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July 23, 2024

Today in 1886
Newly unionized brewery workers in San Francisco, mostly German socialists, declare victory after the city’s breweries give in to their demands for free beer, the closed shop, freedom to live anywhere (they had typically been required to live in the breweries), a 10-hour day, six-day week, and a board of arbitration. ~Labor Tribune

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UPS Tries Arming Its Drivers With an Octocopter Drone
Posted On: Feb 22, 2017
Feb. 22, 2017 | TECHNOLOGY | United Parcel Service Inc. sees a day when your latest purchase may be dropped off not by a brown-clad delivery driver, but by an octocopter drone. The world’s largest courier took a step closer to that future Monday launching an unmanned aerial vehicle from the roof of a UPS truck about a quarter-mile to a blueberry farm outside Tampa, Florida. The drone dropped off a package at a home on the property and returned to the truck, which had moved about 2,000 feet. The test shows how UPS is looking to drones as a way to cut costs… bloomberg.com
 
 
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