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Comment Re:Uncontrollable? (Score 1) 50 50

What's to fix?

Too windy? A 3d printed drone won't be applicable for that mission, much the same way a Zodiac-based landing party wouldn't be suitable during a hurricane.

Need to launch? Toss in air. It's launched.

Need to land? Land. If it falls in the water, oh well. Your disposable drone is disposed of. It's not like these are $4m Predators being made. The military spends more on consumables to flush a toilet than what these cost to make.

Comment Re:Department of Homeland Security (Score 2) 193 193

You do realize that the TSA is only about 1/4 of DHS by number of employees and 12% of the budget, right? I think you're really selling short the amount of damage they excel at if you only go with stealing cameras and groping underage genitalia.

Comment Re:Raising questions about freedom of speech? (Score 1) 298 298

Criminals, incarcerated or released, do lose some liberties. However they do no automatically lose all 1st Amendment rights. The Supreme Court case Turner v. Safley created the "Turner Standard" that asks "whether a prison regulation that impinges on inmates' constitutional rights is 'reasonably related' to legitimate penological interests."

For instance, prisoners are generally allowed to practice their choice religion, send as well as receive communications from the outside world, or seek redress of grievances from the government. Prisons may limit some aspects of these as they fall under penological interests such as maintaining order and security.

In Chief Keef case, yeah, he looks to be generally to be a piece of filth. However he's currently not convicted of a crime that he has not served his sentence for. Being a piece of filth also doesn't revoke your constitutional rights.

Comment Re:Just in time to phase it out (Score 1) 92 92

A good patent troll wouldn't explicitly state a particular algorithm. Rather they would word it so that ANY algorithm would apply.

A method to send something from something via something after applying something so that someone can unapplying something to read the something on something.

Comment Re:Unregulated speech, must stop at all costs! (Score 1) 298 298

But did he perform there? He was half way across the country at the time of the performance. You don't perform a movie, you show it. I'd say a hologram is just as much a movie that you show then it is a physical presence of a concert that your perform.

Laws and ordinances are all about very specific wording, just look at the recent Obamacare Supreme Court decision where they argued about a single word and what it really meant.

Comment Re:Many will say that this is bad advice but (Score 1) 54 54

It is amazing how much cash you have when you are not loosing 12%, 15%, or 25%, to interest on loan payments

And the only people that are paying 12%, 15%, or 25% on a loan or credit card payment are the people that have previously driven their credit into the ground and kept it there because they don't know how to maintain their finances.

If indeed you paid off all your debts 15 years ago after driving your credit into the ground and are still paying for your house, you likely have average credit. You may not have as good of a rating as you could, but you also don't have a bad unless you continued to drive it into the ground.

Comment Re:No foul play? (Score 2) 172 172

That's usually what an autopsy is for. It's already been announced that there wasn't any signs of foul play, obvious drug use, or known suicidal thoughts. Toxicology results usually take some time so unless the examiner finds something really quick and really obvious, they probably can't tell you yet how he died.

Comment Re:Uh huh. (Score 1) 154 154

No. If you read the actual article, it's million, with an m. The actual article quote (emphasis added):

The most recent data available show that the military paid more than $1 billion for satellite capacity in 2011, according to GAO. That year, about $280 million worth of satellite capability was bought outside the DISA process. If the GAO is correct, then the military could have gotten that same service for about $45 million less.

News at 11: Government paid $45m more then it had to. Citizens shocked that it was only $45m.

Comment Re:Go ahead (Score 4, Insightful) 446 446

Once in a relationship, learn to not let your eyes wander.

Or perhaps learn to be in a relationship that is built on trust and not on preventing eyes from wandering. I've been married for 15 years and my wife has no problems with me letting my eyes wander because she knows at the end of the day, I still always wander home to her in our bed, and no one else's.

Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them. - Oscar Wilde