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To: gandalftb

670 million miles per hour? Why not just say the speed of light?


4 posted on 12/05/2008 12:02:30 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I think their point was that several megawatts of energy was being delivered at that speed.

No mirroring could protect the target as they would not know the precise direction to create a deflection and no mirror would be aerodynamic. Anything airborne would be defenseless.

9 posted on 12/05/2008 12:12:48 AM PST by gandalftb (An appeaser feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last......)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
>>670 million miles per hour? Why not just say the speed of light?

Because Brits always like to sensationalize everything. Its in their genes for some reason and its wholly annoying. Do this little test - find a column written in the UK that DOESN'T use any strange metaphors, similes, or creative writing to express a common thought - it will be hard to find one.
16 posted on 12/05/2008 1:29:24 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/)
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LOL, I actually did the math to check.


50 posted on 12/05/2008 7:19:37 AM PST by Bat_Chemist (Pray for the president. No matter who it is.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
>>>Why not just say the speed of light?<<<

a] not dramatic enough for car chase fans

b] speed of light is irrevelant and unknown to average GED educated American

c] "warp speed" was vetoed by the editorial staff

d] they wanted to see if I had a calculator....

...SOL is actually 669.6 MM MPH.

53 posted on 12/05/2008 3:01:47 PM PST by HardStarboard ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule - Mencken knew Obama)
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