They have a self destruct and carry 4 kilos of C4 explosives on board, in the event of a sudden drop in altitude they detonate and make sure no part falling is larger than a golf ball.
Can you easily grab a UPS truck and stuff it in your car trunk?
And yes UPS/Fedex package theft is a problem.
Bummer, I was hoping for the steady stream of free drone parts...
'We're not focusing on long-term fantasies, we're focusing on profits we can get today,'
Selling on ebay they get 11% of your sale price after "fees" and then their Paypal double dip fees. and I just received an email as a power seller that the rates will be going up to basically 14% in 2014
Ebay is doing nothing but riding the money wave. They do not do anything, they have not introduced anything to help sellers or buyers, in fact it's become a turdfest where it is only worth selling on if you have a hard to find item. Common items I sell on Amazon with better protections and lower rates.
Yes for the most part....
There can only be one.....
Stand a little closer to the edge so us creative people can just give you a little push into the chasm of doom and get you off the resources we can turn into something wonderful.
My favorite pastime as I get older is throwing people who don't like change under the bus.
They shouldn't get paid a single red cent of MY money to spy on me. They should be thrown in prison for treason for a year at the bottom and life at the top.
Hopefully your sentiments are the same for the elected officials who told NSA to do this. From what I've read, this wasn't some rogue NSA operation. It was fully endorsed by Congress and the White House (both Bush and Obama). Now that it's gone public and sentiment is decidedly against it, the politicians are in full CYA-mode, dumping all the fallout from this squarely on the NSA when it was in fact the elected officials who initiated it. As much as I detest Feinstein's support for this surveillance program, at least she's being honest and up front about her support for it. Not hiding and pretending not to have had any part in it in the hopes that the public won't notice their role come next election.
Except the NSA has something like 30,000 people. It's hardly as though every one of them are involved in monitoring US civilian communications. Maybe, just maybe, some of them are demoralized because they have not a damn thing to do with anything in the news, yet they're being treated like demons.
There's this thing called "guilty by association".
If you work for the Mafia, even if you're just driving the boss around and never do anything illegal yourself, you are still a member of the organized crime. And you are doing your part in supporting it and keeping it running, even if all you do is drive a car. You are a cog in a machine, no matter if you work at the NSA or at Google. But you can't claim "I'm just a cog" as an excuse if you know the machine is evil.
They let a contractor walk away with classified documents? How is he still alive?
Because he's smart and staying in the public spotlight. It is probably exactly because he worked at the NSA that he knows that if he had leaked anonymously, they would've found and silenced him long ago.
If they kill him now, heck if he has a perfectly normal car accident, everyone will know the NSA did it and public opinion would come crushing down on them like a ton of bricks.
Deer whistles don't work. If anything, it means the deer stops in the middle of the road to wonder what the hell that stupid whistling noise is.
What does work is not outdriving your vision.
The other thing that works is driving a lifted pickup with a big bumper. If I were to hit an elk, I would probably lose my radiator, but I wouldn't hurt my truck. My biggest problem would be wondering how to get the elk into the back of my truck.
HAWTs are lame. VAWTs don't have this problem. You build the generator into the outer ring of the VAWT and you get speed by virtue of size.
The Nexus 7 is a peach. And Android is pretty good about leading you by the hand the first time you use an app. I would suggest to anyone looking for a 7" tablet that they get one, the 2013 model specifically. The screen is astounding.
I got a 32GB one used for $200, but I've seen them even cheaper refurb'd on occasion.
"The cloud" just means you're putting all of that data on hard drives owned someone else you don't know.
Wrong. Hosted storage predates cloud computing. Cloud computing is that plus paying per-instance.
What we should see is decentralised systems run using independent computer systems.
How about some updates? These are old-ass systems developed incrementally. It's time to spend some money modernising and unifying them.
Nothing. Wal-Mart is one of the non-energy businesses with the most installed solar. But they'd install more if the power companies had to pay a fair price for the power when it's sold back to the grid. In states where this is the case, there's a lot more solar installs. The power companies have a state-granted monopoly for good reason, but part of the tradeoff is being forced to actually serve the interests of the people. Well, it's supposed to be, and more to the point, it is fairly so.