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Date: 01/26/07 02:10 AM

59 Responses to Ray gun makes targets feel as if they are on fire

  1. Profile photo of dudeman1st
    dudeman1st Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2007 at 12:40 am
    Link: Ray gun makes targets feel as if they are on fire - US military tests crazy non-death ray.
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    lolakitty72 Female 30-39
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    January 26, 2007 at 2:27 am
    I want to use it on my drunken bastard of a neighbour.
  3. Profile photo of Spriggan666
    Spriggan666 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2007 at 2:29 am
    technology to make yourself sh.it your pants would be more effective, i`m sure
  4. Profile photo of Shisi
    Shisi Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2007 at 2:40 am
    ^
    Yes, Yes I would.
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    GracieJack Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2007 at 2:50 am
    lol ya.
  6. Profile photo of AtomicMuffin
    AtomicMuffin Male 13-17
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    January 26, 2007 at 3:13 am
    I wonder if it has any long term effects.
  7. Profile photo of Mani-Jac
    Mani-Jac Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2007 at 3:18 am
    "They refused to comment on whether the waves can go through glass."

    So you just need a piece of glass and you`re OK.

    Good to know next time I`m rioting....

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    bankvole Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2007 at 3:25 am
    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.
  9. Profile photo of japan_irish
    japan_irish Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2007 at 3:51 am
    ONLY IN THE US
    WOUNDER WHAT THE BAD GUYS WILL COME UP WITH IS GET AROUND THE HEAT???
    MAYBE THAT SUIT OF ARMER.
  10. Profile photo of japan_irish
    japan_irish Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2007 at 3:53 am
    OOOO AND BANKVOLE
    THE R.U.C WOULD DO ANYTHING IT IS THE WAY THE BRITISH ARMY WORKS
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2007 at 4:11 am
    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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    beternal Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2007 at 4:33 am
    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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    FLB Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2007 at 5:47 am
    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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    ScrtNinja Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2007 at 5:52 am
    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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    bubblebubb Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2007 at 6:58 am
    Why not use real fire! That will sure put people off rioting
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    Devi3000 Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2007 at 7:01 am
    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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    dumaspere Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2007 at 7:39 am
    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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    ddr_coke21 Male 13-17
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    January 26, 2007 at 8:08 am
    that looks really cool.

    i want one! =]

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    Aramil Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2007 at 8:10 am
    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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    sponged Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2007 at 8:32 am
    what a bunch of panzies
  21. Profile photo of Mani-Jac
    Mani-Jac Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2007 at 9:44 am
    I don`t get why peolple say this is gonna save lives, I don`t think if you point that ray at some enemy soldiers that they`re not gonna run away, I think they`re gonna start shooting at you.

    It will work great on rioters etc. but warfare, meh

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    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2007 at 9:59 am
    ^^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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    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2007 at 10:18 am
    Looks spiffy. Can`t wait to see it against some hippies.
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    antdow3 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2007 at 10:23 am
    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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    sprink99 Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2007 at 10:58 am
    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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    Gammon_Rod Male 13-17
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    January 26, 2007 at 11:07 am
    I`d rather shoot them.
  27. Profile photo of Gagala
    Gagala Female 30-39
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    January 26, 2007 at 11:40 am
    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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    Spirithound Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2007 at 11:59 am
    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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    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
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    January 26, 2007 at 12:19 pm
    that would thourghly suck. I want one that could fit in my pocket. Limitless fun.
  30. Profile photo of Gagala
    Gagala Female 30-39
    76 posts
    January 26, 2007 at 12:26 pm
    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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    liamthebof Male 13-17
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    January 26, 2007 at 12:47 pm
    May day may day! Ive just ray gunned our own side. YOU IDIOT!
  32. Profile photo of Rich5678
    Rich5678 Male 13-17
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    January 26, 2007 at 12:51 pm
    i saw this on the news this morning, look realy cool and futuristic would be good in a gun version.
  33. Profile photo of Amet45
    Amet45 Male 13-17
    158 posts
    January 26, 2007 at 1:17 pm
    1-oooooooooh coolie! ^^
    2-whats the next gun? the BFG from quake 3 ?? XD
    3-i want those toys!
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    biffyclyro89 Male 13-17
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    January 26, 2007 at 1:20 pm
    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??

  35. Profile photo of Maelstrom_x
    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2007 at 1:24 pm
    I`d rather have a flamethrower.
  36. Profile photo of Maelstrom_x
    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2007 at 1:29 pm
    "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.

  37. Profile photo of Korijenta
    Korijenta Female 18-29
    170 posts
    January 26, 2007 at 1:39 pm
    I think the effectivness of this all depends on the people you`re using it on
    Americans would probably sue.
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    Korijenta Female 18-29
    170 posts
    January 26, 2007 at 1:42 pm
    Oh, and WHO is using it is important too...
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    Volaverunt Male 13-17
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    January 26, 2007 at 3:33 pm
    Cool
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    Galileo53 Male 13-17
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    January 26, 2007 at 4:24 pm
    teehee, the bearded old man made me smile :)

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    thewabbit Male 13-17
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    January 26, 2007 at 4:36 pm
    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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    AKappy Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2007 at 5:08 pm
    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.

  43. Profile photo of Megan3445
    Megan3445 Female 13-17
    193 posts
    January 26, 2007 at 5:20 pm
    i saw that on the news yesterday... pretty amazing id say
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    gamegurl Female 18-29
    23 posts
    January 26, 2007 at 5:58 pm
    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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    SwiftyMcGrif Male 13-17
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    January 26, 2007 at 6:48 pm
    ITS JUST LIKE A MINI MALL
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    Pyro_Raver Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2007 at 7:36 pm
    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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    23scadu Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2007 at 8:18 pm
    The longterm effects are loss of scalp and penis.
  48. Profile photo of 23scadu
    23scadu Male 18-29
    274 posts
    January 26, 2007 at 8:18 pm
    "What did they say about my scalp!?!"
  49. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2007 at 8:35 pm
    good simpsons reference 23scadu
  50. Profile photo of tbid2
    tbid2 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2007 at 9:16 pm
    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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    mushslipvayn Male 13-17
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    January 26, 2007 at 9:46 pm
    ...cooooooolll. Haha I feel like gettin hit with that ray gun thingy. Well, time to riot!
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    maples Male 13-17
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    January 27, 2007 at 12:01 am
    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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    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2007 at 3:10 am
    "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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    Link1919 Male 13-17
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    January 27, 2007 at 3:27 am
    Cool
  55. Profile photo of Link1919
    Link1919 Male 13-17
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    January 27, 2007 at 3:28 am
    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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    Link1919 Male 13-17
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    January 27, 2007 at 3:31 am
    Cool
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    Bert10099 Male 13-17
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    January 27, 2007 at 9:11 am
    And then some wise-ass terrorist takes a big mirror and reflects the rays back at the US soldiers.......
  58. Profile photo of linkcma
    linkcma Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2007 at 2:47 pm
    They need one to shoot from space. Kind of like Goldeneye.
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    Flakk Male 13-17
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    January 30, 2007 at 7:11 pm
    ^ 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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