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Comment Surviving in the Siberian Wilderness for 70 Years (Score 0) 484

In this Youtube video "Surviving in the Siberian Wilderness for 70 Years" it is shown how a woman lives in Siberian wilderness alone:

In my opinion, a similar place could be an option for Chelsea Manning. S/he could live safely there. There are still such places in Siberia.

Comment Layers upon layers of regulations (Score 1) 38

In my opinion it is close to impossible to develop a good drone in San Francisco (or in the USA for that matter). There are so man useless regulations. It is practically impossible to fly.

The market leader, DJI, produces its vehicles in China.

Nearly 70,000 birds killed only in New York in attempt to clear safer path for planes , and birds fly all the time, not only couple of times on weekend. Birds also have no understanding comparable to a human pilot.

Comment The Grapes of Wrath (Score 1) 732

I think that the wrath of the US political elite could be explained by the fact that the small potatoes dared to trespass its territory.

They invested billions and years of organized hard work in software & hardware back doors, surveillance infrastructure, data centers, and suddenly some punks have stolen some simple email passwords. The whole world was reading with the genuine interest these email messages.

Certainly in their opinion it may seem so unfair. It is their pitch, they are the kings, but not these parvenus.

Comment Re:Maybe it could help in Ukraine (Score 1) 122

RQ-11 Raven is a fixed-wing aircraft, not a multirotor. It takes years of hard training to prepare a good pilot for a fixed-wing aircraft.

For example, more US aircraft were lost in WWII due to crash landing, especially on carriers, than to an enemy fire.

If one buys any fixed-wing RPAS and starts flying it without a prior experience, he/she will crash it before long. That is what happening most probably.

Comment Re:Once more socialism has failed (Score 1) 85

Triumphalism is not the right approach as capitalism too may still fail. Marx and some other philosophers predicted that it is likely to end in an imperialism and a war.

Some researches say that the WW1 and WW2 were the same war, and that it is not over yet. It may reignite again.

In my opinion such projects as Linux and Wikipedia is a good step forward in this respect.

Comment Who needs Aircraft Entertainement System in (Score 1) 56

the 21st century in the first place? I have my notebook and my smartphone with me.

Instead a dorky display and a headset provide better a normal WiFi. Besides a WiFi router weighs only about 300 grams, instead of a ton of hundreds of displays, and a WiFi router costs only a couple of hundred instead of millions for this System, which later ends up in the price of our air-tickets.

Add to this the cost of additional fuel to carry these displays. Why would I want to pay for the fuel to carry these displays when I have already three HD screens with me anyway?

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