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Welcome to the May 2013 Freebie Challenge: “Yesterday’s Future”
Posted: 01 May 2013 05:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Krissy - 01 May 2013 01:53 AM

Oh that’s a cool theme Rob smile
I can make you quick entry prize .. anything special you would have in mind ( preferably simple and useful smile )

celebi beautiful textures!

Thank you, Krissy!

Since next month is (likely to be) the annual Summer Fun and Pinups challenge, something that could useful for summer fun would be a good idea… Perhaps a bottle of suntan/sunscreen lotion?

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I actually have something like that, nned to reshape it a bit and texture ( yay making up a fake logo) . just let me know smile

Well, if half the work’s already done… Sure, why not?

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Posted: 01 May 2013 06:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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This month, look through the lenses of the past century and show us what our parents or grandparents may have thought the future would be like ...

Hey! What’s this about “our parents or grandparents”???

When I was growing up in the late 1950s and ‘60s, I was entirely led to believe that everyone would soon all be kicking back and watching the robots do all the work.

That means you get to go back to the pulps - Campbell, Gernsback, “Doc” Smith, early van Vogt and Asimov ... smile

Dorseyland - 01 May 2013 09:57 AM

Which is my way of saying, “Great topic!”

Peter Thiel, who made a fortune off Facebook, dismisses the social media and modern gadgets as fluff compared to, for example, the Apollo space program. He launched a venture-capital firm called the Founders Fund that famously asks, “What happened to the future? We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.”

My generation often shares the “flying cars” lament, as in this July 2012 “Non Sequitur” strip by Wiley Miller ...

I’m only one generation behind you, and I want my flying car, too!

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Posted: 01 May 2013 06:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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robkelk - 30 April 2013 05:30 PM

This month, look through the lenses of the past century and show us what our parents or grandparents may have thought the future would be like ...

Hey! What’s this about “our parents or grandparents”???

When I was growing up in the late 1950s and ‘60s, I was entirely led to believe that everyone would soon all be kicking back and watching the robots do all the work.

That means you get to go back to the pulps - Campbell, Gernsback, “Doc” Smith, early van Vogt and Asimov ... smile

Dorseyland - 01 May 2013 09:57 AM

Which is my way of saying, “Great topic!”

Peter Thiel, who made a fortune off Facebook, dismisses the social media and modern gadgets as fluff compared to, for example, the Apollo space program. He launched a venture-capital firm called the Founders Fund that famously asks, “What happened to the future? We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.”

My generation often shares the “flying cars” lament, as in this July 2012 “Non Sequitur” strip by Wiley Miller ...

I’m only one generation behind you, and I want my flying car, too!

Flying car is supposed to be ready to go this year sometime, last I read.  It will not be cheap…and I’m afraid.  There are so many idiots on the road who can’t control their vehicles…I’m not sure I want them to be flying.  You see accidents on the news where a car drove out of control into a house.  Imagine that, only coming through the roof instead of into the basement or first floor.  ohh 

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Posted: 01 May 2013 06:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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If I recall correctly, flying cars have been a year or two away for a couple of decades now… (Remember the one in one of the Roger Moore era James Bond movies?)

Honestly, I suspect the closest we’ll get to a flying car is a Cessna.Doesn’t mean I don’t want one…

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Posted: 01 May 2013 06:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Posted: 02 May 2013 12:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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robkelk - 01 May 2013 06:31 PM

If I recall correctly, flying cars have been a year or two away for a couple of decades now… (Remember the one in one of the Roger Moore era James Bond movies?)

Honestly, I suspect the closest we’ll get to a flying car is a Cessna.Doesn’t mean I don’t want one…

There is one in testing now, made right here in Massachusetts.  That one has wings that fold out.  There is one in Europe that already meets all international (US and Europe and many other countries’) standards for both driving and air vehicles and is taking order reservations already.  That one uses modern gyro-copter technology.  Gyro-copters are extremely safe because they can’t stall.  The rotor keeps rotating even if the engine fails, allowing a safe landing.  And there is the SkyCar, which will have a working prototype by end of year.  I’m a little concerned about that one, though.  He moved production to China.  They seem to like putting lead in everything…it might be too heavy to fly.  tongue laugh

All of these will be too expensive for the average driver for quite a few years, but they will be available.  Prices I saw range around the price of a nice home, actually more than I paid for my house.  The first two will fly at a maximum of 4,000 feet, so they will not require air traffic controllers or flight plans.  You will need a Sport Pilot license in the US.  All will have to take off and land at a small airport, it is illegal to take off from the highway.

