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How much will you take out? It all depends on the strength of the EMP, doesn't it?

I'm not an expert, but at work we have a copper cage for testing our radios in a totally silent environment. I don't see why this wouldn't block an EMP as well. Lead shielding would probably work too but all you need is a good conductor, so copper mesh will work better and it's a lot lighter and easier to work with.
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Faraday Cage
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraday_cage

Also strong solar flare activity can cause major power outages. The sun is entering an active cycle that may produce some strong solar flares in 2012.

These solar flares have the potential to disrupt satellites and power distribution grids.

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A high altitude nuclear burst could cause damage to electronic devices for many hundreds of miles. Let's just say that it would indeed cause problems.

Shielding takes many forms (no, it doesn't have to be lead -- we're not talking about that kind of shielding, actually), but the most effective is to simply have "low-pass" filtering on anything outside of the chassis of any equipment you want to protect. So, if you have a metal case with sensitive stuff inside, you need to have it adequately closed off and any power or output cabling needs to be filtered to prevent damage.

This, from work I did in the 1980s that was declassified long ago.

Side note: When the relevant information had been classified in the United States, this information was unclassified in NATO countries... so go figure.

Also, I highly advise against the World Domination thing... you would have too many competitors. I recommend sticking to the knitting.
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mbourgeois wrote:
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mbourgeois wrote:

Let's say you wanted to effectively knock the world for a loop right off at the start... is an EMP an effective way to go about doing it?

What little I know from reading about them is that they effectively shut down/destroy electronic equipment unless it's heavily shielded. When they say shielded... do they mean big lead sheets or just deep underground... or even having your computer wear a tinfoil hat?

How long assuming you blanketed the world effectively would it take for the world to get things back up and running. I mean I've also read that systems that were inactive during the attack would not be affected... is this correct?

What is the highest level of technology that would still run unaffected by the EMP?

Could you actually detonate just one in the atmosphere and take out a good part of the earth or would you have to detonate many any cover your bets that way.

Any suggestions for more reading on my part at a level that wouldn't leave me scratching my head and running for a dictionary to understand that which I cannot comprehend?


I'm not sure whether to applaud the ambition, answer the question or contact interpol. Maybe all three.


You have to understand that I'm trying to branch out from gaming... World Domination seemed to be a natch for such a thing. I figure they compliment each other and after all... diversity is the way to go no?

Interpol isn't interested anyways... they won't return my call on other wanna-be dictators or world rulers... I need a workgroup to bounce ideas off of and I mean it's hard when you're doing it alone.

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Helljin wrote:
Also strong solar flare activity can cause major power outages. The sun is entering an active cycle that may produce some strong solar flares in 2012.

These solar flares have the potential to disrupt satellites and power distribution grids.


The last larger than normal solar maximum caused fires on the ground, telegraph wires started on fire and the Aurora Borealis was seen as far south as New Orleans. This was mid 1800's, well before satellites and other advanced technology. An event like that one could be very interesting today, to say the least. Maximums are preceded by minimums... the minimum that are now experiencing is alarming researchers and it is expected that the next maximum could be the biggest in 100 years.

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2009/01...

http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1924104/whats_happening...
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mbourgeois wrote:
Helljin wrote:
mbourgeois wrote:

Henchmen interviews are starting soon... be the first on your block to come Hench for me.


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mbourgeois wrote:
Let's say you wanted to effectively knock the world for a loop right off at the start... is an EMP an effective way to go about doing it?


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mbourgeois wrote:
When they say shielded... do they mean big lead sheets or just deep underground... or even having your computer wear a tinfoil hat?

I never really answered your question in my prior post...

Assuming this was a serious question -- which I have no problems with, incidentally, as EMP threats are well-known for national security and military purposes -- "shielding" means shielding from the electric/magnetic field transients that can induce currents in wiring (of all kinds), not the shielding from radiation generated from nuclear events. The device, if detonated at altitude, wouldn't even have to be a high-yield device to do damage to most silicon-junction systems.

mbourgeois wrote:
What is the highest level of technology that would still run unaffected by the EMP?

If subjected to a high enough transient, common house wiring could have currents induced which can generate enough heat to start a fire... so nothing is really immune.

The real stuff at risk are all of the devices we use daily that employ high density transistor technologies. They would be toast if not Faraday-caged. Working one moment... then dead, and never to work again the next. Electronic ignition, computers, cameras, calculators, watches, flat panel televisions... I would make a joke about Best Buy right now, but I won't.

mbourgeois wrote:

Could you actually detonate just one in the atmosphere and take out a good part of the earth or would you have to detonate many any cover your bets that way.


How many do you have?
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