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(Outside Online)   Man illegally tries to fly camera drone over Yellowstone Park's Grand Prismatic Spring, winds up in hot water   ( divider line
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7527 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Aug 2014 at 11:44 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-08-08 12:24:19 AM  
3 votes:

lordargent: Lsherm: Well, I should hope a 1lb plastic toy can't make that much of a difference.

Probably not, then again, the batteries might poison the bacterial mat (also probably not).

That's what I was thinking. That could be someone's future.
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2014-08-07 11:50:10 PM  
3 votes:
Let it go man cuz its gone.
2014-08-08 12:06:51 AM  
2 votes:

Fiction Fan: Bullshiat that a drone can't be flown over some of the most beautiful and pristine land our country has left.

Goddammit, that's gubmint land, and they wanna put rules on it! Let's call Cliven Bundy's militia and get this took care of!
2014-08-08 11:11:06 AM  
1 vote:

jshine:, you think that the amount of lithium in the drone is equivalent to 1/10 of the sodium content in that spring's water?

Granted, I haven't done the math, but as a chemical engineer that estimate seems pretty high...

As a chemical engineer, you also know that lithium batteries tend to explode when exposed to high temperatures.

Can you give assurances that the lithium battery isn't toxic to the bacterial mat? Specifically, to the areas immediately surrounding the drone. Since you're such a big, bad chemical engineer and all that.
2014-08-08 10:56:43 AM  
1 vote:


Oh really.. a little toy helicopter is really going to hurt the 3rd largest stinkhole in the world???

No, your mom will be okay.
2014-08-08 06:34:16 AM  
1 vote:
duffblue : Why are citizens allowed to own these?

Well, because we as a society have decided to treat the air as a "collective commons". The alternative (in any society that respects private property rights) would require airlines to negotiate a right-of-way for every parcel of land they fly over.

As a "side effect" of the FAA and the police and the military getting to fly over your house, you get to fly things too, as long as you follow some basic rules.

They should only be for police and military.

How's that cop-dick taste today?

Amusingly, you have that exactly backward.  Although they can fly according to those same rules that apply to us all, the military can't operate domestically in the airspace drones occupy (below 1000ft AGL), and the police can't just go looking in your windows to casually snoop for crimes, whether they do it in person or via remote control.

What kind of small-dicked loser even thinks this is cool?

I have mine on order from Amazon. $300, and you control it with your iPhone. "Just who do you plan to please with that tiny thing?" "Me!".
2014-08-08 05:19:20 AM  
1 vote:

drjekel_mrhyde: These people feel that they can fly these things any and everywhere they want.
/Read the comments on The Verge if you don't believe me

Well, if you glue a gun to it you probably will be allowed to fly with it any and everywhere you want. If not, just get the NRA on the phone.
2014-08-08 03:13:39 AM  
1 vote:
Oh man, as much as Google Glass gets tempers boiling, I can't wait to see the epic teeth gnashing when they develop an autonomous companion drone that just flits around the user like a high tech hummingbird.
2014-08-08 12:34:42 AM  
1 vote:
Throw the guy in to retrieve it.
2014-08-08 12:01:50 AM  
1 vote:
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2014-08-07 11:59:57 PM  
1 vote:

Fiction Fan: Bullshiat that a drone can't be flown over some of the most beautiful and pristine land our country has left.
What was the thinking? That it would disturb the mosquitos? Maybe camping nudists?
I really would want to know the reasoning.

You're going to get some bites for sure
2014-08-07 11:52:47 PM  
1 vote:
If he wants his drone back, give him a mask and a snorkel. No fins though.
2014-08-07 11:48:17 PM  
1 vote:
Well, that's thermal air currents for 'ya.
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