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(Washington Post)   Oh hai, don't mind this drone outside your window. Just please continue doing what you normally do. Like brush your teeth, get undressed, fondle your naughty bits. You know, just act natural   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 116
    More: Scary, Seattle, Privacy laws of the United States, KIRO, apartment window, Seattle Police  
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2014-06-25 08:46:15 AM  
i.huffpost.com
 
2014-06-25 09:02:21 AM  
It's amazing how remote control helicopters didn't exist until just this year.  Oh, wait.
 
2014-06-25 09:10:36 AM  
I like how she assumes since it flew off it was obviously watching her take pictures of it.

A. Most of these just have a camera filming and no one looks at the film until it lands and they get the camera back.
B. The camera is not facing her in the pictures she took of it.

These two facts together must mean ITS WATCHING ME WALK AROUND TOPLESS IN MY APARTMENT.  DID YOU HEAR THAT WORLD?  I FREQUENTLY GO TOPLESS IN MY APARTMENT AND EVERYONE WANTS TO LOOK AT ME.  ME ME ME.  AND MY BOOBS.  ME.

/ME
 
2014-06-25 09:10:49 AM  
Federal regulation coming in 5,,,,4,,,,3,,,2,,,
 
2014-06-25 09:16:22 AM  
"It, like, swooped out of frame immediately, really quickly," she told KIRO, "which made me think they were looking at me because they were reacting to my actions."

Drones are the new UFOs.
 
2014-06-25 09:22:25 AM  
Used to be you had to pay a dude with a real helicopter to fly over your land and take pictures which was expensive.  This guy does it with remote controlled helicopters.  Way farking cheaper.

Here's to you Mr. Sees-a-use-for-new-technology-and-improves-an-existing-business-model guy.
 
2014-06-25 09:40:33 AM  
This is just gonna get worse. Drones being flown by idiots are gonna be all over the place, crashing into each other, crashing into airplanes, crashing into your car, hovering outside your windows trying to peek in. Then if you try to shoot them down, you're the one that will get in trouble. Perhaps net guns would be good. The nets will get their blades tangled up and make them crash.
 
2014-06-25 09:54:56 AM  

Walker: This is just gonna get worse. Drones being flown by idiots are gonna be all over the place, crashing into each other, crashing into airplanes, crashing into your car, hovering outside your windows trying to peek in. Then if you try to shoot them down, you're the one that will get in trouble. Perhaps net guns would be good. The nets will get their blades tangled up and make them crash.


Bolas. You can make them out of dental floss and hardware store nuts, too. Lightweight, plausibly deniable, easily portable.
 
2014-06-25 10:12:20 AM  

doglover: Walker: This is just gonna get worse. Drones being flown by idiots are gonna be all over the place, crashing into each other, crashing into airplanes, crashing into your car, hovering outside your windows trying to peek in. Then if you try to shoot them down, you're the one that will get in trouble. Perhaps net guns would be good. The nets will get their blades tangled up and make them crash.

Bolas. You can make them out of dental floss and hardware store nuts, too. Lightweight, plausibly deniable, easily portable.


And minty.  Don't forget minty.
 
2014-06-25 10:18:53 AM  

Diogenes: doglover: Walker: This is just gonna get worse. Drones being flown by idiots are gonna be all over the place, crashing into each other, crashing into airplanes, crashing into your car, hovering outside your windows trying to peek in. Then if you try to shoot them down, you're the one that will get in trouble. Perhaps net guns would be good. The nets will get their blades tangled up and make them crash.

Bolas. You can make them out of dental floss and hardware store nuts, too. Lightweight, plausibly deniable, easily portable.

And minty.  Don't forget minty.


Nah. I just use my WaterPic set on 11. Shoots drones out of the sky.
 
2014-06-25 10:19:10 AM  
I read the headline in Claptrap's voice.
 
