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Offline Rembrant

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Re: A very interesting use for a drone
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2015, 05:56:16 pm »
Don't you have day laborers hanging at the Waffle house in the mornings? Work pretty cheap for cash.  8)

Hahaha...nossir, we certainly do not...lol.

They were interviewing farmers on the radio the other day...can't find workers to pick berries or apples, or whatever.
All our ball fields and parks have grass that's knee high, and the lines on the streets need to be painted...

But, the locals get cranky when they start seeing too many TFW's around (Temporary Foreign Workers)...or Filipinos.

Meanwhile, we have chronic 25% "youth" unemployment...LOL.
The world is a funny place.

Now...about that Waffle House...I'm suddenly craving bacon and eggs...lol.

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Re: A very interesting use for a drone
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2015, 06:20:50 pm »
TFWs, That's a new one. Still IAs around here.
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Re: A very interesting use for a drone
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2015, 07:29:54 pm »
I see a TFW and think WTF.

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Re: A very interesting use for a drone
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2015, 07:20:52 am »
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Re: A very interesting use for a drone
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2015, 09:31:31 am »
Just the tip of the iceberg for drone issues. Imagine a fleet packed with C4 in a city? Just a fleet packed with 9MM's would ruin a day at the park wouldn't it? How do you protect the public from crap like this and let the real hobbyists enjoy a really cool toy?

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Re: A very interesting use for a drone
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2015, 11:34:00 am »
And that right there is the entire problem: it is a cool toy, and even a cool working device (taking video of, say, down a chimney to do a flue inspection and a million other jobs) that has now been weaponized. The drone has not changed in the least but its potential use(s) has, or at least its potential has been shown to the world. As I said earlier in this thread, drones are here to stay and now they will always have the potential, exactly as you mentioned, to be used for some fairly scary purposes.  The real, final problem is that I do not think they can ever be fully curbed, controlled or limited....

But I also think the privacy issue is even more complex and interesting and it will take our legal and judicial system years or decades to work through.

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Re: A very interesting use for a drone
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2015, 01:09:18 pm »
I would be all for a law making it illegal to murder someone with a drone. Oh wait...

Now I absolutely agree with your statement regarding privacy being an even more complex issue.

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Re: A very interesting use for a drone
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2015, 01:22:00 pm »
I would be all for a law making it illegal to murder someone with a drone. Oh wait...

Now I absolutely agree with your statement regarding privacy being an even more complex issue.
...and if they don't like the person they murder with the drone it could be a hate crime.
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Re: A very interesting use for a drone
« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2015, 05:20:58 pm »
Just the tip of the iceberg for drone issues. Imagine a fleet packed with C4 in a city? Just a fleet packed with 9MM's would ruin a day at the park wouldn't it? How do you protect the public from crap like this and let the real hobbyists enjoy a really cool toy?

Drones that can carry the payload to do real damage are going to be very costly.  The drones that are carrying max payload can only fly a few minutes.  They will get there though.  There are people already devising countermeasures to weaponized drones.

I wouldn't be surprised if serial numbers and registration are coming to a courthouse near you. 
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Re: A very interesting use for a drone
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2015, 05:35:05 pm »
Like I said years ago before the word drone was mainstream, they will be the next technology storm to catch the world by surprise.

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Re: A very interesting use for a drone
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2015, 08:56:42 am »
I do not think anyone has said anything negative about drones, at least in this thread. Personally, I think they are simply fantastic little pieces of technology.

But such sophistication comes with negative potential (not saying it is a negative product overall) sometimes, and in this case there are so many <potential> negative facets that it is kind of overwhelming. Especially when coupled with the fact that we have no laws or any type of controls in place to deal with those negative parts.

Like I said, cars are a wonderful thing but they also kill 30K plus people in the US every year. And no one is trying to ban them (as far as I know) but the simple fact is that auto deaths are the result of having autos in the first place; now that we have [way cool] drones, there are going to be drone problems, and unfortunately, in the end, deaths as a direct result.

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Like I said years ago before the word drone was mainstream, they will be the next technology storm to catch the world by surprise.

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Re: A very interesting use for a drone
« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2015, 04:18:55 pm »
Looks like these things may be an even bigger problem than the US outbreak of Ebola (which has killed..... well, it did not kill anyone in the US but that in no reason not to panic and overreact  ;) ): http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/01/us/drone-airliner-jfk/

Laws, education, harsh penalties and all the oversight possible in the world will not solve this problem. There are ways to address it but they reek of George Orwell's 1984, and I suspect these remedies are coming to a drone near you.

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Re: A very interesting use for a drone
« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2015, 05:52:24 pm »
Not entirely accurate...Dr. Martin Salia's death marks the second U.S. death from Ebola
Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian, was the first to die in the U.S...
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Re: A very interesting use for a drone
« Reply #29 on: August 02, 2015, 06:48:21 pm »
But that was not part of the US outbreak of Ebola, that was part of the western African outbreak of Ebola: both men came to the US already infected with Ebola. I am talking about the 'US Ebola outbreak' that so many were so very concerned about.... the cases transmitted to people in  the US from those who carried it from outside the US and then died from it. I believe that number is.... zero.

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Not entirely accurate...Dr. Martin Salia's death marks the second U.S. death from Ebola
Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian, was the first to die in the U.S...
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