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Comment: Re:Jam drone frequencies? (Score 1) 175 175

This is not a technology problem.

The sale of RC aircraft may need to further regulation. So far it's been mostly a self regulated process through the AMA helping RC pilots follow safety procedures and comply with FAA rules. But most hobby shops will sell you anything you want without checking for an AMA card, but some of them do at least mention it to those new to RC.

A callsign, license and test, like done in HAM radio, seems like the obvious solution to me. Hobbyists need to understand the rules and be liable when they break them.

Comment: Re:Nooooo! (Score 1) 175 175

It's been self regulating until recently. RC pilots generally belong to the AMA and the rules for the AMA include putting your name and address inside your aircraft.

Theoretically the AMA also provides insurance for the pilots, but I don't think anyone has ever been able to collect on that in 50 years.

Comment: Re:RAID and automated backups (Score 1) 297 297

While I appreciate the suggestions to use software RAID, and I do prefer the flexibility and recovery of MD or LVM, they are not a panacea. Software RAID doesn't make a glitch in DMA to your multiple AHCI ports not erase your super blocks or write different data to each drive despite configuring the software to use RAID-1. (yuck, it was a real mess)

Ideal would be redundant controllers for each disk, I've worked on such products in the past, but they are too expensive outside of an enterprise environment. And even if you also support live offsite replication (like this product did), you should still do offline backups such as tape. All that fancy stuff just lets you recover from serious issues more quickly, it doesn't completely eliminate the need for backups.

Experiments must be reproducible; they should all fail in the same way.