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U afraid of a little coherent light?
Posted by: SteveJobs
Date: December 20, 2005 12:23PM
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at 1,000 feet I'm surprised they could even see it.
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Re: U afraid of a little coherent light?
Posted by: MikeF
Date: December 20, 2005 01:14PM
It was probably a green laser. They're good for a lot longer ranges.
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Re: U afraid of a little coherent light?
Posted by: SteveJobs
Date: December 20, 2005 01:47PM
are green laser "pointers" widely available in stores?
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Re: U afraid of a little coherent light?
Posted by: MacMagus
Date: December 20, 2005 02:15PM
> are green laser "pointers" widely available in stores?

They are commonly available, but they aren't going to blind anyone from 1,000 feet.

There are powerful green lasers that can be ordered online and could do the job. Supposedly there is one (and only one) incident on record of somebody using one against an airplane (although pilots seem to like saying they've been blinded by laser pointers when they need some R&R).

If this guy is really brought into criminal court for shining a mere laser pointer onto the chopper, his expert witness is going to cream the prosecution.
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Re: U afraid of a little coherent light?
Posted by: onthedownlow
Date: December 20, 2005 06:29PM
Good thing people can't really get ahold of Blue laser pointers. : )
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