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This would be fine if we could trust people only to submit their plans to them and not to share with anyone else. And, of course, they don't get leaked.

But we know that isn't happening.


We'll start to see Youtube videos about how they came up with their idea, and a demonstration about how they did it, and about how they got an award from the Department of Defense, Pentagon, DARPA.....
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One better. I have designed my own rocket with multiple possible payloads.
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Btw clicking on the link doesn't open up to the correct news article (not that I could find it when I quick looked at the site)

You could just link the actual press release http://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2016-03-11
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Is it April 1st already? Really snuck up this year, huh?
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nanikore2 wrote:

...and sell the plans to the Pentagon

http://www.ecnmag.com/blog/2016/03/pentagon-wants-buy-your-homemade-bomb


Last week, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced its plans to award money to people who can transform their common household items—electronics, chemicals, 3D-printed parts, etc.—into improvised weapons.

The agency is attempting to adopt the typical “inventor’s eye” (albeit, also a terrorist’s one) to assess how seemingly harmless technologies can be converted into serious national security threats—and, more importantly, to defend against them.

“For decades, U.S. national security was ensured in large part by a simple advantage: a near-monopoly on access to the most advanced technologies,” DARPA stated in its press release. “Increasingly, however, off-the-shelf equipment…features highly sophisticated components, which resourceful adversaries can modify or combine to create novel and unanticipated security threats.”

DARPA’s program, dubbed Improv, invites engineers, biologists, information technologists, and skilled hobbyists to present their “good” bad ideas, which DARPA will assess and (if selected) develop from concept to working prototype within about 90 days.


If there is actually a quadruple, a quintuple, or even a sextuple FACEPALM this would warrant it.


Blowing shit up out of boredom is a pretty normal thing in America. What is amazing about this is that the pentagon is PAYING people to do it!
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Just buying lots of fertilizer isn't good enough anymore?
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Maybe Obama will invite them into the white house.
For building a real bomb this time.
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kamaitachi5587 wrote:

This seems more like a plan to get a list of people who know how to build ummm...things that make loud noises.


My thought was to create a data base of common items that could be used in such a way, and then make a program that would alert the FBI if anyone buys a combination of those items. The FBI would then visit your house to see if your building a bomb....

But, a data base of people who built the bomb and then turned it in for the reward money makes sense, too.


Perhaps Pentagon is really counting on terrorists being just that stupid.

Then again, there's something wrong with this process. Sure, people could come up with plans but how in the world would those inventors know whether those plans work unless there's some kind of testing going on?

Also, couldn't those Pentagon guys just use GOOGLE SEARCH??


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Btw clicking on the link doesn't open up to the correct news article (not that I could find it when I quick looked at the site)

You could just link the actual press release http://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2016-03-11


LOL they've removed the article!! Does that mean that the news site doesn't want to spread the good news anymore?
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nanikore2 wrote:


DeadlyOats wrote:


kamaitachi5587 wrote:

This seems more like a plan to get a list of people who know how to build ummm...things that make loud noises.


My thought was to create a data base of common items that could be used in such a way, and then make a program that would alert the FBI if anyone buys a combination of those items. The FBI would then visit your house to see if your building a bomb....

But, a data base of people who built the bomb and then turned it in for the reward money makes sense, too.


Perhaps Pentagon is really counting on terrorists being just that stupid.

Then again, there's something wrong with this process. Sure, people could come up with plans but how in the world would those inventors know whether those plans work unless there's some kind of testing going on?

Also, couldn't those Pentagon guys just use GOOGLE SEARCH??


Grauger wrote:

Btw clicking on the link doesn't open up to the correct news article (not that I could find it when I quick looked at the site)

You could just link the actual press release http://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2016-03-11


LOL they've removed the article!! Does that mean that the news site doesn't want to spread the good news anymore?


They probably pulled the story because of the way they worded it. It gave everyone the wrong idea. When I read the DARPA press release, I got a totally different vibe from it. They're calling for technical experts and "skilled hobbyists" to participate. They have a detailed process that you got to go through - BEFORE - you start building your improvised weapon. And it doesn't have to be a bomb. They're talking about making a home made tank out of a caterpillar tractor, or a weaponized walking gun turret out of a consumer robot that you'd buy from Japan, and.... a gun... For example.

Another idea would be to make one of those drones with.... Oh... They're already doing that....

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2016/03/04/proposed_connecticut_law_would_ban_putting_guns_on_drones.html

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Oh, no... I hope no one accidentally kills themselves and others. There's a reason why we have explosives experts .


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nanikore2 wrote:

...and sell the plans to the Pentagon

http://www.ecnmag.com/blog/2016/03/pentagon-wants-buy-your-homemade-bomb


Last week, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced its plans to award money to people who can transform their common household items—electronics, chemicals, 3D-printed parts, etc.—into improvised weapons.

The agency is attempting to adopt the typical “inventor’s eye” (albeit, also a terrorist’s one) to assess how seemingly harmless technologies can be converted into serious national security threats—and, more importantly, to defend against them.

“For decades, U.S. national security was ensured in large part by a simple advantage: a near-monopoly on access to the most advanced technologies,” DARPA stated in its press release. “Increasingly, however, off-the-shelf equipment…features highly sophisticated components, which resourceful adversaries can modify or combine to create novel and unanticipated security threats.”

DARPA’s program, dubbed Improv, invites engineers, biologists, information technologists, and skilled hobbyists to present their “good” bad ideas, which DARPA will assess and (if selected) develop from concept to working prototype within about 90 days.


If there is actually a quadruple, a quintuple, or even a sextuple FACEPALM this would warrant it.


Edit: The news site had removed the article Here's the press release http://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2016-03-11


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nanikore2 wrote:


LOL they've removed the article!! Does that mean that the news site doesn't want to spread the good news anymore?


They probably pulled the story because of the way they worded it. It gave everyone the wrong idea. When I read the DARPA press release, I got a totally different vibe from it. They're calling for technical experts and "skilled hobbyists" to participate. They have a detailed process that you got to go through - BEFORE - you start building your improvised weapon. And it doesn't have to be a bomb. They're talking about making a home made tank out of a caterpillar tractor, or a weaponized walking gun turret out of a consumer robot that you'd buy from Japan, and.... a gun... For example.

Another idea would be to make one of those drones with.... Oh... They're already doing that....

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2016/03/04/proposed_connecticut_law_would_ban_putting_guns_on_drones.html



ok That would put it in the realm of only marginal questionability deserving of perhaps a single facepalm. It's still funny that they're crowd sourcing the thing.

Yes I've seen some YT vids starting with that handgun-in-the-woods vid...
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kamaitachi5587 wrote:

This seems more like a plan to get a list of people who know how to build ummm...things that make loud noises.


Exactly my thought. This is obvious bait to those who know the government well enough. The beauty of plans like these is they not only get the names of people of interest through the contest but they can accomplish a secondary goal with little work on their end. In this case it is done by the people participating in the contest. Once they sort through all of the ideas, demonstrations, etc. the government will also have the ability not just to use the IED submissions for defense but train operatives to use them offensively. I'd advise people against participating.
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