Damn Drones

Discussion in 'Casual Photo Conversations' started by bobatkins, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. Chimp plans attack on drone. Can humans be far behind?
    http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Researchers-say-chimp-planned-her-attack-on-a-6485179.php
     
  2. There are about 400 chimpanzies left in the wild, the equivalent of about two companies. I think we could handle that. Drones, however, may present a long term threat, according to some prominent doom-sayers. Act now, before they have time to multiply ;)
     
  3. A man was arrested Thursday for flying a drone over a U.S. Open tennis match and crashing it into the stands (fortunately
    unoccupied at the crash site). Perhaps chimps could be recruited as guards for the matches?
     
  4. I don't think the fact that chimpanzees are curious about a noisy slow low-flying object would be earth-shattering news to anyone, and it certainly doesn't mean they "hate drones".
    Also, "400 chimpanzies left in the wild"? The International Union for Conservation of Nature says:
    "Little recent survey work has been carried out over much of the chimpanzee's range, and so population estimates are crude. The most recent estimate of total population size is 172,700 to 299,700 (Butynski 2003)."
    source: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/15933/0
     
  5. There are estimated to be 170,000-300,000 chimps in the wild; quite a bit more than 400. We'll make short work of those numbers probably as well, though.
     
  6. I'm with the chimp. These things are fast becoming the new public nuisance. And should the users not have to have public liability insurance? It can only be a matter of time before someone is seriously injured.
     
  7. Chimps are quite territorial - this doesn't surprise me. Film crew got too complacent, serves them right.

    Glenn: That science teacher wasn't flying over the US Open, he was flying in the nearby park and lost control. It wound up in empty seats in that outdoor venue. He's an idiot, and why we can't have nice things. He was also too close to an airport, and shouldn't have been flying there in the first place. Some teacher.

    Chris: nobody in the public has ever been killed in an accident with one of these devices. But people are killed regularly in accidents involving everything from bicycles to soccer games. Should everyone carry liability insurance for everything they do? Perhaps they should, in case they are sued for damages - but the point is that human activities result in all sorts of destruction and injury every day, including through the mis-use or poor handling of all sorts of toys, devices, tools, etc ... but the outrage and hand-wringing is rather selective, isn't it?
     
  8. Did they have liability insurance? The chimps I mean. I think the drone crew should sue the apes for damages.
     
  9. Interesting new take on chimping.
    We don't have to worry about the shortage of chimps in the wild, there are plenty of Hawks
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smv7cBzg-Ok
     

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