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(Vice)   Douchebag tagger invents douchebag tagging drone so he can douchebaggedly tag hard-to-reach places from the safety of his douchebaggy douche lair   (motherboard.vice.com) divider line 82
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2014-04-13 06:22:53 PM
You said douche 5 times.
 
2014-04-13 06:24:44 PM
i62.tinypic.com
 
2014-04-13 06:25:02 PM
lh5.ggpht.com

Wow, I bet Jackson Pollock is jealous.
 
2014-04-13 06:27:17 PM

fusillade762: [lh5.ggpht.com image 850x852]

Wow, I bet Jackson Pollock is jealous.


After tagging, the drone smoked a cigarette, and took a nice nap.
 
2014-04-13 06:29:34 PM
What a jerk.

He also has a fire extinguisher paint gun. Locals have tried to copy it on freeway walls and overpasses.
 
2014-04-13 06:29:42 PM
Is there any douchery involved?
 
2014-04-13 06:29:44 PM
Did the sheriff from Mount Rose, Minnesota submit this?
 
2014-04-13 06:30:14 PM
The drones article + white house video makes me wonder how the white house security detail intends to deal with unauthorized drones flying over the white house property. A drone might carry a camera, a can of spray paint, or it could have a bomb...
 
2014-04-13 06:31:06 PM
That's a lot a of douchebags.
 
2014-04-13 06:31:56 PM
It's actually a pretty good idea. There's plenty of applications for something like that. You'd be able to repaint bridges, put down de-icer and inspect hard to reach places ( if you put a webcam on it)
 
2014-04-13 06:32:08 PM

Fubini: The drones article + white house video makes me wonder how the white house security detail intends to deal with unauthorized drones flying over the white house property. A drone might carry a camera, a can of spray paint, or it could have a bomb...


They'll probably set up jamming on non-essential frequencies.
 
2014-04-13 06:32:20 PM
Chopper still rules, OK.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-13 06:34:55 PM

Fubini: The drones article + white house video makes me wonder how the white house security detail intends to deal with unauthorized drones flying over the white house property. A drone might carry a camera, a can of spray paint, or it could have a bomb...


They terminate unauthorized craft in White House airspace with extreme prejudice. They'd scramble F-22s and predator drones.
 
2014-04-13 06:35:17 PM
Looks like a good thread to lobby for a douchebag tag.
 
2014-04-13 06:37:02 PM

iheartscotch: Fubini: The drones article + white house video makes me wonder how the white house security detail intends to deal with unauthorized drones flying over the white house property. A drone might carry a camera, a can of spray paint, or it could have a bomb...

They terminate unauthorized craft in White House airspace with extreme prejudice. They'd scramble F-22s and predator drones.


For this drone, that's a bit overkill.
They'll use this:
www.fas.org
 
2014-04-13 06:38:32 PM
justbuildstuff.com
 
2014-04-13 06:40:54 PM

iheartscotch: Fubini: The drones article + white house video makes me wonder how the white house security detail intends to deal with unauthorized drones flying over the white house property. A drone might carry a camera, a can of spray paint, or it could have a bomb...

They terminate unauthorized craft in White House airspace with extreme prejudice. They'd scramble F-22s and predator drones.


God help the drone operator if they get caught. PMITA prison would be the least of their worries,  i would think....
 
2014-04-13 06:41:11 PM
i265.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-13 06:41:14 PM
Douchebag tagger invents douchebag tagging drone so he can douchebaggedly douchbaddily tag hard to reach places from the safety  safey of his Douchebaggy Douche doucebaggy douch lair.  ~FTFY
 
2014-04-13 06:41:42 PM
1000 douchebags doesn't cover this "artist".
 
2014-04-13 06:42:30 PM
As reported by the Douchebag Media Outlet VICE.
 
2014-04-13 06:43:13 PM
Get a controller for his type of quad copter and bump up the power, or use an external amplifier. Take over his copter, chase him down and paint him. Submit video to youtube.
 
2014-04-13 06:43:54 PM
So if you saw this on your property tagging like a douche, could you shoot it down? Could you shoot the artist down for such douchebaggery?

/serious on the first one though
 
2014-04-13 06:53:22 PM

bobothemagnificent: iheartscotch: Fubini: The drones article + white house video makes me wonder how the white house security detail intends to deal with unauthorized drones flying over the white house property. A drone might carry a camera, a can of spray paint, or it could have a bomb...

They terminate unauthorized craft in White House airspace with extreme prejudice. They'd scramble F-22s and predator drones.

For this drone, that's a bit overkill.
They'll use this:


Why do you think they'd do it? They've got to justify their existence, somehow.
 
2014-04-13 07:08:49 PM
What a stotting pronk.
 
