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Inside the stylishly-designed BorgCo shipping carton, the expectant purchaser will find a compact remote control, a set of three (or more, depending on the packaged purchased) compact plastic boxes with a set of clip-on covers to match various domestic furnishings.
Each unit contains a small can
of insecticide, a low power receiver/actuator, and a battery.
The user places their units in strategic locations in the room; one on a widow ledge, one on top of a book case, another clipped to the shaft of a ceiling fan. They take up the reote control, having previously inserted the batteries into the unit, and settle down to wait ....
What is this ? An unwanted visitor; by some means, a housefly has gained access to the premises ! Does the householder leap around brandishing a flyswat or a rolled newspaper ? Do they saturate the air with an aerosol of toxins ? No, they merely wait quietly ... until the target approaches one of the boxes.
A carefully timed press on the appropriate remote button, and a minimal, carefully dosed puff of spray from the selected unit wafts out into the path of the offending insect; within monets, it has absorbed a lethal dose, and is spiralling downwards to its doom......
Remote control cap for a spray can
Purely mechanical [8th of 7, Jun 20 2009]
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||We consider that any game which encourages gratuitous and unjustified violence against extraterrestrial life forms is nothing but an excuse for xenophobia and prejudice, and is rather offensive .....
||I was playing with a remote control helicopter the other day, a little gem about the size of your fist. That would be fun to hunt with.
||That's a capital "B" in Borg, if you don't mind, [bigsleep].