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by 1337Delta764
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you buying Christmas gifts yet?
Replies: 15
Views: 196

Re: Are you buying Christmas gifts yet?

I am currently buying seasonal goods from Summer that are heavily discounted. These are for myself. I choose not to purchase for Christmas until well into December. At that point, fall goods are usually cheap. So pumpkins, and jack o lanterns are the gift of the day in my household. That is why I a...

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by 1337Delta764
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you buying Christmas gifts yet?
Replies: 15
Views: 196

Are you buying Christmas gifts yet?

While the holiday shopping season (according to Walmart) doesn't start until September 1, I was wondering, are you buying Christmas gifts yet? I am heading to Puerto Rico this Christmas, and I already bought two gifts for friends and family. So far I have bought two IZOD Windward Interlock Polos, on...

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by 1337Delta764
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Albuquerque get an Amazon fulfillment center in the future?
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: Will Albuquerque get an Amazon fulfillment center in the future?

Interestingly I have yet to get any shipments from TUS1. . Perhaps that's because it isn't open yet :banghead: TUS1 is not the new Tucson fulfillment center, it is in Phoenix and is already open. Not sure what will be the code of the new Tucson fulfillment center, but it will probably start with TUS.

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by 1337Delta764
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Albuquerque get an Amazon fulfillment center in the future?
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: Will Albuquerque get an Amazon fulfillment center in the future?

Interestingly I have yet to get any shipments from TUS1. All of my sortable items from the local fulfillment centers have shipped from PHX6. I also recently ordered a pair of shorts and I think it might be coming from PHX3. I have gotten bulky items from PHX5 and PHX7.

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by 1337Delta764
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Albuquerque get an Amazon fulfillment center in the future?
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: Will Albuquerque get an Amazon fulfillment center in the future?

Wasn't this discussed before? Maybe it was Las Vegas and the Inland Empire of California that I remember. If/When Amazon builds another DC, it will be outside of a major city. Probably not Albuquerque but Los Lunes or Rio Puerco. I would think they would build closer to where they can get landing s...

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by 1337Delta764
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Albuquerque get an Amazon fulfillment center in the future?
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Will Albuquerque get an Amazon fulfillment center in the future?

Looking at Amazon's fulfillment center map, it appears that Albuquerque is one of the last major cities without an Amazon fulfillment center. I know Amazon recently announced that they will be opening a fulfillment center in Tucson, so could Albuquerque not be far behind? I know the Phoenix area ful...

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by 1337Delta764
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aretha Franklin said to be "seriously ill".
Replies: 35
Views: 964

Re: Aretha Franklin said to be "seriously ill".

Interestingly, SiriusXM's Watercolors is playing a few of her songs in honor of her, even though she wasn't a smooth jazz artist.

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by 1337Delta764
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: KONE and ThyssenKrupp Elevator in merger talks
Replies: 10
Views: 674

Re: KONE and ThyssenKrupp Elevator in merger talks

I didn't think hydraulic elevators were common. The only ones I know of are at my workplace. They're from Otis. Hydraulic elevators are very common in the United States for low-rise buildings due to their low purchase and installation costs. It is their higher energy consumption and hydraulic fluid...

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by 1337Delta764
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What countries are most of your clothes made?
Replies: 32
Views: 687

Re: What countries are most of your clothes made?

I honestly don't know as I hardly looked. I suppose Bangladesh, Vietnam & Indonesia. A funny anecdote - I visited the US while my sister was pregnant and being the good brother/uncle that I am I went out and bought a few baby clothes from Carter's, a brand that's not available here in Malaysia....

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by 1337Delta764
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What countries are most of your clothes made?
Replies: 32
Views: 687

Re: What countries are most of your clothes made?

Most of my clothes are Bangladesh, China, Myanmar & Turkey. Shoes are Portuguese. One thing is surprising is very little clothes in the UK are Latin American despite being huge in the States Latin America is where most of my cheap sleepwear is made, although I do have a Nautica polo that is mad...

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by 1337Delta764
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 462
Views: 53235

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

As an interesting note, lately Amazon has been improving on the shipping time on my Puerto Rico orders, reducing the processing time and using USPS Priority Mail instead of ParcelPool/International Bridge. I wonder if Amazon is trying to get people in Puerto Rico to have more of their money's worth ...

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by 1337Delta764
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What countries are most of your clothes made?
Replies: 32
Views: 687

Re: What countries are most of your clothes made?

