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US drones can tell if citizens armed...

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by railfancwb, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. Sharker

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    Scary article. I am not surprised, but it does give creedance to all the people who are concerned w big brother watching them.

    We are no longer a free people. I can see how it is for good use now and how easily that can be changed.
     

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    RussP Super Moderator Moderator

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    From the actual spec requirements...
     
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    So by this logic, it could easily mistake a farmer with a rake for an armed citizen.

    What could possibly go wrong?
     
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    Blame the last ten years of War-On-Terror for this development.

    As you all know, some of the best and most useful technologically advances (such as the microwave oven and the internet) came from military R&D.
     
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    Well yeah.. after all, dumbass Jesse Jackson claimed that semiautos could "take down commercial aircrafts and blow up railroads" LOL!!
     
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    Wonderful. Now sell that technology to the company I worked for, applying new technology for detecting submarines at a distance.

    We could, but it involved Superconducting MultiAxis Magnetic Gradiometer sensors. The gun detector is BS. It is based on a WAG.
     
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    Farmers don't rake at night.:whistling:
     
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  10. HarleyGuy

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    Also includes tracking cell phones.

    I wonder if they can also detect how much of the "new" cash a person has in their wallet?:wow:
     
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    In my case not an issue. My wallet is thin today, I found a box of 45 ammo.
     
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    The article mentions the capability of detecting ONLY long guns. So the ultra-expensive all-porcelain Glock 7 can still be carried in an observed environment ... for now.
     
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    ( In the voice of Elmer Fudd cir. mid-60's...) " a v-e-e-e-ewey swippewee swope..."

    concerning drones watching law abiding Americans...opens up a slew of potential abuses.


    I am out and foil-wrapped...:cool:
     
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    You think it can only 'detect' at night?

    It also has day cameras.. Cmon now. lol
     
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    It doesn't really "detect" anything.


    It has a low light camera and a IR camera, that can see body heat.


    It looks for the angle your arms usually rest at when carrying a gun.


    Thats how it "detects"



    Also, none of the "customization" they talk about is custom. Its standard features on the Reaper.


    Also, the photo they list, is not a MQ-1 Predator, but an MQ-9 Reaper.