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Comment Re:robot confounds local hilbilly (Score 1) 1197

You mean other than shooting a shotgun in a populated area without concern for others or for their property?

Oh, just for grins, how about following the fucking drone back to its controller. The control signal must be line-of-sight and it has a fairly limited range, that wouldn't be too hard.

Comment Re:I agree with the shooter (Score 1) 1197

I doubt that owning property automatically implies ownership of the airspace above the property. Aircraft are constantly flying above private property but never has that resulted in trespassing charges. Nobody has file a lawsuit against Google for their property appearing in Google Earth. I'm not suggesting that a drone flying above one's house isn't a nuisance but it isn't trespassing nor can one be justified in blasting it out of the sky with a shotgun, irrespective of the danger of firing a gun in populated areas. Further, making assumptions that the drone may be carrying a dangerous payload is simply that, an assumption. Claiming that in a court of law will get you nowhere without evidence.

Comment Why have a log file at all? (Score 1) 366

Unless I misunderstood the mission, the payload isn't coming back so having a log file for post-mission review is meaningless. If they want to log anomalies, or commands, or telemetry, why aren't they sending it back? Either a continuous stream or regular or on-command bursts. In either case, there still would be no need to retain it in a file, you simply dump the buffer once its be transmitted and start from zero. Am I missing something?

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