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(Washington Free Beacon)   Want to avoid detection by drones? Stop by the museum gift shop and we'll set you up with a "Anti-Drone Scarf". Only $450   (freebeacon.com) divider line 43
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2013-08-30 07:47:58 AM
Throw in an anti-tiger rock and you have a deal.
 
2013-08-30 07:53:53 AM
The product line, designed by artist Adam Harvey and fashion designer Johanna Bloomfield, includes the Anti-Drone Scarf (it looks like a hijab and protects against thermal imaging surveillance), the OFF Pocket Phone Case (blocks wireless signals), the Metal Dollar Bill (shields RFID units in your wallet from would-be identity thieves), and the least-subversive of the lot, the IXNY Tee, which is a redesign of the iconic "I Love NY" T-shirt featuring OCR-resistant font that cannot be deciphered by the NSA.

Link
 
2013-08-30 08:27:12 AM
Meh, it's just metallized fabric.  A $2 "Space Blanket" would work just as well.
 
2013-08-30 08:39:24 AM

Sybarite: The product line, designed by artist Adam Harvey and fashion designer Johanna Bloomfield, includes the Anti-Drone Scarf (it looks like a hijab and protects against thermal imaging surveillance), the OFF Pocket Phone Case (blocks wireless signals), the Metal Dollar Bill (shields RFID units in your wallet from would-be identity thieves), and the least-subversive of the lot, the IXNY Tee, which is a redesign of the iconic "I Love NY" T-shirt featuring OCR-resistant font that cannot be deciphered by the NSA.

Link


FYL:

The "OFF Pocket" phone case blocks 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and other signals in case you have to cloak your phone data.

So does wrapping it in aluminum foil.  Meh.

In fact, plain old aluminum foil does really, really well for all your "need to block a signal" needs.  Don't want your cellphone to be used to track you, or turned on remotely?  Wrap it in foil.  Don't want RFID systems to read something you are carrying?  Wrap the RFID tag in foil.

Also, here is the problem with that anti-OCR font:  It's basically a monoalphabetic substitution cipher.  In fact, it's a simple inversion of the alphabet.  Because it's published, it has already been noted and there is probably a simple (but classified) script somewhere in the bowels of the NSA that handles it.
 
2013-08-30 09:37:39 AM
An anti-drone scarf that looks like a hijab should provide ample cognitive dissonance for the Goldline/Apocalypse Chow demographic.
 
2013-08-30 09:43:50 AM
That would be well worth the money if it kept my girlfriend from droning on and on.
 
2013-08-30 09:44:49 AM
Tin foil hats might work as well.

/I use irony and sarcasm
 
2013-08-30 09:47:33 AM

dittybopper: So does wrapping it in aluminum foil.  Meh.


Yeah, but there's a difference in "crazy" between people that would buy something like this and people that go around wrapping stuff in tin-foil.  Yes, it's more expensive, but how do you pull out a wallet wrapped in tinfoil at the store without looking like an absolute lunatic?
 
2013-08-30 09:48:48 AM
So... does he have FLIR footage demonstrating efficacy or are we just supposed to take his word for it?
 
2013-08-30 09:52:41 AM
There's a sucker terrorist sucker born every minute
 
2013-08-30 09:52:55 AM

OniExpress: dittybopper: So does wrapping it in aluminum foil.  Meh.

Yeah, but there's a difference in "crazy" between people that would buy something like this and people that go around wrapping stuff in tin-foil.  Yes, it's more expensive, but how do you pull out a wallet wrapped in tinfoil at the store without looking like an absolute lunatic?


You don't wrap the entire wallet.  Just the stuff like smart cards, which have RFID.  Regular mag-strip only credit cards?  Don't have to worry.

So, you take one of the compartments of your wallet and you line that with tinfoil, and that's where you store the RFID enabled cards.   Probably wouldn't even be noticed by anyone.
 
2013-08-30 09:53:49 AM

OniExpress: dittybopper: So does wrapping it in aluminum foil.  Meh.

Yeah, but there's a difference in "crazy" between people that would buy something like this and people that go around wrapping stuff in tin-foil.  Yes, it's more expensive, but how do you pull out a wallet wrapped in tinfoil at the store without looking like an absolute lunatic?


Because anyone who thinks I am the lunatic are actually lunatics themselves! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
 
2013-08-30 09:54:10 AM
Tinfoil Hat Brigade time...

This is insidious. The only way to be safe from drones is to effectively adopt muslim dress? See? SEE????
Obama is a seekrit muslin and this is his way of forcing us to convert.
 
2013-08-30 09:54:21 AM
Waiting for the Anti-Drone Condom, because the last thing you want is . . . Actually the Pro-Drone Condoms just overdid the peanut butter lube.
 
2013-08-30 09:55:46 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: An anti-drone scarf that looks like a hijab should provide ample cognitive dissonance for the Goldline/Apocalypse Chow demographic.


Step 1: Sell "anti-drone scarves" at an anti-NSA protest
Step 2: Tell Pam Gellar that there's a pro-Palestinian protest underway
Step 3: Profit?
 
2013-08-30 09:59:41 AM

digitalrain: Tinfoil Hat Brigade time...

This is insidious. The only way to be safe from drones is to effectively adopt muslim dress? See? SEE????
Obama is a seekrit muslin and this is his way of forcing us to convert.


