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by 1337Delta764
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 57
Views: 2811

Re: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

As far as I know at McDonald's only Quarter Pounders are made with fresh beef. [citation needed] As far as I am aware, only Wendy's uses fresh chuck for their burgers of the main fast food chains, the rest use frozen. https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/about-our-food/fresh-beef.html Confirmed on th...

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by 1337Delta764
Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any of you have smart thermostats?
Replies: 18
Views: 835

Re: Any of you have smart thermostats?

Last summer our electric bills and usage were lower than summer 2020, although I can't say for sure that it was due to our thermostats. However, I expect we will see a higher gas bill this winter since we had a guest over the holidays who was always cold and liked the heat at 73 degrees in the morni...

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by 1337Delta764
Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any of you have smart thermostats?
Replies: 18
Views: 835

Re: Any of you have smart thermostats?

I have the Nest E and have been using it everywhere I can. Don't necessarily care for the savings it can provide, but it IS nice for the system to shut down when there's no one home but turn on in preparation for my arrival. And of course, integrating it with Google Home for nighttime comfort is ic...

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by 1337Delta764
Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any of you have smart thermostats?
Replies: 18
Views: 835

Re: Any of you have smart thermostats?

No. I see no need to manage my heat or any other household item remotely. If I get home and its cold, I'll turn the heat on when I get home. Note that many smart thermostats are more than just being able to remotely control it. Many have learning capabilities to know your heating and cooling patter...

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by 1337Delta764
Sun Jan 09, 2022 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any of you have smart thermostats?
Replies: 18
Views: 835

Re: Any of you have smart thermostats?

My power company keeps sending me stuff about getting one, I wonder if they realize I don't have a thermostat in my apartment lol. Just a catch about getting a smart thermostat from your utility, you agree that they can adjust it during peak demand periods. We bought two of ours from Amazon and one...

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by 1337Delta764
Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any of you have smart thermostats?
Replies: 18
Views: 835

Re: Any of you have smart thermostats?

I was wondering, do any of you have smart thermostats? We have the Honeywell Color Smart Thermostats (RTH9585WF1004), and we love them. In addition to being able to control them from our phones away from home, the color screen is a nice touch. We made two of ours pink and one blue. I've had that on...

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by 1337Delta764
Sat Jan 08, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any of you have smart thermostats?
Replies: 18
Views: 835

Any of you have smart thermostats?

I was wondering, do any of you have smart thermostats?

We have the Honeywell Color Smart Thermostats (RTH9585WF1004), and we love them. In addition to being able to control them from our phones away from home, the color screen is a nice touch. We made two of ours pink and one blue.

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by 1337Delta764
Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Smooth jazz guitarist Nick Colionne has died on Jan 1
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Smooth jazz guitarist Nick Colionne has died on Jan 1

https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertai ... 071414002/

A few days late but had to post this. He will surely be missed. He wore some flashy outfits when performing live.
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https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertai ... 071414002/

A few days late but had to post this. He will surely be missed. He wore some flashy outfits when performing live.

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by 1337Delta764
Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think would go well in a Welch's Sparkling Rosé Grape Juice? (NO Alcohol please)
Replies: 7
Views: 507

What do you think would go well in a Welch's Sparkling Rosé Grape Juice? (NO Alcohol please)

I was wondering, what do you think would go well in a Welch's Sparkling Rosé Grape Juice, other than alcohol?

I once tried it with strawberries and it was good. My grandfather suggested it would go well with peaches.

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by 1337Delta764
Tue Dec 14, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and Thales new IFE for 321XLR and 787-9
Replies: 52
Views: 8870

Re: AA and Thales new IFE for 321XLR and 787-9

Looks like that will give each legacy carrieir their own unique solution for unique branding. DL is using their own in-house system, UA is teaming with Panasonic, and it looks like AA will go with Thales. Let's just hope AA expands it to their domestic fleet.

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by 1337Delta764
Thu Dec 09, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1318
Views: 189168

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

Note that Walmart does not use FedEx exclusively even though they are by far they are their preferred shipping carrier. During high-demand times they will also use UPS and regional carriers such as OnTrac.

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by 1337Delta764
Thu Dec 09, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1318
Views: 189168

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

Walmart seems to go out of their way to avoid air freight. Many items that are out of 2-day ground range will show as out of stock even though they are actually not.

