Almost as disturbing as their failure to acknowledge that there may be dozens of species of jumping spider that are currently unknown! Indeed, these are just two of the many things that might be true that they fail to acknowledge in their paper on a particular study that wasn't studying those things....
Anyway, it's one continuous metro area, so it doesn't really matter.
That's what the people from St. Paul (and the other suburbs of Minneapolis) say...
It is a toy and not an aircraft.
The categories are not mutually exclusive; whether something is or is not a toy has no relevance to the question of whether it is or is not an aircraft. You think the law doesn't apply, the FAA says it does, the courts will have to decide.
200 feet is still pretty close.
Yes, but if I shoot someone's car who parked is on the street 200 ft outside my property and assert it was my right because he was parked "too close" to my property, the law is not going to consider "pretty close" to be close enough.
Airspace in general is the public domain. At what point it above your property it becomes yours is a legal grey area.
So when it hits the ground, telemetry shows -45.9ft which means he was actually over the neighbor's house at 154ft and not the 200ft he claims.
You fail basic math; the difference between 200 and -45.9 is 245.9.
Also, it was well over 200ft at the start. I didn't go frame by frame, but I did manage to pause at very close to the right point and it appears to read 262ft when shot. That would suggest a fall of over 300ft if the -45ft at the end is taken seriously, but I suspect it might just be damaged at that point...
I would be much more interested in seeing how day on the planet Pluto compares to night with moonlight on planet earth.
The sun on Pluto is about 100 times brighter than a full moon on Earth.
I don't want government restricting options available to me, or restricting those that would provide those options to me.
As a more liberty-minded individual, I don't want anyone restricting me in that manner, be they governments, corporations, "market forces" or whatever, and I understand that regulations are necessary to insure freedom in the market (a truly free market is as free as any anarchy, which is to say, not free at all -- laws and regulations are what protect the freedom of individuals).
Aspartame gives me severe, crippling migraines.
Are you using caffeine-free soda to test this? Just making sure; headaches are also a symptom of caffeine withdrawl.
Why did this get to be a post on slashdot?
You say that now, but when someone starts making kits to build trebuchets into the back of pick-up trucks...
(The more I think about this idea, the more ridiculously awesome it sounds.)
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