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    DeScruff got a reaction from Letgomyleghoe in USPS is getting new trucks but only 10% are electric   
    The point is that 300 miles while it sounds like a long distance when your going from point A to point B, is not that long if you are traveling twisty windy roads to every nook and cranny in a town which a mail truck does.
    My own neighborhood/block is a giant loop, Ive found biking around it, it is ~1 mile. If you bike down all the culdesacs, its ~2 miles. If you take the "Mail Truck Route" you end up traveling 3 miles. - Why? Cause you gotta go through the loop twice, to deliver to the people on both sides of the road.

    The mileage adds up a lot faster then you initially think. Apparently the highest mileage mail truck got 402,000 miles in ~10 years?
    That said... Apparently the longest mail route according to some quick googling is ~187 miles, and is not ideal highway road.

     
  2. Agree
    DeScruff reacted to AlwaysFSX in USPS is getting new trucks but only 10% are electric   
    No, you're wrong.

    Accelerating a vehicle from a stop is significantly less efficient than staying at a set speed (say, 50 mph for EPA enjoyment). Guess what a USPS vehicle does? Start. Stop. Start. Stop. Start. Stop.

    A lot.
     
    At low speeds. Far outside the range of efficiency for running a vehicle. Add in elevation changes like in many, many areas in the country and your stop and go efficiency drops even more. Is it clicking for you why "300 miles" is not just "300 miles?"

    This is ignoring the hilarious logistics of modifying USPS vehicle yards to charge all of the vehicles in a timely manner. All of them at once? Huge modification and installation costs to the yards. Only a small section? Enjoy rotating vehicles constantly and hoping everything gets done in time for the runs.
     
    I swear, this is why contracts are constantly modified, not thinking about actual issues.
  3. Agree
    DeScruff got a reaction from DrMacintosh in USPS is getting new trucks but only 10% are electric   
    That... is a terrible idea for logistics, and is NEVER how anything is ever done on a mass scale. Ever.
    Doing a more gradual roll out lets you address issues, analyze real world performance, or build up inventory of parts. - These are custom vehicles after all, and will probably be used for 20+ years.
    The USPS has been looking to replacing/retrofititng their 100,000 vehicles since 2009. The oldest of which are well past their intended lifespan (we are talking 1987 vehicles here), and the newest of which (1994?) are still prone of same initial design flaws - Some of which are actually hazardous, like catching fire!

    Also I don't wanna go into politics, but do we need a reminder of a few months back about the funding issues the Post Office has? Good luck having enough to pay for an all at once expense.
  4. Agree
    DeScruff reacted to PlayStation 2 in USPS is getting new trucks but only 10% are electric   
    For anyone who can't contextualize how much driving delivery trucks do in a day, I notice that datasheets for the trucks at my FedEx facility will go from anywhere from 50-120 miles in a day, at least typically. Some go into Tennessee, which definitely adds to the higher end of that portion. Highway or even regular street driving doesn't kill fuel economy (or electric mileage) nearly as badly as constantly stopping and going every... 50-200 feet? Which is definitely something a USPS postal truck is doing comparatively to even a FedEx or UPS delivery van.
    Having to constantly dig into the torque range versus being able to consistently (or even somewhat consistently) ride at a steady pace murders any gains in range and overall efficiency. 300 miles is 300 miles, but 300 miles means nothing without context in how a car is driven.
  5. Agree
    DeScruff got a reaction from Lenovo1984 in USPS is getting new trucks but only 10% are electric   
    The point is that 300 miles while it sounds like a long distance when your going from point A to point B, is not that long if you are traveling twisty windy roads to every nook and cranny in a town which a mail truck does.
    My own neighborhood/block is a giant loop, Ive found biking around it, it is ~1 mile. If you bike down all the culdesacs, its ~2 miles. If you take the "Mail Truck Route" you end up traveling 3 miles. - Why? Cause you gotta go through the loop twice, to deliver to the people on both sides of the road.

    The mileage adds up a lot faster then you initially think. Apparently the highest mileage mail truck got 402,000 miles in ~10 years?
    That said... Apparently the longest mail route according to some quick googling is ~187 miles, and is not ideal highway road.

