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2021-04-17 3:50:17 PM  
Just damn. Imagine a central hidden reservoir that can send out hundreds of these things, with something fatal in the tips.
 
2021-04-17 4:09:13 PM  
If we're first hearing about it now, my bet would be that they already have.
 
2021-04-17 4:57:46 PM  
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2021-04-17 5:16:53 PM  
Lol subby, I thought you meant this:

Teaching a Robot Dog to Pee Beer
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And then I thought of the Pee Tapes
 
2021-04-17 5:31:50 PM  
I'm pretty sure this was porn before it was anything else.
 
2021-04-17 6:28:00 PM  
The porn industry just opened up a whole new universe....
 
2021-04-17 7:25:18 PM  
Meh, I've been making these robots for years...

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2021-04-17 7:26:08 PM  
JFC, I hate YouTube voice. It's worse than the midatlantic accent.
 
2021-04-17 7:26:32 PM  

Circusdog320: The porn industry just opened up a whole new universe....


do you know that they already have "real life" hentai?
 
2021-04-17 7:30:01 PM  
Well, it's public knowledge.
So, anywhere between 5 and 25 years ago..
 
2021-04-17 8:04:02 PM  
They'll make tentacle porn with this long before it's weaponized.
 
2021-04-17 8:26:48 PM  
Gonna put old-school "tunnel rats" out of business...
 
2021-04-17 8:29:20 PM  
That was a robot. Looked like a bag they fllled with air.  Who knew?
 
2021-04-17 8:58:41 PM  
Invented by Paige
 
2021-04-17 9:04:19 PM  

Jeff5: Gonna put old-school "tunnel rats" out of business...



Imagine the horror. No, seriously. Imagine that you're an irregular, or a guerilla fighter. And you've dug a network of tunnels down inside the earth. You know how to deal with the enemy who sends occasional "tunnel rats" down into your network: ambush, attacking from hidden tunnels and sally ports, fighting retreats, all farking kinds of boobytraps....

But this... this.... How do you fight a lengthening tube of plastic that - when you blow up one - automatically sends out another? Or maybe the come in groups: a hundred tubes that search all the tunnel walls looking for any opening, no matter how small.

And the hissing, the implacable hissssssssssssing of the tubes, as they slither forward like alien snakes of apparently infinite length, leaking air BUT STILL COMING... immortal, constantly renewed no matter how many you "kill"..... That is true horror, in the dark, in the tunnels.

The payloads at the ends of the tubes are another matter altogether. HE? FAE? Or maybe just a camera and a GPS unit that "paints" the tunnel when it finds you, and guides a smart burrowing munition dropped from an orbiting AC-130 gunship....

Or maybe it's followed by a "Spot" robot armed with a bomb, or a fletchett machine gun that cycles at 1,000 rounds a second and carries 50,000 rounds of ammo....

You're well and truly farked.
 
2021-04-17 9:13:58 PM  
Tentacle robot monsters.
That's the most Japanese thing I've ever seen.
 
2021-04-17 9:16:17 PM  

Harlee: Jeff5: Gonna put old-school "tunnel rats" out of business...


Imagine the horror. No, seriously. Imagine that you're an irregular, or a guerilla fighter. And you've dug a network of tunnels down inside the earth. You know how to deal with the enemy who sends occasional "tunnel rats" down into your network: ambush, attacking from hidden tunnels and sally ports, fighting retreats, all farking kinds of boobytraps....

But this... this.... How do you fight a lengthening tube of plastic that - when you blow up one - automatically sends out another? Or maybe the come in groups: a hundred tubes that search all the tunnel walls looking for any opening, no matter how small.

And the hissing, the implacable hissssssssssssing of the tubes, as they slither forward like alien snakes of apparently infinite length, leaking air BUT STILL COMING... immortal, constantly renewed no matter how many you "kill"..... That is true horror, in the dark, in the tunnels.

The payloads at the ends of the tubes are another matter altogether. HE? FAE? Or maybe just a camera and a GPS unit that "paints" the tunnel when it finds you, and guides a smart burrowing munition dropped from an orbiting AC-130 gunship....

Or maybe it's followed by a "Spot" robot armed with a bomb, or a fletchett machine gun that cycles at 1,000 rounds a second and carries 50,000 rounds of ammo....

You're well and truly farked.


Well, I spent 5 years in the Chemical Corps so you can guess my preferred payload.

There were some Nam-vet tunnel rats still in when I joined in '76, every one I met was still in the Army because the Army didn't want them loose in the population.
 
2021-04-17 9:19:05 PM  

Harlee: Jeff5: Gonna put old-school "tunnel rats" out of business...


