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  • Selfie Stick

    From Hylian@VERT to All on Mon Sep 7 20:23:15 2015
    I kid you not, I found out today that there is such a thing as a selfie stick. It's a cradle for your phone that is attached to a telescoping handle.

    I hate the world...
    Really? A selfie stick?

    I am starting a new country, and the first law is going to be that selfies are punishable by firing squad.

    I am kidding of course, but come on! There are so many more important things in this world than spending 20 bucks so you can craft the best selfie...

    *Bangs head against wall*

    -Crazy Denny

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Hylian on Mon Sep 7 22:13:33 2015
    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Hylian to All on Mon Sep 07 2015 20:23:15

    I kid you not, I found out today that there is such a thing as a selfie stick. It's a cradle for your phone that is attached to a telescoping handle.

    I hate the world...
    Really? A selfie stick?

    I've been seeing people post selfies online with selfie sticks for a while now. I don't really see much point in them, but for me, I suppose a selfie stick MIGHT be useful if I were traveling somewhere and I wanted a picture of myself with the scenery or a landmark in the background and there was nobody near me I could trust to take a picture of me without stealing my camera/phone..

    Nightfox

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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Hylian on Tue Sep 8 08:52:51 2015
    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Hylian to All on Mon Sep 07 2015 08:23 pm

    I kid you not, I found out today that there is such a thing as a selfie stick. It's a cradle for your phone that is attached to a telescoping handle.

    I always want to practice putting with them.

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  • From Lab Rat@VERT/TOXIC to Hylian on Tue Sep 8 21:50:53 2015
    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Hylian to All on Mon Sep 07 2015 20:23:15

    I kid you not, I found out today that there is such a thing as a selfie stic It's a cradle for your phone that is attached to a telescoping handle.

    The only constructive use I have seen for one was a guy holding his phone up at a concert to get good pictures of the band above the crowd... I find the whole selfie-thing a little nauseating.

    LR

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  • From Hylian@VERT to Lab Rat on Tue Sep 8 16:25:36 2015
    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Hylian to All on Mon Sep 07 2015 20:23:15

    I kid you not, I found out today that there is such a thing as a selfie stic It's a cradle for your phone that is attached to a telescoping handle.

    The only constructive use I have seen for one was a guy holding his phone up at a concert to get good pictures of the band above the crowd... I find the whole selfie-thing a little nauseating.

    LR

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  • From metalhead@VERT/CYBERIA to Hylian on Tue Sep 8 19:07:00 2015
    I hate the world...
    Really? A selfie stick?

    They work best for dirty selfies!

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  • From Mr. Cool@VERT/RETROARC to Hylian on Thu Sep 10 16:05:18 2015
    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Hylian to All on Mon Sep 07 2015 08:23 pm

    I kid you not, I found out today that there is such a thing as a selfie stic It's a cradle for your phone that is attached to a telescoping handle.

    I recently learned of this myself when we stopped at a gas station on the wasy way to a campground. I was a quite amused by this. I suppose if people will buy it, sooner or later someone will market it.


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  • From Gumbro@VERT/NOSTROMO to Mr. Cool on Fri Sep 11 18:40:00 2015
    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Mr. Cool to Hylian on Thu Sep 10 2015 17:05:00

    I recently learned of this myself when we stopped at a gas station on the wa way to a campground. I was a quite amused by this. I suppose if people wil buy it, sooner or later someone will market it.

    Plenty of those around here. One problem is some people attach them to bikes and drive around, occasionally hitting people with them.

    So what's next? A hover drone with camera, automatically following you?

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  • From Mike S@VERT/CS2BBS to Lab Rat on Sat Sep 12 03:18:00 2015
    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Lab Rat to Hylian on Tue Sep 08 2015 09:50 pm

    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Hylian to All on Mon Sep 07 2015 20:23:15

    I kid you not, I found out today that there is such a thing as a selfie s It's a cradle for your phone that is attached to a telescoping handle.

    The only constructive use I have seen for one was a guy holding his phone up a concert to get good pictures of the band above the crowd... I find the who selfie-thing a little nauseating.

    LR

    I've never seen the point to selfies either. Recently I had to take one for a dsecurity app, and I hated the way it came out! :)

    -MikeS

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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Gumbro on Sat Sep 12 05:30:08 2015
    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Gumbro to Mr. Cool on Fri Sep 11 2015 06:40 pm

    So what's next? A hover drone with camera, automatically following you?

    Already done. Kind of cool for outdoor sports - I've seen a video of someone climbing a cliff wall with one.

