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The anti-drone hoodie that helps you beat Big Brother's spy in the sky
The Guardian ^ | March 31, 2013 | Tom Meltzer

Posted on 04/01/2013 5:32:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

I am wearing a silver hoodie that stops just below the nipples. Or, if you prefer, a baggy crop-top with a hood. The piece – this is fashion, so it has to be a "piece" – is one of a kind, a prototype. It has wide square shoulders and an overzealous zip that does up right to the tip of my nose.

It does not, it's fair to say, make its wearer look especially cool. But that's not really what this hoodie is about. It has been designed to hide me from the thermal imaging systems of unmanned aerial surveillance vehicles – drones. And, as far as I can tell, it's working well.

"It's what I call anti-drone," explains designer Adam Harvey. "That's the sentiment. The material in the anti-drone clothing is made of silver, which is reflective to heat and makes the wearer invisible to thermal imaging."

The "anti-drone hoodie" was the central attraction of Harvey's Stealth Wear exhibition, which opened in central London in January, billed as a showcase for "counter-surveillance fashions". It is a field Harvey has been pioneering for three years now, making headlines in the tech community along the way.

It began in 2010 with Camoflash, an anti-paparazzi handbag that responds to the unwanted camera flashes with a counter-flash of its own, replacing the photograph's intended subject with a fuzzy orb of bright white light.

Then came his thesis project CV Dazzle, a mix of bold makeup and hairstyling based on military camouflage techniques....

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Military/Veterans; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: drones; privacy; surveillance; uav
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1 posted on 04/01/2013 5:32:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; null and void; Lazamataz; SunkenCiv; Fightin Whitey
I am wearing a silver hoodie that stops just below the nipples.

WHAT forum am I on????

2 posted on 04/01/2013 5:36:16 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Newsflash - targets identified as enemy combatants do not necessarily need to have their faces identified. Thermal imaging of their lower extremities is sufficient, as a Hellfire that takes out your knees will pretty much take out the rest of you too.


3 posted on 04/01/2013 5:37:15 PM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

4 posted on 04/01/2013 5:38:08 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Jedi Knight cloak.

Doesn't everybody have one?

5 posted on 04/01/2013 5:38:45 PM PDT by grobdriver (Vivere liberi aut mori)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"...they won't even take a second look"

6 posted on 04/01/2013 5:40:37 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"I am wearing a silver hoodie that stops just below the nipples."

The question is: "What did Dee Dee say on the night when she first met Trayvon?"

7 posted on 04/01/2013 5:41:20 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Hodar

Lots of people here throw around the term “Hellfire” as if the federal government has an endless supply of those $55,000 missiles. They do not. They do not have enough missiles of any kind to take out 1% of the people that would be in rebellion against them should it come to that. If missiles could win wars there’d have been no reason to spend spend 10 years in Vietnam and Iraq and going on 12 years in Afghanistan.


8 posted on 04/01/2013 5:42:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Doogle

What is that thing moslems wear on their heads??? oh, wait, a rag...


9 posted on 04/01/2013 5:43:07 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The material in the anti-drone clothing is made of silver

Cool, and I could ditch this tinfoil hat, too!

10 posted on 04/01/2013 5:43:22 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The heat doesn’t go away...it is just reflected down so you look like a blooming onion when it roils from under your fish tarp


11 posted on 04/01/2013 5:48:14 PM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You need full length mithril.


12 posted on 04/01/2013 5:50:23 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do you know what capabilities the butterfly drones have? Can they carry out medical assassinations, for instance? So you’re out weeding your garden, think you’ve been bitten by a mosquito, and keel over dead from what will look to the entire world as if it was a heart attack?


13 posted on 04/01/2013 5:52:24 PM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: bigheadfred
If you are touchy about the subject.... you should NEVER ask what I'm wearing. Ever. ;)

/johnny

14 posted on 04/01/2013 5:52:55 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There’s a new bumper sticker: “One Nation Under
Surveillance.” The hoodie needs to be redesigned to make room for pointy tinfoil hats. Everything considered, I may take a bigger silver investment position tomorrow.


15 posted on 04/01/2013 5:54:46 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The drones will target short ugly hoodies. The pix explain why.


16 posted on 04/01/2013 5:56:07 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Well, I’ve always pictured you coated in uncured squirrel skins.


17 posted on 04/01/2013 5:56:37 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

18 posted on 04/01/2013 5:59:17 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: bigheadfred

LOL!!!!

FANTASTIC!!!


19 posted on 04/01/2013 6:00:47 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

20 posted on 04/01/2013 6:01:09 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, at least I get to stop wearing aluminum foil.


21 posted on 04/01/2013 6:03:15 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There used to be a product red out that would block infrared so you could not be detected by heat imaging devices.


22 posted on 04/01/2013 6:03:37 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

;-))


23 posted on 04/01/2013 6:03:42 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, that needs to be banned.


24 posted on 04/01/2013 6:08:57 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: mountainlion
whatever happened to good old fashioned mud?


