Tech Tuesday – I Really Should Be Gardening Edition

Oscar Gordon

A Navy Turbine Tech who learned to spin wrenches on old cars, Oscar has since been trained as an Engineer & Software Developer & now writes tools for other engineers. When not in his shop or at work, he can be found spending time with his family, gardening, hiking, kayaking, gaming, or whatever strikes his fancy & fits in the budget.

Related Post Roulette

5 Responses

  1. Michael Cain says:

    TT01: Many combined optical fiber lasers, pumped by diode lasers. Electricity in, laser light out. Previous lasers with weapon levels of output have been chemical lasers that required fuel (think the laser the science consultants dreamed up for Real Genius).

    TT02: “Beam”, not “Bean”.Report

    • Oscar Gordon in reply to Michael Cain says:

      Ahhh, typo!

      As for the laser, a Google search for electric laser kept returning electro-laser, which seemed odd, since laser diodes are a thing, so I wasn’t sure.Report

      • fillyjonk in reply to Oscar Gordon says:

        LOL I was wondering what an “Iron Bean” would be like, if maybe it was some kind of lentil-based defense….(Or chick peas? would that be more typically Israeli? I don’t know much about the cooking other than that they have a version of falafel….)Report

  2. Jaybird says:

    TT01: I heard “weapon system” and immediately got excited but it’s for SHORAD. Which is still really cool.

    TT08: That is very, very, very bad.Report