Delivery by truck was impractical at one point too. There's a solution to every problem. And because the truck won't be too far from the drone, you could probably find a way to detect jamming, which the FCC doesn't look to kindly upon.
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Your FedxEx and UPS guys are already using drones with truck-based mobile launchpads?
Shit, my FedEx guy is still trying to figure out the "This Side Up" arrow on package.
It's not just the number of miles, but also the stop-go-stop-go-stop-go nature of deliveries that kill fuel consumption and increase wear and tear too.
Or AC was using the article to figure out today's date.
AC just assumed that Slashdot is continuing it's excellence in timely reporting of two year's ago news.
I believe you're thinking of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, not the DMCA
The trick is slowing light down to the speed of an unladen swallow
Because after 20 years of killing Nazis, I still haven't bought the full version of Wolf3d.
If the bugs weren't written by their peers, they'd be features.
Wolfram Alpha and Google equate 39 Manhattans to the following:
- 1,310 square miles
- 3,393 square kilometers
- 634,079.63 American football fields
- 475,193.28 Association football fields
- 0.85 Rhode Islands
- 1.7 Area Flattened By The Tunguska Event(s)
- 1.0 Acres Designated and Managed As Wilderness In The Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
- 1.0 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
- 1.0 Non-tidal watershed below Waterville on the Kennebec River, ME
That's just the SJ Sathanis in the background
Pshaw, sure they do. Work 80 hours a week and never take vacations so you have a nice fat paycheck? You stole that $500,000 house and that $70,000 car (even though you were entitled to spend your money on them). Sadly, a lot of people feel this way about people who have more than them.
Amazon collects tax in 20 states, covering roughly 190 million residents (as of July 2013 pop. estimates), or a little over 60% of US residents. That's a pretty significant amount.
I'm pretty sure he cemented himself as a "good guy" in history books twenty or thirty billion donated dollars ago.
"There's plenty left to dislike MS for without twisting the truth."
How many more generations until we forget about Microsoft Bob? How many!?