Cacciaguida

Defending the 12th century since the 14th; blogging since the 21st.

Catholicism, Conservatism, the Middle Ages, Opera, and Historical and Literary Objets d'Art blogged by a suburban dad who teaches law and writes stuff.


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Wednesday, October 31, 2007
 
Brits test invisible tank. "Yes, we in Special Crime Squad have been using wands for almost a year now. You find it's easy to make yourself invisible. You can defy time and space, and you can turn violent criminals into frogs. Something which you could never do with the old truncheons." (Monty Python sketch)

FoxNews warns:
Before bloggers start making comparisons to Harry Potter and Romulan spacecraft, it must be noted that the "technology" relies on heavy use of camera and projectors.

Basically, a camera films the background, which is then projected upon a special surface applied to something in the foreground — in this case, a tank.

Yes, well, even the Invisibility Cloak works on some principle, dudn'it? Muggles just aren't in the ordinary way of finding out what it is.

Anyway this is a great step ahead for the good guys. What's the other side doing to compete -- rubbing lamps?

EDITED TO ADD: I acknowledge a possible downside: the Brown government could exaggerate its defense spending by claiming that it is so building x-number of new tanks -- it's just that y-percent of them are invisible!