Expectation: Internet can survive nuclear strike
Reality: cut a fibre and entire websites go dark for hours
@Canageek Detonate something above North America at high altitude and yes, most electronics not shielded will be fried.
@Canageek @bea @Elizafox That's probably true. As a side note, I'd love to explore the closed sections of the Gander Airport. I've flown out of there a few times and the part that's open is tiny and kinda crappy, but there's got to be some cool, retro stuff in the older sections that are no longer in use.
@Elizafox @nev @ink_slinger @bea Gander actually strikes me as a good subject. Town that iddn't even exist till WWII, built to fly planes from Canada (and then Canada and US) to Britain for the war. First flight from it is a wave of Lancaster Bombers. There are five of them, only one has a map and compass, they are told if they get separated, to aim for England. They do get split up in fog, but all five make it anyway.