Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Drone Hijacking!


New Rifle that Shoots Drones Out of the Sky Without Firing a Single Bullet

Due to U.S. Federal regulations, this is a simulation of our DroneDefender. It has, though, been successfully tested in field trials.

This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.

(assorted comments)
  • That's no fun to watch it slowly land. We want it to blow up in the air.

  • The FAA continues to consider drones and quadrotors to be 'aircraft' and as such deliberately downing one is generally frowned upon, whether that's through electromagnetic or lead-induced failure.

  • Drones are great, but not when someone is doing something bad with one, like dropping contraband into a prison or flying into restricted airspace. We've got an answer.

  • You have just as much right to send an electronic signal on a public band as the person who is operating the drone. The fact that your signal might interfere with theirs is just their poor luck. As long as it's within a public band, then no laws are broken. It would be the same if they were using a walkie and your radio interfered with theirs.

  •  Not sure what part of CFR 93 you're referring to as it primarily deals with airport comms and operations. None of the drones I've seen would step on those frequencies.

  • FCC Part 97 deals with licensed amateur station operators, commonly referred to as 'ham' radios. None of the commonly available drones (ie: purchased off the shelf) operate in licensed private bands.

  • Almost all of the drones sold today are using the same bands as other common RC items (model planes, cars, etc). There is no law that I've seen which would prevent someone from using these same unlicensed frequencies. So again... you have the same rights as the drone operator does to use those frequencies. They are public, NOT private.
It appears the device doesn't so much "shoot" the drone down as hijack it!  Wow. collect them all!  IMO, drones are another instance where technology offers compelling consumer gadgetry; but  gives a rogue gummint another weapon to subdue dissension. In case we ever have such a gummint.  Ahem. So, protect our freedom;  shoot them all down. That's what T.J. would recommend.

Aside:  I bet there's a way to electronically destroy spy cams with leaving any fingerprints.  Booo-Ya!

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The Internet Bibles



In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a healthy young wife by the name of Dorothy.

And Dot Com was a comely woman, large of breast, broad of shoulder and long of leg.  Indeed, she was often called Amazon Dot Com.

And she said unto Abraham, her husband, "Why dost thou travel so far from town to town with thy goods when thou canst trade without ever leaving thy tent?" 

And Abraham did look at her as though she were several saddle bags short of a camel load, but simply said, "How, dear?" 

And Dot replied, "I will place drums in all the towns and drums in between to send messages saying what you have for sale, and they will reply telling you who hath the best price.  The sale can be made on the drums and delivery made by Uriah's Pony Stable (UPS)." 

Abraham thought long and decided he would let Dot have her way with the drums.

And the drums rang out and were an immediate success.  Abraham sold all the goods he had at the top price, without ever having to move from his tent.

To prevent neighboring countries from overhearing what the drums were saying, Dot devised a system that only she and the drummers knew.  It was known as Must Send Drum Over Sound (MSDOS), and she also developed a language to transmit ideas and pictures - Hebrew to The People (HTTP). 

And the young men did take to Dot Com's trading as doth the greedy horsefly take to camel dung.  They were called Nomadic Ecclesiastical Rich Dominican Sybarites, or NERDS.

And lo, the land was so feverish with joy at the new riches and the deafening sound of drums that no one noticed that the real riches were going to that enterprising drum dealer, Brother William of Gates, who bought off every drum maker in the land.  Indeed he did insist on drums to be made that would work only with Brother Gates' drumheads and drumsticks.
And Dot did say, "Oh, Abraham, what we have started is being taken over by others."

And Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel, or eBay as it came to be known.  He said, "We need a name that reflects what we are."

And Dot replied, "Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner Operators."  "YAHOO," said Abraham.  And because it was Dot's idea, they named it YAHOO Dot Com.

Abraham's cousin, Joshua, being the young Gregarious Energetic Educated Kid (GEEK) that he was, soon started using Dot's drums to locate things around the countryside.

It soon became known as God's Own Official Guide to Locating Everything (GOOGLE).
That is how it all began. And that's the truth. 

I wouldn't make up this stuff. 

skoonj (Stolen From John Patrick's message board, at http://roncen.websitetoolbox.com/)

And there's this from the Liberal reformation