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Am I the only one who was disturbed watching pair of 200hp mercs going up in flames?
I could do the same thing with a Zippo, the nanosuit in Cloak mode and the same amount of time...
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post #42 of 119
The hydrogen bomb we made in chemistry today was more exciting than that >.>

Given, my chemistry teacher is awesome and placed the bomb in a student's hand and didn't tell her it would go off, but still.
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"5000 year old technology called a "mirror" used as effective counter to multi billion dollar navy ships equipped with lasers beams."
You ever try to wear a mirror on your face? People trying to say this weapon is ineffective are hilarious. Get a clue guys.

One second from a mile away cooks an engine from the inside out. Almost instant transmission. Push the button and zap.

No-one in line of sight is going to live through this thing. Much less 2 or 3 of these things with electronic targeting systems firing simultaneously.

Railguns and Lasers Pew pew pew pew.
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Most misleading headline ever?
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post #45 of 119
If I were going to war against this, I would cover my tank with a layer of glass and a layer of magnifying glass to magnify the laser when it comes in and bounces back out. Eat this navy.
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post #46 of 119
I read this and I think there is hope for the US military. Far as I can tell it seems al of our hardware is rotting, ill maintained, and usually only in use because someone bribed a congressman. We lost an F-15 over Libya to some POS 40 yr old missile. I guess the F-15 wasn't feeling very stealthy that day. We built these F-22 that can not fly in the rain, and are apparently the worst dog fighters ever built. And some F-18 crashed in CA for no reason what-so-ever just this week. *** is going on with our military hardware?

All those choppers in Iraq, crashing that werent even being shot at? Strange. I think we use absolute trash.
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post #47 of 119
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Friggin sharks with friggin laser beams on top of their friggin heads.
Couldn't work, electromagnetism freaks them out and pretty much disables them.
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That laser would burn through a mirror like it wasn't there.From a mile away with both boats moving this is an incredible device.
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In other news, the price of silver in foreign markets quadrupled.

Hint: silver is used to make mirrors.
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Originally Posted by ZHoob2004 View Post
the quote makes it sound a lot more exciting than it really is.

I went into the video expecting a 5-foot wide beam to envelop the craft and gradually melt the plastic but they just aimed at the engine housing until it was on fire.
I went into the video expecting something to go wrong with the laser and the destroyer to be engulfed in flames after its engines exploded.

I was disappointed.
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