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Serio VIP Member

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#1 8 years ago

Lightsaber Laser Can Blind People, Cause Fires

The S3 Spyder uses the world’s first 445nm direct blue diode portable laser, with an ultra high power 1W beam. If those words mean nothing to you, to put it in perspective, this laser can easily generate more than 1000-times the light that sunlight delivers to your skin. In other words, if you held it on someone for long enough, they would probably catch fire. Seriously. It would take some time, but it is doable. If they were lucky, the victim/test subject might just escape with a nasty burn and a potential battle with cancer waiting for them down the road. This laser is powerful enough that it could instantly blind you if you looked right at it. Even wearing protective glasses and just glimpsing the direct beam could cost you the color green for 4-6 months.

:cort: And people will actually waste money on this? Let me just highlight this part:

So what is this beast for? What highly technical procedures is this laser recommended for- a laser so powerful that given the right circumstances it could literally kill someone?

Fun.

Oh, fun! Let's burn each others eyes out, and spend twenty minutes pointing a laser at a bundle of twigs to light a fire! Everything for the measly sum of $200, nonetheless. Something tells me this will be a favourite among pranksters.




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#2 8 years ago

[COLOR="Black"]People will probably buy it just because it is a laser and because it is powerful. Don't see a lot of practical applications except for maybe lighting candles.[/COLOR]




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#3 8 years ago

Yes, I could understand if it was $60 or $90. But $200 for something that might entertain you for the first five minutes? And even then, it's likely only going to entertain you at the expense of other people. The first few lines of the paragraph pretty much sums it up; they did it because they could, not because there's a practical use for a strong laser that can blind people. With the exception of self-defense, but that's pushing it.




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#4 8 years ago
Serio;5370174Yes, I could understand if it was $60 or $90. But $200 for something that might entertain you for the first five minutes? And even then, it's likely only going to entertain you at the expense of other people. The first few lines of the paragraph pretty much sums it up; they did it because they could, not because there's a practical use for a strong laser that can blind people. With the exception of self-defense, but that's pushing it.

[COLOR=Black] It might be useful for terrorists though, just position yourself close to a runway and blind the pilots who try to take off or land. Probably cheaper than a heat seeking missile.[/COLOR]




EX-Rumia

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#5 8 years ago
MrFancypants;5370197[COLOR=Black] It might be useful for terrorists though, just position yourself close to a runway and blind the pilots who try to take off or land. Probably cheaper than a heat seeking missile.[/COLOR]

Don't give the towelheads more ideas now...Implying that they can afford it.




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#6 8 years ago
EX-Rumia;5370213Don't give the towelheads more ideas now...Implying that they can afford it.

[COLOR=Black] I doubt many towelheads read this forum. The FBI might though, with their word filters and what not. Maybe they should issue sun glasses to pilots. Or laser detectors.[/COLOR]




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#7 8 years ago

I seem to recall this being mentioned in this forum already.




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#8 8 years ago

Hell, I want one.




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#9 8 years ago

Star Wars fans will probably love this thing. If for nothing else, then for the name and the fact it resembles a Lightsaber.

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I won't buy it. =p




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#10 8 years ago

Can it be used to defrost foods faster? if so, then I'm sold.