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(Kinston Free Press)   N.C. restaurant delivers hot grits with unmanned drone   ( divider line
    More: Amusing, Kinston, North Carolina, UAV  
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4988 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Feb 2014 at 9:37 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-02-06 09:49:35 AM  
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MindStalker: I was believing the article was real until I got to the part where the auto shop said they used the drone to remotely fix a cars transmission, not just to deliver the parts.

Blah, stupid satire?? I don't even know what to call this.

D.B. Cooper didn't set off your BS detector?
2014-02-06 11:40:44 AM  
1 vote:

mbillips: cptjeff: oldfarthenry: Is the near-future really going to consist delivery drones buzzing around the skies like flies on sh*t?
It sounds noisy & annoying.

/prepares to yell at clouds

Yeah, that's probably the future. And really, is it really going to be any louder than the traffic noise you get from delivery trucks?

No, it isn't. There won't be flying delivery drones; that's just bullshiat trolling by Amazon to distract their competition from what they're really planning. Helicopters are WAY too inefficient at load-carrying, and nobody wants their packages left in the middle of the yard (just try landing a quadcopter under a porch roof sometime). There may very well be unmanned or autopiloted delivery trucks in the not-too-distant future, but quadcopter drones are no more likely than commuting by helicopter, which people started predicting about 1945.

They're faster than trucks, avoid traffic, routes and delivery patterns are WAY more customizable in every way imaginable, and it doesn't have to be middle of the yard- it could very easily be the same place on the porch where they're dumped now for a lot of people, and it's not hard to give people (prime subscribers, say), a gps beacon they can place where they want packages. Dropping something in a backyard does avoid the theft risks of putting it on the front porch, so yeah, people very much might want that. Also, vastly reduced human labor costs, a lot of which is money spent paying somebody to sit still in the aforementioned traffic. There are a whole lot of inefficiencies in the current system that drone delivery would be able to completely eliminate in a way no truck based system could ever do. Oh, and electricity is a lot cheaper than gas or diesel.

Sorry, but this is going to be the future.
2014-02-06 11:34:49 AM  
1 vote:
Da fuq?
2014-02-06 10:23:55 AM  
1 vote:
Local newspaper columnist, you are really terrible at writing satirical fake news stories. I mean, just godawful. Spelling the aerospace company's name "Locheed Marton" doesn't make it funny.
2014-02-06 10:22:26 AM  
1 vote:
Came for Natalie Portman. As always, leaving satisfied.
2014-02-06 09:51:58 AM  
1 vote:
unmanned drone

redundant headline is redundant
2014-02-06 08:51:56 AM  
1 vote:
I read that as "hot girls" at first.
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