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The Feds Accidentally Mailed Part of A $350K Drone To Some College Kid

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  • wait... what??? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Virtucon (127420) on Monday May 05, 2014 @08:21PM (#46924261)

    $350,000 for a drone!?!?! I realize that this is durable and has good RF systems in it, but still that strikes me as a bit pricey for what it is. I mean for a few bucks more they could just buy Predators right?

  • by freak0fnature (1838248) on Monday May 05, 2014 @09:23PM (#46924709)
    The last time UPS messed up a delivery for me, their automated phone system told me where it was. When I talked to a real person and explained that my package was not delivered, he had the address where it was delivered on the computer, and the address of where it was supposed to go as well. (It was a mile away on a completely different street...I'm assuming his next stop. I just went and got it myself, just asked about a package that wasn't theirs.)

    The real question is, if they have the capability to know where it was really delivered, why would they not program the handhelds to make all sorts of noise when the delivery guy screws up?

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