$400,000 drone for College Student. UPS accidentally delivers $400,000 federal drone to college student www.geek.com/news/ups-accidentally-delivers-400000-feder
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#1 - Rascal (05/07/2014) [-]
In Denmark, UPS litterally means woops so yeah
User avatar #3 to #1 - jokesexplain (05/07/2014) [-]
As a dane, i can confirm this annon
User avatar #4 to #1 - bulwark (05/07/2014) [-]
Yup... that it does
User avatar #9 to #1 - stifflimb (05/07/2014) [-]
As a swed I confirm it does the same thing in swedish, well done, a valid comment from anon!
#23 to #9 - Rascal (05/07/2014) [-]
its oj in swedish, you are a disgrace.
User avatar #24 to #23 - stifflimb (05/07/2014) [-]
Ups is what we say more often than "oj", and I never claimed to have any grace!
#14 to #1 - Rascal (05/07/2014) [-]
In America oops means the same thing, and I'd assume your u makes an oo sound.
Anyway this is an acronym you stupid foreigner.
User avatar #61 to #14 - xxbutthurtxx (05/08/2014) [-]
From a latin perspective your oo makes an u sound not the other way around.
#49 to #14 - fekke (05/08/2014) [-]
We can conclude that you are a thundercunt.
User avatar #22 to #14 - nthmetal (05/07/2014) [-]
It's funny because i'm not even American* and I know that's not even an acronym.

It's actually an initialism. As far as I know it's said one letter at a time, and not as a unified word.

So it's said like in the end of UPS Commercial "Consultants" this commercial (0:28).
User avatar #55 to #1 - giljo (05/08/2014) [-]
same in croatian
#39 to #1 - Rascal (05/08/2014) [-]
Same in finnish.
#54 to #39 - alfonshister (05/08/2014) [-]
same in german pic says whoops- the show of failures
#10 - saddened (05/07/2014) [-]
Somewhere there's an officer saying:
"How are we supposed to kill terrorists with this?"
"Damn budget cuts!"
User avatar #20 to #10 - littlebatty (05/07/2014) [-]
that made me laugh so much I am a little ashamed.
User avatar #15 - Mr Ronok (05/07/2014) [-]
so did the military airport get his fleshlight?
User avatar #25 - infinitereaper ONLINE (05/07/2014) [-]
>build drone
>when they come looking for their drone take them out with their drone
>????
>I am America
User avatar #42 to #25 - capslockrage (05/08/2014) [-]
"take them out"
You mean with the toy that is made to watch birds fly and track their migration patterns?
User avatar #47 to #42 - divergence (05/08/2014) [-]
This is MURICA we're talking about all drones come with guns.
#6 - brknsoul (05/07/2014) [-]
pretty sure this is how eagle eye started
#34 - tacticalbacon (05/08/2014) [-]
do you just, call the operator and go: "Yes I'd like the government please, yes yes that one. Tell them I have something of their's, yes I'll hold."

Then you get fingered by the FBI
#48 to #34 - Rascal (05/08/2014) [-]
Yeah because there isn't a card with a phone number that came with it.
User avatar #51 - endface (05/08/2014) [-]
That's just enough to pay off my college debt!
#5 - birilbraap ONLINE (05/07/2014) [-]
Meanwhile in Tampa FL, Fleshlight? wheres that drone i ordered?
#35 - failmastergerg (05/08/2014) [-]
This dude is most likely going to jail.  Opening someone else's mail (let alone the 			*******		 GOVERNMENT'S mail) is a felony.   And then he 			*******		 put evidence of him opening it on the internet
This dude is most likely going to jail. Opening someone else's mail (let alone the ******* GOVERNMENT'S mail) is a felony. And then he ******* put evidence of him opening it on the internet
User avatar #56 to #35 - sannukas (05/08/2014) [-]
It had his name and address on it.
User avatar #57 to #35 - puffyclouds (05/08/2014) [-]
i'm pretty sure everyone would open that
#59 to #35 - bakagaijin (05/08/2014) [-]
not really since its not a federal postal agency..... ups is a publicly owned company (CEO is D Scott Davis) and not a federally owned entity... unlike the USPS which IS a federal company
User avatar #40 to #35 - flemsdfer ONLINE (05/08/2014) [-]
The mail delivering it to his address purposely makes it fault of the USPS, not his. He wouldn't get felony charges for it.
User avatar #44 to #40 - failmastergerg (05/08/2014) [-]
Just cus the postal service ****** up doesn't make it okay for him to open it. As soon as he cracked the seal on the box it was a felony. You are supposed to simply put the package out for delivery again with a note saying they ****** up or take it to the post office, unopened.
#46 to #44 - Rascal (05/08/2014) [-]
Read the story ; it was ADDRESSED TO HIM. Perfectly legal for him to open it. Very nice that he returned it, though.
User avatar #50 to #44 - kovo ONLINE (05/08/2014) [-]
You get a package with your name and address on it. It is delivered to your door. Better not ever open it, just return it immediately on the off chance it isn't yours...
#17 - hueduebue (05/07/2014) [-]
This guy had some ******* balls to open the case. Then take pictures because its probably somehow considered tampering with military hardware which in itself is illegal for a citizen to have and use. Or tamper with good job on the redditor that got it for documenting himself being a idiot. I'll laugh if he gets a huge ass fine or gets jail time
User avatar #19 to #17 - halor (05/07/2014) [-]
except it's a weather drone used by NOA so it's probably only slightly dangerous for him to have, also they're aware that he has it since he called them shortly
#32 to #19 - Rascal (05/08/2014) [-]
We can legally own drones, and since it is just an unarmed weather I drone I don't really see how it would be dangerous.
User avatar #21 to #19 - halor (05/07/2014) [-]
and only 1/8th of the full drone if you read the accompanying article
User avatar #26 to #21 - youngneil ONLINE (05/07/2014) [-]
Still, he opened someone elses mail, and that's illegal.
#29 to #26 - Rascal (05/08/2014) [-]
If something is sent to you unsolicited you can keep it. Thats the law.
#30 to #17 - Rascal (05/08/2014) [-]
according to federal postage regulations, he doesn't legally have to give back either. It's his to do with as he pleases.
#33 to #17 - Rascal (05/08/2014) [-]
Thats ok he'll just get labelled a terrorist and sent to Guantanamo bay to be tortured to death. cuz freedom.
#37 to #33 - Rascal (05/08/2014) [-]
no, only if he wasn't white
#8 - tacotuesdy (05/07/2014) [-]
**tacotuesdy rolled image** What showed up on my door step.
**tacotuesdy rolled image** What showed up on my door step.
User avatar #43 - capslockrage (05/08/2014) [-]
so many morons pretending to know what they're talking about

