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Genuinely scary (it's fiction at the moment). - 10/18/2019 6:57:14 PM   
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Saw this video on DUST today, and I am certain you can agree, "this is scary".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-2tpwW0kmU&fbclid=IwAR2OrCovhCtSBopZShlyWoeUrRjo_C5LXOQTMa3LngkL5fHT9e9VZ_Cd_AU

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RE: Genuinely scary (it's fiction at the moment). - 10/18/2019 7:09:55 PM   
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scfi today, is facts of tomorrow

Phasers, something from star trek?

yep, and no, nows in a weapon today, fact


https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a29198555/phaser-weapon-air-force/





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RE: Genuinely scary (it's fiction at the moment). - 10/18/2019 9:56:45 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: MrsWargamer

Saw this video on DUST today, and I am certain you can agree, "this is scary".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-2tpwW0kmU&fbclid=IwAR2OrCovhCtSBopZShlyWoeUrRjo_C5LXOQTMa3LngkL5fHT9e9VZ_Cd_AU


What would an emp pulse do to them?

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RE: Genuinely scary (it's fiction at the moment). - 10/18/2019 10:58:42 PM   
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IMO scary is when not everyone on the planet in 2019 doesn't have access to clean drinking water.

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RE: Genuinely scary (it's fiction at the moment). - 10/18/2019 10:58:55 PM   
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Well, likely as much as it would do to everything else :). Not an ideal solution.


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RE: Genuinely scary (it's fiction at the moment). - 10/19/2019 12:51:28 AM   
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But if you have 1 million drones killing off your population or your troops a blanket solution is about all there is. I wonder how much it would cost to build a Faraday Cage big enough for me my wife and my cats to live in. Hmmm.

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RE: Genuinely scary (it's fiction at the moment). - 10/19/2019 1:36:10 AM   
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You'd still be living in a cage?

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RE: Genuinely scary (it's fiction at the moment). - 10/19/2019 2:52:55 AM   
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Only till the drones were dead from the EMP.

Maybe a tin foil hat would work.

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RE: Genuinely scary (it's fiction at the moment). - 10/19/2019 3:24:23 AM   
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I doubt the drones could be emp proof but it is possible to make power sources EMP proof.

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RE: Genuinely scary (it's fiction at the moment). - 10/19/2019 4:10:40 AM   
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IMO scary is when not everyone on the planet in 2019 doesn't have access to clean drinking water.

Has there ever been a time when everyone had clean drinking water?

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RE: Genuinely scary (it's fiction at the moment). - 10/19/2019 6:35:42 AM   
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IMO scary is when not everyone on the planet in 2019 doesn't have access to clean drinking water.

Has there ever been a time when everyone had clean drinking water?


That precludes no one else having it?









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RE: Genuinely scary (it's fiction at the moment). - 10/19/2019 6:58:04 PM   
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It just occurred to me that one of the Hammer's Slammers stories has equipment like that. Except drones in it each has a gun (powergun, 1 cm caliber). Those were brought in by local mafia boss. One of the Hammer's agents hacked control and cleaned the town.

If anyone ever proposes selling that crap to public for anyone to buy like hunting rifles, he should be told in LOUD VOICE that those drones can be used against him.


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ORIGINAL: IslandInland

IMO scary is when not everyone on the planet in 2019 doesn't have access to clean drinking water.

Has there ever been a time when everyone had clean drinking water?


That precludes no one else having it?

It has been claimed that in time of Middle Ages, there was a place without good drinking water. All people there drank beer, even children. It has even been claimed that there wasn't drinking water anywhere and everyone drank beer everywhere. Of course the second claim isn't true but mistaken(?) exaggeration of the first.

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RE: Genuinely scary (it's fiction at the moment). - 10/19/2019 10:48:49 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Kuokkanen

It just occurred to me that one of the Hammer's Slammers stories has equipment like that. Except drones in it each has a gun (powergun, 1 cm caliber). Those were brought in by local mafia boss. One of the Hammer's agents hacked control and cleaned the town.

If anyone ever proposes selling that crap to public for anyone to buy like hunting rifles, he should be told in LOUD VOICE that those drones can be used against him.


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ORIGINAL: IslandInland


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ORIGINAL: Kuokkanen

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ORIGINAL: IslandInland

IMO scary is when not everyone on the planet in 2019 doesn't have access to clean drinking water.

Has there ever been a time when everyone had clean drinking water?


That precludes no one else having it?

It has been claimed that in time of Middle Ages, there was a place without good drinking water. All people there drank beer, even children. It has even been claimed that there wasn't drinking water anywhere and everyone drank beer everywhere. Of course the second claim isn't true but mistaken(?) exaggeration of the first.


Uhm...you need water to make beer soooo....

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RE: Genuinely scary (it's fiction at the moment). - 10/20/2019 8:51:52 AM   
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Genuinely scary is the term indeed! Thanks for sharing MrsWargamer!!!

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RE: Genuinely scary (it's fiction at the moment). - 10/21/2019 4:40:13 PM   
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ORIGINAL: MrsWargamer

Saw this video on DUST today, and I am certain you can agree, "this is scary".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-2tpwW0kmU&fbclid=IwAR2OrCovhCtSBopZShlyWoeUrRjo_C5LXOQTMa3LngkL5fHT9e9VZ_Cd_AU

That's good. It's a bit like Black Mirror's 'Hated In The Nation", which is worth a watch! ;)

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