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(NPR)   Dumb Americans and their irrational fear of drones are crippling the private drone industry in this country and giving foreign drone manufacturers the chance to surpass our own citizens in creating the machinery needed for our future police state   (npr.org) divider line 110
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2013-04-30 08:27:16 AM  
The present police state is doing just fine.
 
2013-04-30 08:28:28 AM  
I look forward to being droned by my counties drones, not some foreign made inferior piece of crap.
 
2013-04-30 08:28:48 AM  
All this talk about drones...

When are they going to make a robot queen for the drones?  I guess until we can get the exo walkers ready, no queen.
 
2013-04-30 08:30:45 AM  
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2013-04-30 08:30:57 AM  
I blame James Cameronand Skynet. Also that black dude in Terminator 2.
 
2013-04-30 08:31:35 AM  
We no longer use old fasioned terms like "police state" or "martial law". No, we don't have those. We have "shelter in place".  It sounds so safe and nice doesn't it, citizen?
 
2013-04-30 08:33:12 AM  
Anybody know of any businesses starting up in drone countermeasures?

Seems like an industry to invest in.
 
2013-04-30 08:33:46 AM  
FTA
UAV developers admit there's still no reliable way to "teach" small drones to avoid other aircraft, but they say there's little danger as long as they're tested at low altitudes, away from airports - the same rules that already apply to radio-controlled hobby aircraft.

Here is a problem, you lose control of a RC plan, it crashes very quickly, you lose control of a UAW, it could head straight up, or just keep flying level for miles, taking it into GA airspace.

Over regulated, possibly, but with valid concerns.
 
2013-04-30 08:34:20 AM  
On the one hand, I don't really mind drones as a piece of technology. The idea of removing a human from the cockpit and placing them on the ground doesn't bother me at all - it seems good and a good way to preserve the lives of pilots, spending money to protect (at least one) human life.

It's that this drone program is not part of the normal military infrastructure that bothers me. The CIA have demonstrated that they are the world's worst fears about American supremacy made real.

Blah blah blah, some other stuff, blah blah, for or against drones ra ra.
 
2013-04-30 08:36:11 AM  

badhatharry: We no longer use old fasioned terms like "police state" or "martial law". No, we don't have those. We have "shelter in place".  It sounds so safe and nice doesn't it, citizen?


It does! Just like "Prepper" sounds so much more sensible than "batshiat insane paranoid".

/I want a drone
//how much and does it qualify for Amazon's free shipping?
 
2013-04-30 08:36:35 AM  
Talk about a headline that has it all
 
2013-04-30 08:37:24 AM  

FullMetalPanda: All this talk about drones...

When are they going to make a robot queen for the drones?  I guess until we can get the exo walkers ready, no queen.



It's getting there and wow just look at the pair on it.

www.myextralife.com
 
2013-04-30 08:37:59 AM  

Real Women Drink Akvavit: //how much and does it qualify for Amazon's free shipping?


They just send you the remote control and a website to connect to the camera on it, and you fly it home yourself!
 
2013-04-30 08:39:06 AM  
Personally I want to know where drones are so I can be dressed for the occasion resulting in any staff looking over the footage to scream and start dressing me with their eyes
 
2013-04-30 08:39:06 AM  
I asked this before and will ask again.

What is the technical difference between an advanced remote control aircraft with a camera and a drone?

/Not that I am completely pro-government, but fair to understand the technicial differences unless hellfire missiles are involved.
 
2013-04-30 08:41:37 AM  
Imagine when they start using these to clock speeders, take a pic of their plates and then mail you a bill.

Wait, can I patent that idea? Then they have to pay me millions per year to use it.
 
2013-04-30 08:41:37 AM  
They're called remote controlled airplanes and have been around almost 100 years. Stop calling them drones and the idiots won't be bothered by it. They won't understand there's really no difference.
 
2013-04-30 08:41:51 AM  
This week on When Politics Tabs Comments Become Headlines...
 
2013-04-30 08:42:17 AM  
Drone
 
2013-04-30 08:42:42 AM  
Article was better than the headline.  Hope that guy gets his permit.
 
2013-04-30 08:43:15 AM  

Real Women Drink Akvavit: badhatharry: We no longer use old fasioned terms like "police state" or "martial law". No, we don't have those. We have "shelter in place".  It sounds so safe and nice doesn't it, citizen?

It does! Just like "Prepper" sounds so much more sensible than "batshiat insane paranoid".

/I want a drone
//how much and does it qualify for Amazon's free shipping?


