How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy (t3knomanser) wrote,
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy
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Lasers

My 100mw red laser arrived today. Your standard laser pointer has 5mw. What does this mean? Well, it means the dot is visible even in daylight, the beam itself is visible in dusk-dark conditions, and properly lensed, I have confirmed that I can set candles smoldering and black plastic. According to the stats, it has a visible range of five miles- which I don't really have the capacity to confirm, although I do intend to take it out this evening and drive my cats insane from a few miles away (kidding).

It's a pity the skyscrapers around here are all highly lit up at night- with the white marble sides, they'd make a great test for the overall range. Of course, that would also probably lead to a terror alert.

Side note: I need dark colored balloons and matches, since the videos online show the laser lighting matches and popping balloons.

Edit: A two-thousand foot visual test, naked-eye only, confirms a pretty impressive range. I'd love to find an area that I can use for a five mile test.
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