2014-06-25 10:19:12 AM  

Walker: This is just gonna get worse. Drones being flown by idiots are gonna be all over the place, crashing into each other, crashing into airplanes, crashing into your car, hovering outside your windows trying to peek in. Then if you try to shoot them down, you're the one that will get in trouble. Perhaps net guns would be good. The nets will get their blades tangled up and make them crash.


Seems like a person could make a bola pretty easily with a small rope and some metal bits and take one out if it's not too far away.
 
2014-06-25 10:19:38 AM  

IamKaiserSoze!!!: Federal regulation coming in 5,,,,4,,,,3,,,2,,,


Federal regulation already exists on this class of device, and they can't be used to make a profit, like was being done in the article.

Oddly enough, being used by a pervert is only a violation of local and state laws.
 
2014-06-25 10:21:15 AM  

labman: I like how she assumes since it flew off it was obviously watching her take pictures of it.

A. Most of these just have a camera filming and no one looks at the film until it lands and they get the camera back.
B. The camera is not facing her in the pictures she took of it.

These two facts together must mean ITS WATCHING ME WALK AROUND TOPLESS IN MY APARTMENT.  DID YOU HEAR THAT WORLD?  I FREQUENTLY GO TOPLESS IN MY APARTMENT AND EVERYONE WANTS TO LOOK AT ME.  ME ME ME.  AND MY BOOBS.  ME.

/ME


On the other hand, who the fark wants private surveilance? It won't be long before drone are either outlawed, or forced to file flight plans.
 
2014-06-25 10:21:35 AM  
Drones encourage rape culture!
 
2014-06-25 10:23:10 AM  
whatcha wanna bet that Lisa Pleiss is fat?
 
2014-06-25 10:24:11 AM  
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Continue swimming naked. Aw, c'mon, continue. Continue! OK Lou, open fire . . .
 
2014-06-25 10:24:16 AM  
Do not be alarmed. Continue swimming naked. Oh, come on! Continue! Come on! Aw... all right, Lou, open fire.

deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com

/oblig
 
2014-06-25 10:24:29 AM  
 
2014-06-25 10:24:53 AM  
5 seconds? Misterfween you just made an enemy for life!
 
2014-06-25 10:25:23 AM  
Slaxl, looks like we're sharing a brain today.
 
2014-06-25 10:25:42 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-06-25 10:25:59 AM  
You had the right pix, tho.
 
2014-06-25 10:26:14 AM  

doglover: Bolas. You can make them out of dental floss and hardware store nuts, too. Lightweight, plausibly deniable, easily portable.


Heh. Okay, YOU I like.
 
2014-06-25 10:26:49 AM  

James!: It's amazing how remote control helicopters didn't exist until just this year.  Oh, wait.


Yeah they need to stop using "drone" for everything.

If it doesn't have Hellfire missiles, it's not a drone.
 
2014-06-25 10:27:45 AM  
Ask me how I know NONE of the previous posters read the article. It wasn't a peeping Tom. The building owner was wrong for not informing the residents that someone was photographing the building.
 
2014-06-25 10:28:49 AM  
Sounds like this woman saw the drone fly by her apartment, and because she heard a story about somebody with a drone spying on people she jumped to this melodramatic screaming about it spying on her. I bet she loves the attention she is getting.

But why are people so worried about a drone seeing into their windows? Doesn't anybody use shades or curtains anymore?
 
2014-06-25 10:30:09 AM  
Heh. You guys are ragging on her pretty hard and maybe she is seeking some attention. Still, I'd probably freak out a bit under the same circumstances. You should be able to feel somewhat secure in your own home.
 
2014-06-25 10:32:01 AM  

labman: I like how she assumes since it flew off it was obviously watching her take pictures of it.

A. Most of these just have a camera filming and no one looks at the film until it lands and they get the camera back.
B. The camera is not facing her in the pictures she took of it.

These two facts together must mean ITS WATCHING ME WALK AROUND TOPLESS IN MY APARTMENT.  DID YOU HEAR THAT WORLD?  I FREQUENTLY GO TOPLESS IN MY APARTMENT AND EVERYONE WANTS TO LOOK AT ME.  ME ME ME.  AND MY BOOBS.  ME.

