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2013-03-13 12:58:09 PM
Except here in Seattle, where the pants wetting hippies and fake hippy mayor McCheese would rather have the cops driving their multi-ton vehicles through traffic at high speeds to chase bad guys rather than popping the drone out of their trunk to follow him.

Oh, who am I kidding.  They just want to give those bad guys a hug and tell them to go back out to Westlake and provide culture.  They're just misunderstood!
 
2013-03-13 12:58:26 PM
How exactly is this "Cool"? I dunno about you, subby, but I personally don't want to be monitored and watched 24/7 by the invisible eye in the sky. It's bad enough i'm watched and recorded and tracked with conventional security cameras and electronic systems.

/it's not paranoid when you know for a fact how easily you can be traced.
 
2013-03-13 12:59:14 PM
"Cool" tag is definitely a troll. Hope when the drones start killing people you're the first to go Subby!
 
2013-03-13 01:01:42 PM
img.photobucket.com
Welcome to City 17.
 
2013-03-13 01:02:40 PM
Did you click the "cool" tag by mistake, or is it sarcasm?  Because I really feel the Dumbass tag is appropriate here.
 
2013-03-13 01:02:43 PM
Given all the crap that's happening in Chicago, the south side of that city should be covered in drones 24/7.
 
2013-03-13 01:03:46 PM

Bravo Two: How exactly is this "Cool"?


The scare-quotes around "honor" should have tipped you off to the sarcasm.
 
2013-03-13 01:04:01 PM
FTFA: Colorado is vying to be one of six states designated as a test site for flying commercial drones over U.S. airspace.


Why do you hate capitalism subby?
 
2013-03-13 01:05:33 PM

Rent Party: Except here in Seattle, where the pants wetting hippies and fake hippy mayor McCheese would rather have the cops driving their multi-ton vehicles through traffic at high speeds to chase bad guys rather than popping the drone out of their trunk to follow him.

Oh, who am I kidding.  They just want to give those bad guys a hug and tell them to go back out to Westlake and provide culture.  They're just misunderstood!


Now, this is fascinating.  Obama orders drone strikes on American citizens, and those dumb liberals just need to understand that it's not cool for the President to have the power to target Real AmericansTM if he so chooses.  When we have libs who are  againsthaving those drones around, they're dumb libs for  notwanting them.

The dumb, you has it.
 
2013-03-13 01:06:36 PM

stevetherobot: FTFA: Colorado is vying to be one of six states designated as a test site for flying commercial drones over U.S. airspace.


Why do you hate capitalism subby?


Yeah, like those English people who biatch about "Big Brother" all the time.  Those cameras are  privately owned! Big difference.
 
2013-03-13 01:07:36 PM
It's stories like this when I miss Bush. No way liberals would be ok with this and sure as hell not get a "cool" tag on fark under Bush. Obama gets a free pass even when he's using Bush-era rights-shattering laws to do so.
 
2013-03-13 01:07:44 PM

Rent Party: Except here in Seattle, where the pants wetting hippies and fake hippy mayor McCheese would rather have the cops driving their multi-ton vehicles through traffic at high speeds to chase bad guys rather than popping the drone out of their trunk to follow him.

Oh, who am I kidding.  They just want to give those bad guys a hug and tell them to go back out to Westlake and provide culture.  They're just misunderstood!


You have not noticed that there is already air cover for the cops around here?  Shiat, I'm from one of the very few liberal cities in TX, and even they have the gilacompters flying around all day.  So, you would prefer drones instead of helicopters?  Is that what you are saying?  Moreover, are you also saying you would like drones hanging around perhaps eye spying people?  You sound like a Republican who likes military toys, but not a Republican who likes personal privacy...identity issues.
 
2013-03-13 01:08:30 PM
Sounds like that horrid movie Eyeborgs i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-13 01:09:04 PM

Bravo Two: How exactly is this "Cool"? I dunno about you, subby, but I personally don't want to be monitored and watched 24/7 by the invisible eye in the sky. It's bad enough i'm watched and recorded and tracked with conventional security cameras and electronic systems.

/it's not paranoid when you know for a fact how easily you can be traced.




What are you trying to hide? Sounds like criminals behavior to me.