Firstly it's practically a toy and it's used to watch birds

secondly if something is sent to your address it's not illegal to open it

thirdly if something is government property you have NO right to keep it and they can take it from you at any time, doesn't matter if some stupid mailman made a mistake.
#45 to #43 - Rascal (05/08/2014) [-]
Who gives a **** . If the goverment would be a bit more friendly, I'm sure more people would even consider returning it. But, hey, it's the American goverment we're talking about there.
#52 to #43 - deviantangel (05/08/2014) [-]
Highly inaccurate as regards to legality of misdelivered as opposed to misaddressed mail.

It varies massively between circuits and the most recent and relevant case to this would be U.S. v. Coleman 196 F.3d 83 (1999).

Below is a direct quotation regarding it, and SCOTUS has implicitly agreed by ignoring the appeal.

"The courts of appeals agree that § 1708 covers mail that the Postal Service has accidentally delivered to an address other than the one on the envelope (misdelivered mail). However, there is a split among the circuits over whether § 1708 extends to mail that is delivered to the address on the envelope but to a person other than the specified recipient (misaddressed mail). The credit card statement in this case was addressed to Ms. Bosch at her prior address, an apartment then occupied by Coleman, and so falls into the category of misaddressed mail.[1] The Third and Fifth Circuits have ruled that § 1708 covers misdelivered, but not misaddressed, mail, on the theory that the authority of the Postal Service ends once the letter has been delivered to the address on the envelope. See United States v. Lavin, 567 F.2d 579, 583 (3d Cir.1977); United States v. Davis, 461 F.2d 83, 89-90 (5th Cir.1972). The Ninth Circuit has ruled that § 1708 covers misdelivered mail, but covers misaddressed mail only if a change of address form has been filed with the Postal Service by the intended recipient of the mail. See United States v. Anton, 547 F.2d 493, 495 & n. 2 (9th Cir.1976); United States v. Birnstihl, 441 F.2d 368, 369 (9th Cir.1971) (per curiam). Finally, the Seventh and Tenth Circuits have ruled, and the First Circuit has implicitly concluded, that § 1708 extends to both misdelivered and misaddressed mail. See United States v. Palmer, 864 F.2d 524, 527 (7th Cir. 1988); United States v. Douglas, 668 F.2d 459, 461 & n. 3 (10th Cir.1982); see also 86*86 United States v. Indelicato, 611 F.2d 376, 384 (1st Cir.1979)."
User avatar #53 to #52 - capslockrage (05/08/2014) [-]
I really don't feel like reading that copy paste of text and numbers, it's 4:30 am right now.
User avatar #31 - yunoknow (05/08/2014) [-]
has no one seen Eagle Eye?
#7 - titsfortots (05/07/2014) [-]
I don't think i'd have the balls to open it up.
#16 to #7 - hueduebue (05/07/2014) [-]
For good reason you could get jailed big time. Its property of the U.S military i.e illegal in the hands of citizens sooooo yeah good job on that person showing the world they opened and showed something that belongs to the damn military
#36 to #16 - Rascal (05/08/2014) [-]
Well, any unsolicited mail you get you get to keep so he can pretty much keep that **** . Now they might take it away because it might be dangerous or something, but i doubt they would jail him or fine him because he is in all his right to keep any unsolicited mail.
#41 to #36 - hueduebue (05/08/2014) [-]
Actually goverment property is like a exception. You DO not get to keep it if you somehow get it in your hands. I read the reddit post and some people explained how military hardware is not yours to keep. I believe since it only applies to merchandise like stuff you bought and that isnt say for goverment use. Like the drone. So no the guy cant just ''keep it''
#2 - mrohnoez (05/07/2014) [-]
Damn thats one hell of a Air Hogs...
#58 - playerdous (05/08/2014) [-]
All these complaints and I'm just confused as to why they didn't use USPS
User avatar #60 to #58 - giveupnow (05/08/2014) [-]
They don't deliver things that large.
#63 to #60 - playerdous (05/08/2014) [-]
It's a joke but I'll just give up now.

#38 - Rascal (05/08/2014) [-]
It's not a military drone, it's for the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), it's got a camera and they planned to use it to photograph migrating birds
User avatar #27 - drunkexplain (05/07/2014) [-]
and he didnt even take it out for a test spin?
User avatar #28 to #27 - arziben (05/07/2014) [-]
it was just the wings and the remote controller
#13 - abcdxyz (05/07/2014) [-]
I don't even know what I would do if I found something like that.
User avatar #18 to #13 - improbablyyourdad ONLINE (05/07/2014) [-]
Just sell it on ebay.
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