Talk:1858: 4th of July

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Hmm. I would personally switch 2017 goal with 2018. But in the meantime, I'm going to practice my armor-polishing skills so that my future master will treat me well. 162.158.74.33 15:46, 3 July 2017 (UTC) SiliconWolf

Drones don't have armor. At least not yet. -- Hkmaly (talk) 00:17, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

Added an initial description, definitely needs work though. Hopefully it covers the bases for readers not aware of Independence day celebration in the US Bpendragon (talk) 17:32, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

A far as hitting drones with fireworks, fireworks cannot be controlled once launched and air currents (especially if there are drones in the vicinity) would make the fireworks' trajectories unpredictable.

Intercepting fireworks with drones would require precise control of the drone. The Dining Logician (talk) 17:45, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

"fireworks cannot be controlled once launched" .. I think people can fix that if sufficiently motivated ;-) Zmatt (talk) 08:11, 5 July 2017 (UTC)
If it can be controlled, it's usually called missile, not firework. Although I suppose you can make a decent fireworks with MIRVs. -- Hkmaly (talk) 00:17, 7 July 2017 (UTC)
Or make the fireworks drones (Sacramento Bee, Intel world record attempt) Elvenivle (talk) 17:49, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

I don't understand the title text, I understand the first part, but the second part had me confused.Xkcdreader52 (talk) 06:55, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

It's pretty messy.--Dgbrt (talk) 14:24, 5 July 2017 (UTC)
There's also Nathan's Coney Island Hot Dog eating contest on July 4 each year - which also gets pretty messy, with contestants eating over 70 hot dogs with buns in just 10 minutes.108.162.238.179 12:39, 7 July 2017 (UTC)
Thanks so much for the explanation! I didn't read it properly I guess. Boeing-787lover 13:18, 7 July 2017 (UTC)