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Working lightsaber ‘the most dangerous laser ever created’
National Post ^ | 6-16-2010 | Victoria Wells

Posted on 06/17/2010 1:28:59 PM PDT by Red Badger

Star Wars fans rejoice: someone has finally succeeded in creating a working lightsaber. And it can be yours for only US$197.97.

Hong Kong company Wicked Lasers has manufactured “the most dangerous laser ever created,” a lightsaber with a blue beam that can burn retinas and set skin on fire.

The Spyder III Pro Arctic features a 1 watt laser the company warns is the most powerful portable laser available. The beam is a thousand times more powerful than sunlight on skin and the manufacturer warns it could cause cancer.

It’s definitely not something you want to give to your seven-year-old Star Wars fanatic.

Cautions Wicked Lasers:

Warning: Extremely dangerous is an understatement to 1W of laser power. At close range, this Class 4 beam will cause immediate and irreversable retinal damage. Use with extreme caution and use only when wearing proper safety goggles with an O.D. of 3+ is required and 4.4+ for longer exposures.

For your convenience, the Arctic comes packaged with free safety glasses.

World Lasers says it ships the lightsaber to over 70 countries, Canada included.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalpost.com ...


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KEYWORDS: cool; laser; weapon

1 posted on 06/17/2010 1:28:59 PM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

2 posted on 06/17/2010 1:30:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

What are you going call it

Death star???????


3 posted on 06/17/2010 1:30:40 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Red Badger
Still not able to lop off an arm in a bar fight.
4 posted on 06/17/2010 1:30:54 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (I am so immune to satire that I ate three Irish children after reading Swift's "A Modest Proposal")
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To: Red Badger

Sounds a prototype....needs to be a bit stronger....


5 posted on 06/17/2010 1:31:07 PM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: Red Badger

I’m still waiting on my real life R2D2.


6 posted on 06/17/2010 1:31:52 PM PDT by JenB987 (I'm still an American and 'til they take that away from me there's no day ruined. - El Rushbo)
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To: SevenofNine

Can you attach it to frickin’ sharks’ heads?


7 posted on 06/17/2010 1:32:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red Badger
COOL!!!
I want one


8 posted on 06/17/2010 1:35:00 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Red Badger

Something you can use to burn ants with besides the passe’ magnifying glass.


9 posted on 06/17/2010 1:42:03 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: WKUHilltopper

Ants, heck you drive your neighbors cat crazy!..............


10 posted on 06/17/2010 1:43:32 PM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. He's just some guy in the neighborhood.............)
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To: Red Badger
That would make a great laser pointer ... and if some moron starts interrupting my presentation with idiotic and irrelevant questions, or ludicrous objections illogically derived from false premises ...

What was that about retinal damage again???

11 posted on 06/17/2010 1:45:00 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Red Badger

and unfortunately illegal to ship to the US


12 posted on 06/17/2010 1:45:43 PM PDT by JWinNC (www.anailinhisplace.net)
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To: WKUHilltopper

“Something you can use to burn ants with besides the passe’ magnifying glass.”

Cool! I can burn ants, even at night!

Lord knows it will take many days (and even more nights) to burn all the dang fire ants in Texas!


13 posted on 06/17/2010 1:47:58 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (Hey Congress: Go Conservative or Go Home!)
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When the lightsabre is invented, it will not be made of light. Light will be a byproduct of the blade. The blade itself will be made of positrons.


14 posted on 06/17/2010 1:52:48 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (30-year smoker, E-Cigs helped me quit, and O wants me back smoking again?)
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To: ExTxMarine
Lord knows it will take many days (and even more nights) to burn all the dang fire ants in Texas!

Unless you break out the gasoline and matches. A coworker of mine did that years ago at a building materials company. We were loading some 16' siding onto a flatbed. When he reached under a stack, he put his hand into a large fire ant mound. He got so mad he doused it with gasoline and threw a match on it. Took him a while to dig all the way down to the source to put the fire out. But ... no more ants in that mound.

