Monday, March 12, 2007

Run if you see Arnie.

British Skynet satellite launched

The British military's Skynet 5A satellite has been launched into space from Kourou in French Guiana.

The spacecraft is part of a £3.2bn system that will deliver secure, high-bandwidth communications for UK and allied forces.

Holy cow! Look what I read on the BBC website!

Skynet? As every movie fan knows, SKYNET is the military computer system that becomes self-aware and leads to the nuclear holocaust in the Teminator movies. Anyone who isn't a movie fan can read about it here.

But... but... there is actually a military satellite system called SKYNET? OMG! I had better start stockpiling tinned food and Evian now.

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