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New 4100 Lumen Flashlight Can Set Things On Fire

ScuttleMonkey posted more than 6 years ago | from the no-telling-ghost-stories-with-this-baby dept.

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i4u writes "Engadget is reporting that Wicked Lasers has introduced The Torch. It is the world's brightest and most powerful flashlight. The Flashlight is capable of melting plastic, lighting paper on fire within seconds, and if you like, fry an egg or a marshmallow on a stick. At 4100 lumens, The Torch is 100 lumens more powerful than The Polarion Helios, the former most powerful flashlight, and retails for around $300. The Torch is apparently also undergoing review at the Guinness Book of World Records."

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Campfires! (5, Funny)

San-LC (1104027) | more than 6 years ago | (#22212922)

It would make campfire storytelling even more interesting! "Here's the tale of the man whose face melted off, oooOoooOoohhh AGHH MY FACE IS FALLING OFF!" Subsequently, many camp counselors have crapped their pants at the mere thought.

Omg (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22212936)

It pumps out so much light that there is a recoil when you switch it on!

Re:Omg (5, Informative)

Arthur B. (806360) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213336)

about 2.10^-8 Newton per steradian

(4100/683/c)

Re:Omg (5, Funny)

bar-agent (698856) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213358)

This flashlight had better make a sound like "bwwOOOWWWWMMMmmmm" when you turn it on.

Re:Omg (-1, Redundant)

VolciMaster (821873) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213474)

the *other* obligatory...

Imagine a Beowulf cluster of THOSE!

What this looks like... (-1, Redundant)

Wowsers (1151731) | more than 6 years ago | (#22212940)

This looks like a very illuminating flash light.

Oblig... (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22212998)

4000 lumens should be enough for anyone...

Excellent (taps fingertips together) (1, Funny)

$RANDOMLUSER (804576) | more than 6 years ago | (#22212948)

Won't be long before we have phasers.

Re:Excellent (taps fingertips together) (1)

eviloverlordx (99809) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213188)

We just need to buy a few of these, then build a ship around them. I hear Enterprise is a good name...

Re:Excellent (taps fingertips together) (1)

Enlightenment (1073994) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213246)

Turns out you can actually peel paint with just an LED flashlight and the lens from a DVD burner. The future is now!

warning labels (5, Insightful)

LM741N (258038) | more than 6 years ago | (#22212950)

Last time I bought an extension cord it had 4 different warning labels I had to take off. I wonder how many warning labels this flashlight will carry?
Welcome to the Nanny Nation.

Re:warning labels (4, Insightful)

riseoftheindividual (1214958) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213070)

I wish it was only warning labels. After reading TFA and watching that video, all I could think was "I better order before it's banned". Nanny nation indeed.

Re:warning labels (5, Insightful)

apathy maybe (922212) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213096)

What the fuck? Why shouldn't it have a shit load of warning labels? I can understand you complaining about an extension cord (though seriously, some people are stupid enough to need them), but a light that can burn shit?

It is fucking dangerous! Maybe you think that chainsaws shouldn't have warning labels as well? "Mummy what happens if I do this? Ahhhhhhhhhhhh" (though actually, all the chainsaws I've handled recently have quite good safety features).

Re:warning labels (2, Insightful)

pla (258480) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213322)

Why shouldn't it have a shit load of warning labels?

Well, because anyone paying $300 for the world's brightest flashlight didn't buy it just so they can find their way to the electric panel after a breaker blows. They bought it because it can melt plastic. Thus, telling them as much merely insults us all, rather than providing any potential safety to the end user.

Warning labels don't protect those of us with two neurons to rub together; They keep people in the gene pool who Darwin-the-Lifeguard needs to toss out ASAP.

Re:warning labels (3, Insightful)

shawn(at)fsu (447153) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213400)

Well it does kind of look like a regular mag lite at least looking at the picture on TFA. If it does look like a normal flashlight one would hope it has a warning not for the buyer but for the safety of others where it is kept.

Re:warning labels (5, Insightful)

pla (258480) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213576)

one would hope it has a warning not for the buyer but for the safety of others where it is kept.