15 posted on 06/17/2010 1:54:57 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Red Badger

Consumer Reporter: Good evening, and welcome to the holiday edition of “Consumer Probe”. Our topic tonight is unsafe toys for children. For instance, this little bow and arrow set. [ holds up ] Pull the rubber suctions off, and the arrows become deadly missiles.

[ cut to full shot, showing Irwin Mainway seated to Joan’s right ]

We have with us tonight, Mr. Irwin Mainway, President of Mainway Toys. Uh, Mr. Mainway, your company manufactures the following so-called harmless playthings: Pretty Peggy Ear-Piercing Set, Mr. Skin-Grafter, General Tron’s Secret Police Confession Kit, and Doggie Dentist. And what about this innocent rubber doll, which you market under the name Johnny Switchblade? [ holds up doll ] Press his head, and two sharp knives spring from his arms. [ demonstrates ] Mr. Mainway, I’m afraid this is, by no means, a very safe toy.

Irwin Mainway: Okay, Miss, I wanna correct you, alright. The full name of this product, as it appears in stores all over the county, is Johnny Switchblade: Adventure Punk. I mean, nothing goes wrong.. little girls buy ‘em, you know, they play games, they make up stories, nobody gets hurt. I mean, so Barbie takes a knife once in a while, or Ken gets cut. You know, there’s no harm in that. I mean, as far as I can see, you know?

Consumer Reporter: Alright. Fine. Fine. Well, we’d like to show you another one of Mr. Mainway’s products. It retails for $1.98, and it’s called Bag O’ Glass. [ holds up bag of glass ] Mr. Mainway, this is simply a bag of jagged, dangerous, glass bits.

Irwin Mainway: Yeah, right, it’s you know, it’s glass, it’s broken glass, you know? It sells very well, as a matter of fact, you know? It’s just broken glass, you know?

Consumer Reporter: [ laughs ] I don’t understand. I mean, children could seriously cut themselves on any one of these pieces!

Irwin Mainway: Yeah, well, look - you know, the average kid, he picks up, you know, broken glass anywhere, you know? The beach, the street, garbage cans, parking lots, all over the place in any big city. We’re just packaging what the kids want! I mean, it’s a creative toy, you know? If you hold this up, you know, you see colors, every color of the rainbow! I mean, it teaches him about light refraction, you know? Prisms, and that stuff! You know what I mean?

Consumer Reporter: So, you don’t feel that this product is dangerous?

Irwin Mainway: No! Look, we put a label on every bag that says, “Kid! Be careful - broken glass!” I mean, we sell a lot of products in the “Bag O’” line.. like Bag O’ Glass, Bag O’ Nails, Bag O’ Bugs, Bag O’ Vipers, Bag O’ Sulfuric Acid. They’re decent toys, you know what I mean?

Consumer Reporter: Well, I guess we could say that all of your toys are really unsafe and should rightfully be banned from the market. I guess I would just like to know what happened to the good ol’ teddy bear.

Irwin Mainway: Hold on a minute, sister. I mean, we make a teddy bear. It’s right here. [ picks up giant teddy bear ] It’s got a nice little feature here, you see? I’ll hold it up here. We call it a Teddy Chainsaw Bear. [ revs chainsaw in teddy bear’s stomach ] I mean, a kid plays with saws, he can cut logs with it, you know what I mean.

Consumer Reporter: Well, this is certainly a very sad situation. One of the precious joys of Christmas warped by a ruthless profiteer like yourself.

Irwin Mainway: Well, that’s just your opinion, you know what I mean?

Consumer Reporter: Well, I just don’t understand why you can’t make harmelss toys like these alphabet blocks. [ points to blocks ]

Irwin Mainway: C’mon, this is harmless? Alright, okay, you call this harmless? [ holds block in hand ] I mean.. [ plays with block and fakes injury ] Aagghh!! I got a splinter in here, look at that! This is wood! This is unsanded wood, it’s rough!

