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The Ultimate Book of Explosives, Bombs and IEDs

Do be there anyone who would care to suggest/suggest not el book.? US $98.00. Turn your sound down before accessing! http://thelastpolymath.com/explosives.html crazedguy Hazard to Others Posts: 143 Registered: 12-11-2010 Member Is Offline Mood: You can't fix stupid Looks like pictures taken from wiki and such and posted, might be interesting thought. Warning: i do stupid things http://www.youtube.com/user/Craz3dguy hissingnoise International Hazard Posts: 3940 Registered: 26-12-2002 Member Is Offline Mood: Pulverulescent! Of particular interest is the suggestion that the US military should source its claymore mines from various terrorist groups with fewer overheads than the MI complex. An idea whose time has come? [Edited on 31-12-2010 by hissingnoise] quicksilver International Hazard Posts: 1820 Registered: 7-9-2005 Location: Inches from the keyboard.... Member Is Offline Mood: ~-=SWINGS=-~ Just an opinion - but$98 is a bit high for what I think is a self-publish collection style. I looked at the TOC & perhaps if something were really NEW it might be a real racker. But that is a bit steep for what I'm seeing. It would make an interesting gift however.

The one thing that can be really annoying about some self publishers is the actual binding itself. You open the damn book and it falls apart. THAT is really annoying; especially for what looks like a coffee-table book. I know this sounds odd but i would like to see how it's actually bound.
The quote about RDX made no sense. But the author's have quite a CV. I most likely would buy it if I get some spare \$.
The important thing is the author(s) appear to share an enjoyment of the subject, thus it may have a few real gems there. It's tough to tell from a TOC.

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 Quote: Originally posted by hissingnoise Mr Haarman, I am most wholeheartedly grateful that you by your constant endeavour have brought to our attention this most truly illustrious and transcendental publication brought into being by the noble art of printing. Yes, this book will truly deflaggelate the ignoble and sinful ignorance of explosives that is ever at its most terrible and most repugnant reincarnation in the general populace which must be diminished and ultimately destroyed by all and any means at our disposal. Of particular interest is the suggestion that the US military should source its claymore mines from various terrorist groups with fewer overheads than the MI complex. An idea whose time has come?

Sorry the hetrodynes produced by you humor and sarcasm being
at different frequencies makes your message hard to understand.

The Terr's have display an appalling lack of imagination being
fixated on explosives. I can think of a plan of attack costing only
a few thousand and requiring only the a zephyr (remember the
rhyme of the ancient mariner?) that would to a technologically
advanced society cause no little inconvenience. Or for NO cost a plan
that would cause the most appalling death of thousands....!

The USA just last week or so announced they had added a "game
changing weapon" to the war in Iraq &c., the XM25 an Airburst
Assault Weapon with Smart Ammo
, difficult
weapon to operate by the untrained, one that the Terr's
would have great difficulty employing should they capture them.
However, that Christmas present your purchased may help train
future Terr's!

James Bonomo & et al, Stealing the Sword : Limiting Terrorist
Use of Advanced Conventional Weapons. A RAND Homeland
Security Report, 2007. (A free DL). Notes that the popular
computer game America's Army "will accurately simulate the
the weapon for and its laser sights years before its fielding."

Anyone remember the scandal 'bout the that accurate
plastic model toy of an early American Nuke subs?

Anyone remember too — the ex FBI Agent, convicted Watergate
burglar, current seller of gold on TV — G. Gordon Liddy's "Liquid,
metal embrittlement agent"?

http://tinyurl.com/394ll2j

And a bunch of other ideas in his 1989 Omni article —

http://tinyurl.com/28n769o

By da remember it was the Terr's in the Mideast that brought
acetone peroxide, ureanitrate and HMTD from the dust bin of
chemical history. The IRA made extensive use of ammonium
nitrate, and found a unique use for Polaroid Film in their bombs.

What really worries me is — some amateur experimenter is going
to gene splice the wrong thing together release it into the populace
and the last 3-inches of my Yahoooo is going to fall off. Could be
worse... could be the first 3....!

Say anyone old enough to remember Superheterodyne radios?
Other than possible a HAM radio operator.

Never had a Ham Ticket, however the 38-years I worked for the
most powerfully three letter organization in the world TPC

For info on TPC see the 1967 James Coburn movie, The Presidents Analyst.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_President%27s_Analyst

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 Quote: Originally posted by hissingnoise Mr Haarman, I am most wholeheartedly grateful that you by your constant endeavour have brought to our attention this most truly illustrious and transcendental publication brought into being by the noble art of printing.]

Come upon my mind a remembering. The Baader—Meinhof Group
latter known as the RAF (Red Army Faction), members would attend the
trial of captured comrades and carefully note what forensic
evidence was presented. You can be sure they didn't commit the
same mistake a second time.

For a not very readable book on the RAF I shelve —

Stefan Aust
Baader-Meinhof : The Inside Story of the R.A.F.
Translated from the German by Anthea Bell
Oxford U Press 2009

Hoffman und Campe Werlag
Germany, 1985

Several previous English eds. published in GB.

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Say anyone old enough to remember Superheterodyne radios?
Other than possible a HAM radio operator.

Indeed. I was moving toward one (HAM lic.) but lost most of my goods (tragic loss....good stuff). I still have SOME goodies. I noticed the variable cap. in the Wiki article: they can be a lot of fun if you get some of the good ones.

I made my 1st Tesla Coil trying out my MC thinking about that concept.. I had a cheap key and that made learning at any speed a bit of a challenge as I once had a "real" one.
Do you still dabble in radios and that?

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WiZard, no sarcasm was intended - just a clumsy attempt at humour (at the expense of Indian members like gsd) brought on by reading the hilarious officiously grammatical text on the page you provided.
As for the book itself, it looks interesting but I half expected Jared Ledgard's name to pop up!
It is, though, expensive for what it is and it has the look of Ledgard's very dodgy tome about it.

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OMNI magazine I miss that, a Bob Guccione publication not what one would expect,
just as PCWorld is a Larry Flint publication.
Oh and have you heard Hugh Hefner is on bunny wife to be number 3
if they die they die, what can you do.

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