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Old 09-06-2018, 12:22 PM   #46
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They should also have been able to handle any nook warranty problems for you if you brought it to the store. All they would do is give you a number to call.
Yeah, I think B&N should have handled the integration of their online/Nook business and their stores much better. They had the resources, but didn't know what to do with them.
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Though I don't think drone delivery will become the norm, one point in their favor is that they could theoretically leave packages in your back yard, whereas most delivery trucks leave a package on your front porch. So hey, drone delivery could be a little more secure, I guess.
I've heard of one possibility which is having a 'receiving platform' at an upper window. Which would make it a little harder to steal from, I guess. Of course it couldn't apply to single-level homes. On the other hand, apartment balconies would be a good landing place (the higher up the better).
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Old 09-06-2018, 07:04 PM   #48
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I've heard of one possibility which is having a 'receiving platform' at an upper window. Which would make it a little harder to steal from, I guess. Of course it couldn't apply to single-level homes. On the other hand, apartment balconies would be a good landing place (the higher up the better).
What about setting up a series of pneumatic tubes to every household in the country? Tube delivery is the next big thing. You heard it here first, folks.
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People have been using helicopters as taxis since the 50's. If you are going to redefine terms like that, then we have had flying cars since before WW II. The idea of a flying car, i.e. something that flies that anyone can drive only requires casual maintenance and doesn't require a large foot print to take off and land, still requires a propulsion technology that doesn't currently exist.
It also requires air traffic control mechanisms that don't currently exist. Traffic in cities is bad enough as is, imagine the problems when mid-air collisions are a possibility!
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It also requires air traffic control mechanisms that don't currently exist. Traffic in cities is bad enough as is, imagine the problems when mid-air collisions are a possibility!
Actually, that tech exists and is 20 years old.
It hasn't been deployed but NASA designed a highway in the sky system in the mid-90s for general aviation that scales for flying cars and drones.

https://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley...l96/96_71.html

https://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley...s/Olympic.html

In flying cars and personal planes it presents a heads up display that is literally a highway in the sky.

http://fiskalan888.blogspot.com/2012_08_01_archive.html

Refinement for drones is under way.

https://yournewswire.com/nasa-google...ontrol-system/
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