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Comment "They" (Score 1) 1197

I love how people quickly lump everyone together as "they". This pilot sounds like an idiot (I have no proof either way). This pilot is one out of hundreds of thousands, almost all of which manage to stay out of the news. This article attracts a lot of attention because "drones" tend to push people's paranoid buttons (occasionally, rightly so). You do not own the airspace over your house, though an intelligent pilot would keep a respectful distance. I belong to a multi-rotor club and guidelines are often discussed for safety and co-existing in society in addition to actual regulations. None of us want to see safe and courteous use of our copters curtailed by one or two idiots. Two facts will remain: drones are here to stay, and there will always be an idiot somewhere. (Sometimes people with guns can be idiots too.)

Comment Eh? Hearing? (Score 1) 574

OK, as I head into my 60's I'd consider my hearing good, but not great. Last year my old computer speakers died and I upgraded to a pair of Bose speakers. Wow, what a difference. So, given that I enjoy my MP3's and streaming music through my computer speakers, I'm far from an audiophile, but It works for me. I don't think I'd really be able to tell if I was listening to a better quality sound source. Guess I'll say good-bye to Young.

Comment Re:Really? (Score 1) 176

There was a story a few months back of a drone interfering with a police helicopter of the Brooklyn Bridge. Everyone was up in arms about it, saying how it jeopardized the lives of pilot and passengers. A few days later it was revealed that it was, in fact, the helicopter that pursued the drone. They determined this by listening to the cockpit recordings and the pilot was laughing about chasing the drone.

Comment What price CDs? (Score 2) 389

In the case of a business, you're playing music for the same reason the artist is making it; to entertain others.

Same reason you play it in your own home when others are also present.

That's why a music CD costs a lot more than a blank CD, correct?

The price of CDs were established when they first went public based on the cost of manufacturing. Now the cost of manufacturing is 5 cents and they still charge the same amount because they know that's the price the market will bear.

Submission + - SourceForge (owned by Slashdot Media) installs ads with GIMP ( 5

careysb writes: SourceForge, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows on the service, according to e-mails and discussions amongst members of the GIMP community—locking out GIMP's lead Windows developer. And now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer replete with advertisements.

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