Ray gun makes targets feel as if they are on fire

Submitted by: dudeman1st 10 years ago in Tech
http://edition.cnn.com/2007/TECH/01/24/ray.gun.ap/index.html

US military tests crazy non-death ray.
There are 57 comments:
Male 126
^ Bert, the reflected ray would not be focused properly to even be felt by the users. Im wondering if they could tune it to cook off explosives and ammo as well.
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Male 302
They need one to shoot from space. Kind of like Goldeneye.
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Male 165
And then some wise-ass terrorist takes a big mirror and reflects the rays back at the US soldiers.......
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Male 236
Cool
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Male 236
You kn ow what would be better...if it mactually made ppl catch fire lol jk. Its a good idea, a way to control the situation with out having to kill some body
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Male 236
Cool
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Male 1,882
"secondly, according to the mythbusters, who i trust more than anyone alive, the brown note does not exist."

Yes it does. Don`t you watch South Park? :D

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Male 1,217
why not build a machine that makes peace while theyre at it --

sorry, but this idea just seems a little... eh... avoidable? the enemies could easily improvise.

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Male 146
...cooooooolll. Haha I feel like gettin hit with that ray gun thingy. Well, time to riot!
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Male 49
Think they`ll just roll that thing out like it is? I don`t think so. Why spend tax dollars on military equipment like that which doesn`t have a nob on it to dial up the juice and really cause some damage if such situations arise. Hence, production post-2010.
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Male 2,616
good simpsons reference 23scadu
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Male 274
"What did they say about my scalp!?!"
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Male 274
The longterm effects are loss of scalp and penis.
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Male 284
Pfffhhhhtttt! I can take apart a microwave and make a neat little R.E.D. that will set fire to a piece of plywood at 50-60ft this tech isn`t new they just made it less lethal and a lot bigger.
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Male 18
ITS JUST LIKE A MINI MALL
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Female 23
umm.. yes! score like 68725486438594687923 for america! though not to be rude to anyone. its just the truth. i mean our allies pretty much as good as have it too... crap i shouldvbe just kept my mouth..hands shut.
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Female 193
i saw that on the news yesterday... pretty amazing id say
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Male 2,616
firstly- to the person who said people would probably just start shooting back, the article said that the raygun would most-likely make them drop their guns, so that`s out.

secondly, according to the mythbusters, who i trust more than anyone alive, the brown note does not exist.

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Male 366
its all very well testing it on reporters and soldiers, because they`re ready to get out of the way even if it doesn`t hurt. i don`t think anyone truly driven will care if they`re feeling a little warm.
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Male 731
teehee, the bearded old man made me smile :)

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Male 160
Cool
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Female 170
Oh, and WHO is using it is important too...
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Female 170
I think the effectivness of this all depends on the people you`re using it on
Americans would probably sue.
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Male 1,882
"There goes free speech and the right to protest."

Break out your tinfoil hats! Don`t you think if they used them before any kind of violence or rioting broke out that it would be all over the news? People get way too paranoid at this crap. What stops them from throwing tear gas canisters into a peaceful protest? You don`t think a cameraman would notice everyone running around and ducking in agony?

This isn`t some dictatorship government nailing you to a crucifix for saying something bad about it. Hell, 90% of the news media bashes America in general. Where`s the ray guns there? I don`t see Michael Moore running his fat ass around in agony for pooting on America.

People like you are paranoid about everything. Everything is a conspiracy to you. Well, that`s OK. I`m just a government agent trying to brainwash you into thinking everything is Kosher so there will be no resistance.

WE ARE BORG.

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Male 1,882
I`d rather have a flamethrower.
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Male 135
Friday, January 26, 2007 2:29:44 AM
"technology to make yourself sh.it your pants would be more effective, i`m sure"


ever heard of the brown note??

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Male 158
1-oooooooooh coolie! ^^
2-whats the next gun? the BFG from quake 3 ?? XD
3-i want those toys!
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Male 131
i saw this on the news this morning, look realy cool and futuristic would be good in a gun version.
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Male 106
May day may day! Ive just ray gunned our own side. YOU IDIOT!
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Female 76
I`m really glad I didn`t throw away my tinfoil hat and suit. Seems there`s a good use for them after all.

I`m sorry I can`t buy into the "this will save a lot of lives" argument. There is a certain point after QUALITY of life becomes so degraded that it doesn`t really mean much except as a false rationalization to be used on ignorant and gullible people. The world passed over the boundary into very negative quality-of-life issues decades ago, and I don`t believe it`ll find it`s way back again.