Quiz time - You just bought a cool black anodized aluminum high-powered flashlight, with a huge ugly orange sticker on the handle warning you not to look at the beam. Do you:

A) Have the warning professionally engraved directly onto the barrel of the flashlight, so it can never wear off,
B) Remove that sucker before you even put in the batteries,
C) Leave the sticker alone, ruining the look of your new toy, or
D) Take it back to the store and ask for one with a more permanantly-affixed label?

Re:warning labels (5, Insightful)

syukton (256348) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213584)

They keep people in the gene pool who Darwin-the-Lifeguard needs to toss out ASAP.

People like the child/wife/friend/visitor who picks up this neat little flashlight and, while remarking "I hate these maglite knock-offs" proceeds to permanently blind themselves?

As another commenter pointed out, you can't use the design and form-factor of a harmless device when packaging an extremely dangerous device, because you will confuse and possibly harm people unintentionally. Would you package rat poison to look like candy bars or perhaps like a nice slice of deliciously moist cake? Warning labels protect people. They may not serve to protect the buyer of a given device, because they generally tend to know what they're buying and what it's used/not used for; but it can serve to protect somebody unfamiliar with the device, somebody who may happen upon it by random chance. If I owned one of these lights, I would have a sticker on it that said "DO NOT POINT AT FACE. EVER. SRSLY."

Re:warning labels (5, Funny)

Ultra64 (318705) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213372)

It is fucking dangerous! Maybe you think that chainsaws shouldn't have warning labels as well?

Of course they shouldn't. If someone is so brain damaged that they can't figure out that a SAW can hurt them, why shouldn't they suffer the consequences?

You can't protect stupid people from themselves, and you shouldn't try. It just encourages the spread of stupidity among the general population.

Re:warning labels (5, Insightful)

Pojut (1027544) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213152)

I'm sorry to tell you this, but the reason that extension cord you bought had 4 different warning labels on it was because of morons that do something completely stupid, and then blame the manufacturer for not having a warning label telling you not to do it.

"Hey! There was nothing that said it was dangerous to chew on the cord while it was plugged in! Nor was their anything telling me I shouldn't plug a coffee pot, a space heater, and a PS3 onto the same cord! I should sue their asses!"

The above example may be a tad bit extreme (actually, it may not be...) but that is why those labels are there. If the company's lawyers could think of someone suing them over something, they would be stupid to not put a warning label on the product. Seeing as so many people would sue over so many little things (but NEVER over their own stupidity), a large number of labels go onto everyday products. Blame your fellow citizens for that gripe.

Re:warning labels (1)

ThinkingInBinary (899485) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213252)

Nor was their anything telling me I shouldn't plug a coffee pot, a space heater, and a PS3 onto the same cord!

Er, that's a legitimate warning label to have. Why shouldn't it warn you against plugging in too many high-power devices? I mean, you can't expect people to intuit how many things they can or can't plug in, so why not say "Do not plug in more than ___ Amps (or ___ Watts) into this cord!"

Re:warning labels (1)

Pojut (1027544) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213334)

I'm not saying that it shouldn't, I'm saying that it shouldn't have to. It should be common sense not to put that many high-draw devices on a single, whimpy cord.

At least, that's what they tell everyone that has been in elementary school for any length of time...

Re:warning labels (2, Funny)

EMeta (860558) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213466)

I would really appreciate it if all my extension cords were clearly labeled for recommended maximum voltage. I mean, sure I can figure I shouldn't put on too much, but knowing that figure each time I use it would be handy.

Re:warning labels (1)

Chirs (87576) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213410)

I don't know where you buy extension cords, but most of the ones I've seen *are* rated in terms of amps or watts. If they're not, then look at the wire guage that will be stamped or molded into the casing--generally for shorter distances #12 is good for 20A, #14 can handle 15A, and #16 can take 13A. For the really paranoid, drop those ratings down one step (so #12 for 15A) and you'll be laughing.

Re:warning labels (1)

pla (258480) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213480)

Er, that's a legitimate warning label to have

A legitimate risk does not make for a legitimate warning label. Anything that falls into the "mind-numbingly obvious" category should not need a warning label.


