UberDave: I bet it's KAAAANEEEEEDAAAAAA!!!!
Endive Wombat: I am going to guess it is a bunch of idiot 13 year olds...
Glitchwerks: Who's a big enough asshole to jeopardize lives like this?
neversubmit: Rumor has it the guy wears a hat on his backside.
marklar: one of my favorites...http://www.theonion.com/articles/well-folks-it-appears-some-shiathead -d own-there-is,19975/
Thirty: Endive Wombat: I am going to guess it is a bunch of idiot 13 year olds...So your typical farker?
vudukungfu: Here's an idea.Don't look down.
Bslim: Is it a cold chemical based laser? Where was Val Kilmer when this happened?
King Something: Christ, what an asshole.
redTiburon: lots of construction equipment emit lasers for leveling and measuring. I'd bet on that being the culprit. Feds are kinda dense so it'll take them awhile.
durbnpoisn: I still want to know how someone could possibly focus a laser accurately at that distance. Especially at a moving target. We're talking well over a few hundred yards. I can barely aim one across the street without it jumping all over the place.
dukeblue219: durbnpoisn: I still want to know how someone could possibly focus a laser accurately at that distance. Especially at a moving target. We're talking well over a few hundred yards. I can barely aim one across the street without it jumping all over the place.I don't think it's as hard as you think. You're not targeting for a laser guided bomb here. You just need to point at the plane and the jumpy beam will take care of the rest, covering a pretty broad area with ease, and occasionally flashing over the plexiglass windscreen. If you follow a few planes for 20 seconds each, eventually you're going to get those "lucky" shots where the beam meets the windscreen.
nekom: Ah, here it is:An individual on an aircraft in the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States who, by assaulting or intimidating a flight crew member or flight attendant of the aircraft, interferes with the performance of the duties of the member or attendant or lessens the ability of the member or attendant to perform those duties, or attempts or conspires to do such an act, shall be fined under title 18, imprisoned for not more than 20 years, or both. However, if a dangerous weapon is used in assaulting or intimidating the member or attendant, the individual shall be imprisoned for any term of years or for life.May or may not fall under that, but indeed VERY serious.
dukeblue219: It is so frustrating to see these stories get filled with ignorant comments, usually along the lines of "It's impossible to aim a laser pointer from the ground into a pilot's eye" or "I have accidentally had a laser shined into my eye before and it wasn't that big of a deal." All you need is that instantaneous flash on the windscreen and boom, your carefully protected night vision is gone. Glad to see Fark is, so far, a little more intelligent about it.There are, btw, some pretty cool Youtube videos from the cockpits of planes that are being lased, and you can see how it flashes when it hits the windscreen.
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