ha! cute story!
What is the range for a drone that can:
1. carry a decent-sized package
2. travel far enough away from a routing center to make building a drone network across a city viable
3. not be a nuisance in terms of noise, pollution, etc.
4. not be a danger to some curious 5 year old sitting on her porch
5. not be so expensive that building a drone network becomes impractical
I can't imagine that the costs can compete with bike messengers in congested cities or vans in sparse suburbs
"We didn't hit it that hard. It must've had some sort of package jettison mechanism."
Especially if he writes it on his crotch
I was just about to post this. Beautiful example of the dialogue that made Kevin Smith.
Slashdot's burgeoning pro-exploit crowd loves cheering these guys on, so how about cheering on his honorable sacrifice of $183K for the cause?
Joe Flacco got a $120 million dollar contract because he won the Super Bowl.
Yeah, you're right about that
This is how you solve these social problems. Seems obvious, but people have to know it's wrong, but more importantly everyone else has to know it's wrong as well. Even if they wouldn't do the right thing on their own, having dozens of disapproving eyes following you along with the occasional vocal critic does wonders. The shaming effect is a pretty powerful social force (unless you're a pop diva).
There's always a fresh pile in my yard off to the side where she must think it would be less visible to let her dog go. I saw her once, but I was just getting up and didn't have a chance to run down and yell at her. But, the poop is always there. I'd wait for her, but she only walks her dog on my yard once or twice a week. If I had a sprinkler system, I'd rig it to go off the moment she set foot there. Or, maybe beam her dog with something for shock like a rotten egg.
I don't want everything I say, do, or participate in blasted all over the interwebz. I don't post daily or hourly updates on my schedule to twitter or facebook. And, just because YOU elect to blog minute-by-minute innocuous details of your life for the 1000 people who "follow" you, doesn't mean I want to be a part of it.
I can accept that cameras are going to be out wherever I go, but I'd be pretty pissed off to find some quite, intimate conversation with my girlfriend over dinner blasted out on some idiot's blog who happened to be one table away because he thought my private conversation was entertaining.
I disagree w/ your comments about the "new" economy. We still need those manufacturing, agriculture, and manual labor jobs. We just decided to pay indentured servants sucking toxic fumes in Asia 1/10 and Latin American illegal immigrants 1/2 the cost to do the work.
This is a Wall Street recovery, not a Working Man recovery. Keynesian is an epithet nowadays, so instead of going the 1930s route and investing in infrastructure and public works to put working stiffs back in the field, we elected to dump money on Wall Street until the investors felt happy enough to start diversifying out of their tortoise shells. No one should be surprised that the effect is great stock prices and mediocre, trickle-down improvements in the economy everywhere else.
These index milestones are irrelevant except for the fact that the trickle down effect might raise the flow up to Babbling Brook.
I love these clever UIs that maximize visual cues. I would like to see a 3rd pie slice separating delays and cancellations, though.
It's called a depth chart; scaled to inches.