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(Boing Boing)   How to shoot a target 500 yards away using Android goggles wirelessly connected to a rifle. You don't even have to aim or anything before you fire, meaning more time for beer   (boingboing.net) divider line 24
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2014-07-03 11:00:19 AM  
www.imfdb.org
 
2014-07-03 11:40:18 AM  
I, for one, can't wait for Google to render us completely helpless and useless without plugging something in.
 
2014-07-03 12:17:50 PM  
I do not aim with my hand; he who aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
I aim with my eye.

I do not shoot with my hand; he who shoots with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
I shoot with my mind.

I do not kill with my gun; he who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father.
I kill with my heart."


/thankee-sai
 
2014-07-03 12:26:17 PM  
And it can be yours for a measly $17K!
 
2014-07-03 12:46:27 PM  
"Babe! Iron my best wife beater, we're going to the gun store"
 
2014-07-03 12:54:47 PM  
He really should have just shot the cameraman who isn't aware of his surroundings enough not to stand where the reflection in the goggle will pick him up...
 
2014-07-03 01:03:46 PM  

Mikey1969: He really should have just shot the cameraman who isn't aware of his surroundings enough not to stand where the reflection in the goggle will pick him up...


because that's the most concerning thing about this video....

"Honestly officer, It was a complete accident. As the CCTV shows, i wasn't even looking at him when I accidentally pulled the trigger..."
 
2014-07-03 01:03:59 PM  
Freaking bot hax0rz. To make it worse, he is clearly a camper.
 
2014-07-03 01:13:13 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I, for one, can't wait for Google to render us completely helpless and useless without plugging something in.


What does Google have to do with this?
 
2014-07-03 01:15:10 PM  

lostcat: ecmoRandomNumbers: I, for one, can't wait for Google to render us completely helpless and useless without plugging something in.

What does Google have to do with this?


Cough.... android is google
 
2014-07-03 01:31:59 PM  
Yeah, fail in the headline for claiming "you don't even have to aim". This is just a streaming video of the sights. He was still aiming the rifle.

I'm curious how bad the lag is, though. When firing a rifle, you should be squeezing the trigger whenever the target crosses the sight - if there is too much lag, you might squeeze the round off after the aim moves off the target. I guess it doesn't matter as much for a sandbagged rifle, though.

/Always scored perfect @ 500yds with my M16A2 without any sandbags or scope when I served in the Corps.
//3rd award expert, did a stint as a rifle coach when I was in Okinawa
 
2014-07-03 01:41:25 PM  

SearchN: Freaking bot hax0rz. To make it worse, he is clearly a camper.


At least he didn't use the farking Scout, that has to be one of the most embarrassing weapons to get killed by a single shot with.

LesserEvil: I'm curious how bad the lag is, though. When firing a rifle, you should be squeezing the trigger whenever the target crosses the sight - if there is too much lag, you might squeeze the round off after the aim moves off the target.


You just learn to compensate for the lag and shoot a little early. Used to do it on CS all of the time...
 
2014-07-03 01:43:44 PM  
That's all well and good, but I'm sure the bolt action would prevent an effective rate of fire against xenomorphs.
 
2014-07-03 02:12:10 PM  
Didn't California and a bunch of other states make it illegal to remotely operate a firearm with a webcam and a computer, because one guy posted a picture of his setup and people thought that meant he was selling the right to kill deer over the internet?
 
2014-07-03 02:54:11 PM  

Reyito: lostcat: ecmoRandomNumbers: I, for one, can't wait for Google to render us completely helpless and useless without plugging something in.

What does Google have to do with this?

Cough.... android is google


So because this was developed on a platform created by Google, it is a Google product?

That means that Microsoft is responsible for everything that runs on Windows.
 
2014-07-03 03:32:07 PM  
  Not looking at bottle?  Uhmm, I was looking at the farking bottle in the video while he aimed and I wasn't even there.... so, if he didn't look at it, how did he aim, and if he didn't aim , how did he shoot it, and who the HELL wants a damned "scope" bigger and heavier than the rifle it is mounted on?!?
 
2014-07-03 03:32:07 PM  
Anything that far out, and I'm switching to missiles.
 
2014-07-03 06:49:23 PM  

SearchN: Freaking bot hax0rz. To make it worse, he is clearly a camper.


x1.fjcdn.com

/Not so much with the hax.
 
2014-07-03 06:59:11 PM  
i36.photobucket.com

How much is that in NuYen, chummer?
 
2014-07-03 07:29:04 PM  
First try? Ayup. First try. Uh huh.
 
2014-07-03 09:28:28 PM  
I don't see why he needs to be there to pull the trigger at all.
Anyway, we'll have fully- functioning humanoid robots in about ten years.  The only question is: whose authority will they obey?  Sergey Brin's?
 
2014-07-03 10:44:02 PM  

LesserEvil: Yeah, fail in the headline for claiming "you don't even have to aim". This is just a streaming video of the sights. He was still aiming the rifle.

I'm curious how bad the lag is, though. When firing a rifle, you should be squeezing the trigger whenever the target crosses the sight - if there is too much lag, you might squeeze the round off after the aim moves off the target. I guess it doesn't matter as much for a sandbagged rifle, though.

/Always scored perfect @ 500yds with my M16A2 without any sandbags or scope when I served in the Corps.
//3rd award expert, did a stint as a rifle coach when I was in Okinawa


That rifle was actually using a technology that fires automatically, so a moderate degree of lag wouldn't really mean much. The way it works is that you "mark" your target with a dot, then you hold down the trigger, and when the sight drifts back over your mark the gun releases the trigger, allowing the rifle to fire.

The two-stage process allows you to identify and mark a target you want to hit, then once you're satisfied with your point of aim, the computer determines when the rifle fires in order to achieve pinpoint accuracy.
 
2014-07-04 01:11:36 AM  
How soon before we get cameras and streaming video in bullets, and servo-controlled fins?

500 m is certainly with in the range of a small transmitter.
 
2014-07-04 08:49:24 AM  

TheHighlandHowler: [www.imfdb.org image 600x255]


Came for this pic. Done in 1
 
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