What they really need to do is to declare war on the US and / or the EU. It's the only proven way to get their economy going again.
Running through a crowd with some flour and yelling 'Anthrax' would do roughly the same thing.
High-pressure, wide-spread water canons should take out low-flying drones pretty quickly. The only advanced tech bit would be the targeting system.
Cool! Let's turn the White House into a giant fountain. That should spruce up the neighborhood nicely.
Really, the problem isn't the drone. It's the White House. If it wasn't there, then all of this whining and wailing would never see the light of day.
We just need to move the White House away from everyone who could possibly want to hurt it's inhabitants. Given our new found relationship with Cuba, I'm going to suggest we move the complex down to Guantanamo Bay.
Pretty much this. The whole push to have 'everyone' code is because it's trendy and is a definable skill, unlike 'learning how to think' or reason. And it segues quickly into 'jobs' which makes everybody happy. Further, there is this odd belief among many people (including a whole raft of Slashdot posters) that software can do anything and the world should be viewed through the lens of a Von Neumann machine.
Coding is a subset of human activity, not a superset. Even modeling, as championed by TFA is only a small part of human learning.
But schools are in a tough place. They are supposed to teach everyone, from the next Albert Einstein to the kid that will be sweeping the floor. They're supposed to push the latter child farther and faster than they could possibly go while not slowing down the new Einstein. All the while acting as in loco parentis, cop, judge and diaper changer.
For only $29.95 per child.
One hundred million unorganized, inebriated, confused, uncoordinated, ill disciplined bozos who haven't slept outside of a building since cub scouts.
Yeah, I'll take the military any day.
The interesting thing with these facilities is that they all have fences and barb wire facing inwards - not to keep people out, but to keep people in.
"You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity"
Mr. President! We must not allow a mine-shaft gap!
Hitler tried very hard to ally with the US (against GB and France) prior to the onset of WW2. Later on he tried to play everyone against each other to gain some time.
This sort of thing happens all of the time.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. That's all correct.
But you can make a Beowulf cluster out of this.
And that has to count for something.
Yep, boiling the raw egg in urea would probably turn the Salmonella into harmless bits.
Your GI track, not so much.....
I'm sure that the White House has seen the technical manual on how to deal with this problem.
Defense in depth, as it were.
You're on the 'I flunked physics last week list'.
A degaussing coil big enough to fry hard drives on drone?
That's one impressive drone there....
Let's get adult here.
It certainly won't knock 'humanity off the face of the earth' but it could well cause significant population and natural resource competition.
Guess what two of the most common reasons for human warfare are?
What have you found that's better thanks sex? Heroine?
Heroine's are OK under the proper circumstances but they tend to be all bossy and in charge of things, after all, they are the heroes.