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2013-05-03 11:22:44 AM
Now all it needs is a jamming device...to clear the air.
 
2013-05-03 11:23:47 AM
Then the police will come up with drone detector detectors...where will it end?
 
2013-05-03 11:51:27 AM

gopher321: Then the police will come up with drone detector detectors...where will it end?


Usually during the shoot out after a 20 hour stand-off.
 
2013-05-03 12:17:05 PM
yet another scam designed to separate teabagging preppers from their money. i approve!
 
2013-05-03 12:27:45 PM
That'll go well with my tiger-repelling rock.
 
2013-05-03 12:31:09 PM

jehovahs witness protection: Now all it needs is a jamming device...to clear the air.


I agree. What good is knowing drones are there if you can't do anything about it?
 
2013-05-03 12:33:01 PM
I think regardless of political party, most people enjoy their privacy. This should be an issue both progressives and conservatives should unite to fight against, but instead we're too busy biatching at each other and wondering when the next season of the Voice is coming on.
 
2013-05-03 12:34:20 PM
I really need to get on this gravy train milking the rubes.
 
2013-05-03 12:37:01 PM
 Do we legally have any expectations for privacy for the space above our homes? Can a drone be considered as  trespassing if it lingers over your property and the controller doesn't have a warrant?  Could you shoot at it if it was lingering illegally?
 
2013-05-03 12:41:06 PM
I'm sure if these are even real that there is a very low chance of a false positive from .. just about anything.
 
2013-05-03 12:49:04 PM
I own one of these "domestic drones".  As long as you're not stone deaf you'll hear it long before you see it.  Plus, trying to be "voyeuristic" with one is laughable unless you like your voyeurism with more camera shake than a Michael Bay movie.

They're fun to fly around in big open areas and record footage from 50+ feet up, But for covert spying?  These aren't the drones you're looking for.  A vacuum cleaner running full blast with a handicam duct taped to it would be more subtle.
 
2013-05-03 12:54:04 PM
I want one of these so I can take aerial pictures of my yard.

http://www.brookstone.com/parrot-ar-drone-2-quadricopter
 
2013-05-03 12:54:19 PM
What can it do about Major League Baseball's spy satellite?
 
2013-05-03 12:59:08 PM

lewismarktwo: I'm sure if these are even real that there is a very low chance of a false positive from .. just about anything.


Nine times out of ten it's an electric lawnmower. But ... every once in a while [looks around, leans in conspiratorially] ... it's a drone. [leans back] Of course, it's company policy never to imply ownership in the event of a drone. We have to use the indefinite article, "a drone", never ... your drone.
 
2013-05-03 01:06:24 PM
Since it is using acoustic signatures to identify drones, would it not be easy to take your drone and figure out a way to change that acoutistic signature?  Add a little extra oil to cut down on the engine noise, or add something to make more noise like putting a baseball card in the spokes of a bike.
 
2013-05-03 01:11:20 PM

gopher321: Then the police will come up with drone detector detectors...where will it end?


When drone detectors are criminalized, of course.
 
2013-05-03 01:16:32 PM

tom baker's scarf: Do we legally have any expectations for privacy for the space above our homes? Can a drone be considered as  trespassing if it lingers over your property and the controller doesn't have a warrant?  Could you shoot at it if it was lingering illegally?


Last I knew. No.
 
2013-05-03 01:17:00 PM

maliklockett: Since it is using acoustic signatures to identify drones, would it not be easy to take your drone and figure out a way to change that acoutistic signature?  Add a little extra oil to cut down on the engine noise, or add something to make more noise like putting a baseball card in the spokes of a bike.


OR it lets you carry a tiny speaker around and really screw with the paranoid folks.

/bzzzzzzzzzz
 
2013-05-03 01:18:49 PM
Drone owners will be asked to record the sound of their drones to be included in the database.

I see one teensy potential flaw in your plan ...
 
2013-05-03 01:24:13 PM

meat0918: tom baker's scarf: Do we legally have any expectations for privacy for the space above our homes? Can a drone be considered as  trespassing if it lingers over your property and the controller doesn't have a warrant?  Could you shoot at it if it was lingering illegally?

Last I knew. No.


Well when was that?
 
