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Comment: FAA Mimimum Safe Altitude (Score 1) 175 175

The FAA Mimimum Safe Altitude is 1000' so we limit consumer drones to 500'. This solves 90% of the problems. We prohibit use of any drones within 3 miles of controlled airspace at airports.

At wildfires simplly allow police and firefighters involved aircraft operations only, to use highpower frequency jammers when the aircraft are within 3 miles of their position. Then you require any drones that lose control signals to automatically land safely.

If their drone was over the fire and they lose it then that is the operators fault.

When the air operations are complete the jammer is turned off and the drone operator can recover their drone by simply taking off.

Have federal penalties that would apply for the improper use of these jammers at any non-aircraft involved operations.

Comment: It's simple. (Score 1) 479 479

When you call walk them through the process, list every thing you have tried and the results, When you get through ask them to escalate it.

As a 20 year IT Pro, I have on occasion found that I too have missed something simple that fixed the problem during this process. But normally I don't miss anything.

It also doesn't hurt that I have the direct phone number of the head network engineer for my ISP.

Comment: No expectation of Privacy say what? (Score 1) 216 216

I very well do have a legal expectation of privacy. cell blocked (or cellular blocked) is a phrase applied to scanners and wideband receivers manufactured for sale in the US which denotes that they comply with the provisions of PL 102-556, which amended Section 302 of the Communications Act (47USC302) to prohibit manufacture, importation, or certification of scanners which could receive the frequency band allocated for analog AMPS cellular telephony, "the frequencies allocated to the domestic cellular radio telecommunications service":


Comment: Re:They are burning down a city (Score 4, Interesting) 203 203

“I was watching the news last night,” said Morgan Freeman. “and said, ‘You know, when we were out here marching peacefully, nobody was here. And now we start burning the place down, everybody is listening. What do you think we’re gonna do to be heard?’

Comment: Re:Reason: for corporations, by corporations (Score 1) 489 489

Why did the internet access service get classified as a information service to bypass the regulations including the mandate that they provide wholesale access to their competitors. They had to sell it to me a competitor cheaper than they sold to their own customers so I could still make a profit. After Internet access service was classified as an information service which it is not. It killed a vibrant and competitive access market ensuring that only the largest companies could afford to do so.

Comment: TOS (Score 1) 569 569

Twitch should add this to their TOS

You should not give out personal information which may lead to your being identified, or contacted in person, by email or other means. If you chose to do so, then you also accept all accompanying risks. Aliases and the use of alternate identities, social media accounts, and email addresses are strongly encouraged.

Comment: fair use (Score 1) 127 127

The users simply have to state that their uses of the work meets the definition of fair use according to the copyright office.

Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 17 U.S.C. 106 and 17 U.S.C. 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include:

                the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
                the nature of the copyrighted work;
                the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
                the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.[4]

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