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  1. Comment on USPS chief DeJoy cuts post office hours, lengthens delivery times in new ten-year plan in ~news

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    Yes, if you package is time sensitive spend the extra money on one of the other companies. I know people get prescriptions through the mail, but how many are needing it that day? If that's the...

    Add to it that private shipping companies don't even compare to the USPS. Your sweatshirt taking another day or two is someone else's prescription medication, welfare/child support/paycheck, small business supplies, baby chicks, mail-in-vote or any number of critical items that would stop someone's world if mail didn't arrive on a Wednesday.

    Yes, if you package is time sensitive spend the extra money on one of the other companies. I know people get prescriptions through the mail, but how many are needing it that day? If that's the case they probably either need better planning (reorder sooner) or change to one of the competitors.

    As for mail in ballots, in theory they should go by the post mark date since they were entered into the system that date and most are sent to and from similar Zip codes so in theory shouldn't take long to deliver.

    Checks and payments can be done electronically much faster and reliable than checks in the mail.

    Any other time sensitive items can go to other companies. IMO, there is room for both USPS and private companies in this space.

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  2. Comment on USPS chief DeJoy cuts post office hours, lengthens delivery times in new ten-year plan in ~news

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    I really don't disagree with this. USPS is a last-mile delivery service, if the sweatshirt I ordered online is going to take another day or 2 to get to me for the same low(ish) price, I'm fine...

    I really don't disagree with this. USPS is a last-mile delivery service, if the sweatshirt I ordered online is going to take another day or 2 to get to me for the same low(ish) price, I'm fine with that.

    But I'd also fully support suspending delivery another day of the week. If no one got mail on Wednesday the world wouldn't stop.

    Edit: What happened to the vote on this comment? From what I can tell it doesn't look like anyone can vote for it even if they wanted to. My response has a vote showing when I log out but not this comment. Was it removed for some reason?

  3. Comment on If you listen/have listened to musicals before, what's your favorite musical and favorite songs within each musical? in ~music

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    No love for Avenue Q here? I don't think I've ever laughed harder than the first time I saw it! How can you go wrong with songs like "The internet is for porn"?

    No love for Avenue Q here? I don't think I've ever laughed harder than the first time I saw it! How can you go wrong with songs like "The internet is for porn"?

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  4. Comment on I have $15 burning a hole in my Google Play balance. Help me figure out what to spend it on. in ~tech

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    And it'd be worth every penny!

    And it'd be worth every penny!

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Tips and tricks from a professional chef to eat cheap and healthy in ~food

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    I was as short order cook a long time ago, and my mother was a dietician. Granted this was in middle America, but the only nutrition information anyone at the restaurant knew was "grandma said you...

    I was as short order cook a long time ago, and my mother was a dietician. Granted this was in middle America, but the only nutrition information anyone at the restaurant knew was "grandma said you should have a big hunk of meat and a big pile of starch" (nothing you should really follow). But these were locals cooking for locals and I wouldn't call anyone there an actual chef

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  6. Comment on I'm getting spammed by robocalls, what can I do about it? in ~talk

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    My wife has had similar issues recently. We are in the US and she's getting random numbers to call her but no one is ever there when she answers. Then they'll call back from a different number 15...

    My wife has had similar issues recently. We are in the US and she's getting random numbers to call her but no one is ever there when she answers. Then they'll call back from a different number 15 minutes later.

    Blocking doesn't help since they keep changing numbers and answering makes no difference since no one is there. I'm not getting the scam though if they never talk when she answers. They are US numbers so it's not a call back scam (AFAIK)

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Today was Ken Jennings first episode as Jeopardy! guest host in ~tv

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    Saw an article last night about Aaron Rodgers doing some episodes. Not sure how I feel about that but we'll see.

    Saw an article last night about Aaron Rodgers doing some episodes. Not sure how I feel about that but we'll see.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on What are your best memories from 2020? in ~talk

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    Adopting our newborn son. It was a journey of a couple of years but matching with a birth mother was the greatest thing that could have happened any year. Here's to many years of happy and healthy...

    Adopting our newborn son. It was a journey of a couple of years but matching with a birth mother was the greatest thing that could have happened any year. Here's to many years of happy and healthy fun!

