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Swanky new Vegas hotel’s ‘death ray’ proves inconvenient for some guests
Yahoo News Blog ^ | Wed Sep 29, 12:00 pm ET | By Brett Michael Dykes

Posted on 09/29/2010 6:42:18 PM PDT by Redcitizen

And here you thought bedbugs were the biggest source of anxiety for hotel guests.

Yes, guests at Vdara hotel in Las Vegas now have something else to worry about: being burned alive by the glare of the building's "death ray."

What the heck's a "death ray," you ask? Well, first off, it's not as deadly as it sounds, since no one has actually died from it -- at least not yet. But according to the U.K. Daily Mail, the powerful beams of Nevada sunlight reflecting off the glass hotel onto sections of the hotel's swimming pool area have burned some guests and have melted plastic bags.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: construction; lasvegas; napl; solar; zot
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See this could be advertised as a quick tanning perk and make a liability into a feature.
1 posted on 09/29/2010 6:42:24 PM PDT by Redcitizen
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To: Redcitizen

If you’re lounging by the pool you’re not gambling in the casinos and the casinos don’t like this.


2 posted on 09/29/2010 6:45:25 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Redcitizen

If it is marketed as a tanning feature, Obama will slap a 10% tax on all hotel guests.


3 posted on 09/29/2010 6:46:32 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Redcitizen

Reminded me of a copper clad convex awning I installed in downtown FW 15 years ago. It focused the sun such that it literally blistered the skin in a few seconds. We had to put up a plastic tarp hung on a boomlift to get some relief, but the sun reflected at the edges and caught the thing on fire! My first realization came as flaming drips of plastic fell on my back and head....


4 posted on 09/29/2010 6:46:34 PM PDT by metalcor
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To: Slings and Arrows

Check this out!


5 posted on 09/29/2010 6:48:36 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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To: Redcitizen

And the hotel could offer it a a service and not be liable to the special tax on tanning beds for obambacare.


6 posted on 09/29/2010 6:49:57 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: metalcor
I always marvel at this thing when I'm in Vegas. It just doesn't seem structurally possible.

7 posted on 09/29/2010 6:50:04 PM PDT by TSgt (Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho - 44th and current President of the United States)
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To: Grizzled Bear

May I suggest a pair of cheap sunglasses after that vegas all nighter..


8 posted on 09/29/2010 6:50:39 PM PDT by aces
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To: metalcor
My first realization came as flaming drips of plastic fell on my back and head....

Ah, the Texas sun. I lived in Dallas awhile... when I got there, I took the house plants out of the moving van first to get them out of the way. Put them on the back patio, went back to help with the unloading.

Later on, the truck finally pulls away, so I go to get the plants...

...they're toast.

9 posted on 09/29/2010 6:51:47 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: Redcitizen

Where are the pictures of the Vegas Bikini babes like we saw in “The Hangover”?


10 posted on 09/29/2010 6:52:19 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: Redcitizen


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

11 posted on 09/29/2010 6:54:56 PM PDT by The Comedian (Guns, Gold, Food - The guy with the guns ends up with all the gold and food.)
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To: Redcitizen

Here I thought you were talking about a Venus-technique warped wavefront beam. Google it.


12 posted on 09/29/2010 6:56:29 PM PDT by apoliticalone
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To: metalcor

That must have been a sizable sheet to focus that amount of sunlight to where it blisters the skin that fast. Amazing.


13 posted on 09/29/2010 6:56:46 PM PDT by Redcitizen
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To: Perdogg
Where are the pictures of the Vegas Bikini babes like we saw in “The Hangover”?

14 posted on 09/29/2010 6:57:28 PM PDT by TSgt (Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho - 44th and current President of the United States)
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To: Redcitizen

Ants meet magnifying glass


15 posted on 09/29/2010 6:57:32 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: TSgt

That’s RENO 911


16 posted on 09/29/2010 7:00:28 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: Redcitizen

You know, some window films actually reflect IR.


17 posted on 09/29/2010 7:02:35 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: The Comedian

Darth Vader: “Don’t be too proud of this technological terror you’ve constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.”


18 posted on 09/29/2010 7:02:46 PM PDT by Redcitizen
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To: Perdogg

Ooops! ;)


19 posted on 09/29/2010 7:04:22 PM PDT by TSgt (Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho - 44th and current President of the United States)
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To: apoliticalone

A person struck by this Venus-technique warped wavefront beam has a sudden interruption of all control of his heartbeat, and so his heart goes into instant, uncontrolled, and violent fibrillation.


20 posted on 09/29/2010 7:13:55 PM PDT by Redcitizen
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To: Perdogg
This pic should work. ;)
21 posted on 09/29/2010 7:15:22 PM PDT by Redcitizen
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To: Perdogg

more here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2510114/posts


22 posted on 09/29/2010 7:17:55 PM PDT by Redcitizen
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To: TSgt

Lookslike a stiff wind will blow it away or down.


