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2013-12-02 14:21:33.86353+00 by Dan Lyke 12 comments

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-12-02 14:49:32.614121+00 by: meuon

I envision a net/snare equipped drone gang being very profitable...

#Comment Re: made: 2013-12-02 16:22:24.862308+00 by: Larry Burton [edit history]

The Guardian is saying Bezos is just trying to divert attention from other reports about Amazon.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-12-02 16:26:37.07391+00 by: Dan Lyke

The various drone-aware people in my social media circles are scoffing harder than the materials and mechanical engineering folks did at Musk's Hyperloop proposal. So, yeh, it's sci fi.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-12-02 16:33:19.288404+00 by: Dan Lyke


#Comment Re: made: 2013-12-02 18:53:55.849884+00 by: Dan Lyke

And, of course, thinking about Gordon Freemen and a crowbar: has anyone contemplated that Amazon may in fact be patterning itself after "The Combine" of the Half-Life franchise?

#Comment Re: made: 2013-12-06 00:32:35.416498+00 by: TheSHAD0W [edit history]



#Comment Re: made: 2013-12-06 18:38:55.721994+00 by: Dan Lyke

I'm liking the rockets, but I'm thinking there might be a future in Amazon Trebuchets.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-12-07 16:59:08.528654+00 by: Rash

As somone working on Air Traffic Control software for NASA and the FAA, who's peripherally involved with adding Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (we call 'em UAV's, only you rabble call 'em drones) I'm with the scoffers on this one.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-12-07 18:06:34.098841+00 by: Jack William Bell

As I pointed out on Twitter, you can scoff all you want about Amazon's dumbass drone idea because it was already a HUGE success -- in getting everyone to talk about Amazon on Cyber Monday.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-12-07 19:44:35.332973+00 by: meuon

Astute Jack: Yep, it was all about buzz.. and it cost them very little for the amount of press and linkage it got.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-12-15 16:49:15.831362+00 by: TheSHAD0W


#Comment Re: made: 2013-12-18 04:01:20.809946+00 by: ebradway

Amazon would seriously lose money if Deer Trail, CO passed their drone bounties:


Order a tube of toothpaste for $5 on Amazon Prime. Shoot down the drone for $25 from the city!