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(Quartz)   So even the World Wildlife Fund has a drone now   (qz.com) divider line 41
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2013-03-26 01:04:31 PM
Now.
 
2013-03-26 01:16:24 PM
www.obsessedwithwrestling.com

WWF drone?
 
2013-03-26 01:36:40 PM
Nice. Drones in an of themselves aren't bad. They can be used for bad things, just like planes, helicopters, etc. They have a lot of excellent uses. I was just reading about how scientists have been using drones to track penguins in the Antarctic, and whales in the Pacific. Very cool.
 
2013-03-26 01:56:30 PM
And soon poachers and whalers will have drones! Win-Win for high tech sales!
 
2013-03-26 01:57:15 PM
Elephant and rhino poachers should be stripped naked, hobbled, blooded and left in the middle of the Mara during high migration.  There is no fate that is too bad for them.
 
2013-03-26 01:58:05 PM
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2013-03-26 01:59:13 PM

Kuta: And soon poachers and whalers will have drones! Win-Win for high tech sales!


Or those anti-fishing activists get one that can drop a hand grenade into the open hold of a fishing vessel.
 
2013-03-26 02:00:31 PM
When?
 
2013-03-26 02:02:52 PM
How about now?
 
2013-03-26 02:03:53 PM
Technically, my nephew has a drone.  I bought it for him, but it's wicked cool.
 
2013-03-26 02:05:30 PM
"After all, its aim is not to kill people but to keep track of the rhinos and perhaps scare away potential poachers once they know they're being watched."

Yeah right, it's not to kill poachers, just "scare" them.

It'll probably be used to vector in armed anti-poacher squads for an assault.

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2013-03-26 02:06:34 PM

Ambitwistor: Yeah right, it's not to kill poachers, just "scare" them.


What do you believe a drone to be?
 
2013-03-26 02:06:38 PM

Car_Ramrod: I was just reading about how scientists have been using drones to track penguins in the Antarctic, and whales in the Pacific.


The word you are looking for is "hunters".  How cool would it be to hunt penguins with a drone? Firing hellfire missles into a flock of the tuxedo-wearing little bastards...
 
2013-03-26 02:07:05 PM

JusticeandIndependence: Technically, my nephew has a drone.  I bought it for him, but it's wicked cool.


I was thinking of trying to build one this summer.  I was thinking if you just strap a smart phone to the bottom of a RC helicopter and do something like facetime perhaps I could stream video back.  Wouldn't that technically be a drone?
 
2013-03-26 02:07:20 PM

JusticeandIndependence: Ambitwistor: Yeah right, it's not to kill poachers, just "scare" them.

What do you believe a drone to be?


Did you read my entire comment?
 
2013-03-26 02:11:38 PM
They complement each other
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the panda may be amphibious but he can't carry missiles
 
2013-03-26 02:12:05 PM
now do they now?
 
2013-03-26 02:12:49 PM

FARK rebel soldier: They complement each other
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the panda may be amphibious but he can't carry missiles


But why do pandas hate whalers?
 
2013-03-26 02:17:22 PM
So, how about a camera/drone combination defense for the border? When the camera detects crossing, notify the authorities and have the drone follow them from a safe distance until the authorities catch up?
 
2013-03-26 02:19:30 PM
THANKS A LOT FARTBONGO
 
2013-03-26 02:20:48 PM

dj_spanmaster: So, how about a camera/drone combination defense for the border? When the camera detects crossing, notify the authorities and have the drone follow them from a safe distance until the authorities catch up?


Um, the Border Patrol already has them.
ivn.us
 
2013-03-26 02:21:14 PM
northeastern province of India

What is this 1850? It's a state now, they structured themselves like a united states of India.
 
2013-03-26 02:22:54 PM

FARK rebel soldier: What is this 1850?


In India?  Yes.

/more like 650, really.
 
2013-03-26 02:22:54 PM
I love this site. Please keep linking it.

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2013-03-26 02:24:00 PM

dj_spanmaster: So, how about a camera/drone combination defense for the border? When the camera detects crossing, notify the authorities and have the drone follow them from a safe distance until the authorities catch up?


That's basically what they're doing.

