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Comment: Re:Military accepts any 4-year degree (Score 1) 338

by kqc7011 (#46829737) Attached to: Skilled Manual Labor Critical To US STEM Dominance
The military does care what your degree is in and what kind of a degree. The Officer Recruiters do have quotas for fields, if you do not have a degree in what is wanted your chance of getting in are near nil. From experience, when the Recruiter saw that you were on track for a CS degree they more than likely had spots that were not going to be filled. If your degree was in Art History the situation more than likely would have been different. Sorta like recruiting fairs at schools, everyone has a chance. But some recruitees have more chips and chances than others.

Comment: Believable? (Score 1) 156

by kqc7011 (#46564589) Attached to: In the Unverified Digital World, Are Journalists and Bloggers Equal?
Read (watch or listen) to about any article on a subject that you have a working understanding of, done by journalists. Then read a blog by a real "subject matter expert" and which one will be more informative? As the old saying goes, "if you know what they write is incorrect, why believe what they write on other subjects?"

Comment: Re:heliport (Score 1) 236

by kqc7011 (#46427285) Attached to: Drone Pilot Wins Case Against FAA
I was wondering if the "active" was for the charges only. As in, there was helicopter activity. Not generally available. No, all do not have restricted air space at all times. It, the pad could have restricted airspace when it is used as a heliport but when it is not being used it can be a parking lot with no restrictions. I have seen a house in a wildland fire area with a heliport, with a lighted landing area and a windsock. The owner built the heliport (to FAA specs.) just in case of a wildfire so that the firefighting helicopters could use it. The builder was a retired firefighter and wanted a little extra protection. It has been used for the firefighting helicopters too. But mostly it was a paved area that vehicles were parked on. Others that I have seen are larger piers that have a helicopter landing area designated that are used daily as a pier and seldom as a heliport. But it still is a heliport.

Comment: heliport (Score 1) 236

by kqc7011 (#46426907) Attached to: Drone Pilot Wins Case Against FAA
Was the heliport the hospitals? By "active" does that mean that the heliport was actually being used at the time by a helicopter or that the heliport is used regularly but not at the time the drone was flying? If a helicopter was taking off or landing and if the drone was in flight and actually near the heliport at the time, then I could see the charges. There are many painted circles with H's in them that are not used very often. If these are going to be considered active heliports, lots of questions will need to be asked. We had one of these painted circles at work and if it was used as a heliport twice a year, that would have been a busy year for it.

Comment: I drive more. (Score 1) 635

by kqc7011 (#46006219) Attached to: U.S. Teenagers Are Driving Much Less: 4 Theories About Why
Retired, bought a motorcycle and put many more miles on it than on my car. Those miles are put on in the 7 months of not winter when I can ride the bike too. As for the kids driving. Too much of a hassle to get a license, buy gas, buy insurance, follow the rules and any number of things that make it difficult to get in a car and go.

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