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.
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.
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
Despite plenty of evidence that the U.S. spied on German top government officials...
Anonymous rumors posted on wikileaks are not evidence of anything.