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Submission + - SPAM: Golden Phantom Drone,Casey Neistat edition

garymortimer writes: The DJI Phantom 4: Gold Edition is undoubtedly the most beautiful drone in the world, as well as the most expensive. We’d award it a gold medal for its incredible looks but, what’s the point? It’s coated in the stuff!
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Submission + - SPAM: Casey Neistat lost his Mavic Drone

garymortimer writes: Casey Niestat has lost his Mavic, he flew it BVLOS and he lost his C2 link. I’m putting it in grown up terms because that is how these incidents should be seen.

He plainly does not see the conflict of flying in by helicopter and then operating his Mavic in the very same heli routes.

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Comment Re:200 Million Yahoo "Users" (Score 1) 169

Lately, Yahoo has been nagging me to not use anything but their official apps and web interface to access my email. I guess this news is why.

Screw that. I pay $20/yr for SMS/IMAP access to my email there. That means I get to use Thunderbird and iOS Mail, and they get to keep their servers secure.

I use Yahoo mail regularly, mostly for job search and other official biz. I joined years ago and was able to get [firstname].[lastname]@yahoo.com for each member of my family when they started allowing the dot to be used left of the 'at.'

(For personal email and website registrations I use my earthlink address.)

Submission + - New DJI Drone battery image revealed on Chinese site (suasnews.com)

garymortimer writes: A smallish, DJI 3S battery of 3830 maH has arrived on Chinese forums. It might be real, and if so what’s it for?

It’s not going to be an FPV racer as the better ones now run 4 and 5S batteries. My money is on a small follow me folding quad with some sort of wrist watch. Something that carries a GoPro class or better 4K camera. They are very popular and would make a great Christmas gift.

Now who’s parade would that rain on, oh yes Karma from GoPro.

Submission + - FAA to relax Commercial drone flight rules (suasnews.com)

garymortimer writes: The FAA are expected to usher in the new drone era at 1300 EST on Tuesday 21st June 2016. They will announce Part 107, new regulations that will make it possible to fly drones for money without requiring a real pilots licence.

Remote PICs are required to:
  Be at least 16 years old Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language (FAA may make exceptions for medical reasons) Be in a physical and mental condition that would not interfere with the safe operation of suAS Pass an initial aeronautical knowledge test at an FAA-approved knowledge testing center (or pass this online course, for part 61 certificate holders) Obtain an unmanned aircraft operator certificate with a small UAS rating (like existing pilot airman certificates, never expires) Pass a recurrent aeronautical knowledge test every 24 months

Comment Re:Radicalized through Islam (Score 2) 404

Call it what it is: religiously fundamentalist motivated mass murder.

It wasn't terrorism. It was most certainly NOT intended to bring about any political or policy change, or even make a political statement.

It was lethal grade bigotry, inspired by a fundamentalist upbringing - fundamentalist Islam vs Christian is moot.

Comment Re:WTF Apple (Score 1) 249

Whoever thought this was a good idea is a fucking idiot.

This has been a feature of Yahoo Web Mail for years, and I would wager it was conceived at GMail, though I don't use it so I'm only guessing.

When you paste a URL into Yahoo Mail you get a little mini menu that allows you to make it just a plain hyperlink, or even plaintext. I'm hoping Apple steals that too.

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