Why shouldn't it warn you against plugging in too many high-power devices

Because each of those annoying little tags wastes the end-user's money, as well as the time it takes to cut them all off.


I mean, you can't expect people to intuit how many things they can or can't plug in

Why not? I'll admit I consider most people abysmally stupid, but they should have a pretty good grasp of the idea that you can't safely run a 20ga 100ft cord from your basement to your garage "beer fridge".

Re:warning labels (1)

gnick (1211984) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213382)

There was nothing that said it was dangerous to chew on the cord while it was plugged in!
A bit off-topic, but I'll burn a little karma. I can personally testify that putting a hot phone-line across your tongue is very unpleasant. (Combination of having the bad habit of stripping wires with my teeth and being flaky enough to have forgotten that I'd plugged the line in in the other room to gauge length.) I did, however, have the good taste to sue neither the phone company nor the manufacturer of the reel of phone cable.

I'd hate to think that I'm part of the reason all of those warnings are on there...

Re:warning labels (4, Funny)

Pojut (1027544) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213460)

Don't take this the wrong way, but that sounded EXACTLY like something my Dad would say.

"So I'm sitting there, installing this new valve for a toilet...everything is going great, until I turn the water back on, twist the new valve open and realize that I didn't put any sealing tape on the threads. So water is flying everywhere, right? I quickly shut off the valve, and proceed to stand up to go back downstairs to shut off the water. Up I go, on my feet...down I go, on my back. Floors are slippery when they are wet. Don't forget that."

Re:warning labels (5, Insightful)

jayhawk88 (160512) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213332)

So let me get this straight: A company is building a device that can literally set things on fire with visible light, built to almost exactly duplicate the form, shape, and function of the traditional flashlight, a device that after ~100 years is nearly universally recognized and known to be relatively harmless. And you think that it should not come with a warning label of some kind?

Re:warning labels (2, Funny)

TheGratefulNet (143330) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213536)

built to almost exactly duplicate the form, shape, and function of the traditional flashlight

do you realize that in some countries, they call that a torch ?

I traveled to australia and when in a taxi, the driver asked me to open his glove box and hand him a torch. I was horrified! until I opened the box to see 'only' a flashlight there. "will this do?" "yeah, that's what I just asked you for".

really. they call them that 'down there'.

so why not *really* make a torch out of it? the name is already in place.

Re:warning labels (3, Funny)

GrievousMistake (880829) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213544)

We have updated the entry a little. It now says "Mostly harmless."

Re:warning labels (1)

MightyMartian (840721) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213394)

There are some dangers to extension cords that people aren't aware of. Everyone knows about using them after they've been damaged (ie, exposed wiring, broken-off ground plugs, etc.), but I'm amazed at the number of people that will use two or three fifty footers, risking damage to their electrical equipment, or more ominously, people that use low amp-rated cords with large-draw devices, and actually risking overheating and possibly fire.

Re:warning labels (1)

TheGratefulNet (143330) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213456)

5 warning labels, if you count the package of "do not eat's" that always seem to come along.

Re:warning labels (1)

Alsee (515537) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213514)

My hair dryer warning label says everything short of:

Caution: Do not use with wet hair
-

Re:warning labels (3, Funny)

FleaPlus (6935) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213562)

"Please do not shine flashlight into remaining face"

oh deary me (2, Funny)

Mipoti Gusundar (1028156) | more than 6 years ago | (#22212954)

The goggle's - they are not doing nothing!

Lumens War (4, Funny)

blankaBrew (1000609) | more than 6 years ago | (#22212964)

Now begins the lumens war.

Re:Lumens War (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22213270)

Begun the lumens war has.

This is actually a good idea (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22212972)

Think how much longer your batteries will last by using the light from the fires you start.

In other news... (3, Funny)

Char-i-o's (1195873) | more than 6 years ago | (#22212976)

a series of self-ignitions has been reported across the country...

Smokey the Bear 2008 (1)

lorenlal (164133) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213342)

It looks like the DEQ is going to need to revise their Smokey commercials. First, campfires, then cigarrettes, now kids walking around with their candle of death.