Imagine the horror. No, seriously. Imagine that you're an irregular, or a guerilla fighter. And you've dug a network of tunnels down inside the earth. You know how to deal with the enemy who sends occasional "tunnel rats" down into your network: ambush, attacking from hidden tunnels and sally ports, fighting retreats, all farking kinds of boobytraps....

But this... this.... How do you fight a lengthening tube of plastic that - when you blow up one - automatically sends out another? Or maybe the come in groups: a hundred tubes that search all the tunnel walls looking for any opening, no matter how small.

And the hissing, the implacable hissssssssssssing of the tubes, as they slither forward like alien snakes of apparently infinite length, leaking air BUT STILL COMING... immortal, constantly renewed no matter how many you "kill"..... That is true horror, in the dark, in the tunnels.

The payloads at the ends of the tubes are another matter altogether. HE? FAE? Or maybe just a camera and a GPS unit that "paints" the tunnel when it finds you, and guides a smart burrowing munition dropped from an orbiting AC-130 gunship....

Or maybe it's followed by a "Spot" robot armed with a bomb, or a fletchett machine gun that cycles at 1,000 rounds a second and carries 50,000 rounds of ammo....

You're well and truly farked.


And it would be cheap to make them glow in the dark...
 
2021-04-17 9:38:41 PM  

Harlee: Jeff5: Gonna put old-school "tunnel rats" out of business...


Imagine the horror. No, seriously. Imagine that you're an irregular, or a guerilla fighter. And you've dug a network of tunnels down inside the earth. You know how to deal with the enemy who sends occasional "tunnel rats" down into your network: ambush, attacking from hidden tunnels and sally ports, fighting retreats, all farking kinds of boobytraps....

But this... this.... How do you fight a lengthening tube of plastic that - when you blow up one - automatically sends out another? Or maybe the come in groups: a hundred tubes that search all the tunnel walls looking for any opening, no matter how small.

And the hissing, the implacable hissssssssssssing of the tubes, as they slither forward like alien snakes of apparently infinite length, leaking air BUT STILL COMING... immortal, constantly renewed no matter how many you "kill"..... That is true horror, in the dark, in the tunnels.

The payloads at the ends of the tubes are another matter altogether. HE? FAE? Or maybe just a camera and a GPS unit that "paints" the tunnel when it finds you, and guides a smart burrowing munition dropped from an orbiting AC-130 gunship....

Or maybe it's followed by a "Spot" robot armed with a bomb, or a fletchett machine gun that cycles at 1,000 rounds a second and carries 50,000 rounds of ammo....

You're well and truly farked.


To retain the capability to pass through tight, irregular openings the "warhead" would be problematic... Unless it was inserted from the compressor end when needed. A deployable-at-will chamber wall that blocked off the first few feet of the tube, a wired igniter, a couple gallons of fuel, and things would get unpleasant quick on that end.

There are a bunch of sadly underutilized options for an explosive that can be deployed as a gas...
 
2021-04-17 9:54:43 PM  

Harlee: Jeff5: Gonna put old-school "tunnel rats" out of business...


Imagine the horror. No, seriously. Imagine that you're an irregular, or a guerilla fighter. And you've dug a network of tunnels down inside the earth. You know how to deal with the enemy who sends occasional "tunnel rats" down into your network: ambush, attacking from hidden tunnels and sally ports, fighting retreats, all farking kinds of boobytraps....

But this... this.... How do you fight a lengthening tube of plastic that - when you blow up one - automatically sends out another? Or maybe the come in groups: a hundred tubes that search all the tunnel walls looking for any opening, no matter how small.

And the hissing, the implacable hissssssssssssing of the tubes, as they slither forward like alien snakes of apparently infinite length, leaking air BUT STILL COMING... immortal, constantly renewed no matter how many you "kill"..... That is true horror, in the dark, in the tunnels.

The payloads at the ends of the tubes are another matter altogether. HE? FAE? Or maybe just a camera and a GPS unit that "paints" the tunnel when it finds you, and guides a smart burrowing munition dropped from an orbiting AC-130 gunship....

Or maybe it's followed by a "Spot" robot armed with a bomb, or a fletchett machine gun that cycles at 1,000 rounds a second and carries 50,000 rounds of ammo....

You're well and truly farked.


It would also be a Bangalore Torpedo that could be deployed anywhere, including our warm, snuggly tunnels. Deploy the thing a few hundred feet inside, replace the air that's inflating it with propane or something a tad more energetic and light it off, from a distance, around a corner...
 
2021-04-17 9:55:05 PM  

Harlee: Jeff5: Gonna put old-school "tunnel rats" out of business...


Imagine the horror. No, seriously. Imagine that you're an irregular, or a guerilla fighter. And you've dug a network of tunnels down inside the earth. You know how to deal with the enemy who sends occasional "tunnel rats" down into your network: ambush, attacking from hidden tunnels and sally ports, fighting retreats, all farking kinds of boobytraps....

