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    Entering the Drone Age

    Drones will soon be as ubiquitous as cell phones. (That's basically what they are: flying cell phones.)

    http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/06/ff_drones/all/

    http://diydrones.com/



    What will the world be like, with these large plastic mosquitoes hovering everywhere around us?

    Will FedEx develop a new form of air mail? Will drones be armed?
    Last edited by Space Racer; 06-23-2012 at 12:53 PM.
    Vacuum Technology:
    CRUD = Contamination Resulting in Undesirable Deposits.
    CRAPP = Contamination Resulting in Additional Partial Pressure.

    Change your vacuum pump oil now.

    Test. Testing, 1,2,3.

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    Skynet!
    "The road to Hell is paved with progressive policies."

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolwhip View Post
    Skynet!
    But SkyNet wasn't real, T3 proved that.

    I recently read an article in Popular Mechanics about a homemade drone that cost $6200 and could intercept phone calls and steal passwords, texts and voicemails.
    The picture in my avatar is of the Houston Ship Channel and was taken from my backyard. I like to sit outside and slap mosquitos while watching countless supertankers, barges and cargo ships of every shape and size carry all sorts of deadly toxins to and fro. It's really beautiful at times.....just don't eat the three eyed fish....

    `. .` .>(((>

    `... `. .` .>(((>

    .` .>(((>

    LMAOSHMSFOAIDMT

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    Time to slap together EMP emitters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonrunner View Post
    Time to slap together EMP emitters
    Yeah, but then your truck might not start.
    The picture in my avatar is of the Houston Ship Channel and was taken from my backyard. I like to sit outside and slap mosquitos while watching countless supertankers, barges and cargo ships of every shape and size carry all sorts of deadly toxins to and fro. It's really beautiful at times.....just don't eat the three eyed fish....

    `. .` .>(((>

    `... `. .` .>(((>

    .` .>(((>

    LMAOSHMSFOAIDMT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooked View Post
    Yeah, but then your truck might not start.
    Shielding on a vehicle that has a big engine, doesn't need to fly and isn't manufactured in China (yet) is a lot easier to implement than on those drones

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    Drones will become smaller and more intelligent. The US military is working on swarm technology eventually placing 100s. or Thousands of smaller drones over a city or battlefield in constant recon mode.

    Imagine being pinned down knowing any movement will be picked up instantly.

    The top shelf RC aircraft and helicopters have drone capability already.

    You can set one up to fly off way points and return and land without ANY remote input.

    Take off dissapear for a while and then land.

    HD video and camera tech is also available.

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    Great for controlling your own citizens, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonrunner View Post
    Great for controlling your own citizens, too.
    good, thought it was just me.

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    Autonomous/swarming/social/nano drones:




    Vacuum Technology:
    CRUD = Contamination Resulting in Undesirable Deposits.
    CRAPP = Contamination Resulting in Additional Partial Pressure.

    Change your vacuum pump oil now.

    Test. Testing, 1,2,3.

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    Darpa has one that's the size and shape of a Mosquito Hawk.

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    NEVER look up
    You can't kiss death without it kissing you back. Death is a passionate kisser.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooked View Post
    Yeah, but then your truck might not start.
    Buy a diesel and bump start it.

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