Re: Carrier Pidegon
RFC1149 meets the 21st century.
1020 posts • joined 2 Apr 2010
I had imagined them taking power from an overhead grid system, like a fairground bumper car.
Seems like unnecessary complication, having to carry the weight of batteries around, and having to stop to recharge, with the risks associated with LiPo cells.
Easier to kill the power to the entire grid, too. No uncontrollable fires.
Am I under-thinking this?
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@Martin re: Ultimately he'd love to be a driver...
My nephew was taken on a couple of years ago, as a conductor, even though he had originally applied for training to be a driver.
He started his driver training this year. ;o)
Getting a foot in the door is the hardest part. Perseverance pays dividends, and about £30k a year starting salary.
Stuck in a traffic jam on the M25, at the end of the Heathrow runway, windows wound down because it was blistering hot, when I thought the world was coming to an end...
Concorde goes thundering overhead at a few hundred feet, giving it the beans.
Scared the living crap out of me. The word LOUD doesn't really do it justice.
I remember also being at Reading rock festival in the early 80s, and it used to drown out the music every afternoon as it climbed out from LHR.
Wish I could have afforded a flight. What a plane!
A couple of ounces of something whoompy built into the drone might be just as effective at disabling malcontents.
If you really want to hurt them, wrap it in a few more ounces of ball-bearings.
Or be like the Americans, and just bomb the entire neighbourhood into dust.
Re: Are they reliable now?
Just checked mine, and it was last restarted on May 12th, when I updated it to the latest version.
Prior to that, it had been happily and faultlessly running for months. Had to reinstall about a year ago, when a cheap SD card failed. No problems since. Just have to remember to SSH into it occasionally to run "pihole -up"
Doesn't time fly? Seems like only last week the first ones appeared.
I managed to snaffle a first batch Pi model B. It was a fine little thing, for its time, and served as a proxy server on my network until it was replaced by its newer cousin. That little beauty is currently running as a Pi Hole for the network.
There is still nothing to touch it for versatility, combined with its low price, and current draw.
Pi 4 is massively overpowered for anything I might want to do.
...my 2015 vintage Honor 7 is still running fine after four years.
Updates stopped after a couple of years, but I rarely install new software on it, and surfing is done through Opera Mini.
The battery still just about lasts a day, and I have a Huawei original to replace it when it dies. (Cost a tenner.)
Apart from a better camera, why would I upgrade?
I can't help but wonder what one of these cars would do if a New Forest pony decides to step out in the road on a dark night?
Do they know about animals? Does it assign scores to bigger ones over smaller ones, before deciding whether to squish or swerve?
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