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(Daily Mail)   The rise of the micro-drones has begun. There is nowhere to hide now   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 38
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2014-06-18 12:17:23 AM
It is powered and controlled through a lightweight tether wire and can perform the agile manoeuvres of the insects.

so NOT a drone
get back to me when it is a drone

also 
Prey was terrifying, this is meh.
 
2014-06-18 12:18:21 AM
Bolas still work.
 
2014-06-18 12:28:43 AM

HAI GUIZE!

i.dailymail.co.uk

 
2014-06-18 12:29:41 AM
Oh- And what countermeasures to the snoopy bug drone might look like:

www.in.all.biz
 
2014-06-18 06:17:07 AM
imagizer.imageshack.us

/another use for shoe throwing
 
2014-06-18 06:26:45 AM
Not everything that is remote controlled is a drone..The media is beating this word to death..

"In a post 9/11 world" ... (GACK!)
 
2014-06-18 07:09:35 AM
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-18 07:12:25 AM

unyon: Oh- And what countermeasures to the snoopy bug drone might look like:

[www.in.all.biz image 600x600]


More countermeasures:

www.ncmobilescreen.com
 
2014-06-18 07:13:30 AM
Do you thing anyone would notice if someone flew that into a girls locker room?

/ I'm asking for a friend.
 
2014-06-18 07:17:01 AM
"...then Bud made himself scarce, because the monitors - almond-sized aerostats with eyes, ears, and radios - had probably picked up the sound of the explosion and begun converging on the attack. He saw one hiss by him as he rounded the corner, trailing a short whip antenna that caught the light like a hairline crack in the atmosphere."
 
2014-06-18 07:17:09 AM
Resistance is futile.
 
2014-06-18 07:33:06 AM

pushcart: "...then Bud made himself scarce, because the monitors - almond-sized aerostats with eyes, ears, and radios - had probably picked up the sound of the explosion and begun converging on the attack. He saw one hiss by him as he rounded the corner, trailing a short whip antenna that caught the light like a hairline crack in the atmosphere."


I'll make one from the feed!
 
2014-06-18 07:36:02 AM

SpdrJay: Resistance is futile.


Never stopped us from resisting before:

"If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; 
if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may 
come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against
you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse
case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it
is better to perish than to live as slaves."
 - Winston Churchill
 
2014-06-18 08:03:33 AM
Is there somewhere to run to?
 
2014-06-18 08:28:16 AM
So when I remodel the house, it'll be time to integrate a faraday cage into it
 
2014-06-18 08:28:33 AM

dittybopper: unyon: Oh- And what countermeasures to the snoopy bug drone might look like:

[www.in.all.biz image 600x600]

More countermeasures:

[www.ncmobilescreen.com image 504x366]


Additional countermeasure.
www.vegblogger.com
 
2014-06-18 08:55:45 AM

loonatic112358: So when I remodel the house, it'll be time to integrate a faraday cage into it


They make both layers for inside the walls and paint(!) that does the job. I've priced it out for one room (classified processing at home is apparently a thing) and it was prohibitive. I think it's easier to just use lead based paint.
 
2014-06-18 08:57:53 AM
Aren't these already being countered with smart shirts and smart shoes?
 
2014-06-18 09:08:22 AM
It's tethered. Any use would be extremely limited. Tethers like to get snagged, or get damaged and lose signal.
 
2014-06-18 09:11:34 AM

Tr0mBoNe: loonatic112358: So when I remodel the house, it'll be time to integrate a faraday cage into it

They make both layers for inside the walls and paint(!) that does the job. I've priced it out for one room (classified processing at home is apparently a thing) and it was prohibitive. I think it's easier to just use lead based paint.


It is indeed a thing.  The top people at NSA, CIA, etc. generally have rooms in their houses that are certified as SCIFs.
 
2014-06-18 09:16:00 AM

namatad: It is powered and controlled through a lightweight tether wire and can perform the agile manoeuvres of the insects.

so NOT a drone
get back to me when it is a drone

also 
Prey was terrifying, this is meh.


That's always been my argument, calling something a drone implies it's operating without human interaction. None of our UAVs do that. There's always a person in control.
 
2014-06-18 09:19:39 AM
Came for the Diamond Age reference, leaving happy.

/Or A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer if you're not into the whole brevity thing.
 
2014-06-18 09:21:09 AM
In the future these will be used to inject nano bots into the blood stream of undesirables. The nano bots will alter the brain so it can be controlled or terminated.

Regimes will be overthrown without any conflict.
 
2014-06-18 09:49:15 AM
Good thing I'm already on the Golden Path.
 
2014-06-18 09:51:02 AM

Tr0mBoNe: loonatic112358: So when I remodel the house, it'll be time to integrate a faraday cage into it

They make both layers for inside the walls and paint(!) that does the job. I've priced it out for one room (classified processing at home is apparently a thing) and it was prohibitive. I think it's easier to just use lead based paint.