     
  6. Agree
    DeScruff got a reaction from PlayStation 2 in USPS is getting new trucks but only 10% are electric   
    The point is that 300 miles while it sounds like a long distance when your going from point A to point B, is not that long if you are traveling twisty windy roads to every nook and cranny in a town which a mail truck does.
    My own neighborhood/block is a giant loop, Ive found biking around it, it is ~1 mile. If you bike down all the culdesacs, its ~2 miles. If you take the "Mail Truck Route" you end up traveling 3 miles. - Why? Cause you gotta go through the loop twice, to deliver to the people on both sides of the road.

    The mileage adds up a lot faster then you initially think. Apparently the highest mileage mail truck got 402,000 miles in ~10 years?
    That said... Apparently the longest mail route according to some quick googling is ~187 miles, and is not ideal highway road.

     
  7. Agree
    DeScruff got a reaction from Delicieuxz in DuckDuckGo now supports custom From / To date-range parameters for searches   
    This is great! always handy when you wanna search for something that happened years ago but all the results are of something similar that happened recently.
    You might not remember when exactly the thing you are looking for happened, but filtering out results that happened after more recent event certainly helps.
     
  8. Agree
    DeScruff reacted to DrMacintosh in USPS is getting new trucks but only 10% are electric   
    Apparently they can be converted to electric later. Right now, there is almost no electric charging infrastructure in the US. Some of these trucks have insanely long days, so you have to be able to charge them all overnight and they need the range to complete their routes without needing to recharge. 
     
    I guarantee that the reason the USPS is not going full out electric is simply because electric cars are not ready for full scale deployment.  
  9. Agree
    DeScruff got a reaction from Quackers101 in DuckDuckGo now supports custom From / To date-range parameters for searches   
    This is great! always handy when you wanna search for something that happened years ago but all the results are of something similar that happened recently.
    You might not remember when exactly the thing you are looking for happened, but filtering out results that happened after more recent event certainly helps.
     
  10. Funny
    DeScruff reacted to Moonzy in One of the largest Ethereum blocks was mined today, at a value of a 112 ETH.   
    Bonjour, happy to oblige

     
    I mean I wouldn't mine because I wouldn't have a PC
     
    But what would you do with the generator? Best I can think of is generate fire with the fuel (assuming it's petrol, diesel won't burn easily afaik) when a ship is close by
  11. Agree
    DeScruff reacted to PlayStation 2 in Welcome Back to 2007? Lenovo to Introduce Updated ThinkPad Models with 16:10 Displays, AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs and More   
    It's silly to think that 120 (or, in my case, 160) extra vertical pixels mean anything.
    Until you actually have those extra vertical pixels. Holy shit man, I regret ever being into 16:9.
  12. Informative
    DeScruff reacted to Middcore in Watch me crank it (again), watch me roll (again) - Soulja Boy teases new console   
    LAwLz is still grinding an axe about Linus doing a Raid Shadow Legends sponsorship in videos he doesn't watch. 
  13. Informative
    DeScruff got a reaction from Bombastinator in Everyone gets Nintendo's drifting controller's issue! PS5, PS4, XBox One (incl. Series S/X)! Class action lawsuits to all! End of the world! Panic!   
    I dunno how true this is, but Ive heard that the big problem with why Nintendo never properly fixed this is that there aren't any other analogue stick mechanisms on the market that could be a drop in replacement.A proper fix would require a redesign of the Joycons, and of course sourcing a part that is not only functional, but meets the smaller and portable needs the Switch has.
    - And I'm sure the pandemic isn't helping find a better source that can meet the demand that the switch has.
  14. Agree
    DeScruff got a reaction from SupaKomputa in Colorful launches mini SATA SSD   
    ITX boards usually only have 1 M.2 slot. Maybe 2 if your lucky. But they can still have 4-6 SATA ports.
    A couple of SFF cases only have mounts for 2 2.5" Sata drives. - Solution: cut the drive's size in half. Now you can mount 2 SSDs in the mount normally made for for 1 SSD!
     
    Example! (Mounting 4 SSDs in the place normally for 2!)

