Culture Wars, Friends ← Previous post Next post → Comments warhorse Nov 17 2018 at 12:29 am flechettes? so it was part of the SPIW progam? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Purpose_Individual_Weapon TomZ Nov 17 2018 at 12:34 am Except that Jo can remotely cause the flechettes to move. TomZ Nov 17 2018 at 12:30 am OUCH! Maybe they will learn something. What is the range of control for activation? Can Jo take local matter into herself and convert it to more of herself? John Nov 17 2018 at 4:14 pm Probably not. “Self” in her case is very specific and obviously inorganic. But then that makes it easy later when she polices up her flechettes. cmblake6 Nov 17 2018 at 12:39 am Pain. These slime are not accustomed to such. Delilah T Nov 17 2018 at 12:41 am Metal shards so small they require a magnifying glass to find them… and they can be controlled by a remote entity. Brilliant! Could we have maybe just one Cylon heavy drop? Puh=leeeeezzze? Maybe cargo to drop is dry ice… or something like that. Nasty cold, easily shattered, leaves no trace, and sublimes into plant food. All good stuff, in my view. Delilah T Nov 17 2018 at 12:43 am Oh, are any of those flechettes now located in extremely sensitive nether regions, by any chance? TomZ Nov 17 2018 at 1:26 am Only if they were crouching down at the time of implantation. Ten inches above the ground. Of course they could work their way up to such areas. Old Codger Nov 17 2018 at 1:30 am I would think not. She said the flechettes were aimed at 10″ above ground level which would put them somewhere between ankle and knee height. Unpleasant but likely to do lasting injury. interventor Nov 17 2018 at 12:43 am If, the flechettes go in pointed, like arrow heads. Then, back out, it’s really gonna put a hurt on! JTC Nov 17 2018 at 12:58 am So, the question begs, are these flechettes made of Jo? Apparently so, as they are not inert just as she is not inert. That’s a good thing because apparently regular military ones are pretty much meh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMPOGYRZ3Hw I don’t think we should be reducing our shapely shapeshifter’s mass by blowing out bits of her/it anyway…but I would love to see her modulating one o’ them Heat Ray thingies. Delilah T Nov 17 2018 at 1:07 am Jo crunched the lock thrown at Sam, remember? TomZ Nov 17 2018 at 2:09 am So if the 1,000 flechettes are the iron and steel remains of the lock, she likely propelled them with magnetic energy and would be causing them to move using magnetism as well. eon Nov 17 2018 at 6:26 am Not to mention causing them to heat with microwave emissions. And oh yes, they’ll trigger airport metal detectors, even at that low mass. Wouldn’t it be nice if anyone with one in their leg was tagged for a no-fly list? The Dems would have to charter planes to haul them around the country for “spontaneous protest rallies”. Hm. Maybe ask Javier to take care of that? clear ether eon interventor Nov 17 2018 at 7:20 am A lot of vets would end up on the same list, as many of us have bits and pieces of metal internally. JTC Nov 17 2018 at 11:12 am interventor, that would deserve a different list; the one with automatic seating upgrade and a free drink. JTC Nov 17 2018 at 11:19 am Man that would be one crunched up lock, but I like it! Likely a lot more effective at penetration that the little factory things in the vid…trying to get a bunch of tiny arrows to fly straight out of a shottie ain’t gonna happen when all you need is bits of ragged shrapnel propelled at mach something…and then get ’em to wiggle around in there? Torture! Love it…turn about is fair play. Awesome, you know they’ll have to convene the commission on torture again for this one! JTC Nov 17 2018 at 11:52 pm Then again 1 mm random metal particles launched at twice the speed of sound would lose of LOT of that velocity (and therefore penetration) in the 100 ft or so range here. Any y’all engineer/math geeks know what those figures would be? Guessing the whole “amputation” thing would be a non-event? I mean, Jo’s remote wiggling bits won’t matter much bounced off of or embedded in stinky hippie laundry. Unca Walt Nov 17 2018 at 2:08 pm Well, hold on a minute. Flechettes were quite effective. The test in that YouTube thing was more or less an ANALOGY of how they were employed for the most part. Granted, there is similarity between a 12ga. shotgun and a 105nn cannon. But science and physics raises its ugly head when you look at the real skinny: There were 8000 flechettes in a single 105mm round. Unlike the flechettes in the shotgun