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Comment Re:2nd amendment (Score 1) 95

Responding to trespassing tends to grant a fair bit of leeway on property damage and personal injury.

It's still not clear that the FAA is even allowed to consider a drone to be an aircraft, and therefor under their regulatory purview, as this contradicts other parts of the same regulation. AMA is playing it safe and telling all us hobby pilots to register our UAS, but the legality of what has happened is still contested. (perhaps mainly by armchair layers). I think without settling the matter in court and establishing a ruling, we won't really know for certain. If you haven't guessed, I'm in the camp that does not consider hobby RC UAS to be aircraft. (which is true)

Also, I have to point out that flying FPV is still legal. But as most people interpret the regulations it's limited to hobbyists, things get complicated if FPV were to become a competitive televised sport and people start having sponsors. (likely violates FAA at that point)

Comment Re:CSS (Score 1) 232

Who rarely seems to provide it. I very briefly remember websites that offered "Screen", "Print", and a few other options for high-visibility. It was probably too unwieldy of a system so it seems that there is only desktop versus mobile profiles.

If javascript was less of a requirement or at least worked better in lynx & links, I'd probably go back to one of those old fashion text browsers. 90% of my web usage is reading text anyways. (my usage is probably not universal among all web users)

Comment Re:Linux is cheapest (Score 1) 502

Yup, basically we pay 6-figure software and hardware engineers to do sysadmin work instead of 5-figure IT workers. And the engineers usually take twice as long as a competent IT person.

Someone ought to do a cost-benefit analysis, but the way budgeting and accounting is they won't care how much it costs as long as we can drive the IT budget to zero.

Comment Linux is cheapest (Score 1) 502

My IT department won't support developer's Linux desktops, and we usually end up having to recycle old Windows hardware to skirt around the policies for developers to have two machines.

This amounts to a Linux machine costing the company zero in tech support, almost zero in hardware costs. About the only cost is the electricity.

PS - yeah, I know it's not fair to use my company's braindead policies to win this argument. But sometimes you have to turn your weakness into a strength.

Comment What? Is this Slashdot editing at its finest? (Score 0) 105

'Adding a Phone Number To Your Google Account Can Make it Less Secure'

You may think that adding a backup phone number to your account will make it prone to hack, but that is not always the case.

Well done, you've contradicted the headline in the first sentence. I assume someone accidentally a word.

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