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$17,000 Linux rifle brings “auto-aim” to the real world

Postby Orbmiser on Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:02 pm

$17,000 Linux- powered rifle brings “auto-aim” to the real world
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/01/17000-linux-powered-rifle-brings-auto-aim-to-the-real-world/

Uhhh Ohhh next will be the hunter-prey robots and Skynet And Plasma Rifles in the 40 Kilo-Watt range :shock:
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Postby xenopeek on Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:37 pm

We're already almost there :shock: Voice controlled military robot dog:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNUeSUXOc-w... All it needs is an auto aiming gun on its back ... oh ... wait ... we're so doomed.
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Re: $17,000 Linux rifle brings “auto-aim” to the real world

Postby Orbmiser on Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:15 pm

Yep remember reading that. And just Waiting for Police and such to release those creepy Spider Drones into my apartment building like in minority report.
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the $17,000 Linux-powered rifle

Postby Zorba on Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:57 pm

a small Austin company called TrackingPoint announces the release of a $17,000 Linux-powered rifle at http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/03/bullseye-from-1000-yards-shooting-the-17000-linux-powered-rifle/ :shock: :shock:

This is not what Linux is for guys :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: the $17,000 Linux-powered rifle

Postby Orbmiser on Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:26 pm

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Re: the $17,000 Linux-powered rifle

Postby dagon on Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:38 pm

Brahim wrote:...This is not what Linux is for guys :cry: :cry: :cry:

Yeah, my first thought too. It's the flip-side of freedom. :cry:
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Re: $17,000 Linux rifle brings “auto-aim” to the real world

Postby memilanuk on Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:26 pm

Ah. So freedom is about only doing things that align with your political views, is it?

The setup is nice enough... but honestly equivalent hardware (minus the electronic trigger and with a conventional scope) can be purchased for about 1/4 (or less) of that much $$$... and that difference in $$$ could pay for a *lot* of practice time. Which one would still need, because it can't (yet) measure the varying wind speeds down range. Calculate, yes. Measure, no. That still either takes a Mk 1 Mod 0 eyeball and a fair amount experience, or a laser anemometer (which last I checked aren't exactly man-portable as of yet).
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