Blaster/Lasers/Phaser = Fail

Re: Blaster/Lasers/Phaser = Fail

Postby Tsukiyumi » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:48 pm

McAvoy wrote:Well good luck with the dodging bullet thing then Neo.


:lol:

Oh, right...
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I didn't say I can, I said "it's theoretically possible to do".
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Re: Blaster/Lasers/Phaser = Fail

Postby Nickswitz » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:34 pm

I think Mythbusters found that to be false actually.
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Re: Blaster/Lasers/Phaser = Fail

Postby stitch626 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:50 pm

Nickswitz wrote:I think Mythbusters found that to be false actually.

No they found dodging a sniper to be false. A handgun is much different than a sniper.
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Re: Blaster/Lasers/Phaser = Fail

Postby Nickswitz » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:53 pm

No, they found catching an arrow to be impossible, which is what was being talked about. I thought, although it's always confusing which quotes are pointing to which ideas, haha.
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Re: Blaster/Lasers/Phaser = Fail

Postby stitch626 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:31 am

Nickswitz wrote:No, they found catching an arrow to be impossible, which is what was being talked about. I thought, although it's always confusing which quotes are pointing to which ideas, haha.

Oh, I don't remember that ep, but I'm sure I missed a few.
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Re: Blaster/Lasers/Phaser = Fail

Postby Tsukiyumi » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:26 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLj8eK814o0

Ahem.

From what I understand about Mythbusters, they aren't always right.

Anyways, possible and likely are two different things.

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Nickswitz wrote:I think Mythbusters found that to be false actually.

No they found dodging a sniper to be false. A handgun is much different than a sniper.


.45 ACP travels at around 800 feet per second. A .308 rifle round travels at around 2,600 fps. Hell of a difference.
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Re: Blaster/Lasers/Phaser = Fail

Postby Tsukiyumi » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:53 pm

The argument was that blaster bolts could be dodged, but bullets can't. .45 ACP is about as fast as the high-end blaster rounds we see in the films. I'll repeat, you can see the bullet in flight. Also, by dodge, I don't mean matrix-style limboing under bullets; I mean reflex twitch to the side from A bullet. From any less than 50 feet, it probably couldn't be done at all, but I maintain that it is theoretically possible for someone with reflexes at the high-end of human capabilities.
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Re: Blaster/Lasers/Phaser = Fail

Postby stitch626 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:42 pm

Also only some blasters were slow. True anti infantry MG style and minigun style blaster's bolts were really fast. Even Jedi had trouble with them.
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