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 December 2, 2013  Posted by at 11:24 am Finance


Ralph Amdursky Model Men March 1943

OK, this is enough, I’m getting seriously pissed off now. Time to introduce an idea I’ve been thinking about for a while.

That is, let’s combine modern technologies.

First: Buy lots of 3-D printers. They’ll be real cheap soon. And why not order them from Amazon, just for the perverted irony of it.

Second: Use these printers to produce an endless supply of drones.

Third: Send those drones out there to spy on (or just annoy) our governments, military, police departments, and now Amazon, next week Wal-Mart and so on (there’s no limit once Bezos gets permission).

Or perhaps it’s best to use our drones simply to scramble the radio signals the other ones need to function.

There’s a world of possibilities. The overriding theme: You want madness? We’ll give you madness.

Jeff Bezos wants to fill my sunrise, sunset, day and night sky with drones? I don’t think so. Two can play that game.

We’ll put so many drones out there they’ll all be useless. If only because it’s more civilized than shooting them all down.

And for starters, let’s make a 1000 or so drones zoom around Bezos’s own head for a while, 24/7, follow him home and to his office, everywhere he goes, and do let’s make them noisy ones, just to add to the experience. If he shoots them down, the next step is obvious.

I could see a role for Occupy here. And Anonymous.

There’s a very strong smell to this of something Einstein is supposed to have said: ‘Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.’

Amazon testing delivery by drones

Amazon.com Inc. is testing delivery packages using drones, CEO Jeff Bezos said Sunday on the CBS television program “60 Minutes.”

Bezos said the drones, unmanned vehicles that fly through the air, could deliver packages that weigh up to five pounds. That represents roughly 86 percent of packages that Amazon delivers, he said.



The drones, which would pick up items from Amazon’s distribution centers and fly them to customer’s homes, probably won’t be put into use for four or five years, Bezos said.

“It will work, and it will happen, and it’s gonna be a lot of fun,” he said in the “60 Minutes” interview.


No kidding, Jeff …

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    Ralph Amdursky Model Men March 1943 OK, this is enough, I’m getting seriously pissed off now. Time to introduce an idea I’ve been thinking about for a
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    jal
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    Will this affect the jobs of “stork delivering a baby”

    #9524

    let’s see

    Hmm, definitely will go on the to do list. 1 pic didn’t work, 2 pics did. Then I got to choose between detach and delete, picked detach, and the 2nd pic is gone. Thanks for pointing this out, jal.

    BTW, pipefit, you back among the chosen few? 😉

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    Gravity
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    [sigh] Gravity is an encrypted algorithm.

    #9531

    steve from virginia
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    Jam, Baby jam! A $50 police radar jammer was enough for the Iranians to gain control over a multi-million dollar drone belonging to the military.

    #9533

    Glennda
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    Won’t disturb stork baby deliveries, cuz most babes are over 5 lbs.

    So still jobs for storks.

    #9534

    Won’t disturb stork baby deliveries, cuz most babes are over 5 lbs.

    Bit of a shame, that, it would have been nice to have the Humane Society on our side too.

    #9537

    rapier
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    This idea is pipe dream. He’s saying 5 years. Sure. Well maybe in a few tony suburbs as a demonstration. Where all dwellings are single family on large lots with no riffraff to steal the items or the drone itself or to vandalize it. All while losing more money than they usually lose on a sale. Recall Amazon makes no money and forget all that ‘because of capital investment’ stuff. Amazon is not making particularly large capital investments now compared to most corporations. More than pure tech companies sure but for a retailer not so much.

    Those drone components, should they be built, will be in high demand going forward. I am sure those here can imagine how and why in 5 or 10 years the demand for advanced drone hardware will not be fueled by just fun loving backyard hobbyists.

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    Professorlocknload
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    I like it. Need to come up with a little release mechanism to drop eggs on assorted .gov registered vehicles. And maybe some teabags filled with high sudsing detergent into the fountains at Amazon’s headquarters. Possibilities are endless.

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    Professorlocknload
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    #9603

    jal
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    Parallel Universe ….
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    #9608

    John doe
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    Stop him? By god what for, it sounds like he is building a perfect paradise for skeet shooters.

    #9609

    lord_bacon
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    Guys…..
    WordPress is horrible.
    I can’t even load articles.
    Go back to where you were previously, or else return to blogger.
    Really, I don’t understand why you left blogger, it was the best overall user experience.

    This is not an improvement.

    #9626

    Lord B, we left Blogger because we had to, spammer and idiot attacks were insane and Google wouldn’t do anything about that. Our comment moderation box became inaccessible to ourselves, and comments got stuck in it. Joomla was never ideal, and WP will take a bit of work apparently. We simply have no money to pay people to do this stuff for us.

    #9627

    zander.c
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    Hi Folks,
    Long long time no post.
    However….. Everyone MUST check out the chart posted at john ward’s “the slog” this morning, absolutely incredible, and enough to drag me out of hibernation.
    Still following TAE faithfully as always.
    Back to slumber.
    Z

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