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by 1337Delta764
Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 308
Views: 53079

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021

The City of Phoenix is re-advertising their T4 horizontal and vertical transportation contract. It appears that the modernization will be awarded to construction firms who will represent the elevator/escalator/moving walkway vendors (Otis, ThyssenKrupp, Schindler, KONE). Here is a PowerPoint showin...

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by 1337Delta764
Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 308
Views: 53079

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021

The City of Phoenix is re-advertising their T4 horizontal and vertical transportation contract. It appears that the modernization will be awarded to construction firms who will represent the elevator/escalator/moving walkway vendors (Otis, ThyssenKrupp, Schindler, KONE). Here is a PowerPoint showing...

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by 1337Delta764
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airline cabin chimes as phone notifications
Replies: 14
Views: 1844

Re: Airline cabin chimes as phone notifications

I would like to know, does anyone use an airline cabin chime as a phone notification? I downloaded a hi-lo interphone FA call chime from Zedge (incorrectly advertised as a seatbelt sign chime, even though an actual seatbelt sign chime is a single chime). I assigned that chime for the notifications ...

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by 1337Delta764
Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Audiophile or Headphone\Ear phone Geeks on Here?
Replies: 39
Views: 1503

Re: Any Audiophile or Headphone\Ear phone Geeks on Here?

Since Anker had a Cyber Monday deal and my mother is traveling for the holidays, I decided to order her Anker Soundcore Life P3 earbuds in Oat White early, and I don't think Anker will have a similar deal after the holidays.

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by 1337Delta764
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Audiophile or Headphone\Ear phone Geeks on Here?
Replies: 39
Views: 1503

Re: Any Audiophile or Headphone\Ear phone Geeks on Here?

Going back to the subject of headphones, I plan to buy the Anker Soundcore Life P3 earbuds in Oat White for my mother's birthday this February. She says she prefers earbuds over full sized headphones.

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by 1337Delta764
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta still waiting for MoM
Replies: 56
Views: 9036

Re: Delta still waiting for MoM

Considering Ed's comments in 2019 about wanting to be the launch customer of the NMA, I don't think the Delta narrative has changed despite Boeing being in more of black hole than it was then. The fact they are mum about the A321XLR being an option doesn't mean they have excluded it yet either. The...

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by 1337Delta764
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta still waiting for MoM
Replies: 56
Views: 9036

Re: Delta still waiting for MoM

I hope this isn't another deceptive statement about their fleet plans. If I was a DL shareholder I would think there is a problem.

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by 1337Delta764
Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Audiophile or Headphone\Ear phone Geeks on Here?
Replies: 39
Views: 1503

Re: Any Audiophile or Headphone\Ear phone Geeks on Here?

My preferred clothing brand is IZOD. Hopefully under Authentic Brands Group/Centric Brands the quality doesn't slip. I am pretty sure ABG can terminate the license with Centric if they don't meet their quality standards. I had never heard of them LOL I had to google it. I think that's when you know...

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by 1337Delta764
Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Audiophile or Headphone\Ear phone Geeks on Here?
Replies: 39
Views: 1503

Re: Any Audiophile or Headphone\Ear phone Geeks on Here?

For traveling, I am personally not a fan of wireless earbuds since they can easily get lost. I am an over-ear headphones person myself.

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by 1337Delta764
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Audiophile or Headphone\Ear phone Geeks on Here?
Replies: 39
Views: 1503

Re: Any Audiophile or Headphone\Ear phone Geeks on Here?

It was Lacoste, not Ralf Lauren. Why I took this, or why it's still on my iCloud I have no idea. I am older and much fatter now :) My preferred clothing brand is IZOD. Hopefully under Authentic Brands Group/Centric Brands the quality doesn't slip. I am pretty sure ABG can terminate the license with...

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by 1337Delta764
Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Audiophile or Headphone\Ear phone Geeks on Here?
Replies: 39
Views: 1503

Re: Any Audiophile or Headphone\Ear phone Geeks on Here?

I have a pair of pink Anker Soundcore Q30s and love them. I previously had the Mpow 059, but decided to upgrade to a model with ANC, plus with the fake review scandal surrounding Mpow it made me want to switch brands. The Anker Soundcore Q30 was a worthy upgrade over the Mpow 059, not just for the ...

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by 1337Delta764
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Audiophile or Headphone\Ear phone Geeks on Here?
Replies: 39
Views: 1503

Re: Any Audiophile or Headphone\Ear phone Geeks on Here?

