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Gabatron Morning Briefing – 10-16-15: Unlimited Supply of Cheap Labor

It’s the end of an era today, US Airways will make it’s final flight before it gets absorbed by American Airlines.

Mike Huckabee told a radio host in Iowa that indentured servitude as an alternative to jail time is a good idea.

More than a million people signed up for a chance to buy Cubs tickets online for the National League Championship Series.

Leaked information on the US drone program suggests that nearly 90% of people killed by drone strikes are not the intended target.

In technology news, Tesla has launched a software update for its vehicles – enabling the cars to have an “autopilot” mode. While not fully self-driving, the software means the Model S and new Model X can “automatically steer down the highway, change lanes, and adjust speed in response to traffic”.

Plus, there’s a black bear wandering around northwest Indiana.

Each morning Keith Conrad will give you a few stories useful for starting conversations around the water cooler at work. Assuming that your office actually has a water cooler.

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Fisherman Catches Fish With Drone

Fishing is one of the oldest ways we humans found something to delicious to eat. But we’re in the 21st century now. Regular old fishing just won’t cut it. Farmer Derek Klingenberg is ready to take the ancient art form into the future. Using his new drone, he caught what may be the first fish ever captured using a remote control quadrocopter.

Drone Captures Texas Flooding

While California tries to cope with one of the worst recorded droughts in the state’s history, much of Texas and Oklahoma is struggling with severe flooding after a brutal thunderstorm. The aftermath is truly shocking. DLR Productions captured the aftermath of the storms in Austin, Texas with a drone

Homeowner Shoots Drone Spying On His Property

Larry Breaux from Southern California is trying to make an organic lemon business and put a sign on his property to spread the word. But apparently some of his neighbors are too keen on the idea. Larry thinks a neighbor sent a quadrocopter drone to his property to harass and spy on him. So Larry grabbed his shotgun and took it out in one shot!