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  1. Polls and Surveys
    Will aircraft carriers go to all drones in the future?
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Was looking at a homestead mag. They had an article on using small drones to survey your land / livestock etc. Sounds like a good idea, never thought about that.
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    http://beforeitsnews.com/survival/2014/04/drones-and-their-use-during-a-shtf-situation-2516834.html
  4. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Drones (commonly referred to as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles by the US military) have been indispensable in the recent Global War on Terror. Drones as we know them have been used for decades. The ability to survey or assault an objective with no danger to pilots is a brilliant one, in my opinion...
  5. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    I was doing some reading online about animal rights wackos harassing hunters. Peta even has these drones their selling to spy on people. http://www.peta.org/blog/hunters-watch-out-petas-drones-are-flying/ Has anyone been harassed by weirdos like this?
  6. Off Topic Lounge
    60 Minutes had an interview with Jeff Bezos where he revealed his plan to use drones in delivering your packages. http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/amazon-drone-delivery-100525.html This kind of change in delivery can have huge implications in the private sector. Moreover the challenges...
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    One small town in Colorado has decided to take a stand against drone surveillance. Deer Trail resident Phillip Steel has drafted an ordinance that would allow residents to purchase a permit to shoot down drones. "We do not want drones in town," Steel said. "They fly in town, they get shot down."...
  8. Military Weapons Forum
    Atlas Robot / Petman. Behold the near future of warfare and oppressor of liberty! I'd like to see the videos that DARPA is not releasing to the public. http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/04/05/darpa_camouflage_robot_boston_dynamics_petman_gives_nightmares.html...
  9. Off Topic Lounge
    DHS built domestic surveillance tech into Predator drones "shall be capable of identifying a standing human being at night as likely armed or not," meaning carrying a shotgun or rifle. They also specify "signals interception" technology that can capture communications in the frequency ranges...
  10. Off Topic Lounge
    Drone industry releases ethics code So they release a "Code of Conduct" for the operation of Drones. :rolleyes: It's not binding it's just a code as the article states Acceptance and Adherence will contribute to safety and professionalism. In other words it's not binding. As far as I'm...
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    The chief of the Homeland Security Department’s drone aircraft program is facing an ethics investigation for joining the board of directors of the largest industry group promoting the use of unmanned aircraft, officials said Monday.The internal affairs office of U.S. Customs and Border...
  12. Urban Survival
    On a recent Mythbusters they were trying to do breaking and entering myths. One of their challenges was to pass through a room with infra red sensor in it. They used various methods, such as a bedsheet, but one method really stood out, and they used an infra red camera to show proof. I large...
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    Despite growing demand for unmanned aircraft, technological and regulatory obstacles may keep them from routinely sharing US skies with piloted aircraft before 2020, a government watchdog said Friday. In a new report, the Government Accountability Office said the US military's experience in...
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