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Someone should care, maybe not you....

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40+ year old former teacher, linguist, interrogator, soldier, and lastly convict. We all do stupid things every once and awhile. I am an economic conservative and a firm believer in civil rights. Starting a new life now and frankly not sure what I am going to be doing.

06 January 2006

Cool stuff again........

A friend sent me a link today. The Air Force is developing a non lethal laser weapon to "dazzle" opponents. Disorient them and temporarily blind them. Cool.
It looks like this.

It is called a Personal Halting and Stimulation Response weapon. Or a PHASR.

Star Trek, here we come.......



Anonymous phred said...

I bet they started with the PHASER and worked backward to come up with the title.

10:34 AM  
Blogger exMI said...

Actually in the article they called it a Phaser. But I'll bet you are correct.

12:44 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Weird. Looks too bulky to be effective. Could you imagine a guy trying to sneak up on the enemy with that thing?

7:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You wouldn't want to sneak up on someone. This device dazzles/temporarily blinds people with a laser. You actually want them to look at you.

Rather than sneaking up on people, you'd be jumping up and down, shouting "Yoohoo! Over here! Ha, ha! Made you look!"

1:58 AM  
Blogger European said...

I'm going to need a bigger purse now ;)

8:24 AM  
Blogger exMI said...

I wonder how long it has to shine in your eyes to have an effect? IF yuo could just sweep it over a crowd it coulc be very usefull. (especially is some is standing next to yuo shouting
"Yoohoo! Over here! Ha, ha! Made you look!"

9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to FAA guidelines, 100 microwatts/cm^2 can cause flash blindness and afterimages. 5 microwatts/cm^2 can cause significant glare and dazzle problems.

The maximum time interval to apply that power is about a quarter of a second, which is how long it takes you to blink and look away from an uncomfortable light source (the "aversion response").

11:03 AM  
Blogger Pete Bogs said...

it looks like he's aiming a swordfish at something...

11:35 AM  
Blogger exMI said...

more like a giant guppy I think.....

7:39 AM  

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