Australian News On Drone Danger

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  1. Pietros

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    It's not great publicity for UAVs, but unfortunately it appears to be a fairly factual and balanced article about a current news story.
     
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    I'm smelling some "FAKE NEWS" somewhere...lol
     
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    At this point it seems pretty clear that it was not a gas explosion.
     
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    Fake Niws!!:confused:
     
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    Depends on which news source you believe.
    The ABC is anti everything down here unless it's the Labor party
     
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    It's depressing that you regard news as a matter of "belief". Are you incapable of reviewing the available news and data sources and coming to your own conclusions?
     
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    You referred to your belief in news sources, and you clearly had not made any effort at all to look into this particular event before dismissing it. That doesn't suggest any level of critical thinking at all. It's a bit late now to be claiming impartiality.
     
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    But even though, the ABC say it was a sub $1000 dron bought off the shelf and can be flown by kids...
    That was an M600 and worth about $8k here...
     
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    In the US you can pick up an S1000 for around $1000, with a similar payload. Not sure about down under.
     
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    I didn't even know that source existed until a few minutes ago and even it says "alleged".
    It also says the drones may or may not have been shot down so I guess unless we were there we'll never know what really happened.
     
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    Well now you know that there are at least two other news sources in the world. I guess that's an improvement.
     
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    I kinda agree with Phil. There are some conflicting reports about the incident. Some say it was made up.
    But in reference to the drone, it says mentioned a $200 drone, and sub-$1000 drones but post a picture of one that's >$1000. Very fluid with narrative.
    But terrorists will be find different ways to cause havoc. I was watching TV last night about terrorists using different methods of bombing on planes; using calculators, shoes, underwear, small amount of liquid, etc.
     
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    Thankyou for your enlightenment.
     
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    Lets hope no one works out how to put explosives in a car or truck.
    Maybe they should make a law about it.
     
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    Lord forbid someone would think about using a car or truck as a weapon...lol... be safe fly smart
     
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    If the biggest problem with the article is some slight inconsistencies in pricing then that's a rather contrived reason to criticize it. As for the fact that drones are not the only way to attempt this kind of thing, why is that relevant? On that basis one could dismiss every news report on terrorist events because there were other ways they could have done it. And as for accusations that the event was made up - what's the answer - not report anything until there is incontrovertible proof that it happened?

    This has caused a significant diplomatic incident, with Venezuela accusing other countries, including the US, of being involved in an assassination attempt, with the added interest of a relatively new and evolving technique to conduct the operation. It would simply be negligent of serious news outlets not to report on it.
     
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