I say blanket the sky with drones and blot out the sun.

It's the only way to be safe.
 
2013-03-13 01:10:36 PM
Someone should find a way to either hijack them, disable them, or attract them somewhere to be caught. You could sell those for not a small amount of cash.
 
2013-03-13 01:12:27 PM
img593.imageshack.us

Stay in your zone
 
2013-03-13 01:12:31 PM

theMightyRegeya: Rent Party: Except here in Seattle, where the pants wetting hippies and fake hippy mayor McCheese would rather have the cops driving their multi-ton vehicles through traffic at high speeds to chase bad guys rather than popping the drone out of their trunk to follow him.

Oh, who am I kidding.  They just want to give those bad guys a hug and tell them to go back out to Westlake and provide culture.  They're just misunderstood!

Now, this is fascinating.  Obama orders drone strikes on American citizens, and those dumb liberals just need to understand that it's not cool for the President to have the power to target Real AmericansTM if he so chooses.  When we have libs who are  againsthaving those drones around, they're dumb libs for  notwanting them.

The dumb, you has it.


The drones in the article can be purchased pretty much off the shelf at a toy store.  They're about the size of a basketball, and aren't big enough to carry more than a camera.   They're a useful tool for police that allows them to do things like pursue suspects without risk to the general public, and take action much faster than waiting for the helicopter.    But because it flies, you immediately piss down your leg in fear.

That you think they have anything in common with military Reaper drones tells me just how dumb you are.   Even if putting a weapon on them was legal, which it's not,  it's pretty much impossible.  They might be able to hit you with a spitball, as anything bigger would throw the aircraft way off it's flight path.

So as a result of your irrational pants wetting fear, we here in the Seattle area are more at risk.

In summary, you're a gotdamn moron.
 
2013-03-13 01:12:59 PM
I knew it!

i651.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-13 01:13:17 PM

mizchief: It's stories like this when I miss Bush.


Let's not say things we can't take back!
 
2013-03-13 01:13:37 PM
Privacy privacy! While logged into Google and Facebook.
/Just saying
 
2013-03-13 01:14:15 PM

Caffandtranqs: Rent Party: Except here in Seattle, where the pants wetting hippies and fake hippy mayor McCheese would rather have the cops driving their multi-ton vehicles through traffic at high speeds to chase bad guys rather than popping the drone out of their trunk to follow him.

Oh, who am I kidding.  They just want to give those bad guys a hug and tell them to go back out to Westlake and provide culture.  They're just misunderstood!

You have not noticed that there is already air cover for the cops around here?  Shiat, I'm from one of the very few liberal cities in TX, and even they have the gilacompters flying around all day.  So, you would prefer drones instead of helicopters?  Is that what you are saying?  Moreover, are you also saying you would like drones hanging around perhaps eye spying people?  You sound like a Republican who likes military toys, but not a Republican who likes personal privacy...identity issues.


Just like the dude above said, "The dumb.  You has it."
 
2013-03-13 01:15:49 PM
I only want to be tracked by gun-wielding cops in helicoptors.

Joking aside, is everybody really that paranoid? There are plenty of uses for UAVs that don't involve shooting you with Hellfire missles because you're seeding torrents of tranny vs donkey porn.

Besides, if you are a domestic drone target, you're already under constant surveillance by other methods.
 
2013-03-13 01:16:31 PM

Caffandtranqs: Rent Party: Except here in Seattle, where the pants wetting hippies and fake hippy mayor McCheese would rather have the cops driving their multi-ton vehicles through traffic at high speeds to chase bad guys rather than popping the drone out of their trunk to follow him.

Oh, who am I kidding.  They just want to give those bad guys a hug and tell them to go back out to Westlake and provide culture.  They're just misunderstood!

You have not noticed that there is already air cover for the cops around here?


There is?  Do you know how much it costs to operate a helicopter?   Do you know how much it costs to operate that drone?    Do you know how long it takes to get a helo on site?  Do you know how many helos they have access to?   You could equip every squad car in the city with one of the drones for the cost of about a month of helos.  They deploy much faster, and you can cover a much larger area with them in a crisis because you have more of them.  If my kid goes missing, I would much rather have 10 drones on site immediately because they're in the trunk of a car, rather than waiting 20 minutes for the choppah to show up.
 
