1842: "Anti-Drone Eagles"

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1842: "Anti-Drone Eagles"

Postby JDGA » Fri May 26, 2017 4:10 am UTC

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Title text: "It's cool, it's totally ethical--they're all programmed to hunt whichever bird of prey is most numerous at the moment, so they leave the endangered ones alone until the end."

About time someone caught on to Black Hat Guy's troublemaking ways. I guess he really hated Animorphs as a kid or something?

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Re: 1842: "Anti-Drone Eagles"

Postby rhomboidal » Fri May 26, 2017 4:35 am UTC

I have to admit, "training rare animals to hurl themselves into whirling machinery" disgusts the biologist in me, but excites the engineer in me.

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Re: 1842: "Anti-Drone Eagles"

Postby niauropsaka » Fri May 26, 2017 7:24 am UTC

Training eagles to attack drones? I had not heard about this.

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Re: 1842: "Anti-Drone Eagles"

Postby HES » Fri May 26, 2017 9:04 am UTC

niauropsaka wrote:Training eagles to attack drones? I had not heard about this.

Sure. The alternative is using bigger drones.

Besides, some of them don't even need training
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Re: 1842: "Anti-Drone Eagles"

Postby somitomi » Fri May 26, 2017 9:05 am UTC

JDGA wrote:
About time someone caught on to Black Hat Guy's troublemaking ways.

About time? I think they're at least a couple years late...
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Re: 1842: "Anti-Drone Eagles"

Postby orthogon » Fri May 26, 2017 9:15 am UTC

HES wrote:
niauropsaka wrote:Training eagles to attack drones? I had not heard about this.

Sure. The alternative is using bigger drones.

Besides, some of them don't even need training

I saw a guy at​ Paddington Station with a hawk or something. He looked very serious, like it was for security of some kind, not, say, an attraction for kids.

Pseudo edit: thinking about it, most likely it was for pigeon control.

ETA: yeah. Pigeons.
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Re: 1842: "Anti-Drone Eagles"

Postby cellocgw » Fri May 26, 2017 11:42 am UTC

The old pattern of ever-escalating countermeasures continues...


It's drones all the way down! #iseewhatididthere
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Re: 1842: "Anti-Drone Eagles"

Postby somitomi » Fri May 26, 2017 12:24 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:The old pattern of ever-escalating countermeasures continues...


It's drones all the way down! #iseewhatididthere

So how long unti drones equipped with anti-eagle guns and eagles with anti-drone guns enter dogfights?
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Re: 1842: "Anti-Drone Eagles"

Postby jc » Fri May 26, 2017 1:58 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:The old pattern of ever-escalating countermeasures continues...

Yeah, that's a fun story. But it mostly illustrates why, in reality, that sort of escalation is marketed differently. Rather than personally presenting the various escalations to the government leaders directly, the "ingenious patriot" would form a number of separate corporations, each of which would implement the next technical advance. Then representatives of a corporation would approach not the top-level decision makers, but rather the bureaucrats in charge of various parts of each government's military, and sell the next advance to all of them. This would divide the responsibility for the multi-level marketing scheme so that nobody could be personally charged with the extortion. They're each just "doing their job" that they were hired to do, and know nothing about the internals of their competitors. The leaders in every government would be able to repeatedly announce their latest "defense" advancements to their populations, the top-level developers would get a chunk of every contract as a bonus, and everyone would live happily ever after. Except for the low-level lackeys in every country, of course, who would die from the latest upgrades before their governments paid for and installed them.

This is all hypothetical, of course ...

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Re: 1842: "Anti-Drone Eagles"

Postby Soupspoon » Fri May 26, 2017 5:26 pm UTC

somitomi wrote:So how long unti drones equipped with anti-eagle guns and eagles with anti-drone guns enter dogfights?

...and then you get to the point of actual flying dogs.

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Re: 1842: "Anti-Drone Eagles"

Postby da Doctah » Fri May 26, 2017 8:40 pm UTC

Soupspoon wrote:
somitomi wrote:So how long unti drones equipped with anti-eagle guns and eagles with anti-drone guns enter dogfights?

...and then you get to the point of actual flying dogs.


I'll see your flying dogs and raise you sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads.

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Re: 1842: "Anti-Drone Eagles"

Postby Soupspoon » Fri May 26, 2017 10:34 pm UTC

da Doctah wrote:
Soupspoon wrote:
somitomi wrote:So how long unti drones equipped with anti-eagle guns and eagles with anti-drone guns enter dogfights?

...and then you get to the point of actual flying dogs.


I'll see your flying dogs and raise you sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads.

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Re: 1842: "Anti-Drone Eagles"

Postby ShuRugal » Sat May 27, 2017 1:03 am UTC

I'm still waiting to see how the bird is gonna take out one of these....

My Raptor can be repaired, how about theirs?

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Re: 1842: "Anti-Drone Eagles"

Postby orthogon » Sat May 27, 2017 8:17 am UTC

Soupspoon wrote:
da Doctah wrote:
Soupspoon wrote:
somitomi wrote:So how long unti drones equipped with anti-eagle guns and eagles with anti-drone guns enter dogfights?

...and then you get to the point of actual flying dogs.


I'll see your flying dogs and raise you sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads.

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