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+ - Organization for Security and Co-operation Europe need drones for MH17 enquiry->

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garymortimer (1882326) writes "To support its operations in Ukraine the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe has put out an urgent request for drones. They are perhaps required to help with the security of staff and rapid mapping of ground surrounding the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crash site."
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Comment: Comments (Score 2) 223

by bughunter (#47416887) Attached to: Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On

Many of the comments on First Look and even here are disturbing, both in their rancor and in their bigotry. These kind of haters represent a tiny but vocal minority of the US population but they seem seem to swarm to the comments sections of any story that touches on one of their hot button issues. This is especially true at "mainstream" media sites like Yahoo News, CNN, etc. Clearly their intent is to disguise their minority status and make it appear as if their radical opinions are mainstream.

Do they have RSS feeds or Twitter Bots or something that tell them "Muslim story on First Look - Troll Force GO!" or something? It's fkn amazing.

And it does real damage to our society by promoting the kind of racism and abuse depicted in TFA, both institutional and cultural, even when the majority of the people hold no such opinions...

+ - 'Projector Drone' shows sky no longer the limit for video projection.->

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garymortimer (1882326) writes "The ‘Projector Drone’ is capable of beaming news, games and advertising over the walls of a city near you.

The proof of concept vehicle is able to fly for 12 minutes at a time, features its own on-board data storage and a 500 lumens projector. The company is already working on more sophisticated features, including live streaming data, pan and tilt projector controls and ultrasonic sound capabilities."

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+ - Investigation launched after drone full of drugs touched down at Dublin prison->

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garymortimer (1882326) writes "The incident was first reported by Mick McCaffrey in the Sunday World. The newspaper reports that prisoners ran towards the drone and one of them was seen swallowing some of the packages contained in it.

It is expected the man will be charged with possession of illegal drugs but it is unknown where the drone was being controlled from or who was flying it."

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Comment: Re:Guy is a moron (Score 2) 358

by bughunter (#47307789) Attached to: Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones

This driver ignores texts received while driving. If it's important, they can place a voice call and I'll answer it using my bluetooth earpiece.

It's not that hard. Really, your phone is not your brain... you can put it to sleep while driving. It's OK, your friends can wait for you to get back to them with "OMG LOL!"

Comment: Re:What time is 12 am (Score 1, Informative) 141

by bughunter (#47274813) Attached to: I typically start my workday ...

People who think it's only confusing to idiots are idiots, because they're too stupid to be confused,

People who think those are idiots who are too stupid to be confused and think its only confusing to idiots are idiots easily confused by boundary conditions.

If you can't tell whether 12:00 pm is in the daytime or not, just add one minute, and then tell me whether or not the sun is out.

If that doesn't clear it up for you, then guess what... you're the idiot.

(People who live within the Arctic Circle are not excused. You have to be an idiot to live there anyway.)

(People who live within the Antarctic Circle aren't excused, either. You have to be a scientist to live there, and should know better.)

+ - African firm is selling pepper-spray bullet firing drones->

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garymortimer (1882326) writes "South Africa-based Desert Wolf told the BBC it had secured the sale of 25 units to a mining company after showing off the tech at a trade show in London.

It is marketing the device as a “riot control copter” that can tackle crowds “without endangering the lives of security staff”.

But the International Trade Union Confederation is horrified by the idea."

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Comment: Needs Moar Resolution (Score 2) 44

by bughunter (#47226539) Attached to: Game Characters Controlled By Player's Emotions

There are more dimensions to emotions than just Relaxed vs. Angry. For it to be useful for something other than biofeedback this system will need to distinguish Relaxed from other states like Flow, Focused, or Bored and also distinguish Angry from Adrenaline Rushed, or Jubilant, or even Sexually Excited.

FTA, it sounds to me that this system would confuse many different emotions, so unless a player has a fetish for watching a cartoon avatar smash things, it will be just another footnote laboratory novelty.

+ - Drone lands on roof of Dallas Cowboys Stadium->

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garymortimer (1882326) writes "A DJI Phantom Vision owner lost sight of his drone and the return to home feature kicked in. The only snag, the stadium was in the way. The $1300 quadcopter is currently sitting on the roof. Its owner knows this as he attached a GPS pet tracker for unexpected events. A different spin on the boy next door asking for his ball back."
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