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Mar 21st 2013 at 11:40:27 PM •••

Okay guys. Last I was tested, I was proven not color blind. I'm pretty sure, contrary to the quote, that bomb does have a green wire.

Mar 16th 2011 at 7:38:30 PM •••

The thing about bombs with multiple wires being simple to defuse is not as true as we all might wish. There are voltage sensors, which are triggered to go off when they sense that a wire has been cut. There are things like secondary fuses, back-up batteries, etc. There are vibrations sensors and lift-switch sensors, that are triggered to close a circuit when the device is moved suddenly or pulled away from its resting place. Horrible horrible things.

Also, pulling out all the wires at the same time would only be a safe bet if you had the strength and precision to exert the precise tension on every single wire needed for it to be pulled out exactly at the same time, bearing in mind less tightly-fastened screws, weak solder etc., because if you don't pull out the right wires right away, or if you do and there's a spark as the wires part, that could be enough to activate a hair-trigger type switch that's based on electricity stimulating the slightest reaction.

All kinds of horrible junk.

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Jun 1st 2011 at 9:32:42 AM •••

I was going to add that this is also assuming you actually have all the wires.

Apr 4th 2013 at 1:06:58 PM •••

But doesn't this only apply to more professional and complex bombs? I'm sure most of these factors won't apply to, say, a simple guerilla's fertiliser bomb.

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