Interesting Comment Regarding What They're Really Capable OfSubmitted by JoeDanger on Thu, 07/04/2013 - 13:16
it's dated a couple years, but I thought it was interesting.
"i was in the USMC guarding some of the odder tech at Aberdeen, i wouldn't doubt it. i saw a towed laser array that was designed to vaporize the retinas of hundreds of people simultaneously. I asked the project head, a Dr. Sterns, i think...if that was an obvious violation of the Geneva convention's articles against weapons designed to maim. He laughed and said "yeah, if we deployed it overseas." He was grinning. Evil exists. It's the wall we put between 'us' and 'them' that makes 'their' suffering our joy. Goddamned engineers."
"GI bill. College. Working internship. I'm a Cathar, i don't live to work/breed/die, I want to know as much as i can, and spread the knowledge to whomever receives it willingly. We make terrible soldiers and good scientists. I wish i was making that up, about the laser array. That was the most disheartening thing i've ever seen. Also saw the AWE pod (parachute-dropped robot turret that tracked and killed everything that moved with a 5mm chaingun,unless you had the proper radio tag)and DREAD gun (no barrel, used rotational force and could stack rounds so closely together that you could 'erase' a wall brick by brick) , a railgun in operation, and the effects of a crude plasma cannon on human cadavers. Downside...i never got to go overseas."
link to dreadgun - http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/dread-silent--monster-wea...