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  Reply # 1207687 3-Jan-2015 15:15
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And a lot of riots, fights, expense to the taxpayer etc etc just to see which group of people can hit or kick a ball better than another group in return for $250,000 a week whilst actually useful people like scientists, surgeons etc earn about 5% of that.

If ever there was an overpaid job, it isn't being a CEO it's being a sportsman.


I am not aware of a Kiwi Sports Person being paid that kind of money in our sporting history, not even for one week.



It's a comment on sports people as a breed not specifically their nationality.

Plenty of European footballers earn that kind of money, for example - or racing drivers in F1 etc.

To be fair to racing drivers, at least they risk death which makes it vaguely exciting.





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  Reply # 1207712 3-Jan-2015 16:03
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freitasm:
joker97: Drones will propagate faster than electric cars


You keep using that word... 

I think you folks in general mistake this quadcopter remote control thing with limited battery life and range:

[quadcopter image sniped]

With this drone thing:

[Pedator image sniped]

I would like to point out size, range, load capacity, flying capabilities in adverse weather and STOP THE FARK USING "DRONE" for a toy.



Excellent point, but I can't help thinking of this thing:


I want to say 'Only in Russia', but I suspect there will bigger, badder, more ridiculous dronesqudcopters in southern states of North America. 




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gzt: Busted: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FPSRussia..


Yep busted, complete the the faux Russian accent. Russian's also work in metres and kilometres and not feet and miles like this guys does.




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  Reply # 1209270 6-Jan-2015 14:45
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DarthKermit: Where's one of them unmanned drones when ya need it?

a) exploding an innocent family at dinner time to get the wrong target
b) firing on some dude with the same name
c) busy writing it's own press releases

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  Reply # 1209302 6-Jan-2015 15:27
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I knew it was filmed in the USA — the McDonalds drive through with an armoured car was a dead giveaway — but didn't know the quad copter was a fake.  So the bullet strikes are all done with SFX?  I imagine the self destruct bit in the car at the end of the video is also faked. The camera was on a tripod, so the quad copter flies out of the car before it is detonated, and that footage is deleted.

The Keith Ratliff murder was also news to me.




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  Reply # 1209532 6-Jan-2015 21:06
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TLD: I knew it was filmed in the USA — the McDonalds drive through with an armoured car was a dead giveaway — but didn't know the quad copter was a fake.  So the bullet strikes are all done with SFX?  I imagine the self destruct bit in the car at the end of the video is also faked. The camera was on a tripod, so the quad copter flies out of the car before it is detonated, and that footage is deleted.

The Keith Ratliff murder was also news to me.


Physically I don't believe it would be possible to fire a gun with that big of a recoil and ever aim properly or with accuracy. Also dummies do not explode into fire, they explode into dust and chunks, no fire :) 


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  Reply # 1209753 7-Jan-2015 10:43
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I believe this one here was real https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYz_D89BLUg



AA12 would have a fair bit of recoil.

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  Reply # 1210476 8-Jan-2015 12:09
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Something certainly seems to have allowed the French to ID very quickly the current wanted members of the religion of peace....





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  Reply # 1210482 8-Jan-2015 12:13
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The skeptics say, but it didn't stop them doing what they did

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  Reply # 1210483 8-Jan-2015 12:14
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They have lots of amateur videos from smartphones, security videos, etc. They have the original car plates and can find it was stolen or belonged to someone and trace that. They can use fingerprints in the cars. They get all this, plus a face identification routine and find the culprits. It's called investigative work.

If they had previous surveillance in place then it obviously failed to prevent the attack.

So in this context of new laws your argument is invalid. They are using what they already have.








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  Reply # 1210484 8-Jan-2015 12:17
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heylinb4nz: I believe this one here was real https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYz_D89BLUg

AA12 would have a fair bit of recoil.

It also reminds us how difficult a single rotor (not counting the tail rotor) helicopter is to fly and keep stable compared to today's quad-copters. 

heylinb4nz:
AA12 would have a fair bit of recoil.

It's amazing how little the helicopter appears to be affected — even with a three round burst.




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freitasm: They have lots of amateur videos from smartphones, security videos, etc. They have the original car plates and can find it was stolen or belonged to someone and trace that. They can use fingerprints in the cars. They get all this, plus a face identification routine and find the culprits. It's called investigative work.

If they had previous surveillance in place then it obviously failed to prevent the attack.

So in this context of new laws your argument is invalid. They are using what they already have.






With all due respect its really time to wake up and realise just how dangerous the world and that new procedures are need to help protect the populous. 




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I've seen a video that looks like cellphone cam showing these guys murdering a French policeman on the Internet already today.

I won't give the site name out, but I'm sure such videos aren't hard to find.




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  Reply # 1210491 8-Jan-2015 12:32
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DarthKermit: I've seen a video that looks like cellphone cam showing these guys murdering a French policeman on the Internet already today.

I won't give the site name out, but I'm sure such videos aren't hard to find.


I wouldn't look for them




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