Lazer Radiation?

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Lazer Radiation?

Post by toby dawg » Sat Mar 04, 2006 6:12 pm

Is that really dangerous or .......??? .... on this site i cant tell whether everyone is being sarcastic or not! :?
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Post by vb_master » Sat Mar 04, 2006 6:15 pm

Unless you stare at the laser for a real long time, you can't get hurt.

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Post by Fanboy » Sat Mar 04, 2006 6:16 pm

No, the lazers (actually spelled "laser" by the way) are harmless (well almost)...
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Post by gamefreak11 » Sat Mar 04, 2006 6:26 pm

If you stare at it too long, your children may be born with extra legs and arms, and an odd craving for old disco music. :o

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Post by Sparkfist » Sat Mar 04, 2006 6:29 pm

A laser is nothing more then a highly focused beam of light. Yes if you stare into it it will cause retnal damage. No there is no radiation to speak of, unless you consider waves of light radiation.
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Re: Lazer Radiation?

Post by Skyone » Sat Mar 04, 2006 6:30 pm

gamefreak11 wrote:If you stare at it too long, your children may be born with extra legs and arms, and an odd craving for old disco music. :o
toby dawg wrote:Is that really dangerous or .......??? .... on this site i cant tell whether everyone is being sarcastic or not! :?
And what a 900th post this is.
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Post by Metroid fan » Sat Mar 04, 2006 6:30 pm

Sure they are electromagnetic radiation :wink:

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Post by Fanboy » Sat Mar 04, 2006 6:41 pm

If you play disco music for rats, they become homosexual :shock: ! It's true...
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Post by Skyone » Sat Mar 04, 2006 6:53 pm

Fanboy wrote:If you play disco music for rats, they become homosexual :shock: ! It's true...
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Post by MR.MOD » Sat Mar 04, 2006 7:19 pm

Laser radiation
Radiation as in the beam radiates out from the laser.
Yes, at high levels it's dangerous.
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Post by demonofaj » Sat Mar 04, 2006 8:07 pm

My question is, is that the PSONE disc drive radiation is as lethal as people say it is :?
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Post by soundwave » Sat Mar 04, 2006 8:10 pm

The PSOne disk laser is so dangerous that they had to put this spinning plastic disk in front of it in order to protect the masses.

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Post by Metroid fan » Sat Mar 04, 2006 8:11 pm

Thus the psone was created.

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Post by Sparkfist » Sat Mar 04, 2006 8:49 pm

It's a level 1 laser, for crying out loud, it's the same one you have in anyother cd player and CD-Rom (not burners).
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Post by teraflop122 » Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:21 pm

The laser in CD players or consoles using CDs is not particularly dangerous unless you stare into it for an extended period of time. The only 'radiation' present is a thin beam of light. You'd have to line your eye up with that beam of light, and stare into the laser for quite a while before you begin to suffer for it. At worst, you would damage your retina, and that could take hours of staring.

Level 1 laser :P How about a level 3 laser? Or even better, a level 4 laser! ... Oh God, I miss Earth and Beyond!!! :cry:

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