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2002-03-02 04:19:15 AM  
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#2 [TotalFark]
2002-03-02 04:26:02 AM  
Say, whatever happened to that artillery gun that Iraq was building on the side of a mountain, supposed to shoot a round hundreds of miles?
 
2002-03-02 04:26:54 AM  
Damn Zerglings!
 
2002-03-02 04:35:25 AM  
i think we're e only people awake to respond to this
 
doo
2002-03-02 04:36:14 AM  
Boobies
 
2002-03-02 04:36:29 AM  
I'm awake because i'm a no-life loser and i was attacted to the reference to the terran marine in SC. What's your excuse?
 
2002-03-02 04:47:44 AM  
I want one that will make a projectile go oh uhmmm 30 Kilometer per second, shore... the gov wants one to...
 
2002-03-02 04:54:36 AM  
#2 - The Iraqi Supergun had the crap blown out of it during the war. Now being used as a ferret racing track.
 
2002-03-02 04:54:58 AM  
Oh ? why would I need such a thing? Well you see... I have this pesky cat ........
 
2002-03-02 04:55:26 AM  
yes, I got the Boobies, and I am going to try this tomorrow, I have the tools and now all I need is a dog and alot of jello...oh wait, wrong thread...
 
2002-03-02 04:59:37 AM  
does anyone know of any magnets commercially available stronger then the neodynium ones? You could also try electromagnetism with your gauss rifle... just to make it stronger... Imagine if potatoes where magnetic, you could make one hell of a potato gauss rifle flame cannon. :)
 
2002-03-02 05:01:06 AM  
RE: Iraq super gun

It's creator, Gerald Bull, was allegedly off'd by Israli covert ops. The gun was dismantled by UN inspectors and was set ablaze. Not sure what happened to the sections of the barrel...
 
2002-03-02 05:01:40 AM  
Go forth my minions of Evil.

Put the eyes out of all children!
 
2002-03-02 05:03:52 AM  
#2: British customs seized the Supergun's components before they could reach Iraq when it was realized that they weren't really intended as part of an experimental oil transporting system. Saddam had a few much smaller long-ranged heavy artillery pieces built later, which were what Scaryduck is thinking of. The real Supergun, if it had actually been built, would have been the size of a skyscraper. There was a pretty good movie made about the men who conspired to build it a while back, but I forget what it was called.
 
2002-03-02 06:14:22 AM  
Thats genius!
I never knew you could do that without using electricity, i wonder how fast it would be if you used a metre ruler and a lot more magnets.
 
2002-03-02 06:36:53 AM  
"Yes, but dont overcharge it!"

"Overcharge it?"

Zapp!
 
2002-03-02 07:13:08 AM  
yes...
but can it knock the head off a BattleMech with one good shot?
 
2002-03-02 08:02:12 AM  
Yes, although the gun in question is referred to the gauss rifle OR the tau cannon OR the railgun depending on where you look in the game... I guess "gauss rifle" just isnt catchy enough...
 
2002-03-02 09:05:47 AM  
*Jumps into a bunker* Want a pice of me boi!? *hits stimpack* SSsssss Ahhhhhh Yea Thats the stuff.....
 
2002-03-02 09:29:57 AM  
Space marines? Starcraft? What dorks!

...My life for Auir....
 
2002-03-02 09:32:22 AM  
While not a canon gauss rifle, I like that a lot... Easy to make, fun to use anti-tape dispenser rifle.
 
2002-03-02 10:42:01 AM  
Some one calll for an exterminator? I stilll laugh when i do UMS with mass non infested kerri's when they die around the same time sounds like a big lsbian orgy i love that game, aside from my UO addiction
 
2002-03-02 10:59:07 AM  
En taro Adun, executor!
 
2002-03-02 01:00:24 PM  
man, i love reading things about how to make things and fully intend to do them but never do. I wish i could load the link. Anyone else having trouble resolving it?
 
2002-03-02 01:03:41 PM  
nevermind....
 
2002-03-02 01:13:03 PM  
ssssssssssssslllllllllllllllllloooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwww loading page. Pretty much farked in 3218 clicks.
 
zkm
2002-03-02 01:16:07 PM  
Yes, now I can shoot Horrigan in the eyes and escape the Enclave platform before the nuke goes off!
 
2002-03-02 01:38:55 PM  
I like bomb making better.
More bang for your buck.
 
2002-03-02 02:11:10 PM  
Hooray for Fallout.
 
2002-03-02 02:32:32 PM  
"How do I get out of this chickensh*t outfit?"

(keep clicking on one of the jarheads and listen to them get pissed off! Ah, game developers with a lot of free time.)
 
2002-03-02 02:50:14 PM  
A good way to kick some tape dispenser ass
 
2002-03-02 03:20:20 PM  
I've seen a big one of these a Professor at my college built that could shoot a steel ball-bering through a cinder block. Scary stuff, science. Properly applied, that is.
 
2002-03-02 03:20:31 PM  
Personaly I hate the word Gauss...
Gauss-Jordan...
Gaussian surfaces...


..I bet no one gets this...
 
2002-03-02 03:35:14 PM  
Gimme somethin' to shoot.
 
2002-03-02 03:52:25 PM  
Durran sounds like a mega slave in BW.

What do you need?
How can I be of service?
You got it!
Of course.

If I were a starcraft char i'd be.... a Tassadar type unit, u know the Psi assult attack with Psionic storm abilty, thatd be tighter than a dolpins izazz.
 
2002-03-02 04:04:18 PM  
Pff. I'd be a Gauss-rifle totin' badass Marine.

...

...on a battlecruiser.
 
2002-03-02 04:30:10 PM  
It'll be all fun and games until someone gets an eye put out.
 
2002-03-02 10:59:07 PM  
I am going out tomorrow and building one of these... (isert evil laughter)
 
2002-03-03 12:30:12 AM  
that sux i wanna do a McGuiver and make one out of some string and parts from a camera!
 
2002-03-03 12:00:32 PM  
"The real Supergun, if it had actually been built, would have been the size of a skyscraper. There was a pretty good movie made about the men who conspired to build it a while back, but I forget what it was called"
Doomsday Gun, with Frank Langella.

http://us.imdb.com/Title?0109650
 
2002-03-03 05:36:14 PM  
made one with a yard stick and 3 sets of 4 magnets... now i have a missing ball and a small whole in my wall, lol
 
2002-03-04 04:45:10 AM  
Ishidan:
It definitely would, if this article was "Make your own ER PPC".
 
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