2013-03-13 01:16:44 PM
We already got the full size preditor flying around Dayton, OH so we get the prize.
 
2013-03-13 01:19:11 PM
Awesome! Now the government can save money by not having to pay all those Chemtrails pilots.
 
2013-03-13 01:19:36 PM

Caffandtranqs: Rent Party: Except here in Seattle, where the pants wetting hippies and fake hippy mayor McCheese would rather have the cops driving their multi-ton vehicles through traffic at high speeds to chase bad guys rather than popping the drone out of their trunk to follow him.

Oh, who am I kidding.  They just want to give those bad guys a hug and tell them to go back out to Westlake and provide culture.  They're just misunderstood!

You have not noticed that there is already air cover for the cops around here?  Shiat, I'm from one of the very few liberal cities in TX, and even they have the gilacompters flying around all day.  So, you would prefer drones instead of helicopters?  Is that what you are saying?  Moreover, are you also saying you would like drones hanging around perhaps eye spying people?  You sound like a Republican who likes military toys, but not a Republican who likes personal privacy...identity issues.


Oh, and for the record, I've voted for every Democratic candidate for the Presidency since 1988.  So fark you.  I'm just not a paranoid pants wetter, and I understand the difference between this

twistedsifter.files.wordpress.com

and this

graphics8.nytimes.com

That is a distinction that is apparently beyond some farkers.
 
2013-03-13 01:20:27 PM

drjekel_mrhyde: Privacy privacy! While logged into Google and Facebook.
/Just saying


Better
privacy privacy! While sitting at Starbucks wearing a pair of Google Glass
 
2013-03-13 01:22:32 PM
Can't wait for the first  mid-air drone, passenger plane crash.
 
2013-03-13 01:23:21 PM
What I really want

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But too many rednecks and gang bangers would shoot at them.
 
2013-03-13 01:24:50 PM

jars.traptone: Someone should find a way to either hijack them, disable them, or attract them somewhere to be caught. You could sell those for not a small amount of cash.


What kind of trouble could a citizen get in for shooting down a drone?
 
2013-03-13 01:26:44 PM

jars.traptone: Someone should find a way to either hijack them, disable them, or attract them somewhere to be caught. You could sell those for not a small amount of cash.


DSM2 is even hard to do that.
 
2013-03-13 01:28:25 PM

Rent Party: Caffandtranqs: Rent Party: Except here in Seattle, where the pants wetting hippies and fake hippy mayor McCheese would rather have the cops driving their multi-ton vehicles through traffic at high speeds to chase bad guys rather than popping the drone out of their trunk to follow him.

Oh, who am I kidding.  They just want to give those bad guys a hug and tell them to go back out to Westlake and provide culture.  They're just misunderstood!

You have not noticed that there is already air cover for the cops around here?

There is?  Do you know how much it costs to operate a helicopter?   Do you know how much it costs to operate that drone?    Do you know how long it takes to get a helo on site?  Do you know how many helos they have access to?   You could equip every squad car in the city with one of the drones for the cost of about a month of helos.  They deploy much faster, and you can cover a much larger area with them in a crisis because you have more of them.  If my kid goes missing, I would much rather have 10 drones on site immediately because they're in the trunk of a car, rather than waiting 20 minutes for the choppah to show up.


How the hell do you not know about the helicopter drones in Seattle?  They are little ones like the other drones you want, BUT they ended the program just last month because people seem to not dig living the spooky reality of "1984" science fiction.  I believe it was Benjamin Franklin that said, "Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one."   You care about cost more than your ability to somewhat live as a private citizen?  You deserve neither of those things in the Franklin quote, but you are lucky there are LIBERALS to guarantee tham for you.
 
2013-03-13 01:30:50 PM

Bravo Two: How exactly is this "Cool"? I dunno about you, subby, but I personally don't want to be monitored and watched 24/7 by the invisible eye in the sky. It's bad enough i'm watched and recorded and tracked with conventional security cameras and electronic systems.

/it's not paranoid when you know for a fact how easily you can be traced.


