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(Network World)   I have a plan. You aim a laser at an airliner. I'll turn you in. We'll split the $10,000 reward. Deal?   (networkworld.com ) divider line
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2014-06-21 03:18:12 AM  

hinten: Your point, I made it.


You minimized the actual rate of occurrence, and the risk of this, unless I read your post wrong. Both are not a good idea to do.
 
2014-06-21 08:47:05 AM  

Tobin_Lam: AndreMA: Tobin_Lam: Pointing a laser at someone and pointing it at a window they are using at night are completely different things. It is extremely obvious when you are in a vehicle but you may never even notice a laser pointed at your body.

Or it may hit you in the eye. There's probably a greater chance of that from a range of 10'-20' in a police raid than there is of any strike on the glass of a moving vehicle at much greater (hundreds to thousands of feet) range. And the light scattered on the glass that enters your eye will be of much lower intensity than a direct hit.

So what if you get hit in the eye? You're going to be on the ground in handcuffs with no opportunity to crash a vehicle into someone else. A laser intentionally aimed at an aircraft is far more likely to hit the cockpit glass than someone accidentally getting hit in the eye from 20' away when the aim point is several degrees away from the eye. That glass lighting up bright green is going to have far greater consequences than the police accidentally lasting your eye. I have an idea. Go get a friend to point a laser at you while you drive towards a tree at night. Then get your friend to pointed a loaded gun at you with a laser sight. Let us know which one blinded you.


Why would the gun need to be loaded? If you're making an oblique threat, you can do better than that. I believe that "DIAF" is the petty farkism you're looking for?

As I've said, the firearms in the videos that I was referring to were not what any sane person would consider to be "aimed" -- the lasers were panning wildly around, not just playing on the center of mass of the person (who was no threat in any case at that point).
 
2014-06-21 05:29:14 PM  

gfid: Tobin_Lam: AndreMA: Tobin_Lam: Pointing a laser at someone and pointing it at a window they are using at night are completely different things. It is extremely obvious when you are in a vehicle but you may never even notice a laser pointed at your body.

Or it may hit you in the eye. There's probably a greater chance of that from a range of 10'-20' in a police raid than there is of any strike on the glass of a moving vehicle at much greater (hundreds to thousands of feet) range. And the light scattered on the glass that enters your eye will be of much lower intensity than a direct hit.

So what if you get hit in the eye? You're going to be on the ground in handcuffs with no opportunity to crash a vehicle into someone else. A laser intentionally aimed at an aircraft is far more likely to hit the cockpit glass than someone accidentally getting hit in the eye from 20' away when the aim point is several degrees away from the eye. That glass lighting up bright green is going to have far greater consequences than the police accidentally lasting your eye. I have an idea. Go get a friend to point a laser at you while you drive towards a tree at night. Then get your friend to pointed a loaded gun at you with a laser sight. Let us know which one blinded you.

what dafuq?  I would hope my friend wouldn't aim a loaded gun at me even if I asked him to.


If he's dumb enough to do that, hopefully he's dumb enough to get shot.
 
2014-06-21 08:26:24 PM  

hardinparamedic: hinten: Your point, I made it.

You minimized the actual rate of occurrence, and the risk of this, unless I read your post wrong. Both are not a good idea to do.



I guess I was arguing subtlety which is wrong to do in today's media and on Fark. Mea culpa.
 
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