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Mike S on Sat Sep 12 10:56:10 2015
    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Mike S to Lab Rat on Sat Sep 12 2015 03:18 am

    I've never seen the point to selfies either. Recently I had to take one for a dsecurity app, and I hated the way it came out! :)


    the point is people take pictures of themselves and post them online.
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  • From Android8675@VERT/SHODAN to Gumbro on Tue Sep 15 19:32:01 2015
    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Gumbro to Mr. Cool on Fri Sep 11 2015 06:40 pm

    So what's next? A hover drone with camera, automatically following you?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az90yZiPxBg

    The drone follows a sensor on a wrist strap, pretty much a drone selfie.

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  • From Hylian@VERT to Android8675 on Wed Sep 16 19:26:37 2015
    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Gumbro to Mr. Cool on Fri Sep 11 2015 06:40 pm

    So what's next? A hover drone with camera, automatically following you?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az90yZiPxBg

    The drone follows a sensor on a wrist strap, pretty much a drone selfie.

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    Ok, that is cool. Now I want one.
    -Denny

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  • From Hylian@VERT to Android8675 on Wed Sep 16 20:07:26 2015
    Hey Android8675, thanks for the heads up about Lily.

    I wrote an article about it, and gave you an honorable mention.

    This drone is so cool, especially considering my VTOL flying skills aren't exactly at "ace" level. :)

    Lily flies itself to capture your adventures http://dennygoot.blogspot.com/2015/09/lily-flies-itself-to-capture-your.html

    Thanks again,
    -Denny
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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Android8675 on Wed Sep 16 21:52:37 2015
    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Android8675 to Gumbro on Tue Sep 15 2015 07:32 pm

    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Gumbro to Mr. Cool on Fri Sep 11 2015 06:40 pm

    So what's next? A hover drone with camera, automatically following
    you?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az90yZiPxBg

    The drone follows a sensor on a wrist strap, pretty much a drone selfie.


    these drones are so cheap and there's so much shit going on with them messing with airplanes, i wouldnt be surprised if they were outlawed in the near future.
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  • From Hustler@VERT/SPACESST to Mro on Thu Sep 17 12:52:22 2015
    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Mro to Android8675 on Wed Sep 16 2015 21:52:37

    these drones are so cheap and there's so much shit going on with them messin with airplanes, i wouldnt be surprised if they were outlawed in the near future.

    After seeing one crash into the stadium at a tennis match I don't think there's any other choice but to outlaw them. At least in and around public places.

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Hylian on Thu Sep 17 20:18:58 2015
    Re: Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Hylian to Android8675 on Wed Sep 16 2015 07:26 pm

    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Gumbro to Mr. Cool on Fri Sep 11 2015 06:40 pm

    So what's next? A hover drone with camera, automatically following you?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az90yZiPxBg

    The drone follows a sensor on a wrist strap, pretty much a drone selfie.



    i will use it for my video autobiography.
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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Hustler on Thu Sep 17 20:20:06 2015
    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Hustler to Mro on Thu Sep 17 2015 12:52 pm

    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Mro to Android8675 on Wed Sep 16 2015 21:52:37

    these drones are so cheap and there's so much shit going on with them messin with airplanes, i wouldnt be surprised if they were outlawed in the near future.

    After seeing one crash into the stadium at a tennis match I don't think there's any other choice but to outlaw them. At least in and around public places.


    they can also fly into an engine of a plane and take it down. someone could just park two of them in there and fire them up when the plane achieves a decent altitude.
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  • From Deuce@VERT/SYNCNIX to Mro on Fri Sep 18 12:59:58 2015
    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Mro to Hustler on Wed Dec 31 1969 03:59 pm

    they can also fly into an engine of a plane and take it down. someone could just park two of them in there and fire them up when the plane achieves a decent altitude.

    Because no air moves through an engine while achieving a decent altitude, and drones are so likely to stay put until then.

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  • From Deuce@VERT/SYNCNIX to Hustler on Fri Sep 18 13:16:27 2015
    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Hustler to Mro on Wed Dec 31 1969 03:59 pm

    these drones are so cheap and there's so much shit going on with them messin with airplanes, i wouldnt be surprised if they were outlawed in the near future.

    After seeing one crash into the stadium at a tennis match I don't think there's any other choice but to outlaw them. At least in and around public places.

    This problem has been solved other ways for such things as cars and airplanes already. No need to do an outright ban, simply licence and register them.

    A clear definition of what airspace is available and who regulates it is needed. The FAA is trying to do this as are various state and local governments. Some local governments have laws for remote controlled aircraft which predate the quadcopters that will need to be considered.

