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Could bad tech start the next war? (30 Aug, 2017)

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:49 am
by aardvark_admin
This column is archived at: http://aardvark.co.nz/daily/2017/0830.shtml

Back in 1979 we were very lucky that bad tech didn't become the catalyst for a nuclear war.

Will be be so lucky in 2017 or 2018?

Should we be worried?

Re: Could bad tech start the next war? (30 Aug, 2017)

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:00 pm
by Screw
More perhaps having a nutter on each side would be worse!

Re: Could bad tech start the next war? (30 Aug, 2017)

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:35 pm
by phill
lots have said kimmy is no nutter
that he is a cool calculating chess player
always knows when to draw back and when to provoke
what if that was just a megalomaniac nutters lucky streak
cause only a fool relies on proven bad tech when doing skin of the teeth pretend thrusts

Re: Could bad tech start the next war? (30 Aug, 2017)

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:45 pm
by goosemoose
Lucky I don't have nuclear weapons or I would have caused a war by now by nuking Samsung for their bad tech.

Re: Could bad tech start the next war? (30 Aug, 2017)

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:03 pm
by greven
Their tech isn't objectively "Bad" it just doesn't live up to expectations.

Re: Could bad tech start the next war? (30 Aug, 2017)

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:35 pm
by Kiwiiano
I wondered if it was supposed to go south into the Yellow or East China Sea, but due to a guidance failure went off-course across Hokkaido. Oops!! Actually, it's pretty difficult for Nth Korea to launch anything anywhere without encroaching on someone's territory.

The most terrifying close shave was undoubtedly during the Cuban Crisis where apparently, at the heigh of the tension, a Soviet submarine commander out in the Atlantic lost contact with Moscow and was preparing to hit his big red button, but his 2IC refused to obey orders and turn his key or whatever, averting what would have been a first class "Sorry 'bout that, Chief!"