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Comment: In absurdum... (Score 1) 239

What if you take photos of you flying a drone and a magazine buys the right to use your photos in their magazine, does that constitute commercial use?

If someone makes a painting of you flying a drone and then you sell the painting, does that constitute commercial use?

Both examples above would constitute commercial use of technology according to the FAA's definition of it since you get a monetary gain from flying your drone.

Which leads me to ask this: Isn't there model flying competitions where you can win prizes which is worth a lot of money, does that constitute commercial use of technology too???

Comment: Re:Class action lawsuit ? (Score 1) 192

by Knightman (#49093099) Attached to: How NSA Spies Stole the Keys To the Encryption Castle

Your analogy doesn't work. Here is a better one:

Somebody breaks into a combination-lock factory and steals the list of serial-numbers and their associated codes. They then proceed to use this information to break into peoples homes and rifle through all their belongings.

Don't you think that a home-owner who bought this lock thinking it was secure is going to do something about it?

The company selling the locks now has a couple of problems: the public image of their company has been tarnished, all the the locks they have sold are now insecure and a lot of customers now want their insecure locks exchanged for secure at no cost. All this will hit the company hard financially.

Comment: Re:Doesn't matter even if the publishers win... (Score 4, Insightful) 699

by Knightman (#48549967) Attached to: French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

Also, ad-heavy sites takes forever to load because the infrastructure supplying the ads sucks. On top of that the ad-agencies are using quite invasive tracking coupled with all the social network connectors that now are more or less standard on every site.

Comment: Re:Who pays for TSB investigation (Score 2) 165

by Knightman (#48309905) Attached to: Some Virgin Galactic Customers Demand Money Back

So if for example Boeing crashed an experimental prototype business jet, NTSB wouldn't need to be involved since Boeing is a for profit company and only rich people and companies would eventually buy the plane? Is that what you are saying?

Since FAA issued a license for the plane in question NTSB has to investigate the accident, and if the NTSB finds that the plane is unsafe they can recommend the FAA to rescind the license. Thats why NTSB is involved, it has nothing to do with "rich peoples hobbies".

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.