I have a pair of pink Anker Soundcore Q30s and love them. I previously had the Mpow 059, but decided to upgrade to a model with ANC, plus with the fake review scandal surrounding Mpow it made me want to switch brands. The Anker Soundcore Q30 was a worthy upgrade over the Mpow 059, not just for the s...

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by 1337Delta764
Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bought my son a new tablet, now what?
Replies: 28
Views: 2995

Re: Bought my son a new tablet, now what?

I would stay clear of knockoff brands of tablets.

Apparently the Lenovo M10 FHD Plus (a budget brand name tablet) has a Kids Mode.

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by 1337Delta764
Sat Nov 06, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airline cabin chimes as phone notifications
Replies: 14
Views: 1844

Re: Airline cabin chimes as phone notifications

For the longest time, my friend's notification for getting a text message was just a recording of his voice saying "text message!" I set the notifications for my UPS and FedEx apps, as well as text messages from USPS to say "Special Delivery". For my selling apps, I set the noti...

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by 1337Delta764
Sat Nov 06, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airline cabin chimes as phone notifications
Replies: 14
Views: 1844

Airline cabin chimes as phone notifications

I would like to know, does anyone use an airline cabin chime as a phone notification? I downloaded a hi-lo interphone FA call chime from Zedge (incorrectly advertised as a seatbelt sign chime, even though an actual seatbelt sign chime is a single chime). I assigned that chime for the notifications f...

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by 1337Delta764
Tue Nov 02, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAir 737-300/400 IFE Installations
Replies: 37
Views: 4946

Re: USAir 737-300/400 IFE Installations

USAir had crew bases in San Diego, LAX, and SFO. The last survivor was LAX which I think closed in 1998. The former PSA folks were troopers commuting to the east coast. I think Cody is right and it was closed in fall or early winter 98. San Diego was the first to go, and I think SFO closed in 97. I...

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by 1337Delta764
Tue Nov 02, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAir 737-300/400 IFE Installations
Replies: 37
Views: 4946

Re: USAir 737-300/400 IFE Installations

Did Boeing offer overhead raft compartments on the 737 Classic? I thought this was added as an option on the 737NG, 753, and late model 752s. Delta had overhead raft compartments on 727's. Interesting. However, the 727 had a different interior from the 737 Classic. The 737 Classic interior is the s...

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by 1337Delta764
Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 57
Views: 2811

Re: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

As far as I know at McDonald's only Quarter Pounders are made with fresh beef.

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by 1337Delta764
Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 57
Views: 2811

Re: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

I actually laugh at people when they queue up at the drive thru. My experience has been that ordering inside (or through an app, if available) is faster than drive thru. Most of the times, I walk in, place my order, and walk out, and the car that's would have been in front of me is still in line wa...

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by 1337Delta764
Sun Oct 31, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAir 737-300/400 IFE Installations
Replies: 37
Views: 4946

Re: USAir 737-300/400 IFE Installations

Going off memory US may have also had the same aisle CRTs on the 757s too, but I could be conflating them with another airline. NW had CRT monitors on some 757s of that era. UA, AA, DL and NW’s 757s had CRT monitors during the 1980s and 1990s (only NW’s 2000 deliveries did not, at which point they ...

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by 1337Delta764
Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAir 737-300/400 IFE Installations
Replies: 37
Views: 4946

Re: USAir 737-300/400 IFE Installations

The 734's without the monitors were EOW (rafts, etc) and were the ones that mostly flew to SJU and the islands. Not sure if it was a weight thing or if they were just ordered without for whatever reason. Probably space. Weren’t the rafts stored in compartments above the aisle? Can’t have both those...

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by 1337Delta764
Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1318
Views: 189168

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

do we know what the ATR is going to fly? I was told AFW-ABQ, but haven't heard much on that since June. I wonder if this will open up a one-day shipping route into Albuquerque. Right now as far as I know only Phoenix (and possibly Tucson) is one-day delivery to Albuquerque, and soon ABQ1 will likel...

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by 1337Delta764
Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?
Replies: 29
Views: 1464

Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Probably all time DL, but recent years AA (I have more Million Miler miles with AA than DL, but only joined SkyMiles in 2005 and AAdvantage in 2007, and this excludes SkyMiles award ticket trips that I have flown).

