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(The Verge)   Judge rules that Amazon can start its own drone program   (theverge.com) divider line 23
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2014-03-07 08:31:00 AM
Good, my drone progam is in its 6th year and counting :) www.robots-everywhere.com I'm actually relieved because it means I can keep working.
 
2014-03-07 08:31:55 AM
Scary, subby? Seriously, who the hell cares about this? It's miniature helicopters. OH NOZ!
 
2014-03-07 08:32:41 AM
This thread: hur hurr me shooty drones pew pew
 
2014-03-07 08:34:04 AM
Skeet shooting with prizes.
 
2014-03-07 08:46:42 AM

sleezy rider: Skeet shooting with prizes.


And it's because of people like you that Amazon will develop it's hunter-killer fleet of drones. When the Amazon net becomes self aware, then you'll be sorry....

Ok, really, how long before Amazon is able to automate it's whole inventory handling and devilry system? Cause we all know that they'll cut humans out as soon as possible.

/like a hot potato
 
2014-03-07 08:50:11 AM
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Beer being delivered to ice fishermen by drone.  The FAA shut this guy down earlier this year.  Now I guess he can continue.
 
2014-03-07 08:50:30 AM
Please let air drone piracy become a thing.
 
2014-03-07 08:51:29 AM

BigBooper: sleezy rider: Skeet shooting with prizes.

And it's because of people like you that Amazon will develop it's hunter-killer fleet of drones. When the Amazon net becomes self aware, then you'll be sorry....

Ok, really, how long before Amazon is able to automate it's whole inventory handling and devilry system? Cause we all know that they'll cut humans out as soon as possible.

/like a hot potato


You know, I've been wondering just where to go to locate a quality devilry system.  The last batch just didn't live up to expectations, just like a Fark party.

OTOH, does this mean if I don't shop at Amazon they will launch drones against me?
 
2014-03-07 08:57:49 AM
Someday this might be viable, But, I hope people realize the 60 Minutes "report" was just an embedded ad to get people talking about Amazon just before "Cyber Monday"
 
2014-03-07 09:15:51 AM
Am I the only person who thought the Amazon thing was a joke?

/Still thinks it's a joke
 
2014-03-07 09:17:06 AM

gfid: [i2.cdn.turner.com image 640x360]

Beer being delivered to ice fishermen by drone.  The FAA shut this guy down earlier this year.  Now I guess he can continue.


Yes, because that "drone" can easily carry a case of beer.
 
2014-03-07 09:23:24 AM

LesserEvil: gfid: [i2.cdn.turner.com image 640x360]

Beer being delivered to ice fishermen by drone.  The FAA shut this guy down earlier this year.  Now I guess he can continue.

Yes, because that "drone" can easily carry a case of beer.


It can if it's light beer.
 
2014-03-07 09:30:55 AM
Who cares? Delivery "drones" will never be practical anyway. They're all just a stupid publicity gimmick.
 
2014-03-07 09:35:15 AM

abhorrent1: Who cares? Delivery "drones" will never be practical anyway. They're all just a stupid publicity gimmick.


Like those stupid horseless carriages. A publicity gimmick made by those ironworkers under that nazi sympathizer Henry Ford. No sir, I'll trust the reliability of a good quarterhorse over one of those metal deathtraps. That fad is going to die any day now.
 
2014-03-07 09:37:32 AM

spiritplumber: Good, my drone progam is in its 6th year and counting :) www.robots-everywhere.com I'm actually relieved because it means I can keep working.


Your job is awesome.  That is all.
 
2014-03-07 09:46:16 AM

Weatherkiss: abhorrent1: Who cares? Delivery "drones" will never be practical anyway. They're all just a stupid publicity gimmick.

Like those stupid horseless carriages. A publicity gimmick made by those ironworkers under that nazi sympathizer Henry Ford. No sir, I'll trust the reliability of a good quarterhorse over one of those metal deathtraps. That fad is going to die any day now.


Yeah, they said pneumatic tube delivery to every house was nothing but a pipe dream.... but here we are, 2014, and I get all my groceries and mail delivered by tube. Give it another few years, and they'll have tubes to transport people!
 
2014-03-07 09:50:51 AM

LesserEvil: they said pneumatic tube delivery to every house was nothing but a pipe dream


www.woodworkingtalk.com
 
2014-03-07 10:03:28 AM

spiritplumber: Good, my drone progam is in its 6th year and counting :) www.robots-everywhere.com I'm actually relieved because it means I can keep working.


Very cool...saved your website. My company recently delivered airframe components to a SoCal UAS manufacturer, and I'm interested to expand into the UAS business.

On topic, throwing the baby out with the bathwater has lots of emotional appeal to plenty of folks, but I wonder if the chaos will be beneficial, or if the FAA will respond with a draconian set of "emergency" SHUT EVERYTHING DOWN rules.
 
2014-03-07 10:22:45 AM

abhorrent1: Who cares? Delivery "drones" will never be practical anyway. They're all just a stupid publicity gimmick.


This.

It's simply not cost effective to do this on a large scale basis. I'm sure there are some situations where it would be feasible, but for companies like Amazon it has no practical application.
 
2014-03-07 12:08:55 PM
Does this really require a special judgment?  Last I checked, RC stuff was legal.  Drones are just big RC planes with cameras.
 
2014-03-07 02:19:38 PM
Now I'll be able to pee in all those 2nd story bedroom windows. By accident of course.
 
2014-03-07 05:00:53 PM

stuffy: Now I'll be able to pee in all those 2nd story bedroom windows. By accident of course.


Why would you want to urinate in 2nd story windows? Sick farker... ;)
 
2014-03-07 10:24:24 PM

Wodan11: Does this really require a special judgment?  Last I checked, RC stuff was legal.  Drones are just big RC planes with cameras.


Not necessarily. Programmed with waypoints, there's no need for human intervention.
 
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