Once the weather warms up we should have a comparison of the Navy Rail gun vs. this thing over 15 minutes in a forest.

WOW!! (-1, Offtopic)

neo-mkrey (948389) | more than 6 years ago | (#22212980)

Just...wow!! I am speechless, I am totally without speech.

Re:WOW!! (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22213114)

I've been coming to Slashdot since 1998, and that is one of the most useless posts I have ever seen. Bravo, good fag.

Re:WOW!! (2, Funny)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213386)

I've been coming to Slashdot since 1998, and that is one of the most useless posts I have ever seen. Bravo, good fag.

I agree.

-Eric

Re:WOW!! (1)

Finallyjoined!!! (1158431) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213242)

Wish you were. Less noise.....

Power Ouchage (2, Funny)

zgregoryg (1061612) | more than 6 years ago | (#22212990)

Dang, the lights went out. Now where is my dissertation? Oh crap!

But what is the point? (5, Insightful)

apathy maybe (922212) | more than 6 years ago | (#22212992)

OK, I can understand having rather bright spotlights (for example, to go shooting), but I cannot understand what use this sort of light has for civilian usage.

It is far to dangerous to do many of the things that you often do with bright lights (for example, to go shooting), and so why?

Perhaps it says something in the article? Not that I can see... (Though it does say, 15 minute battery life! WTF is the point of it then?)

Re:But what is the point? (1)

Broken scope (973885) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213050)

Um, I thought spotlighting was illegal. Then again you may be using shooting differently from me.

Re:But what is the point? (1)

swillden (191260) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213304)

Um, I thought spotlighting was illegal.

Depends on what you're hunting, and where. In many areas you can hunt certain varmints with a spotlight.

This light wouldn't be a useful spotlighting tool, though.

Re:But what is the point? (2, Funny)

Torvaun (1040898) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213366)

Sure it would, and the meat's already cooked by the time you get there to field dress it.

This is perfect (1)

Stanistani (808333) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213510)

For a really good snipe hunt.
Hand the victim a burlap bag and this flashlight, tell him to head out into the bush and chirp like a pig for ten minutes, and then turn on the light...

Re:But what is the point? (3, Insightful)

show me altoids (1183399) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213082)

What use is a newborn baby? -- Benjamin Franklin

Re:But what is the point? (4, Funny)

Jaysyn (203771) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213256)

They grow up to be taxpayers.

- Every other politician

Re:But what is the point? (1)

jockeys (753885) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213230)

but I cannot understand what use this sort of light has for civilian usage. It is far to dangerous to do many of the things that you often do with bright lights

It doesn't need a use, it needs a market. People don't NEED hummers, either, but people buy them all the time. And what do you want to bet that the kinetic energy generated by a hummer at 70mph is more dangerous than a flashlight, no matter how bright?

Though it does say, 15 minute battery life! WTF is the point of it then?

This is not too uncommon for tactical flashlights. Most of mine only get 20-40 minutes of light before they are drained. The idea is to not run it all the time, but in bursts.

Re:But what is the point? (1)

Simon (S2) (600188) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213486)

but I cannot understand what use this sort of light has

IT BURNS THINGS!!!11

Re:But what is the point? (1)

FleaPlus (6935) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213492)

I wonder how useful it would be for self-defense. It's tricky trying to assault somebody if you can't even look in their direction.

oblig. (5, Funny)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213004)

Do not look into flashlight with remaining eye.

Frikken sharks (1)

h.ross.perot (1050420) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213006)

.. yea; but is it waterproof? for .. you know (All together now..)

I have one. It doesn't seem so bright (5, Funny)

unassimilatible (225662) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213030)

These are kind of cheap. At first it looked really bright, but I stared into it and after a while, the light is barely visible. I think it's defective.

Re:I have one. It doesn't seem so bright (2)

Mr. Sketch (111112) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213112)

Is that when the headaches started?

15 minutes? (2, Insightful)

KublaiKhan (522918) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213034)

With as little a battery life as that thing has, what real practical use could you get out of it?

Or are they anticipating the availability of those new high-capacity batteries with the nanosilicon structures in 'em?

