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(fortwayne.com)   Unmanned drones will guard US coastlines   (fortwayne.com) divider line 37
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2002-12-29 10:54:25 AM  
me...
 
2002-12-29 10:55:15 AM  
...yow?
 
2002-12-29 10:55:56 AM  
I've always wanted to fly one of those. But if did, then I wouldn't be, now would I?
 
2002-12-29 10:55:56 AM  
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2002-12-29 10:56:15 AM  
Hmm... when I read this, images of The Phantom Menace came to mind. When, exactly, do we get droid armies again?
 
2002-12-29 10:57:14 AM  
I can't wait until all this unmanned crap is automated. IN the year 2003 something arrived from somewhere else in time with just one purpose, To kill John Connors.
 
2002-12-29 10:57:32 AM  
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Time to cover my plants :)

And..what a catchy Fark headline! wow! how did you come up with that one?

/ass
 
2002-12-29 10:59:25 AM  
Funny all the time isn't funny. Headline works.
 
2002-12-29 11:01:49 AM  
I was kind of hoping they would be piloted by the soulless clones we are now apparently capable of producing.
 
2002-12-29 11:01:50 AM  
This is soo cool. And thats what america wants; cool.
 
2002-12-29 11:06:11 AM  
Yeah, it works, but a little originality would have been nice as well.
 
2002-12-29 11:10:34 AM  
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2002-12-29 11:16:58 AM  
later on all machines will guard the US since the troops are out abroad somewhere.

hmm i see the rise of the machines, intel inside.
 
2002-12-29 11:20:12 AM  
I want to fly them! I'd do fly-by's on standers-by and scare the living shiat out of them. And I'd make sure there was something that could release water balloons filled with pudding (or shiat for that matter)
 
2002-12-29 11:20:48 AM  
New border patrol:
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2002-12-29 11:29:41 AM  
"Unmanned drones?"

Doesn't that mean 'castrated male insects?' Like they'll do a lot of guarding.
 
2002-12-29 11:38:17 AM  
It's about time somebody did something with all of those Flori-duh Democrats. Make 'em be useful for once.
 
2002-12-29 11:40:21 AM  
Telemakhos,

Very Dennis Milleresque.

Of course Dennis Miller is presently unemployed but..
 
2002-12-29 11:47:03 AM  
Too bad Dennis Miller was/is a dick. He tried hard to make himself funny by swearing, but even that didn't work. I'm happy with Jerry Seinfeld.
 
2002-12-29 11:51:09 AM  
This is a major technological achievement. After a bomb shipped here in a container ship destroys New York, we will all appreciate these drones as much as we'll appreciate StarWars anti-ballistic missiles and the Maginot Line.
 
2002-12-29 11:53:45 AM  
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Exterminate!
 
2002-12-29 12:06:36 PM  
While we're on the subject of the Coast Guard, I saw a Joan London episode of Behind Closed Doors recently where she hung out with a bunch of Coasties for a few weeks.

She stated that on an average day the Coast Guard siezes $10 million in drugs, mostly cocaine and heroin. Does this figure astound anyone else? Could this possibly be true?

Boy, my little lid of pot is sure a threat to Western Civilization.
 
2002-12-29 12:07:30 PM  
Excuse. I believe that should have been Joan Lunden.
 
2002-12-29 12:12:54 PM  
To keep keep things out or in?
 
2002-12-29 12:14:05 PM  

$10,000-$36,000 per kilo....one seizure resulted in 157 kilos. Kinda brings the average up. $10 mil, is chump change.

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$36,000 X 157= 5 million 652 thousand.
 
2002-12-29 12:16:33 PM  

Or......pot.

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They hardly ever make teeny tiny busts....
 
2002-12-29 12:31:43 PM  
Sounds reasonable since the Sentinal Chickens and Guard Lamas didn't work out.
 
2002-12-29 12:54:14 PM  
"They allow you to monitor large amounts of space, but don't require an intelligent brainbehind it most of the time."

This should suit the Coasties just fine.

/usnavy
 
2002-12-29 01:14:45 PM  
Great, now they can crash on US soil too.
 
2002-12-29 01:47:42 PM  
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I can remember seeing these flying up and down the Jersey coast when I was a little kid.
 
2002-12-29 02:06:58 PM  
Isn't Tadlette an unmanned drone?
 
2002-12-29 03:42:00 PM  
The want something with a bit more intelligence than the average military type.
 
2002-12-29 03:53:53 PM  
I wonder how soon drones will air-to-ground missiles will be patrolling airspace above all our major cities?
 
2002-12-29 04:43:05 PM  
Northrop Grumman spokeswoman Cynthia Curiel said the spy plane's surveillance photos are so detailed, viewers could identify the size of a milk container on a picnic table.

Who the hell brings milk to a picnic?!
 
2002-12-29 08:27:40 PM  
"Officals declined to comment about speculation on when SkyNet would be opperational."
 
2002-12-29 08:51:14 PM  
Now all we need is the neural interface and the rigger profession will be upon us.
 
2002-12-29 10:18:58 PM  
I thought all the drones were already busy working in civil service and corporate office cubicles.
 
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