posted on May, 15 2018 @ 07:13 PM
originally posted by: deltalima74
a reply to: RadioRobert
One of my ATF movies from my childhood. It convinced me I could be a laser scientist (that's what I thought they were called)... Instead, I almost
electrocuted myself and blew half the breakers in my house. Pro Tip, don't take apart electronics without knowing what each component does, and
especially don't plug it back in. #TrueStory LMFAO
It's not a true experiment until you're not sure what you're doing
I once was party to something that evacuated an entire plant (SBIR size company, but still lots of employees, decent sized plant) once when we set off
both the shock and particulate fire alarms at the indoor range...
Boom! Lights flicker. Klaxon alarms. "I can, uh, hear the alarms downstairs under the lift, too." " ... " "That was us, wasn't it". "Maybe.
Probably." " Maybe? " "Listen, just secure all the # in the fire safes and magazines. We can see which zones originated the alarm later. If there is
a fire downstairs, I'd like to make sure we're all locked tight so we don't have to build a new plant"
Entire plant was evacuated while the fire department cleared everything and reset the alarms. Tripped the range alarms, and one zone downstairs, and
everyone who looked at the zones thought we were goners. The owner was so happy that we were all alive he wasn't even mad. All kinds of new
procedures to follow (including disabling the shock alarm for certain tests!). And more playing at outdoor ranges.
Wasn't even our biggest boom to that point. Pretty standard. FSP tests of the .50BMG size with a little more zip than normal. Just a freak event.
Enough movement to trigger the shock alarm and loosen or blow enough dusts in the ducts to set off our particulate fire alarms, too.
All our lasers at that job were only for visual cuing, though
ETA: and yes, it was Val!
edit on 15-5-2018 by RadioRobert because: (no reason given)