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Comment Re:Maybes its a good time for them to get on iTune (Score 1) 358

1 - Not every person on Earth benefits from public domain music. Some are too damned busy trying to remain alive.

Don't argue with parent. Why can't you

Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

Comment Re:Hands-free is allowed (Score 1) 364

The US and Germany have reciprocal driver licenses, AFAIK Germany is the only country the US has this agreement with. This is part of the reason why there are a disproportionate number of exchange students from Germany in the US. In the US they may as well start putting drivers licenses in boxes of cereal and cracker jacks for how difficult it is to acquire a US license. The US is also one of very few civilized countries where it's perfectly legal to drive a vehicle with plastic sheeting duct taped to repair a window and elastic cord used to hold on bumpers.

Comment Re:No. (Score 2, Interesting) 203

GIS data collection such as aerial surveying like the "Bird's Eye View" on Bing or 7cm or smaller resolution for overhead views, high resolutions that satellites can't achieve. They also would have the ability to collect when their is cloud cover as drones can fly under the cloud cover. Throw the GPS coordinates on to an SD card with something like Ardupilot and have it fly the route taking images that can then be stitched together. GE as a huge defense contractor would primarily just want to sell them for spying on citizens. Why we need full size UAVs when radio control UAVs can accomplish anything you'd sanely want accomplish without a human at the controls is beyond me. I could see drones being used to fertilize crops but you'd be nuts to let large tanks of anhydrous ammonia fly around on their own.

Comment Re: phirst post! (Score 4, Informative) 412

State law in Montana forbids waiving your right to a lawsuit and forcing you in to arbitration. I only know this because I was assisting my mom, a lawyer, with finding a phone at Verizon to take to Europe and when they had her sign their agreement she pointedly told the person behind the counter, "You know this isn't legal in Montana!" I assume other states have similar provisions on the books.

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