But this... this.... How do you fight a lengthening tube of plastic that - when you blow up one - automatically sends out another? Or maybe the come in groups: a hundred tubes that search all the tunnel walls looking for any opening, no matter how small.

And the hissing, the implacable hissssssssssssing of the tubes, as they slither forward like alien snakes of apparently infinite length, leaking air BUT STILL COMING... immortal, constantly renewed no matter how many you "kill"..... That is true horror, in the dark, in the tunnels.

The payloads at the ends of the tubes are another matter altogether. HE? FAE? Or maybe just a camera and a GPS unit that "paints" the tunnel when it finds you, and guides a smart burrowing munition dropped from an orbiting AC-130 gunship....

Or maybe it's followed by a "Spot" robot armed with a bomb, or a fletchett machine gun that cycles at 1,000 rounds a second and carries 50,000 rounds of ammo....

You're well and truly farked.


i'll admit i'm a little farked up right now but damn, you should be an author. the picture you painted freaked me right out. do consider knocking out a novel. it's really not that difficult.
 
2021-04-17 10:17:03 PM  

Jeff5: Harlee: Jeff5: Gonna put old-school "tunnel rats" out of business...


Imagine the horror. No, seriously. Imagine that you're an irregular, or a guerilla fighter. And you've dug a network of tunnels down inside the earth. You know how to deal with the enemy who sends occasional "tunnel rats" down into your network: ambush, attacking from hidden tunnels and sally ports, fighting retreats, all farking kinds of boobytraps....

But this... this.... How do you fight a lengthening tube of plastic that - when you blow up one - automatically sends out another? Or maybe the come in groups: a hundred tubes that search all the tunnel walls looking for any opening, no matter how small.

And the hissing, the implacable hissssssssssssing of the tubes, as they slither forward like alien snakes of apparently infinite length, leaking air BUT STILL COMING... immortal, constantly renewed no matter how many you "kill"..... That is true horror, in the dark, in the tunnels.

The payloads at the ends of the tubes are another matter altogether. HE? FAE? Or maybe just a camera and a GPS unit that "paints" the tunnel when it finds you, and guides a smart burrowing munition dropped from an orbiting AC-130 gunship....

Or maybe it's followed by a "Spot" robot armed with a bomb, or a fletchett machine gun that cycles at 1,000 rounds a second and carries 50,000 rounds of ammo....

You're well and truly farked.

It would also be a Bangalore Torpedo that could be deployed anywhere, including our warm, snuggly tunnels. Deploy the thing a few hundred feet inside, replace the air that's inflating it with propane or something a tad more energetic and light it off, from a distance, around a corner...


With a bit of R&D you could suss out how to initiate it just inside the entrance and build a pressure wave just in front of the detonating point, pushing down the tunnel ahead of the fire and probably persisting a considerable distance beyond the terminal end of your MarK I Rattlesnake System...
 
2021-04-17 10:39:45 PM  

Jeff5: Jeff5: Harlee: Jeff5: Gonna put old-school "tunnel rats" out of business...


Imagine the horror. No, seriously. Imagine that you're an irregular, or a guerilla fighter. And you've dug a network of tunnels down inside the earth. You know how to deal with the enemy who sends occasional "tunnel rats" down into your network: ambush, attacking from hidden tunnels and sally ports, fighting retreats, all farking kinds of boobytraps....

But this... this.... How do you fight a lengthening tube of plastic that - when you blow up one - automatically sends out another? Or maybe the come in groups: a hundred tubes that search all the tunnel walls looking for any opening, no matter how small.

And the hissing, the implacable hissssssssssssing of the tubes, as they slither forward like alien snakes of apparently infinite length, leaking air BUT STILL COMING... immortal, constantly renewed no matter how many you "kill"..... That is true horror, in the dark, in the tunnels.

The payloads at the ends of the tubes are another matter altogether. HE? FAE? Or maybe just a camera and a GPS unit that "paints" the tunnel when it finds you, and guides a smart burrowing munition dropped from an orbiting AC-130 gunship....

Or maybe it's followed by a "Spot" robot armed with a bomb, or a fletchett machine gun that cycles at 1,000 rounds a second and carries 50,000 rounds of ammo....

You're well and truly farked.

It would also be a Bangalore Torpedo that could be deployed anywhere, including our warm, snuggly tunnels. Deploy the thing a few hundred feet inside, replace the air that's inflating it with propane or something a tad more energetic and light it off, from a distance, around a corner...

With a bit of R&D you could suss out how to initiate it just inside the entrance and build a pressure wave just in front of the detonating point, pushing down the tunnel ahead of the fire and probably persisting a considerable distance beyond the terminal end of your MarK I Rattlesnake System...


