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Air Force testing a friggin' laser

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    OK, this is pretty damned cool ...

  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    A seventh-grader with a laser pointer can take down a 747.
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    May in fact have happened off the coast of Long Island 12 years ago last month.

    Or it was shot out of the sky. One or the other.
  4. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Somehow, when Abdul the Terrorist gets turned into a pile of ash, I'm thinking the plausible denials will be hard to swallow.
    Still cool stuff though. I remember seeing one of those futureweapons shows a couple years ago where they were talking about a similar system that would be used to shoot down ballistic missiles. Kind of a roving, earth-based SDI system. I would assume this was adapted from that?
  5. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    It took a Real Genius to think of this.
  6. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    This guy was doing it back in the 80s. EDIT: Beat me to it!

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  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    You don't believe in spontaneous human combustion?
  8. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    I don't know if I should be impressed, scared, or both.
  9. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    No. But I do believe in Bigfoot. He, John McCain and George Bush shot down that TWA flight with one of these laser doohickies.
    [double crossthread]
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