He was being paid by the hospital, to use the model aircraft to get arial pictures of the hospital, for the hospitals advertising campaign. I doubt trespassing was the issue here. the FAA's primary problem is that he's running afoul of their "no drones for profit" rule, and they are using the bystanders and helipad presence to make him seem more vile and reckless. TBH, no one probably thought the idea through worth a hell. (really? your going to fly a model plane near a helipad?) but at the same time, the FAA's "You can't use a foam glider with a camera for profit" rule is over reaching.
The difference is, Manned model ships serve a particular purpose. They are pretty much always used for training, as they are designed to handle and react like the full size versions. (they use them to train ship pilots to dock and maneuver at low speeds). There is no equivalent purpose for a model aircraft.
Sure, a lot of them are just steering wheel holders, but after a year or so, they learn that there life is easier if they do particular things. That, or they quit/get fired because they tipped a truck over.
I guess I forgot about the added tax for living at the end of the civilized world. The only local place that carries the stainless K-Cups has them at 35$.
I work in a small grocery store, and I assure you, even our delivery trucks don't go back empty. from our small store, at the very least, two bales of cardboard weighing about 500 lbs each go back on, along with dozens of bags of plastic for recycle, pallet size cooler boxes, along with a few stacks of pallets from the previous load. More than once I have seen the driver arrange the load so the all heavy stuff (the paper bales and pallets) where on the left side of the trailer, and the light stuff on the right. When I asked him about it, he told me that the forecast called for crosswinds to be from the left on the way home, and he was arranging the trailer to keep it from tipping. Decent truck drivers know all about wind, and how to compensate for it.
Of course an RFID chip makes sense. That way you can sell your overpriced locked in coffee pods for even MORE money!
If you scrounge around Google for say, 17 seconds, and maybe use the worlds 'Insulated', 'French' and 'Press', preferably in that order, you will find, I kid you not; a veritable cornucopia of products that will satisfy your demands.
The demand for 'convenience' today is what is going to finally make me snap and beat someone to death with frozen fish in the meat department. But I digress. Coffee.
Grind it the night before and seal it in a zip bag, its not going to lose much of its flavor overnight, and will still be far better than commercially ground anything.
Thanks for that, made my day.
If you want the 'convenience' of the K-Cup machines, they do make this hilariously expensive stainless steel refillable K-Cups you can pack with your own grounds. This is the only reason I can see owning one. (don't have to clean an entire coffee maker, just rinse out the little pod)
Only if you buy the (thirty dollar) stainless steel refillable coffee pod, and then grind and brew your own.
I've seen 'off brand' K-Cup brewers around, so I think this move is pretty much designed to sucker people into buying something that they recently patented, and can control for a few more years.
There is no cholesterol in coffee. Coffee does contain the molecule cafestol at about
.06% by weight in each coffee bean, and cafestol has been correlated with increased 'bad' cholesterol, (but other positive health effects) and there has been no evidence that paper filters removes cafestol.
Get out of here with your rational arguments! this is
/.! we demand abuse, strawmen, and deliberate obtuseness!