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Firstly... woohoo, it's spring!
Well it might be spring -- since there has always been some disagreement as to whether spring begins on September 1st or on the date of the equinox -- but I opt for Sept 1 because I can't wait for the weather to get warmer.
But now to the subject de jour... the drone wars between at least two major players in the online world.
Last week the wires were filled with reports, pictures and videos showing Google's drone testing for product deliveries. This testing is taking place in Australia, mainly because the FAA has gone troppo in respect to trying to restrict the use of such craft and now faces several law-suits as a result.
It seems that Australia's regulations in respect to drones are far more amenable to those companies wishing to develop and test such craft. How embarrassing for a nation like the USA that holds itself up as being on the cutting edge of technology development.
Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.
So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkrox when asked for it.
Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.
The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.
Oh yes, if anyone wants a bit of a plug then the sponsorship space is now up for grabs. Until someone is prepared to offer a donation for the use of this space, I'm happy to offer a free plug to anyone who wants to send me a suitable 150x150 graphic and link.
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