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(City A.M.)   Dronies - a selfie taken with a camera attached to a drone - soon to clutter up the Internet near you. "Now the ad industry has its hands on the concept, expect to see dronies used in every single ad you see from now until Christmas"   (cityam.com) divider line 20
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2014-06-16 02:50:13 PM  
I'm holding out for the My Little Colonoscoponies: Prostate Tumors Are Magic selfie craze.
 
2014-06-16 02:55:07 PM  
What is the difference between an RC plane and drone?  A Go-Pro camera?
 
2014-06-16 04:12:28 PM  
Selfie =/= photograph, for cristsake. . .
 
2014-06-16 04:12:57 PM  
The War on Christmas was going to get drones eventually.
 
2014-06-16 04:15:27 PM  
What should I call my selfie taken with a rocket?
 
2014-06-16 04:17:51 PM  
A major part of the "article" was blocked. All I could see was a couple of really freaking obvious text and a picture of some kind of copter. Was the selfie in the blocked part or was there even a selfie in the article at all?
 
2014-06-16 04:20:11 PM  

EvilEgg: What is the difference between an RC plane and drone?  A Go-Pro camera?


A drone is supposed to be at least semi-autonomous, I believe. The line is getting blurry, though, as drones are now the size of typical RC planes and many can fly short, pre-planned routes.
 
2014-06-16 04:24:19 PM  
Is this really a thing? Please tell me this is not really a thing.
 
2014-06-16 04:26:06 PM  

EvilEgg: What is the difference between an RC plane and drone?  A Go-Pro camera?

I'd say the addition of either the option of fully autonomous flying via GPS and/or the affordability of transmitting live video view from the device. Some devices will even overlay HUD information into the video stream, giving battery, distance, speed, waypoints and altitude data.

An RC plane could be flown around a field, but couldn't venture much beyond line-of-sight. A drone can fly without human input to pre-set waypoints, then be operated via remote control and goggles to precise locations and into tight areas and then put back into autonomous mode to return home.
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/I have yet to install the iosd HUD on my Phantom.
 
2014-06-16 04:33:25 PM  
This is not a real thing.
 
2014-06-16 04:38:54 PM  
Can't remember where, but I've heard the Drone flights are/will be regulated, with a flight plan registered etc. (or will be in the near future).
 
2014-06-16 05:06:17 PM  
I've owned a drone with an attached camera for two and a half years and I have this to say: It has literally never occurred to me to use it to take pictures of myself.
 
2014-06-16 05:06:50 PM  
LA Kings fans brought down and smashed a drone after the Stanley Cup win. LAPD swears up and down it's not their drone, so...
 
2014-06-16 05:43:14 PM  

Hebalo: Can't remember where, but I've heard the Drone flights are/will be regulated, with a flight plan registered etc. (or will be in the near future).


one thing I find interesting in sci-fi is how rarely there are legal constraints on the technology. Of course, OSHA won't exist in the future, either.
 
2014-06-16 08:26:49 PM  
I thought that dronies were cubicle workers who liked little girls' cartoons about horses.
 
2014-06-16 08:49:51 PM  
Talking to my Dad on Fathers Day he ran a crazy idea by me.

He's been a private pilot and RC plane enthusiast for years.  Well, he's into boats now and has this scheme where he wants to drop 3 or 4 grand on one of the high end commercial drones with the HD gimbal mounted cameras on it.  He wants to take it to the lake where he boats and fly it around getting HD footage of people out on the water and then hand out business cards so people can buy the footage of them blasting around the lake in their boats off of his website for a few bucks.  Now, in theory... pretty neat idea.  He gets to play with his boat, fly RC things, and make a trivial amount of cash.

But...

My response was to send him a link to that recent FARK video of that dude getting his ass kicked by the crazy chick for flying his drone at the beach.
 
2014-06-16 10:47:11 PM  
How can a photo taken by another person/robot be a selfie?

And don't we already have a word for that: surveillance?
 
2014-06-17 12:09:48 AM  

Squirrell_Master: How can a photo taken by another person/robot be a selfie?

And don't we already have a word for that: surveillance?


Presumably, the person controlling the drone is taking a picture of themselves with the drone. There is one advantage: the picture probably has enough other stuff in it to provide some context. Most selfies are so close-up they could be taken anywhere and unless you write it down, you probably will forget pretty quickly where each particular photo was taken.
 
2014-06-17 11:51:15 AM  

EvilEgg: What is the difference between an RC plane and drone?  A Go-Pro camera?


How cool the name sounds.
 
2014-06-17 11:55:27 AM  

Hebalo: Can't remember where, but I've heard the Drone flights are/will be regulated, with a flight plan registered etc. (or will be in the near future).


Commercial drone flights, which are currently prohibited by the FAA. If you want to use a drone to deliver packages or whatnot there's going to be a system in the near future to regulate those flights. The FAA has already gotten a judicial smackdown on this stuff- there's no basis in law for their ban, and a judge ordered them to write a regulation allowing commercial drone use. And he wanted it written yesterday, though the FAA is really dragging its feet.

Private drone use is still entirely unregulated. Fly your little quadcopters and take selfies to your heart's content.
 
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