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Comment: Re: Why in America? (Score 1) 145

by ewanm89 (#47436989) Attached to: Amazon Seeks US Exemption To Test Delivery Drones

If we are telling about the same incident involving a NYPD helicopter as I think we are, I believe the NYPD is being asked some serious questions over their involvement, seems to me both sides were likely breaking the law. I believe all the regulations state that one should not endanger other air traffic, which means both sides should give way, similar rules exist for boats where all craft must do what they can to avoid an incident.

As for the Phantom 2 flying near airfeilds, it carries onboard a database of airfields coordinates and used this to enforce strict limits on altitude around those coordinates (including a no fly zones altogether). This is actually an issue I'm the UK were you can get a commercial licence to operate unmanned aircraft and it's registered to a specific aircraft with proficiency test on operation of that aircraft being done at an airfield.

Comment: Re: Why? (Score 1) 123

by ewanm89 (#45410347) Attached to: Google Chrome 31 Is Out: Web Payments, Portable Native Client

For the sake of security then we shouldn't be allowing the browser to run any remotely fetched code, whether it is high level or low level is irrelevant. Fundamentally it is a form of remote code execution fire both JavaScript and c/c++. If you are going to allow it, the chrome team has come up with a good method to make it as secure as possible running all such code in a managed sandbox environment with extremely limited APIs.

Comment: This is all a bad joke (Score 1) 239

by ewanm89 (#44806115) Attached to: German Federal Police Helicopter Circles US Consulate

As already pointed out, The west German government was upto their necks in supporting this during the cold war, they know how it worked and were willing partners. Not to mention, under the UKUSA Securty Agreement, Europe and European Russia are under the UK's responsibility to spy on, the least they could have done is fly over the right consulate.

Comment: what dot dash (Score 4, Informative) 86

by ewanm89 (#44282157) Attached to: In India, the Dot Dash Is Done

This wasn't using Morse, in fact outside amateur radio, Morse hasn't really been used for several decades now. Until 2010 this would have been using teletype printers, likely using baudot or Murray code, neither of which use a dash even if one-off keyed. In 2010 the. Company in India a 'web based system's, according to Wikipedia.

Comment: Really a problem? (Score 1) 117

by ewanm89 (#44020815) Attached to: Future Astronauts Must Deal With Toxic Chemicals In Martian Soil

It's not like we don't have these chemicals on earth, it's not like we don't know how to handle them, not to mention, anyone landing on Mars will be wearing full EV space suits you know the ones that can handle major negative pressure differentials and have their own self contained air supply. What are they planning to do, jump out of the space capsule nude and throw themselves into the Martian dust?

It is clear that the individual who persecutes a man, his brother, because he is not of the same opinion, is a monster. - Voltaire