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This Friday, federal appeals court in Washington D.C. decided that Federal Aviation Administration has no right to require hobbyists to register their camera drones and model aircraft. As SF Gate reports, this decision came after a drone hobbyist John Taylor filed a claim against the FAA in 2016. He claimed that they don’t have the right to force him to register his aircraft.As U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh states, “Taylor does not think that the FAA had the statutory authority to issue the registration rule and require him to register.” And according to the judge, he is right.Even with this decision, the restricted areas for flying unmanned aircraft remain the same. However, from now on, you can fly your camera drone or model aircraft in the permitted areas, but you are not required to register it with FAA as long as you use it for personal purposes.Drones used for crop or cell-tower inspection, real estate photography, as well as delivery drones, don’t fall into this category. They are considered commercial drones, and they still require registration.The registration system went into effect Dec. 21, 2015. From then on, as SF Gate reports, around 745,000 people have signed up with FAA. The new regulation (or better to say, the lack of one), could bring lots of issues.First of all, FAA uses the regulation system to educate users about safety. Also, when the owners register, FAA can track which of the users pose a risk. Without the registration, there is no way of tracing the drone back to the owner who poses the risk to others with irresponsible flying. For example, if someone hurts a person with a drone or flies in the restricted area, the authorities have no easy way of finding the pilot. Considering that the number of hobbyist drone users is rising, I wonder about the results this decision will give.What do you think? Does FAA have the right to require users to register, or not? Was this a good decision?[via SF Gate]

Source: FAA doesn’t require registration of personal drones anymore – DIY Photography

SpaceX is targeting launch of NROL-76 from historic Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Following scrub of the initial attempt due to a sensor issue, the two hour launch window now opens on Monday, May 1, at 7:00 a.m. EDT, or 11:00 UTC.

Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage will attempt to land at SpaceX’s Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

DONE

A driver crashed through the wall of a soon-to-open Lawrenceville restaurant, but the eatery is taking it in stride.“The anticipation is REAL, Lawrenceville!” Parkside District wrote in a caption for a photo of the car still wedged through a brick wall. “Our first guest couldn’t wait any longer for us to open and created a drive thru.”The driver was trying to make a right turn into the seafood restaurant’s parking lot. The car was going too fast for the roads wet from a recent heavy rain, according to a Gwinnett County police report, and the driver lost control of the vehicle.Get free Wi-Fi at home with new Gwinnett library programThe SUV hit an embankment before crashing through the brick wall. The driver was not injured, and nobody inside the restaurant was hurt.

Source: Car crashes through restaurant wall in Gwinnett County

Published on Apr 6, 2017 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 7, 2017) The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea. Porter, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams/Released)

Today is a sad day in photography world: after 80 years, Popular Photography magazine will no longer exist. Its sister magazine American Photo also closes after almost two years of being online-only. The upcoming March 2017/April 2017 will be their last issues, and they won’t even keep the websites alive. Starting from Friday, March 10th, […]

Source: Popular Photography and American Photo magazines no longer exist – DIY Photography

Push-button on/off switch using complementary MOSFETs.It’s taken from the excellent book The Art of Electronics [2], and like the CMOS version it draws no current when the switch is off, because both MOSFETs are in a non-conducting state.As before, to drive more than 100mA replace the p-channel MOSFET at the output with a power one, such as the NDP6020.

Source: Technoblogy – Push-Button On/Off Switches

I’ve been putting together a little robot pictured on the right for the last few months. Nothing fancy but I’ve played around and wanted to have a circuit to with a pushbutton to turn it off and on. Here is a few circuits that may fill the bill.

Work Bonus!!

Based on the company result of €6.6011 B in operating profit (Non-IFRS at constant currencies), the global bonus pool of the Global Bonus Plan for Revenue Enabling Roles is 106.871% of the sum of eligible employees’ target bonuses.

We have spent some time at our new space exploring and imagining where future brewery machines & equipment will go the last few weeks. We want you to come along on this journey with us as well! Here are some photos from our latest exploration. This space will undergo some huge transformations, which is very exciting. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as we make changes and start building out the space!

Source: Our Future New Brewery! — CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING CO.

