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Phorkster
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Windsor, ON
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reply to Thane_Bitter

Re: Because walking 400m with your kid is -just- too far.

Thats great, so now he can actually watch as his kid is abducted. BRILLIANT!



Guspaz
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reply to Robrr

said by Robrr:

Here is a question for you: Do you consider it paranoid over protection to have the dad walk down to the bus stop?

Yes. That's the whole point.
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J E F F
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reply to Thane_Bitter

I'm with you and Robrr See Profile on this one. This isn't anything that a technically inclined person couldn't do with $300 laying around. If he's that concerned about the kids safety, do the 0.8KM return trip, it's not that far.

Now, I do like the story of the father and son that bought a giant weather balloon and hooked up their iPhone to it to get to the limits of our horizon, a quick little look into outer space until the balloon popped. Now, that was a good one..simple, but very nice.
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dirtyjeffer
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reply to Dones

said by Dones:

said by I_H8_Spam:

»www.draganfly.com/uav-helicopter···lyer-x6/

Same thing only commercialized - Already in use by various police forces.

1080P HD cam or why not go with FLIR?

That thing is sick! If I had $25,000 to spend on something I don't need, I'd get that.

no need to spend that much...i don't know how much this is, but i can imagine it is likely "only" several hundred dollars for his set up.

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz2zU5bNcaQ

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dirtyjeffer
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reply to TLS2000

said by TLS2000:

said by I_H8_Spam:

Given the sheer scale of idea conception, design, part accrual, construction, programming, testing, and deployment. I'd hardly call the author lazy.

It's funny though. People go out of their way to be lazy, even if it involves more work. lol

I think this is cool. I'm actually getting a Parrot AR Drone 2.0 soon.

these are cool too:

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ErEBkj_3PY

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People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

- George Orwell


Thane_Bitter
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reply to Gone

said by Gone:

Tell me, when have you ever built something so elaborate or - dare I say - so cool?

You mean bought off the shelf parts and assembled as such?

Gone, not trying to bash his technical skill set but hardly something new or original, there are many quad-copters out there and this was more of an assembly project. I would have been impressed if he actually designed it and made it himself, all of it; in short he built a Heath-Kit.

My point, I am just disgusted that he would rather sit at home then spend time with his kid. Hell that project it would have made a good Father-Son project, a teaching experience as well as bonding experience.

In short he should be less of a child himself and be a parent a bit more.


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reply to Thane_Bitter

When I was a kid we walked at least 400m to and from the bus stop unsupervised.

And if we missed the bus by the time we got there, we walked another 10km to school because even in -40C weather that was preferable to going home and telling my mom we missed the bus.



Guspaz
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reply to Thane_Bitter

I walked about 800m to school unsupervised when I was in elementary school... Following him to the bus stop in the mornings, be it in person or with a drone, is ridiculous.
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