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Cryptonomicon is a novel by Neal Stephenson, taking place in two different time periods (around World War 2, and the 1990s), encompassing a large number of characters and including a number of technical concepts. Several historical characters appear in the story (such as Alan Turing and General Douglas MacArthur).

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Is it possible to use an EMP weapon, as described in Cryptonomicon?

In chapter 76, Pulse, we see a parking lot, a street, and (the contents of) a building across the street being taken out by an EMP gun. The target was a computer within the building. This is ...
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