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Comment: Re:Quadcopter (Score 2) 138

by LWATCDR (#48908279) Attached to: Secret Service Investigating Small Drone On White House Grounds

Ahhh... No
From the Wikipedia
"In five coordinated attacks, the perpetrators released sarin on several lines of the Tokyo subway, killing 12 people, severely injuring 50 and causing temporary vision problems for nearly 1,000 others."
And yes that was without an effective dispersal system.
Yes sparky, terrorists have created chemical weapons and used them to kill and injure a lot of people.

Comment: Re:Think of the children! (Score 1) 370

I do wish more people realized that cops in the US have serious problems and operate more like big brother than they need to. That said, I don't follow your logic here. "Cops do bad things, anonymous doesn't do and won't do as many bad things, therefore this thing that they're thinking of doing is okay"?

Comment: Re:The solution is obvious (Score 1) 452

It's not their fault if the manufacturer refuses to compile, test, and push out the updates (with their carriers' blessings) which they accepted full responsibility for doing.

It isn't even this. Manufacturers could release the binary blobs for the hardware for people like CM to use to build Android for obsolete hardware platforms. But the fact that Carriers are requiring LOCKED devices from Manufacturers is where the real problem lies.

Which is why Google produces (or has produced for them) the Nexus line of phones and tablets. And why I bought two OnePlusOnes. Support the manufacturers that do it right.

Comment: Re:Is someone looking for a job? (Score 1) 76

by LWATCDR (#48906717) Attached to: SpaceX, US Air Force Settle Spy Sat Dispute

Boeing and Lockheed have been in the launch business for decades and have a proven track record.
SpaceX does not have a heavy launch system yet and a very short track record.
The Military wanted one supplier for all launches to get bulk pricing and SpaceX can not offer that yet.
As to the support they get... Yep if you have jobs in the district your Congress people will fight for you because it means votes party does not really matter.
Frankly that is their job. To help the people that voted for them.

Comment: Re:What's the problem? (Score 1) 138

by LWATCDR (#48906565) Attached to: Secret Service Investigating Small Drone On White House Grounds

Actually a plane like the Telemaster would be better than a jet. Paint it grey so it blends in and if possible use an electric motor.
It would fly too low and too slow to be shot down. I do not think that they would use SAMs to attack a model aircraft at 100ft over a city since you would probably kill more people from the sam blast than the plane.
At this point I will stop since I do not want to give anyone ideas but I would not use such an aircraft to attack the WH.

Comment: Re:Quadcopter (Score 1) 138

by LWATCDR (#48905759) Attached to: Secret Service Investigating Small Drone On White House Grounds

I am not afraid of it. Mustard gas was developed during WWI. Nerve gas during WWII.
Sarin has been made by terrorists and used http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T...

I am not afraid of a chemical weapon drone attack because the payload is so low. But why say something that has happened can never happen? Frankly I wonder just how long it will be before some other wack job pulls of a chemical weapons attack. I doubt that it will be any worse than some of the regular bombs in death toll and again I am not going to live in terror waiting for it but to say it is too hard to happen is just wrong.

Comment: Re:What's the problem? (Score 1) 138

by LWATCDR (#48905363) Attached to: Secret Service Investigating Small Drone On White House Grounds

http://www.hobbyexpress.com/12...

Can carry several pounds of payload. Of course it would probably be pretty noticeable
As too shooting it down? That may cause more damage than the plane would.

I really wish people would stop using drones for most of these. They are simply RC Aircraft that have been around since the 1940s. Nothing really new or scary.

Comment: Re:The solution is obvious (Score 0) 452

Exactly.
And this part is just flamebait.
"What's most interesting is that Google has no trouble tossing grenades at the feet of Microsoft and Apple courtesy of its Project Zero program, but doesn't seem to have the resources to fix a vulnerability that affects a substantial portion of the Android user base."
Does Google release bugs for Windows XP and Me under Project Zero?
Really the issue are the manufactures and the carriers.

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