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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:02 PM
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Flying cars - I am now AGAINST flying cars
Olbermann just had a segment on this

before that I have considered this and have concluded that since the human operators clearly have so much trouble with the left/right/forward/backward elements putting an up/down factor and potentially letting them create their own routes (have you HEARD of donuts in the high school parking lot?) is just not a good idea..... unless I am the only one with the flying car.
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:04 PM
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1. um, good, i guess?
seriously are flying cars really all that big of a problem in your hood?

why don't we give em a chance before we tell em to stand down & STFU even on olbermann's say-so???

i think a flying car would be a nice thing to have frankly
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Devil_Fish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:06 PM
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3. yea, as long as it dosn't run on oil darivitives.
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Roscoe Filburn Donating Member (8 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:04 PM
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2. I'm still firmly against bicycles...
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:06 PM
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4. Me too
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:06 PM
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5. Welcome to DU
:hi:

that reminds me-I need to get the oil changed on my oxen
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:10 PM
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9. 2 posts! Hi newbie.
:)
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Fla_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:15 PM
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13. Around my house
I'm more concerned about flying ashtrays, books, dishes, what ever is close by when my wife gets mad. :evilgrin:


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Staph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:35 PM
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23. Welcome to DU!
Interesting choice of screen name.


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Flubadubya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:08 PM
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6. Yep, 2-dimensional orientation is hard enough for most drivers...
what happens when they have to deal with 3?! :shrug:

Katy bar the door/airways!! :crazy:
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lob1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:09 PM
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7. I gave up the jet pack idea for the same up/down
reason. With a car, when you run out of gas you just coast to a stop.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:10 PM
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8. Texting while flying AND driving. Imagine the carnage.
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SunnySong Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:13 PM
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10. Great the safety Nazis are now attacking imaginary vehicles.
Whats next Unicorns are driving out native wildlife.
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Flubadubya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:14 PM
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11. Not imaginary...
a Japanese company has created them.
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SunnySong Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:16 PM
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14. Relatively imaginary like a thoughtful conservative or funny Adam Sandler movie. nt
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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:59 PM
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27. CNN- Flying car production rolls forward
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 09:01 PM by IDemo
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/06/30/transition.fly...



The name should have been bought by BP or Halliburton it's so good: "Terrafugia" :rofl:
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neverforget Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:14 PM
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12. Well they still have to get flight training for a Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) which isn't cheap.
Plus, they have to pass the written and flight test and they have to land and takeoff on a runway.
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obxhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:26 PM
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19. Based on the other regulations and testing in the US I don't
find this the least bit encouraging.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:18 PM
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15. And I'm Still Against Flying UnderPants !!!
Well... sort of.

:hide:

:hi:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:26 PM
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18. ATTACK OUT OF (where the) SUN (don't shine)
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:23 PM
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31. Yay !!! - Now We're Talkin !!!
Damn... I actually miss that gif!

:toast:

:hi:

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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:19 PM
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16. No to flying cars. I'm sick of scientists playing god.
:crazy:
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IntravenousDemilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:22 PM
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17. Yes, if god had meant us to fly, he wouldn't have given us wheels.
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givemebackmycountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:27 PM
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20. I HAVE A FLYING CAR-
At least that's what the state trooper told me that wrote me a ticket two weeks ago on a empty Florida smooth as glass brand new highway.
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SunnySong Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:32 PM
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22. Oh where... I need a place to shall we say let loose.... nt
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:37 PM
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25. I've flown twice in cars
both in the middle of the city in Richmond VA

once downhill and once uphill
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j420norcal Donating Member (96 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:28 PM
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21. Don't think of it as car that can fly like a plane, think of it as a plane that can drive like a car
See? All better now.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:36 PM
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24. I live in the South
they will leave the de-icer on forEVER
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:39 PM
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26. Yep, none of those nice, neat air lanes they have in the movies...
Idiots are bad enough as it is, where the roads put some kind of constraints on them.

Do you really want them to be able to come at you from any angle? Or drop on your house?
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:12 PM
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28. I think that flying cats are OK, so long as they properly use litter boxes before flying.
But they should also be careful with their claws if they're flying low over people.

Oh, CARS! ... Nevermind.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:13 PM
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29. exactly
should be riding your flying bike instead. :P
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MajorChode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:20 PM
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30. The big difference is you have to be certified by the FAA to fly it
You pretty much get an unlimited number of fuckups in a car and can retain your license. The FAA is far less tolerant. You occassionally get pilots doing stupid things in aircraft, but this is the exception, rather than the rule. Even a sport pilot certificate will cost you several thousand dollars to get and considerably more just to stay proficient. Most pilots aren't willing to risk their certificate doing stupid stuff.

You can already create your "own routes" in a plane all you want. This particular contraption changes nothing.
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:25 PM
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32. I saw it on Anderson Cooper 360
Some people can barely stay on the road. Imagine them yammering on cellphones and flying! No lanes...
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:31 PM
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33. God never intended for car drivers to fly
It goes against the God's natural order.

Therefore, it will become necessary to have horses with red flags proceed every flight to warn unsuspecting citizens.

The cost will be staggering.
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:35 PM
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34. Flying *Buses* on the other hand would be cool..
Bus comes and lands in the street in front of your location, you get on or get off and it goes straight to the next pickup or dropoff, all computer routed for maximum efficiency.

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