  15. Agree
    DeScruff got a reaction from thechinchinsong in Colorful launches mini SATA SSD   
    ITX boards usually only have 1 M.2 slot. Maybe 2 if your lucky. But they can still have 4-6 SATA ports.
    A couple of SFF cases only have mounts for 2 2.5" Sata drives. - Solution: cut the drive's size in half. Now you can mount 2 SSDs in the mount normally made for for 1 SSD!
     
    Example! (Mounting 4 SSDs in the place normally for 2!)

  16. Funny
    DeScruff got a reaction from SlimyPython in YouTube has deleted SemperVideo, a 13 year-old educational German IT channel   
    ~~Shoulda got a sponsor~~
    /s
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    DeScruff got a reaction from Dabombinable in South African government releases its own browser just to re-enable Flash support   
    This reeks of something that an IT guy has been yelling for years was going to happen, but whoever is in charge has just been waving it off because "My Windows XP machine still works!" Then when it finally happens the IT guy gets an angry person coming into their office yelling "Why didn't you tell me this would happen!? FIX IT NOW!"
     
  18. Agree
    DeScruff got a reaction from dalekphalm in South African government releases its own browser just to re-enable Flash support   
    This reeks of something that an IT guy has been yelling for years was going to happen, but whoever is in charge has just been waving it off because "My Windows XP machine still works!" Then when it finally happens the IT guy gets an angry person coming into their office yelling "Why didn't you tell me this would happen!? FIX IT NOW!"
     
  19. Agree
    DeScruff got a reaction from Lurick in South African government releases its own browser just to re-enable Flash support   
    This reeks of something that an IT guy has been yelling for years was going to happen, but whoever is in charge has just been waving it off because "My Windows XP machine still works!" Then when it finally happens the IT guy gets an angry person coming into their office yelling "Why didn't you tell me this would happen!? FIX IT NOW!"
     
  20. Funny
    DeScruff got a reaction from Jayraven in YouTube has deleted SemperVideo, a 13 year-old educational German IT channel   
    ~~Shoulda got a sponsor~~
    /s
  21. Funny
    DeScruff got a reaction from thechinchinsong in YouTube has deleted SemperVideo, a 13 year-old educational German IT channel   
    ~~Shoulda got a sponsor~~
    /s
  22. Funny
    DeScruff got a reaction from James Evens in YouTube has deleted SemperVideo, a 13 year-old educational German IT channel   
    ~~Shoulda got a sponsor~~
    /s
  23. Funny
    DeScruff reacted to lostcattears in Memory for the future - Team DDR5 SO-DIMM announcement   
    Bro slow down I am still on DDR3
  24. Agree
    DeScruff reacted to Jet_ski in Google salvaged Robinhood’s one-star rating by deleting nearly 100,000 negative reviews   
    Summary
    Google is actively removing negative reviews of the Robinhood app from the Google Play Store, the company confirmed to The Verge. After some disgruntled Robinhood users organized campaigns to give the app a one-star review on Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store — and succeeded in review-bombing it all the way down to a one-star rating — the company has now deleted enough reviews to bring it back up to nearly four stars.
     
    Robinhood came under intense scrutiny on Thursday, after the stock trading app announced it would block purchases of GameStop, AMC, and other stocks made popular by the r/WallStreetBets subreddit, and some users have already replaced their deleted one-star reviews with new ones to make their anger heard.
     
    Apple’s App Store usually takes a while to review and publish user reviews. As of writing, it’s unclear if Apple will follow Google’s lead here and remove negative reviews.
     

    credit 9to5Google
     
    My thoughts
    Irrespective of what one’s opinion of the trades are, it’s completely wrong for Google to delete all those negative reviews. Robinhood and their services are indistinguishable from the app. And if the app doesn’t let you use the main functionality, then it deserves the negative reviews.

    Google’s defense is that the app is not the same as the service. But that’s just false. Robinhood is an app based service company. The are indistinguishable.
     
    Sources
    https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/28/22255245/google-deleting-bad-robinhood-reviews-play-store
  25. Agree
    DeScruff reacted to kakik09 in Cryptocurrency Mining Blamed For Electricity Outages in Iran   
    Cryptocurrency is just plain cancer. Period. 
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