History. Meat consumption has increased 6 times since 1960, the worlds population only 2.5 times. Neither biology nor logic has changed in the last couple of 1000 years..... Before meat was a cheap mass produced product pretty much everyone in the developed world could have as much of it as they li...Jump to post
Since when did meat become a basic food? I'm really, really hoping you're being sarcastic with that, because if you're not, then... yikes. We're an omnivorous species. The fact that some people choose to not eat meat is purely their own choice and one that comes with various risks. We've evolved ov...Jump to post
I get what you're saying here but I don't think you fully appreciate the volume that FedEx operates at vs Amazon's current volume capability. DHL tried to do it in the states and failed miserably and gave up. Where Amazon might become a threat is in the high-volume/high-density corridors. That's ho...Jump to post
Mortyman wrote:Not good, not good at all
It helps internally in some ways, gets pickup volume out of Monday and allows us to recover service on anything that may be late a day early. But really I wonder how much volume there really is to deliver on Sunday with so many places not shipping Saturday and a reduced amount on Fridays. The compa...Jump to post
Will be very interested to see how this will work operationally and financially. I remember when I started here 6 years ago as a simple package handler I did it because I wanted a college job that didn't force me to give up my weekends, and I knew plenty who felt the same way. Now that we're transi...Jump to post
VTKillarney wrote:I don't see Amazon acquiring UPS because they would inherit the UPS union contracts.
Good thing I'm not an SEC fan.
Though, this will undoubtedly be resolved by September 8th, anyway. Neither side can afford a lock out come the first NFL Sunday of the season.
So... does the F-14 at the end mean that there will be a fight with Iran in this?Jump to post
Are you talking generally or something specific? All the major commercial crossings are a bit different.Jump to post
Except we're back at the whole "electric vs gas stoves" discussion. A steak made on a stove will never taste the same as one made on a grill. If you disagree, then throw away your grill, use a George Foreman, and tell me how that comes out. So you don't get grill marks. That's about it if...Jump to post
Why is this even a discussion? You might as well cook indoors if you're going to use gas. As for my charcoal choice, I lay up and use briquettes. I am just not that big of a fan of lump charcoal. I prefer the better temperature control and evenness of the heat of briquettes to any of the benefits of...Jump to post
Centre County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state. MDT, even at 90 minutes away, has always been a cumbersome option. PIT really isn't that close, either. SCE, albeit a small airport, is on pace to break its enplanement record which was set last year. I think it'll do well. I can un...Jump to post
It wouldn't have had service because it can't support it. I cannot fathom how Allegiant thinks SCE is going to generate enough service to prevent the small central PA population from going to PIT and MDT and, to a lesser extent, ELM, AVP, and ABE. College kids aren't going to be hopping these flight...Jump to post
Allegiant adding twice weekly service from PIE and SFB to SCE https://www.centredaily.com/news/local/article231673753.html This seems like a terrible idea. This will dwarf any service to the fortress hubs out of SCE. I cannot imagine there's enough traffic to sustain this. This will not draw that m...Jump to post
I don't see how it's hard to see. They had a very difficult decision to make and then had to execute under even more difficult circumstances. They did so, and quite possibly saved someone's life in the process.
Well done by the entire crew.
Thank you!!!! Its like they run it on a x86 emulator implemented in BASIC .. If you use it blind with a keyboard you always accidentally edit stuff because it just can't keep up. I7, 16GB RAM, fast SSD and it takes freaking forever for the search field to open and accept clipboard pastes... With Ou...Jump to post
I'm glad it got any attention at all. I was half-expecting a 10-second blurb from TV stations and maybe a cursory article online. I was at the National World War II Museum for the 70th Anniversary 5 years ago,. That was a great experience. I wish things had worked out for me to go back down to New O...Jump to post
I don't like Windows 10 all that much. I find it to not be nearly as user friendly as the classic format that Windows 7 and prior uses. You have to wade through so many stupid menus and submenus to do almost anything in Windows 10. Just doing simple functions like getting to the control panel is fa...Jump to post
Not a fan of Win 10 - got a new laptop for work a few months ago with it installed and have loads of issues. Sometimes when working on one program and then trying to go back to our company's shipment tracking program, can't maximize that window and if/when I can, it's frozen and I have to go to tas...Jump to post
Windows 7 has been very good to me, better even than XP was, I think. I'm really disappointed that MS has announced they'll cut support for 7 around the end of 2019. I have Win10 on my work laptop and my Surface Pro 4. It's not a "bad" OS, but it's just not that good, either. Since I've ha...Jump to post
Many years ago, a thread on here clued me in to two great books on the F-14, my favorite plane of all time. Figure this is a good time to share them: Grumman F-14 Tomcat: Bye - Bye, Baby...! - This might be out of print because the prices are astronomical now compared to what I paid several years ag...Jump to post
