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Drone Deliveries - Yay or Nay?
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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.
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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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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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Do you want spit in your taco?
It's called a tip, you chicago cheapskate.
     
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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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It would be cooler if they sent a drone to pick up the tip.
     
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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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