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Handheld Black Hornet Nano Drones Issued To UK Soldiers 97

Posted by samzenpus
from the palm-of-your-hand dept.
cylonlover writes "Drones have become a valuable asset for any military force in recent years for both combat and surveillance. But while scanning a warzone from miles away is great from a tactical standpoint, unmanned aircraft can be just as useful in the hands of troops on the ground. That's why British soldiers in Afghanistan have been issued several Black Hornet Nanos, a palm-sized UAV that can scout around corners and obstacles for hidden dangers. Each UAV measures just 4 x 1 inches (10 x 2.5cm) and weighs a mere 0.6 ounces (16 grams), making it easy for troops to carry along with the rest of their gear. A built-in camera transmits live video and still images to a handheld control unit at a range of up to half a mile (800 meters)."
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Handheld Black Hornet Nano Drones Issued To UK Soldiers

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  • Re: Cool (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 08, 2013 @05:57AM (#42830275)

    So how does she shit?

  • by Joce640k (829181) on Friday February 08, 2013 @06:32AM (#42830381) Homepage

    If only there was a civilian product they could have used as a starting point for development. Oh, wait..

  • by TheRealHocusLocus (2319802) on Friday February 08, 2013 @09:55AM (#42831363)

    Well spoken and good call! You've nailed it.

    'Those with Asperger' is just one of the emerging epithets used in discussion forums as chuckle zingers. The object of the game is to be the first in your group to come up with a zinger that is worded such that the author is winking and laughing with some (presumed, unseen) audience of like minded individuals.

    It is a social gambit to build such a clique. Some readers are surprised by the novelty and cleverness of the remark -- and there is an inherent vulnerability in the human specie where our respect for the clever comic transcends subject matter and deep implications. They take it as their own and drop it elsewhere (always fast, always first) and it becomes a contagion of memery.

    A chuckle zinger may result in a brief spell of uncomfortable laughter among the astonished, conspiratorial laughter among a growing clique. This is why blatantly racial and sexist jokes continue to have such persistence of memory. Not because racism and sexism is prevalent... they have astonished the most and therefore are most often regurgitated by those who prefer a bad joke to a period of quality silence.

    There are exceptions however. A goatse link is always appropriate anywhere. It is a jesting reminder of our childlike preoccupation with astonishment that may be contemplated in thoughtful silence. Goatse does not present itself with word-jargon that attempts to inject it into social context. It just presents itself. Period.

    With my pedantic and droll style of writing I am immune to such things as zingers.

  • by CanHasDIY (1672858) on Friday February 08, 2013 @11:17AM (#42832307) Homepage Journal

    What does it weigh in hand grenades?

    And just like that, I have a new favorite system of measurement.

Have you ever noticed that the people who are always trying to tell you `there's a time for work and a time for play' never find the time for play?