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Old 12-07-2008, 05:19 PM   #1  
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Take out the diode and make a laser gun that can light matches, pop balloons and sting co-workers!

http://www.engadget.com/2008/12/07/diy-james-bond-laser-gun-wont-make-you-anything-like-james-bo/



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Take out the diode and make a laser gun that can light matches, pop balloons and sting co-workers!

http://www.engadget.com/2008/12/07/diy-james-bond-laser-gun-wont-make-you-anything-like-james-bo/



LOL. I think I'll leave mine as it is and use it play what hd-dvds I have and sd dvds.
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Unless you can blind a pilot at 30,000 feet I'll not bother.
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LOL. I think I'll leave mine as it is and use it play what hd-dvds I have and sd dvds.
Same here, especially with the way Blu-ray is DNRing the value up on many HD DVDs, you can't have too many backups lying around.
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Same here, especially with the way Blu-ray is DNRing the value up on many HD DVDs, you can't have too many backups lying around.
You should get a PC drive Bruce and back'em up. I figure that's the safest way to maintain the collection.

I agree about the DNR on the Mummys. But I rented The Kingdom and didn't notice any. Hopefully it's a short lived practice.

I have my A20 hooked up. 360 add-on in the closet, and a PC drive for archival.



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I think if one made a series of focused lenses, we could intensify the beam. I'm thinking it would be good for burning small holes in Bobby Kotick, J Allard and others.
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I think if one made a series of focused lenses, we could intensify the beam. I'm thinking it would be good for burning small holes in Bobby Kotick, J Allard and others.
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If you ever get tired of BD and go back to your old hobby give me a call. A friend owns a sprinkler business so pipe is real easy to get. Lord knows I love a good explosion, lol.

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Take out the diode and make a laser gun that can light matches, pop balloons and sting co-workers!

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How hard are they overdriving that diode?

I've seen people play those tricks with the head from a DVD burner, but that diode is engineered to put out a very energetic beam to burn discs.

I don't think they ever planned for the blu laser diode to burn discs, I'm amazed they can get that kind of output.
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You should get a PC drive Bruce and back'em up. I figure that's the safest way to maintain the collection.

I agree about the DNR on the Mummys. But I rented The Kingdom and didn't notice any. Hopefully it's a short lived practice.

I have my A20 hooked up. 360 add-on in the closet, and a PC drive for archival.
I think you missed the point. It was a stupid joke.
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I think this sums up where my HD DVD player will end up:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH7S_Nwb8fU
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You are pathetic, ack bak.
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Haha. Truth hurts, eh Bruce
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Lemme tell ya something. I stumbled on how AMAZING the cd playback on the A-1 is today.

I have a very expensive sacd player and the A-1's cd player is equal to or better then the sacd player I have which costs 5 times the A-1's cost.

I'm VERY impressed. Anybody know what audio/cd components are in the A-1? Damn it sounds great.
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Haha. Truth hurts, eh Bruce
Truth be told, while Blu-ray is all we have going forward, many of the HD DVD titles out there will remain the only versions or the definitive versions thanks to Blu-ray DNR. Of course, those DNR'd versions are "good enough" (where have I heard that before? ) for Blu-ray fans, but some people want THE best PQ and I'm afraid those HD DVD players will be busy little beavers for quite a while. Of course, the Blu-ray players that were produced in the same time period will probably be worth much more in a few years.
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