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are lasers dangerous?

Mr_Furious

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this thread was inspired by a conversation i've had with a few people lately.....A friend told me that a laser is damaging if its shot into your eye, and everytime I go to System those lasers shoot into my eye all the time....so I was just wondering..are lasers dangerous?
 
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I once had a friend who go zapped in the face with a funky laser at the Docks and had a seizure.....that was scary as hell.
 

Soundstream

TRIBE Member
Lasers have different strengths. Some can burn, some cannot.

Think about it in terms of a CD-R drive. The "write" laser is essentially the same as the "read" laser, except at about 10x the intensity. So instead of it reflecting off the surface, it burns through it.

Cheers ... Ian
 
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Klubmasta Will

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in the hands of a good marksman, lasers can be very dangerous. not as dangerous as phasers though.

don't even get me started on quantum torpedos.
 

Hi i'm God

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Klubmasta Will:
in the hands of a good marksman, lasers can be very dangerous. not as dangerous as phasers though.

don't even get me started on quantum torpedos.
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lol Watch out for those ion cannons.
 

seeker

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Hi i'm God:
Watch out for those ion cannons.

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now _that's_ a weapon! why do all that concussion damage when you could just shut down every electrical system on board your opponents ship and leave them floating helplessly through space?!
 
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djcheezwhiz

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^^^ yes but when your ion cannon has been captured on hoth, the concussion missles will have to do...

"the first transport is away"

jc
 

Soundstream

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by mingster:
So I take it nobody knows the answer really?
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Look at my post. I answered it. Some lasers are, some are not. It depends on the laser's intensity.

Without being asked a more specific question, I can't give a more specific answer. It's like asking "Will acid kill you?".

Cheers ... Ian
 

seeker

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by djcheezwhiz:
^^^ yes but when your ion cannon has been captured on hoth, the concussion missles will have to do...

"the first transport is away"

jc
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troo. i suppose you might as well use the concussion missiles, you'd be fucked anyway.


i think my favourite ion weapon scene is when the jawas hit R2D2 with the ion rifle in episode IV. i laugh every time i see that scene.
 

Jeremy Jive

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Lasers are only dangerous when they are sharks with frikkin laser on their heads.

jeremy -now give me one billion dollars- jive
 
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Hi i'm God

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by seeker:
now _that's_ a weapon! why do all that concussion damage when you could just shut down every electrical system on board your opponents ship and leave them floating helplessly through space?!


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isnt that an emp pulse?!

Hijacked!
 

Jeffsus

TRIBE Member
Soundstream is correct.
YAYITTY YAY YAY

Watts important is the power of the laser (BUWAHAHHAahahwhaAHahaha..a.a.... get it?) and how long it is shining.

Those nice club lasers are powerful enough to hurt your eye if you stared into them a while, but just flashing by you are fine.

A good way to check is to look around your current environment. If you can see it, then your retina has not been burned off.

-jM
A&D
 

Mr_Furious

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Soundstream:
Look at my post. I answered it. Some lasers are, some are not. It depends on the laser's intensity.

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so, the lasers at sytem are not?
 

mingster

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Soundstream:
Without being asked a more specific question, I can't give a more specific answer.</font>
How do you know that the lasers at clubs aren't dangerous?
Aside from the assumption that promoters wouldn't want to kill us...I imagine they would have to fairly powerful to reach across rooms with intensity. But I know nothing of these things.

Specific enough for you? Punk.

Ming.
 

seeker

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Hi i'm God:
isnt that an emp pulse?!

Hijacked!

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i suppose it depends on which movie universe you're residing in. or you could look at it like this: EMP pulse is indirect, ion cannon is directed.

this may require much chin-stroking and repeated viewings of 'Star Wars' and 'The Matrix'.
 
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djcheezwhiz

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actually i remember one night, back when laser technology had yet to be perfected...it's almost too horrible to remember...the screams as people were burned by what appeared to be a harmless red supermarket laser...the sad part is the promoters & bouncers shoved all the casualities into a closet and only after one patron called 911 & the police showed up was the true horror of the evening reavealed...a dark day in clubbing history...

jc

ps if you brought a can of beans to a club & held it up to the laser, would it make that little checkout/supermarket sound???
 

graham

Well-Known TRIBEr
not many people know what laser stands for, but I do. Here's a simple rhyme I use to help me remember:

If it's yella, you've got juice there fella!
If it's brown, you're in cider town!
 

Soundstream

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by mingster:
Specific enough for you? Punk.
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With attitude like that, I am now refusing to share my expert opinion. Look it up on the net. Bitch.

Cheers ... Ian
 

Soundstream

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by djcheezwhiz:
ps if you brought a can of beans to a club & held it up to the laser, would it make that little checkout/supermarket sound???

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No. But you might start dancing like that guy in the Five Alive commercial.

Cheers ... Ian
 
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