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(KHOU Houston)   Instead of freaking out over the high-tech drones piloted by the US government, you should be much more concerned about the $300 drone piloted by that nerdy teen who lives two houses down   (khou.com) divider line 135
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2013-02-27 10:32:51 AM
The nerdy teen is much less likely to commit war crimes.
 
2013-02-27 10:50:03 AM
I'm going to call my drone Ceiling Cat.
 
2013-02-27 10:51:27 AM
Then again, maybe I won't.
 
2013-02-27 10:52:39 AM
This is going to be the start of a whole new genre in internet voyeur porn.
 
2013-02-27 10:53:37 AM
Drone with HD cam hovering just outside is watching you Fap and soon to be uploaded to the interwebs for all to enjoy.
 
2013-02-27 10:54:23 AM
I wonder if said drones are bulletproof.
 
2013-02-27 10:55:54 AM

traylor: I wonder if said drones are bulletproof.


Nah, I can swat down a dragonfly with just a couple of shots.
 
2013-02-27 10:56:04 AM
My brother and his best friend are really into these things right now. I can only imagine what they intend to film with them.
 
2013-02-27 10:56:14 AM
Bring it.

images.fineartamerica.com
 
2013-02-27 10:56:34 AM
these things were all over my local verizon store the last time i went there.
i was all like "really?  at the verizon store?"
 
2013-02-27 10:57:27 AM
 If it's just some nerdy kid trying to get his jollies by playing hi-tech voyeur, who cares?

"Drone" - Hellfire(or link to DHS) = meh
 
2013-02-27 10:57:41 AM
You know what I'm concerned about? Killing innocents in faraway countries who were in the wrong place at the wrong time when some video game jockey shoots a Hellfire missile into a wedding party. Creating more people willing to fight back against this country due to the overwhelming lopsidedness of the military power balance. Making our politicians more willing to engage in foreign wars because the cost of American life is taken out of the equation.

These are things I am concerned about when talking about drones. Joe Teenager with his voyeur camera doesn't faze me a bit.
 
2013-02-27 10:57:51 AM

traylor: I wonder if said drones are bulletproof.


Firing into the air in a residential neighborhood won't cause you any kind of trouble either.
 
2013-02-27 10:59:09 AM

ongbok: Firing into the air in a residential neighborhood won't cause you any kind of trouble either.


I'll just get a bigger drone to knock down their drone.  It's foolproof.
 
2013-02-27 10:59:42 AM
Until they are quiet enough that I can't hear them... meh... Once they can sneak up on me... it's time to arm up and shoot them down.  A nice CO2 pellet rifle should be enough to ruin their day.
 
2013-02-27 11:02:06 AM
As long as any legislation affecting the private use of drone aircraft in the US also applies to government operated or contracted use then I'm okay with this.

Otherwise, f*ck off.
 
2013-02-27 11:02:12 AM

ongbok: traylor: I wonder if said drones are bulletproof.

Firing into the air in a residential neighborhood won't cause you any kind of trouble either.


...um, Biden said I could.
 
2013-02-27 11:03:07 AM

TheOmni: The nerdy teen is much less likely to commit war crimes.


"Shall we play a game?"
 
2013-02-27 11:03:50 AM
So...I can't wait to see what names the journalists come up with to differentiate between evil, terrible, awful, citizen-controlled drones and benevolent, innocent, harmless government drones. "Patrol drones" vs "assault drones" is too obvious.
 
2013-02-27 11:04:31 AM

A Shambling Mound: As long as any legislation affecting the private use of drone aircraft in the US also applies to government operated or contracted use then I'm okay with this.

Otherwise, f*ck off.


The precedents don't bode well for this, sir. Sorry.
 
2013-02-27 11:04:54 AM
You don't control the airspace over your home, the FAA does. The only limit they put on RC aircraft is that you aren't supposed to fly higher than 400 feet AGL. This gives a 100 foot cushion to the lowest level that private aircraft can fly over populated areas, which is 500 feet AGL.
 
