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The Problem With Computer-Targeting on Rifles – Hacking

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Frankly, there are some issues with sniper rifles that target things automatically to begin with, like the fact that any moron can pick one up and rather easily kill somebody even if he/she has never aimed a weapon before – though the $13,000 price tag presumably ensures that only someone absolutely determined is going to get one.

But there’s another problem – or perhaps a solution. The targeting computer uses wi-fi and can be hacked. This is good if our hypothetical moron gets hold of one and we can make him miss every time, but rather bad if we actually want to arm our military with them.

Maybe they shouldn’t have named it the TP-750. Because it’s arguably for bungholes.

h/t Gallen Dugall

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist