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Ed's new acquisition

Postby Nyarlathotep » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:37 pm

Time to get bleeding edge, ed...

China brings Star Wars to life with ‘laser AK-47’ that can set fire to targets a kilometre away

Hell, I am not even a gun guy and I want one. The fun I could have with something that silently and invisibly sets things on fire from a kilometer away
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Re: Ed's new acquisition

Postby sparks » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:57 pm

But.... do you get one burst per trigger pull or is it full rock n roll? :)
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Re: Ed's new acquisition

Postby Nyarlathotep » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:07 pm

Article says a shot is about 2 seconds long and it holds enough power for 1,000 shots.

So it sounds like a little of both but not really either. Sounds like they only called it a "Laser AK-47" because it roughly weighs the same as an AK-47.

Still, a fukin' laser rifle. How cool is that?
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Re: Ed's new acquisition

Postby Nyarlathotep » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:20 pm

It's technically non-lethal

That's the best kind of non-lethal
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Re: Ed's new acquisition

Postby Giz » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:37 pm

Huh, the impressive thing is the battery. I remember a physics test that included evaluating how much energy would be required to make a minimally effective laser gun (it required the equivalent output of an entire nuke plant).

I’m sure that we were over estimating the power requirements, and maybe the Chinese are working with a more efficient wavelength... but I can’t imagine a battery that holds 1000 shots. And is smaller than Staten Island.

Also wonder how much humidity, smoke etc would screw with the beam?

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Re: Ed's new acquisition

Postby Nyarlathotep » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:48 pm

I am willing to bet that the "1,000 shots" is kind of like the mileage stated on a car when you buy it. Its a kind of an exaggerated guesstimate.

Still, even if it only gets 10 shots, its kind of neat.
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Re: Ed's new acquisition

Postby sparks » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:15 am

Is it rechargeable from a USB port? :)
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Re: Ed's new acquisition

Postby Fid » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:59 am

An IR laser that with luck can illuminate a target at 1 km. Sorry I gotta call bullshit. Looks cool though.

Edit to add: "The 15mm calibre weapon." wait is this from The Onion?
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Re: Ed's new acquisition

Postby ed » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:06 am

Agree. The implied power is sorta crazy.

Nice idea though.
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Re: Ed's new acquisition

Postby Anaxagoras » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:17 am

I'm no expert on lasers myself, but I was a little skeptical too.

Here's a skeptical article:

https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/01/chine ... mile-away/
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Re: Ed's new acquisition

Postby Fid » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:24 am

ed wrote:Agree. The implied power is sorta crazy.

Nice idea though.

Indeed, I regret watching "The Jetsons" back in the day...here we are well into the 21st century and STILL no flying cars, dammit.
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Re: Ed's new acquisition

Postby Nyarlathotep » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:22 pm

I guess I am just going to have to build that railgun then
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Re: Ed's new acquisition

Postby Doctor X » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:14 am

Nyarlathotep wrote:I guess I am just going to have to build that railgun then


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Re: Ed's new acquisition

Postby gnome » Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:57 am

I'm sure it CAN set you on fire. If you stay still for long enough.

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Re: Ed's new acquisition

Postby Nyarlathotep » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:22 am

I just want sharks with lasers on their heads. Is that too much to ask?
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Re: Ed's new acquisition

Postby Doctor X » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:04 am

gnome wrote:I'm sure it CAN set you on fire. If you stay still for long enough.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoQwKe0lggw
Next objection?

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Re: Ed's new acquisition

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:39 am

You know what would really be cool?

If it makes humming noises or goes "whoosh" when you wave it around while firing the laser equivalent of full auto.

Especially in the vacuum of outer space. 8)
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Re: Ed's new acquisition

Postby gnome » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:32 am

Doctor X wrote:
gnome wrote:I'm sure it CAN set you on fire. If you stay still for long enough.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoQwKe0lggw
Next objection?

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My god, that's it! We'll increase the effectiveness tremendously by strapping down the targets. GENIUS!
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Re: Ed's new acquisition

Postby Nyarlathotep » Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:53 am

Another acquisition for ed

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Re: Ed's new acquisition

Postby sparks » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:29 am

Ah, now that's cute.
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