Most of my clothes are Bangladesh, China, Myanmar & Turkey. Shoes are Portuguese. One thing is surprising is very little clothes in the UK are Latin American despite being huge in the States Latin America is where most of my cheap sleepwear is made, although I do have a Nautica polo that is mad...

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by 1337Delta764
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 44321

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Not quite, DL is moving to T3S which allows T3N to end up a bit more common use (UA, B6, F9, HA, SY) while T3S is supposed to be DL, AS and NK plus the commuter carriers. Or at least that was the last layout that I knew of. I'll have to check my work email. My memory was that that was the plan; how...

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by 1337Delta764
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: KONE and ThyssenKrupp Elevator in merger talks
Replies: 10
Views: 674

Re: KONE and ThyssenKrupp Elevator in merger talks

In KONE's case it is for environmental reasons. Hydraulic elevators use more energy, and if they are not of a holeless design, they could leak hydraulic oil into groundwater. That is another way of saying "our designers are incompetent". :-) Or could it be the they have spent the money to...

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by 1337Delta764
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What countries are most of your clothes made?
Replies: 32
Views: 687

Re: What countries are most of your clothes made?

Clothes made in Kenya? I don't look at tags much anymore. I have noticed some of my clothes are made in Vietnam, Mexico, and Brazil. I think I saw Bangladesh at some point. I wonder where bamboo and hemp clothing are made? Africa is largely a newcomer to the garment industry; I have some striped po...

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by 1337Delta764
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: KONE and ThyssenKrupp Elevator in merger talks
Replies: 10
Views: 674

Re: KONE and ThyssenKrupp Elevator in merger talks

since KONE no longer makes hydraulic elevators and has a strong stance against them. ThyssenKrupp is the world's leading manufacturer of hydraulic elevators. In business a strong stance against something is often simply because your product fell behind, and you don´t want to shell out the money to ...

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by 1337Delta764
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What countries are most of your clothes made?
Replies: 32
Views: 687

Re: What countries are most of your clothes made?

CitizenJustin wrote:
Most are from Italy, others Portugal and England.


Wow, you must have a whole lot of money! I can never afford that.

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by 1337Delta764
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When somebody wears a style of clothing that you own...
Replies: 12
Views: 414

Re: When somebody wears a style of clothing that you own...

Interestingly, I still have my striped version of that shirt. IZOD hasn't released a striped interlock polo in years; since 2016 the alternate versions of their interlock polos have been in a windowpane pattern, although not available in the Fairy Tale color. BTW, the shade of pink for the Spring 20...

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by 1337Delta764
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: KONE and ThyssenKrupp Elevator in merger talks
Replies: 10
Views: 674

KONE and ThyssenKrupp Elevator in merger talks

This was posted last month: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-thyssenkrupp-m-a-kone/thyssen-and-kone-owners-held-merger-talks-on-elevator-ops-paper-idUSKBN1K5119 It looks like KONE and ThyssenKrupp Elevator are in talks of merging their elevator units. From what I presume they way it would be struc...

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by 1337Delta764
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What countries are most of your clothes made?
Replies: 32
Views: 687

What countries are most of your clothes made?

WARNING: This is NOT a thread to discuss child labor or human trafficking. Please keep the thread to the topic on where your clothes are made. I was wondering, have you ever paid attention to which countries your clothes are made in? For some I have. For my T-shirts, my sleep T-shirts seem to be mo...

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by 1337Delta764
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When somebody wears a style of clothing that you own...
Replies: 12
Views: 414

Re: When somebody wears a style of clothing that you own...

Kiwirob wrote:
Colour me surprised that a guy wearing fairy tale pink would be welcome in church.


Speaking of that, ironically my first IZOD shirt in Fairy Tale (a Heritage Pique Polo) was a gift from my pastor. He knows I love pink, which is why he got it for me.

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by 1337Delta764
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When somebody wears a style of clothing that you own...
Replies: 12
Views: 414

Re: When somebody wears a style of clothing that you own...

Also, the Spring 2016 version is slightly more heavyweight in fabric than the 2018 version. That doesn't necessarily make the 2018 version lesser quality, but does make the 2015 version feel a little warmer compared to the 2018 version (even though they are both considered spring shirts). The 2018 v...

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by 1337Delta764
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When somebody wears a style of clothing that you own...
Replies: 12
Views: 414

When somebody wears a style of clothing that you own...

Today, I was in church, and to my surprise, after the service was over, I saw someone with a shirt that I own that I used to wear a lot - a Spring 2015 IZOD Interlock Polo in Fairy Tale pink. That was a huge surprise to see someone wearing that style of shirt. The reason why I don't wear mine anymor...

