See Die Hard for how they get around fast.
See Die Hard for how they get around fast.
Helicopters are a general-purpose aircraft. If you only needed 50 mile range you could probably make a purpose-built hybrid-powered shuttle with better economics than a chopper. And the generation growing up today will be used to the idea of drone quads. This could be a thing in my lifetime
There's already infrastructure in place for VTOL aircraft in cities: Helipads on rooftops. Hospitals have them.
Cost isn't (as much of) an issue for Uber. They don't do sales, they do for-hire.
If someone could plug into the existing Uber app and provide another selection to the right for "VTOL", you think they wouldn't do brisk business in New York? Hell, shuttle service from downtown to the airports alone would more than pay for it.
And his sunglasses. Damn, how could you forget that?
I only dropped in on the comments to see how bad the flaming was, but instead it was overwhelming agreement that the article was shit. As bad as the comments can get when there's even the barest excuse of a reason to talk politics, this thread almost gives me hope that things might not be as bad as the loudest people make it seem.
Lay a nice helping of blame on the traditional media who have spent more time fighting the internet than adapting to it. Why aren't they, with decades of in-house experience, creating better systems than Silicon Valley?
Nearly one-third of Facebook users surveyed said social media is not an appropriate forum for political discussions.
Then where is the appropriate forum? Seriously, what does this third of users think it's for?
And by the way
... a firm that sells social media followers
That makes me sad.
The people writing tickets - and prosecuting them - do it thousands of time a year. Most people defending against them do it once a year or less. Apps like this just put defendants on a more even footing with prosecutors in terms of knowing the law.
Prosecutors may complain, but if your argument is that you prefer when people don't know the law, you deserve to lose.
Developing markets protect their infant industries. They have to in order to advance. See here for plenty of detail.
Chang blasts holes in the "World Is Flat" orthodoxy of Thomas Friedman and others who argue that only unfettered capitalism and wide-open international trade can lift struggling nations out of poverty. On the contrary, Chang shows, today's economic superpowers-from the U.S. to Britain to his native Korea-all attained prosperity by shameless protectionism and government intervention in industry, a fact conveniently forgotten now that they want to compete in foreign markets.
I mean, it's not like selling the same model for several years keeps support costs down or anything.
My father is AB- and has a couple of 10-gallon pins. The company he worked for throughout the 60s and 70s was across the street from a hospital, and had an arrangement where they would give a day off to anyone who responded to an emergency request to donate. The hospital had a standing order to send out the "emergency request" to my dad every sixth Friday.
" I cannot see any sane reason why our elected officials are not using official government email accounts supported by official government IT workers. "
Campaign finance laws prohibit using gov't resources for campaigning. Every Member of the US House is up for re-election every two years so it's become a never-ending campaign.
I wish that weren't the case, but it pretty much starts and ends with that.
For those who don't RTFA they won't know that
In this case, the NYPD acknowledged the mistake, is retraining its officers and is putting in monitoring to limit this type of erroneous ticketing from happening in the future. In doing so, they have shown that they are ready and willing to work with the people of the city. And what better gift can we get from Open Data than that.
That's right. The officer at his discretion can ticket you for not signaling a turn 500 feet before the turn, particularly if the driver is black and the county is making a lot of money from traffic tickets.
Ticketing based on color is wrong and should be thrown out. Ticketing based on arbitrary blood chemistry that doesn't cause impairment is also wrong and should be thrown out.
Fining people or jailing them shouldn't be easy. It's up to the police to prove you did something wrong. At least that's how it's supposed to work.
Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists. -- John Kenneth Galbraith