round, the 8000 darts are not free to spread out right away. They stay in the shell — traveling at multiples the speed of the shotgun’s load — until the 105 round timer goes off. Then — right in the face of the advancing enemy — the shell explodes and the darts go out in a fan-shaped grey cloud of ohshit. The “test” made another goof: flechettes were super nasty when they hit flesh. The little rocketship tail would break off, actually causing a second wound from the one projectile… while meanwhile, the front end would wind up in a fish hook shape. I think flechettes are not used anymore BECAUSE like white phosphorus, napalm, and poison gas… they are too goddamn’ effective and cause horror. JTC Nov 17 2018 at 3:34 pm You are right and I was wrong to conflate the mil version with a YouTube demo…also correct as I said before that they gotta be banned, wouldn’t want to actually hurt the enemy that is sworn to our destruction. Really liking Jo’s diabolical “twist” as it were… John Nov 17 2018 at 4:21 pm The Artillery’s Beehive round was made of flechettes. Although somewhat effective against infantry, physically the major effect was psychological. The relatively unhurt individuals who caught a flechette naturally assumed (because that is what they would have done) that the flechettes were poisoned. Panic ensues. John Andrews Nov 17 2018 at 1:18 am Oh, you are mean, Chris. Too Tall Nov 17 2018 at 1:24 am That will certainly take the Pantyfas’ minds off sex for a while, regardless as to which letters of the alphabet they perversely desire. WayneM Nov 17 2018 at 2:07 am That’s a rather ingenious solution, Jo… PantiFA will feel like they’ve being rubbed with a wire brush. Anyone got some turpentine to douse those sores? Lucius Severus Pertinax Nov 17 2018 at 4:30 am Imagine somebody being shot with steel BB shot…. then run thru an MRI machine! DASTARDLY DAN Nov 17 2018 at 6:57 am Chris, Do you have an engineering background? This is brillant! Never cross an engineer. We have ways of retaliating that will give you nightmares. John Nov 17 2018 at 4:23 pm And are forbidden by the Geneva Conventions. CuriousB Nov 17 2018 at 7:27 pm Chris is an Industrial Designer. Alexj Nov 17 2018 at 9:25 am Interesting solution, Chris! Float line a Butterfly, Sting like a Bee. Browncoat Nov 17 2018 at 9:59 am First I’m assuming the theory behind the storyline is from the second ‘Terminator’ movie wherein the T-1000 is frozen in liquid nitrogen then shattered with a shotgun blast, only to have the pieces/parts thaw then re-assimilate from across the foundry floor. Chris seems to have just advanced that a few degrees of magnitude. Still think she should’ve aimed higher but perhaps there was a ‘glitch’ in the programming… Mal: “Nice shot!” Jayne: “I was aiming for his head…” Just Joe Nov 17 2018 at 10:19 am Love me some Jo, but shiny women have always been my downfall. Browncoat Nov 17 2018 at 10:23 am Well played… 😉 Kafiroon Nov 17 2018 at 10:56 am I Love It! Reminds me of “fishing” for a sliver and manipulating it out. Steel ones are worse than wood ones. Experience, too much. Roland Deschain Nov 17 2018 at 11:19 am I think that butt needs a little polishing. I’ll go get my buffer. JTC Nov 17 2018 at 11:25 am Don’t forget the rubbing compound. H-h- heeeere ya go. James Gemind Nov 17 2018 at 3:58 pm I’m guessing that you haven’t quite figured out how to do a terminator face without it looking like Hildebeast yet… Not all of the punks would be hit of course, but enough. Still should have killed them I say. The threatened Sam’s unborn. I was very upset when she lost the last one. I DO NOT WISH FOR HER TO LOSE ANOTHER. And anyone who might cause such to happen, must be…Dealt with severely. David Hecht Nov 17 2018 at 4:56 pm At just over a half-mile/sec, you wouldn’t need anything else: you’d have already severed everything below the knees. Force equals mass times acceleration, yes? And anyone who survived the sudden impact (heh[TM]) double amputation would likely be dead of hydrostatic shock within a few seconds. Gary S Nov 17 2018 at 11:42 pm Kinetic energy is a harsh mistress. Pamela Nov 17 2018 at 5:26 pm Gives new meaning to pissing razor blades… Chuck Harding Nov 17 2018 at 7:03 pm I would like to see her make the targets all dance in lockstep. It would be *very* amusing. B-) Merle Nov 17 2018 at 9:16 pm Yes it would !!! 🙂 NotYetInACamp Nov 17 2018 at 10:02 pm That’s good. That’s very good. … Wulfenite Nov 17 2018 at 11:06 pm Lock step! I get it. Return to sender, but with interest. 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