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Old 12-13-2011, 07:24 PM   #11
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Reading Drudge this morning and see a story about this. Just another tool or an invasion of privacy.
It's just another tool, like all the other tools they presently have that could be use to invade our privacy. If it's cheaper to put one in the air than to put a manned aircraft up there, then let them use it.

trip, the report I read mentioned the Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper being used in a cattle rustling case and several other police operations. This one is much larger than the 5-lb Dragon Eye.
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Not suggesting anything to anyone who might be building a foil-covered bunker at this moment, but what would the penalty be for a little drone target practice, assuming the target were to be completely obliterated leaving little to no evidence of its destruction or assailant?

I'll never forget the first time the Memphis PD knocked on the door asking me to bring in the Rotty so they could check the back yard for "somebody who escaped custody". That was the brightest spotlight i have EVAR seen up on that ghetto vulture; i bet you could simultaneously blind a deer and tan its hide with that light. At least the little drone with the FLIR and such would be quieter and less intrusive, much like the little search spiders on that Minority Report movie that quietly checked your retinal scan in the pursuit of "justice".

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The ones we used overseas were streaming video and automatically going to a hard drive.

It would be tough to not show up in the video, as you can't possibly know which way the cameras are pointing. There are usually more than one to a bird (in my experience) and they pan constantly by the operators controls. So there may be at least two operators working the cameras, and if one happens to see you point a gun in that direction, he's probably going to be watching with that fancy little zoom button pressed. If they know a general location, and have your face, you might still get away with it, but it might not be worth the risk as I'm sure the penalty will be steep.

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^^^ Go full turkey-hunting cam with a veil & all. OK, so somebody at a remote location may have "mistaken" our drone for a Canadian Goose (legit excuse aroun Horn Lake area, stupid geese). I wonder how long for a unit to show up on that call.

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There would be a case made if one was downed on the opening day of dove season. All manner of flying things seem to catch lead poisoning on that particular day. Kildeer,grackles etc.

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There would be a case made if one was downed on the opening day of dove season. All manner of flying things seem to catch lead poisoning on that particular day. Kildeer,grackles etc.
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Context matters. If a drone is sent up in a certain area at a certain time to look in a limited area, it's the same as sending up cops in a helicopter. No harm, no foul. But if they're flying 24/7 and they're everywhere watching us, that's a problem, IMO.

I also have a big problem with street and highway cameras.

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Not suggesting anything to anyone who might be building a foil-covered bunker at this moment, but what would the penalty be for a little drone target practice, assuming the target were to be completely obliterated leaving little to no evidence of its destruction or assailant?

I'll never forget the first time the Memphis PD knocked on the door asking me to bring in the Rotty so they could check the back yard for "somebody who escaped custody". That was the brightest spotlight i have EVAR seen up on that ghetto vulture; i bet you could simultaneously blind a deer and tan its hide with that light. At least the little drone with the FLIR and such would be quieter and less intrusive, much like the little search spiders on that Minority Report movie that quietly checked your retinal scan in the pursuit of "justice".
I suspect firing on an aircraft of any description would get you a prison sentence of about forever. The chance of you ever seeing one to shoot at is about none. If you saw one, you probably don't have anything that could reach out and touch it.

Just forget about any expectation of privacy when outside. No more whoopy by the pool, unless you want to entertain the troops. But don't let it bother you, satellites have had that capability for decades. The only difference with the drones is that can putt a Hellfire up you fanny if you are acting out.

Best thing to do is keep legal and don't piss off the powers that be.
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God forbid we should piss off the powers that be.

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Besides that, the hottie across the fence should be able to continue her nude sunbathing without her privacy being invaded.

For the sake of bored AF drone operators nude sunbathing hotties should not be entitled to privacy.
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