Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Rob, the only man I know that could safely build this.

That, right there, is a railgun. Instead of gun powder, it uses electricity to speed up a projectile to crazy-fast speeds. Anyone with time on their hands and a high-school level understanding of electrical engineering can make one. Thanks to the internet, as time goes by, more and more people will learn about these things, and that will increase the chance that your neighbor will build one, electrocute himself, and set your house on fire.

Have a nice day.


Heff said...

Thank God my neighbors are complete idiots...

Heidi said...

You know if I show this to Cody... well you know cody. Maybe I'll keep this one to myself and not show him this time.