/ME


It was some real estate developer filming what the views from his high rise will look like.

So yeah.
 
2014-06-25 10:33:59 AM  

phenn: Heh. You guys are ragging on her pretty hard and maybe she is seeking some attention. Still, I'd probably freak out a bit under the same circumstances. You should be able to feel somewhat secure in your own home.


It's the equivalent of someone walking down the street with a camera.
 
2014-06-25 10:34:06 AM  
Not only has her FB profile not gone private, but her cover photo is a picture of the drone, you know, so you don't confuse her with any other Lisa Pleiss's.  She does appear to be a whore for attention. And if she were any prettier she'd be homely.
 
2014-06-25 10:34:53 AM  

James!: It's amazing how remote control helicopters didn't exist until just this year.  Oh, wait.


It's amazing how many women "Feel violated" when they weren't violated.
 
2014-06-25 10:34:57 AM  
My friend was by this weekend with one he bought to film fly fishing trips he takes.  He took some pics of my house and neighborhood.

You are not sneaking up on anyone with one of those, they are loud!  If it is right outside your window you will know it.

Also, put me in with the "honey, no one is spending the 1 grand plus to take pics of you" crowd.
 
2014-06-25 10:35:18 AM  
To all those in the thread who are freaking out, you don't open your blinds anyway except for that slit you peek through when you think the neighbor girl might be checking the mail.

/drones can't hear your heavy breathing
//yet
 
2014-06-25 10:36:52 AM  

James!: It's amazing how remote control helicopters didn't exist until just this year.  Oh, wait.


They did exist before this year, of course.  But in the last few years they got a bunch cheaper and WAY easier to fly, and the WIFI/Bluetooth/Gopro revolution continues to make camera RC vehicles easier and easier to operate.

I'll mossberg the crap out of a quad copter videoing in my window.
 
2014-06-25 10:37:09 AM  

ongbok: Sounds like this woman saw the drone fly by her apartment, and because she heard a story about somebody with a drone spying on people she jumped to this melodramatic screaming about it spying on her. I bet she loves the attention she is getting.

But why are people so worried about a drone seeing into their windows? Doesn't anybody use shades or curtains anymore?


Yeah, because couple of guys in charge of a drone would never ever turn the camera around to try and snap pics of some boobs.

Nope. Not a chance.
 
2014-06-25 10:37:35 AM  

vudukungfu: James!: It's amazing how remote control helicopters didn't exist until just this year.  Oh, wait.

It's amazing how many women "Feel violated" when they weren't violated.


She's looking for a white knight.
 
2014-06-25 10:37:59 AM  
Would it be illegal for me to shoot one of these out of the sky with an airsoft rifle?
 
2014-06-25 10:38:03 AM  

phenn: Heh. You guys are ragging on her pretty hard and maybe she is seeking some attention. Still, I'd probably freak out a bit under the same circumstances. You should be able to feel somewhat secure in your own home.


At what point do you feel entitled to walk around your home naked with windows uncovered?
 
2014-06-25 10:39:48 AM  

Deep Contact: She's looking for a white knight.


Then she's part of the problem.
 
2014-06-25 10:40:26 AM  

ongbok: Sounds like this woman saw the drone fly by her apartment, and because she heard a story about somebody with a drone spying on people she jumped to this melodramatic screaming about it spying on her. I bet she loves the attention she is getting.

But why are people so worried about a drone seeing into their windows? Doesn't anybody use shades or curtains anymore?


RC quadcopters aka drones are something that most people have never seen in their life, outside of TV.  When you see one outside of your house, it can be a little alarming, given that you might have no idea what a typical drone operator is like, what they are commonly used for, how they work, etc.
 
2014-06-25 10:41:48 AM  

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Continue swimming naked. Aw, c'mon, continue. Continue! OK Lou, open fire . . .

