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(Engadget)   Laboratory successfully tests 500 terawatt laser. You may fire when ready, Commander   (engadget.com) divider line 69
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2012-07-15 12:30:37 PM
its a trap!
 
2012-07-15 12:34:20 PM
Our cruisers can't repel firepower of that magnitude!
 
2012-07-15 12:45:40 PM
"start formation". Facepalm.
 
2012-07-15 12:52:51 PM
Surely, you overestimate their chances.
 
2012-07-15 01:05:18 PM
Hit me,
hit me,
hit me with those laser beams!
 
2012-07-15 01:38:14 PM
That'll make a sh*tload of popcorn.
 
2012-07-15 01:38:21 PM
Can you hammer a six-inch spike through a board with your penis?
www.thederbykiller.com
 
2012-07-15 01:41:21 PM
The NIF isn't an energy project as the article suggests. It is used to test the yield of aging nuclear weapons.

ITER is the only game in town for Fusion power production.
 
2012-07-15 01:43:44 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com

"Step aside, ma'am; the awesomeness would turn your ovaries into testicles, and the military doesn't take kindly to transsexuals."
 
2012-07-15 01:52:15 PM
www.cascade.k12.mt.us

"Thanks to advances in solid-state lasing media, the Trade Feder--erm, Northrop-Grumann, will continue to pave the way in missile defense and hu-mann vapori-"

"Shut UP, Haako!"
 
2012-07-15 01:55:27 PM
www.stevens.edu

"See, I TOLD you that hitting 1,000 beakers per turn by 1500 AD was worth more than upgrading those Pikemen! Now research Stealth and let's wrap this shiat up."
 
2012-07-15 01:55:37 PM
When you're away I feel a void, I twy to avoid it
Whenever you're away, I put my wazers on STUN

/Twopical wazer beams
//Wazer beams of wuuuv
 
2012-07-15 01:57:51 PM
i970.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-15 02:01:38 PM
ars.els-cdn.com

"LOOK UPON MY WORKS, YE TINY, AND DESPAIR."

/The lone and level clean room table stretched far away.
 
2012-07-15 02:16:24 PM
newsline.llnl.gov
"Is, is that one... lighting up? FFFFFUUUUU!"
 
2012-07-15 02:59:22 PM
media.gamespy.com
 
2012-07-15 03:07:38 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Our cruisers can't repel firepower of that magnitude!


They'll last a hell of a lot longer than they will against that death star
 
2012-07-15 03:11:05 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com

/ack ack!
 
2012-07-15 03:12:55 PM
farm8.staticflickr.com

I want 500 Terrawatts and I want it by mid-May.

/There are a lot of decaffeinated brands on the market that are just as tasty as the real thing.

//I'm not kidding Chris.

///I'm not either Jerry.
 
2012-07-15 03:19:41 PM
We're going to need a bigger shark
 
2012-07-15 03:22:21 PM

b2theory: The NIF isn't an energy project as the article suggests. It is used to test the yield of aging nuclear weapons.

ITER is the only game in town for Fusion power production.


I'll be sure to tell all the Inertial Confinement Fusion people the next time I'm at a conference.

ICF and MCF like Iter both have several materials problems that may take a while to overcome. The repetition needed for ICF is daunting and the laser ablated material needs to go somewhere inside your optical vacuum system. MCF needs a solution to the walls of the Tokamak melting and the plasma getting contaminated with wall material basically slowly destroying the machine.
 
2012-07-15 03:22:50 PM
Next step?

otal.umd.edu
 
2012-07-15 03:26:17 PM
www.themagpieonline.com
 
2012-07-15 03:37:32 PM
Damn that's enough power to keep your Android phone running 24 hours
 
2012-07-15 03:37:35 PM
Bring Sajuuk to bear!
 
2012-07-15 03:46:50 PM

Richard Freckle: Can you hammer a six-inch spike through a board with your penis?
[www.thederbykiller.com image 625x266]


Not right now.
 
2012-07-15 03:48:54 PM
Relax, it's yogurt!
 
