Machine vs Bugs
I logged in to Facebook and there was a link to a YouTube video from a band I "liked" (and like), Laki Mera. So I thought I'd listen to the song. It was good. Then I noticed on the YouTube sidebar a video called "Bothering Bald-faced hornets with an Action Drone AD-1". Why did YouTube connect that to the music video? I have no idea. But it caught my attention.
That looks interesting. No it doesn't. Liar. It's 13 minutes long. So what? Okay, I admit I'm curious. Of course--who wouldn't want to see a drone bothering a hornets' nest? But I don't want to take that much time. Seeing a drone bothering a hornets' nest is worth 13 minutes of your time. Yeah, but it's getting kind of late, I should do something more useful. I repeat, seeing a drone.... Okay, okay. You just have to take out the recycling, you have plenty of time for that. OKAY.
So the voice in italics won and I watched it. You can, too. It is exactly what the title says--well, a bit more than "bothering"--it's a drone attacking a hornet's nest. And it is kind of fascinating. But I will warn you that at several points the hornets are flying so thick that it's creepy, and I'm a little concerned that it could give me a nightmare, so I'm going to get away from the computer for a while before I go to bed.
I suggest watching/listening to the Laki Mera video to help clear that out.
Is this an illustration of the previous post?
Posted by: Janet | 02/14/2019 at 08:52 AM
Ha! It certainly is, whether intended or not. That more or less innocent bystander sure had a rough time.
Posted by: Mac | 02/14/2019 at 09:12 AM
I just want to burn the sucker.
Posted by: Janet | 02/14/2019 at 09:43 AM
Yeah, clearly this guy had an agenda broader than getting rid of the hornets.
Posted by: Mac | 02/14/2019 at 10:04 AM
He seems to be less than concerned about the bees.
Posted by: Janet | 02/14/2019 at 10:28 AM
It's more about the toys.
Posted by: Mac | 02/14/2019 at 11:08 AM
Of course. I think it's really funny that he threw the bees in there, like he had to have an excuse to play with the toys.
His wife and daughter must be good sports to sit in that car all that time. It's not like they could roll the window down.
Posted by: Janet | 02/14/2019 at 11:59 AM
A better excuse would be that he needed to protect his children.
Posted by: Mac | 02/14/2019 at 01:32 PM