Callous: 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.
Deep Contact: She's looking for a white knight.
ikanreed: 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.
drjekel_mrhyde: I wonder how pro droners here would feel if I flew a drone over their kid's school or playground.
China White Tea: ikanreed: 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.Wrong. That shiat got slapped down like a redheaded stepchild by a judge.http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-06/drone-pilot-s-fine-dropped- by -judge-finding-against-faa.html
labman: 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.
James!: 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.
phenn: James!: 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.Well.. not really. It's the equivalent of someone hanging outside your window with a camera. Hey, I'm not saying she isn't playing this whole thing. Just that I'd find it a little spooky as well.
SueDisco: I was on a rooftop deck having drinks a few weeks ago when we spotted a drone flying up and down the street. It zoomed in on another roof deck (which was packed...unlike ours) a number of times. We saw the guy controlling it on a small side street near us (out of sight of the other roof deck). He was livestreaming the video to his phone (which was mounted on the controller). The video producer part of me thought it was really cool. Another part of me thinks he was trying to spy on someone on the other roof deck...and probably doing a pretty good job of it.
Abuse Liability: By zoomed in do you mean flew closer? I assume it would be pretty difficult to see the aperture movement or the video on his phone down in the street. Also, did these party-goers not hear the racket it was creating?
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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.
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.
moike: As someone who's flown RC planes and gliders for years, I don't like how everything that happens to be remote controlled is being branded a 'drone'.In all the years I've been flying six foot wingspan RC sailplanes at public beaches I've never once in that entire time had someone get foamy-mouthed because I was invading their privacy or threatening their safety by operating my 'drone'. Or had some psycho biatch try to beat my ass because she thought my 'drone' was shooting footage of women in bikinis on the beach. Never...The most I've ever got is someone saying, "Hey... neat!"But you put a quadcopter in the air and people just assume out the gate that you're recording every movement they're making and lose their farking minds.
skrame: /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.
mdeesnuts: What frequencies do these things get controlled by? Too lazy to do the research, but I smell money.
snocone: Just as we can focus electromagnetic radiation in a laser and focus sound beams... there is no doubt that an electromagnetic pulse can be similarly focused in a narrow and coherent beamhttp://syzygyastro.hubpages.com/hub/Wave-Guided-EMP-Beam
mdeesnuts: snocone: Just as we can focus electromagnetic radiation in a laser and focus sound beams... there is no doubt that an electromagnetic pulse can be similarly focused in a narrow and coherent beamhttp://syzygyastro.hubpages.com/hub/Wave-Guided-EMP-BeamI've actually thought about doing that to fry the @sshole's amplifiers who drive down my street pumping out 110 dB of [insert music genre]. Require mucho juice, though.But then there's the optic scanner to follow and aim I'd have to make. Not to mention the turret. By the time I got done, I'd just sell it to the military and go on permanent vacation.Where would I get my sense of smug satisfaction from petty malice then?
wee: mdeesnuts: What frequencies do these things get controlled by? Too lazy to do the research, but I smell money.Unless they have a ham license and are using a UHF TX and receiver (doubtful), the copters run on 2.4 GHz, same as every wifi phone and access point. Your jammer would jam those as well. No money to be made.
MrSteve007: I'm not sure what this lady is complaining about. She lives in a highly urban area, not all that high up, and is complaining about a potential peeping 'drone.' Guess what lady, you have high rise buildings all around you, and most of those people can see right in your window if the blinds are open. This has nothing to do with technology. Even if the quad-copter had live video transmitting to the operator, the best it can do is 640x480, which isn't enough to see what you think it sees./has a couple high rise buildings going up in her neighborhood//will fly a drone early Sundays to check up on construction progress (and not to bother people)///was not the guy from this story, thankfully
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