So yeah...delivery drones will potentially reduce the delivery time of those amazon packages to 30 minutes...for a cost of $5,000 per package
Are you assuming that each drone will self destruct after dropping of a new SSD drive in the rooftop mailroom chute at an office building? I expect they're planning to use the same drone more than once. Sort of like we use UPS trucks at least three or four times before destroying them.
Probably not, so it isn't going to improve delivery times in the winter
You're right. The whole idea should be completely scrapped.
Also, do you know an instance where such an accident happened and didin't make to local news.
OF course it would make local news if Little Johnny got killed because he wandered behind a backing-up UPS truck in the street. Tragic accident, negligent parents, etc. But if a 20-pound drone gets clobbered by a Canada Goose and falls onto Johnny's head, making him exactly as dead as the UPS truck would have, it would be front and center in countless national/international news outlets. You know this is true.
A drone falls from the sky and kills someone, imprison DroneCorp's CEO for manslaughter. I'd like that.
Really? Do you have any idea how idiotic that idea actually is? Should the CEO of GM go to jail when you run your Chevy over a pothole, blow out a tire, lose some steering control, and cause an accident? Do you really think that?
No, but you HAVE had the expectation that someone can't point a device at your property and cause it to fry itself. Just like you had the expectation that someone wouldn't shoot your horse, pre-auto.
You're confusing the words "can't" and "wouldn't."
There was nothing stopping someone from shooting your horse, or from locking up your car's engine block by shooting it, today, right now. I'd rather replace some onboard electronics than an engine block, wouldn't you? But the distinction is academic. Because it's all about what people do, not which tool people use. EMP weapons and guns don't shoot horses and cars, people do. The expectations and limitations are cultural, not technological.
Mailing label. Duh!
You know, ever since i started asking people, i realized how smart other people were.
It's my fucking car.
It sure as hell is! So, just drive it on your own fucking road, right?
I was looking for a job and an interview required references. I decided to put down an erstwhile supervisor and coworker, but only after aksing their permission. They both agreed, and i never heard back from that (first) place. (Not because of bad reviews, the head hunter explained they were excellent.)
analog channels were mostly on VHF (better propagation around obstacles). Digital is mostly on UHF where it's pretty much line-of-sight
There's still lots of digital TV on VHF. In Las Vegas, for instance, five of the local broadcasters are on VHF. One of them (KSNV) is even on low-band VHF.
And here i thought it was stage left, exit.