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Comment Re:I don't like the EHang 184 design (Score 1) 47

No, just having 4 motors where one failure is catastrophic.

Quad copters are not more stable then helicopters, in fact it is the opposite. Quad-copters require constant small adjustments several times a second and connot be flown entirely manually. Quad copters are like the F117. they are inherently unstable and thus highly maneuverable. Also Quadcopters rarely have variable pitch propellers and thus cannot auto-rotate making them far more dangerous for passenger transport.

Comment Re:More mocking (Score 5, Insightful) 490

But when you graduate from University and the only job you can land is a barista at Starbucks it's not like home ownership is the first thing on your mind. Name me one fucking new grad who expects a 4 bedroom home and audi to be given them.

You make up this ridiculous scenario to justify your disdain, and it's sad because the fact of the matter is they won't be able to support Social Security when you become eligible. Not because they didn't try, but because circumstances forced them on a less successful path.

Before you come back at me, understand this. I am in my late 40's, and after your rant I don't really care what you have to say.

Comment Re:I don't mean to go all 'Papierin, mein herr,' b (Score 4, Insightful) 626

While that's a lovely fiction created by our government, it really does not pass constitutional muster.

It really is cut and dry as written and not really open to "exceptions".

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

It is easy for the government to stay within the law, just issue a warrant stating what you are looking for, but the 4th is specifically designed to stop fishing expeditions. That along with the right to travel freely really makes these laws questionable on the surface.

Kent v Dulles:
The right to travel is a part of the 'liberty' of which the citizen cannot be deprived without due process of law under the Fifth Amendment. If that "liberty" is to be regulated, it must be pursuant to the law-making functions of the Congress. . . . . Freedom of movement across frontiers in either direction, and inside frontiers as well, was a part of our heritage. Travel abroad, like travel within the country, . . . may be as close to the heart of the individual as the choice of what he eats, or wears, or reads. Freedom of movement is basic in our scheme of values.

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