Unless you're doing something you're not supposed to be, they couldn't give a shiat about your comings and goings. So yes, it is paranoid.
 
2013-03-13 01:32:10 PM

Rent Party: Caffandtranqs: Rent Party: Except here in Seattle, where the pants wetting hippies and fake hippy mayor McCheese would rather have the cops driving their multi-ton vehicles through traffic at high speeds to chase bad guys rather than popping the drone out of their trunk to follow him.

Oh, who am I kidding.  They just want to give those bad guys a hug and tell them to go back out to Westlake and provide culture.  They're just misunderstood!

You have not noticed that there is already air cover for the cops around here?  Shiat, I'm from one of the very few liberal cities in TX, and even they have the gilacompters flying around all day.  So, you would prefer drones instead of helicopters?  Is that what you are saying?  Moreover, are you also saying you would like drones hanging around perhaps eye spying people?  You sound like a Republican who likes military toys, but not a Republican who likes personal privacy...identity issues.

Oh, and for the record, I've voted for every Democratic candidate for the Presidency since 1988.  So fark you.  I'm just not a paranoid pants wetter, and I understand the difference between this

[twistedsifter.files.wordpress.com image 794x487]

and this

[graphics8.nytimes.com image 600x400]

That is a distinction that is apparently beyond some farkers.


And I know the difference between the way search warrants were served twenty years ago and the way they are today.  When the police are given the ability to do something it is just a matter of time until that ability becomes a necessity in their minds.  And from there those "necessities" that are only needed to insure officer and public safety are made more lethal and turned into offensive weapons.  Great God in Heaven, what would happen if they didn't get to play with those toys every chance they got?
 
2013-03-13 01:33:57 PM

Caffandtranqs: Rent Party: Caffandtranqs: Rent Party: Except here in Seattle, where the pants wetting hippies and fake hippy mayor McCheese would rather have the cops driving their multi-ton vehicles through traffic at high speeds to chase bad guys rather than popping the drone out of their trunk to follow him.

Oh, who am I kidding.  They just want to give those bad guys a hug and tell them to go back out to Westlake and provide culture.  They're just misunderstood!

You have not noticed that there is already air cover for the cops around here?

There is?  Do you know how much it costs to operate a helicopter?   Do you know how much it costs to operate that drone?    Do you know how long it takes to get a helo on site?  Do you know how many helos they have access to?   You could equip every squad car in the city with one of the drones for the cost of about a month of helos.  They deploy much faster, and you can cover a much larger area with them in a crisis because you have more of them.  If my kid goes missing, I would much rather have 10 drones on site immediately because they're in the trunk of a car, rather than waiting 20 minutes for the choppah to show up.

How the hell do you not know about the helicopter drones in Seattle?  They are little ones like the other drones you want, BUT they ended the program just last month because people seem to not dig living the spooky reality of "1984" science fiction.  I believe it was Benjamin Franklin that said, "Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one."   You care about cost more than your ability to somewhat live as a private citizen?  You deserve neither of those things in the Franklin quote, but you are lucky there are LIBERALS to guarantee tham for you.


Jesus Christ, did you not read my boobies?  I'm talking specifically about the pants wetting hippies in Seattle that caused this very useful police tool, which could have added to public safety at very low cost, away.

Your paranoia has made us all less safe.  There was no intent to have those drones hovering over the city all the time spying on you.  You're simply not that interesting.
 
2013-03-13 01:34:49 PM

Rent Party: Caffandtranqs: Rent Party: Except here in Seattle, where the pants wetting hippies and fake hippy mayor McCheese would rather have the cops driving their multi-ton vehicles through traffic at high speeds to chase bad guys rather than popping the drone out of their trunk to follow him.

Oh, who am I kidding.  They just want to give those bad guys a hug and tell them to go back out to Westlake and provide culture.  They're just misunderstood!

You have not noticed that there is already air cover for the cops around here?

There is?  Do you know how much it costs to operate a helicopter?   Do you know how much it costs to operate that drone?    Do you know how long it takes to get a helo on site?  Do you know how many helos they have access to?   You could equip every squad car in the city with one of the drones for the cost of about a month of helos.  They deploy much faster, and you can cover a much larger area with them in a crisis because you have more of them.  If my kid goes missing, I would much rather have 10 drones on site immediately because they're in the trunk of a car, rather than waiting 20 minutes for the choppah to show up.