It seems more and more apparent that the limitations of our technology are not so much money and materials, but power consumption. Much like Tim Taylor, we're always looking for 'MORE POWER!'

Re:15 minutes? (5, Funny)

AugustZephyr (989775) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213238)

You obviously have not considered the amount of fun you can have in 15 minutes with a flashlight that can light stuff on fire.

Re:15 minutes? (1)

KublaiKhan (522918) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213272)

Yes, I've considered it--not nearly enough by a factor of 4. I need at least an hour's worth of battery time with this thing, and there's no reason why I should have to keep swapping batteries...

Re:15 minutes? (1)

Morgon (27979) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213274)

When your skin is scorching, 15 minutes is a LONG TIME.

next up: TSA bans all flashlights from airplanes (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22213036)

next up: terrorists develop luminescent clothes.

YouTube Links (1)

micksam7 (1026240) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213040)

Since the wicked lasers page got slashdotted, here's a youtube link [youtube.com] to all the videos.

I can see it now... (2, Funny)

PirateBlis (1208936) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213060)

Are you a peeping tom? Ever get teased through those binoculars because she just won't take the rest of her clothing off? Well be teased no longer with The Torch! Burn away those pesky garmets within seconds so you can see exactly what you're spying for!

"Camping" (1)

AugustZephyr (989775) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213072)

Now I can have smores in my kitchen. Hopefully not a bonfire though.

Re:"Camping" (1)

EggyToast (858951) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213154)

You weren't waiting for this to cook smores in the kitchen, were you? If so, there's this great device called a Microwave that's been around for a while. Makes marshmallows nice & gooey and heats up the chocolate pretty well, too. About 25 seconds will do ya.

Re:"Camping" (1)

QMO (836285) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213426)

I guess my microwave is defective.
It heats up marshmallows, but it won't toast them.

I use the broiler.
Graham cracker square topped by chocolate square, topped by marshmallow.
Put an array of them on a cookie sheet, broil for a few seconds (watch them the whole time).
Perfect smores.

  We now return you to your regularly scheduled /.

Fun toy (1)

flatcat (464267) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213080)

Who needs a magnifying glass and a bright sunny day?

Them ants don't stand a chance!

Now if only I can get a set for my car to combat those HID lights. I could really burn their eyes out.

Re:Fun (Second Amendment) toy (1)

KudyardRipling (1063612) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213498)

Retrofit the diode into a laser level or a Scophony-like scanner box made from laser printer image scanner assemblies (synchronized rotating mirrors mounted at right angles to sweep a raster).

New and improved (3, Funny)

hansamurai (907719) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213086)

Let me know when you make a Fleshlight version.

Re:New and improved (2, Funny)

gnick (1211984) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213550)

If you're shopping for a Fleshlight that sets things on fire, you've got some real issues to sort out...

Re:New and improved (5, Funny)

Alsee (515537) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213572)

Mom! Help! Come to the basement quick!
My penis is on fire again!

-

Re:New and improved (1)

San-LC (1104027) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213596)

Talk about some hot lovin'. Bow chicka wow wow.

I was feeling down (1)

ptr2004 (695756) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213098)

and this article just brightened up my day !!!

I can beat that... (4, Funny)

Bob-taro (996889) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213122)

My invention, "An Actual Torch" can set things on fire in even less time. It also has a much more disperse beam so it illuminates a wide area. The only drawback is it has a much shorter range. But then again on the plus side, it can't be accidentally used to destroy airplanes.

Yes but (0)

hcdejong (561314) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213136)

does it run on Aqua Regia?

Inefficient and Un-Impressed (1)

Timberwolf0122 (872207) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213156)

Great so what percentage of the battery is being dumped out as heat? Surley an array of high bright LED's could kickout more light and almost no heat?

Re:Inefficient and Un-Impressed (1)

Stereodude (1228710) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213374)

That's hard to say. It really depends if it's an incandescent or HID. If it's a HID then no. HID bulbs are quite efficient even compared to the latest LEDs. However, judging from the low price price I'd say it's not a HID.

Re:Inefficient and Un-Impressed (1)

Lane.exe (672783) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213570)

The heat is sort of the point. I don't want a really bright flashlight. I want a "laser."