    An outright ban is a silly knee-jerk reaction, but ignoring the problem and hoping it will just go away is silly as well. I'm not sure who I think should end up regulating airspace in an urban environment, but I lean toward local control more than federal.

    There are already a number of laws against using UAVs while hunting, which I approve of, but banning them in the same areas because they can crash into stadiums is not the right solution to the problem.

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  • From Gumbro@VERT/NOSTROMO to Mro on Sat Sep 19 18:22:00 2015
    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Mro to Android8675 on Wed Sep 16 2015 22:52:00

    these drones are so cheap and there's so much shit going on with them messin with airplanes, i wouldnt be surprised if they were outlawed in the near future.

    What's going on with them? Drones crashing to airplanes?

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Gumbro on Sat Sep 19 20:50:24 2015
    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Gumbro to Mro on Sat Sep 19 2015 06:22 pm

    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Mro to Android8675 on Wed Sep 16 2015 22:52:00

    these drones are so cheap and there's so much shit going on with them messin with airplanes, i wouldnt be surprised if they were outlawed in the near future.

    What's going on with them? Drones crashing to airplanes?


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  • From Jas Hud@VERT to Deuce on Sun Sep 20 10:01:26 2015
    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Mro to Hustler on Wed Dec 31 1969 03:59 pm

    they can also fly into an engine of a plane and take it down.
    someone
    could just park two of them in there and fire them up when the plane achieves a decent altitude.

    Because no air moves through an engine while achieving a decent
    altitude,
    and drones are so likely to stay put until then.


    you dont know if there's some place they can park a drone effectively
    inside an aircraft engine. or they can even drop objects into the engine.
    you cant make assumptions that the air will flush out the engine and keep
    it safe.

    birds flying into aircraft engines have damaged them.

    Mro is an idiot.

    yeah, and you're a bi-polar alcoholic. :D

    Please ignore him, we keep hoping he'll go away.

    I think i've had you in my twitlist for 5 years, i only see your shit if
    i login to vert, and that's not often. needless to say i dont have any of
    YOUR quotes on my coffee mugs.

    I've been running a bbs since 1992-93 so keep hoping.

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  • From Deuce@VERT/SYNCNIX to Jas Hud on Mon Sep 21 12:18:25 2015
    Re: Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Jas Hud to Deuce on Sun Sep 20 2015 10:01 am

    you dont know if there's some place they can park a drone effectively
    inside an aircraft engine. or they can even drop objects into the engine. you cant make assumptions that the air will flush out the engine and keep
    it safe.

    Ah, I don't know and can't make assumptions, but you do and can.

    See stupidity like this is exactly how I know you're an idiot, and can't wait for you to get your panties in a bunch again and leave DOVE-Net forever again.

    Please ignore him, we keep hoping he'll go away.

    I think i've had you in my twitlist for 5 years, i only see your shit if
    i login to vert, and that's not often. needless to say i dont have any of YOUR quotes on my coffee mugs.

    Too bad you logged into VERT I suppose.

    Presumably none of my quotes are mind-bogglingly stupid enough to immortalize... or maybe you just can't afford a coffee cup. Not a lot of good jobs for idiots I suppose.

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  • From Badopcode@VERT/DHBBS to Deuce on Fri Sep 25 12:51:08 2015
    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Deuce to Hustler on Fri Sep 18 2015 01:16 pm

    After seeing one crash into the stadium at a tennis match I don't think there's any other choice but to outlaw them. At least in and around publi
    c
    places.
    An outright ban is a silly knee-jerk reaction, but ignoring the problem and hoping it will just go away is silly as well. I'm not sure who I think shou
    ld
    end up regulating airspace in an urban environment, but I lean toward local control more than federal.
    Ya I agree. One thing I think a lot of people are forgetting to. We already have a zillion laws. Who is going to enforce this drone law? I have a better idea... how about a "Don't be an asshole law." and everyone enforces it. Seriously the biggest problem I see isn't that we don't have enough laws, it's a society that has gotten used to seeing what they can get away with.

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  • From Badopcode@VERT/DHBBS to Mro on Fri Sep 25 14:33:29 2015
    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Mro to Gumbro on Sat Sep 19 2015 08:50 pm

    What's going on with them? Drones crashing to airplanes?
    there's been about 764 close call incidents between drones and other aircraf
    ts.

    close call is another way of wording nothing happened. The news media loves the term. They can basically report on stuff that didn't happen.

