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Comment Re:That's not the answer! (Score 1) 228

I made a post about it on and was told that if they are flying below 500ft, that is an FAA issue. Further a pilot chimed in and said that since the topography of the farm was above surrounding areas, it was likely they were using their altimeter to stay at +500 feet and some terrain below them would rise up at some points during their flight. The pilot thought the FAA wouldn't think much of it.

Cows getting spooked is hard to put a $ amount to. Although I suspect loss in milk production (it doesn't take much, doing chores 1 hour late upsets the herd).

Comment Re:That's not the answer! (Score 0) 228

DEA helicopter nightly fly 300 or so feet above my fathers dairy farm nightly. So low that things rattle in his house and it scares the cattle.

You don't own 1 inch above your land.

Someone can be on your land without permission in most states, unless you have your land posted. Then you have to ask them to leave, if they do not, you can make a complaint to the police. IIRC case law says its not trespassing unless its walled in on 4 sides or a building.

Comment Re:there is only one (Score 1) 488

Sanders is the epitome of the Democrats. Socialism is what the Democrat party core is supposed to be. He is overtly socialist, something the Democrats have never been proud about.

Trump is mostly neo-conservative. But the libertarnian leaning part of the Republican party will probably back him as they realize a fractured Republican party will allow a Bernie or Hillary to become president.

Comment If (Score 3, Interesting) 79

If it says you were spied on, it means:
- maybe you were spied on
- maybe you weren't spied on

If it says you weren't spied on, it means:
- maybe you weren't spied on
- maybe you were spied on

In either case, you may now be on a list that is asking. What a clever way of narrowing down the list of people the NSA needs to keep tabs on (If you're doing something wrong, you'll probably want to know if the authorities are on to you).

Comment Re:GPS fencing is probably not a bad idea (Score 4, Interesting) 165

GPS is 1575mhz, which is affected by line-of-sight. If you don't have a clear line-of-sight, your location will be off. Inside my house, my location sometimes bounces around by 2 miles on my multirotor.

Outside its affected by anything that refracts, diffracts or reflects radio waves. IE power lines, buildings, anything really. Power lines near my drone put it 10 feet to the opposite side.

Or if you really want to affect it, just cup your hands around it. Doesn't take much to interfere with it.

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