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(BBC)   Precision drone strike successfully takes out extremist triathlete. Thanks Obama   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 9
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2014-04-07 02:49:43 PM
Mr Abrams said his initial investigation suggested that he lost control after someone else briefly took over flying the drone. Determining who in the crowd of competitors had stolen control would be tricky, he said, because smartphones could easily be used to carry out such an attack.

Um... if anyone with a phone can seize control of your drone, you are a complete farking moran.
 
2014-04-07 02:58:22 PM
How long before one of the drone operators goes rogue and attacks his work place?
 
2014-04-07 03:00:47 PM
You know how I know I didn't read the article before I made my Weeners?
 
2014-04-07 03:00:55 PM

Jument: Mr Abrams said his initial investigation suggested that he lost control after someone else briefly took over flying the drone. Determining who in the crowd of competitors had stolen control would be tricky, he said, because smartphones could easily be used to carry out such an attack.

Um... if anyone with a phone can seize control of your drone, you are a complete farking moran.


There are two possibilities here:

Either someone did take control of his "drone", which in this case means it is a $400 toy he controls with an iPhone/pad, and have vulnerabilities that are well-enough documented that anyone with half a brain and an iDevice can take over.

or

He's flying an actual rig built for AV (which aren't terribly hackable), crashed it into someone and is using a lousy excuse to cover his own failure as a pilot.

/two cents
 
2014-04-07 03:18:00 PM
You're not a true triathlete if you're not competing in sea, land, and air.
 
2014-04-07 04:24:49 PM
Guess she wasn't that fast after all.
 
2014-04-07 04:28:57 PM
Terminology... if it has a controller, it's not a drone, is it?  It's a remote control device.  If it was a drone, it would be operating autonomously, according to pre-programmed instructions.
 
2014-04-07 05:10:39 PM

Thwartme: Terminology... if it has a controller, it's not a drone, is it?  It's a remote control device.  If it was a drone, it would be operating autonomously, according to pre-programmed instructions.


Yes. Can we stop calling these RC aircraft "drones"?
 
2014-04-07 08:38:34 PM
This is what happens when morons buy RC craft designed to be controlled via an apple device using wifi. If you make it so easy to use that there is no setup required that means it is just as easy for somebody else to use it.
 
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