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What an excellent article. Great Saturday morning in read with a coffee, thanks for the tip!

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On the other hand, I took a low dose daily for a year and felt nothing untoward. No idea if it helped my hangovers, but it was a heavy drinking year that didn't result in that many hang overs. But I was much younger and relatively healthy.

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I also thought that the new button was the submit link when I was first here, as in 'submit a new story', which could put other new users off. Maybe change it to 'latest'.

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The app tracking american drone killings was rejected by apple: http://www.wired.com/2012/08/drone-app/

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Clickable link: http://www.gifgasm.me

Surprisingly good fun!

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starfoxmusic 4 days ago | link

Thanks! Wasn't sure how to add that, I am a hacker news n00b.

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ljf 4 days ago | link

If you are submitting a Post with body copy to HN you can only put a clickable link in the comments, which is odd. Great site btw, looks lovely on the iPad.

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starfoxmusic 4 days ago | link

Ah yes that's what I thought so I decided to just do text since there were some options to mention. Glad you like it, sometimes iPad tends to be a bit laggy.

One of our favorites: http://www.gifgasm.me/blog:30000fps

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ljf 4 days ago | link

That Would be good to have on a bank of monitors at a party!

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ljf 6 days ago | link | parent | on: Homemade Speakers

That guy is a hero of mine, when I first found his site I lost about 4 days to exporting it and taking it all the interesting personal projects he has worked on.

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ljf 3 days ago | link

Exploring, not exporting!

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Stunning, also good this was filmed over water. I'd hate to think what would happen if a firework took out the drone and it hit a person. From that height it would likely do some serious damage.

I'm all for commercial drones, I just hope those using them do a proper risk assessment, take steps to prevent injury to people or property and have applicable insurance.

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drdaeman 7 days ago | link

Just thought about the same. I'm completely unaware about modern multirotor except for the fact they exists and are widely available. What are nowadays typical safety measures in those?

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ljf 7 days ago | link

From many of the videos I've seen on YouTube it seems people don't take any safety measures other than hoping that nothing goes wrong. Loads of videos show them flying over crowds, streets and traffic.

Many weigh a couple of kilos or more and even from 10 metres that would hurt... I saw someone get their arm/shoulder broken on a Thai beach when a coconut fell on them... I'd say it is currently more luck than design that has prevented a well publicised injury or accident. The shame is that one persons actions could see the whole activity become highly regulated or even banned...

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drdaeman 7 days ago | link

I've hoped for something like, say (just wide thoughts) emergency parachutes, or going into autorotation in case of power/comm/control failure...

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tjohns 7 days ago | link

Some -- including the one used in the video -- can be programmed to automatically return home (based on GPS) in case of a comm failure.

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ljf 4 days ago | link

Comm failure is a good risk to guard against but that won't help with a damaged craft.

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I can't reply to gaius for some reason but:

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_affluent_society Quote: studies show that hunter-gatherers need only work about fifteen to twenty hours a week in order to survive and may devote the rest of their time to leisure

http://condensedscience.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/life-expect...

Quote:life expectancy at age 15 is 48 years for Aborigines, 52 and 51 for settled Ache and !Kung, yet 31 and 36 for peas- ant and transitional Agta. Survival to age 45 varies between 19 and 54 percent, and those aged 45 live an average of 12–24 additional years The modal age of mortality in hunter-gatherers can range from 68 in the Hiwi to 78 in the Tsimane.

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If you want to pay for music / support artists you love, then seeing them perform (and paying for it) is the best way of getting cash into their pockets and not the record company's.

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Some people just enjoy being the other side of the fence. Think how many hackers do similar work 'for free' without being able to turn their hacks into cash. I guess many of this people also get a kick out of taking on something so huge and powerful and 'winning'.

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