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Drone Deliveries - Yay or Nay?
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And.reg
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Jun 9, 2019, 06:10 PM
 
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amazo...142102710.html

Amazon shows off new delivery drone that flies like a helicopter and a plane

Amazon's new electric delivery drone is designed to ferry light packages to customers' homes in less than 30 minutes
     
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Jun 10, 2019, 05:25 PM
 
No. Just no! It's not Amazons (or my) sky, it's a communal resource.

You simply do not need your shit in 30 minutes. really, you don't. And if you do, go fetch it yourself.
This space for Hire! Reasonable rates. Reach an audience of literally dozens!
     
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Jun 10, 2019, 05:59 PM
 
I need a taco in 30 minutes.
     
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Jun 10, 2019, 06:23 PM
 
No. Courier is good enough.

Although, if they can make the case of reducing traffic...
     
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Jun 11, 2019, 08:56 AM
 
I'm more concerned about people shooting down my packages or stealing them once dropped off. Everyone nearby is going to hear that swarm-of-bees sound from these drones.
     
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Jun 11, 2019, 10:16 AM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
No. Courier is good enough.
Do you want spit in your taco?
     
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Jun 11, 2019, 11:21 AM
 
At 1201 pm July 5th 2019, the Amazon drone fleet became self aware.....

     
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Jun 11, 2019, 01:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Do you want spit in your taco?
It's called a tip, you chicago cheapskate.
     
And.reg  (op)
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Jun 11, 2019, 02:39 PM
 
Well he can also order from other places, there's a website (and app) called BringMeThat, you can order food online through that site for local delivery. Maybe they can get some drones to compete.

P.S. I'll have two tacos and a crunchwrap.
     
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Jun 11, 2019, 04:47 PM
 
Also don't have a lobster roll delivered via drone, a seagull will eat it en route
     
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Jun 12, 2019, 09:33 AM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
It's called a tip, you chicago cheapskate.
How do I tip them before they arrive?
     
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Jun 12, 2019, 09:54 AM
 
Online tips depending on business.
     
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Jun 12, 2019, 10:21 AM
 
It would be cooler if they sent a drone to pick up the tip.
     
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Jun 12, 2019, 11:09 AM
 
https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Cu...510926451.html

^ This Taco Bell actually ran out of taco shells, both hard and soft... so the customer called the police
     
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Jun 12, 2019, 11:53 AM
 
Assuming rules and standards can be developed for commercial, low-altitude, autonomous vehicles, I'm not too much against it.

However that's a BIG assumption. And I almost never need something - that I can't just run out and get myself - so urgently that it needs to be flown directly to my door.

I can see issues with "drone porch pirates," too. You're not home when the drone drops off your 5 pounds of sour pickle gummy bears, but the pirates see it delivered... Yeah, not my idea of a great idea.

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Jun 12, 2019, 12:25 PM
 
Good uses: being home sick and wanting prescriptions, soup, and ice cream. But that's only an improvement on courier, peapod, etc if it can unluck my door, fly it to my couch, and then let itself out and relock the door.
     
   
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