Author Topic: Drones kill Christmas  (Read 9821 times)

Drones kill Christmas
« on: December 20, 2018, 11:55:44 AM »
My family are currently sitting around in the living room having had their plans for a trip to Iceland "iced" by a Gatwick drone strike. Luckily I was not joining them anyway. Suckers!

I'm curious about what the logistical challenge of neutralising the drones is. I would have imagined an airport would have the necessary instruments, but apparently the things are too small. So what's going on? Are there loads of blokes standing around the airfield with binoculars? Does it keep turning up and then disappearing, like a mosquito in a bedroom? How far away could the bloke controlling the drones realistically be? Is Putin behind this?

Re: Drones kill Christmas
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2018, 11:57:53 AM »
If I were plotting to disrupt Gatwick and someone suggested "what if we flew a drone around in an annoying way" I'd be like "nah that’s rubbish, that won't do anything".

Jerzy Bondov

  • get sum!!
    • Wrongfully Adapted
Re: Drones kill Christmas
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2018, 11:59:40 AM »
I was a dab hand at the classic arcade shooter game Silent Scope so I think I'd have a good chance at neutralizing the drone and, once located, its pilot.

Sherringford Hovis

  • ┌∩┐(ᵔᴥᵔ)┌∩┐
Re: Drones kill Christmas
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2018, 12:01:49 PM »
Just watch as various establishment apologists blame Extinction Rebellion for this.

Re: Drones kill Christmas
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2018, 12:02:44 PM »
It’s probably looking for a mate. 

Re: Drones kill Christmas
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2018, 12:02:51 PM »
This sort of thing won't happen once we're out of the EU.

Re: Drones kill Christmas
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2018, 12:04:23 PM »
“The police say it can’t be shot down due to public safety issues. Can the RAF be deployed?” asks BBC presenter.

biggytitbo

  • WHAT ABOUT THE GODDAM JAFFA CAKES ASSWIPE
    • theunredacted
Re: Drones kill Christmas
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2018, 12:11:07 PM »
Can they not use a bigger drone to capture the drone?



Re: Drones kill Christmas
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2018, 12:11:27 PM »
Does anyone have this guy's number?



king_tubby

  • A beating would do me the world of good
Re: Drones kill Christmas
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2018, 12:14:21 PM »
Can't believe Putin's fucking up people's Xmas hols, what a rotter.

Re: Drones kill Christmas
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2018, 12:16:57 PM »
Just watch as various establishment apologists blame Extinction Rebellion for this.

Isn’t this the most plausible explanation at present?

Blumf

  • Not long now
    • IGNORE ME!!!
Re: Drones kill Christmas
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2018, 12:22:53 PM »


biggytitbo

  • WHAT ABOUT THE GODDAM JAFFA CAKES ASSWIPE
    • theunredacted
Re: Drones kill Christmas
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2018, 12:34:38 PM »
Isn’t this the most plausible explanation at present?

If not it should give them some ideas. Got to be the cheapest way to down a whole airport there is.


My view is its probably aliens.


Re: Drones kill Christmas
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2018, 12:37:18 PM »
When did remote controlled helicopters become known as ‘drones’?

Buelligan

  • STOP being afraid
Re: Drones kill Christmas
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2018, 12:38:13 PM »
Isn’t this the most plausible explanation at present?

Michael O'Leary.

Dex Sawash

  • Silver Member
  • ****
  • Upphängningspunkterna
Re: Drones kill Christmas
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2018, 12:47:53 PM »
When did remote controlled helicopters become known as ‘drones’?

It's the persistent noise

im barry bethel

  • Member
  • **
  • to be fair I don't care
Re: Drones kill Christmas
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2018, 01:02:14 PM »
Can they not use a bigger drone to capture the drone?

