Walkie Scorchie Death Ray.

This topic was created by Keir Snelling .

  1. Keir Snelling

    Walkie Scorchie Death Ray.

    This looks like a story right up El Reg's street.

    http://www.londonlovesbusiness.com/property/commercial-property/the-buildings-are-biting-back-walkie-scorchie-accused-of-frying-mans-jaguar/6222.article

    The new "Walkie-Talkie" building in Fenchurch street, is focusing the sun's rays, and has melted body panels on vehicles parked in nearby Eastcheap.

    Interestingly, it's happening right besides the junction between Eastcheap and Pudding lane - The site of origin of the Great Fire of London in 1666. That cannot be just coincidence - There's a master plan at work here...

    1. LinkOfHyrule
      Joke

      Re: Walkie Scorchie Death Ray.

      Those people who crash cars deliberately in order to sue for whiplash. Here's an idea for you - go stand where that car was parked and then you could sue instead for having a scorched arse!

      I hope it burns like a combination of piles and a Colman's mustard enema!

    2. Hungry Sean

      Re: Walkie Scorchie Death Ray.

      similar story here in the US a few years back

      http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/vdara-visitor-death-ray-scorched-hair

      oh, and look, it was the same architect. And the guy admits to knowing that there would be problems in both cases. The arrogance and stupidity boggles the mind. "who cares if you scorch people in vegas?"

      http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/sep/06/walkie-talkie-architect-predicted-reflection-sun-rays

  2. jake Silver badge

    Fucking numptie "Architects/Engineers" who don't understand sunlight & geometry ...

    How the hell did they get the contract? The mind boggles.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Fucking numptie "Architects/Engineers" who don't understand sunlight & geometry ...

      Yeah, Jake,

      Should have called you, shouldn't they?

      I mean, with your PhDs in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, M.Arch and being chief poobah of the AIA, and all......

      1. jake Silver badge

        Re: Fucking numptie "Architects/Engineers" who don't understand sunlight & geometry ...

        AC 0810: Burning ants with magnifying glasses isn't exactly rocket science.

        I'm not AIA. I am, however, a licensed contractor here in California.

        Why so focused on me? I am not your daemon. Look within ... and (try) to get an education.

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