Originally Posted by suki243
Its possible, if someone decides to detonate an atomic bomb or hydrogen bomb (I forgot which one) at the right level, it could wipe out every single electronic device that contains circuts within the U.S. and perhaps one day the world.
The less atmosphere, the more EMP. Higher is better. Any sort of nuclear explosion will work, though bigger is always better.
If you're really, really worried about your notebook being reduced to an oversized paperweight at the beginning of WW III, keep it in a copper mesh lined carrying case when not in use. That'll give you a Faraday cage, essentially a force field for electromagnetic radiation. That way when the commies/terrorists/ninjas set off their bombs at 4 AM to catch everyone napping, you will be the only person on your block with a functioning computer. Finally, you can hit every rare gen spot in EQ without having to camp it beforehand!
You can also harden electronics against a pulse while they're in use. But if I told you how to do that I'd have to kill you afterwards.