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Comment: Re:And if they break the law, then what? (Score 1) 477

by RevWaldo (#46724007) Attached to: New French Law Prohibits After-Hours Work Emails
Tell that to UPS and Fedex in NYC, who are constantly ticketed for double parking and other traffic violations. They just pay up.

Recently heard this tidbit, redacted to protect the guilty. Execs from the Fortune 500 company would take the corporate helicopter from the helipad on their HQ in the city to their offices in the suburban office park. Basically it's five minutes by helicopter, thirty minutes by limo. It's against the town ordinances to actually land a helicopter in the office park, so they were fined $4000 every time they did it, which was apparently about once a week. They paid it.

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UAV Operator Blames Hacking For Malfunction That Injured Triathlete 178

Posted by timothy
from the convenient-line dept.
jaa101 (627731) writes "The owner of a drone which fell and reportedly hit an athlete competing in a triathlon in Western Australia's Mid West has said he believes the device was 'hacked' into." From the article: "Mr Abrams said an initial investigation had indicted that someone nearby "channel hopped" the device, taking control away from the operator. ... Mr Abrams said it was a deliberate act and it would be difficult to determine who was responsible as something as common as a mobile phone could be used to perform a channel hop. The videographer added that there had been a similar incident when the drone was flown earlier in the day."

Comment: Use this tech in city street parking? (Score 1) 364

by RevWaldo (#46639401) Attached to: Your Car Will Tell You How To Hit the Next Green Light
We'd be one step closer to utopia if parked cars could re-align the space between them as cars enter and leave, rather than leave those infuriating gaps between them that are too small for a car, but way more than needed to pull the car out.

And yes, with all the needed safety and security precautions this would entail.

AND YES, angled street parking would be a solution, but you'd have to go full Robert Moses in some neighborhoods to make that happen, and we'd rather not.

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