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j-allen
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Re: Second Amendment
j-allen   3/5/2013 10:01:25 AM
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So, the Creator assigns us rights?  How are they communicated?  Radio? (care to characterize the frequency, modulation mode, etc.?)  Booming voice?  Little voices in your head?  And assuming one receives such "messages" how does he autheticate their source?  If I phone the bank and ask to transfer $10 from my savings to my checking account they take great pains to verify it's really me. 

If your source is ancient writings you have the same problems. 

Remember, this is a forum for discussing mainly science and technology, not hocus-pocus. 

BB_cuda
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Spying helicopter
BB_cuda   3/5/2013 9:26:03 AM
These type of devices were shown on local news telecast about a week ago. One family continually is peered down upon in their back yard while they are swimming or having an activity on the lawn.  It seems to me if you have a no trespassing sign on your fence that it should extend to the air above your home.  I understand the police, local law enforcement, and/or Feds is a different story.  I don't feel it is lawful to be videoing over someone else's property without their consent.

I'm thinking of taking the 2nd ammendment in a different application to remove unwanted copter above my home if it happens. It would be like shooting skeet....PULL :-)

The Designist
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Re: Second Amendment
The Designist   3/5/2013 9:25:01 AM
Nothing personal, but you make an uninformed mistake when you state the constitution gives you any rights.  Rights are given by your creator (nature).  The second amendment merely sates the federal government shall not make any laws to infringe on this right.

So the answer to your question is no.

 

Battar
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Realistic
Battar   3/5/2013 9:18:37 AM
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Lets be realistic: Youtube is full of ox-droppings, and this can only contribute more of the same. In the real world, this device won't be used for serious purposes. The first place I would expect this gimmick to be put to use is in the womens locker room.

radio-active
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Iron
Flying camera
radio-active   3/5/2013 9:18:12 AM
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I don't see much in the way of a battery -- what is the run time measured in -- 10's of seconds?

But wouldn't a fleet of these be perfect for NFL games? The wired cams they use now just don't cut it.

EricMJones
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Second Amendment
EricMJones   3/5/2013 9:12:12 AM
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So tell me: Does the Second Amendment give one the right to arm one of these?...subject for discussion.

apresher
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Flying MeCam
apresher   3/5/2013 9:03:41 AM
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Chuck, Maybe I'm caught up in the marketing hype but I like the idea of this as a consumer product: the MeCam.  I can definitely see this flying around the house or office, "spying" on friends, family and co-workers. At $49, the price point is not that bad especially if it flies well. The military market is already full of this kind of equipment and they only want the best.

Elizabeth M
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Re: Flying Camera
Elizabeth M   3/5/2013 5:22:43 AM
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Chuck, that sounds like a much better idea than a flying paparazzo...I was thinking also that a military application might be good, or other types of surveillance (although not where they might be people around, as they would probably notice a flying camera buzzing about!). And what Ann said about it being a design platform for other applications actually makes more sense than what it was actually designed for. Although I'm sure some people will find this quite cool to have their personal paparazzo shadowing them. :)

Charles Murray
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Re: Flying Camera
Charles Murray   3/4/2013 7:20:55 PM
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Seems like there might be an intersting defense application in this technology, for peeking at remote locations.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Flying Camera
Ann R. Thryft   3/4/2013 5:12:06 PM
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Al, I'm interested in what else it could be used for as a design platform. Although it's small and cheap, there are reasons for this. First, Parrot's iPad-controlled flying video game AR.Drone 2.0
http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=238273
costs about $300 and is well-loaded with cameras, accelerometers and gyrometers, and WiFi communication. Second, many of the flying robot prototypes
http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1386&doc_id=249645
the military and others are investigating are based on hobby machine platforms, the volumes of which have driven down component price/performance ratios. And third, quadrotors, also called quadricopters or ornithopters, have been adopted as a design platform for a wide range of tasks, often performed in swarms by devices that don't look much bigger or more accomplished than the MeCam.



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