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Comment Re:Because it was written in Seastar or C++ (Score 1) 341

learn a proper object oriented language before you write any serious programs

Although I agree with the general gist of your comment; I could not disagree more strongly about learning a "proper object oriented language". I would rather have you learn functional programming than object oriented; but optimally both. The problem is that allot of object oriented code is redundant and bloated, generally stemming from kingdom of the nouns type syndrome. Hybrid languages like C++ or JavaScript are genius in that you can mix functional and object oriented programming to form a concise solution to the problem.

Comment Re:Considering how fast Google ditched China (Score 2) 381

Google is a search engine, it should not be liable to the content it indexes. The "right to be forgotten" as applies to say Facebook makes sense, if you close your account you have the right that all content about you and of you is deleted. What google is handling is not data about people, it's data about publicly available web sites. If a news outlet reports falsely about you, bring it up to them (slander and libel laws). But articles that are truthful a few years in the past should not be magically delisted.

Comment Re:PMP is a worthwhile certification (Score 1) 118

Getting training is not the same as certification. Yes if you want to become a project manager, training is a good idea; but that is true for all field of work. The certification on the other hand is in my opinion nonsense. Basically all certification proves that you where able to sit down and learn the answers to a set of possible questions. It does not convey any skill in actually performing the task.

Comment Re:makes no sense to me (Score 4, Informative) 536

The interesting thing and lack of basic reasoning skills comes from the fact that Dr. Richardson apparently can only picture sex robots as being a simulacrum of the female gender. Although I don't have hard numbers at hand, I read in an interview with the Real Doll creator, that the male gender did sell almost as well as their female gendered dolls. The kicker is that most dolls were soled with the swap-able genitalia and both genitalia. If we see a usable sex robot any time soon, you can rest assured that it will probably come in both gendered versions.

But no, let's make this about women and how they are objectified.

Comment Re:Drone hobbyists redefine "close call" (Score 1) 124

AND that is what TFA sais. In 3.5% of all reports, the incident was classified as a NMAC (near mid air collision). The remainder of the reports where either air space violations, flying above 500 ft AGL in C or B airspace (5 nm from an Airport), incidents with military drones, that have a special FAA permission or vague reports that my not have been a drone at all, like a "drone" at 51,000 ft.

The only thing the hobbyist are pointing out is that the report appears to be way worse than it actually is.

Comment Re: Well now Patrick will have to make a change (Score 1) 135

I liked LILO, because of the simple fact that is was so much simpler than GRUB. If you are booting a single partition system (plus swap) from ext3, there is not much wizbang you need. But then I also just use what the distro uses by default, since it works out of the box.

Comment Re:Really? (Score 1) 528

In this case you are wrong. What is violated is the "enjoyment of the land". They are not trespassing though. The judge was very specific about it:

The airplane is part of the modern environment of life, and the inconveniences which it causes are normally not compensable under the Fifth Amendment. The airspace, apart from the immediate reaches above the land, is part of the public domain. We need not determine at this time what those precise limits are. Flights over private land are not a taking, unless they are so low and so frequent as to be a direct and immediate interference with the enjoyment and use of the land. We need not speculate on that phase of the present case..

If you happen to live under class B or C airspace, but you are not directly in the approach path, you are not recompensated. In addition, the planes do not even have to fly over your actual land, if the noise they create is significant, you may get recompensation.

But in this case it does not apply. A drone minding it's own business at 200ft off the ground it not trespassing and as long as it is not violating any other of your rights (i.e. right to privacy), you must tolerate it.

Comment Re:They should make them all core subjects (Score 1) 131

The problem with core subjects is that is is expected that everybody take them and must get a passing grade. English and math are core subjects because from that stems almost all general education. The problem with CS is, it requires a very specific skill set that not every body has, as a result you would cut out a large amount of people, just because some body deemed a "must have skill". Nobody would expect business administration to be core subject in school?

Comment Re:Really? (Score 2) 528

Unfortunately your opinion is not correct. The FAA asserts the right to airspace, including a few feet above the ground. There was the case United States v. Causby where military aircraft where flying at 83 above his farm and disturbing his sheep. The ruling was that the military did not violate his fifth amendment right, but still was compensated on the ground of the noise and commotion made by the planes.

The operator was flying the drone in class G airspace and had all the right to it. The safe flying altitude for aircraft is 500 ft AGL (above ground level). As a result it is considered a good idea to fly drones below 400 ft AGL. He was flying at 272 ft relative to his home point and when the drone crashed it was -43 ft. Now taking into account that the terrain may have height differences, it probably will not exceed 50 ft. This putts the drone still above 200 ft AGL. This is still a respectful height.

Irrespective of the any aviation law, there are still privacy concerns and these don't end at the property line. A drone hovering outside a property (i.e. a celebrity's property) can still film into said property and probably will break some privacy laws if it does more than just "glance".

Comment Re:Not the best summary... (Score 1) 195

I hate it every time some research comes out that tries to shines some light at shortfalls in current research and then it is "controversial" because it "could give an argument to the anti-XYZ". This comes up with vaccine research, climate research and whatnot. I think every person that utters something like that is actually undermining the entire legitimate research community. The forced need to appear to be united give the opponents more suspicion, not less.

There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom. -- Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923