    5 votes
  9. Comment on FCC chairman Ajit Pai will step down on January 20 in ~tech

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    Can't we just make it effective immediately?

    Can't we just make it effective immediately?

    7 votes
  10. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    Not that you are in charge of anything there, but where is episode 6? I was able to change 01 all the way to 10 in this URL (https://archive.org/download/james-burke-connections_s01e01) and found...

    Not that you are in charge of anything there, but where is episode 6? I was able to change 01 all the way to 10 in this URL (https://archive.org/download/james-burke-connections_s01e01) and found every episode except 6

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Trump will undergo televised medical evaluation on Friday night, Fox News announces in ~news

  12. Comment on The pandemic has put the future on fast-forward, with one notable exception: The drive-in cinema in ~movies

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    Wife and I have frequented our local drive in for years. It's always a blast, pack some snack, lawn chairs and some blankets and it's a cheap date night. Plus this year they've been showing...

    Wife and I have frequented our local drive in for years. It's always a blast, pack some snack, lawn chairs and some blankets and it's a cheap date night. Plus this year they've been showing classics instead of new features so we've gotten to see those there! What a treat!

    5 votes
  13. Comment on Maybe we should talk about the weather in ~talk

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    FYI that was Futurama, not Simpsons

    FYI that was Futurama, not Simpsons

    6 votes
  14. Comment on Favorite political/protest/in-light-of-recent-events songs? in ~music

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    I listen to "Time for Guillotines" from Trevor Moore pretty often. He's a comedian but speaks pretty truthfully. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exnaY0l4XsM

    I listen to "Time for Guillotines" from Trevor Moore pretty often. He's a comedian but speaks pretty truthfully.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exnaY0l4XsM

  15. Comment on Google blew a ten-year lead in ~tech

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    What problems with USB c are fixed by lightning? Not sure I see any advantage

    What problems with USB c are fixed by lightning? Not sure I see any advantage

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Google is messing with the address bar again—new experiment hides URL path in ~tech

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    How would you detect another process grabbing a screenshot? I think you'd need permissions into all process and you don't want that.

    How would you detect another process grabbing a screenshot? I think you'd need permissions into all process and you don't want that.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on There’s plenty of meat in America — for those who can afford it in ~food

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    I'm starting to see it outside St. Louis. Small country towns, where we actually raise cows & have processing plants and butcher shops and the small grocery stores prices are crazy. $10.99/lb for...

    I'm starting to see it outside St. Louis. Small country towns, where we actually raise cows & have processing plants and butcher shops and the small grocery stores prices are crazy. $10.99/lb for stew meat (a low quality cut). I remember seeing a picture of a roast size for a family of 5-6 at $40, forget what the per lb price was. 80/20 Hamburger for $7.99/lb. I hope it was just a few places price gouging but if that becomes the norm lots of family budgets just got blown up.

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  18. Comment on The Midnight Gospel is not an adult Adventure Time, except it totally is in ~tv

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    It's a Duncan Trussell project so I wouldn't expect anything better.

    It's pseudo-intellectual

    It's a Duncan Trussell project so I wouldn't expect anything better.

  19. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    IMO, it should have been just 1 season, but Netflix picked it up and they felt they needed to continue the story. I did like the first season and finished 2 & 3, just seeing there is a season 4 now.

    IMO, it should have been just 1 season, but Netflix picked it up and they felt they needed to continue the story. I did like the first season and finished 2 & 3, just seeing there is a season 4 now.

  20. Comment on Congress promised student borrowers a break. Education dept. rejected 99% of them in ~finance

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    My advice would be to not overlook community college for the first 2 years, especially if you don't know exactly what you want a degree in yet. I knew exactly what I wanted to do from an early age...

    My advice would be to not overlook community college for the first 2 years, especially if you don't know exactly what you want a degree in yet. I knew exactly what I wanted to do from an early age (Computer Science) and once I graduated high school I went to the local community college for 3 years (should have been 2 but I went less than full time due to working full time, which I also recommend if possible, actually paid each semester in cash so no debt). I decided state college would be good enough for my degree, unless you are going to an Ivy League I'm not sure how much which school you went to matters much.

    Also make sure classes you take at community college transfer where you want to go, since I already knew where I was going the school was able to give me a list of classes that transferred without issue to the state college and even broke out what I should be taking each semester.

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