2014-04-13 07:09:17 PM
Glad to hear someone figured out an automated way to put tags on all the douchebags out there. Sounds like a great time-saver.

/Never mind
 
2014-04-13 07:13:25 PM
I'm sure the technology will become more precise with time, but he may want to start using a stencil drone in the meantime.
 
2014-04-13 07:18:13 PM
 
2014-04-13 07:18:45 PM

Wake Up Sheeple: Fubini: The drones article + white house video makes me wonder how the white house security detail intends to deal with unauthorized drones flying over the white house property. A drone might carry a camera, a can of spray paint, or it could have a bomb...

They'll probably set up jamming on non-essential frequencies.


in the middle of DC three blocks from National Geographic and all those other businesses that, you know, make phone calls n' stuff?

giving someone the rasberry ain't quite as cleanly as you make out
 
2014-04-13 07:20:38 PM
You have to respect the ingenuity. The purpose? not so much...
 
2014-04-13 07:28:52 PM

Destructor: Is there any douchery involved?


Yes. All of it.
 
2014-04-13 07:29:12 PM

sobriquet by any other name: Wake Up Sheeple: Fubini: The drones article + white house video makes me wonder how the white house security detail intends to deal with unauthorized drones flying over the white house property. A drone might carry a camera, a can of spray paint, or it could have a bomb...

They'll probably set up jamming on non-essential frequencies.

in the middle of DC three blocks from National Geographic and all those other businesses that, you know, make phone calls n' stuff?

giving someone the rasberry ain't quite as cleanly as you make out


Since cell-phone frequencies aren't used to fly drones, and I did say "non-essential", I doubt cell-phones would be jammed.

But I'd be surprised if RC plane frequencies weren't already jammed around DC.
 
2014-04-13 07:31:40 PM
So make a drone that uses a cell phone for a data link.
 
2014-04-13 07:38:25 PM

studebaker hoch: So make a drone that uses a cell phone for a data link.


I think you're getting beyond the capabilities of people who would resort to using a model-sized plane and rigging it with a cell-phone data plan. It's more likely they would focus on an easier and more powerful attack -- such as mortars and rockets.
 
2014-04-13 07:42:32 PM

yellowjester: douchbaddily


There may be an implication that the tagging will not be of high quality, per the picture, and thus will be done douchbaddily
 
2014-04-13 07:45:18 PM
Idiot ! Drones are made for chasing cats .
 
2014-04-13 07:51:51 PM

Wake Up Sheeple: sobriquet by any other name: Wake Up Sheeple: Fubini: The drones article + white house video makes me wonder how the white house security detail intends to deal with unauthorized drones flying over the white house property. A drone might carry a camera, a can of spray paint, or it could have a bomb...

They'll probably set up jamming on non-essential frequencies.

in the middle of DC three blocks from National Geographic and all those other businesses that, you know, make phone calls n' stuff?

giving someone the rasberry ain't quite as cleanly as you make out

Since cell-phone frequencies aren't used to fly drones, and I did say "non-essential", I doubt cell-phones would be jammed.

But I'd be surprised if RC plane frequencies weren't already jammed around DC.


I would be VERY surprised if they were. You think EMF strong enough to jam won't cause other problems. Sooooo many businesses around there in the media/tech space - we'd know, if they did. We'd hear about all those toy helicopters everyone gets around the office not working, etc..

you dont think there's some dearth of engineers to notice and talk about that kind of thing, do you?
 
2014-04-13 07:52:57 PM
(of course, im sure they could turn something on, against need - if they know they have a need. wouldn't want to fly a drone across to find out, for surely sure.)
 
2014-04-13 07:58:40 PM

Fubini: The drones article + white house video makes me wonder how the white house security detail intends to deal with unauthorized drones flying over the white house property. A drone might carry a camera, a can of spray paint, or it could have a bomb...


I can see Secret Service patrolling around the South Lawn with pool skimmers.
 
2014-04-13 08:05:41 PM

Wake Up Sheeple: Fubini: The drones article + white house video makes me wonder how the white house security detail intends to deal with unauthorized drones flying over the white house property. A drone might carry a camera, a can of spray paint, or it could have a bomb...

They'll probably set up jamming on non-essential frequencies.


Would that have any effect on pre-programmed, non-RC drones? The guy says he's working on that.
 
2014-04-13 08:07:06 PM
AS a fan of these devices, it was only a matter of time until a "Toys-R-Us" dickhead causes a problem. My next door neighbor has a small quad rotor, and I'm building one quite a bit beefier. A friend of mine has one a lot like mine, and we've flown it all the way to Main St., and around the water tower, a mile and a quarter away. I fail to see how a cheapie, online quad can cause any appreciable damage. I understand the open source code will be refined, but it's not an act of civil disobedience, it's vandalism and damage to property. If I could, I'd be in favor of confiscating the offending devive, and when they claim it's their property, kindly return the mangled wreck to him.
 