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Badopcode on Sat Sep 26 06:02:26 2015
    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Badopcode to Mro on Fri Sep 25 2015 02:33 pm

    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Mro to Gumbro on Sat Sep 19 2015 08:50 pm

    What's going on with them? Drones crashing to airplanes?
    there's been about 764 close call incidents between drones and other aircraf
    ts.

    close call is another way of wording nothing happened. The news media
    loves the term. They can basically report on stuff that didn't happen.



    well, if a drone is close to an airplane i count that as a 'something happened'. there's no good reason for a goofball to be flying a drone near an airplane.
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  • From Badopcode@VERT/DHBBS to Mro on Mon Sep 28 20:38:55 2015
    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Mro to Badopcode on Sat Sep 26 2015 06:02 am

    close call is another way of wording nothing happened. The news media loves the term. They can basically report on stuff that didn't happen.
    well, if a drone is close to an airplane i count that as a 'something happened'. there's no good reason for a goofball to be flying a drone near airplane.

    I do. Drone did not hit plane. Plane didn't fall out of the sky. Nothing happened. Thats not to say that the dude piloting the drone is not a prick and needs his ass beat. Think that is the major problem in this country. In the old days you would get your ass beat if you were in desperate need of it. Not now days. We protect the accident causing douchebags by creating laws that are supposed to prevent douchebaggary. None of these anti-dickhead laws has ever worked. Don't need cops, judges and jail time. Needs an ass whooping. The only reason why prisons have ANY effect is because they know they are going to get an ass whooping in there by the other inmates.

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Badopcode on Tue Sep 29 15:40:06 2015
    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Badopcode to Mro on Mon Sep 28 2015 08:38 pm

    close call is another way of wording nothing happened. The news
    media loves the term. They can basically report on stuff that didn't happen.
    well, if a drone is close to an airplane i count that as a 'something happened'. there's no good reason for a goofball to be flying a drone near airplane.

    I do. Drone did not hit plane. Plane didn't fall out of the sky. Nothing happened. Thats not to say that the dude piloting the drone is not a prick

    what happened is someone could have caused an accident with a drone by flying it into airspace. there is no good reason for drones to be flying around airplanes.
    anti-dickhead laws has ever worked. Don't need cops, judges and jail time. Needs an ass whooping. The only reason why prisons have ANY effect is because they know they are going to get an ass whooping in there by the other inmates.

    i have a few friends that have been in prison and it's not as bad as you think. infact, country jail is bad. prison is a place people go to watch tv, sleep a lot and play basketball and work out. in some cases this is where people see and spend time with their family. they get used to prison and that's their way of life. they get released and they go right back to prison. if you keep your nose clean and stick with your own race, you probably dont have problems in prison.
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  • From Android8675@VERT/SHODAN to Hustler on Tue Oct 6 09:11:28 2015
    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Hustler to Mro on Thu Sep 17 2015 12:52 pm

    After seeing one crash into the stadium at a tennis match I don't think there's any other choice but to outlaw them. At least in and around public places.

    Dude it's tennis, that game needs shit like this to happen.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr-xBtVU4lg
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  • From HusTler@VERT/DECKHEVN to Android8675 on Sat Oct 10 19:06:35 2015
    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Android8675 to Hustler on Tue Oct 06 2015 09:11 am

    After seeing one crash into the stadium at a tennis match I don't
    think there's any other choice but to outlaw them. At least in and
    around public places.

    Dude it's tennis, that game needs shit like this to happen.

    Ha! Point taken. I withdraw my request. ;-)

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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to HusTler on Sun Oct 11 08:27:24 2015
    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: HusTler to Android8675 on Sat Oct 10 2015 07:06 pm

    Dude it's tennis, that game needs shit like this to happen.

    Ha! Point taken. I withdraw my request. ;-)

    I want to see Tiger Woods lose his shit when a drone circles him on a stressful putt. Could imagine the footage of him melting down and throwing a golf club at it, from the POV of the drone. :)

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Poindexter Fortran on Sun Oct 11 13:41:29 2015
    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: Poindexter Fortran to HusTler on Sun Oct 11 2015 08:27 am

    Re: Selfie Stick
    By: HusTler to Android8675 on Sat Oct 10 2015 07:06 pm

    Dude it's tennis, that game needs shit like this to happen.

    Ha! Point taken. I withdraw my request. ;-)

    I want to see Tiger Woods lose his shit when a drone circles him on a stressful putt. Could imagine the footage of him melting down and throwing
    a golf club at it, from the POV of the drone. :)



    people watch golf?
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