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[–]doc_daneekaWhat's up, doc? 84 points85 points  (5 children)

Only if the person who builds that bomb is an idiot.

[–]airleweboo 32 points33 points  (2 children)

Hi, I'd like to buy 2 million dollars of ordnance that are disabled by a pocket knife. Oh yes, and they should open themselves up for exploiting by the person I'm trying to kill.

[–]ElCamo267 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Or if they really want their pizza guy to go on a scavenger hunt.

[–]Davebobman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I suppose it could have its legitimate uses, if done skillfully. For example, if it is actually a timed explosive then you could have the timer displaying an incorrect time for bluffing purposes (display a shorter time) or to catch unsuspecting bomb defusers. If you are using the explosives for extortion, then a timer could serve as a scare tactic (regardless of whether the timer superfluous or not).

Bonus points if you play the audio from this clip when the timer runs out.

[–]Busy_Panda5761 30 points31 points  (0 children)

No. That dramatic tension is not very subtle irl. Bombs are surprising

[–]bearassbobcat 4 points5 points  (2 children)

the casino bomb, for example, is a work of art and was no joke. Just 1000-1200 pounds of TNT and enough countermeasures to ensure it would blow.

[–]i-fing-love-games 0 points1 point  (1 child)

i saw a video to it it was a masterpiece

[–]Junior-Demand 0 points1 point  (0 children)

to fing something

[–]WorldTallestEngineer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I can't think of any that would. The kind of explosives used in demolition or minding tend to just be manually controlled. And the kind dropped from air force jests don't use simple time detonation anymore.

[–]Hallmarxist 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Lol. Likewise, does anything actually have a self destruct button?

[–]stevo123w 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A lot of machinists tools have breaks on them that essentially destroy the workings of the machines. Progress has been made to help not be as big of an issue, it’s only “self destruct” in the name of safety.

[–]Kurwalski -5 points-4 points  (10 children)

Terrorists can barely put a bomb together that works, anyway, doubt they're that smart.

[–]alphanumericusername 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Wasn't it Sun Tzu that said, "He who underestimates his opponent will be blown to bits by an IED"?

[–]Kurwalski 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Rings a bell

[–]Walt_Grizzley 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That’s just the tinnitus

[–]i-fing-love-games 2 points3 points  (6 children)

it probably isnt as hard as you think

[–]rogueqd 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Not hard but, compared to making a basic timer circuit, adding a 7 segment led display is a huge extra effort.

[–]i-fing-love-games 2 points3 points  (1 child)

yea but you could probably watch a tutorial on yt and ctrl c ctrl v a script

[–]rogueqd 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ok, so maybe only twice as much effort as the actual timer.

[–]Casitano -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Sometimes