 
2014-06-25 10:42:26 AM  

BigBooper: phenn: Heh. You guys are ragging on her pretty hard and maybe she is seeking some attention. Still, I'd probably freak out a bit under the same circumstances. You should be able to feel somewhat secure in your own home.

At what point do you feel entitled to walk around your home naked with windows uncovered?


img.fark.net
"Whenever I feel like alarming folks, hmmm-mmmm."
 
2014-06-25 10:42:54 AM  

moeburn: ongbok: Sounds like this woman saw the drone fly by her apartment, and because she heard a story about somebody with a drone spying on people she jumped to this melodramatic screaming about it spying on her. I bet she loves the attention she is getting.

But why are people so worried about a drone seeing into their windows? Doesn't anybody use shades or curtains anymore?

RC quadcopters aka drones are something that most people have never seen in their life, outside of TV.  When you see one outside of your house, it can be a little alarming, given that you might have no idea what a typical drone operator is like, what they are commonly used for, how they work, etc.


So we should all alter perfectly reasonable activities so ignorant people don't feel uncomfortable?

/How about no?
 
2014-06-25 10:43:55 AM  

fireclown: James!: It's amazing how remote control helicopters didn't exist until just this year.  Oh, wait.

They did exist before this year, of course.  But in the last few years they got a bunch cheaper and WAY easier to fly, and the WIFI/Bluetooth/Gopro revolution continues to make camera RC vehicles easier and easier to operate.

I'll mossberg the crap out of a quad copter videoing in my window.


Are you going to take any time to check if it's actually videoing your window or are you the type that just destroys toys if you see them?
 
2014-06-25 10:45:10 AM  

phenn: Heh. You guys are ragging on her pretty hard and maybe she is seeking some attention. Still, I'd probably freak out a bit under the same circumstances. You should be able to feel somewhat secure in your own home.


The  solution for this problem has been known for at least 2000 years, but this lady can't figure it out?
 
2014-06-25 10:45:34 AM  

labman: I like how she assumes since it flew off it was obviously watching her take pictures of it.

A. Most of these just have a camera filming and no one looks at the film until it lands and they get the camera back.
B. The camera is not facing her in the pictures she took of it.


Rebuttal:

a) http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/01/10/radio-controlled-drone-moo s e-video_n_2445582.html  There are plenty of videos online of people using live cameras on drones and helicopters for anyone who is reasonably informed about them to know that it's a possibility that there's a camera pointing at you. In the video above a group of kids is using one. Why is it hard to imagine that a perv (teen or adult) could be using one in Seattle?

b) The lady said when she saw it it turned around and took off when she got her camera/phone out. It's entirely reasonable for her to make the connection that it's leaving due to her action.

/ITG: If I saw a drone outside of my window I would grab my .22, probably miss the shot, and get arrested for firing my gun in the municipality after hitting another building or worse.
 
2014-06-25 10:47:04 AM  

Carousel Beast: moeburn: ongbok: Sounds like this woman saw the drone fly by her apartment, and because she heard a story about somebody with a drone spying on people she jumped to this melodramatic screaming about it spying on her. I bet she loves the attention she is getting.

But why are people so worried about a drone seeing into their windows? Doesn't anybody use shades or curtains anymore?

RC quadcopters aka drones are something that most people have never seen in their life, outside of TV.  When you see one outside of your house, it can be a little alarming, given that you might have no idea what a typical drone operator is like, what they are commonly used for, how they work, etc.

So we should all alter perfectly reasonable activities so ignorant people don't feel uncomfortable?

/How about no?


It's pretty clear from the article that there are politicians looking to let ignorance drive legislation so they can claim to protect you from this non-existent problem.  They should ban alien abduction while they are at it.
 
2014-06-25 10:47:22 AM  
Hey Mittens, I think that thing's spying on us!

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2014-06-25 10:47:33 AM  

max_pooper: misterfweem: [img.fark.net image 300x225]

Continue swimming naked. Aw, c'mon, continue. Continue! OK Lou, open fire . . .



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/second try
 
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