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I designed the T-shirt after having one too many bad experiences with Windows NT Server and Workstation and the users who need help with them. The image was produced with Paint Shop Pro 5 using the ITC Garamond and Gill Sans MT Truetype fonts and a bit of time and effort.

Whenever possible the T-shirts upon which the image is laser printed is usually a Screen Stars (Fruit of the Loom) or Jersey 363 type. Fairly heavy cotton, it shouldn't need ironing if you dry it by hanging it over something.

The explosion featured on the cover of Windows NT User Obliteration is that of a nuclear test detonation. The image of this particular detonation was carried out in 1952 under the code name Operation Hurricane by the British military. The nominal yield of the warhead was approximately twenty-five kilotons.

Operation Hurricane commence at Monte Bello Islands, Western Australia, at the invitation of the Menzies Coalition government. Britain's first nuclear device, Hurricane, detonated on Monte Bello Island on October 3, 1952, followed by tests on May 16 and June 19, 1956. The June blast had a 60 kiloton capacity.

A nuclear fission chain reaction in fissionable material, in which neutrons are released, then produces more reactions through collisions that release more neutrons. The first neutron is a first generation neutron. This can release between 2-3 more neutrons, depending on the way in which the material nucleus splits. Assume that about 2.5 neutrons are released during each fissioning. Those 2.5 neutrons are second generation neutrons. Those 2.5 second generation neutrons prompt the fissioning of more material, producing approximately 2.5 third generation neutrons, for each second generation neutron.

So, the total number of neutrons in the third generation is now: 2.5 x 2.5, or 6.25 neutrons. In a nuclear reactor, there is approximately 1 millisecond between each generation. This means that every millisecond, the number of neutrons increases 2.5 times. So, if at time 0, there are 5 neutrons present, 10 milliseconds later, there are 5x2.5E10 = 47,683.7158, or about 47,700 neutrons. This is a lot of free neutrons to be created in .01 seconds. Weapons grade fissionable material contains more neutrons and hence a faster and more violent reaction. Released as energy, it has to go somewhere...

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