Oblig (1)

navygeek (1044768) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213172)

*singing off key* This little light of mine... I'm gonna let it shine... This little light of mine...

Re:Oblig (1)

CaptainCaustic (746320) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213296)

I had to read it twice. At first I thought it a was a new product called "The iTorch"
Kind of a niche market if it was

Kinda defeats the purpose.... (1)

zoltamatron (841204) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213178)

....of having a really bright flashlight when everything you shine it on in the dark turns black....

Stupid warning labels (1)

Zocalo (252965) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213182)

I guess they wanted to top the warning label "Do not look into laser with remaining eye".

If Wicked Lasers puts a sticker on there that reads "Do not look into torch with remains of skull!", this thing will probably sell like the wildfires it's going to end up starting...

Hum.. (1)

mustafap (452510) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213198)

I can just see my 10 year old now: "Oh, a torch! Now a can read under the bed covers."
There's going to be a few Darwin Awards generated from this toy.

Can a product be Slashdotted? (1)

tripmine (1160123) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213202)

I'm guessing something this awesome is going to get sold out pretty fast.

A flashlight, a paperclip, a rubberband... (1)

kaellinn18 (707759) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213208)

MacGuyver would have a field day with this thing!

The only question is... (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22213210)

Will it blend?

It's the Eye of Ishtar! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22213216)

Now we can rescue the mole people from their subterranean overlords.

4100 Lumen is certainly no world record holder... (5, Informative)

Stereodude (1228710) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213218)

This thing is total weak sauce compared to some of the home-brew / modified flashlights people have over at the Candlepower forums. In fact one of them (Maxablaster) is featured in this month's Popular Science on the How2.0 page. Apparently Guinness will only consider production flashlights for their records.

Regardless, I'd link to some of them, but the forums there have enough time staying up as it is and they don't need the extra traffic. Here's a beam shot of the Maxablaster shining on some clouds 4 miles up. http://img231.imageshack.us/my.php?image=spotoncloud2dp4ta1.jpg [imageshack.us]

purpose? (1)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213222)

is this for mounting on the aboveforementioned railgun?

i think the rail gun might need a padded gun stock before it needs this sighting tool though

Reminds me of a short story I read once (1)

kalpol (714519) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213250)

I can't remember the name of this story, but the plot was that someone had invented a fast-time bubble...you got in it and time passed extremely fast for you on the inside, making the outside world appear to be frozen, or move very very slowly. Someone stole it and ran around killing people by shining a flashlight on them from inside the field, burning them to death.

Fire? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22213254)

Ummmm don't we have enough forest fires?

coming soon (3, Funny)

Khashishi (775369) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213260)

waterproof shark harness

I can see it now... (5, Funny)

PirateBlis (1208936) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213276)

Are you a Peeping Tom? Does the person you're "watching" often tease you through your binoculars because she won't remove that silly bra? Well get teased no more! New from Wicked Lasers, it's The Torch!!! Now, just point The Torch at your obsession, press the button, and burn away those pesky garments in seconds!!! Do yourself a favor and see what you've really wanted to see! Buy The Torch!!! 30 easy payments of $10 per week. Act now!

Cool! An Anne Hathaway/Minnie Driver love scene! (1)

Impy the Impiuos Imp (442658) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213300)

"Do not shine in eyes."

Galvanic Lucifer (1)

georgewad (154339) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213314)

A mere toy in comparison to the Galvanic Lucifer.

ObStephenson (3, Informative)

Dr. Manhattan (29720) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213384)

Ah, it's no Galvanick Lucipher [candlepowerforums.com] .

In other news (1)

valentyn (248783) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213416)

- speakers so loud, they can demolish buildings
- perfume so strong, you can use it for riot control
- food so nutricious, it will kill you

I mean, what's the use of a flashlight so strong? Ran out of matches, is that it?

Light saber? (1)

buzzthebattlecat (1173317) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213462)

How far away are we from this. I can't wait, but I would probably chop my own arm off anyway. Remember playing with flash lights over the camp fire? You are guaranteed you to win every time.
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