"Crawford said the software and drones, which would be operated by rangers or local law enforcement, would 'generate a strategic deployment of rangers in the most cost effective way, so they can form a shield between animals and poachers.' [...] 'if governments wanted to, they could deploy [more expensive] high altitude drones that can stay up high in the sky, and track poachers to get the middle men and whole trade line.'"
 
2013-03-26 02:24:44 PM

Ambitwistor: JusticeandIndependence: Ambitwistor: Yeah right, it's not to kill poachers, just "scare" them.

What do you believe a drone to be?

Did you read my entire comment?


If it was sarcasm, I missed it sorry.
 
2013-03-26 02:24:59 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Car_Ramrod: I was just reading about how scientists have been using drones to track penguins in the Antarctic, and whales in the Pacific.

The word you are looking for is "hunters".  How cool would it be to hunt penguins with a drone? Firing hellfire missles into a flock of the tuxedo-wearing little bastards...


Soon, very soon, there will be exotic animal hunting trips where drones are used to scout for the ever harder to find rare animals. And hunters will be gloating about bagging the last ones!
 
2013-03-26 02:34:03 PM

Ambitwistor: But why do pandas hate whalers?


Look at that mouth, just ready to eat some spears.
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2013-03-26 02:59:23 PM
Oh yeah, you gotta have a drone. I don't do a thing without my drone - checks everything out for me now. That's just the way it is today. You gottta have a drone.
 
2013-03-26 03:15:39 PM

The Muthaship: When?


When will then be now?
 
2013-03-26 03:19:25 PM
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2013-03-26 04:12:23 PM

YouPeopleAreCrazy: dj_spanmaster: So, how about a camera/drone combination defense for the border? When the camera detects crossing, notify the authorities and have the drone follow them from a safe distance until the authorities catch up?

Um, the Border Patrol already has them.
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Ambitwistor: dj_spanmaster: So, how about a camera/drone combination defense for the border? When the camera detects crossing, notify the authorities and have the drone follow them from a safe distance until the authorities catch up?

That's basically what they're doing.

"Crawford said the software and drones, which would be operated by rangers or local law enforcement, would 'generate a strategic deployment of rangers in the most cost effective way, so they can form a shield between animals and poachers.' [...] 'if governments wanted to, they could deploy [more expensive] high altitude drones that can stay up high in the sky, and track poachers to get the middle men and whole trade line.'"


Excellent! Carry on with the drone hunting of rhinos, then.
 
2013-03-26 04:42:02 PM
At what point does a remote control airplane or helicopter become a drone?
 
2013-03-26 07:50:37 PM
What is the carbon foot print of the manufacture and operation of drones?
 
2013-03-26 08:12:33 PM

hasty ambush: What is the carbon foot print of the manufacture and operation of drones?


A carbon footprint is a good thing...FOR ME TO POOP ON.
 
2013-03-26 08:25:46 PM

MyNameIsMofuga: At what point does a remote control airplane or helicopter become a drone?


When you stick a wireless camera on it.
 
2013-03-27 09:50:22 AM

MyNameIsMofuga: At what point does a remote control airplane or helicopter become a drone?


When it takes off, technically. But the camera thing is beginning to stick.
 
2013-03-27 10:49:08 AM
So when does Drew buy a drone for Fark?  And is anyone here sober enough to pilot the damn thing?
 
2013-03-27 11:16:00 PM

MyNameIsMofuga: At what point does a remote control airplane or helicopter become a drone?


When it no longer looks like a 2' wide Cessna 172, or a 1' wide Bell helicopter.
Anything beyond that is a drone, and therefore scary.
 
2013-03-28 06:44:06 AM

YouPeopleAreCrazy: MyNameIsMofuga: At what point does a remote control airplane or helicopter become a drone?

When it no longer looks like a 2' wide Cessna 172, or a 1' wide Bell helicopter.
Anything beyond that is a drone, and therefore scary.


From what my top notch Google investigation skills tell me is once it has some type of autonomous flight capability it is considered a drone.  The internet has never failed me yet, for the most part.
 
2013-03-29 03:43:29 PM

MyNameIsMofuga: From what my top notch Google investigation skills tell me is once it has some type of autonomous flight capability it is considered a drone. The internet has never failed me yet, for the most part.


Tell that to the news idiots.
According to them, this is a 'drone:
cdn.slashgear.com
 
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