1994-10-04 - Re: Bomb information ban

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From: cactus@bb.com (L. Todd Masco)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1994-10-04 19:22:56 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 4 Oct 94 12:22:56 PDT

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From: cactus@bb.com (L. Todd Masco)
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 94 12:22:56 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Bomb information ban
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In article <Pine.3.89.9410032327.A10386-0100000@welchlink.welch.jhu.edu>,
cjl <cjl@welchlink.welch.jhu.edu> wrote:
>> All.  What part of Engineering doesn't have some impact or use in
>> bombmaking/usage?
>Genetic Engineering, of course, my silico-centric friend :-)

Actually, (a bird psych friend tells me) there was a variety of smart-
bomb developed in WWII that used a pigeon as its brain.  The pigeon would
be trained to peck at a building on a map, and then in the falling bomb
it would guide the bomb by pecking at a clear panel.

I don't think they were actually used, though.
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