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Looks like an epic lightsaber duel. All Jedi though.
 
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The bird stayed level and on course. That should tell you something. No, it does not tell you that the pointers were ineffective.

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All those nice, tight, infinity focused pointers...and that one guy with the fat, multimode beam 445 in the crowd...

I guess next week we're going to get a bunch of new members from Egypt who are wondering about duty cycles and mashed side-clickies.

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I just wonder .. is there really that much laser pointers between Egypt folks .. or were someone selling them on the spot ? Even 445nm ?
 
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Wow i sure do pity the crew in there! Haha I know this is kinda wrong but I guess it would be fun if I was one of those protesters:barf:
 

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Imagine the chaos when all those lasers lit up and then the chopper fires a missile into the middle of the crowd full of pointers.
 

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I just wonder .. is there really that much laser pointers between Egypt folks .. or were someone selling them on the spot ? Even 445nm ?
lol well if you could ignore the fact that you would be supporting an illegal activity, immagine if you went there with a 100 pack of cheap $5 fast tech lasers and sold them for 20-30 a piece , you could make so much money lol
id say thats exactly what happened there...
 

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Theres a new spin on the story and the people allegedly werent using the pointers to protest or attack the helis: BBC News - Egypt crisis: Why are Cairo protesters using laser pens?


Some first suggested that this was meant to distract the pilots by dazzling them. In the US, it is a crime to point a laser beam at a plane, as it is considered a potential danger to crew and passengers.

But, in Cairo, there is a much more positive interpretation of the craze.

The crowd erupted into cheers when the helicopters flew overhead, suggesting that the light show was a form of celebration, given the military's role in overthrowing the president.
The pointers were also being sold on site. :beer:
 
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