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Big Brother & Big Sister

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:54 am
by Lone Mopper
and the rest of the family will soon be watching you!

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/po ... s-airspace

How long before corporations figure out a way to use this to some advantage?

there is probably a drabble in this somewhere.......

Hey Boss? It's Bob
I am really sick today, can't come in

Funny Bob, you look pretty healthy at the beach there
and that doesn't look like your wife next to you either...

Re: Big Brother & Big Sister

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:45 pm
by strawman
What, you didn't know it's already an iPhone app?
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Re: Big Brother & Big Sister

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:31 pm
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
The drone thing is nothing new. I worked for a company that was selling drones to law enforcement, for use against protecting US citizens, 20 years ago.

USA agencies even have missile-armed drones now, over US soil.

What maybe should interest you more is the switch of our air traffic control system to GPS over VOR and radar.

As a private pilot, this is great because it opens up more airports to instrument approaches.

As a future "terrorist" victim, it's not so good, because it's dirt simple for the bad guys to send fake GPS signals, so that the plane thinks it is somewhere else. They could fly you into that cumulus granite formation, no problem. This is also the technique that Iran claims to have used to steal our top-secret drone.

Re: Big Brother & Big Sister

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:47 am
by Lone Mopper
Thanks Algernon, I'll sleep so much better now......

Re: Big Brother & Big Sister

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:00 am
by Mikes
$3b a year? How many teacher salaries is that?

Re: Big Brother & Big Sister

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:47 pm
by strawman
For every teacher making the world a better place by teaching others how to think, there are 10 teachers screwing everything up by teaching others what to think.
Everyone needs to ask themselves:
Which kind of teacher am I?

Re: Big Brother & Big Sister

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:35 pm
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
All you need to do is "Look for the union label".

Re: Big Brother & Big Sister

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:02 pm
by Mikes
I wouldn't agree with that number. Of all the teachers I've had through first school, middle, high, college and univeristy I'd count two who were just there to get to the end of class and god help any student who made it awkward by asking questions. Maybe that's the UK, though.

Re: Big Brother & Big Sister

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:27 pm
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
Much more likely that they did their job too well on you. :)

Re: Big Brother & Big Sister

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:58 pm
by Mikes
...touche.