2012-07-15 03:49:27 PM
Perhaps you'd like to suggest a more suitable target, a military target?
 
2012-07-15 03:58:58 PM
i291.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-15 04:00:34 PM
How much is that in jiggawatts?

www.lonelybastards.com
 
2012-07-15 04:12:52 PM
The 'six inch spike' line is one that really dates that movie. If a character said that these days the movie would get an R rating.
 
2012-07-15 04:13:33 PM
That blast came from the Death Star! That thing is operational!
 
2012-07-15 04:15:34 PM

flaminio: How much is that in jiggawatts?

[www.lonelybastards.com image 306x319]


farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2012-07-15 04:16:50 PM
You may fire at will, Commander!
 
2012-07-15 04:19:24 PM

BumpInTheNight: Bring Sajuuk to bear!


BumpInTheNight: Bring Sajuuk to bear!


BumpInTheNight: Bring Sajuuk to bear!

 
2012-07-15 04:23:44 PM
farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-07-15 04:37:02 PM
But you have to wait 60 seconds between shots.
 
2012-07-15 04:38:36 PM

the_sidewinder: BumpInTheNight: Bring Sajuuk to bear!

BumpInTheNight: Bring Sajuuk to bear!

BumpInTheNight: Bring Sajuuk to bear!


The memories, what an oddly anti-climatic ending for an otherwise awesome game and series. That there is one I'd love to see a reboot or continuation.
 
2012-07-15 04:43:24 PM

drjekel_mrhyde: Damn that's enough power to keep your Android phone running 24 hours


As a Rezound owner who finally broke down and bought one of those inch-thick extended-life batteries I had both a lol and a :'^( at your comment.
 
2012-07-15 04:58:18 PM
Ah, but how many joules? No one seems to care about how much energy was delivered.

1.85 MJ. Works out to.... 441 food calories. About a 6 inch subway sandwich.

Think I'm kidding? Do it yourself

It's nowhere near a weapon grade laser, it doesn't have the output today. Although I've heard talk about being able to run it at 60 Hz.
 
2012-07-15 05:06:45 PM
Huh... thats... a lot. Like thats past Star Trek power levels and into Star Wars power levels.
 
2012-07-15 05:36:26 PM
Shoot Wil Wheaton.
 
2012-07-15 06:05:25 PM

zarberg: Richard Freckle: Can you hammer a six-inch spike through a board with your penis?
[www.thederbykiller.com image 625x266]

Not right now.


A girl's gotta have her standards.
 
2012-07-15 06:15:31 PM

fusillade762: A girl's gotta have her standards.


Have you ever seen a body like that in your LIFE?!?
 
2012-07-15 06:40:06 PM

zarberg: fusillade762: A girl's gotta have her standards.

Have you ever seen a body like that in your LIFE?!?


She happens to be my daughter.
 
2012-07-15 06:46:21 PM

Unicron74: zarberg: fusillade762: A girl's gotta have her standards.

Have you ever seen a body like that in your LIFE?!?

She happens to be my daughter.


I would like to request your daughters hand... Just that, I need lots of hands for a little side project...
 
2012-07-15 06:59:50 PM

Unicron74: zarberg: fusillade762: A girl's gotta have her standards.

Have you ever seen a body like that in your LIFE?!?

She happens to be my daughter.


Oh. Then I guess you have.
 
2012-07-15 07:39:12 PM
Just making sure one of Val's best roles ever was covered in this thread. Carry on.

\tough to call between Real Genius and Tombstone for his best role ever, so I won't.
 
2012-07-15 07:55:59 PM

zarberg: Unicron74: zarberg: fusillade762: A girl's gotta have her standards.

Have you ever seen a body like that in your LIFE?!?

She happens to be my daughter.

Oh. Then I guess you have.


But seriously if there is EVER anything I can do for you, or more to the point... TO you..
 
2012-07-15 08:43:27 PM
God dammit. I just bought a phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range and now you're telling me it's totally obsolete.
 
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