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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lemur2
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2007-02-17

First, I'd scour for a long, blunt weapon, heavy enough to cause a big kinetic impact and thus smack the zombie back a bit, but not too heavy for me to wield well. No knives or swords or such as they just do flesh-wounds and minimal kinetic impact, and as we all know, zombies don't really care about wounds. It's better to be able to keep them at a distance than to be able slice them and get eaten.


That is a mace.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mace_%28club%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morning_star_%28weapon%29

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


Some other candidates (technology supportable after breakdown of civilization) for one's anti-zombie arsenal:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollaxe_%28polearm%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_hammer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nunchucks

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Throwing_axe

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomahawk_%28axe%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle-axe

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_fork

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolas

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sling_%28weapon%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slingshot

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flail_%28weapon%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cricket_bat

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woomera_%28spear-thrower%29

Rete
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retiarius

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onager_%28siege_weapon%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossbow

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballista

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trebuchet

http://www.supertrebs.com/History.html

Who needs munition?

Edited 2010-08-09 13:10 UTC

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futurefarmer Member since:
2008-03-19

Don't forget the Aztec weapon, the fearsome atlatl:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlatl" http://en.wikipedia.org/wi...

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