The voltage spike was enough to cause internal arcs in operating tubes, vaporizing electrode material.
That they were operating is the first critical factor. Vacuum arcs between metallic elements that are not boosted by thermionic emission and are just driven by field emission require gradients on the order of gigavolts per meter, so even for small receiver tubes you'd need a difference of several million volts between the electrodes. With the cathode heated when the tube is operating, this is reduced by an order of magnitude. However, an EMP from a nuclear explosion that would generate something like this in an unconnected tube puts the equipment within the blast zone -- never mind worrying about the EMP. Thus, the second critical factor is the circuits the tubes were parts of, because induction into the wiring they were connected to is what it took to create a huge voltage differential between the electrodes -- which also tells you how to avoid the problem: ultrafast spark gaps, which, at least according to this paper can be as quick as picoseconds.
So the West should give more support to the Kurds so they can continue to massacre Christian minorities in Syria? Do some research. The Kurds are as bad as anyone else in that region.
The integers extended by some irrational, say sqrt(2), requires use of real numbers but does not involve uncountable infinities or infinite information.
Only if you're limiting the accepted irrational numbers to a countable subset of R. That's not very useful. For example, it was demonstrated in a paper a few years ago that if you could have infinite precision real weights for the connections of an artificial recurrent neural network, that would allow super-Turing processing. However, your restriction would break that and any other such approaches (and, of course, physics also breaks it -- such a thing cannot exist in the universe -- which was my point).
It is just applying logical rules on various abstract structures. There is no requirement that they be "real" in the sense of being the result of some measurement in the real world. That also doesn't require assumptions beyond basic deductive logic working.
You seem to have missed the point. I was saying that humans cannot solve non-computable problems in the general case. Mathematicians have the same theoretical limits as a digital computer. The "just applying logical rules on various abstract structures" is not solving non-computable problems (siome of the simplest examples of these are listed in http://mathoverflow.net/questi... ); it's an action that can be mapped to a computational process (and even in cases where said process cannot be effectively simplified beyond an ab initio molecular dynamics simulation of mathematicians' brains and their environs, it's still computational).
Oh, the irony!
I believe the original quote from Oscar Gamble was “They don't think it be like it is, but it do.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Gamble
then he gets credit for
The ride never ends!
it's ridiculously fucking stupid
You can say that again!
she is architect of much of the Obama policy Bibi haters
So she designed the Bibi haters of Obama policy?
nominee then Sanders
By now I'm pretty sure one of your keyboard, fingers, or brain hates you with a passion.
Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage. -- Lazarus Long