25 posted on 04/01/2013 6:09:01 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred
Well, squirrel and vole, but that's during the day. I like sequins and IR LEDs in the evenings.

/johnny

26 posted on 04/01/2013 6:18:43 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Doogle

That sombrero is the perfect disguise! Be sure to add a backpack for full effect.


27 posted on 04/01/2013 6:20:00 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

...and i was gonna send this $50 to the freepathon...


28 posted on 04/01/2013 6:21:28 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: JoeProBono

Now she is hot!! Unfortunately, the IR camera will see her just fine. There is real stuff out there if you know where to look.


29 posted on 04/01/2013 6:24:24 PM PDT by Revolutionary ("Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Tinfoil works much better.
30 posted on 04/01/2013 6:25:09 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Professor Chaos
31 posted on 04/01/2013 6:27:57 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Hodar
targets identified as enemy combatants do not necessarily need to have their faces identified.

News flash! Most modern CCD cameras can be bloom blinded with IR. The hoodie is meant only to protect from face recognition identity software and cameras, not to keep you from being a glowing blob on the background and in the reticle.

/johnny

32 posted on 04/01/2013 6:32:12 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Revolutionary

33 posted on 04/01/2013 6:33:45 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The material in the anti-drone clothing is made of silver, which is reflective to heat and makes the wearer invisible to thermal imaging."

Plus the added bonus of repelling both vampires and werewolves.

34 posted on 04/01/2013 6:38:45 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So true not to mention there are plans available on the internet to construct an EMP gun that will disable a drone. Of course I would never do that.


35 posted on 04/01/2013 6:40:37 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: bigheadfred
I don't think I can do $50 this time, but I will dust off the Visa and give my thanks for FR in a small but real way.

/johnny

36 posted on 04/01/2013 6:41:41 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JoeProBono

I want one!!


37 posted on 04/01/2013 6:42:42 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

38 posted on 04/01/2013 6:46:23 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Marchione.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

don’t ask...sequin...dust...visa...$50...

Able Baker Charlie...is that you Josephine?????


39 posted on 04/01/2013 6:47:21 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred
John has a long mustache.

/johnny

40 posted on 04/01/2013 6:49:29 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A tin foil hat would function the same way, and not involve one’s nipples.


41 posted on 04/01/2013 6:51:08 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia; JRandomFreeper

Right. No titillation in a tin foil hat.

Now why can’t I get the picture of Josephine Baker speaking like John Wayne OUT OF MY SKULLLLL???


42 posted on 04/01/2013 6:57:48 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred
Because you just ain't right.

I need to go make that donation while there's still money in yourthe account.

/johnny

43 posted on 04/01/2013 7:00:45 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We need to order these hoodies, Dad!

44 posted on 04/01/2013 7:02:34 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A $55,000 missile sends a very loud message.
They’re betting they won’t have to repeat themselves much.


45 posted on 04/01/2013 7:08:08 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (3% of the population perpetrates >50% of homicides...but gun control advocates blame metal boxes.)
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To: bigheadfred
I am wearing a silver hoodie that stops just below the nipples.

On the wimmins up 'ere inna hills that'd be a silver jackit just around waist-lenth.

46 posted on 04/01/2013 7:10:32 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: ctdonath2

How’d that work out in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, the Sudan, Mindinao, Narco-Mexico, etc., etc?


47 posted on 04/01/2013 7:10:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Doesn’t work so well in cultures where lifespans are presumed short. Might as well go out with a bang...


48 posted on 04/01/2013 7:19:50 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (3% of the population perpetrates >50% of homicides...but gun control advocates blame metal boxes.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Lots of people here throw around the term “Hellfire” as if the federal government has an endless supply of those $55,000 missiles. They do not. They do not have enough missiles of any kind to take out 1% of the people that would be in rebellion against them should it come to that”

That’s true I guess. As long as one of the “not so many” aren’t aimed at you. Shoot, if they start to run out then that would just give’em and excuse to raise my taxes. In which case the next one could be for me. How much does one of those “dumb bombs” cost? I mean, you gotta sleep sometime. With bomb sights what they are now, I’m pretty sure they could hit my big ole’ house. Or, how about one of those cheap little rockets that those Apaches carry? That’ll surely do the job on little ole’ me. Or you.

Yep, no need to get all hot and bothered about those high dollar Hellfires. Although, you might become known by the class of weapon that takes you out. Kinda like “You know, I thought Dave was a good guy. But he was taken out by a little ole’ m-60. Now Joe, He was taken out by a Hellfire!!! What a guy.”


49 posted on 04/01/2013 7:22:59 PM PDT by saleman
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To: bunkerhill7

(”The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower”-NY State Senator Marchione.)

Was Marchione defending the 2nd or was he arguing for gun control? Cause, either way, he’s right. We need to have all gun control repealed.

Shoot, you could just make Murder illegal. Oh. Wait..........


50 posted on 04/01/2013 7:31:00 PM PDT by saleman
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