It's only obscene
If you know already what it's meant to represent and see that. Otherwise it's just an eye. So surely, the obscenity is in the eye of the beholder, not the advert??
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Is it only me that gets really peev'd having to click to the last page of the article and then back again to read the bootnotes?
If you're going to split the articles across pages, at least have the decency to put each bootnote at the bottom of the page that mentions it.
Or better still, add a tag with a title argument around your bootnote *'s that has the content in it.
I had presumed that there was some form of targeting system on board the aircraft (like the Apache's canon) rather than it just facing forward along the plane's axis (like the A10's)... I'd also presumed that it was some form of revolving reflector like a cheap disco decoration...
A lot of presumptions, I know, but how else can they change the destination of the beam? And if they can find a material to reflect the beam for the full length of the firing at point blank range, then surely a coating could be found to deflect the remainder of the beam after several kilometres of atmosphere has taken it's toll upon it?
Helicopter icon coz it'll be the last you'll see of them - soon they'll all be shiny :D
Wouldn't North Korea^W^W any enemy nation simply stop painting their ICBM's and polish them up to a lovely mirror shine instead to foil this plan? I mean, wouldn't the lasers simply then bounce off & fry some poor yak farmer or camel herder instead of making the satisfying "Kaboom!" at this point?
Flame icon to signify the fate of poor shepherd
Exactly my thoughts on the matter, until I recalled some vague memory of a technical difference between a blimp and a barrage balloon (thanks MikeG - I couldn't remember for the life of me what they were called!) and presumed they were talking about the old WWI trick of dropping hand-held bombs out the sides of aircraft at them there dastardly Jerries...
I had the same thing with Halifax bank when they rang me.
"Can I speak to Mr Tanner please"
"Can you confirm your mothers maiden name please"
"Once you confirm my account number to me"
"I can't give out that information until I've confirmed who you are sir..."
"I won't confirm any personal details until I know you're who you say you are..."
Round and round it went until they hung up on me.
2 months later they rang back, and have obviously changed their policies... I had
"Hello Mr Tanner, can you confirm your identity please? Your postcode is W1B 5 - can you tell me the last 2 digits please?"
Similar situation continued for 3 or 4 questions - a nice solution all round I thought.
Common sense win - for once.
What they're perhaps missing here is that I know at least 5 people personally who have, as a direct result of playing Scrabulous on Facebook, gone out and purchased Scrabble boards to play with family & friends IRL.
It would be very interesting to see the sales trends before and since Scrabulous launched - although Hasbro marketeers would no doubt say something along the lines of "Scrabble was already on a resurgance and Scrabulous has simply taken sales away from what would have been an almost atmospheric rise in sales".