I would rather your kid sped the next 20 years footcuffed to a chair packing cocaine into bricks for the cartels than put a hovering camera in the hands of every greaseball pig in the country.
 
2013-03-13 01:36:10 PM

Sweaty Dynamite: Rent Party: Caffandtranqs: Rent Party: Except here in Seattle, where the pants wetting hippies and fake hippy mayor McCheese would rather have the cops driving their multi-ton vehicles through traffic at high speeds to chase bad guys rather than popping the drone out of their trunk to follow him.

Oh, who am I kidding.  They just want to give those bad guys a hug and tell them to go back out to Westlake and provide culture.  They're just misunderstood!

You have not noticed that there is already air cover for the cops around here?  Shiat, I'm from one of the very few liberal cities in TX, and even they have the gilacompters flying around all day.  So, you would prefer drones instead of helicopters?  Is that what you are saying?  Moreover, are you also saying you would like drones hanging around perhaps eye spying people?  You sound like a Republican who likes military toys, but not a Republican who likes personal privacy...identity issues.

Oh, and for the record, I've voted for every Democratic candidate for the Presidency since 1988.  So fark you.  I'm just not a paranoid pants wetter, and I understand the difference between this

[twistedsifter.files.wordpress.com image 794x487]

and this

[graphics8.nytimes.com image 600x400]

That is a distinction that is apparently beyond some farkers.

And I know the difference between the way search warrants were served twenty years ago and the way they are today.  When the police are given the ability to do something it is just a matter of time until that ability becomes a necessity in their minds.  And from there those "necessities" that are only needed to insure officer and public safety are made more lethal and turned into offensive weapons.  Great God in Heaven, what would happen if they didn't get to play with those toys every chance they got?


So your answer is to deny police less lethal methods of pursuit?  They must now resort to *more dangerous* methods because of your unfounded paranoia.

Way to go, dude.  You really thought that one through.
 
2013-03-13 01:36:46 PM

Rent Party: Caffandtranqs: Rent Party: Caffandtranqs: Rent Party: Except here in Seattle, where the pants wetting hippies and fake hippy mayor McCheese would rather have the cops driving their multi-ton vehicles through traffic at high speeds to chase bad guys rather than popping the drone out of their trunk to follow him.

Oh, who am I kidding.  They just want to give those bad guys a hug and tell them to go back out to Westlake and provide culture.  They're just misunderstood!

You have not noticed that there is already air cover for the cops around here?

There is?  Do you know how much it costs to operate a helicopter?   Do you know how much it costs to operate that drone?    Do you know how long it takes to get a helo on site?  Do you know how many helos they have access to?   You could equip every squad car in the city with one of the drones for the cost of about a month of helos.  They deploy much faster, and you can cover a much larger area with them in a crisis because you have more of them.  If my kid goes missing, I would much rather have 10 drones on site immediately because they're in the trunk of a car, rather than waiting 20 minutes for the choppah to show up.

How the hell do you not know about the helicopter drones in Seattle?  They are little ones like the other drones you want, BUT they ended the program just last month because people seem to not dig living the spooky reality of "1984" science fiction.  I believe it was Benjamin Franklin that said, "Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one."   You care about cost more than your ability to somewhat live as a private citizen?  You deserve neither of those things in the Franklin quote, but you are lucky there are LIBERALS to guarantee tham for you.

Jesus Christ, did you not read my boobies?  I'm talking specifically about the pants wetting hippies in Seattle that caused this very useful police tool, which could have added to public safety at ve ...



Let's meet back here in three years.
 
2013-03-13 01:36:57 PM

safetycap: I knew it!

[i651.photobucket.com image 640x800]


Rent Party, I got this one.

You are a complete moron if you think TFA's drones are anything like a Reaper drone complete with hellfire missiles.
 
2013-03-13 01:37:23 PM

ReapTheChaos: Bravo Two: How exactly is this "Cool"? I dunno about you, subby, but I personally don't want to be monitored and watched 24/7 by the invisible eye in the sky. It's bad enough i'm watched and recorded and tracked with conventional security cameras and electronic systems.

