NOAA's best weather model seems to be getting worse with hurricanes, not better. We have written a fair amount at Ars [Technica] recently about the superiority of the European forecast model, suggesting to readers that they focus on the ensemble runs of this system to get a good handle on track forecasts for Hurricane Irma.
If you were thinking that the FAA doesn't really have a say in what you do with drones, you can kiss that thought goodbye. At the U.S. district court in Connecticut, a federal judge ruled against drone pilot Austin Haughwot and his father Bret in this matter.
A federal appeals court has upheld a federal judge's $81,000 sanction against three lawyers who made millions of dollars by pursuing porn downloaders for minor cases of copyright infringement. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the sanction imposed against three lawyers who operated Prenda Law: John Steele, Paul Hansmeier and the late Paul Duffy.