You think preppers are batshiat insane paranoid? Having supplies and food on hand. Seriously?

You best start believing in police states. You're living in one.
 
2013-04-30 08:43:53 AM  

that was my nickname in highschool: When Politics Tabs Comments Become Headlines...


lol, I was typing the same complaint when you posted yours (more wittily).
 
2013-04-30 08:44:37 AM  
As long as I can nerve staple them, then it is all good!
www.rockpapershotgun.com
 
2013-04-30 08:47:11 AM  
from the article, sounds like the regulations serve the purpose of keeping smaller players out of the development market; the bigger aerospace companies are just fine, and are themselves typically the ones who write the laws in the first place.
 
2013-04-30 08:47:13 AM  

badhatharry: Real Women Drink Akvavit: badhatharry: We no longer use old fasioned terms like "police state" or "martial law". No, we don't have those. We have "shelter in place".  It sounds so safe and nice doesn't it, citizen?

It does! Just like "Prepper" sounds so much more sensible than "batshiat insane paranoid".

/I want a drone
//how much and does it qualify for Amazon's free shipping?

You think preppers are batshiat insane paranoid? Having supplies and food on hand. Seriously?

You best start believing in police states. You're living in one.


Remember, it is only sane if the government does it!  If Joe American wants to plan to survive some catastrophic event, he is crazy!
 
2013-04-30 08:47:16 AM  

Burr: Anybody know of any businesses starting up in drone countermeasures?

Seems like an industry to invest in.


I was just thinking that.  Wouldn't it be easy as hell to take down flying drones?
 
2013-04-30 08:48:24 AM  
Our current Police State is in fine shape.

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2013-04-30 08:48:39 AM  
When drones are used in America you can bet our multi-national, hyper rich corporate overlords will be making them, not some little schmuck like this guy. Find a different product dude.
 
2013-04-30 08:49:07 AM  
TIL: Cyberdyne, based in Tsukuba built HAL

static2.businessinsider.com

OR How I Learned to Stop Worrying and be the Drone
 
2013-04-30 08:49:35 AM  

Burr: Anybody know of any businesses starting up in drone countermeasures?

Seems like an industry to invest in.


i238.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-30 08:50:30 AM  

The Southern Logic Company: Burr: Anybody know of any businesses starting up in drone countermeasures?

Seems like an industry to invest in.

I was just thinking that.  Wouldn't it be easy as hell to take down flying drones?


Eh, they are making them smaller every day, harder to detect.  I was thinking more along the lines of transmission disruption.
 
2013-04-30 08:51:20 AM  
Real Women Drink Akvavit:

/I want a drone
//how much and does it qualify for Amazon's free shipping?


You can get a toy quadcopter shipped from amazon for about $50.. but it's not autonomous..
 
2013-04-30 08:51:56 AM  

neversubmit: The present police state is doing just fine.



yes,  just a few more years and we'll all be clamoring for the next step: Military State.   i can't wait!   its so exciting!
 
2013-04-30 08:53:04 AM  
just remember, those Para Military folks are only trying to keep you Free.    la de da!
 
2013-04-30 08:53:07 AM  
Why are the current regulations regarding aircraft based surveillance inadequate for drones? Why should we treat them any different than a helicopter with a FLIR camera?
 
2013-04-30 08:54:34 AM  

baka-san: Here is a problem, you lose control of a RC plan, it crashes very quickly, you lose control of a UAW, it could head straight up, or just keep flying level for miles, taking it into GA airspace.



I dont know anybody who flies planes of value without an autopilot feature to take over in the event of signal loss or pilot error.
 
2013-04-30 08:55:02 AM  

lazymojo: from the article, sounds like the regulations serve the purpose of keeping smaller players out of the development market; the bigger aerospace companies are just fine, and are themselves typically the ones who write the laws in the first place.


That's we here in the good old US of A call the free-market.
 
2013-04-30 08:55:17 AM  

Enemabag Jones: I asked this before and will ask again.

What is the technical difference between an advanced remote control aircraft with a camera and a drone?

/Not that I am completely pro-government, but fair to understand the technicial differences unless hellfire missiles are involved.


dl.dropboxusercontent.com
The FAA is likely to be concerned with any automated aircraft powerful enough to fly into its controlled airspace and cause trouble.

Book definition would suggest its autonomy.  R/C is just a remote pilot, where drones can function on their own to some extent ...tho I'm not sure that really covers for some military drones that aren't automated, or some civilian R/C craft that are.