2013-05-03 01:26:18 PM
Rather have one of these in my backyard anyway...

mojoimage.com

/overkill
 
2013-05-03 01:26:40 PM
lib.store.yahoo.net

Good luck with that motor noise thing

/I'd just try to detect the Airwolf theme playing if I were making one.
 
2013-05-03 01:27:19 PM
I don't smoke enough grass to be that paranoid about it. Plus I'm a Canadian
 
2013-05-03 01:36:30 PM

Der Poopflinger: I don't smoke enough grass to be that paranoid about it. Plus I'm a Canadian


You guys are going to be so easy to take over once we need more space for monster truck rallies.
 
2013-05-03 02:06:58 PM

Raharu: I really need to get on this gravy train milking the rubes.


I will go in half with you on a device to automatically close your blinds when the signal is received from the drone detector.

We'll be rich. Rich I tell you.
 
2013-05-03 02:11:55 PM
Oculus Mk. 1.0?
 
2013-05-03 02:18:02 PM

Do the needful: Raharu: I really need to get on this gravy train milking the rubes.

I will go in half with you on a device to automatically close your blinds when the signal is received from the drone detector.

We'll be rich. Rich I tell you.


I don't know about rich, but it sounds like a really easy way to make all the tech blogs.

Of course, the more fun route is to make a drone that actively hunts other drones.
 
2013-05-03 02:36:30 PM

ProfessorOhki: Do the needful: Raharu: I really need to get on this gravy train milking the rubes.

I will go in half with you on a device to automatically close your blinds when the signal is received from the drone detector.

We'll be rich. Rich I tell you.

I don't know about rich, but it sounds like a really easy way to make all the tech blogs.

Of course, the more fun route is to make a drone that actively hunts other drones.


How about a reality show about a Drone Hunter. Put "wars" or "american" in the title somewhere to really emphasize how real it is. A scrappy old guy who fights for our freedoms and keeps it safe for us to prance around nekkid in our own living rooms. He has his kids along with him as he teaches them the ropes so one day they can run the family business.
 
2013-05-03 02:42:00 PM

Mentalpatient87: That'll go well with my tiger-repelling rock.


But I don't see any drones around, do you?
 
2013-05-03 02:46:43 PM

Karma Chameleon: I think regardless of political party, most people enjoy their privacy. This should be an issue both progressives and conservatives should unite to fight against, but instead we're too busy biatching at each other and wondering when the next season of the Voice is coming on.


How is any different than the government flying around with a helicopter and a camera, except it saves tax dollars because drones are much cheaper to fly. As any photographer or paparazzi will tell you, you have no expectation of privacy outside the walls of your house.
 
2013-05-03 02:48:17 PM
Hell, even inside my house I have to make sure I have the shades drawn when indulging in self-abuse.
 
2013-05-03 02:57:36 PM

Mentalpatient87: That'll go well with my tiger-repelling rock.


I  presume the warranty was null if taken to India or Houston.
 
2013-05-03 03:14:07 PM

Karma Chameleon: jehovahs witness protection: Now all it needs is a jamming device...to clear the air.

I agree. What good is knowing drones are there if you can't do anything about it?


I understand that Estes is offering a kit.
 
2013-05-03 03:21:18 PM
videouniversity.com
 
2013-05-03 03:27:34 PM
I'll just keep practicing my trap and skeet shooting skills.
 
2013-05-03 03:37:46 PM
If it is (a) detecting through sound (b) that cheap, couldn't it likely be done even cheaper with software and a generic-but-good usb microphone?

Then again, that's probably all this is.
 
2013-05-03 04:33:19 PM
Sounds like a "novelty golf ball detector" to me.

http://www.businessinsider.com/uk-man-jailed-bomb-detectors-iraq-201 3- 5
 
2013-05-03 04:47:55 PM

tom baker's scarf: meat0918: tom baker's scarf: Do we legally have any expectations for privacy for the space above our homes? Can a drone be considered as  trespassing if it lingers over your property and the controller doesn't have a warrant?  Could you shoot at it if it was lingering illegally?

Last I knew. No.

Well when was that?


Rand Paul filibuster thread I think.

If you had that reasonable expectation of privacy for the space above your home, all those aerial photographs that Google Maps uses would be illegal, wouldn't they?

