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« Reply #360 on: July 07, 2018, 09:26:33 AM »

My Motorola Z spent most of the night downloading the 'update' to Oreo.  I just now finished the update itself.  I'll have to go do some exploring to see what the update has done. 

Usually when it updates then I have to download and install a lot of updates to the apps I have installed. 

Anyone had any issues with Oreo?
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« Reply #361 on: July 07, 2018, 10:00:55 AM »

Only when i eat to many of them
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« Reply #362 on: July 08, 2018, 08:18:56 AM »

Only when i eat to many of them

I have similar issues with anything 'sweet' :) :) :)

So far I haven't had any major issues.  Several of the apps and links all shuffled around.  I really haven't gotten into looking for what the upgrade actually does.
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« Reply #363 on: August 06, 2018, 07:24:47 PM »

I wasn't sure where to put this but I guess it goes on your phone so it's for sure 'technology' related!

https://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2018/08/michigan_mobile_game_makes_pla.html
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« Reply #364 on: September 08, 2018, 11:05:53 AM »

While I was in the Army we had the RedEye should fired missiles which were eventually upgraded to the Stinger missile system.  Some of those are still shoulder fired although they were also put in pods and mounted on mobile units.  They were reaching the end of their life span but with the advent of drone warfare it became vital that front line troops have a mobile and personal anti drone capability.  Rather than develop new it was decided to upgrade the Stinger system.

https://www.defensenews.com/land/2018/09/07/us-army-close-to-green-lighting-extra-lethal-stinger-missiles/

Here's a video of an older Stinger shoulder fired missile in action.  Just an FYI...

if your neighbor is out playing with one of these don't just walk up behind it to see what's going on...  you may get the surprise of your life!

FIM 92 Stinger MANPADS Surface-To-Air Missile Shoots Down Drone


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« Reply #366 on: September 17, 2018, 09:10:22 AM »

Neat use for drones.

https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/2018/09/15/drone-army-is-ready-to-swoop-in-for-florence-power-recovery#gs.m1RocaU

Interesting how we've seen the overall technology evolve and develop in just a few short years.  Many wrote them off as a 'toy' but look what all they are doing with them now to include Fire, EMS, LE and the military! 

And also still a great toy (if not misused).

In 20 years (or less) they'll be zipping around delivering pizza and little spring you need from the hardware and who knows what else!?

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« Reply #367 on: September 17, 2018, 09:13:33 AM »

Wow,53 drone teams called in.  Talk about an explosion of an industry..
I know a kid that was in the Air Force for 4 years doing something fairly technical. He's out now and working for a drone company and he flys with the Air Force.  That's about all the info I get and that may have been more than what he should have told me
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« Reply #368 on: September 17, 2018, 09:15:20 AM »

The government will have to map out drone highways to avoid collisions
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« Reply #369 on: September 17, 2018, 09:35:55 AM »

The government will have to map out drone highways to avoid collisions

Already seeing collision avoidance tech on the ones my son flies.  That will advance quickly as well and the government will eventually keep them separated by elevation and pretty much like you say 'drone highways'. 

I'm sure there will be some comical collisions...   the day when my box of shredded wheat gets hit by your half gallon of milk!!!

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« Reply #370 on: September 17, 2018, 10:03:04 AM »

Somebody will have breakfast then
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« Reply #371 on: September 17, 2018, 06:17:37 PM »

One would think that local LE and government agencies would sell off most of their helicopter fleets and buy drones for surveillance and tracking.
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