2014-04-13 08:09:00 PM
PLEASE fly it in my neighborhood. My county upheld a ruling on being allowed to shoot down drones on your property and I'm itching to do it.
 
2014-04-13 08:09:58 PM

sobriquet by any other name: in the middle of DC three blocks from National Geographic and all those other businesses that, you know, make phone calls n' stuff?


...because that's the most important thing in Washington.
 
2014-04-13 08:10:04 PM

Fubini: The drones article + white house video makes me wonder how the white house security detail intends to deal with unauthorized drones flying over the white house property. A drone might carry a camera, a can of spray paint, or it could have a bomb...


Considering there are snipers on the roof 24/7, I'm sure they aren't too concerned.
 
2014-04-13 08:10:21 PM
Christ, what an asshole.
 
2014-04-13 08:11:32 PM

sobriquet by any other name: Wake Up Sheeple: sobriquet by any other name: Wake Up Sheeple: Fubini: The drones article + white house video makes me wonder how the white house security detail intends to deal with unauthorized drones flying over the white house property. A drone might carry a camera, a can of spray paint, or it could have a bomb...

They'll probably set up jamming on non-essential frequencies.

in the middle of DC three blocks from National Geographic and all those other businesses that, you know, make phone calls n' stuff?

giving someone the rasberry ain't quite as cleanly as you make out

Since cell-phone frequencies aren't used to fly drones, and I did say "non-essential", I doubt cell-phones would be jammed.

But I'd be surprised if RC plane frequencies weren't already jammed around DC.

I would be VERY surprised if they were. You think EMF strong enough to jam won't cause other problems. Sooooo many businesses around there in the media/tech space - we'd know, if they did. We'd hear about all those toy helicopters everyone gets around the office not working, etc..

you dont think there's some dearth of engineers to notice and talk about that kind of thing, do you?


I don't know, and never said I did. It's just a simple possibility to consider. It doesn't need to jam continuously.

I imagine it would be more like:
"Hey! There's an RC craft and it would irresponsible of us to direct fire at a small target within a city. Turn on the RC jammers!"
<bbzzzt>
(drops out of sky)
<shots directed at prone object>
"OK, turn off the jammers. Target neutralized. Did you get a fix on the signal?"

But that's just a scenario. I don't know what capabilities the Secret Service has deployed and ready. But I would bet a threatening looking flying object in a no-fly zone would trump any whining that one couldn't fly his quad-copter for an hour inside his office.

You seem to be arguing that the Secret Service wouldn't do it. I'm just saying the possibility exists, and it's not as remote as you want it to be. No pun intended.
 
2014-04-13 08:11:55 PM

Maggie_Luna: So if you saw this on your property tagging like a douche, could you shoot it down? Could you shoot the artist down for such douchebaggery?

/serious on the first one though


Laws vary, even from county to county. In my county and the county south of me you can, the county north of me you can't.
 
2014-04-13 08:17:04 PM
as for the jamming the frequency crowd, it doesnt work that way anymore.. everything is now using 2.4ghz transmitters and recivers.. the TX and the RX are bound together and the frequency changes hundred of times a second.
this has elliminated the pin board at the flying fields.
 
2014-04-13 08:25:02 PM

brimed03: Wake Up Sheeple: Fubini: The drones article + white house video makes me wonder how the white house security detail intends to deal with unauthorized drones flying over the white house property. A drone might carry a camera, a can of spray paint, or it could have a bomb...

They'll probably set up jamming on non-essential frequencies.

Would that have any effect on pre-programmed, non-RC drones? The guy says he's working on that.


An entire pre-programmed route stored and executed in 3-D with the only reference point being the starting point? He has money and a lot of time on his hands. Assuming you could get that work reliably without crashing into things, and having your message painted in the right place (if even legibly), the weight for all that equipment would exceed payload capacity. And if using a civilian gps receiver, keep in mind that civilian gps is normally 10m accuracy (maybe a meter or two under the right conditions), but there's probably a wide swath around the white house that is fuzzed  to 30m or worse by the satellites just in case someone has that bright idea of an autonomous drone using GPS being directed at gov't buildings. The GPS part isn't speculation, it's been programmed into the satellites for a long time.
 
2014-04-13 08:26:01 PM

Dwight_Yeast: sobriquet by any other name: in the middle of DC three blocks from National Geographic and all those other businesses that, you know, make phone calls n' stuff?

...because that's the most important thing in Washington.


i would be the last person to agree with that statement. Merely pointing out there are a lot of normal business  rightnext to the white house, it's not like it's some island that can do anything it wants.
 
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