Human rescues dying drone from sky


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#2

I like how his t-shirt depicts an abstract rendition of his drone rescue.


#3

When the oposite happens it will be news…


#4

If me must have spoiler GIFs with every video, can we at least have those GIFs not auto-play? I had to hold my hand over the bottom of the screen to watch this as the repeating, flickering GIF was intolerable.


#5

I think it’s impossible, but IANAITP.

I was disappointed, I was hoping for the kind of drone with hellfire missiles. Now that would be heroism! Clap your hands, children, or Droney will never fly again!


#6

If you’re using Firefox, try this extension, it adds a play / pause button on the GIF.: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/toggle-animated-gifs


#7

TL;DR

  1. D(ud/ouch)ebro chooses low res, high altitude selfie via $300 drone over high res, low altitude selfie via $10 selfie stick/$0 left arm. (Based on the mid res, low altitude photos at the end, this may have actually been a wise choice.)
  2. D(ud/ouch)ebro either forgets to charge said drone or spend so much time setting up the aforementioned selfie that it runs out of batteries at altitude.
  3. D(ud/ouch)ebro risks his life/safety to save drone from crashing into the ocean.

Ipso facto, D(ud/ouch)ebro values his own life less than $300.


#8

Drone rescues dying human from sky? Or, sky from drone dying rescues human?


#9

Can we show this video to the Singularity while it’s musing over the purge of humanity?


#10

Erm…I confess I’m having a hard time parsing your post but it sounds like you’re trashing everything about it. Personally I thought the video he was making was pretty cool looking (waves splashing on a beautiful beach in the evening light – what’s not to like?) and I don’t see how you could call it a selfie when he was just a spec in the distance for most of the video.

And what in particular makes him a “dudebro” or “douchebro”, whatever those mean?


#11

And what in particular makes him a “dudebro” or “douchebro”, whatever those mean?

the soundtrack


#12

Oh well that might explain it. I had the volume off.


#13

Either or both, whichever you’d prefer.


#14

Too bad about the phone in his left shorts pocket…


#15

Sky rescues human from drone.


#16

So much anger! So many assumptions.

Not to overly deconstruct your rant, but it’s equally possible (and indeed far more likely, if you count to ten and stop to think a little) that:

  1. The gentleman in question (to use the proper BB terminology) could well be a filmmaker doing critical work, location scouting, testing a new piece of equipment or any number of respectable worky things even though he’s not in a suit. Source: well, he is a filmmaker. Or indeed, just having fun at the beach with his expensive-ish toy. The gall!

  2. Such delicate and complex computer-aircraft things go wrong for a bunch of reasons, not all of them selfie-loitering related.

  3. It’s not impossible that this bit of exposure to chest-high seawater might kill this man in a variety of amusingly unexpected ways (I’m guessing it is Australia after all), but maybe, just maybe, it wasn’t such a death-defying stunt. Source: he survived. This time.

Anyway, made me smile. Good timing.


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The kerning on the title slide is causing me physical discomfort.


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