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by 1337Delta764
Sat Oct 16, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite SSD
Replies: 21
Views: 1658

Re: Favorite SSD

I need to see an optician.. Glancing at the title at first I thought it said "What is your favourite STD". Anyway Samsung gets the seal of approval along with crucial.. I'd avoid the cheap Chinese ssds like the plague On my old laptop I installed a Samsung 860 Evo. However, SK Hynix (who ...

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by 1337Delta764
Sat Oct 16, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 96
Views: 6562

Re: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?

Unfortunately, my upcoming DL 764ER flight on JFK-LAX was changed to a 763ER. Hopefully I get some opportunity to fly the refurbished 764ER.

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by 1337Delta764
Fri Oct 15, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1318
Views: 189168

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

BTW, lately I have been getting a few one-day Amazon orders that ship out of BDL3 and fly out of an overnight Amazon Air flight on JFK-PHX.

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by 1337Delta764
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1318
Views: 189168

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

For my grandfather in Puerto Rico, Amazon Air+USPS is now the strong favorite, with occasional USPS Priority Mail and International Bridge. UPS is now very rare (haven't gotten them in any Amazon shipments to PR in a while now). Meanwhile, in Honolulu Amazon is opening a delivery station. Since Amaz...

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by 1337Delta764
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1318
Views: 189168

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

The air network layers into the last-mile network the same way the ground line-haul network does. The two are complementary, with ground line-haul being a huge percentage of organic Amazon deliveries (i.e. not by UPS, where they ride on that carrier's air and/or ground network the whole way). Amazo...

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by 1337Delta764
Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1318
Views: 189168

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

One thing to solve will be the empty return flights coming from Alaska/Hawaii/Puerto Rico. There are no fulfillment centers in Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico. Theoretically Amazon could use a fulfillment center in Honolulu to fulfill California orders or a fulfillment center in San Juan to fulfill F...

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by 1337Delta764
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A300 - Who's have you flown ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1340

Re: Airbus A300 - Who's have you flown ?

Just AA A300-600 on MCO-SJU and back.

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by 1337Delta764
Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1318
Views: 189168

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

Speaking of regional carriers, I don't think we have gotten any Amazon shipments via OnTrac since 2018. Could they be the next carrier to cut ties with Amazon after FedEx left? I've received a handful of OnTrac over the past few months. They are still doing their thing, but it may be that the volum...

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by 1337Delta764
Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1318
Views: 189168

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

Speaking of regional carriers, I don't think we have gotten any Amazon shipments via OnTrac since 2018. Could they be the next carrier to cut ties with Amazon after FedEx left?

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by 1337Delta764
Sun Oct 10, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1318
Views: 189168

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

Bloomberg recently published Amazon Delivery Partners Rage Against the Machines: ‘We Were Treated Like Robots’ . It's fascinating how much control Amazon has over their DSPs, down to being able to fire employees. There also is a fair bit of discussion from how things are managed algorithmically fro...

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by 1337Delta764
Sun Oct 10, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite SSD
Replies: 21
Views: 1658

Re: Favorite SSD

I am getting S.M.A.R.T. warnings for my secondary Seagate Barracuda Pro HDD in my desktop; this could be a sign that it could be failing. This used to be my primary drive in my desktop and is now my secondary drive (the SK Hynix Gold P31 NVMe SSD is now my primary drive). I might replace the Seagate...

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by 1337Delta764
Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 54
Views: 1845

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

I watched Thumbelina on Easter Sunday as a kid and purchased a copy of it via Amazon Prime Video.

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by 1337Delta764
Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx not going to be flying as much USPS mail?
Replies: 38
Views: 5310

Re: FedEx not going to be flying as much USPS mail?

Also, some FCM is carried on UPS aircraft as well.

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by 1337Delta764
Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody
Replies: 105
Views: 5368

Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Shortest widebody flight I have been on is ATL-MCO (done this on a 763, 764ER, and 7772ER). Longest so far is DFW-SJU (738, 752, and A321), but that is about to be beaten by a few miles by my upcoming LAS-MIA flight (A321neo)

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by 1337Delta764
Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DC-10: Whose (NOT who's!) have you flown on?
Replies: 28
Views: 1133

Re: DC-10: Whose (NOT who's!) have you flown on?

Earliest flights I can remember the type was 1992, but since I lived in Hawaii at the time, I think I most likely flew on an American Airlines DC-10 at some point in my life since I do remember flying AA prior to then.

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