We are born into this world and all we know for sure is that we will die someday. From your birth till your death nothing really matters. Society says that grades and education matter but for what? To work for the rest of our lives until we die?
Make the things that have meaning to you matter. If you like drawing, draw. If you like reading, read. If you like working, work. But work for the things that you want, not for your parents, for your friends, for our fucked up society. Work for you.
That animals hate drones seems a universal truth. Dogs chase them and occasionally pluck them from the sky with great slobbery pleasure. Chimpanzees cobble together crude instruments with which to thunderously swat them to the ground.
But no creature harbors as much scorn for quadcopters as the bird of prey — specifically the eagle, which seems to view drones as a personal affront. And the Dutch are using that to their advantage. The Dutch National Police has partnered with raptor training company Guard From Above to see if eagles can be taught to intercept drones. Evidently, they can. And when they do, it looks something like this:
It’s not yet clear how safe this practice is for the eagles involved or how practical it might be as an anti-drone solution. That said, eagles are clearly quite skilled at mid-air intercepts and downing airborne prey, so there is some promise here – as silly as the experiment might seem.
Tests are taking place over the next few months to assess just how effective raptor-based drone hunting can be for local law enforcement. But even anti-drone eagles prove to be an ornithological pipe dream, the Dutch have given us the gift of this eagle murdering a DJI Phantom. And for that we can all be thankful.
Whenever my family got together my grandma would always ask me if I have a boyfriend. But since my sister came out as gay last year she always asks if I have a boyfriend but then quickly adds “or girlfriend”. Now my entire family does this and I think it’s great because I haven’t come out yet but I already know that they’ll accept me. And I think it should be like this in every family. Everyone deserves to feel like they have the choice to be who truly are.
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