Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Aug 2010 10:47 UTC
Humor Now that I'm done with my internship and ready to take on OSNews again, I figured it'd be nice to start off with something light-hearted. I just read that Google bought an unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with a camera, ready to photograph whatever it flies across. We may consider Google's biggest threat to be privacy, but with all this computing power they have, their Street View cars, and now, unmanned flying drones, they look more and more like SkyNet to me. So, what's your most likely apocalyptic scenario?
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Google net
by ShadesFox on Mon 9th Aug 2010 11:49 UTC
ShadesFox
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2006-10-01

A brief comment on your scenario, manufacturing a gun isn't that hard. You can just build a full working gun out of a metal garbage can and the trash inside.

As for my most likely scenario, I'm thinking rise of the robots. I think it will be google's fault. Really, think about it for a second. They want to index everything. You cannot index everything if there are people constantly creating new things. So I'm thinking that some of Google's hardware will come to the conclusion that the only way to actually index everything is to destroy it all right after being indexed.

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RE: Google net
by righard on Mon 9th Aug 2010 12:48 in reply to "Google net"
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

But what do we use as munition, A friend knows somebody who said he once saw a bullet, but I don't know if that's true ;)

Edited 2010-08-09 12:49 UTC

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RE[2]: Google net
by Zifre on Mon 9th Aug 2010 14:05 in reply to "RE: Google net"
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2009-10-04

But what do we use as munition, A friend knows somebody who said he once saw a bullet, but I don't know if that's true ;)

If you can find anything explosive (like gunpowder), you can combine that with small bits of metal or rocks.

You can also make triacetone triperoxide if you can find any actetone, hydrogen peroxide, and some strong acid (I doubt that organic acids like acetic acid from vinegar would work well). This is a highly unstable explosive that you would want to make in the barrel of your homemade gun so that any accidental explosions would only fire the gun.

Around where I live, there would be no need for all this. Guns and bullets are highly widespread, mainly for hunting.

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RE: Google net
by Coxy on Mon 9th Aug 2010 13:58 in reply to "Google net"
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2006-07-01

Mayb not for you, I'm sure I would have problems building one though. And would it still be easy when you have to worry about Zombies? I don't think so.

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RE[2]: Google net
by ShadesFox on Tue 10th Aug 2010 04:17 in reply to "RE: Google net"
ShadesFox Member since:
2006-10-01

Just look up the Chechnyan Borz. It was the gun I was talking about in the OP. Someone you know could make that. In just about any situation where you can find a waste bin.

Edited 2010-08-10 04:18 UTC

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