Even if this were true, it is a shame that those 'better brains' are poisoned with religion. Thicker cortex, perhaps. Thicker skulls without a doubt.
Not true. If they circled around, or flew 2 hours one direction and 2 hours back again, they'd be right where they started. Strait line seems logical, but if they planned it through knowing that telemetry data would still be sent then that would make it harder to find them.
Non-native speaker here, my apologies.. I am looking forward in further lectures in flawless Dutch, which is my native language.
Whomever volunteers to go on the first Mars mission should read this article, print it and stable it to the wall.
Guess what can happen when you are out there, the first glorious conquerors of Mars. You make by with what you have, rely on communication with Earth for guidance and support. Then a bean counter on Earth decides that you are too much of an expense...
Just assuming that your friend had a fully legal collection, I would think that all he needs to do is ask the media companies for a new copy. Because the media industry tells us that we do not buy music, we buy licenses, right?? So even if we lose the bits-and-bytes which are easy to replace, then we still hold a license and the media companies should facilitate that your friend can exercise his licensed rights..
I'm sure Samsung has the money to buy them and stop production if they wanted to.
.. And you seriously want to discuss that 'tapping the number instead of a button next to it' is an advance in technology worth of a patent and everlasting fee extraction of everyone wanting to use this??!?
Let me state this once and for all. Any flock of flying robots, autonomous or not, over my head or my property will encounter bags of nails, wires and other terrible obstacles designed to swat them. Just the fact that something is technically possible does not mean we should allow this. Stop the madness!
You are definitely missing something. Tape drives have built-in hardware compression since the mid-nineties. See for example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D...
The EXB-8500C had hardware compression in 1992 or so.
What if that nice bright laser hits a reflective object and then points toward a plane? Just a few articles back I read that will be rewarded with a $10.000 fine.
And as others have already pointed out, today's headlights are plenty bright, thank you.
Really fly the airplane, don't just act like it's moms minivan with your eyes glued to the damn GPS
Well, that depends on which country/region you are in. Here in The Netherlands the GPS is almost mandatory to ensure you do not fly into some temporary or permanent patch of restricted airspace, don't get reported for flying over one of several hundred unmarked Natura-2000 wildlife areas (that contain no wildlife) and don't inadvertently bump 200ft into oh-so-precious Class-A which covers half of the country from 1200ft up. And these days the authorities don't tell you how to avoid intrusion, they send you a 'transaction proposal' of several hundred €€€.
This on top of mandatory Mode-S transponders, mandatory 406MHz ELT's, soon mandatory 8.33MHz radio's, annual 120 Euro charge for using radio spectrum, annual liability insurance, annual hangar rent rates, 3+ Euro/liter Avgas ($15 per Gallon..), landing fees of €30 for the lightest, lowest noise category plane, mandatory annual SoA renewal fees, mandatory annual medical check (at 50+), etc, etc, etc..
Flying has become impossible to afford and is no longer fun.
.. is Windows-XP back. Also by popular demand.
How's that migration coming along for you??
Not according to the wordings on the ICAO license. It has a note reading "The privileges of the license shall be exercised only if the holder has a valid medical certificate for the required privilege"
So the Flight Crew License is really a license which grants you specific privileges, and the Medical Certificate certifies that you are mentally and physically fit to perform that privilege. You need both to be valid before you are allowed to fly.
Note: I am in Europe, perhaps the rules under FAA are slightly different.
If you were correct, I wonder why general aviation pilots study for their PPL, or Private Pilot LICENSE.. Mine says "Flight Crew License" on the front.
I do not know what is more disturbing. The facts revealed by Snowden, or the statement by Hayden that the goal is "to return to the position that we had prior to his disclosures".