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Demolition Engineer for WHO?????

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Members Lounge' started by shrtrnd, Mar 30, 2021.

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  1. shrtrnd


    Jan 15, 2010
    Am I the only one here who is a little suspicious of the post from a 'demolition engineer' who wants to know how to make a 'bridgewire detonator'? ' for example how do disposable camera use a flash, …."
    Is MI-6 phishing? FSB? CIA?, Al-Qaeda maybe?
    What the heck kind of an explosives engineer needs to come to a website like this for detonator specifics?
    I know the thread was closed, but sheez, ….
    Martaine2005 likes this.
  2. Martaine2005


    May 12, 2015
    What kind of explosive engineer?

    Not a very good one!.

  3. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

    Nov 17, 2011
    They wouldn't be that obvious, would they?
  4. shrtrnd


    Jan 15, 2010
    Heck, I don't know.
    Would it be that improbable that government agencies might want to see what websites offered 'demolition'
    detonation advice to anonymous entities?
    What demolition engineer asks 'neophytes' how a disposable camera flash can be used for that purpose?
    People talk about scammers and phishing expeditions on-line, the request just smells 'phishy' to me.
    ...but maybe that's just paranoia from the Colonies.
  5. davenn

    davenn Moderator

    Sep 5, 2009
    I have already closed 2 of his posts in recent days

    He doesnt appear to have started any more at this time
  6. shrtrnd


    Jan 15, 2010
    I appreciate helping legit people with electronic-related questions.
    That requestor just seemed awfully suspicious to me.
    I think this is a great forum for helping a lot of people who need help because there are so many
    highly skilled members who go out of their way to share what they know with others.
    I'd hate to see the forum compromised by assisting with what seems to me to be questionable
    posts. I, like I'm sure many other people who frequent this forum, get a lot of valuable information
    from members who often seem to receive little recognition for their valuable insights.
    Congratulations to everyone who offers free-of-charge advice that aids so many of us.
    Thanks davenn for taking a good look at that guy's posts.
    WHONOES and Martaine2005 like this.
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