Storage is not a myth. Talking about putting power into and pulling out of a "Grid" means nothing. When your production drops below your demand, you need storage. And your threshold for deciding what is "enough" should not be based on an average, or even on a 1% event. Having rolling worldwide blackouts 3x a year is not what I consider stable.
Wow, did you even wipe off that statistic after you pulled it out? I might buy that 10% of users *tried* WMC at some point during their ownership since it's release. Heck, I even tried it until I found out that it was essentially useless, with poor content, poor support, and outrageously expensive extension devices.
I'd guess the current usage would be 1% or less, but I've not seen any statistics.
Sorry, Mr. Nanny, it can't be made perfectly safe in all conditions for all possibly failure modes. Same with automobiles, conventional aircraft, downhill skiing, and, well, everything.
By your logic, and fears, motorcycles should *definitely* be outlawed.
$150k is about what you pay for a month of parking in the city, so it seems pretty trivial.
If $150k is the target, and they miss by a factor of two, they could still scale to 4x the thrust and put an enclosed 2/4 seater with a 1000# payload for under a million.
Stability, flight dynamics, and structures have come a long way since Moller bilked investors for millions. Possibly to the point where it's actually feasible to build the aircar he couldn't.
RF can be aimed; it's done all the time. You should take some engineering classes.
And it'a lot safer than firing chunks of steel and lead while there are aircraft around and firefighters on the ground, even if it's aimed "the wrong way" accidentally.
Can we stop calling them drones. They're remote controlled (hobby) airplanes. Drones makes it sound like it's a weaponized, autonomous craft weighing hundreds of pounds.
Amazingly, guns are not the solution to every problem, despite what the NRA has told you.
RF jamming and/or GPS spoofing would be a better/easier way to down these craft, and a drop from 500 feet into a forest fire would have the same deleterious effect on the airframe that bullets would.
"If you want to bring down drones, you're going to need a net. Or a really big HERF."
Or maybe a load of fire retardant dropped on it. I mean, if you're going to ditch it anyway...
...13 or 14 if you factor in the number of times your flight will be delayed or cancelled.
Good News - you've got a million frequent flyer miles!
Bad News - you have to fly United.
"1) as most people familiar with condoms would recognize, when a condom's in full use it's quite frequently dark and/or not exactly exposed to where you can see it."
BOOM - my invention is to make the colors glow in the dark. Hold on while I call my patent lawyer...
I mean, if you're going to go old school, you need to go old school.
FWIW, I thought the colored stuff on the old thinkpads was pretty awful anyway. Kind of how we knew parachute pants and double shoulder pads were a bad idea. Fun to look back and laugh at, but not something we really need to bring back.
They're developing their own version with a switch that indicates full power, children present, and pregnant woman mode along with a power level LED. It will be wired completely independently of all wifi circuitry, thereby allowing you to reduce the power level LED without affecting the range or speed of the router.
"Also you are stating the SCOTUS, the ultimate power in determining the law, is unreliable?"
Well, yes - but that's beside the point.