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A few days ago The Pirate Bay announced that in future parts of its site could be hosted on GPS controlled drones. To many this may have sounded like a joke, but in fact these pirate drones already exist. Project “Electronic Countermeasures” has built a swarm of five fully operational drones which prove that an “aerial Napster” or an “airborne Pirate Bay” is not as futuristic as it sounds.

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Sky.... Net?
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I think someone, somewhere, is crushing walls with their heads..... biggrin.gif
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*waits for Horse Head to come bash this thread now*

Ok where were we. I love this idea, as I said before.

Edit: Just watched the video, they look pretty awesome.
Edited by Shrak - 3/21/12 at 10:15am
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mobile pirate radio? lol at a actual proper skynet comment, grats.
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sick lol to funny

what happens when it rains/snows/hurrican... i hope they put a weather tracking system in place for this... or better yet they upload everythjing about there location to a server even do weather reports and traffic situations... the ultimite big brother as well as a file sharing service... epic is all i can say
Edited by Onions - 3/21/12 at 10:26am
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"HA!" to all those that said it was financially unfeasible in the other thread thumb.gif
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Will be pretty awesome until one fods out an aircraft engine...Other source talked about them hovering a couple kilos above the ground. Guess we'll see. Awesome concept otherwise
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I thought TPB's idea was to fly them quite a bit higher but I can see this model working too.

Take the lights off them and they will be very hard to spot. Due to a lot of signals floating round cities it might be hard to localize them that way, plus they are very mobile so as soon as you locate one, it is off.

The only weak point I can see is when they return to charge, but you could always program them to stop transmitting when they head back to the charging station.

As for the weather issues, pre-programmed landing areas would take care of that. Winds pick up, storm incomming? Head to the nearest LZ and sit there for a while whilst it blows over. Because they are small and agile these LZs can be ledges and building signs, rooftops and monuments.

I can see this taking off in a big way.
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It makes me wonder how long these things remain airborne though. I can't imagine it's for long.
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