Friday, October 26th, 2012

Predator Drones Coming To Life

"Air Force mechanics have reported mysterious incidents in which the airborne robots went haywire. In March 2011, a Predator parked at the camp started its engine without any human direction, even though the ignition had been turned off and the fuel lines closed. Technicians concluded that a software bug had infected the 'brains' of the drone, but never pinpointed the problem. 'After that whole starting-itself incident, we were fairly wary of the aircraft and watched it pretty closely,' an unnamed Air Force squadron commander testified to an investigative board, according to a transcript. 'Right now, I still think the software is not good.'"

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hershmire (#233,671)

Does he mean the software is evil?

Art Yucko (#1,321)


carpetblogger (#306)

My drones? My drones seem so smart but I am worried about my drones.

brent_cox (#40)

Have we already made too many Skynet jokes?

laurel (#4,035)

Sometimes iTunes starts up all by itself and scares the crap out of me.

KenWheaton (#401)

By posting this, you've been bumped straight to the top of the disposition matrix. Congrats!

I sympathize with the Air Force. Sometimes my coworkers just drone on and on and on for no apparent reason as well.

tastylatkes (#204,627)

Aaaahhh! Cylon Raider!

Ralph Haygood (#13,154)

I have this thought whenever I read about America's shiny happy rain-hot-death-on-fer'ners-without-putting-American-boys-at-risk program: what makes them (Barry Obama, the air force, etc.) so sure they won't some day lose control?

Danzig! (#5,318)

I have obtained this clandestine recording of two predator drones in conversation w/ one another:

riotnrrd (#840)

Was Jamie Foxx anywhere near the drone when this happened?

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