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    Amazon patents airship warehouse system

    "Airborne fulfilment centres" will recharge and refill flying drone delivery craft.
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    Re: Amazon patents airship warehouse system

    Reminds me of a diagram I saw in a WW1 textbook...

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    Re: Amazon patents airship warehouse system

    If this happens then it's only a matter of time before you HAVE to have a paid for licence to fly ANY drone. It's ALL about the $$$$$.

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    Re: Amazon patents airship warehouse system

    why complain about that? Surely you don't expect to be able to fly a drone for free do you?

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    Re: Amazon patents airship warehouse system

    All my respect to the first person to steal a dirigible warehouse

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    Re: Amazon patents airship warehouse system

    Quote Originally Posted by Otherhand View Post
    All my respect to the first person to steal a dirigible warehouse
    "Steal" sounds too naughty. Let's call it "reroute" instead.

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    Re: Amazon patents airship warehouse system

    Quote Originally Posted by azrael- View Post
    "Steal" sounds too naughty. Let's call it "reroute" instead.
    oh the humanity...

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    Re: Amazon patents airship warehouse system

    Reminds me of BioShock Infinite!

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    Re: Amazon patents airship warehouse system

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    oh the humanity...
    Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes; after that, who cares?! He's a mile away and you've got his shoes!


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    Re: Amazon patents airship warehouse system

    I cannot envisage deliveries made by drones , utter annoying chaos with drones buzzing around. Might lead to an upsurge in peeps buying air rifles to shoot the bloody things down , could become a new sport. That apart , hacking frequencies and sending these AWOL could be fun I suppose and disgruntled traders that Amazon has ripped off and put out of business might want to re-create " The Hindenburg Disaster " if they did go with an airship warehouse. Still can't see this taking off , excuse the pun.

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    Re: Amazon patents airship warehouse system

    Quote Originally Posted by mers View Post
    might want to re-create " The Hindenburg Disaster " if they did go with an airship warehouse. Still can't see this taking off , excuse the pun.
    That, while a tongue-in-cheek comment, does pose an interesting thought. Amazon will presumably intend to use Helium for the obvious avoidance of said Hindenburg-style disaster. Unless anyone's cracked nuclear fusion while I've been laid-out with this bug that means a further -substantial - drain on what is currently a very finite and very important resource. FFS we should be rationing this stuff, and not letting retail companies start use it for dirigibles. Maybe Trump will understand the value of a limited resource and stop this BS pricing that lets us pump it into goofy balloons so it can inevitably leak off into space.

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    Re: Amazon patents airship warehouse system

    There are meant to be several new helium capture projects coming online soon, the gas industry thinks the price should drop although I believe that when I see it. The gas analysers I work on use helium as a consumable, our lab vents about £100,000 of it to atmosphere a year, even then its not worth capturing the vented gas for rebottling as balloon gas. Low purity helium us actually pretty cheap £20 a bottle, high purity is around £600.

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    Re: Amazon patents airship warehouse system

    Quote Originally Posted by Flibb View Post
    There are meant to be several new helium capture projects coming online soon, the gas industry thinks the price should drop although I believe that when I see it. The gas analysers I work on use helium as a consumable, our lab vents about £100,000 of it to atmosphere a year, even then its not worth capturing the vented gas for rebottling as balloon gas. Low purity helium us actually pretty cheap £20 a bottle, high purity is around £600.
    It's cheap because the US set a price cap on it. Despite the fact it is a finite and irreplacable reserve of huge importance (and no alternatives) vital to high-end science, medical and similar applications. It really ought to cost a lot, lot more.

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    Re: Amazon patents airship warehouse system

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    It's cheap because the US set a price cap on it. Despite the fact it is a finite and irreplacable reserve of huge importance (and no alternatives) vital to high-end science, medical and similar applications. It really ought to cost a lot, lot more.
    You might want to have a read of this
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworst.../#51c14fc5b701
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    https://www.gasworld.com/russia-heli...009834.article

    Because of the increased demand its now become worthwhile extracting He from a wider range of natural gas reserves (where the USA gets its He from, its then stored underground in the national helium reserve), new surveying techniques have also born fruit with a large reserves being identified in Tanzania. Up until recently He was vented at natural gas production facilities, due to its current higher price (10X that of argon) capture and storage is being added where commercially viable. Large users of He are also adding recapture where possible, although you would have to use a hell of a lot to make it viable. One of our customers uses one of these a day


    The expectations form BOC/Linde/AirLiquide is that more extraction will come online in the next few years, some will be from existing natural gas reserves, some will be from new reserves that are being targeted because if their high He levels.

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    Re: Amazon patents airship warehouse system

    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur1814 View Post
    If this happens then it's only a matter of time before you HAVE to have a paid for licence to fly ANY drone. It's ALL about the $$$$$.
    You already do if flying it for any commercial or businsss purpose .... though it's not exactly called a licence but amounts to the same thing, and requires more than just paying a fee.
    Noli nothis permittere te terere.


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    Re: Amazon patents airship warehouse system

    And then they will start giving ads on it
    Future is Airy

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