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Comment Re:so who's already figured out.. (Score 4, Informative) 299

Holy shit. I just wiki'd EPFCG :

An explosively pumped flux compression generator (EPFCG) is a device used to generate a high-power electromagnetic pulse by compressing magnetic flux using high explosive.

An EPFCG can be used only once as a pulsed power supply since the device is physically destroyed during operation. An EPFCG package that could be easily carried by a person can produce pulses in the millions of amperes and tens of terawatts, exceeding the power of a lightning strike by orders of magnitude. They require a starting current pulse to operate, usually supplied by capacitors.

Like I say, HOLY SHIT.

Comment Re:Finally, someone gets it. (Score 1) 236

Yup, in the UK, you can't change your name to something that might infer a rank or title.

http://www.ukdps.co.uk/AreThereAnyRestrictionsOnNames.html

We will not accept an application for a name that:

        * does not include at least one forename and one surname;
        * is impossible to pronounce;
        * includes numbers or symbols;
        * includes punctuation marks - although you can have a hyphen to link forenames or surnames (for example, if you want a double-barrelled surname) and an apostrophe in the case of surnames like O'Brien;
        * we consider vulgar, offensive, blasphemous or unsuitable;
        * may result in others believing you have a conferred or inherited honour, title, rank or academic award, for example, a change of first name to Sir, Lord, Laird, Lady, Prince, Princess, Viscount, Baron, Baroness, General, Captain, Professor or Doctor etc.

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