Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(ABC)   The US Navy is just "two years away" from laser weapons like "they had in Star Trek," claims top admiral. No word where the bayonets will be mounted   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 16
    More: Cool, laser weapons, U.S. Navy, Office of Naval Research, naval ship, energy weapon, lasers, Wired  
•       •       •

4238 clicks; posted to Geek » on 23 Oct 2012 at 10:40 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Archived thread
2012-10-23 10:04:20 PM  
3 votes:

Mentat: We had better build more ships because the ocean isn't getting any smaller and China is investing heavily in lasers and anti-lasers.


images.sodahead.com


Back at ya'! 


/hot
2012-10-23 08:45:34 PM  
2 votes:
Lasers? Those won't even penetrate their navigational deflectors.
2012-10-24 09:02:52 AM  
1 votes:

NewportBarGuy: Then again. We probably need more horses and bayonets


God knows we need more naval power
www.globalsecurity.org
2012-10-24 06:26:59 AM  
1 votes:
Private: "Sir out laser weapons are useless!"

Captain: "What is it private? Some new form of new shield technology?"

Private: "A light drizzle sir."
2012-10-24 03:14:13 AM  
1 votes:

Summercat: I dont' see this as a main armament for ships, and my reading supports the suggestion that it's actually meant for "Point Defense" operations, against small close-range targets such as small boats, anti-ship missiles, and potentially fighter-craft.


Yes looks like it's a replacement for Phalanx
2012-10-24 03:02:09 AM  
1 votes:

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Mikey1969: shotglasss: No word where the bayonets will be mounted

Less than 24 hours and this one's already tired to death. I guess Obammster finally got that zinger in he so desperately wanted. Too bad Ambassador Stevens wasn't around to enjoy it.

Wow, it really hurt your feelings to see Romney talked to like the adolescent he is, didn't it? I've never seen Obama's 'Parent Face' before, you know the one where you are explaining to your teenager that he can't spend the night at his girlfriend's house even though her mother thinks it's OK? Yeah, he had the 'I can't believe that I had to explain THIS to an adult.' look.

More to the point, that little display may have cost him the election (I know, I know, I'm trollin')


The 1980s called, it wants its trolls back.
2012-10-24 01:28:50 AM  
1 votes:

shotglasss: No word where the bayonets will be mounted

Less than 24 hours and this one's already tired to death. I guess Obammster finally got that zinger in he so desperately wanted. Too bad Ambassador Stevens wasn't around to enjoy it.


If they'd given him a bayonet, he might be.
2012-10-24 12:55:24 AM  
1 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: It's actually art students with boards.

Nah, its military space lasers.


Yeah - when my crop suddenly has an elaborate design etched into it overnight, my first suspect is art students with boards, because they're extremely motivated, quiet as mice, highly secretive and well-organized all over the world.
2012-10-24 12:32:12 AM  
1 votes:

gas giant: "Top admirals" are usually old farts that will believe any and all bullsh*t weapons contractors are trying to sell them.


encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

Top. Admirals.
2012-10-24 12:30:15 AM  
1 votes:

shotglasss: No word where the bayonets will be mounted

Less than 24 hours and this one's already tired to death. I guess Obammster finally got that zinger in he so desperately wanted. Too bad Ambassador Stevens wasn't around to enjoy it.


Wow, it really hurt your feelings to see Romney talked to like the adolescent he is, didn't it? I've never seen Obama's 'Parent Face' before, you know the one where you are explaining to your teenager that he can't spend the night at his girlfriend's house even though her mother thinks it's OK? Yeah, he had the 'I can't believe that I had to explain THIS to an adult.' look.
2012-10-23 11:53:52 PM  
1 votes:
"Top admirals" are usually old farts that will believe any and all bullsh*t weapons contractors are trying to sell them.
2012-10-23 11:40:07 PM  
1 votes:

Triumph: Gee, if they put directed energy weapons on a satellite, I wonder how they'd test them...

 

...nah - it's aliens.


It's actually art students with boards.

Nah, its military space lasers.
2012-10-23 11:25:02 PM  
1 votes:
I, for one, am looking forward to our Narwhal class submarines.
2012-10-23 11:15:40 PM  
1 votes:
i884.photobucket.com

on the end of the lasgun, where else?
2012-10-23 09:39:46 PM  
1 votes:
Meaning, they have this now, two years until the next big thing.
2012-10-23 08:29:25 PM  
1 votes:
We had better build more ships because the ocean isn't getting any smaller and China is investing heavily in lasers and anti-lasers.
 
Displayed 16 of 16 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report