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly
I don't know why she swallowed a fly
Perhaps she was high on methamphetamine



Anyway you kids with your new fangled ways should take a leaf out of the old fashioned ways

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AhDG_WBIQgc

Shit Good Nose

  • Several bags of balls
Re: Drones kill Christmas
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2018, 02:50:30 PM »
A relative of my manager is currently waiting for an organ transplant, which was supposed to happen today.  Said organ was making part of its journey by plane, but now isn't as it's held up by this drone thing.  Luckily this one isn't a life or death situation and it just means they'll either have to reschedule the transplant if it needs to be taken back into storage, or she'll have to wait a few more hours whilst they bring it by wheeled non-flying vehicle instead.

But just think of all the things that have been ruined by some cunt with a toy.  IF they ever catch the culprit (assuming it's not just a drone that's gone haywire and fucked off on its own, which was mentioned as a possibility on the news earlier), they ought to slam them with an inordinately heavy fine and sentence (I suppose a couple of years in the nick wouldn't be possible, for shame).  And then kick the cunt(s) hard in the balls.  Twice.

kittens

  • kittens
  • Silver Member
  • ****
  • don't have a cow man
Re: Drones kill Christmas
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2018, 02:55:10 PM »
you'd think that the plane, one of the largest flying machines, would not be afraid of the drone, one of the smallest. guess it's like elephants and mouses isn't it.

Shit Good Nose

  • Several bags of balls
Re: Drones kill Christmas
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2018, 02:57:58 PM »
you'd think that the plane, one of the largest flying machines, would not be afraid of the drone, one of the smallest. guess it's like elephants and mouses isn't it.

You say that, but there was a video on the news at lunch where they tested a small drone hitting a plane wing.  If it was in the real world, that plane was coming down...

im barry bethel

  • Member
  • **
  • to be fair I don't care
Re: Drones kill Christmas
« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2018, 02:59:44 PM »
Elon Musk has just been spotted in Crawley town centre

kittens

  • kittens
  • Silver Member
  • ****
  • don't have a cow man
Re: Drones kill Christmas
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2018, 03:01:38 PM »
if i was a plane i'd just shove the little bitty drone out of the sky with my massive wings or jet enginges. bunch of pussies. as it stands i have no wings or jets and i'm human sized and i would still leather a drone if it tried to stop me going to iceland.

Re: Drones kill Christmas
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2018, 03:17:09 PM »
Presumably, even professional drones won't fly for more than 30 minutes or so without charging. So why aren't they going after it when it goes to get charged. Unless some weirdo has a fleet of dozens of the fuckers.

gib

  • weak and wobbly
Re: Drones kill Christmas
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2018, 03:18:46 PM »
Why can't they work out where the signal is coming from, there must be some special equipment for this in a cupboard somewhere.

Shit Good Nose

  • Several bags of balls
Re: Drones kill Christmas
« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2018, 03:19:36 PM »
Presumably, even professional drones won't fly for more than 30 minutes or so without charging. So why aren't they going after it when it goes to get charged. Unless some weirdo has a fleet of dozens of the fuckers.

I thought the same, but I'm sure I heard that there were two flying around at one point, so it's not beyond possibility that either there is a small fleet, or it's a group of people acting the cunt.

Neomod

  • Oh my genitals | I'm a janitor
Re: Drones kill Christmas
« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2018, 03:27:08 PM »

Re: Drones kill Christmas
« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2018, 03:28:23 PM »
Why can't they work out where the signal is coming from, there must be some special equipment for this in a cupboard somewhere.

If this were a Doctor Who episode, they's say "Reverse the Polarity", and there - fixed.

BlodwynPig

  • Throwing two dogs at a goblin
Re: Drones kill Christmas
« Reply #28 on: December 20, 2018, 03:34:47 PM »
Christmas story that will seem archaic in 5 years time

Re: Drones kill Christmas
« Reply #29 on: December 20, 2018, 03:40:30 PM »
Somebody needs to kill the queen.

This isn't a bee pun.  I just fancy seeing her maj get killed and that.