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Another entitled smart a$$ that doesn't accept that the rules of engagement apply to them. The punishment is appropriate.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 20:45 UTC as 41st comment
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KeepCalm: It is interesting how people are asking what the brand of the battery is. A lot of third party batteries have no brand name on them for this very reason.

Also, did the battery carry the Underwriters seal? Many batteries sold on E-Bay are knockoffs w/o the internals of OEM batteries. That's why OEM are more expensive -among other reasons.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 23:32 UTC
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Hello123: I don't even want to fly anymore... It has become such a hassle and now they're talking about in some states that a drivers license may not be compliant with TSA requirements. Between going through x-ray machines, being felt up by TSA agents, to a whole host of banned items, to now exploding batteries.... I just don't want to put up with it. This all reminds me of East Germany and the Stasi police. Papers please.

That's is because some states have failed to comply with 'real id' licenses. Blame your state pols. It's federal Law, passed by Congress and signed by Pres Bush.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 21:47 UTC
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rened: I wonder what is the real risk involved. Its good to be pro-active regarding risks but I have the strong impression the FAA is having a bad case of a heavy meal. I also think that the real risk involved are the inflammable fluids gases in the baggage. If we are talking about risks I think Lap top and cell phone batteries are a much bigger risk maybe not in the final catastrophical outcome but the amount of real life victims.

Damian5000. Please enlighten the rest of us with your credentials to make such an absolute statement.

Or are you just a guy with a battery and an enlightened chip on his shoulder?

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 20:49 UTC
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Scottelly: Ridiculousness . . . It's as if the FAA is on a power trip and wants to act like some sort of overbearing big brother, not allowing anything, because of fear and being a control freak. Next we'll be forced to submit to body cavity searches as part of the security checks. Do you want your wife to have to pull down her panties and bend over to have an "agent" look up her twot and rectum? How about your daughter?

"After conducting tests involving these batteries, the FAA found that if one were heated to the point where it caught fire near an aerosol can (think: hairspray), it could result in an explosion so quick and powerful that it would render a plane's fire suppression system useless." REALLY? It COULD, or it is likely? I've seen aerosol cans explode. That sort of thing is not going to "disable" a fire suppression system made of anything but balsa wood, and they don't make fire suppression systems out of wood.

We've done this to ourselves by accepting such treatment.

How silly can you get ! L-ion batteries aren't benign. And they have caused fires. So, a fire in a cargo hold is especially difficult, if not impossible to contain. And that is why they are unacceptable.

Here's a thought. When TSA finds a L-ion in your checked baggage, you will be summoned to remove it. It will take a while, and you'll miss your flight.
And then, since you are a danger to other passengers, your favorite airline will bar you from flying.

Because YOU are one of those entitled people for whom the rules do not apply.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 18:24 UTC
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TimBamBam: With the newest rules by the airlines that will required you to removed your camera and other electronics they aree going to make travel photographers jobs a nightmare.

Nonsense. Just get pre Check/Global Entry and be done.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 21:45 UTC
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EskeRahn: And WHO is going to believe that they stay offline, if afraid of DJI transmitting data in the first place??

Never underestimate the criminality of any corporation. Never.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 23:35 UTC
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arhmatic: What if the drone kills someone on the ground while free falling? Who is responsible?

I'm sure of it. Own a Pit Bull? You may get an exclusion for liability if the dog bites. Or not get insurance at all.

Or you will have to buy a drone rider policy.

It will take a while, and prolly several years before case law is well settled, but it's coming to an insurance agent near you. Just like your Piper Cub.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 21:45 UTC
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Satyaa: It is a valid action based on real concerns, as long as they address the grey areas. It will take its time.

Now I also want courts to rule that civilians can confiscate drones flying into their property, for privacy concerns.

The United States Government controls the air space over the United states. Period. That's why the EMS helo can transit over your back yard.

Doubtful that a drone/operator can be trespassing unless you tell them to leave your property - that they were standing on. That's why it isn't a crime for religious prostelizers to knock on your door. If you tell them to leave they must do so, but no crime has been committed.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 21:38 UTC
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ncsakany: Both sides took ridiculous positions.

Well, the Supreme Court has ruled that corporations are persons....So maybe...
I'll believe corporations are persons when Texas executes the first one.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 21:29 UTC
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Impulses: What are the odds they pay out the damages? I'm surprised the trial only took a week after they spent so long trashing the photog (or maybe because they did?), you would've thought they'd have an attorney ready to drag it out.

Not necessarily. 2 1/2 years isn't excessive in civil court, depending on the jurisdiction of the court. It's all about the docket and the number of trial judges, and whether parties settle enough to move the docket forward.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 16:17 UTC
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stefpix: The terrorists now will all apply for the TSA precheck. The others will wait in line, while some cameras will be "lost" or accidentally fall off the tray.

What are the TSA provisions if expensive electronics are stolen or damaged while the owner is being body scanned at a security checkpoint?

You aren
't SOL if TSA damages your equipment. You simply file a claim. Just like you would if the taxi driver dropped your case. Geez.

Here's a thought: Just get PreCheck/Global Entry, get the chip off your shoulder and act like a normal person. Works every time.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 18:46 UTC
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davev8: 1ST ...probably a good idea especially round airports

Perhaps, but hacking is against the law. And just wait until some doofus puts a drone into a multi million dollar turbofan !

Then there's the doofus that but the bed on the RR tracks after CSX told them twice to stay off the property. One died, others injured - typical of those who don't believe that rules apply to them. Fortunately, he went to jail.

Rules are made for the benefit of society at large, not to take your toy away.

Drone pilots need to take care that they aren't seen as a bunch of over entitled tweeps. Then you'll really see the body politic engage.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 17:51 UTC
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davev8: 1ST ...probably a good idea especially round airports

Argumentum ad absurdum. Geez.
But actually I'd like to have bicycle riders licensed and actually required to obey the rules of the road.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 13:04 UTC
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davev8: 1ST ...probably a good idea especially round airports

To drive a car, I need a license. To fly an airplane, I need a license. To get either or both, I must demonstrate that I know the rules and how to properly operate the equipment in an atmosphere with similar devices.

Why should drones be given special treatment?

It's not REALLY about security, it's about jerks and other assorted doofuses.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 22:06 UTC
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jannefoo: All the phone operating systems at this point are just a gigantic data mining operations. It's a shame really, the end user doesn't have any say in their operating system or software anymore.

It won't hurt you,
It's just to kill the plants !

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 21:18 UTC

I wonder if they are 'irregulars' or specially made for outlet, Some stuffe is especially made for outlet and not the same quality. I dunno and time will tell.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 21:49 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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jaykumarr: I was not able to understand 50% it first. After looking at diagrams, I understood them all !! thanks for graphic dpreview. Hope USDA will certify it Organic too.

So, should I wait for FZ-1000 successor with this sensor? how long will it take for this invention to reach sales?

No, only kale !

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 21:24 UTC
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Don Diafragma: WOW! Another Sony Story....

DPR says they are independent press, but sometimes I unfortunately get the feeling they are an extension of the Sony PR machine.

As we say here in Texas, "Some folks would complain if they were gonna be hung with a new rope."

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 20:40 UTC

This photograph is a two dimensional representation of a three dimensional object. It isn't 'real', it is a representation of reality. What's the big deal ?

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2012 at 20:13 UTC as 39th comment
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