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by 1337Delta764
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Android "P" called Pie
Replies: 14
Views: 385

Re: Android "P" called Pie

mailmover wrote:
c933103 wrote:
"pie" feel like a bit too common...It would probably be better if they picked pineapple-apple pie instead...


Yes.

If they're going to go with pie why not Pecan Pie?


One of common suggestions was actually Pumpkin Pie.

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by 1337Delta764
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Android "P" called Pie
Replies: 14
Views: 385

Re: Android "P" called Pie

c933103 wrote:
"pie" feel like a bit too common...It would probably be better if they picked pineapple-apple pie instead...


My preference was actually Pink Lemonade.

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by 1337Delta764
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Android "P" called Pie
Replies: 14
Views: 385

Re: Android "P" called Pie

I think Google would do well to continue using names that have a more worldwide presence. I don't think Turtle Pie is going to be that well known in Europe. How about Toblerone? Even Tootsie Roll has been heard of here. Also... maybe stick to shorter names. Like Rolo instead of Red Velvet Cake. Tob...

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by 1337Delta764
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Android "P" called Pie
Replies: 14
Views: 385

Re: Android "P" called Pie

BlueberryWheats wrote:
Also... maybe stick to shorter names. Like Rolo instead of Red Velvet Cake.


That didn't stop Google from using "Ice Cream Sandwich" for "I", so it can't be ruled out completely.

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by 1337Delta764
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Android "P" called Pie
Replies: 14
Views: 385

Re: Android "P" called Pie

Here is my preferred list for future versions:

Q - Quesito
R - Red Velvet Cake
S - Strawberry Milkshake
T - Turtle Pie
U - Upside Down Cake
V - Vanilla Ice Cream
W - Waffle Cone
X - Xylitol
Y - Yogurt
Z - Zebra Cake

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by 1337Delta764
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Android "P" called Pie
Replies: 14
Views: 385

Android "P" called Pie

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3294787 ... -tips.html

Looks like Android "P" is officially known as Pie.

Now the big question is whether or not Google will skip "Q". Quesito is a sweet that starts with Q.
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https://www.pcworld.com/article/3294787 ... -tips.html

Looks like Android "P" is officially known as Pie.

Now the big question is whether or not Google will skip "Q". Quesito is a sweet that starts with Q.

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by 1337Delta764
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about old Airways Magazine article about DL no longer going to order Boeing aircrafts
Replies: 24
Views: 3283

Re: Will DL order Boeing aircraft in the future?

This topic has been widely discussed in several threads. In the meantime DL has said that they are interested in becoming 797 launch customer. I think they will simply order the aircraft which fits best to their current needs and has the right price tag on it. Despite DL claiming they are intereste...

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by 1337Delta764
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 462
Views: 53235

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Also, note that the Phoenix area fulfillment centers are a major inventory source for the Albuquerque market, so I don't think Amazon would dedicate one fulfillment center for Tucson. Also remember that different fulfillment centers are configured to stock different items. PHX3 was recently reconfig...

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by 1337Delta764
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 462
Views: 53235

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

1337: You are the MASTER of this stuff! Thank you for your insights! It is very interesting. Interestingly, here in the Phoenix area Amazon just started using TUS codes even though TUS1 is actually in Phoenix. I wonder why TUS and not AZA or IWA. Wasn't it because PHX codes have been used up? It wa...

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by 1337Delta764
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 462
Views: 53235

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

wjcandee wrote:
1337: You are the MASTER of this stuff! Thank you for your insights! It is very interesting.


Interestingly, here in the Phoenix area Amazon just started using TUS codes even though TUS1 is actually in Phoenix. I wonder why TUS and not AZA or IWA.

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by 1337Delta764
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 462
Views: 53235

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

ONT6 and ONT8 are adjacent to RIV, only a few blocks away from the ramp area. ONT8 is actually a crossdock for inbound shipments to fulfillment centers to the Inland Empire. The airport codes used for the fulfillment centers don't necessarily always refer to the nearest airport. The oldest fulfillm...

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by 1337Delta764
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 315598

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

FYI, I tried to order a Goal Zero Mini Lighthouse to my family in Puerto Rico, but after waiting for my order to be fulfilled, I get a notice that it can't be shipped to PR since it contains items classified as dangerous goods. I was wondering, why wasn't the Amazon system smart enough to catch that...