Then there is this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_v._Riley
 
2013-05-03 04:56:17 PM

meat0918: tom baker's scarf: meat0918: tom baker's scarf: Do we legally have any expectations for privacy for the space above our homes? Can a drone be considered as  trespassing if it lingers over your property and the controller doesn't have a warrant?  Could you shoot at it if it was lingering illegally?

Last I knew. No.

Well when was that?

Rand Paul filibuster thread I think.

If you had that reasonable expectation of privacy for the space above your home, all those aerial photographs that Google Maps uses would be illegal, wouldn't they?

Then there is this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_v._Riley


Well there is a pretty big difference between a snapshot where I can barely make out the car in the driveway is a car and active, continuous monitoring. Not that I'm remotely interesting enough to monitor.
 
2013-05-03 05:32:20 PM

Do the needful: ProfessorOhki: Do the needful: Raharu: I really need to get on this gravy train milking the rubes.

I will go in half with you on a device to automatically close your blinds when the signal is received from the drone detector.

We'll be rich. Rich I tell you.

I don't know about rich, but it sounds like a really easy way to make all the tech blogs.

Of course, the more fun route is to make a drone that actively hunts other drones.

How about a reality show about a Drone Hunter. Put "wars" or "american" in the title somewhere to really emphasize how real it is. A scrappy old guy who fights for our freedoms and keeps it safe for us to prance around nekkid in our own living rooms. He has his kids along with him as he teaches them the ropes so one day they can run the family business.


"Drone Wars" probably hits a little too close to truth, but I bet you could actually get "American Drone Hunters" greenlit. I'm not even sure I'm joking at this point.

/At least they might FIND a drone
//unlike certain other shows...
 
2013-05-03 05:47:38 PM
a small, Wi-Fi-connected device that uses a microphone to detect a drone's "acoustic signatures" (sound frequency and spectrum) when it's within range.

1) Record drone noise
2) At random intervals, play drone noise near or at your idiot neighbor's drone detector
3) Laugh as your idiot neighbor becomes more and more paranoid
 
2013-05-03 05:51:41 PM

BumpInTheNight: lewismarktwo: I'm sure if these are even real that there is a very low chance of a false positive from .. just about anything.

Nine times out of ten it's an electric lawnmower. But ... every once in a while [looks around, leans in conspiratorially] ... it's a drone. [leans back] Of course, it's company policy never to imply ownership in the event of a drone. We have to use the indefinite article, "a drone", never ... your drone.


I don't own a dr...
i15.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-03 06:53:22 PM

gopher321: Rather have one of these in my backyard anyway...

[mojoimage.com image 850x680]

/overkill


Ahhh an Anti-Drone drone of sorts.  Excellent, crate that sucker and its fire control system up, charge it to my card good man.
 
2013-05-03 08:19:40 PM

BumpInTheNight: lewismarktwo: I'm sure if these are even real that there is a very low chance of a false positive from .. just about anything.

Nine times out of ten it's an electric lawnmower.


That's what they want you to think...
Link
 
2013-05-03 08:52:50 PM
Boy, I'm glad no one could have EVER put a camcorder on an R/C helicopter before this...
 
2013-05-03 10:13:10 PM

Do the needful: Raharu: I really need to get on this gravy train milking the rubes.

I will go in half with you on a device to automatically close your blinds when the signal is received from the drone detector.

We'll be rich. Rich I tell you.


It's kind of hilarious that the paranoid people who will buy this will do so with the hope that it will increase their security, but will only serve to make them more paranoid. If they're regularly detecting drones with this thing, what can they do other than hide and/or freak out? Then again, these sort of folks also tend to listen to Alex Jones or Coast to Coast hoping to be protected by information and just discover more things to scare themselves. Could there also be a market in rehab for paranoia junkies?

/Semi-serious about that last statement.
 
2013-05-04 02:34:47 AM
Mine's a glider. Good luck with that acoustic detector though!
 
2013-05-04 06:27:38 AM

barc0001: I own one of these "domestic drones".  As long as you're not stone deaf you'll hear it long before you see it.  Plus, trying to be "voyeuristic" with one is laughable unless you like your voyeurism with more camera shake than a Michael Bay movie.


SteadiDrone would like to have a word with you.
 
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