And the scarf actually IS made from muslin. We are through the looking glass here, people.
 
2013-08-30 10:01:56 AM
wow, reynolds foil wrap has gotten expensive....
 
2013-08-30 10:02:39 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: An anti-drone scarf that looks like a hijab should provide ample cognitive dissonance for the Goldline/Apocalypse Chow demographic.


That's the point.

This is an art project. It's about the concept and the message, not filling a hole in the market.
 
2013-08-30 10:07:42 AM
This is what I've been wearing for the past two years.  So far no hellfire missiles

s23.postimg.org
 
2013-08-30 10:08:55 AM

mortimer_ford: digitalrain: Tinfoil Hat Brigade time...

This is insidious. The only way to be safe from drones is to effectively adopt muslim dress? See? SEE????
Obama is a seekrit muslin and this is his way of forcing us to convert.

And the scarf actually IS made from muslin. We are through the looking glass here, people.


stream1.gifsoup.com
 
2013-08-30 10:15:42 AM

Gordon Bennett: Mr. Coffee Nerves: An anti-drone scarf that looks like a hijab should provide ample cognitive dissonance for the Goldline/Apocalypse Chow demographic.

That's the point.

This is an art project. It's about the concept and the message, not filling a hole in the market.


Well, that's what you have to do when muslin terrorists succeed:  Fill a hole in the market.
 
2013-08-30 10:19:00 AM
FTA: The metalized silk scarf protects against thermal imaging surveillance (a technology used widely by UAVs/drones) by reflecting heat, masking the wearer's thermal signature. The enhanced garment is lightweight, breathable, and safe to wear.

Breathable, AND reflects heat? There's a sucker born every minute.
 
2013-08-30 10:19:23 AM

Cheron: This is what I've been wearing for the past two years.  So far no hellfire missiles

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Sowwy!
 
2013-08-30 10:32:52 AM
Is that racist?
 
2013-08-30 10:35:22 AM
He's also got an anti-drone hoodie:
ahprojects.com
and anti-drone burqa:
ahprojects.com

Incidentally, this is the same artist behind CV Dazzle, the anti-face detection makeup and hair styling:
ahprojects.com
ahprojects.com
ahprojects.com
 
2013-08-30 10:36:56 AM

dittybopper: Meh, it's just metallized fabric.  A $2 "Space Blanket" would work just as well.


But it's a metallized blanket with an artist's NAME on it!
 
2013-08-30 10:40:11 AM
I'm forced to rumpswamp with my gay married goat under a tent made of these so 0bama Heisenberg doesn't kill me with his ricin drone.
 
2013-08-30 10:53:06 AM
"An OCR font that cannot be deciphered by the NSA"

hyperallergic.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com

I'm guessing anyone in the NSA who looks at that can decipher it. Now, maybe he meant to say "cannot be deciphered by a computer used BY the NSA"
 
2013-08-30 11:03:24 AM
It's a good thing drones either can't see past the waist or are confused by torsoless legs walking down the street.
 
2013-08-30 11:03:39 AM
Sell them laser pointers at a 100% mark up and tell them to point them at the sky if a drone is near
 
2013-08-30 11:06:01 AM
if we cant bomb women wearing scarves, then the terrorists have won
 
2013-08-30 11:18:15 AM
Best part about the government spying on you?

We get to wear jedi robes!
 
2013-08-30 11:25:22 AM
I assure you, Miguel is working on the answer
 
2013-08-30 11:25:35 AM

big pig peaches: It's a good thing drones either can't see past the waist or are confused by torsoless legs walking down the street.


Are you Scott Caan?

/obsc...naah, no it's not.
 
2013-08-30 11:30:58 AM
If someone's fleeing Freepers, I have to applaud them.
 
2013-08-30 11:43:28 AM
A fool and his money are soon parted.
 
2013-08-30 12:12:04 PM
1) Golf umbrella.
 
2013-08-30 12:24:15 PM

big pig peaches: It's a good thing drones either can't see past the waist or are confused by torsoless legs walking down the street.


As someone who designs the cameras that go on drones I can tell you that they'll just appear as a couple of cats walking upright down the street. It's very difficult to distinguish between that and legs.
 
2013-08-30 12:27:36 PM
Its not like the NSA is watching who's buying them. So no worries.
 
2013-08-30 12:39:00 PM
The enhanced garment is lightweight, breathable, and safe to wear.

Safe, except for making you a target for any drone that notices half a person is hiding something.
 
2013-08-30 12:43:28 PM
I was more interested in the rhythmic beats of Highway to Hell and the pulsing tone of Under the Bridge from the Jess Greenberg link above the story.
 
2013-08-30 01:23:00 PM

croesius: "An OCR font that cannot be deciphered by the NSA"

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I'm guessing anyone in the NSA who looks at that can decipher it. Now, maybe he meant to say "cannot be deciphered by a computer used BY the NSA"


Even then, he'd be wrong.  It's a simple monoalphabetic cipher, and the equivalents are published.    All the OCR software has to do is correctly get the main, large characters, and then the computer just analyzes those and sees a simple substitution cipher.

It's the kind of thing a 10 year old familiar with crypto-quotes could do.
 
2013-08-31 02:33:18 PM
It bugs me that one of you entrepreneurs out there is going to become stinking rich by selling anti-drone tech.  It may be simple, and it may be complicated, but though illegal it will sell like Windows 95.
 
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