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Posted: 02 May 2013 05:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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I thought the Moller SkyCar already had a working prototype

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Posted: 02 May 2013 06:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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BWSman - 02 May 2013 05:54 AM

I thought the Moller SkyCar already had a working prototype

If you count “hoisted into the air by a crane” as “working”... But Moller went into Chapter 11 back in 2009, according to this article, so I wouldn’t count on seeing that flying car any time soon.

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Posted: 02 May 2013 07:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Krissy - 01 May 2013 01:53 AM

Oh that’s a cool theme Rob smile
I can make you quick entry prize .. anything special you would have in mind ( preferably simple and useful smile )

celebi beautiful textures!

Thank you, Krissy!

Since next month is (likely to be) the annual Summer Fun and Pinups challenge, something that could useful for summer fun would be a good idea… Perhaps a bottle of suntan/sunscreen lotion?

Ok.
I actually have something like that, nned to reshape it a bit and texture ( yay making up a fake logo) . just let me know smile

Well, if half the work’s already done… Sure, why not?

Ermm.. easy half is done smile  will go on it next time I have some time and post preview soon

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Posted: 02 May 2013 11:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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BWSman - 02 May 2013 05:54 AM

I thought the Moller SkyCar already had a working prototype

If you count “hoisted into the air by a crane” as “working”... But Moller went into Chapter 11 back in 2009, according to this article, so I wouldn’t count on seeing that flying car any time soon.

The individual; not the company.  Once he filed for personal bankruptcy; whoever he owed money to couldn’t touch the company.

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Posted: 02 May 2013 12:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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BWSman - 02 May 2013 05:54 AM

I thought the Moller SkyCar already had a working prototype

I guess they redesigned it or something.  As they are prototypes, I’m sure as they find issues, or find a better way of doing something, they make another prototype.

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Posted: 02 May 2013 12:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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BWSman - 02 May 2013 05:54 AM

I thought the Moller SkyCar already had a working prototype

Hmmm…sued by the SEC and unable to sell it on eBay.  maybe that’s why he’s moved it to China.  smirk 

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Posted: 02 May 2013 12:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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DanaTA - 02 May 2013 12:31 PM
BWSman - 02 May 2013 05:54 AM

I thought the Moller SkyCar already had a working prototype

I guess they redesigned it or something.  As they are prototypes, I’m sure as they find issues, or find a better way of doing something, they make another prototype.

Dana

I’m not a fan of the design but no Crane is needed to fly. In the early test flights a Safety tether was used. The new design is considered air worthy if you could afford to fly it.

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Posted: 02 May 2013 12:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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BWSman - 02 May 2013 05:54 AM

I thought the Moller SkyCar already had a working prototype

I guess they redesigned it or something.  As they are prototypes, I’m sure as they find issues, or find a better way of doing something, they make another prototype.

Dana

I’m not a fan of the design but no Crane is needed to fly. In the early test flights a Safety tether was used. The new design is considered air worthy if you could afford to fly it.

I’m not sure I’d want to drive down the highway, or even the local roads, with those little tires.  I don’t know what the roads are like where you live, but up here we get frost heaves in the winter, and a lot of potholes.  The road can be bumpy.  Those little things would wear out really quick, and probably give quite the uncomfortable ride.

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Posted: 02 May 2013 12:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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  A flying car would be fantastic (for those driving them and not underneath them anyway). It would certainly be fun to try, but ‘m not holding my breath.

  A question about the contest:  Are limited-time freebies or platinum club freebies that are not currently available or available to everyone acceptable in the contest, or should we limit ourselves to freebies that everybody can get right now?

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