raffaele grieco

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raffaele grieco
Posted over 1 year ago
Andreas Raptopoulos: No roads? There’s a drone for that
question of this talk was: how can people without roads enjoy the benefits of mobility? drones are NOT the answer, because only (limited) goods could reach them, but thy will stay put where they are. Drones are not solutions, because things can come to me, but i may also need to go to things. Maybe i can enjoy ordering a pizza delivery, but i may also ned to go to a hospital to have an actual surgery, because drugs wont do. ECommerce may be the new thing around the first world, but old proximity touch and feel commerce is still alive and kicking. So people need to move. If there is no roads, then fly. And the more you fly the more companies will invest and put IR instruments inside cheaper planes. STOL planes can land and take off in a few hundred meters.
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raffaele grieco
Posted over 1 year ago
Andreas Raptopoulos: No roads? There’s a drone for that
why cant this be done by providing people cheap ultralight planes with tundra tires? they cost as low as 15000€, carry 10 times as much as a drone, there's a human taking decisions on the fly (literally) they can land everywhere there's land to land on, and they go with diesel. why complicate simple things?
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raffaele grieco
Posted almost 2 years ago
Amy Webb: How I hacked online dating
The very same thing i noticed. And i found it very sad. She is a woman, with a woman's tastes and skills, and it would make no sense to represent herself as a girl. Glad she didn't give up on temptation and picture herself differently. There is a wonderful poem on this topic, written by Hollie McNish, "Cupcakes Or Scones". Look for it on youtube, it's beautiful.
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raffaele grieco
Posted almost 2 years ago
Amy Webb: How I hacked online dating
mh, dont think religion has anything to do with it. Jewish culture cover all aspects of life, regardless of what you do on Shabbath. It goes on food, language, habits, traditions, likes and dislikes. Many jewish are not religious, but not less jewish nonetheless. Think about it as if she were an italo-american woman looking for an italo-american man. It's the same stuff.
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raffaele grieco
Posted almost 2 years ago
Amy Webb: How I hacked online dating
Because US is a meltin' pot. They are not as culturally homogeneous like the Old Continent's single countries (which are not that homogeneous, but they surely dont reach Us level of complexity). Each immigant community managed to keep their own traditions -somehow- and then evolved into an "X-american" kind of niche. Even though italo-americans are not definitely italians anymore, they have distinct traditions and likes and dislikes and slang etc. (the same goes with hispano-americans, afro-americans, jewish-american and so on). So it makes sense that someone would wish to look for a potential partner inside her own cultural niche. Or not, it is really up to each one's taste.
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raffaele grieco
Posted almost 2 years ago
Ultralight planes: a possible future for medium to long distance mass trasportation?
if there will be that many planes it means there will be even fewer in the upper space, leaving room. changes will not happen overnight and vertical and horizontal spacing, as well as pressurized small planes can kick in if the market explodes. As the situation is now there are all the premises to cope with future success problems. Realistically speaking, if there's to make money everything becomes possible. The only thing we must accept -as flying enthusiasts ourselves- is the fact that accidents will happen, that "zero accidents" is not the proof that all is well but that no one is flying at all, and that for the sake for the greater good of improved mobility we have to swalow the fact that people will make mistake and that people will die, as they die in cars and bikes and no one can do realistically nothing about it in the way of stopping people from driving or making it harder, because the economy and society demands it. As i wrote to another former commercial pilot, below from here, of course a single skilled transportation technician bringing 300 people from point A to point B from time X to time Y will be safer than 300 people going on their own, but the same can be said by a train conductor blaming car drivers for their recklessness. But people may not need to go from point A, or to point B, or their schedules could be different than Y or X. Thats why they dont choose public transportation and use their own personal means of transportation. Regional commercial air transport has capped. No more profits can be earned if not asking for subventions to local authorities, or going cheaper on personel wages, security, turnovers and so on. This monopoly cannot go on much longer. IMHO now is the time that short and medium range air travels (i.e. medium and long car travels) will be done by personal planes. If the market asks, the industry will answer. Besides, here are only so many cars you can sell a family.
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raffaele grieco
Posted almost 2 years ago
Ultralight planes: a possible future for medium to long distance mass trasportation?
i had two dear childhood friends involved in car accidents, one died the other one killed a man (a father of two) coming from the other direction. experimental flights are risky for definition, sail planes (you mean gliders? or ) are a means of transportation that dont have the mission of "bring you there" built inside... they are flown for the pleasure of being flown without an egnine and using your skill to harness the winds around you to keep flying farther and closer to where you need to go back to.
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raffaele grieco
Posted almost 2 years ago
Ultralight planes: a possible future for medium to long distance mass trasportation?
the solution that exists now is dividing odd and even flight levels for southbound and northbound traffic (or east bound and west bound, depending on the countries). Whether travelling or not on an airway, spacing on airways provided by air traffic control can keep people 1 mile apart vertically and half a mile apart horizontally. Moreover, there is a tool called TCAS, which is installed onboard: its a sort of passive proximity radar that reads other transponders around the plane and warns if other planes are coming too close. Transponder mode S allows a much better visualization for traffic controllers, allowing to receive up to 25 foot increments and 24bit of datastream. If you go to sites like flightradar24.com you will see all planes using mode S transponders around the world. This is the state of the art TODAY. This is what we can do TODAY. It pretty dull to take a technology as it is now (and it works, nonetheless) and apply it as it is to the worst case scenario. It took 2 hundred years of investments for the car industry to invent ABS, ESP, airbags or winter tires, as well as traffic lights, traffic laws and driving school syllaba. When the need arise, the industry will kick in with better planes and better technology, because revenues and competition will urge everybody to take better care of pilots. Just ask yourself: in my next mid to long range car travel, what if i took a small plane? Would it be better or worse? What if -not hundred thousand people, just a hundred, as in the most responbile guess one can make if today my idea were magically known to everybody and turned out to be a huge success- what if a hundred planes were flying in your same general direction, not specifically on the same spot you meant to go, would that affect you?
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raffaele grieco
Posted almost 2 years ago
Ultralight planes: a possible future for medium to long distance mass trasportation?
Besides, your point of view is biased, and im telling this to you with the utmost respect of your experience and the time you took to reply to me. Your position is the same as if you were a train conductor and were asked "which would the best way to organize mass transportation for medium to long range?". Trains, of course. A single professional transportation technician that brings hundreds of people at a time on a single railway, well spaced among other trains, with station personel monitoring that ll goes well. Them cars? Bah! All those swarming little bugs, all those average joes going everywhere, thinking only about their own business. "Consider human nature, the most dangerous aspect of "free drive", the basic concept you propose here. I do not trust most humans to do what would be needed for a safe environment under this idea." Luckily things have gone differently. Your position is a general mistrust of personal means of transportation, be it cars, light planes or motorboats.