Well i hope the NHS is still doing free hearing tests !
Georgia-based researchers have announced plans to eliminate one of the last remaining weaknesses of the deadly robotic aerial kill flotillas now poised to end humanity's dominance over planet Earth. The airborne machine spies and automated assassins are now to receive whisper mode, and prowl the skies in eerie silence. "With …
Meh, this is nothing compared to the REAL threat, as revealed in today's Maily Telegraph...:
PH33R! (Any chance of a Reg write-up on this terrifying new development in the RotM?)
This capability is already in the hands of the UK law enforcement. I'm someone who was surprised when one late summer night a helicopter floodlight illuminated the field at the back of the house where we were enjoying a late night barbecue with drinks. Not a single sound of a helicopter was heard but we all saw it's light for the few seconds it was on :D
Operator at the controls must have thought it'd be funny and indeed it was. So the fact that they're gettin mini-copters with full whisper is of no surprise.
A silent chopper turning on its searchlight for a couple of seconds... that's exactly what I thought the first time I saw a really bright Iridium satellite flare.
They vary, but the brightest (magnitude -9) are astonishing and can be seen in broad daylight. You can look up the times on the web or get widgets to do it for you. See "Satellite flare" in Wikipedia for links.
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