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diachi

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I have had the beam hit me from a distance of 100 Metres or so aswell, and it wasnt that bad, I suppose it would be worse at night.

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Not only that, but bear in mind that the pilot was flying at night and his eyes had probably adjusted (dilated pupils) for seeing at night.
 
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During the day, at least your eyes are prepared for it. I dont think I would have noticed it at all if it were daytime.
 

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yeah, I never noticed it, but at night your dilated pupils would let a lot of light in causeing them to rapidly de-dilate ( cant think of a better word ) which would hurt, and you would also have spots in your vision.

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As usual, I’m sure the entire ordeal is exaggerated and manipulated. Besides being very disrespectful and annoying, I cannot imagine that most lasers could be considered “dangerous” to the pilot, passengers, or anybody on the ground. If a laser could do any harm other then piss off the police and get the culprit imprisoned, then that pilot has NO business flying, IMO. It said that the pilot needed to perform a dangerous maneuver to avoid the “zapping”, when it would make more sense that he would make a dangerous maneuver to catch the culprit’s location to call it in to have him arrested.

This is just typical media being “story hungry”, but what’s really important is our freedoms, like the right to party (which is what caused my huge police conflict), and own lasers! The media loves unfortunate events as to make a good story, and it would be very unfortunate if other countries jumped on Australia’s ban wagon.
 

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Isn't it weird how just about all the reports include just about the same thing, with no actual injuries? It just seems a bit coincidental in my opinion that there have been NO serious injuries, nor a single crash. Plus the pilots word their experiences similarly, either because thats the way that it happens with all the lasers on eBay, or because they over hype what really happens in order to make lasers seem more dangerous than what they really are.
 
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Did anyone watch the article on the bbc news about it?

"The worrying thing about these lasers is the fact that they can be bought by anyone anywhere: online, ebay and even at local pubs."

I dont know about the rest of the UK, but you sure as hell cant walk into a bar and order a pint and a blue RPL with a 125mW green pen down here.
 

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Hmm I might try that next time I'm at a pub lunch or something ;D

Nah you cant just walk into a bar (Ouch) and get a laser, thats just silly saying that, then again its the media, they will say anything to make money.

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