* Posts by rossde

10 posts • joined 21 Nov 2013

Those furious gun-toting Aussies were just a glitch. Let's try US drone deliveries, says Wing


of course here in Australia we do have drone laws concerning drones that would need circumnavigating Most of the rules restrict where and when drones can be flown. What it all boils down to is that you must be able to see what you’re doing and not fly your drone where it could fall and hurt someone, damage something, intrude on privacy, or interfere with aircraft and emergency services.

* You must not fly your drone more than 120m above the ground (about the height of a 35-storey building)

* You must not fly your drone anywhere it could fail and fall, injuring a person or damaging property

* You must not fly your drone within 30 metres of a person, at any height, at any time

* You must not fly your drone in populous areas such as beaches, parks, roads, footpaths, or festivals and other crowded events

* You can fly only one drone at a time

* You must be able to see the drone with your own eyes at all times – not through another device

* You can only fly your drone during the day, not in fog, and not behind trees or buildings that obscure it from view

* You cannot fly your drone in prohibited or restricted airspace, or within 5.5 kilometres of a controlled aerodrome or airfield

* You cannot fly your drone near emergency situations, including natural disasters or police operations

How are the rules enforced?

People who breach the rules are usually identified via CASA inspectors, reports from the public (which can be submitted to CASA online) or investigations by police.

Australian government mulls secret terror court proposals


so who is giving the Australian Government all these ideas? it certainly can't be from any of the ministers themselves, they are not intelligent enough to come up with anything other than a way of staying in office and that just relies on rat cunning

Avoiding data retention will be as easy as eating a burger


some years ago some people involved in some shady business just opened a hotmail account and shared the password, then they saved all as drafts, so a message was saved as a draft, another person would log into the account, read the draft and add to it in reply, so all that was happening was that someone was logging into hotmail to check their mail from different locations

550 reasons to buy this book for your beloved: COCKROACHES of Oz


sounds like ex foreign minister Bob Carr's book has some superior competition on the book stands

Facebook's Zuckerberg buttonholes Obama, rages against NSA dragnet spying


what I find obscene is the fact he CAN ring Obama on the phone and complain. 99.9% of the world would not even get the phone number let alone being able to talk to anyone but the cleaner

Apple 'hid AUD$9 BILLION' from Australia alone: Report


Re: Conroy was a moron too ...

and obviously, neither did you


would it not be possible for the government to block Apples websites, as Stephen Conroy was so willing to do to save us from ourselves, until they pay the rightful amount of tax? just think how long they would go without the iTunes store running. call it blackmail if you like, but I just think it might work

AWA calls in administrators


not bad, 12 month good behavior bond for 1.5 mil. if he had robbed a bank while armed for the same amount he would have gotten 50 years

Rand Paul launches class-action lawsuit to end NSA phone spying


so while all this 'shock horror' is happening ANYONE can grab this software legally


and do the same thing

Xbox One site belly-up in global Microsoft cloud catastrophe


I can't connect to my hotmail account here in Oz, is that related?


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