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#201 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 March 2023 - 07:45 AM

So one in 100 delivered parcels will be off target and in a flower bed, or smashing through a window because a gust of wind came out of nowhere?

This is another dumb idea nobody asked for, that will fade away like the rest of the dumb ideas we’ve debated on here, that never went anywhere.

Less than 120 years ago they said that to Orville and Wilbur too.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 19 March 2023 - 07:45 AM.


#202 Nparker

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Posted 19 March 2023 - 08:04 AM

Orville and Wilbur weren't trying to fly their plane onto people's front stoops.



#203 phx

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Posted 19 March 2023 - 11:14 AM

Will drones use the enter phone at my building so I can buzz them into the lobby?

 

No, you need to leave a window open for it.


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#204 aastra

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Posted 19 March 2023 - 11:55 AM

Over time we've been gradually increasing the likelihood that delivered items are going to be damaged one way or another, so I suppose this is an inevitable step in the progression.



#205 Mike K.

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Posted 19 March 2023 - 12:06 PM

This is the surveillance state’s wet dream. Just send a drone in with their toothpaste delivery, and scan the property, the neighbour’s property, etc.

We already know Amazon allows the government to access Ring door bell footage, so why not footage from one of their drones?

Police don’t even need a warrant, then can just have it: https://www.eff.org/...sent-or-warrant

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#206 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 March 2023 - 12:10 PM

The article never cited even one example of how a Ring video was misused. Despite tens of thousands of them being in the hands of law enforcement.

Seems to me like a solid safety action.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 19 March 2023 - 12:12 PM.


#207 Mike K.

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Posted 19 March 2023 - 12:33 PM

You know who doesn’t have dash cams in their private vehicles? Lawyers, and police.
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#208 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 March 2023 - 12:35 PM

You know who doesn’t have dash cams in their private vehicles? Lawyers, and police.

Slippery creatures, for sure. Always avoiding the truth of video.

None of us want to be judged on our everyday public actions. But we might be better off if we are. Stuff done or said in private is still safe from scrutiny.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 19 March 2023 - 12:38 PM.


#209 todd

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Posted 19 March 2023 - 12:45 PM

My thoughts on Ring are it’s like trusting the criminal with the security. Amazon is one of the main things I’m trying to monitor

#210 LJ

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Posted 19 March 2023 - 07:26 PM

Here is how quiet it is:

 

https://youtu.be/DOWDNBu9DkU?t=830

That hasn't been my experience with them.


Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

#211 todd

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Posted 20 March 2023 - 08:29 AM

Just be glad you can hear them coming.


I don’t do anything nude outdoors, friend uses his hot tub nude, I said “what about if somebody sees you” he says “I guess they’re a pervert then”

Edited by todd, 20 March 2023 - 08:36 AM.

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#212 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 December 2023 - 10:57 PM

Remember when it was feared everyone would have a drone and privacy would be lost and commercial aviation would be imperilled?

Turns out it’s a niche hobby no more popular than old school RC planes.
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#213 todd

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Posted 10 December 2023 - 09:48 AM

Remember when it was feared everyone would have a drone and privacy would be lost and commercial aviation would be imperilled?

Turns out it’s a niche hobby no more popular than old school RC planes.

We will review this post in 10 years and again at 20 years.

The Internet still seemed like a good thing up until about 2010.

#214 todd

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Posted 16 December 2023 - 12:18 PM

Drone drops of drugs, weapons, cellphones ‘like Amazon deliveries’ at B.C. prisons: union

“..Drones make daily deliveries to all eight B.C. medium and maximum institutions, sometimes delivering packages right to outstretched hands through prison cell windows”...”: https://globalnews.c...bc-prisons/amp/

Edited by todd, 16 December 2023 - 12:20 PM.


#215 Nparker

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Posted 16 December 2023 - 12:36 PM

I guess it's time to brick up those windows. Light and fresh air are for who follow the rules.



#216 todd

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Posted 16 December 2023 - 01:06 PM

Drug deaths BC:
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https://app.powerbi....jg1ZTM1OWFkYyJ9

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#217 todd

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Posted 16 December 2023 - 01:17 PM

I guess it's time to brick up those windows. Light and fresh air are for who follow the rules.

I am told there’s nothing better than being in prison at Christmas/holidays!: https://youtu.be/gOM...hu6OGw9r4AmjW8Y

 



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