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Replying to @Khanoisseur
Not footage from a scifi flick: This is Kitty Hawk's flying car. It has one seat and 10 propellers. Thanks to carbon fiber construction, the aircraft weighs in at only 250 pounds.
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Replying to @wrychrd
Probably will also be bought by cities (for use as first responders, ambulances), news stations (lower cost alternative to helicopters for traffic reporting) and fleet and airline companies (air taxis).
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Replying to @Khanoisseur
The Blackfly “flying car” has eight electric rotors and the developer says it will cost as much as an SUV; claims it’s so easy to fly, you don’t need a pilot’s license. FAA classifies it as an ultralight aircraft so it‘s not permitted over urban areas.
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Replying to @Khanoisseur
In the Alaskan and Australian bush pilots train to do short take off and landings (STOL) - competitions are also held in this area - skills that could come handy as “flying cars” (which will be geared for STOL) become a thing.
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Abstinence programs don’t work because abstinence is unnatural and also heavily outspent by anti-abstinence programming. But more people becoming more engrossed in technology could replace need for IRL human connection and change sexual behaviors.
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Huge news for Apple too - it could see lots of Huawei users switching to iPhones.
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No one: Me: Sake Blue Ball 🐶:
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Replying to @ciarraighli
Which many states, including Alabama, offer.
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$40 million donation from Robert F. Smith to wipe out student debt of 2019 Morehouse College graduating class follows his $1.5 million donation in January to be used for scholarships and a park. Morehouse is one of the few remaining traditional men’s liberal arts colleges in US.
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Replying to @tool_pen
They’re tinkering with short take off and landing (STOL)
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Replying to @cstampeen
Right, I did not suggest that. Most abortions take place when both parents mutually decide that’s the best option for whatever reason and we should preserve that.
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Replying to @cstampeen
Right, perhaps these men relied on contraceptives that didn’t work, and so not allowing them to weigh in on whether abortion is the right path isn’t fair on them either, something that’s often lost in the debate.
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Replying to @I_Kond
Not giving people the choice to have an abortion and forcing them to have a child when it’s not the best time for them takes people’s time and $ away from other pursuits such as pursuing more education, starting a business or investing in a startup, buying a home etc.
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Replying to @Khanoisseur
2. While abortion laws are partially about reducing out-of-wedlock births and preventing children from winding up on welfare, such laws also reduce fertility rates (single men less likely to father kids) and hurt the ability of both men and women to start small businesses.
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The best way to get more men on board with fighting such abortion laws is by showing how such laws violate their rights as well: low-income men will be particularly hard hit when they’re forced to pay child support - many who don’t end up in our already overflowing prisons.
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Replying to @Khanoisseur
Potential applications of such flying tech: Autonomous ambulances (especially in rural areas cut off from quality medical care) and police vehicles that can rapidly cut through traffic; evacuation “pods” for those in disaster-struck areas.
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Replying to @Khanoisseur
Aerocar International's Aerocar was an American roadable aircraft, designed and built by Moulton Taylor in Longview, Washington, in 1949, could drive and fly. A handful of examples were built but it wasn’t enough to generate demand and the Aerocar never entered production.
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Replying to @Khanoisseur
The Curtiss Autoplane, invented by Glenn Curtiss in 1917, is widely considered the first attempt to build a roadable aircraft, or more accurately, a road hopping aircraft. Although the vehicle was capable of lifting off the ground, it never achieved full flight.
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Replying to @aeromobil
Slovakian startup ’s flying car solution 👇, with deliveries expected in 2020. “When we flew our first concept vehicle in 2013, you could count similar projects on one hand. Today there are more than 100 projects,” says founder Juraj Vaculík.
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Replying to @Khanoisseur
This is Kittyhawk’s Cora. An electric autonomous flying car start-up (backed by Google founder Larry Page who is said to have invested >$100 million in flying car startups), Cora aims to form the basis of an airborne taxi service in the next few years.
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