ARCHITECT PERSONALITY AND EMOTIONS

Architects are defined by their confidence, logic, and exceptional decision-making, but all of this hides a turbulent underbelly – their emotions. The very notion of emotional expression is synonymous with irrationality and weakness to many Architects, a display of poor self-governance and fleeting opinion that can hardly stand up to the enduring light of factual truth.

This mistrust of emotions is understandable, as Feeling (F) is the most weakly developed trait for Architects – like any complex tool, skilled hands can use it to remarkable effect, while untrained hands make clumsy and dangerous work.
People with the Architect personality type take pride in remaining rational and logical at all times, considering honesty and straightforward information to be paramount to euphemisms and platitudes in almost all circumstances. In many ways though, these qualities of coolness and detachment aren’t the weapons of truth that they appear to be, but are instead shields designed to protect the inner emotions that Architects feel. In fact, because their emotions are such an underdeveloped tool, Architects often feel them more strongly than many overtly emotional types because they simply haven’t learned how to control them effectively.

Architect (INTJ) personality and emotions
There Is Not a Truth Existing Which I Fear

This is a challenging paradigm for Architects to manage, especially younger and more Turbulent types who are already less confident than they would like to appear. These feelings are contrary to Architects’ idea of themselves as paragons of logic and knowledge, and they may go so far as to claim they have no emotions at all. This does not mean that people with the Architect personality type should be seen as, nor should they aspire to be, cold-blooded and insensitive geniuses living by the mantra that emotions are for the weak. Architects must understand that this isn’t the case, and isn’t ever going to be.

More mature and Assertive Architects find more useful ways to manage their feelings. While they will never be comfortable with a truly public display of emotions, Architects can learn to use them, to channel them alongside their logic to help them achieve their goals. While seemingly contradictory, this can be done in several ways.

Firstly, Architects are goal-oriented, with long-term ideas founded on sound logic. When something does cause an emotional reaction, good or bad, that energy can be used to further those goals, aiding rational and pre-determined plans. Secondly, emotions are figurative canaries in the coal mine, indicating that something is off even though logic can’t see it yet. These feelings can help Architects to use their logic to ask questions they may not have thought to ask. “This is upsetting. Why? What can be done to resolve it?”

Question With Boldness

In this way, emotions are not Architects’ way of addressing a decision, but rather an indication that a decision needs to be addressed. Architect personalities’ Thinking (T) trait acts as a protective big brother to their Feeling (F) trait – seeing that something has upset the less able sibling, it steps in to take action, letting logic do the talking and resolving the condition rather than complaining about its consequences.

There comes a time though, when logic is simply the wrong tool for the job, when there just isn’t a rational solution to a problem, and it is in these situations that Architects must use their Feeling (F) trait most clearly. Architects would do well to practice this from time to time, or at least be aware of it, because however they may try, it is impossible to truly separate emotion from the decision-making process. The fact is that Architects do feel, and deeply, and this makes them better, not worse.

  • 4-6 slices thick cut bacon, chopped
  • 2 cups dry macaroni or small pasta of choice (I used scoobi doo/cavatappi)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups grated cheese of choice (I used a mix of mozza and cheddar)
  • extra cheese for baking, if desired
  • 4 large eggs

inspired by Indulgent Eats

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Fry the bacon until crispy, set aside.

Boil your pasta until al dente, according the package. When it’s done, drain and set aside until your sauce is finished.

In the same pot or a large sauté pan or skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and stir constantly for about three minutes, until completely smooth and incorporated. Pour in 1 cup of the milk in a thin stream while whisking. It might start out lumpy, but keep whisking and it will smooth out into a thick paste. Add the rest of the milk and whisk until smooth. Keep on medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, until the sauce thickens.

Remove from the heat and add the salt and pepper, and cheese. Stir until cheese is melted. Add the drained pasta and bacon and and gently mix. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed. Place the mac and cheese in an oven-proof skillet.

Make four small wells in the mac. Separate the egg whites from the yolks and pour the whites into the wells. This’ll ensure that the white are cooked while the yolks stay runny. Sprinkle cheese around the wells, if using. Bake until the whites are almost set, about 10 minutes. Top the whites with the yolks and bake until the yolks are just starting to set, 2-3 minutes. Remove from the oven and enjoy!

Source: EBM, like EDM but for Breakfast: Eggs, Bacon, Mac & Cheese · i am a food blog i am a food blog