Of course, a 1,000 foot long fire snake going off in a tunnel may reduce the available oxygen in tunnels not directly affected by the blast, so it should probably have a warning label...
 
2021-04-17 10:45:43 PM  

sinko swimo: Harlee: Jeff5: Gonna put old-school "tunnel rats" out of business...


Imagine the horror. No, seriously. Imagine that you're an irregular, or a guerilla fighter. And you've dug a network of tunnels down inside the earth. You know how to deal with the enemy who sends occasional "tunnel rats" down into your network: ambush, attacking from hidden tunnels and sally ports, fighting retreats, all farking kinds of boobytraps....

But this... this.... How do you fight a lengthening tube of plastic that - when you blow up one - automatically sends out another? Or maybe the come in groups: a hundred tubes that search all the tunnel walls looking for any opening, no matter how small.

And the hissing, the implacable hissssssssssssing of the tubes, as they slither forward like alien snakes of apparently infinite length, leaking air BUT STILL COMING... immortal, constantly renewed no matter how many you "kill"..... That is true horror, in the dark, in the tunnels.

The payloads at the ends of the tubes are another matter altogether. HE? FAE? Or maybe just a camera and a GPS unit that "paints" the tunnel when it finds you, and guides a smart burrowing munition dropped from an orbiting AC-130 gunship....

Or maybe it's followed by a "Spot" robot armed with a bomb, or a fletchett machine gun that cycles at 1,000 rounds a second and carries 50,000 rounds of ammo....

You're well and truly farked.

i'll admit i'm a little farked up right now but damn, you should be an author. the picture you painted freaked me right out. do consider knocking out a novel. it's really not that difficult.


Working on it.
 
2021-04-17 11:35:39 PM  
So pretty much how they line sewer laterals.

/and have been doing so for about 45 years.
 
2021-04-18 7:29:28 AM  
Military? Maybe. Porn? Oh god yes. Emergency room porn production visits from using this thing? Fark ready headlines in the near future.
 
2021-04-18 7:33:31 AM  

Harlee: Jeff5: Gonna put old-school "tunnel rats" out of business...


Imagine the horror. No, seriously. Imagine that you're an irregular, or a guerilla fighter. And you've dug a network of tunnels down inside the earth. You know how to deal with the enemy who sends occasional "tunnel rats" down into your network: ambush, attacking from hidden tunnels and sally ports, fighting retreats, all farking kinds of boobytraps....

But this... this.... How do you fight a lengthening tube of plastic that - when you blow up one - automatically sends out another? Or maybe the come in groups: a hundred tubes that search all the tunnel walls looking for any opening, no matter how small.

And the hissing, the implacable hissssssssssssing of the tubes, as they slither forward like alien snakes of apparently infinite length, leaking air BUT STILL COMING... immortal, constantly renewed no matter how many you "kill"..... That is true horror, in the dark, in the tunnels.

The payloads at the ends of the tubes are another matter altogether. HE? FAE? Or maybe just a camera and a GPS unit that "paints" the tunnel when it finds you, and guides a smart burrowing munition dropped from an orbiting AC-130 gunship....

Or maybe it's followed by a "Spot" robot armed with a bomb, or a fletchett machine gun that cycles at 1,000 rounds a second and carries 50,000 rounds of ammo....

You're well and truly farked.


Fill it with mustard gas.
 
2021-04-18 3:07:08 PM  

Harlee: Jeff5: Gonna put old-school "tunnel rats" out of business...


Imagine the horror. No, seriously. Imagine that you're an irregular, or a guerilla fighter. And you've dug a network of tunnels down inside the earth. You know how to deal with the enemy who sends occasional "tunnel rats" down into your network: ambush, attacking from hidden tunnels and sally ports, fighting retreats, all farking kinds of boobytraps....

But this... this.... How do you fight a lengthening tube of plastic that - when you blow up one - automatically sends out another? Or maybe the come in groups: a hundred tubes that search all the tunnel walls looking for any opening, no matter how small.

And the hissing, the implacable hissssssssssssing of the tubes, as they slither forward like alien snakes of apparently infinite length, leaking air BUT STILL COMING... immortal, constantly renewed no matter how many you "kill"..... That is true horror, in the dark, in the tunnels.

The payloads at the ends of the tubes are another matter altogether. HE? FAE? Or maybe just a camera and a GPS unit that "paints" the tunnel when it finds you, and guides a smart burrowing munition dropped from an orbiting AC-130 gunship....

Or maybe it's followed by a "Spot" robot armed with a bomb, or a fletchett machine gun that cycles at 1,000 rounds a second and carries 50,000 rounds of ammo....

You're well and truly farked.


Use hydrogen gas instead of air.  When you've detected a sufficient number of enemies hiding, just the light the tube.  The next robot will find its way around the remains as it looks for the rest of the tunnel.
 
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