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Comment Re:Right to Privacy in One's Backyard? (Score 1) 1167 1167

Of course he could have. And by the time he wrote all of that out and held it up, the perv with the drone has gotten his jollies off over the two young girls he was watching several times already. Better to just blast it out of the sky under the circumstances.

Comment Re: Doesn't help criminals (Score 1) 290 290

My trick is that I've learned to simply not give a fuck. Seriously, that's all there is go it. And I mean genuinely just don't care about anything but the moment you're in. When I'm working, all I care about, all I pay attention to, is my work. When I'm dealing with finances, they're the only thing in the world. When I play, nothing else exists. You'd think my wife would get annoyed with that, but, well... The same values to her and that more than makes up for the other times.

Of course, I'm not ALWAYS so focused; most of the time I spread my attention like everyone else, and I can be startled my focused state, but having the ability to just let every other concern in the world fall away has proven invaluable. I find that my work (application development) gets done better and faster, my finances are handled without error, and I even do better at games and useless stuff when I'm in that state.

Comment Re:Is he in the right? (Score 1) 1167 1167

Indeed, but let's be realistic, these craft can't reach that altitude. If the "pilot" isn't being a douche and hanging around your property or buzzing your head, don't be a douche and shoot down his drone. Let him pass over and expect to see him again on his return pass. Of course, if he's making laps around your property or repeatedly passing over, take whatever action is necessary to stop him, starting with trying to locate him and asking him to stop and escalating from there as necessary. But if that drone is being a nuisance by hovering over your property or getting dangerously close to you, by all means, take it out.

Comment Re:Right to Privacy in One's Backyard? (Score 1) 1167 1167

You wouldn't be too happy if your neighbors installed cell phone jammers to protect themselves from phones' dangerous EM radiation, would you?

I wouldn't be happy because my phone wouldn't work near the jammers, but I'd be delighted in knowing how jammers actually work. I'd probably knock on their door, greet them with a smile, shake their hands, maybe even brink a cake, pan of brownies, plate of cookies, or fruit basket, and say something along the lines of "Way to amplify the problem you're trying to prevent, dumbasses."

Comment Re:"...the same as trespassing." (Score 1) 1167 1167

Been there, done that. Even after proofreading several times, passing the text to my wife for proofreading and having her point out the missing word, and reading it again myself, I'll still "see" the word there until she literally points at where the missing word should be. Quite a number of times I've proofread a post before posting, only to read it a week later (after I've forgotten the exact wording I intended to use) and catch the missing word. The brain is funny like that.

Comment Re:"...the same as trespassing." (Score 1) 1167 1167

I think you fell victim to a typo. I'm pretty sure he meant "Most Americans are not rednecks like this"; the second clause in that sentence simply states that most gun owners are, likewise, not rednecks. I had to read it a few times to parse it properly, as well, because of the typo but, once you've done that, the meaning becomes quite clear.

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