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I'm not entirely convinced that solution isn't vulnerable to a breaking the window and using a bolt cutter. Or if you have a lot of ammo, just spraying into the door until you can physically break through it.

 

But most school shooters seem to be opportunistic rather than determined, so it'll probably work 9 times out of 10.

 

Sticking hand through the window opens the shooter up to a strike and prompting the guy to try to blast the door to pieces also helps as he's wasting ammo.   Could always just redesign the doors to remove the window as well - I had written change the material to steel then I remembered that life is not the movies :p


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Think you can break through it still.


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I'm not entirely convinced that solution isn't vulnerable to a breaking the window and using a bolt cutter. Or if you have a lot of ammo, just spraying into the door until you can physically break through it.

 

But most school shooters seem to be opportunistic rather than determined, so it'll probably work 9 times out of 10.

I have to think someone in the locked room will have the good sense to break the arm sticking through the window trying to cut the cable lock.

 

 

Why would you stick an arm in?  Wouldn't you slide the bolt cutter in and...cut?  I guess you could try and jostle the bolt cutter, but you'd have to be at the door to do that anyhow.

 

Again I think as a solution it'd work most of the time simply because the shooter is going to move on.

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They should give teachers access to breaching charges, so they can reverse breach the shooter trying to storm the room


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So.. the teacher is charged... How 'bout the guy who picked up the random gun and fired it?


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This is just creepy. Who do we have on the ground in Germany? Ben! We need to send Ben in with a hidden camera. Ben, you're number has just been called. We have a mission for you!

 

https://foto.gettyimages.com/news/culture/germany-sex-doll-brothel/


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This is just creepy. Who do we have on the ground in Germany? Ben! We need to send Ben in with a hidden camera. Ben, you're number has just been called. We have a mission for you!

 

https://foto.gettyimages.com/news/culture/germany-sex-doll-brothel/

 

We've had these dolls available in brothels for a while now, just not one that is exclusively a puppet show. But I'm also not German. And Ben is something like 17, unless I'm mistaken that's too young for brothels. ;)

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"Turned wrong way round, the relentless unforeseen was what we schoolchildren studied as 'History,' harmless history, where everything unexpected in its own time is chronicled on the page as inevitable. The terror of the unforeseen is what the science of history hides, turning a disaster into an epic.”

 

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Interesting business idea. I wish I'd thought of it. I think I'd have gone with a different name but, it seems to work. http://theweek.com/articles/759527/rise-womenonly-coworking-spaces


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That concept seems to be based upon a chemical propulsion model. Perhaps an air-breathing, beam-powered propulsion system may still work, if the lasers are applied with sufficient strength and duration?

 

IIRC beam powered propulsion in atmosphere is subject to other limitations and is only marginally better than chemical.

With gravity this strong you'd have to resort to nuclear with all the problems that entails.

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That concept seems to be based upon a chemical propulsion model. Perhaps an air-breathing, beam-powered propulsion system may still work, if the lasers are applied with sufficient strength and duration?

 

IIRC beam powered propulsion in atmosphere is subject to other limitations and is only marginally better than chemical.

With gravity this strong you'd have to resort to nuclear with all the problems that entails.

 

 

Yeah, the article is talking about conventional chemical propulsion and we already have to throw a lot of propulsion here on Earth. Assuming that aliens are at least as clever and creative as we are, they could hit on initial solutions that seem outlandish and unworkable here on Earth. A baloon lifted platform for example, which would be impractical here on Earth, could actually work better due to the denser atmosphere. Or perhaps a hybrid plane type thing.

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The article also assumes that the aliens are of proportionate size to us. If they were smaller and built smaller space vehicles gravity becomes less problematic as weight and mass decrease. 


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lol that's not even news. Heard about this already years ago.


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weren't exact ancient history neither.  texts remained in use 'til 1970.

 

the good thing is those texts were eventual removed from classrooms.  makes one wonder why there is so much more resistance to removing monuments which were erected at same time and for same purposes as were those misguided textbooks.

 

HA! Good Fun!

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