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The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-03-25 22:50
  Subject:   [Digg] The unblinking eye of our machine conquerors subjugates all!
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the UNBLINKING EYE OF PAIN


http://news.com.com/2300-1008_3-6053812-1.html?tag=ne.gall.pg

A brainwashed human slave inspects the UNBLINKING EYE OF PAIN, which will be used by our future robot masters to cast fire and agony down upon our weak, feeble flesh. Mounted on a 747, the UNBLINKING EYE OF PAIN is a chemically pumped megawatt class laser capable of melting steel in milliseconds, and a human face in much less.

All hail the new metal race! Death to the puny fleshlings! Victory to the machines!!
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Alex Belits: iskra
  User: abelits
  Date: 2006-03-26 07:58 (UTC)
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Actually CO2 laser produces infrared light, and water absorbs it pretty well.

And this is what is used to cut my servers' cases -- when the metal shop switched from punch presses to a laser cutter I was able to change parts to a more complex shape.
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osmium_ocelot
  User: osmium_ocelot
  Date: 2006-03-26 16:51 (UTC)
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okay, infrared does not equal heat. My poor use of words. However, the main effect of infrared radiation on an object is to cause it to heat up, and while water does absorb it pretty well, it doesn't absorb it nearly as well as something like steel or aluminum.
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