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Comment: What is the future? (Score 1) 110

I was just thinking about this the other day when I realized a know four or five guys who just got one of these drones for their sons (supposedly). How long until any public event is ruined by swarms of camera drones? Things like fireworks, public music or theater performances, beer festivals, and so on? This will probably be the next generation of 'people talking in the movie theater'.

Comment: Re:inventor? (Score 1) 480

by jbmartin6 (#49606815) Attached to: New Test Supports NASA's Controversial EM Drive
People have understood how fireworks worked for thousand of years. One might accidentally stumble across penicillin, but it beggars the imagination to suppose one could accidentally build a jet engine without some idea of how thrust works. Perhaps another aspect of the operation was not understood, but Frank Whittle et al. *intended* to build an engine, not some other device that turned out to be a great engine. I did as you suggested, and my searches turned up nothing other than what I have described. I would appreciate if you could supply one of the references you were speaking about.

Comment: Re:Hahah (Score 2) 246

There is a reason we call them "children" and don't let them drive cars, play with knives, etc. Should every toddler spend the night in jail for jaywalking? The real problem is that any line that defines adulthood is an arbitrary one. Some kids are mature enough at twelve, others are not even at twenty.

The degree of technical confidence is inversely proportional to the level of management.