They've already said this will be the last version they sell - so unless you want to rent your operating system
Operating System: Unactivated Windows 7 without license preinstalled for Test. Or wanna other OS, pls leave us a message.
So add another $100 or so if you want Windows. Or make sure you buy an external CD-rom to install Linux or FreeBSD - they don't install too well from a usb key.
It takes a special kind of cunt to compare registering your air-ready toy with German Jews in the 1930s.
Exactly. It is highly disingenuous to compare modern drones to the hobbiest model and miniature aircraft of the past. The hobbiests tended to be pretty sensitive to other peoples' feelings and to general notions of aviation safety. Part of it was, I suppose that the cost of such aircraft was fairly high, but it was also part of the gentlemen's agreement that went along with entering the hobby. Now when any beer-swilling asshole with a spare $200 can go and buy a drone with video camera on it, it simply isn't the same hobby at all.
Why not just wait? If you don't surf questionable sites, have an up-to-date av program, and everything's working ok, why not just leave well enough alone and let the suckers take the hit? You don't see businesses rushing to update for a reason - and that reason is the topic of this story - it often breaks sh*t.
The problem is that there aren't convenient "air" borders between states, so this, like, say, radio frequencies, are an obvious place where the Federal government has a role. Perhaps you should review why it is exactly the Articles of Confederation were ultimately seen as near worthless and the Constitution that is in place tody was written.
No liberty is absolute. Speech, for instance can be limited, either civilly (if you sign an NDA and then violate it), or criminally (revealing state secrets, or treason as some call it, is an example of how speech can be limited under criminal statute). The Founding Fathers intended liberties to expansive, but not absolute. In such a way, limiting some forms of gun ownership is no different than, say, laws against shouting "fire!" in a crowded theater.
When you violate my privacy because you're either a sicko or a moron, then I expect my government to do something to make sure you find a more appropriate use for your toys.
The real solution is, of course, to require each drone to have a unique signature that can allow it to be traced to its owner, so when the owner gets this bright idea that he should be able to hover over someone's house and take video of their wife or daughter sunbathing in the back yard, he can be tracked down and dealt with suitably.
"Through bulk surveillance programs, the U.S. and U.K. governments intercept the private communications and data of millions of people around the world," said Ashley Gorski, staff attorney at the ACLU National Security Project. "Not only is bulk surveillance unlawful, but it has a deeply chilling and corrosive effect on political discourse and our personal communications. We are hopeful that the European Court of Human Rights will recognize that this mass surveillance violates fundamental rights to privacy and freedom of speech, and that the court’s ruling will help put an end to these practices on a global scale."
The complaint argues that the scale of the surveillance "is unprecedented in terms of (a) the number of individuals whose communications are potentially affected; (b) the quantity of communications content and related communications data that is actually initially intercepted, extracted, filtered, stored, analysed and/or disseminated by the U.K. intelligence agencies." It adds that the "the operation of sophisticated covert surveillance powers without adequate safeguards is ipso facto disproportionate."
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People behave just fine.
Man, you must never leave the house.
An authority is a person who can tell you more about something than you really care to know.