Boys and their toys.
The CAA said it had recorded six other incidents between May 2014 and March 2015 at airports around the UK in which drones and piloted craft almost collided.
“Drone users must understand that when taking to the skies they are entering one of the busiest areas of airspace in the world,” said Tim Johnson, director of policy at the CAA, in a statement.
Drone owners must be aware of the rules and regulations surrounding the flying of their craft, he said.
Recklessly endangering an aircraft is a criminal offence, said Mr Johnson, and those convicted could face a five-year jail sentence.
It’s won’t be long until some bozo brings down an airliner while playing with his masturbatory mechanical aero-vibrator.
Bob and Chez interview Alex Jones acolyte Dan Bidondi.
See just how much you can take.
Get out of my way!
I want to play,
with my drrrooooonnnnneee.
The rising use of recreational drones has created a dangerous situation for firefighters who say the small unmanned aerial devices are hampering their ability to stop forest fires.
In the past month alone, four drone incursions have halted firefighting activity in California, according to Shawna Legarza director of fire and aviation for the U.S. Forest Service.
Many depressing details at the link.
Frankly, this self-absorbed thoughtless me-me-me idiocy makes selfie-sticks look intelligent.
A judge has ruled that a kid’s suit for having been suspended for having not-pot can continue.
I’m old and out of touch.
I can’t say that I liked my schools’ admininistrators, though the high school principle was sort of okay in an old-fogey kind of way (after all, he was in my parents’ bridge club) and the elementary school principle was really cool and could hit a softball for a country mile. Mr. Lawson, the superintendent, wasn’t very likable from a student’s perspective. He was distant, remote, gray (as I am now), and had the people skills of a brick; nevertheless, he wasn’t stupid. Indeed, he guided the school system quite skillfully through the difficult days of desegregation.
When did stupid become a job qualification for being a school administrator?
This is not a felicitous fashion choice; fetishistic, maybe, but hardly felicitous. The cops might think, with some justification, that you are asking for it.
At Gawker, a place I seldom visit without a referral from my PCP, Sam Biddle rounds up a herd of Texan derp.
Via Juanita Jean.
Funny how people believe any old stuff they read on the internet, I guess because electrons can’t lie or liars can’t electron. Or something.
I stopped listening to that show a long time ago. It’s too inside Washington baseball for me. Diane Rehm is usually a good interviewer and will ask tough questions–she’s not a craven tool like Chuck Todd–but this was really too stupid for words.
Oh, my. Geeky toy wielded by narcissistic nobody derails search during a flood.
Shoal Creek spilled out to the road on Memorial Day, leaving Lamar Boulevard and nearby streets suddenly flooded. As rescue crews assisted many who were stranded in rushing water, STAR Flight planned to fly over the area.
STAR Flight called off a search operation after a safety officer with the Austin Fire Department on the ground reported a drone near the aircraft, officials said.
. . . but words fail me.
Secretary of State William Galvin said in a complaint filed Tuesday that Uxbridge resident Charles Erickson defrauded at least 25 investors out of about $3.5 million.
Authorities say about a third of those recruited for the program attended the same church as Erickson, who claimed the Holy Spirit had given him a proprietary day-trading system for a volatile type of futures contract. Authorities say he guaranteed returns of 96 percent over two years.
God and Wall Street are in no way related.
Speaking of obnoxious, intrusive instruments of self-gratification wielded by narcissistic nobodies , , , ,
A pickup truck driver in North Dakota was taking a selfie with his cellphone when he fatally stuck a triathlete from behind as she trained on her bicycle in eastern North Dakota and he then deleted photos from his phone, according to charges.
This was at least the third suspected instance in an 11-week-span of people dying in collisions in that part of North Dakota while drivers were using their phones.
Forensic data analysis can be a wonderful thing.
We are a society of stupid (and there is yet more stupid at the link).
In addition to raining robotic death from the sky, drones–the little ones, at least–are becoming the new selfies: obnoxious, intrusive instruments of self-gratification wielded by narcissistic nobodies.
Police questioned the operator of a drone spotted flying briefly above the third-base gate at Sunday’s Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park. No charges were filed.
Drone sightings have become increasingly common and worrisome over stadiums, especially during college and NFL games.