If you guys just followed the law you wouldn't have to worry about such things, would you?

/goes back under bridge
 
2014-06-18 11:12:03 AM
Hire Gurney Halleck.
 
2014-06-18 11:46:43 AM
img.fark.net
img.fark.net
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
 
2014-06-18 11:59:20 AM

Garko: [img.fark.net image 185x273]


Came for this. Thanks, Garko.

...soon...
 
2014-06-18 12:38:59 PM

PanicMan: That's always been my argument, calling something a drone implies it's operating without human interaction. None of our UAVs do that. There's always a person in control.


Not always. There's always someone monitoring them, but many of our drones can fly autonomously.
 
2014-06-18 12:59:25 PM

Tobin_Lam: PanicMan: That's always been my argument, calling something a drone implies it's operating without human interaction. None of our UAVs do that. There's always a person in control.

Not always. There's always someone monitoring them, but many of our drones can fly autonomously.


In fact, they have to be able to fly that way in case they lose their signal.  Otherwise, they'd just crash.  I'm sure there is some sort of "failsafe" mode where if they can't get any signal due to a problem like a failed satellite receiver, they are programmed to return to the vicinity of their base where local control can be established.
 
2014-06-18 02:03:14 PM

Tr0mBoNe: loonatic112358: So when I remodel the house, it'll be time to integrate a faraday cage into it

They make both layers for inside the walls and paint(!) that does the job. I've priced it out for one room (classified processing at home is apparently a thing) and it was prohibitive. I think it's easier to just use lead based paint.


I was thinking of just buying mesh panels and plastering over them


Damn it seems Mcmaster Carr has everything  http://www.mcmaster.com/#copper-mesh/=sgq3tu


Not that I actually need a faraday cage at my house
 
2014-06-18 02:21:58 PM

Tobin_Lam: PanicMan: That's always been my argument, calling something a drone implies it's operating without human interaction. None of our UAVs do that. There's always a person in control.

Not always. There's always someone monitoring them, but many of our drones can fly autonomously.


They can navigate to a waypoint, but that's all pre-planned by people. The aircraft isn't making decisions.
 
2014-06-18 03:09:18 PM

PanicMan: They can navigate to a waypoint, but that's all pre-planned by people. The aircraft isn't making decisions


Like pilots? I can't find them right now, but I read several stories from a B-52 pilot. He said he felt like a glorified autopilot, doing what the navigator told him to do.
 
2014-06-18 03:23:20 PM

Tobin_Lam: PanicMan: They can navigate to a waypoint, but that's all pre-planned by people. The aircraft isn't making decisions

Like pilots? I can't find them right now, but I read several stories from a B-52 pilot. He said he felt like a glorified autopilot, doing what the navigator told him to do.


Right. It's a semantic argument, but nothing has really changed. The stuff that used to happen on the aircraft now happens on the ground. The only real technological advancement is the data links to the control station and wherever else you need to push the data.
 
2014-06-18 03:28:57 PM

PanicMan: Tobin_Lam: PanicMan: They can navigate to a waypoint, but that's all pre-planned by people. The aircraft isn't making decisions

Like pilots? I can't find them right now, but I read several stories from a B-52 pilot. He said he felt like a glorified autopilot, doing what the navigator told him to do.

Right. It's a semantic argument, but nothing has really changed. The stuff that used to happen on the aircraft now happens on the ground. The only real technological advancement is the data links to the control station and wherever else you need to push the data.


Not quite. You tell the drone to fly to point A, then B, then circle C for 5 hours. You sit back and watch through your link as the drone does that with no further input. Take-off and landing are still human controlled. Still a little hard for a drone to do that at a busy base all by itself.
 
2014-06-18 04:05:37 PM
Reminds me of an episode of  Elementary. They were after a murderer who worked for a company that made experimental drones, and apparently he killed some witness by flying a drone into the police station the size of a mosquito and having it inject poison into the guy, who died in a matter of seconds.

I like the show, so I usually give it a generous suspension of disbelief, but I was yelling at the TV for that stuff.
 
2014-06-18 04:45:14 PM

hstein3: Reminds me of an episode of  Elementary. They were after a murderer who worked for a company that made experimental drones, and apparently he killed some witness by flying a drone into the police station the size of a mosquito and having it inject poison into the guy, who died in a matter of seconds.

I like the show, so I usually give it a generous suspension of disbelief, but I was yelling at the TV for that stuff.


I can imagine your frustration. Police stations are normally at least 3 times bigger than that.
 
2014-06-18 07:43:43 PM

m053486: Came for the Diamond Age reference, leaving happy.

/Or A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer if you're not into the whole brevity thing.


Toner wars!
 
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