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Episode 289 – Technical Difficulties – 2/19/2015

This week, Norm, Will, and Jeremy discuss the FAA’s new rules for commercial multirotor flying, a strange Raspberry Pi 2 bug, Disneyland, SNL’s 40th Anniversary Special, Jony Ive, and the NSA’s tricky toolkit. Sorry about the technical difficulties early on, the video starts around the 40 minute mark.

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17 thoughts on “Episode 289 – Technical Difficulties – 2/19/2015

  1. The audio isn’t synced up with the video…. if that’s what you were going for. Still a good podcast, just thought you’d want to know.

  2. Correction: the proposed FAA guidelines regulate commercial sUAS under 55 pounds, not above. Total brain fart. Sorry!

  3. With the FAA rules are there any regulations about unmanned flyers being armed? Surely it should be illegal to fly a loaded weapon around the city?

  4. Correction: the proposed FAA guidelines regulate commercial sUAS under 55 pounds, not above. Total brain fart. Sorry!

    Don’t worry about it, Norm. It happens to the best of us.. 😇

  5. Apple don’t want to improve the world, they merely want to give the impression of doing so. Good aesthetics and simple operation make people covet their products, but they could disappear tomorrow and their niche would be filled within the month.

    Also it’s weird watching US shows and seeing how blatant the product placement is, the camera is just staring at a Surface in Elementary or various Windows Phones in the 2nd/3rd series (Blackberry in the 1st) of Scandal.

  6. I’m not so sure that apple don’t want to make the world a better place, they just installed anti-suicide netting in the sweat-shops that actually make the shiny-shiny

  7. I think there are several arguments against Apple buying Tesla.

    The first one is that, by normal standards, Tesla is currently overvalued at $30billion, and burning through hundreds of millions each quarter without yet turning profit. There is definite potential, but buying it at 2.5x that value would be insane. If they could convince shareholders to sell at all.

    The more fundamental problem with the acquisition is the difference in attitude about patents. I do not believe Apple’s mindset about patents matches well with Elon’s and would prevent any sort of deal from happening. Tesla has opened all of its patents to the world to spur competition and the creation of more vehicles, whereas Apple fights constantly about patents and keeping everything close.

    Besides, why would you hire hundreds of people to do things in house if you are even considering acquiring a company with everyone necessary included?

  8. You guys are awesome!

    Norm, continue the good fight to not wear headphones! Will always points that its a flaw and how it’s this big problem that’s going to make you screw up the show, but hes got headphones and still messes up intros and what not 😉 hahahahaha

  9. I’m not sure where Norm got the idea that you can operate a drone up to 800 Ft in the US. You CAN’T. The only current policy is a 1 page document, created in 1981, which states you can’t operate above 400 Ft AGL.

    400 ft is your ceiling, not 800 ft.

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