The FAA and a few members of Congress want to remove the law, passed by Congress and signed by President Obama, that insures that hobbyists can continue to fly model aircraft. The threat is real. The consequences, as detailed in one my posts, below, are heavy handed regulation that may de facto end the model aircraft hobby.
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CEO Satya Nadella has made impressive changes to Microsoft’s organizational culture. I worked for Microsoft in the 1990s and watched from afar as the company seemed adrift after the year 2000 or so. Glad to see the changes EO Satya Nadella has fostered at Microsoft....
There are two large issues facing the radio controlled aircraft hobby. The first is the reckless way that too many hobbyists are flying, putting people in danger. The second is powerful corporate interests that want to use commercial automated, pilot-less commercial drone technology for deliveries and are lobbying government for airspace that is de facto exclusive to themselves – and seeking strict rules on model aircraft.
Why I am walking away from Twitter and Facebook. Or stated another way, “Why are we voluntarily signing up to receive online propaganda conducted as mind control and manipulation operations?” because that is what social media has become.
Automated cars are having trouble dealing with the unpredictable behavior of pedestrians and cyclists. Some researchers think we need better pedestrians and propose improved training for … walking. Won’t be long before they’ll ask all pedestrians and cyclists to carry position reporting transponders.
Many new and naive cryptocurrency investors jumped in and bought digital currency last winter – but since then have suffered huge losses. The digital currency market bubble seemed obvious but many investors had stars in their eyes and succumbed to cryptocurrency snake oil salesmen – ultimately losing most of their investment.
Google automatically rejects any resume with a typographical or spelling error. That is, apparently, up to 58% of resumes.
TSA Air Marshal program puts ordinary travelers under intense scrutiny and monitors their every move
Ordinary people in the U.S. became targets of a bizarre, Orwellian TSA surveillance program.