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Maybe you should move to China and work for Foxconn. Them perhaps someone would care about you.
No, what we're really waiting for is a decent battery. To get all of the functionality that we want in a watch sized object AND have it last more than 6 hours is beyond the pale at present.
To keep the power budget down, we're making too many compromises.
Careful throwing numbers around. We have absolutely no idea how accurate that figure is. Could well be 'Bollywood Accounting', could be something made up by a bureaucrat flunky. Could even be real.
It does presage an era where there are potentially a large number of groups, both government and private, with the capability of launching commercially and strategically significant payloads into LEO or geosynchronous orbit.
Further, not everything landing at an airport is as large or as robust as a commercial jet aircraft. A light plane could easily be severely damaged by a small UAV. Likely, no - I've been in small planes hit by birds - we've survived but it's not a given.
UAVs have no business anywhere in a controlled airspace unless they are under control of a qualified operator AND other pilots know it's in the air. Now, that doesn't answer the question whether somebody should (or shouldn't) be allowed to play with their Phantom II in the neighborhood park. Those things, with the operator using a modicum of common sense, are pretty safe. The problem is the phrase 'modicum of common sense'. We all know that some random jackass is going to lose control of the thing, turn a poodle into poodle-chops or knock a Vespa into oncoming traffic.
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This is why it's hard to have nice things.
Guns are an externality. If 5% of the population is walking around with a concealed weapon, the muggers and stranglers won't know that I don't have one and I'll enjoy the deterrent despite not contributing anything.
UAVs are potentially an externality because they can do physical damage anonymously for the cost of the UAV.
One of these objects is not like the others
They were actually mobile kitchens, and, given the rather poor nutritional status of the Iraqi military, it is not unreasonable to assume they represented WMDs.
Japan HAS a military. Or at least a navy.
History. It's an interesting concept.
Passports are easy. Just microwave the thing. Fries the chip but looks normal. "I don't know why it doesn't work,officer."
You know, we could regard this as the act of war it is.
We didn't go to war with North Korea when they murdered American soldiers in the 1970s with axes. We didn't go to war with North Korea when they fired missiles over our allies. We didn't go to war with North Korea when one of their ships torpedoed an alliance partner and killed some of their sailors. You're going to tell me we're now going to go to war because a Sony exec described Angelina Jolie as a diva? It's not happening.
The proper response to this will be left as an exercise for the reader.
It's supposed to look like a Bluefin Tuna (according to TF video). So, I guess it's designed to make Asian sailors chase it around the harbor thinking they've latched onto a sushi dinner.
I think it looks like a giant, uncoordinated catfish.
Man, talk about being an arm-chair general.....
I guess when you're in the basement, everything looks like a bomb shelter.
Dunno. A fully loaded LNG carrier (or processor) vs. a pile of rocks. Something you might want to see on a YouTube video. From a distance.
USA! USA! USA!
Besides, out Three Letter Agency knows more about us than your Three Letter Agency!
How do you like them Apples?
And the controllers who somehow managed to land the rocket on the OTHER side of the planet.
I'm sure 'ol Elon is worried about this particular scenario.