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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 25
    More: Scary, Seattle, Privacy laws of the United States, KIRO, apartment window, Seattle Police  
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2014-06-25 09:54:56 AM
4 votes:

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 09:02:21 AM
4 votes:
It's amazing how remote control helicopters didn't exist until just this year.  Oh, wait.
2014-06-25 10:45:34 AM
2 votes:

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 10:34:53 AM
2 votes:

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 09:22:25 AM
2 votes:
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 09:10:49 AM
2 votes:
Federal regulation coming in 5,,,,4,,,,3,,,2,,,
2014-06-25 09:10:36 AM
2 votes:
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 12:38:43 PM
1 votes:
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.
2014-06-25 11:35:55 AM
1 votes:
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.
2014-06-25 11:10:08 AM
1 votes:
Get used to it.

eric-blue.com
2014-06-25 10:53:50 AM
1 votes:
I wonder how pro droners here would feel if I flew a drone over their kid's school or playground.
2014-06-25 10:43:55 AM
1 votes:

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 10:40:26 AM
1 votes:

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 10:39:48 AM
1 votes:

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


Then she's part of the problem.
2014-06-25 10:37:59 AM
1 votes:
Would it be illegal for me to shoot one of these out of the sky with an airsoft rifle?
2014-06-25 10:37:09 AM
1 votes:

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 10:36:52 AM
1 votes:

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 10:33:59 AM
1 votes:

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 10:30:09 AM
1 votes:
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 10:28:49 AM
1 votes:
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 10:19:38 AM
1 votes:

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 10:19:12 AM
1 votes:

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 10:12:20 AM
1 votes:

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 09:40:33 AM
1 votes:
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 09:16:22 AM
1 votes:
"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.
 
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