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Comment Re:Its long known you can do this using microwaves (Score 1) 341

...with antennas to remotely disable machines. I've known people make them. However the issue was that 2.4GHz* would cause people to go blind if you hit them with it (due to the clear liquid in your eyes turning milky). As such I don't think this will ever be used in anything other than a war setting, and even then, if you're going to cook the occupants to death, you might as well hit them with a conventional explosive, probably a nicer way to go.

TFA doesn't mention which microwaves they use, perhaps they other other ones which do not affect humans so much.

The burden placed on the enemy of caring for the suddenly disabled is considered part of warfare and is in fact more damaging to the enemy than simply killing them. War is ugly.

Comment Obligatory Sun Tzu (Score 4, Insightful) 376

It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle. - Sun Tzu

I'd be willing to be the Obama campaign has an account somewhere that has liked Mitt as well.

Comment Re:Just too far out (Score 1) 687

The educated adults realized that it is cost prohibitive to switch with no real benefit other than "everyone else is doing it". If I need to replace a bathroom fixture in my home that is already plumbed with .5" copper pipe I will need to have fixtures available that match that. There is all sorts of durable infrastructure already in place that will continue to need servicing for a long time. It is not really practical to change.

Comment Re:Back to the Future (Score 1) 658

I'd go for stock history for the next 100 years. It's easier to play ;) But yes - and that's the reason travel to the future will never be possible. Big bankers won't allow it :)

You're looking to get rich? That's way too easy....

Have you considered influencing/changing religious history? How one might prevail to influence the naive cultures of 6000 years ago and forward?...

I could become a GOD!!!!

You are right that is way better than just making money.

Comment Re:I have no fear of death. (Score 1) 813

What? Your 22K+ atheists donated $369 each while Just under 10K Christians donated $498 each. This of course ignores the problems with people self-identifying themselves into your neat little categories. Also ignores decades/centuries old established channels of charitable giving through Christian churches, and only gathers statistics through a relatively new web charity.

"Spock, did you see the looks on their faces?" "Yes, Captain, a sort of vacant contentment."