/it's not paranoid when you know for a fact how easily you can be traced.

Unless you're doing something you're not supposed to be, they couldn't give a shiat about your comings and goings. So yes, it is paranoid.


You mean like the way the FBI hounded martin Luther king, jr?
 
2013-03-13 01:38:01 PM

Rent Party: Caffandtranqs: Rent Party: Except here in Seattle, where the pants wetting hippies and fake hippy mayor McCheese would rather have the cops driving their multi-ton vehicles through traffic at high speeds to chase bad guys rather than popping the drone out of their trunk to follow him.

Oh, who am I kidding.  They just want to give those bad guys a hug and tell them to go back out to Westlake and provide culture.  They're just misunderstood!

You have not noticed that there is already air cover for the cops around here?  Shiat, I'm from one of the very few liberal cities in TX, and even they have the gilacompters flying around all day.  So, you would prefer drones instead of helicopters?  Is that what you are saying?  Moreover, are you also saying you would like drones hanging around perhaps eye spying people?  You sound like a Republican who likes military toys, but not a Republican who likes personal privacy...identity issues.

Oh, and for the record, I've voted for every Democratic candidate for the Presidency since 1988.  So fark you.  I'm just not a paranoid pants wetter, and I understand the difference between this

[twistedsifter.files.wordpress.com image 794x487]

and this

[graphics8.nytimes.com image 600x400]

That is a distinction that is apparently beyond some farkers.


Most people have no idea how big a Predator/Reaper is. They think it's this small thing because it's associated with the word "drone."

Unmanned full sized aircraft is more appropriate.
 
2013-03-13 01:41:08 PM
I'm not too worried about drones being stationed here.  That means the men driving them live here.  So do their families.  When they target our families, we'll kill theirs.  Ain't war hell?
 
2013-03-13 01:42:33 PM

StoPPeRmobile: Rent Party: Caffandtranqs: Rent Party: Caffandtranqs: Rent Party: Except here in Seattle, where the pants wetting hippies and fake hippy mayor McCheese would rather have the cops driving their multi-ton vehicles through traffic at high speeds to chase bad guys rather than popping the drone out of their trunk to follow him.

Oh, who am I kidding.  They just want to give those bad guys a hug and tell them to go back out to Westlake and provide culture.  They're just misunderstood!

You have not noticed that there is already air cover for the cops around here?

There is?  Do you know how much it costs to operate a helicopter?   Do you know how much it costs to operate that drone?    Do you know how long it takes to get a helo on site?  Do you know how many helos they have access to?   You could equip every squad car in the city with one of the drones for the cost of about a month of helos.  They deploy much faster, and you can cover a much larger area with them in a crisis because you have more of them.  If my kid goes missing, I would much rather have 10 drones on site immediately because they're in the trunk of a car, rather than waiting 20 minutes for the choppah to show up.

How the hell do you not know about the helicopter drones in Seattle?  They are little ones like the other drones you want, BUT they ended the program just last month because people seem to not dig living the spooky reality of "1984" science fiction.  I believe it was Benjamin Franklin that said, "Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one."   You care about cost more than your ability to somewhat live as a private citizen?  You deserve neither of those things in the Franklin quote, but you are lucky there are LIBERALS to guarantee tham for you.

Jesus Christ, did you not read my boobies?  I'm talking specifically about the pants wetting hippies in Seattle that caused this very useful police tool, which could have added to public ...


Sure.  In three years, how do you suppose police should deal with this kind of stuff.

https://www.google.com/search?q=police+pursuit+accidents&hl=en&safe= of f&source=univ&tbm=nws&tbo=u&sa=X&ei=GLlAUeXyO4nlqQGV4oGQDQ&ved=0CGkQqA I&biw=1142&bih=802

Should they

1) Set police of no pursuit, which means that all criminals need to do to escape is run?
2) Continue to put the public at risk via high speed chases?
3) Deploy a low cost, low risk pursuit solution that causes sniveling pants wetters to shiat themselves because it happens to fly.

I'm going with "ignore the pants wetters."
 
