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Laser Pointers
#305251 05/07/10 04:43 PM
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Does anyone know anything about the current offering of Laser Pointers? Specifically, Green Laser? Apparently, there is a liberal usage of the power ratings?


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Argon #305361 05/08/10 12:03 AM
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 Originally Posted By: Argon
Does anyone know anything about the current offering of Laser Pointers? Specifically, Green Laser? Apparently, there is a liberal usage of the power ratings?

I find a high level of irony in a thread about lasers posted by a guy nicknamed "Argon"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ion_laser#Argon_laser


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chesseroo #305386 05/08/10 02:08 AM
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THAT's pretty good. The nickname goes back to the college days. It started out as R-san. One night after some serious partying as I was draped immobile over the recliner - somebody who was in freshman chem said "R-san....more like Argon the fully inert gas". It stuck.

The laser is for my Birdwatching class. I have a Dr. from the local hospital in the class and he came in with a green laser. It is bright enough to be seen during the day and is a great way to point out the birds (which can be quite difficult to locate) to the new class members. Beats trying to point out specific branches 50 feet away in a stand of trees with just a finger and words.....


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Argon #305402 05/08/10 03:03 AM
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They make good cat toys.

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 Originally Posted By: CatBrat
They make good cat toys.


You don't have any Blinded cats do you? \:\)


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Argon #305436 05/08/10 10:51 AM
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If the lasers are strong enough, can you blow the birds up?


That's not really the point of bird watching, is it?


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MarkSJohnson #305441 05/08/10 11:15 AM
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 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
If the lasers are strong enough, can you blow the birds up?


That's not really the point of bird watching, is it?


I don't know about shooting them down - but I guess I could blind them?


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Argon #305475 05/08/10 02:41 PM
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Read some of the laser pointer "hobbyist" forums. You won't want a high-power model to play with anymore.


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 Originally Posted By: CatBrat
They make good cat toys.


That is true, they love chasing the dot.

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#305494 05/08/10 03:12 PM
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But would they enjoy a green beam laser? I thought that was the point of the green ones, you can see the beam.


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