If you look outside the Midwest, the next darkest splotch of blue in the US is where I live, eastern Pennsylvania. The Lehigh Valley (Lehigh and Northampton counties in PA) have received, far and away, the most rain in the entire state so far this year. We keep getting smashed by storms one right af...Jump to post
I know this won't be popular with politicians and has almost zero chance of happening, but cut the military budget and re-allocate those funds to infrastructure. It's well known that the US defense budget is higher than the next several highest spending countries combined. Yet somehow it's a sacred...Jump to post
1. Funding (particularly the fuel tax) Failure to raise the federal fuel tax since 1993 is an absolute travesty. The American Trucking Association, which represents MASSIVE consumers of fuel, has lobbied for years to raise the federal fuel tax because of the poor state of our infrastructure. Some st...Jump to post
DolphinAir747 wrote:They have 3 planes painted in Star Wars liveries with Star Wars-themed interiors
Am I the only one wondering why NH would be hosting a booth at Celebration....?Jump to post
Oh, totally… Rian Johnson allegedly deviated from original screenplay ideas SO much in TLJ that Abrams now has to unwind some stuff and try to tie it up into a fitting finale. (Evidently the Snoke thing was one bit point of contention. Not sure about Luke Force projecting and all that…) Candidly, I...Jump to post
PHL is the largest single airport market in the country. Now, there is some leakage to TTN, ACY and even ABE, but most of the O&D stays in PHL. "Even" ABE? I'd say it's a pretty decent amount of ABE's traffic. With typical Philly-area traffic, getting to PHL from many locations that a...Jump to post
But coming back to the topic: what’s the meaning of his laughing in that trailer? Darth Vader threw him into that shaft about... hmmm ... 30 to 40 years earlier and we all thought he was dead. Took him 30 years to climb the stairs ... similar to Gandalf before he became white?... :‘))))))) ah, wait...Jump to post
I wonder what backtracking and retconning Disney will do this time around to make up for the constant missteps they've made.Jump to post
Like what? Like every other profession known to man. So.... You're saying that being a police officer is the least dangerous and least important job in the world. Got it. Loggers Alaska Fishermen Bush pilots Steel workers Truck drivers Those are all more dangerous jobs than being a cop. I'm guessin...Jump to post
bagoldex wrote:No one forced them to become cops. There are many more dangerous professions that make a far greater contribution to society and don't cause so many utterly needless deaths.
The guy playing him in the Amazon series is pretty close to what I would think Jack Ryan would be like. Alec Baldwin has always been Jack Ryan to me. I think he does really well, actually. Not sure I buy him as an ex-Marine with a bad back, but I buy him as a CIA agent who will one day go on to be ...Jump to post
IMHO, any Tom Clancy filmatisations were way better than the books. Hunt for Red October had a really annoying religious sub-theme, thankfully the film did away with that. Sum of All Fears was 600 pages of meh, followed by 50 pages of action. The film cut all the meh away. Rainbow Six was a solid b...Jump to post
In the toss-up category: The Devil Wears Prada. A snarky book about a bunch of unsympathetic characters was made into a completely different movie wherein the characters still irritated you but for entirely different reasons. Never read the book, but think the movie is hilarious. I have some proble...Jump to post
I'll toss one out there as not-sure-if-good-or-bad: The Bourne Identity . I know that the novels were written in a much different time in modern history compared to when they were turned into movies, so there was very naturally adaption to the present day required, but... it's more like they took th...Jump to post
I mean the movie leaves a lot out...just to name a few — and not giving spoilers — it leaves out POTUS, it leaves out how large the operation was, the DSRV just magically appears, some key players in the operation are completely left out of the movie, etc. The movie clocks in at nearly 2 hours and ...Jump to post
Worst for me has to be “The Hunt for Red October.” I totally get that you can’t capture the entire essence of a book in a two hour movie, but there is so much that happened in the book that isn’t even mentioned in the movie, it’s basically unwatchable for me. Marc I don't disagree that the movie de...Jump to post
The 2019 NBA preseason will likely have begun by then, so you probably will have a shot at an Orlando Magic preseason game during that stretch. As for college sports, unfortunately the University of Central Florida (actually a very good football team) doesn't appear to have a home game during that s...Jump to post
One thing I have never understood about the brackets is why the directions? I mean there is the West, Midwest, South, and East. Oregon and UC-Irvine in the South, Syracuse, Florida State, Vermont, Florida, and Buffalo in the West, Washington and Georgia State, Auburn, and UNC in the Midwest..... I ...Jump to post
Lying on my couch at 8:00pm last night, got a text from one of my employees asking if there are options for Sunday pickup with Monday delivery. Generally, that kind of question means someone from our commercial team said there's an "emergency" order to fill. Turns out it is an order of MMR...Jump to post