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Close but no cigar.



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I hope this doesn't stop peoples orders from arriving, I was looking forward to user reviews and some videos.
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Originally Posted by Mach 5 View Post
With the culture of happy slapping in the UK (no idea what its like anywhere else) I find this truely terrifying, kids can easily buy this and have no idea what the consequences will be if they flash it at someone "for a laugh".

They're dangerous and the company making them should be shut down for even joking about making something like this so easy to get hold of.

I'm sorry, but no.
Get used to it.

Exponentially more and more power will become more readily available to the public due to advances in technology.

Just think about it, 50 years ago, RPGs and fairly accurate fully automatic weapons in the hands of the public? unheard of.
Nuclear weapons 60 years ago? Only a single country.
But now? Every potential super-power on earth has more than enough to end all life on earth 500 times over, easily.

That's just how the trend of technology works.
This trend is going to continue until an irate or depressed person decides to end the world.

The power to end the world will eventually make it's way into the hands of the uncouth and uneducated.


Frank Herbert in his short stories compilation illustrates this point remarkably welly. Have a read and you will understand exactly where I'm coming from.
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Originally Posted by Culverin View Post
I'm sorry, but no.
Get used to it.

Exponentially more and more power will become more readily available to the public due to advances in technology.

Just think about it, 50 years ago, RPGs and fairly accurate fully automatic weapons in the hands of the public? unheard of.
Nuclear weapons 60 years ago? Only a single country.
But now? Every potential super-power on earth has more than enough to end all life on earth 500 times over, easily.

That's just how the trend of technology works.
This trend is going to continue until an irate or depressed person decides to end the world.

The power to end the world will eventually make it's way into the hands of the uncouth and uneducated.


Frank Herbert in his short stories compilation illustrates this point remarkably welly. Have a read and you will understand exactly where I'm coming from.
What the hell are you talking about? He says things like this shouldn't be sold and you say "no, look at the past, it's going to happen"? that makes no sense. The past (or books for that matter) don't dictate the future. People do. Laws will be passed (or imposed). Automatic weapons will never make it to most developed countries in Europe. You think governments are going to sell tanks, jet planes and bombs to the public in the future? dream on.
And last I checked only 2 countries had the nuclear capability to destroy the Earth.
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post #145 of 200
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Unfortunately, you KNOW that there is some pyro/arsonist s.o.b. sitting there right now, thinking about how many forest fires he could set with this thing, and not leave any evidence.
Couldn't start a forest fire with this any further away than you could with a match, and a burned match is hardly much evidence.

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Just think about it, 50 years ago, RPGs and fairly accurate fully automatic weapons in the hands of the public? unheard of.
Unheard of?

In the 1920s you could get a full-auto Thompson submachine gun or a BAR from mail order catalogs with nothing more than a money order and an address. These are still formidable weapons today, more than 90 years after they were first sold.
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CNN has posted it now

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(CNN) -- "Star Wars" creator George Lucas wants to force a laser company to stop making a new, high-powered product he says looks too much like the famous lightsaber from his classic sci-fi series.
http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/gaming.....html?iref=NS1
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Ha, I reported faster than CNN.
I are proud
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Greeeat. Let's just bring more attention from customs to our lasers
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who needs guns when you got this baby.
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Just a quick question.

If I was to bind and gag someone in some kind of torture device, then aim this laser at the back of their head while I go stay round my friends for the weekend, what would I expect to find when I come back?

Also, could it be more effective if I was to aim the laser at the material being used to gag the person.

Actually, what would happen if I used one of those dentist things to prize someones mouth open and then left the laser aimed at the back of their throat for 24 hours?
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