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    Drone pilots now authorized to telecommute

    Drone pilots now authorized to telecommute

    This is long over due. With today's technology more people should telecommute.

    Drone pilots will now be able to strike targets anywhere in the world from the comfort of their home. Citing increased flexibility for remotely piloted aircraft operators, Defense Press Secretary Charlie Summers unveiled a new telecommuting policy during a conference yesterday.

    “As long as the pilot has an internet connection they can operate their drone,” said Summers. “On a family vacation? Before you get drunk and sunburned, hook up to the hotel wifi and get a few strikes in.”

    RPAs such as the MQ-9 Predator have traditionally been operated from a ground control unit, like those at Creech AFB. That required pilots to show up for work—which proved problematic. The new policy allows RPA pilots to fly combat or ISR missions from any computer, tablet, or smart phone.


    “I saw a drone pilot at a Starbucks,” said Col. Roger Flynn, who led the pilot program to test its feasibility. “He had a caramel latte and a Taliban compound in range.”


    Critics of the plan argue that protocol and legal standards could fall through the cracks if drone pilots are allowed to fly unregulated.


    A photographer at a mall portrait studio told reporters she was asked to take a family portrait of a drone operator and his family, as the operator hit the “missile launch” key on his keyboard “with his family gathered around admiringly,” as she says they told him.




    “And the computer was on the ‘FreeMallWiFi,” she added. “I got, like, 87 viruses last time I connected.”


    The pentagon has promised that lawyers fluent in the UCMJ will be standing by to send confirmation emojis before any bombs are dropped.
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    Hmmm.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.


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    Targets are always classified.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    Targets are always classified.
    They must have found a work-around so the guys could telework.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    They must have found a work-around so the guys could telework.
    Not from a coffeeshop.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.


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    I have always believed you will smell BS before you step in it.
    I am smelling it in this article.

    Security issues aside, there is reliability and hacking issues to deal with too.

    What if Iran hacked into one and directed it over a hospital or a school and then had it crash near it after it blew up that same hospital or school?
    What if the operator can not get a reliable connection of only one bar while staying at a haji run motel while having a hookup with his girlfriend?
    This is a very real possibility by having this level of control over the general internet.

    Nope, I am smelling BS on this.

    ...but....our government has done several other equally really stupid things in the past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Drone pilots now authorized to telecommute

    This is long over due. With today's technology more people should telecommute.


    Would this blog be an Onion wannabe by any chance? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    Would this blog be an Onion wannabe by any chance? LOL
    The Duffleblog is a military "Onion type" website. It isn't an Onion wannabe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    The Duffleblog is a military "Onion type" website. It isn't an Onion wannabe.
    so you were just trying to sell the joke?

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