Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Comment Re:Oh boy, here we go... (Score 1) 323

I think you are the one that misunderstand how a carbon tax would work; the heavy CO2-emitters would not only pass along the tax, but increase it by their profit margin, so a dollar increase in taxes would likely result in an price increase of $1.20 at each stage of the supply chain. Only naive Liberals think businesses pay taxes, rather than pass them along.

Comment Re:Scaremongering. (Score 1) 143

It's all bogus anyway, a blackhole conserves mass, charge and momentum, so
1, how would you be able to tell a blackhole created out of a proton from a proton as our definition of a proton is basically a thingy with a certain resting mass and charge!
2, the lorenz tranformations, depending on how you look at the thingy it could be a blackhole if its coming at you on axis, a proton if its off axis and if it's on a parallel path a blackhole that changes into a proton then back into a blackhole;
So does that mean that the Universe goes puff only if your travelling in the right direction?

Comment Re: Might want to reconsider paying the fine... (Score 1) 508

My understanding is 1000 ft above the highest obstacle within a horizontal distance of less than 2,000 feet;, rotary wing, ultralights and weight-shift controlled can operate lower.unmanned aircraft are not supposed to be operated above 400 ft

Comment Re:Nope... (Score 1) 508

From your link

The rights of landowners over airspace are quite limited; in United States v. Causby et ux.,[79] Justice Douglas reasoned that, should it find in the plaintiff/respondent's favor and accept the "ancient doctrine that at common law ownership of land extend[s] to the periphery of the universe — Cujus est solum ejus est usque ad coelum[,]" "every transcontinental flight would subject the operator to countless trespass suits."Additionally, the Air Commerce Act of 1926 gave the United States government "exclusive sovereignty of airspace of the United States.", Trespass, Trespass to land, Airspace
which doesn't really support your claim.

Comment Re:Nope... (Score 1) 508

Model Aircraft Operations Limits
According to the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 as
(1) the aircraft is flown strictly for hobby or recreational use;
(2) the aircraft is operated in accordance with a community-based set of safety guidelines and within the programming of a nationwide community-based organization;
(3) the aircraft is limited to not more than 55 pounds unless otherwise certified through a design, construction, inspection, flight test, and operational safety program administered by a community-based organization;
(4) the aircraft is operated in a manner that does not interfere with and gives way to any manned aircraft;
(5) when flown within 5 miles of an airport, the operator of the aircraft provides the airport operator and the airport air traffic control towerwith prior notice of the operation; and
(6) the aircraft is flown within visual line sight of the operator.

18 U.S. Code 32 - Destruction of aircraft or aircraft facilities
(a) Whoever willfully—
(1) sets fire to, damages, destroys, disables, or wrecks any aircraft in the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States or any civil aircraft used, operated, or employed in interstate, overseas, or foreign air commerce;
shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years or both.

That's potentially quite a bit more than " I might get a civil offense for it. Meh... I can pay the fine". Merideth wanted privacy, well the problem is it took 3 clicks on google to find William H Merideth, 488 Earlywood Way Louisville, KY 40229-4020 , 502-277-1686, punching that address into google Earth we can see his house, his white pickup and red sedan in the driveway, the pool and spa in the backyard that's over-stuffed with clutter and from the looks of the grass back there he's probably more worried about what HOA will say than his daughter's sunbathing; privacy outside is mostly illusion. So this guy thinks it's OK to shoot down remote controlled aircraft to protect his privacy, what's next manned ultralight aircraft, general aviation aircraft?

User Journal

Journal Journal: Yesterday's Tomorrow is now available!

It turned into a beautiful thing. It's full of illustrations, plus photos of the authors and covers of the magazines the stories were printed in. It has the first use of the word "astronaut", the cover story of the issue of Astounding that is said to have ushered in the "golden age of science fiction, A.E. van Vogt's first published science fiction, a few other firsts, and five stories that are printed from cleaned up scans of the magazines. There are biographies of all the writers in the boo

Comment Re:like the lightbulbs that last virtually forever (Score 1) 178

I had three of the 40w TW Cree bulbs crap out with flickering and eventually dying. I contacted Cree support, took a photo of the packaging, and they, no questions asked, fedexed me three new bulbs. I didn't have to send the old ones back. Worth a shot.

Comment Re:Forget party, all that (Score 1) 21

What's so damned special about relationships? If it's about equality, then tell me, why does a childless married couple pay less in tax than a widow with a child who earns the same as the couple? I'd say the widow's relationship to the child matters to society, the couple's relationship doesn't matter to anyone but them.

Why is it legal to discriminate on the basis of marriage?

Why does any government in a secular country have anything at all to do with marriage?

The reward for working hard is more hard work.

Working...