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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by D from BC, Feb 11, 2008.

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  1. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    Somewhat old news but...
    The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency is working on electronics
    to control sharks for military use.
    http://technology.newscientist.com/article/mg18925416.300.html

    I have an idea for the job ad :)

    "Electronics Engineer Wanted
    Do you hate sharks but love electronics?
    Join DARPA in the exciting field of remote controlled cyborg stealth
    zombie sharks!
    Turn Jaws into a playful puppy or send it on a kamikaze mission to
    blow up a ship.
    Surprise stranded sailors when they're rescued by a shark.
    ("Oh man..I thought I was a gonner when I saw that fin.")
    Counter terrorism and make 'shark spies' that patrol the oceans.
    Send your resume to DARPA today!
    Some fish control experience required."

    Who gets these weird ass electronics jobs and how's the pay?


    D from BC
    British Columbia
    Canada.
     
  2. mpm

    mpm Guest

    Didn't DARPA invent the Internet?
    ...that would explain "phishing" scams used in email.

    -mpm
     
  3. Now we just need some frickin' lasers, and we'll be all set!

    Cheers,
    Nicholas Sherlock
     
  4. D from BC

    D from BC Guest


    :) Austin powers..

    Red tape..


    Finally gets'em



    D from BC
    British Columbia
    Canada.
     
  5. Charles

    Charles Guest

  6. default

    default Guest

    This is the government - they say sharks but they mean dolphins. It
    is politically incorrect to blow up dolphins. The project they
    abandoned in the 60's is back on track.

    Once they detonate . . . who's going to try to figure out which
    species it is?
    --
     
  7. krw

    krw Guest

    Get your (air) quotes right; that would be "lasers".
     
  8. Phil Hobbs

    Phil Hobbs Guest

    They got into all sorts of PR trouble when they were using dolphins, but
    who cares about sharks?

    Cheers,

    Phil Hobbs
     
  9. D from BC

    D from BC Guest


    People think "Poor Flipper" and "Die Jaws die!....."

    Also.
    Sharks are stupid fish. Dolphins are mammals like us..

    There are reports sharks are getting overfished. Even the Great White
    shark.

    By the way..
    Dolphins are food in Japan.

    No animal is safe...

    It's only a matter of time till McDonalds tries out the McFlipper :p


    D from BC
    British Columbia
    Canada.
     
  10. Joel Koltner

    Joel Koltner Guest

    Indeed -- Lassie and Mr. Biggglesworth are food in plenty of places too!
     
  11. mpm

    mpm Guest

    I think McDonalds has the patent on the "BeefMaster" cow...
    Evidently, they wanted to pack as much hamburger on it as was bovinely
    possible.

    That could be an urban myth, however. (But there is such as thing as
    a BeefMaster.)
    Some corn-fed Iowa engineer will likely straighten it out for us...

    I suspect the product name "Mc Mako", just didn't do as well in
    initial testing. :(

    -mpm
     
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