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Re: [SLUG] fwd: Bill Gates on the Next Revolution in Technology Reminder

CaT <cat@xxxxxxxxxx>
> On Thu, Sep 07, 2000 at 11:58:04AM +1100, Anand Kumria wrote:
> > As a WarGames movie fanatic I can tell you it goes the opposite way.
> > 
> > DEFCON 5 is complete peace-time (i.e. it has never happened to date).
> > 
> > DEFCON 1 is Global Thermonuclear War. (i.e. it has never happened to date).
> > 
> > DEFCON 4, 3, 2 are the juicy bits in between. DEFCON is `normal' status.
> If you have the DVD and listen to the commentary done by the writers
> you'll see that they winged it and guessed cos this was a big secret
> and in the end got it the wrong way around. DefCon 1 is peacetime.

makes sense otherwise what's next after "Global Thermonuclear War"?
when you get to "destruction of planet to make way for inter-planetary
bypass"? defcon 0? doesn't have quite the right ring to it.