Haha no remotely modern drone could run without electronics. But, to set off an EMP of meaningful size, you'd need to detonate a nuke in the upper atmosphere, there's no other way if you want the device to have a better effective range than a keychain flashlight.
To be fair, it seems that most of the high cost came from the government paying rent to private property owners. I don't think that would be an issue today.
If we had a system where we standardized mailbox sizes to some specification
Done, been that way all my life (I'm almost 40).
and then licensed out some NFC/smart card system to let postal workers/delivery companies open them, then we might be getting somewhere
You mean some sort of key
but if you could simply buy the relevant thing at Home Depot
Home Depot sales mailboxes, all of which meet all sorts of standard requirements for US Postal Service deliveries.
You do realize that everything you've said has been around for, what, a century?
There are even standards for positioning of the mailbox, not just size.
I'm guessing you're not real observant and haven't noticed that all mailboxes are already the same size, basic shape and location.
If a UAV of even 5 pounds drops from as little as 10 feet above your head, it can easily kill you.
(lowering the parcel on a rope, the drone never comes even near ground)
Until I grab the rope and pull the UAV to the ground.
The number of UAVs it would take to replace a single FedEx or UPS truck would certainly be several orders of magnitude noisier.
I thought you'd link to the sun engulfing the earth. By the time the climate's on the path to being Venus-like, we'd be knocked back to the stone age or worse, slowing climate change to a pace evolution might be able to keep up with. I'm sure some extremophiles would hang on at the very least.
Excellent for radioactive boars, bloodsuckers and chimeras.
So when it comes to getting special treatment from the justice system, cops trump rich dudes...not what I expected.
(I don't mean the people who question how to address the problem - that's still legitimately an open question - or the severity of the problem, I mean the people still in denial that there's a problem at all.)
Careful what you wish for - the next, and final stage in the evolution of climate denialism is for it to take a rather different, more difficult form:
Hey global warming could never end life on this planet. Our civilization as we know it, on the other hand...
So basically you found someone who will deal with you in bitcoin because their native currency is even more worthless and volatile than the BTC market
Get stuffed asshole
AIDS is found in Islamic states, and just ask the 1400 girls radioed over 16 years in Rotherham, England by 8000 Pakistani and Kashmiri men how Sharia keeps children safe.
Sorry dude, but before SC5 was even released to the public, the idea that it had a more complex simulation was utterly destroyed. The SC5 simulation is very very weak.