on a list or three</tt>
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''WarGames'' taught us that computers and nuclear weapons are more interesting than dogs, parents, or Ally Sheedy, and more trustworthy than feelings. A computer program is simple interactions, tightly arranged, run billions of times per second. A nuclear detonation is basically the same thing, designed to be run only once.
''WarGames'' taught us that computers and nuclear weapons are more interesting than dogs, parents, or Ally Sheedy (and more trustworthy than feelings). A computer program is simple interactions, tightly arranged, run billions of times per second. A nuclear detonation is basically the same thing, designed to be run only once.
==Nuclear hobbyism / pitporn==
==Nuclear hobbyism / pitporn==
Your modern criticality fetishist has a rough time of things. Since 2001-09-11, great stocks of (unclassified) information have been purged from government sites. Various fellow travelers (see the [[Nuclear weapons#See Also|See Also]] section) maintain partial archives. Relevant conference proceedings (compressed matter physics, etc) get snapped up on used book sites quickly. My recommendation is a thorough grounding in nuclear engineering and the relevant mathematical methods (which you'll come across in the NucE books), at which point you'll be well-equipped to daydream about your own neutron initiator ideas and radical implosion symmetries.
Your modern criticality fetishist has a rough time of things. Since 2001-09-11, great stocks of (unclassified) information have been purged from government sites. Various fellow travelers (see the [[Nuclear weapons#See Also|See Also]] section) maintain partial archives. Relevant conference proceedings (compressed matter physics, etc) get snapped up on used book sites quickly. My recommendation is a thorough grounding in nuclear engineering and the relevant mathematical methods (which you'll come across in the NucE books), at which point you'll be well-equipped to daydream about your own neutron initiator ideas and radical implosion symmetries.