23 posted on 09/29/2010 7:18:46 PM PDT by Redcitizen
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To: Redcitizen
powerful beams of Nevada sunlight reflecting off the glass hotel onto sections of the hotel's swimming pool area have burned some guests

Lawsuit coming in 5 . . . . 4 . . . . 3 . . . . 2 . . .

24 posted on 09/29/2010 7:20:36 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Redcitizen

It is definitely inconvenient to have your skin burned and your hair melted.


25 posted on 09/29/2010 7:20:50 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Kirkwood

Must be “fire” ants.


26 posted on 09/29/2010 7:23:52 PM PDT by Redcitizen
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To: Redcitizen
"Your sad devotion to that ancient religion has not helped conjure up the stolen data tapes, or given you clairvoyance to find the rebel's hidden fortr..."


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

27 posted on 09/29/2010 7:25:23 PM PDT by The Comedian (Guns, Gold, Food - The guy with the guns ends up with all the gold and food.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Just think of someone’s ruined plastic surgery from the “death ray”.


28 posted on 09/29/2010 7:25:23 PM PDT by Redcitizen
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To: Redcitizen

i Hung out in the sun by the pool for about 45 minutes once in Las Vegas.

I got the worst frigging burn of my life.
Every time i cracked a sweat it was like 10,000 needles going into my skin.

Never again.


29 posted on 09/29/2010 7:30:45 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: The Comedian

I find your lack of faith disturbing.


30 posted on 09/29/2010 7:32:26 PM PDT by Redcitizen
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Someone will fall asleep by the pool, get seriously burnt and complain that signs were not posted- thus a lawsuit.


31 posted on 09/29/2010 7:35:49 PM PDT by Redcitizen
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To: mnehring

LOL - too true!


32 posted on 09/29/2010 7:38:44 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Redcitizen
This bickering is pointless...


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

33 posted on 09/29/2010 7:41:01 PM PDT by The Comedian (Guns, Gold, Food - The guy with the guns ends up with all the gold and food.)
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To: Redcitizen

Yeah, but then they have to tax it for the health care bill.


34 posted on 09/29/2010 7:51:47 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: The Comedian

“You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.”

My favorite movie line. I think of it every time I see Nancy Pelosi and the Congress.


35 posted on 09/29/2010 7:55:24 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: mnehring

” If it is marketed as a tanning feature, Obama will slap a 10% tax on all hotel guests. “

In order to counter objections that this action would reduce business for the hotel, he will tax all non-guests 15%.


36 posted on 09/29/2010 8:13:44 PM PDT by Humble Servant
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To: TSgt

Looks like the bottom of Big Bummer’s tennis shoe about to squash us all.


37 posted on 09/29/2010 8:15:49 PM PDT by Humble Servant
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To: Redcitizen

The path of the “hot zone” changes daily ... :/


38 posted on 09/29/2010 8:30:15 PM PDT by Company Man
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To: Grizzled Bear; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Killing the customers is bad for business.


39 posted on 09/29/2010 8:30:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Company Man

Just like cooking a rotiserrie chicken.


40 posted on 09/29/2010 8:41:54 PM PDT by Redcitizen
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To: Redcitizen

HOT!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0HE7TC8y5g
Reflections


41 posted on 09/29/2010 8:43:30 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Killing the customers is bad for business.

The Dignitas Clinic disagrees.

42 posted on 09/29/2010 8:46:57 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (The Doctrine of Nachofication: The belief that everything tastes better with melted cheese.)
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To: I still care

New tagline...


43 posted on 09/29/2010 8:51:29 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Congress: “You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.”)
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To: I still care

Let’s try that one more time...


44 posted on 09/29/2010 8:52:10 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Congress: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.)
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To: Redcitizen
The Sauron Hotel and Casino?


45 posted on 09/29/2010 8:57:10 PM PDT by JRios1968 (What is the difference between 0bama and his dog, Bo? Bo has papers.)
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To: JRios1968

Grab me a souvenir T-shirt if you make it out of there. I hear they play Hotel California constantly at Sauron’s Casino.


46 posted on 09/29/2010 9:00:17 PM PDT by Redcitizen
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To: Redcitizen
Photobucket
47 posted on 09/29/2010 9:05:13 PM PDT by JRios1968 (What is the difference between 0bama and his dog, Bo? Bo has papers.)
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To: JRios1968

48 posted on 09/29/2010 9:25:05 PM PDT by Redcitizen
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To: JRios1968

An excellent post. =)


49 posted on 09/29/2010 9:27:15 PM PDT by Redcitizen
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To: Slings and Arrows
Killing the customers is bad for business.
So is burning a lawyer with a design flaw you knew about and failed to rectify.
50 posted on 09/29/2010 9:31:52 PM PDT by rmlew (You want change? Vote for the most conservative electable in your state or district.)
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