Expectation: Internet can survive nuclear strikeReality: cut a fibre and entire websites go dark for hours
@Elizafox There was a map in a museum I went to. One 5 MT nuke set off in Ottawa would take out most of the electronics in North America.
@Canageek Detonate something above North America at high altitude and yes, most electronics not shielded will be fried.
@Elizafox @Canageek please don't set off a 5MT nuke in ottawa
@bea @Elizafox Ottawa is also a pretty poor target for that. way off at the top left. Whatever you call the middle bit of the US would be a better target.
@Canageek @bea Geographical center of North America is a better bet, which happens to lie over North Dakota.
@Elizafox @bea RIGHT! That is where the farm that kept getting harassed by people due to a GeoIP company listing it as the location of any IP that they couldn't resolve further then America is.
@Canageek @bea Yup.
I do recall though that detonating over the Canadian Shield might be more ideal or something because of the geography? I don't remember.