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Urban Drone Delivery Systems?

I am certain that widespread urban and suburban “Drone Package Delivery” is a system that will never be implemented. It is an urban legend/myth that is perpetuated only for its publicity factor.

Technically, it is possible. So is the flying car. They are both in the same category. Technically possible, feasibly impossible.

Imagine a kid running out the front door, smacking into a drone hovering a few feet off the ground with sharp knife blades at eye level spinning at 20,000 RPM. (The propeller lift system)

It is also (at present) a one package per trip system. Drone size is dictated and limited by fixed and absolute aerodynamic and power requirement […] Continue reading » Urban Drone Delivery Systems?

Honor

 

What has happened to honor? It seems a lot of boys and girls don’t know what that means these days. I can’t call them men and women even when they are old enough. There are adults who have never matured into people with honor. Those who have no clue, think honor is only a military phrase.

Honor is taught (or used to be) in the military at all levels. Especially embedded into officer training. But “Honor ” is now a seldom heard catch phrase in the civilian world. Some current politicians and especially a few juvenile Olympic athletes are unaware of the meaning nor have a clue it applies […] Continue reading » Honor

Happy Birthday Kids

My children (boy-girl twins) celebrated their birthday in my home yesterday. They will be 44 on Tuesday (tomorrow). Hard to believe it has been that long. We are blessed they are still best friends and both live near us here in Dallas, TX area. Both are married and my son has a daughter, now age 7. That’s our nuclear-fissioned family. (We are split but still live in the same reactor!) 🙂

So that makes my wife and I 25 when they were born. We were so young but so happy. Twins were not expected. Can’t forget the day as it was 10 below zero in northeast Ohio. Not […] Continue reading » Happy Birthday Kids

The Curse of Minecraft

My 7 year old granddaughter was playing Minecraft on her IPad. I guess you aren’t C00L if you’re a kid and don’t have an IPad. Hers was acquired second hand from her mom.

Anyway she was smashing and building all types of blocky things and telling me about all kinds of monsters that inhabit the software program. She was spending summer days with us as her parents worked, the game program helped keep her busy. I thought it was a kids game.

I had just loaded a new version of Ubuntu on my “Sandbox” computer and I noticed a free version of Minecraft was enabled on the new […] Continue reading » The Curse of Minecraft

Tessa in Rain

Not even a rainy Mother’s Day can dim the spirit of youth. Her mother said, “OK!” all the rest was spontaneous Tessa.