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(ABC News)   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   ( ) divider line
    More: Cool, laser weapons, U.S. Navy, Office of Naval Research, naval ship, energy weapon, lasers, Wired  
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4260 clicks; posted to Geek » on 23 Oct 2012 at 10:40 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-10-23 08:45:34 PM  
6 votes:
Lasers? Those won't even penetrate their navigational deflectors.
2012-10-24 01:00:52 AM  
3 votes:
2012-10-24 12:35:59 AM  
3 votes:
No word where the bayonets will be mounted

They should combine them with the horses... They would be a kind of bad-ass unicorn. We could storm the beaches of Normandy with Bayoneticorns.
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.

Back at ya'! 

2012-10-24 03:48:31 AM  
2 votes:
Naturally, but of course. I assume they will be 3D printed and very useful against the 3rd world goat herders that will fire back with 10$ copies of 60 year old Russian guns.
2012-10-24 01:58:30 AM  
2 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.

The best way to prevent the butthurt you are suffering is to generously lube up the bayonet before inserting it
2012-10-23 11:46:34 PM  
2 votes:
Welcome to 30 years ago.....


/we start bombing in 5 minutes
2012-10-24 06:35:56 AM  
1 vote:

Pew pew!
2012-10-24 05:12:43 AM  
1 vote:
The big problem is making the florescent lights dim for effect when the laser goes off without disturbing all the computer equipment.  That, and deciding on the way cool sound that should accompany the effect.
2012-10-24 02:58:50 AM  
1 vote:
2012-10-24 12:55:24 AM  
1 vote:

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 12:38:51 AM  
1 vote:
Hey Mr Admiral Dude - It's phasers, not lasers, ya big dummy.
2012-10-24 12:32:12 AM  
1 vote:

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

Top. Admirals.
2012-10-24 12:10:09 AM  
1 vote:
Just remember to keep enough room to hold the horses,
you never know when you'll have to do sea to land mobile attack.
2012-10-23 11:40:07 PM  
1 vote:

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 11:25:47 PM  
1 vote:
Gee, if they put directed energy weapons on a satellite, I wonder how they'd test them... 

...nah - it's aliens.
2012-10-23 11:25:02 PM  
1 vote:
I, for one, am looking forward to our Narwhal class submarines.
2012-10-23 11:15:40 PM  
1 vote:

on the end of the lasgun, where else?
2012-10-23 11:09:32 PM  
1 vote:
No word where the bayonets will be mounted

On the business end of course.
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