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> Anders Sandberg wrote:
> > "Michael S. Lorrey" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > >
> > > Ha no. Just a miniaturized EMP/ECM device.
> > Which will of course zap nice electronics too. Why not instead
> > use a laser to blind the sensors? Maybe connected to a steering
> > system scanning for lens antireflex and pumping up the amplitude
> > when pointing in the right direction. A kind of privacy version
> > of the eye-popper laser discussed earlier as a non-lethal weapon
> > (!).
> Heh... close to twenty years ago, when I worked at Otrona (a
> portable microcomputer manufacturer) our production building was
> plagued with flies from a nearby agricultural area. A bunch of us
> brainstormed a flyzapper that would use microphones to triangulate
> on a target, with an elliptic dish and a spark gap at the near
> focus. Track the target until it crosses the range gate, then blow
> its wings off with the focused SNAP of the spark gap...
I don't quite understand. If the spark gap lies at the near
focus, what good is an elliptical dish? The fly must reach the near
focus for a kill, but then why have microphones? Please explain this
differently. Off-list is fine.
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