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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:48 PM

Say a big Thank the Lord the LAPD doesnt have killer drones. Just saying. nm

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Reply Say a big Thank the Lord the LAPD doesnt have killer drones. Just saying. nm (Original post)
rhett o rick Feb 2013 OP
flamingdem Feb 2013 #1
demwing Feb 2013 #2
randome Feb 2013 #3
dkf Feb 2013 #4
woo me with science Feb 2013 #5
Catherina Feb 2013 #14
ecstatic Feb 2013 #6
ProgressiveProfessor Feb 2013 #7
Fumesucker Feb 2013 #9
Recursion Feb 2013 #10
Fumesucker Feb 2013 #11
Recursion Feb 2013 #12
rhett o rick Feb 2013 #16
ProgressiveProfessor Feb 2013 #17
rhett o rick Feb 2013 #18
ProgressiveProfessor Feb 2013 #19
ghurley Feb 2013 #8
n2doc Feb 2013 #13
HooptieWagon Feb 2013 #15

Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:50 PM

1. How do you know that Steven Spielberg doesn't have a private drone fleet?

He flies his damn copter all over breaking curfews, the elite here have all kinds of toys and might lend them to the LAPD -- to get rights to the story.

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Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:06 PM

2. What would it matter?

Even if they had them, you know they'd never use them...

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Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:09 PM

3. They also don't have nanobot mind transformers.

That we know of.

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Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:14 PM

4. Yes they aren't armed, but they are being used for surveillance.

 

What was that movie with Wil Smith?

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Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:15 PM

5. ...yet.

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:02 PM

14. You beat me to it n/t

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Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:17 PM

6. Good point.

I was neutral about drones, but after following the discussion on DU and in the media over the past week, I'm becoming more and more disturbed by the implications.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:29 PM

7. Its not all that hard to jam them and such a jammer would be portable and damned hard for

the hobbyist or cops to trace. If it goes down on your property, but it in a steel container, preferably one that is grounded. Any tracing signal would then be blocked.

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:33 PM

9. Yep, them sneaky Al Qaeda mujahideen are taking out our drones all the time n/t

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:38 PM

10. Well, yes, actually

Drone losses have been quite high

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Response to Recursion (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:52 PM

11. Ever fly an RC plane?

I don't know anybody that flies RC who hasn't smashed up multiple planes in the process, I'd be willing to bet most of those drone losses come from equipment failure and/or operator error and not being taken out by ground fire or jamming.

You might recall it was a big story when Iran evidently knocked down a drone not that long ago and then recovered it.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:56 PM

12. Avidly!

I love RCing; it's harder now that I'm in the city. My granddad made me an RC jet when I was a kid. It wound up in the drink

The level of enemy involvement in our drone losses is a topic of considerable discussion.

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:13 PM

16. So would you wear it? Is it always sending out the jamming signal? nm

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:05 AM

17. It would need more power that you would comfortably carry around

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:32 AM

18. I agree so it would really only be good at your home

and would have to be on at all times.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:49 AM

19. Or car

If you leave it on at all time, it would be more discoverable. Random times and durations would better simulate system glitches.

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Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:33 PM

8. oh... there's a pickup... and another... and another... n/t

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Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:59 PM

13. Half of So Cal would be destroyed by now if they did n/t

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Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:45 PM

15. Yet.

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