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About dieseltaylor

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  • Birthday 02/21/1952


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    London UK
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    Wargaming,computer gaming,travel,photography
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    Ex-foodtaster and renaissance man : )

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  1. Deer Trail, Colorado (population 600 or so) is to vote on a local ordinance that would allow drone hunting licenses and bounties for shooting down UAVs, according to ABC affiliate KMGH-TV. Those with a valid drone hunting license will be rewarded US$100 if they present "identifiable parts" of UAVs "known to be owned or operated by the United States federal government," the draft ordinance states. "We do not want drones in town," local Phillip Steel, who came up with the draft, tells KMGH-TV. "They fly in town, they get shot down." If passed, the ordinance would see one-year drone
  2. And more from the jugglers http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/02/22/quadracopter_throws_and_catches/
  3. And then its not only drones but also people who drone on and on on their on-line accounts http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/raytheon-makes-it-easier-for-the-government-to-track-you/12529?tag=nl.e660&s_cid=e660&ttag=e660 It is going to be a very complex problem and I can see that the drone manufacturers and the gun industry would both probably the fruits of a continued stand-off. As for enforcing any public land/private land border shootings ..... nightmare.
  4. Rheinmetall demos laser that can shoot down drones A laser weapons system that can shoot down two drones at a distance of over a mile has been demonstrated by Rheinmetall Defence. The German defence firm used the high-energy laser equipment to shoot fast-moving drones at a distance. The system, which uses two laser weapons, was also used to cut through a steel girder a kilometre away.The company plans to make the laser weapons system mobile and to integrate automatic cannon. Th
  5. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/12/21/lego_quad_copter_drone/ And now Lego drones : )
  6. Seems rather extreme action Wicky!. Cars are pretty darn useful. And of course are registered and constrained by roads and barriers. Apart from security the privacy concerns would be paramount in most peoples minds. Seems curious in a world where preventing hackers and perverts we would countenance the ability for people to fly over their neighbours gardens, beaches, schools taking film or pictures. The benefits to society are seemingly concentrated to a very narrow area yet in theory everyone will be allowed to have their own. Incidentally the other thing will be flying cars with at le
  7. Hmm quality argument. I suppose allowing that early research on anthrax was by talented amateurs we take that lesson forward from history. : ) BTW But no worries they will be able to install anti-spoofing devices which will of course be uncrackable. What I am not clear on is with a hoped for 30,000 floating around by 2020 who is to spot the interloping enemy drone. Why not use your own after all its a hobby up until 55lbs - though who is going to weigh them .....
  8. Lovely entrenched interest groups and business put through a bill manadating that drones will be free to fly and expect the FAA to sort it out in a short time frame. Dollar signs at the end so why worry. And an exemption for hobbyists and academics ..... well thats OK then. Who could possibly create trouble at under 55lbs. Lets see chaff dropped over power lines ..... : ) P.S. http://www.reuters.com/subjects/income-inequality/washington Is it possible Washington politicians are being influenced?
  9. It is a ridiculous idea to allow drones to be flown. For a country prepared to put its citizens through hoops to travel on planes the idea of an unfettered use of the sky by drones is absurd. I never ceased to be astonished at "peoples" willingness not to look into the future effects. This is especially true when lots of money can be made out of the new technology. A Government ought to be the mechanism for looking at new techs and deciding if they are suitable or carry too much downside. Once they are numerous legal drones the opportunity to infiltrate a terrorist weapon with GPS guidan
  10. Thats 13mm at 30 degrees at 100metres. So closer and better angle will all make a difference. Penetration at 500metres is till a respectable 8mm at 30 degrees so remember how little armour half-tracks have. Hull Front, Upper 16 mm, 5/8", 0.625"@0°4 Hull Front, Lower 19 mm, 0.75" Hull Sides, Upper 9 mm, 3/8", 0.375"@0°4 Hull Sides, Lower 9 mm, 3/8"
  11. Hull top 6mm Bottom 3mm Side 9mm Bouncing off the road then : ) Actually it was open-topped so if on a slight elevation you might get richochets in the turret. In game given bodies vapourise in game and crew move to new positions it may be possible. But actually not impossible anyway according to this: http://www.panzerworld.net/armourpenetration
  12. And if we knew which scenario you were referring to ..... : )
  13. I thought La Valence actually sucked - probably from the point of view that with victory areas tight to the boundary the glass bowl effect is very much evident. As for the vehicles staying around to be killed ..... And we both felt it was way too long in terms of what needed to be done, and it went into overtime just to rub it in. However it was V1 and possibly will play better now. I had no units left to move for about the last 5 minutes and as far as I knew my last troops surrendered two minutes before the game end. After the overtime it appeared I had two invisible men who were still in
  14. I have just downloaded what I take to be ver 2.1 as that is what is says at Cmmods. The designers notes stop at Beta 5 - is there an area within the scenario where players can check thye are playing the same version ? I ask because in years to come there may be early versions on hard drives that mix with later versions to peoples surprise! I have seen nastiness occur when people claim to have played the same game and decide to play an old scenario - which for one of them is distinctly wrong!! Of course against the AI scenarios should not be a problem .... apart from when people discuss the
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