2013-02-27 11:04:57 AM
I sense a brand new area of derp for the Sovereign Citizen movement to latch onto. Now in addition to ranting about gold-fringed flags, joinders, punctuation, strawmen, and other assorted horse shait, they can learn to pronounce "Cuius est solum eius est usque ad coelum et ad inferos."
 
2013-02-27 11:05:56 AM
Meh, he's just looking for boobs, Subby. I'm more worred that he'll be trying to pilot the drone and masturbate at the same time. We don't need those things falling from the sky and slamming into houses.
 
2013-02-27 11:05:57 AM

ongbok: traylor: I wonder if said drones are bulletproof.

Firing into the air in a residential neighborhood won't cause you any kind of trouble either.


Then use a lawn dart instead.  Those are legal.
 
2013-02-27 11:06:06 AM
The quadcopter sitting on my desk laughs at your shenanigans.
 
2013-02-27 11:07:25 AM
Remember, the government doesn't like competition.

/It takes the edge off of fapping to surveillance pictures
 
2013-02-27 11:08:07 AM
Can the nerdy teen arrest me and use his "evidence" against me in a court of law? No?

Then I'll continue to worry more about govt. drones and keep my windows covered.
 
2013-02-27 11:08:27 AM
Drone fear is pretty funny.  Satellites can already tell if a penny in your hand is heads or tails.
 
2013-02-27 11:11:20 AM

vonzales: ongbok: traylor: I wonder if said drones are bulletproof.

Firing into the air in a residential neighborhood won't cause you any kind of trouble either.

Then use a lawn dart instead.  Those are legal.


www.myconfinedspace.com
 
2013-02-27 11:11:43 AM
FTA:  i53.tinypic.com

With great advice like that, Thomas Mcdonald, I can see why you're classed as a Top Commenter!

/"LOOK OUT, CLETUS! THAT WHIRLEYBIRD'S A-HEADED RIGHT FUR US!!!!"
 
2013-02-27 11:16:17 AM

ongbok: traylor: I wonder if said drones are bulletproof.

Firing into the air in a residential neighborhood won't cause you any kind of trouble either.


How about THIS? Should be legal, and more fun.
 
2013-02-27 11:16:47 AM
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"Consarnit, you nerdy kids, get off my lawn airspace!"
 
2013-02-27 11:18:59 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: FTA:  [i53.tinypic.com image 407x120]

With great advice like that, Thomas Mcdonald, I can see why you're classed as a Top Commenter!

/"LOOK OUT, CLETUS! THAT WHIRLEYBIRD'S A-HEADED RIGHT FUR US!!!!"


Furthermore, what happens when the drone starts to defend itself?


/your cunning plan...
 
2013-02-27 11:24:33 AM
What amuses me is that they think they are rich enough or important enough to afford privacy. So what if you build a tall fence, someone else is allowed to go higher.
 
2013-02-27 11:24:58 AM
Those are hard to fly, loud, and fragile.  I wouldn't worry about it.
 
2013-02-27 11:26:19 AM

mrlewish: What amuses me is that they think they are rich enough or important enough to afford privacy. So what if you build a tall fence, someone else is allowed to go higher.


Lol. Huh? Why is someone wanting privacy worthy of your snark? Why does that bother you?
 
2013-02-27 11:26:36 AM
Snowcrash isn't a how-to book.
 
2013-02-27 11:31:22 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: I sense a brand new area of derp for the Sovereign Citizen movement to latch onto. Now in addition to ranting about gold-fringed flags, joinders, punctuation, strawmen, and other assorted horse shait, they can learn to pronounce "Cuius est solum eius est usque ad coelum et ad inferos."


Why is it all of fark laughs at people that at their core desire to just be left the hell alone and not have to deal with other people telling them how to live their lives?

Does it only count as a good thing if it's against an HOA or people who want to ban gay marriage?
 
2013-02-27 11:37:45 AM
I see a whole new market here for homeowners. Fast forward two years.


HO #1, lets equip our home drone with something that will take down the neighbors drone if they invade our air space during tonight's party.


HO # 2, thanks for responding officer, the music was so loud, we thought we heard gun shots and that's why we sent our drone to look into the windows next door, we didn't want any of the children killed, it was for the children, really it was.


