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Comment Re:What is the point? (Score 1) 126

I've got a 32" 4K monitor on my desk. At the viewing distance on a desk, it's probably relatively larger than a 75" TV is at normal couch viewing differences. If you've got even a 24" monitor, you should be able to notice the difference. Now 4K on a 13" screen on a laptop, I'm not sure I see the point.

Comment Birds... (Score 1) 170

If a bird shaped / massed object presents a serious hazard to your aircraft, then your aircraft was never safe to begin with. Don't take me wrong, I'm all for responsible drone ownership and flying, however if you are seriously worried about the ability of a 2 lb drone to take down your aircraft, you should be much more worried about the 10lb canadian goose you are just as likely to hit.

Comment Re:Likely won't eventuate (Score 5, Informative) 298

If you want near zero deaths in commercial aviation, you only need to look to the present. Last year there were exactly zero passenger deaths from western built jets if you exclude acts of violence. (Parachutes won't save you from a bomb) That is a number that includes 3.7 billion tickets and 32 million miles of flying.

Comment Re:Retracted.... no story here (Score 2) 361

Forced to retract is different than retracted. I find it easy to believe an idiot in management approved this. I find it easy to believe an idiot in management quickly tried to unapproved this when he got his ass handed to him by the internet. I think extraordinary evidence is required to believe "the true management" didn't know about this when the public outcry is this great.

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I'd rather just believe that it's done by little elves running around.

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