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you would you feel about the Police having drones?
Do you think they need them?
Jesus and Mary Chain
3 great drone bands !
REAL BANDS, REAL DRONES
you can tell it's drone by the droney noises their guitars make
I understand some people prefer to listen to more popular chart music, so you probably won't 'get' bands as out there as these
No one likes this stuff, do they? There's no melody or rhytmn or anything - it's just really abrasive.
but it's hardly their standard stuff.
Explorers of drone music since the 1960s have included Theater of Eternal Music (aka The Dream Syndicate: La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela, Tony Conrad, Angus Maclise, John Cale, et al.), Charlemagne Palestine, Eliane Radigue, Philip Glass, Kraftwerk, Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream, Sonic Youth, Band of Susans, The Velvet Underground, The Godz, Robert Fripp & Brian Eno, Steven Wilson, Ghola, Phill Niblock, Michael Waller, David First, Kyle Bobby Dunn, Robert Rich, Steve Roach, Earth, Rhys Chatham, Coil, If Thousands, John Cage, Labradford, Lawrence Chandler, Stars of the Lid, Lattice, Sonic Boom, Sheila Chandra, Hwyl Nofio, Janek Schaefer, This Will Destroy You and Sunn O))).
comes down to the VU, doesn't it? Everything from drone to noise to jangle-pop. What a band.
no real need for them
but I'm inclined to think they shouldn't be used.
I mean, sounds like the Police chief or whoever pointed out you could save money if you could use unmanned aircraft in place of existing aerial units in some cases, but probably wasn't saying it had to be done right now.
but it's the third reference to UK Police getting drones in the last week that I have come across - there's something afoot
and they're to be introduced in the US within 3 years according to this article
http://news.yahoo.com/third-public-fears-police-drones-184211444.html which, like the comment in the independent, identifies Civil Aviation regulations as the main hurdle to overcome
seems like there's a sales drive out there somewhere
I have heard that sending a helicopter up for the Police is an incredibly expensive business so if they had such a drone which could be used to track a criminal running through gardens, etc. as they use normal helicopters for right now then I think it sounds like a good use of modern technology.
If it was just to spy on people the, yeah, it's not a good thing really, although it probably isn't going to be a bit improvement on whatever they already have to spy on anyone who's Muslim.
I'm okay with anything that wears funny hats
I know this always confuses Daily Mail reading right wing nutjobs (like BITT), but the police/Government really don't care what you're up to. You're not important.
The idea that they're going to start sending up these drones and leaving them floating over random people's houses just in case they do something wrong is ridiculous.
If I was a suspected criminal fleeing a crime scene and I knew the police had drones i'd be pretty worried, but then that's the point.
I mean there must be one or two cctv blind spots in the UK
we clearly NEED drones
If so I'm all for it, about time cyclists who run red lights felt true justice.
The central point seemed to be that although on instinct people tend to think that the unmanned/ automated nature of them opens of some horrid vista of blameless, faceless warfare and surveillance, in fact, the amount of empirical data that you can glean from their usage logs actually could lead to far more accountability and transparency about who has sanctioned an attack/observation, when, through what chain of command and ultimately on whose head the decision falls.
Not sure what I think about that on balance, but it problematised my knee-jerk lefty view to a certain extent.
Like i'm totally against having them flying around committing Big Brother style surveilance, but that's not what is being proposed is it?
Surely sending them up instead of a Helicoptor is just a pretty sensible and cost-effective thing to do. Helicoptors can spy on me when they are up there...
it was exciting and fun