And while we were looking around we also saw underage drinking, pill bottles on the counter, mattress tags missing, mismanaged recycling containers and a calendar with neked women on it.
 
2013-02-27 11:43:38 AM

priapic_abandon: You don't control the airspace over your home, the FAA does. The only limit they put on RC aircraft is that you aren't supposed to fly higher than 400 feet AGL. This gives a 100 foot cushion to the lowest level that private aircraft can fly over populated areas, which is 500 feet AGL.


You left off a very important caveat. The RC aircraft has to be non-commercial to fall under the guidelines you quote. What 'JAM Aviation' did in this article is illegal. In fact, their entire aerial photography business is a crime as the law currently stands. Home of the free....
 
2013-02-27 11:45:53 AM
I wonder how long California tries to ban them to stop paparazzi's at the behest of celebrities.
 
2013-02-27 11:49:10 AM

liam76: I wonder how long California tries to ban them to stop paparazzi's at the behest of celebrities.


Already illegal for any commercial use.
 
2013-02-27 11:52:32 AM

Earl of Chives: liam76: I wonder how long California tries to ban them to stop paparazzi's at the behest of celebrities.

Already illegal for any commercial use.


That sounds like BS.

But me taking personal photos and then selling them seems an easy to circumvent this.
 
2013-02-27 11:53:15 AM

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Drone fear is pretty funny.  Satellites can already tell if a penny in your hand is heads or tails.


Look up Rayleigh Criterion and you will see why this is bullshiat. Satellites also can't just sit geostationary over a target or look through windows.
 
2013-02-27 11:54:23 AM
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However nerd drones don't launch Hell Fire missiles.
Mostly
 
2013-02-27 11:56:59 AM

liam76: Earl of Chives: liam76: I wonder how long California tries to ban them to stop paparazzi's at the behest of celebrities.

Already illegal for any commercial use.

That sounds like BS.

But me taking personal photos and then selling them seems an easy to circumvent this.


It isn't easy to circumvent. The FAA has been through all the games people try and play with regard to regular aircraft and pilots without a commercial license just "giving friends a ride" and then taking donations, etc. The case law is 50 years old and 100 miles deep.

As for your BS detector, it's broke:  http://photographyforrealestate.net/2012/01/24/warning-faa-says-us-ai r space-is-closed-to-all-commercial/
 
2013-02-27 11:58:48 AM
As long as they don't give drone pictures the same rights as land-based photos, I.E., You can photograph anything you can see from public space,even people, though you must get a waiver to make money on it. Air space cannot be considered public in the same sense that the streets are.

And be careful with the projectiles, OK? They gotta come down somewhere. Both the bullet AND the drone
 
2013-02-27 12:04:14 PM

Earl of Chives: liam76: Earl of Chives: liam76: I wonder how long California tries to ban them to stop paparazzi's at the behest of celebrities.

Already illegal for any commercial use.

That sounds like BS.

But me taking personal photos and then selling them seems an easy to circumvent this.

It isn't easy to circumvent. The FAA has been through all the games people try and play with regard to regular aircraft and pilots without a commercial license just "giving friends a ride" and then taking donations, etc. The case law is 50 years old and 100 miles deep.

As for your BS detector, it's broke:  http://photographyforrealestate.net/2012/01/24/warning-faa-says-us-ai r space-is-closed-to-all-commercial/


I meant BS, as in a bullshiat law I don't support, not I think that is not true.


I think if you had a drone and took pics then someoen wanted to buy them , that is different than the *wink wink take yoru firend for a flight and they kick back some money to you.
 
2013-02-27 12:04:55 PM

ongbok: traylor: I wonder if said drones are bulletproof.

Firing into the air in a residential neighborhood won't cause you any kind of trouble either.


Most of the consumer ones are made of plastic.  A semi-high powered BB gun would be enough to take one down if you hit a rotor. I'm not seeing the feds pounding at your door over that, especially if I was shooting it from my own backyard.
 
2013-02-27 12:05:59 PM

Koodz: Rayleigh Criterion


Yes they can. One time, when I was watching "Enemy of the State"...
 
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