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Unstoppable attacks. Indestructible defenses. Yeah. Right. Ever since people were replacing the stone axe with copper, they have been enthusiastic about new weapons that would either be so effective to make war a cakewalk, or so terrible that war would be utterly impossible. Neither one has happened. Thirty years ago, there were professional naval writers ...


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The USS Virginia and the Indian Navy's Arihant-class submarines provide a hint of what the future might hold. While notionally attack submarines (SSN), they actually have the ability to carry and fire strategic weapons. The Virginia displaces 7000 tons, while the Arihant displaces about 6000 tons. Arihant-class submarine Couple this to the ability of the ...


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In some ways, naval combat would go back to how it was pre-WW2. If you have lasers capable of reliably intercepting hypersonic anti-ship cruise missiles (such as the upcoming BrahMos-II) then aircraft that have to carry meatbags have no hope. No aircraft carriers, though ships might reasonably expect to carry drones for reconnaisance use. The maximum range ...


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Nothing on the surface. In this scenario, topside ships of any size are sitting ducks. If your oceangoing vessels are going to survive they need to all be subsurface where a thick blanket of water protects against lasers, railguns and missiles.


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Perhaps there would be an increased emphasis on stealth and other methods of cloaking or generating disinformation as to the whereabouts of a warship. Because a supersonic missile is useless if the enemy ship can't be detected or tracked. Electronic warfare would be particularly important. If an enemy can be detected before they can detect you then the ...


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Strength is not an issue. Traps take little strength to set up, and are quite effective. A wire snare trap around the neck, a tripwire in front of the stairs, an extension cord in a bathtub, a propane tank and a blowtorch, gunpowder from shotgun shells and a bunch of razor blades in a PVC pipe... the list goes on. The motion detection isn't going to be much ...


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If the doll is able to get to a sleeping child and has something sharp, a slit in the carotid artery would require immediate attention to survive.


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The doll is made of asbestos. Whenever not in view of a family member or cameras, it vigorously rubs itself all over to produce as many tiny asbestos fibers as possible. The daughter inhales the fibers when she plays with the doll, contracts mesothelioma, and dies a few years later.


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If the motion sensors are only around the girl's bed and the doll can get clear from them without triggering them (for example being "lost" the day before so it isn't taken to the girl's room at night), then it's in the clear so long as it can destroy the CCTV's recordings before the family wakes up, or kill the whole family (presuming they're the only ones ...


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Possible scenarios 1. If the doll is capable of mind control - getting the child to kill herself is just too obvious. Use girl to play on mom's paranoia, whilst playing on girl's. Mommy begins to complain to dad about girl's recent behaviour, girl does the same for mommy. Dad indifferent, plays off claims as usual paranoia. Then get mommy dearest to crush ...


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Use the obstacles to your advantage. Dealing with calm, level headed humans is an issue - they'll be more sure of themselves and less likely to make mistakes. That's why we begin with.... Step 1: I'm so tired! The CCTV and motion sensor combo means anything larger than a small dog will likely trigger the alarm and then be found. The cctv will likely be ...


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Psychologically mess with them until they kill each other As long as this family remains armed and paranoid, a doll is going to have a lot of problems killing anyone directly. Fortunately, the very qualities that make this family hard to kill makes them easy to mess with. We've got a lot of psychological problems to work with here - problems that a clever ...


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Poison, a different take: The doll has some slow acting but very deadly inhaled poison. It's stored somewhere on the doll where the doll can decide when to release it. It's a doll, it gets played with, at the right time (close to the nose as she's inhaling) it releases it's poison. Since it's very deadly the quantity used can be small enough she doesn't ...


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The answer is of course staring at you in most children's toys. Kinda hard to actually inhale one of those small bits though, and they're often a poor shape for lodging in a trachea. When the toy is actively assisting the process though, and can time things right, then it becomes a serious threat. Can't call for help when you're choking, and faced with a ...


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Little by little. https://www.nationalgeographic.org/photo/vampirebat/ In Dracula, the vampire visits Lucy in her sleep, and slowly drains her. If there is a better description of a girl being slowly killed by a vampire I have not read it. https://archive.org/stream/draculabr00stokuoft/draculabr00stokuoft_djvu.txt 17 August. No diary for two whole ...


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Poison A proper substance can be placed in a drink or food item when no one is looking. A powdered substance can be placed on the switch for the nightlight, a door handle, or anywhere which is frequently touched. The best option, however, is probably a blow-dart full of poison. The possessed doll only needs a clear line of sight, while itself sitting ...


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Seeing the mass and size of dinosaurs I would say any kind of trap that would make them fall would either be lethal or make killing one a piece of cake.


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Modern humans (in form at least) have several major advantages over dinosaurs. Humans are warm-blooded endurance hunters with much greater intellect than dinosaurs, and they breed like flies in comparison. In our own world history humans have hunted anything and everything that can be either a threat or a source of food... including other humans. We are ...


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Lots of good methods already here, but I saw a few things they could add to help out. Caltrops I can't think of any creature that likes sharp things going into the bottoms of their feet. You could probably make some sizeable caltrops to make sure they penetrate deep enough. Maybe half a meter across. That would be easy enough for your people to see and ...


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Other dinosaurs! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sBLmN0oV-8 Triceratops and other ceratopsians have a herd structure like Cape buffalo (I here assert!). Strength in numbers means that the herd is usually immune to large predators with any sense, because once the predator closes with its chosen prey the others in the herd flank it and gore it. Like ...


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Well, humans will be humans, so I have no doubt that they'll prevail. Because they already did in the past. Are the dino actively at war with the humans? No. This means that the humans will, first thing, learn to make their habitat dinosaur-free. Villages will be located in places with less dangerous predators, or in places which will be less accessible to ...


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Same way the Aztecs dealt with big forces intent on exterminating them if possible. They lived on a lake with bridge approaches. This means they were limited ways they could be attacked so they could concentrate defences better. This can be scaled up or down to even just a moat. Or a wide ditch full of sharpened stakes (big ones). Fortify the approaches ...


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Don't forget that real world humans hunted large beasts like mammoths and whales, just using spears, slingshots and fire (well, fire not for the whales). When it comes to projectile weapons, Aztecs can count on Atlatl The atlatl was a spear thrower, which produced greater force from a greater distance. Only the highest ranks were allowed these ...


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