2013-03-13 01:42:36 PM
If the LAPD can send more than 100 rounds into a truck and not kill the occupants, do you really want them piloting drones?

Where's the drone?  I wonder what all of those sparks are from that utility line over there?  Oops.  I have a feeling they'll be used to 'monitor' swimming pools more than find lost kids...
 
2013-03-13 01:42:38 PM
Rent Party:

[twistedsifter.files.wordpress.com image 794x487]

and this

[graphics8.nytimes.com image 600x400]

That is a distinction that is apparently beyond some farkers.



Yeah, the difference is that one is being used by the military, and the other is being used by the para-military.

/++good.
 
2013-03-13 01:42:39 PM

Ned Stark: Rent Party: Caffandtranqs: Rent Party: Except here in Seattle, where the pants wetting hippies and fake hippy mayor McCheese would rather have the cops driving their multi-ton vehicles through traffic at high speeds to chase bad guys rather than popping the drone out of their trunk to follow him.

Oh, who am I kidding.  They just want to give those bad guys a hug and tell them to go back out to Westlake and provide culture.  They're just misunderstood!

You have not noticed that there is already air cover for the cops around here?

There is?  Do you know how much it costs to operate a helicopter?   Do you know how much it costs to operate that drone?    Do you know how long it takes to get a helo on site?  Do you know how many helos they have access to?   You could equip every squad car in the city with one of the drones for the cost of about a month of helos.  They deploy much faster, and you can cover a much larger area with them in a crisis because you have more of them.  If my kid goes missing, I would much rather have 10 drones on site immediately because they're in the trunk of a car, rather than waiting 20 minutes for the choppah to show up.

I would rather your kid sped the next 20 years footcuffed to a chair packing cocaine into bricks for the cartels than put a hovering camera in the hands of every greaseball pig in the country.


Great. But that's not the choice.

The choice is, dangerous high speed persuit, or following a suspect from the air, in all likelihood without being noticed.

If you choose the high speed persuit, because you think drones and cameras are scary (oooh no, that camera stole mah soul!) then you are a fool. A dangerous fool.

Exactly what threat do you think a camera on an RC toy poses? Going to peer in through your windows? Get blinds, and throw a rock at any peeping tom aircraft you see.

/Watching so many people shiat their pants over anything with the word "drone" in it is almost funny
 
2013-03-13 01:44:03 PM
www.naturalindependent.com

when do we get the Minority Report spider-shaped drones?
 
2013-03-13 01:44:32 PM

Ego edo infantia cattus: Rent Party:

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and this

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That is a distinction that is apparently beyond some farkers.


Yeah, the difference is that one is being used by the military, and the other is being used by the para-military.

/++good.


Yes, congratulations, you read a book a clever toddler could read.

Maybe you can put some of it in context now? Which is better for everyone? High speed persuit, letting criminals go, or tracking them via small RC helicopter with a camera?
 
2013-03-13 01:45:49 PM

TheGreatGazoo: If the LAPD can send more than 100 rounds into a truck and not kill the occupants, do you really want them piloting drones?


Yes.  Do you know why?  Because drones are incapable of sending anything larger than a spitball farther than you can throw.  They are absolutely non-lethal, and given the propensity of cops going apeshiat with guns, *anything* that removes deadly force from their hands is a good thing.
 
2013-03-13 01:46:18 PM
Rent Party: "That is a distinction that is apparently beyond some farkers."

Slight problem in your outrage: the article is about commercial flight of unmanned vehicles in FAA controlled airspace.

The pictures in the article (and the one you posted as counterpoint to the scary reaper) are of very short range vehicles.
They're simply not going to get to an altitude where the FAA would have any say on whether they fly or not. (Excepting special cases like around airports, military bases, nuclear facilities, etc)

Ergo, they're not the ones that are issue here.
What's at issue, are things that will look much more like a predator, than those small drones.

They still won't have weapons, which is a key point.  But that doesn't make them harmless plastic toys either.
At the very least, they'll be carrying enough fuel at high enough speeds to be a non-trivial threat in and of themselves.
Particularly, when (apparently/demonstrably) not even defense drones are properly hardened against electronic warfare.
 
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