I love how people quickly lump everyone together as "they". This pilot sounds like an idiot (I have no proof either way). This pilot is one out of hundreds of thousands, almost all of which manage to stay out of the news. This article attracts a lot of attention because "drones" tend to push people's paranoid buttons (occasionally, rightly so). You do not own the airspace over your house, though an intelligent pilot would keep a respectful distance. I belong to a multi-rotor club and guidelines are often discussed for safety and co-existing in society in addition to actual regulations. None of us want to see safe and courteous use of our copters curtailed by one or two idiots. Two facts will remain: drones are here to stay, and there will always be an idiot somewhere. (Sometimes people with guns can be idiots too.)
OK, as I head into my 60's I'd consider my hearing good, but not great. Last year my old computer speakers died and I upgraded to a pair of Bose speakers. Wow, what a difference. So, given that I enjoy my MP3's and streaming music through my computer speakers, I'm far from an audiophile, but It works for me. I don't think I'd really be able to tell if I was listening to a better quality sound source. Guess I'll say good-bye to Young.
"anything you want can be made in a replicator, essentially for free"
Have you noticed how expensive ink is for our (relatively) free printers?
There was a story a few months back of a drone interfering with a police helicopter of the Brooklyn Bridge. Everyone was up in arms about it, saying how it jeopardized the lives of pilot and passengers. A few days later it was revealed that it was, in fact, the helicopter that pursued the drone. They determined this by listening to the cockpit recordings and the pilot was laughing about chasing the drone.
In the case of a business, you're playing music for the same reason the artist is making it; to entertain others.
Same reason you play it in your own home when others are also present.
That's why a music CD costs a lot more than a blank CD, correct?
The price of CDs were established when they first went public based on the cost of manufacturing. Now the cost of manufacturing is 5 cents and they still charge the same amount because they know that's the price the market will bear.
They are controlled by radio which can be detected.
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... and hook it up with the Judge Judy sound board.
Over the years there have been articles about what kinds of chemicals they are having difficulty filtering out. Prozac was just one such example.
If I booby trap my house to kill intruders, is that autonomous?
When drones are outlawed, only outlaws will have drones.
The govt is afraid of drones in the public hands - it's out of their control.
Then there was the guy who would take drone footage of real-estate for free, then charge a whopping fee for editing.
I love the late day sun in the Summer. In Winter, dark is dark, who cares.
Maybe you are a fine example of a manager. I've been in a couple of positions where I was asked for estimates and the managers thought they were too high and threw a dart at the calendar. Turned out my estimates were correct. Time to leave.
For me, it happened in 1968. I had just started a 3 year curriculum for computers. Started out with FORTRAN 44 on a teletype connected to an IBM 360. Within a month all of us (students) had outpaced the teacher's knowledge. From there it was a matter of reading the manuals we could get our hands on and as much lab time as we could fit in.