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Confuse snipers
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No-snipe (tm) from Coproco Enterprises is a convenient shoulder-mounted windage indicator, consisting of streamers blown in random directions by hat-mounted, solar-powered fans.
Snipers will be unable to compensate for the apparently variable wind conditions, and will simply give up and return to their mountain-top retreats.
coprocephalous, Feb 04 2009

Snipe http://www.birding....ds/common_snipe.jpg
[wagster, Feb 04 2009]

No-snipe http://www.campmack...es/River%20Bank.jpg
[wagster, Feb 04 2009]


       The Jackal would get hold of the randomization algorithm, and have a HUD that subtracts the synthetic motion, leaving only the true wind effects.
loonquawl, Feb 04 2009

       Adopting an unusual gait might also assist in thwarting snipers, as developed by those hard-working men at the ministry.
zen_tom, Feb 04 2009

       1. I shoot you at night (IR sight, natch), when the solar-powered fans conk out.   

       2. When that fails, I bring in the Acme Shoulder-Launched Fan-Seeking missile. This works by analysing the distinctive vortices created by solar powered fans blowing in different directions from the same hat. Actually, it probably doesn't. Visual pattern-recognition of the funny hat might be a better bet.
pertinax, Feb 04 2009

       //I shoot you at night (IR sight//
But the heat of the fan motors would confuse your IR sight.
coprocephalous, Feb 04 2009

       But they're solar powered - so how do they do anything hot at night?
pertinax, Feb 04 2009

       From the retained heat when they warmed during the day.
coprocephalous, Feb 04 2009

       So, a fan that's been powered off for, say, an hour, would be hotter than your head? (Sorry, that somehow sounds more personally insulting than it's meant to).
pertinax, Feb 04 2009

       You could always run them at night from a sterling engine driven by your head's warmth.
wagster, Feb 04 2009

       You could just get an burlap bag and hold it close to the ground and yell Heeeeeere snipe, snipe, snipe! Sniiiiiiipe! Snipe, snipe, snipe!
nomocrow, Feb 04 2009


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