Archive for December 2nd, 2013

December 2, 2013

People still not riding to work on unicorns, says report

by philapilus
English: Tank!

How many KFC staff do you see rocking up in one of these?

The RAC Foundation has produced a report showing that most people are continuing to use traditional modes of transport, such as cars or buses, rather than riding on griffins, unicorns, or pegasi.

A spokesperson said “To our complete surprise, commuting in England and Wales is still generally done by car, train, bus… you know, things like that.

“Fewer than 1% of all commuters ride mythical creatures, less than 250 people within the M25 area arrive at the office on a combine harvester, and almost no one within urban conurbations sails to work in 19th century paddle steamers.

“This goes to show that when it comes to commuting, this

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December 2, 2013

Amazon steps up efforts to eradicate competition and customers

by philapilus
A MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle prepares...

Is that boxset of Friends DVDs really worth losing your house and family for?

The revelation today that online retailer Amazon has developed unmanned drones for delivering packages*, has caused widespread concern.

The internet giant said it can deploy its drones within 45 minutes of customers placing orders, hitting target-addresses with pinpoint accuracy.

Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said “So far our tactics have mainly been passive-aggressive; sending slightly damaged products in packaging that falls apart in transit, and ensuring deliveries arrive when you are not in, and are then left at collection points in the Shetlands, which

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