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by 1337Delta764
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Retired hurricane names for 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 2343

Re: Retired hurricane names for 2017

I could research my question but since we are on this topic what qualifies a hurricane's name to be retired? Retired names are submitted to the World Meteorological Organization by an impacted nation if a storm causes significant damage or deaths. There is no exact criteria, since any nation can su...

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by 1337Delta764
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Retired hurricane names for 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 2343

Re: Retired hurricane names for 2017

727LOVER wrote:

Also, didn't 2005 have four? Dennis, Katrina, Rita & Wilma


2005 holds the records of five retired names - Dennis, Katrina, Rita, Stan, and Wilma.

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by 1337Delta764
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Retired hurricane names for 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 2343

Retired hurricane names for 2017

For 2017, it looks like we have three obvious retirement candidates (Harvey, Irma, and Maria), and one possible retirement candidate (Nate). Could 2017 be tied for #2 with 1955, 1995, and 2004 with four names retired? Nate is probably the wildcard for retirement, due to the death toll in Central Ame...

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by 1337Delta764
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 315598

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

My own impression is that Amazon doesn't need to control the companies to produce results. What they need is a contract with the providers that requires specific performance metrics, which I believe that they have. Most business is conducted between entities that don't control each other, and so va...

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by 1337Delta764
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 315598

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

I finally did get an update to my tracking. It arrived in Phoenix at 3:09 PM local time, which means it either went by ground or there were no scans for the Prime Air leg of the shipping.

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by 1337Delta764
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 315598

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

I wonder, is San Marcos, TX to Phoenix within Amazon's ground range for its linehaul network? My tracking hasn't been updated since yesterday and I presumed it would go on the flight from SKF to CVG and then on the flight from CVG to PHX. Hopefully if it is within ground range it gets to the Phoenix...

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by 1337Delta764
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walmart cutting back on Christmas creep?
Replies: 23
Views: 1153

Re: Walmart cutting back on Christmas creep?

FYI, I was in our local Walmart as of this past Wednesday and they had the Christmas trees up on the floor.

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by 1337Delta764
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 315598

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Small note on Amazon flying: It appears that SCK may be going away come November. Not sure if it is temporary for winter (remember the nightmare that SCK was last year?) or permanent, but our bids show SMF rather than SCK starting around the first week of November. Speaking of SCK, even though Prim...

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by 1337Delta764
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 315598

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Small note on Amazon flying: It appears that SCK may be going away come November. Not sure if it is temporary for winter (remember the nightmare that SCK was last year?) or permanent, but our bids show SMF rather than SCK starting around the first week of November. Speaking of SCK, even though Prim...

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by 1337Delta764
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walmart cutting back on Christmas creep?
Replies: 23
Views: 1153

Re: Walmart cutting back on Christmas creep?

flyingclrs727 wrote:
It was almost 90°F today. It is too warm for Christmas decorations in stores.


Here in the Phoenix area temperatures can remain in the 90s through October, and there are times where temperatures can get over 100. November is when we start to see much cooler temperatures.

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by 1337Delta764
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 100% Power Failure In Puerto Rico Due To Hurricane Maria
Replies: 30
Views: 1483

Re: 100% Power Failure In Puerto Rico Due To Hurricane Maria

I have gotten confirmation from my grandmother's friend that my family is fine. My mother might be heading out there for one week in October to help them out.

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by 1337Delta764
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walmart cutting back on Christmas creep?
Replies: 23
Views: 1153

Re: Walmart cutting back on Christmas creep?

Costco and Lowes seem to be continuing their trends of selling their Christmas decorations in September, Costco always starts to sell one season ahead. Its a bit weird but I have gotten used to it. But they don't ever deck theirs stores out with Christmas everywhere, it is just the products that ar...

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by 1337Delta764
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walmart cutting back on Christmas creep?
Replies: 23
Views: 1153

Walmart cutting back on Christmas creep?

Yesterday I was at my local Walmart, and I noticed they didn't have their Christmas decorations up yet for sale, even though they did around the same time last year. While Costco and Lowes seem to be continuing their trends of selling their Christmas decorations in September, I was wondering, is Wal...

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by 1337Delta764
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 100% Power Failure In Puerto Rico Due To Hurricane Maria
Replies: 30
Views: 1483

Re: 100% Power Failure In Puerto Rico Due To Hurricane Maria

I wanted to buy my family some power banks in the case that cell phone service was restored before electricity, but unfortunately Amazon won't allow it due to hazmat regulations.

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