@betajet - So how much should one dip a quad-copter? Would 30 degrees be enough? :-)
That reminds me of the story of how President Truman fired General MacArthur. Truman and MacArthur went to a restaurant for lunch and Truman told MacArthur, "I'm tired of you not treating me with respect. You keep acting like I'm some unsophisticated yokel. A bumpkin, A rube. I'm the president dammit! I demand respect!"
MacArthur replied, "I'm sorry Mr. President. It won't happen again. To show there are no hard feelings, I'll pay the bill and you tip the waitress." When the waitress came by, Truman knocked over the waitress and MacArthur said,
Does anyone else think this is going to an awful lot of trouble just to deliver a Domino's pizza?
I guess the technology is appropriate for pizzas that don't taste that different after aging 20 minutes. But in my experience really good pizzas don't tolerate delivery.
Amusing bit of local pizza lore: When I lived in Northern Westchester County, just north of New York City, all of the pizza places were independent. But they all had the same carry-out box, which said:
@Max, yep, but I fear they would charge quite a bit extra for the service and these folks are really price sensitive. Affluent suburbs in the US would welcome this probably but I can't see it catching up here in England.
@kfield: What, you mean, you tip your pizza delivery guy? :-)
I tip them 20% like I tip all wait-staff -- I always feel really lucky to be me and to not be working a less-than-minimum wage job and having to rely on the kindness of strangers type thing. There but for the grace of whoever is in charge of this crazy mixed-up multi-universe go you or I...
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