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Old January 10th, 2013 #1
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Default Computerised rifle sight turns iPhone into weapon

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Computerised rifle sight turns iPad or iPhone into weapon
IPADS and iPhones have been used for almost everything, but not many could've predicted they would become weapons of war.
Weeks after the Connecticut massacre claimed 26 lives, a gun company has developed technology that allows complete amateurs to hit targets from more than 1km away with pin point accuracy. There is nothing to stop it coming to Australia.
While gun control advocates are trying to get "weapons of war" off the streets, Texas company Tracking Point will release its world-first rifle sights January 15. It incorporates lock-and-launch missile technology into a rifle-mounted sight.
The computerised sight is powered by Linux and includes a digital tracking scope and a modified trigger mechanism, plus it provides a video image of the target, similar to the display screen a fighter jet pilot would view.
The system also allows other people, via a unique Wi-Fi system, to watch the target being tracked and killed on their iPad or iPhone.
In an interesting social media twist, video footage can then be uploaded to YouTube and distributed via Twitter or Facebook.
Company president Jason Schauble said the product allows "anybody" to make extended range first round hits.
"You can come and pick this up and within minutes and master the tag, track, exact technology that allows you to get it on target," he said.
"You donít have to be an experienced shooter."
Firearms expert Professor Philip Alpers, from the School of Public Health at Sydney University, said the sights could take off in Australia if there is enough consumer demand and interest from the US Army.
"I can't imagine anyone saying this is illegal, because there is no law in Australia that says you are not allowed to import telescopic sights - even if they are augmented by something electronic," he said.
"The moment the military or law enforcement pick it up, the civilians will be clamouring for it.
"After Port Arthur they banned rapid fire, semi automatic long rifles. Then people were left with standard hunting rifles that are not semi-automatic.
"The product is not a firearm. To import it you would describe it as a telescopic sight and then you would tack it onto a firearm you already had."
In the past even experienced shooters have been prevented from hitting some long-range targets because of the twitch involved in pulling the trigger.
The range of the target, age of the barrel, humidity and temperature can also play havoc with accuracy.
With this technology, however, the sight accounts for all these elements, waits until the target is locked and then fires automatically. It almost never misses.
 
Old February 16th, 2013 #2
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A triumph of the age of the lazyass.

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Old February 16th, 2013 #3
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Is that fellow on a sheep hunt, W?
 
Old February 16th, 2013 #4
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No. That's from a special olympics shooting match.
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When technology removes all the skill in shooting, every retard can win the gold-wrapped chocolate.
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When technology removes all the skill in shooting, every retard can win the gold-wrapped chocolate.
Which will make firearms users weak when the tech fails.

Even though I don't own a gun or know how to shoot even I can see the pit falls of this new tech, it seems like that the more techinical an army becomes the weaker/more vunrable they become when their tech toys are taken out of the fight.
 
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