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Male 1,496
that would thourghly suck. I want one that could fit in my pocket. Limitless fun.
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Male 814
the ray is probably quite wide, so you`d actually need a body-sized mirror to reflect it. This ray could actually be very dangerous. Every type of light is dangerous. UV causes sunburn, gamma causes cancer, visible light can burn. Granted, you have to be exposed to it for quite a while, but what`s to stop the soldiers from turning up the heat? Do you really think they want to just make iraqi insurgents just run off? i think not.
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Female 76
First of all, there already is technology - in bracelet or anklet form - to make people poo their pants (also puke). Last I checked it was in the process of being used in experiments in the American Southwest on federal prisoners. If you pass a certain physical boundary, you loose control over your bodily functions. Second of all, I finally discovered a temporary job position that`s worse than the one I had of Tampon Tester, after which I was fired after a half day for "mocking the product." I wonder how much it pays to take on the job of pretending to be a rioter and deliberately taking shots from this kind of raygun. Any guesses?
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Male 431
I`d rather shoot them.
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Male 393
Next time you go rioting, put a pasty in your top pocket and, hey presto, a nice warm snack for the way home.
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Male 946
hahaha sabres post-count - 666 du di du du
so basically, this is just a giant radiator on top of a jeep? and its not gonna be ready till 2010? i could make 1 for them in about an hour. pfft
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Male 1,406
Looks spiffy. Can`t wait to see it against some hippies.
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Male 1,039
^^So you think just shooting all the enemies is the best idea?

I like the idea of this thing. It`s been in development for a while already though.

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Male 553
what a bunch of panzies
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Male 315
Well, as a pacifist, I am very glad to see this peice of technology, as it will help to save lives, on both sides of the war, which is something I have been waiting for for a long time. However, as a protesting liberal, I fear the effects of this on peacful protests. Then again, if they want to disperse a crowd, they will be able to without trouble, it all just comes down to what they decide to use to do so.
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Male 374
that looks really cool.

i want one! =]

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Male 102
this is brilliant, hopefully it will save a lot of lives. (whether or not the US army should even be in certain places is a different matter). and yes, a simple defence is to use a mirror to reflect the light back. or you could find a material that reflects that particular wavelength. even tinfoil might do the trick, can`t remember too much of the high-school physics involved.

devi, what? and bankvole yeh its a joke here, but if they`re gonna go gung-ho they may as well use the safest possible weapons. I know plenty of people who`ve been blinded or crippled by rubber bullets.

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Female 1,496
MAN YOU GUYS SUCK...You the most Asian Irish! Not because you are Asian or Irish, but because your grasp of Japanish sucks and you write in all cap locks.

IT`S A FRICKEN LAZER BEAM!!! All they need to do is stick it on some sharks` heads and it will become the ultimate weapon!

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Female 339
Why not use real fire! That will sure put people off rioting
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Male 119
seems like a good idea but the war is now why wait until 2010 when the war "should" be over to start producing it.
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Female 1,228
yes, it probably would save lives of civilans, then they would spent the rest of their time trying to tell them that they`re actually not on fire, while the poeple just run around screaming their heads off.
yeah, that`ll work.
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Male 2,586
Yeah, I was wondering about long term effects- could you stand there and put up with the pain but walk out after as if nothing`s happened?

lol, I bet it`s fake... just have a bunch of American soldiers running away from a satellite dish and show it to the Iraqis... :-D

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Male 4,246
I know for a FACT I saw this on TV a couple of years ago, on "60 Minutes" or "20/20" or some such news show. Unfortunately I can`t recall exactly when, or which show, so I can`t prove it. :-(
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Male 24
OOOO AND BANKVOLE
THE R.U.C WOULD DO ANYTHING IT IS THE WAY THE BRITISH ARMY WORKS
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Male 24
ONLY IN THE US
WOUNDER WHAT THE BAD GUYS WILL COME UP WITH IS GET AROUND THE HEAT???
MAYBE THAT SUIT OF ARMER.
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Male 959
trouble with these non-lethal methods is that there`s no restraint used before they are deployed. So they get wheeled out when a legitimate peaceful protest is taking place in order to protect property in case it turns to a riot. There goes free speech and the right to protest. Believe me, in Northern Ireland the police would turn a water cannon and plastic bullets on a nursery school tantrum.
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Male 699
I wonder if it has any long term effects.
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Female 149
lol ya.
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Male 779
^
Yes, Yes I would.
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Male 242
technology to make yourself sh.it your pants would be more effective, i`m sure
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Female 1,972
I want to use it on my drunken bastard of a neighbour.
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Male 1,354
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