Consumer Reporter: Alright, that’s enough of this ridiculous display. [ holds toy phone ] Here is another creative toy, safe enough for a baby!

Irwin Mainway: [ grabs phone ] You say it’s safe, I mean, look at this cord.. the kid is on the phone - “Hello? Hello?” - then.. [ twists cord around his neck, screams, and falls backward in chair ] You know what I mean? It’s an example! You see my point, a dangerous toy like that?

Consumer Reporter: Well, let’s try this one. What about this little foam play ball? I mean, even you, Mr. Mainway, can’t find anything dangerous about this. Huh?

Irwin Mainway: [ takes ball, bounces it on table, then shoves it in his throat and feigns choking ]

Consumer Reporter: That’s all the time we have for “Consumer Probe” this week.

[ show fades black ]

http://snltranscripts.jt.org/76/76jconsumerprobe.phtml


16 posted on 06/17/2010 1:55:42 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: dfwgator

RIP OFF LOL!

What you going name the next project

Alan Parson Project LOL!

OR YES


17 posted on 06/17/2010 2:01:21 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: SevenofNine

Ok, Darth!


18 posted on 06/17/2010 2:03:47 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Memo to Sharron Angle: STAY AWAY FROM JOHN MCCAIN!)
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To: dfwgator
and unfortunately illegal to ship to the US

I can almost guarantee if you order it from Hong Kong you will get it. I ordered an "illegal" 400mW Green Laser from a Hong Kong website "www.dragonlasers.com". They sent me an email saying not to worry if it was seized at customs, they would just keep resending it until it made it through. I received it first shot, no problems.

19 posted on 06/17/2010 2:19:09 PM PDT by apillar
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To: HangnJudge

That’s not the best Photoshop work I’ve ever seen. Is it melting or something, lol?


20 posted on 06/17/2010 2:23:28 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: al_c

“Unless you break out the gasoline and matches.”

Didn’t you hear? The EPA is now controlling the air quality in Texas! I can only imagine the Feds swarming my property because I poured gasoline into the earth (most of the liberal nuts are actively cringing at this idea alone) and then I struck a match to it!

I am pretty sure they would come in with guns blazing for my atrocious, inexcusable actions! /s (kinda)


21 posted on 06/17/2010 2:24:27 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (Hey Congress: Go Conservative or Go Home!)
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To: al_c
A friend of mine came up with a concept that makes a lot of sense. He suggested getting an inefficient 2 cycle engine and attaching a tube with a cone on the end of it to the exhaust. Put the cone over the mound and the carbon monoxide kills the ants. Because fire ants aerate their mounds, the CO permeates all the way through it.

I've never tried it, but it seems like it would beat covering your yard with poisons.

22 posted on 06/17/2010 2:26:11 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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“A friend of mine came up with a concept that makes a lot of sense.”

True, but nothing gives you as much satisfaction as a three foot tall flame coming off the top of a fire ant mound!

You can actually hear them screaming and dieing in agony! It’s GREAT!


23 posted on 06/17/2010 2:30:46 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (Hey Congress: Go Conservative or Go Home!)
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To: Red Badger

cool


24 posted on 06/17/2010 2:46:39 PM PDT by phockthis
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To: ExTxMarine

I tried black powder Once...it just scattered the ants over a 40 foot radius. Nice effects with the mushroom cloud though.


25 posted on 06/17/2010 3:27:30 PM PDT by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, you know chances will be taken that's for sure.)
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To: ExTxMarine

Fighting those fire ants with fire? Laser fire? LOL


26 posted on 06/18/2010 8:40:06 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: apillar; dfwgator; Lazamataz; SoothingDave; Cyber Liberty; patton; MHGinTN; Texan5
and unfortunately illegal to ship to the US

I can almost guarantee if you order it from Hong Kong you will get it. I ordered an “illegal” 400mW Green Laser from a Hong Kong website “www.dragonlasers.com”.

Oh. Darn. My mistake. Thought you got a 400 MegaWatt laser there and got a little excited.

27 posted on 06/18/2010 9:00:42 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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