Personally, I'd say the difference is in the intent.   A drone is used for surveillance where an R/C vehicle is used for pleasure.
Take this off the shelf toy and paint it it camo, use it for spotting mortar strikes, and suddenly its not a toy anymore.

/Its like asking the difference between a military sniper rifle and a civilian hunting rifle.
/It comes down to who's using it and why.
 
2013-04-30 08:56:05 AM  

Life_is_a_carnivore: Drone


People keep droning on and on don't they
 
2013-04-30 08:59:54 AM  

badhatharry: Real Women Drink Akvavit: badhatharry: We no longer use old fasioned terms like "police state" or "martial law". No, we don't have those. We have "shelter in place".  It sounds so safe and nice doesn't it, citizen?

It does! Just like "Prepper" sounds so much more sensible than "batshiat insane paranoid".

/I want a drone
//how much and does it qualify for Amazon's free shipping?

You think preppers are batshiat insane paranoid? Having supplies and food on hand. Seriously?

You best start believing in police states. You're living in one.


There is keeping supplies for emergency, and then there are "Preppers" who keep 20 years of supplies and weapons because they think the end of the world is around the corner.
 
2013-04-30 09:00:41 AM  
image.helipal.com

Trying to use this as a camera platform for news and commercial production, but the rules for flying "drones" for commercial purposes haven't been made yet. All I have to do is work quietly and wait for the FAA to make a simple decision in the next few *years*.

Of course, by then we'll bomb some other country and model airplanes will be outlawed.

\happy the Boston idiots didn't use model aircaft
 
2013-04-30 09:01:41 AM  

Real Women Drink Akvavit: badhatharry: We no longer use old fasioned terms like "police state" or "martial law". No, we don't have those. We have "shelter in place".  It sounds so safe and nice doesn't it, citizen?

It does! Just like "Prepper" sounds so much more sensible than "batshiat insane paranoid".

/I want a drone
//how much and does it qualify for Amazon's free shipping?


Google's Eric Schmidt wants to make private dronership illegal, because you're not responsible like a good proper megacorp or police state.
 
2013-04-30 09:01:54 AM  
If drones will replace cop helicopters, I'm all for them. Nice, quiet drones buzzing about beats the hell out of noisy choppers with spotlights keeping me awake at night.
 
2013-04-30 09:01:57 AM  
Unfortunately, there seems to be a political aspect to this one too.  The same 7 mpg pickup trucks with the Nobama and Stop Socialism bumper stickers on them are starting to show up with Keep Your Drones Away From Me stickers.  Apparently this is a new thing over in Freeperland.
 
2013-04-30 09:02:10 AM  

Burr: Anybody know of any businesses starting up in drone countermeasures?

Seems like an industry to invest in.


That's why I support offshoring drone manufacturing. Solves that problem.
 
2013-04-30 09:03:34 AM  

The Southern Logic Company: Burr: Anybody know of any businesses starting up in drone countermeasures?

Seems like an industry to invest in.

I was just thinking that.  Wouldn't it be easy as hell to take down flying drones?


Then you get charged with assaulting a police officer, just like if you'd defended yourself against police dogs.
 
2013-04-30 09:04:28 AM  

Zeppelininthesky: There is keeping supplies for emergency, and then there are "Preppers" who keep 20 years of supplies and weapons because they think the end of the world is around the corner.


I always thought our government was crazy!
www.uberez.com

Seriously, you don't think, right now, the government has a contingency plan for some sort of catastrophic event?  A protected location that they can go to with stores of food, access to fresh water, and the ability to generate electricity?
 
2013-04-30 09:05:50 AM  

Burr: Zeppelininthesky: There is keeping supplies for emergency, and then there are "Preppers" who keep 20 years of supplies and weapons because they think the end of the world is around the corner.

I always thought our government was crazy!
[www.uberez.com image 460x330]

Seriously, you don't think, right now, the government has a contingency plan for some sort of catastrophic event?  A protected location that they can go to with stores of food, access to fresh water, and the ability to generate electricity?


Also, I know that CMC is decommissioned  but it was just an example that our government has a plan to survive, so why can't an individual?
 
2013-04-30 09:08:39 AM  

badhatharry: We no longer use old fasioned terms like "police state" or "martial law". No, we don't have those. We have "shelter in place".  It sounds so safe and nice doesn't it, citizen?


That's some bad hat harry.
 
2013-04-30 09:10:55 AM  
drones are pieces of shiat.
 
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