It’s a trope of horror movies that demonic foes always return. No sooner has the bad guy been dissolved in a withering hail of holy water in the denoeument of the first movie, than some foolish child in a white dress at the start of the next is queuing up to re-animate it with a careless drop of blood or something. If parents in later installments of popular movie franchises would only keep an eye on their darn kids, it would save everybody a whole lot of time!
The relevant passage can be found in section 1092(d) of the National Defense Authorization Act, on page 329 of the mammoth PDF containing the full text, and reads as follows:
(d) RESTORATION OF RULES FOR REGISTRATION AND MARKING OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT
.—The rules adopted by the Administrator
of the Federal Aviation Administration in the matter of registration
and marking requirements for small unmanned aircraft (FAA-2015-
7396; published on December 16, 2015) that were vacated by the
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
in Taylor v. Huerta (No

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An illegal drone delivery service that flew contraband into British prisons was recently busted by police. A court case this week led to eight of the gang’s members heading to the very place that they frequented with their drone.
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There’s a great deal of research happening around the topic of autonomous vehicles of all creeds and colours. [Ryan] decided this was an interesting field, and took on an autonomous drone as his final project at Cornell University.
The main idea was to create a drone that could autonomously follow a target which provided GPS data for the drone to follow. [Ryan] planned to implement this by having a smartphone provide GPS coordinates to the drone over WiFi, allowing the drone to track the user.
As this was  a university project, he had to take a very carefully considered approach to the build

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The craft has been developed by BAE Systems, in conjunction with the University of Manchester, who has announced the successful completion of the first phase of flight trials.

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The open world sandbox action adventure game has been the face of big budget video games for a decade. Grand Theft Auto, Assassin’s Creed, and Skyrim dominate the market and countless other games emulate their design. A minimap in the corner distracts the player from enjoying the carefully crafted open world while a huge map full of blinking activities keep them distracted in the menu. A chore-list populated by unfun make-work quests keeps them entertained. It’s started to wear thin

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