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Comment Re:employees have no loyalty either (Score 0) 291 291

You completely missed his point. Regs aren't keeping people in a job; they make hiring someone a big risk for a company because the cost of firing a slacker is very high - especially if the slacker belongs to a "protected" class.. You can't change jobs easily if employers aren't willing to take a chance on you.

Comment Re:thoughts (Score 1) 392 392

Another interesting thing I noticed watching the video. The video starts at 1:18, it takes about 5 seconds to fly to the shooter's house and stops almost over the swimming pool for about 30 seconds, then starts to move again and is shot down a few seconds later at 1:56. It clearly hovered over the pool for quite a while.

Comment Why only half the telemetery? (Score 1) 392 392

The video released by the drone operator starts with the drone halfway to the property owner's house at what appears to be a reasonable altitude. Why doesn't he show the altitude at launch? Unless he can show otherwise, it's fair to assume it was showing anywhere from -50 feet to almost 200 feet when it took off.

Comment Re:Might want to reconsider paying the fine... (Score 1) 392 392

He was using the drone to go check on a friend's house while they were out of town

He didn't fly over some property to check on another house. He was going from house to house, looking at girls sunbathing and peeking under patio awnings.

Comment Re:Unions (Score 3, Insightful) 291 291

Yea, because the steel workers protected their jobs...oh wait, the steel industry is gone. Well there's the auto industry, unions did a fine job running them into bankruptcy.

but it can be better than the alternative.

You think there's only one alternative? I think there are several. First, forget about pensions; 401k plans are much better and have replaced them for most workers. Second, plan on having something you can offer to employers besides the threat of a revolution or strike; good workers can find good jobs.

Comment Re:Battery and solar panel technology advances (Score 3, Informative) 34 34

The record for an unpowered glider is 56 hours. He probably could have stayed up longer but the pilot was exhausted.

TFA is a record for "solar powered flight of an unmanned autonomous aircraft", which really tells me the autonomous part is getting better, the solar powered part is just for show

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