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Old 01-23-2019, 10:51 PM
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WTF?



I'd be tempted to tip them over

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/23/amaz...led-scout.html

Amazon debuts its adorable delivery robot called Scout

Wed, Jan 23 2019

Amazon is launching a new self-driving delivery device called Scout, and it’s adorable.

Scout is the size of a “small cooler” and can roll along sidewalks, delivering packages safely to a customer’s doorstep. The device is currently operating in Snohomish County, Washington, the company announced Wednesday.

It’s the latest development in Amazon’s growing logistics business and the cutest last-mile solution yet.

“The devices will autonomously follow their delivery route but will initially be accompanied by an Amazon employee,” Amazon said in a statement. “We developed Amazon Scout at our research and development lab in Seattle, ensuring the devices can safely and efficiently navigate around pets, pedestrians and anything else in their path.”

The company is starting with just six Scout devices operating during weekdays and daylight hours. Amazon customers in Snohomish County — just north of Seattle — can order packages as they normally would. Scout navigates to the customer’s door and automatically opens a top hatch allowing the customer to retrieve the package.

The release is a challenge to start-ups already in the space like Starship, TeleRetail and Marble.
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Shouldn't be too hard to steal the whole robot.
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Your package may be delayed.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ton-Texas.html

Three dead after a Boeing 767 Atlas Air cargo jet operating for Amazon Prime Air plunges into a bay on landing approach to Houston

  • A cargo jet crashed into Trinity Bay in Anahuac, Texas on approach to Houston
  • Atlas Air Flight 3591 was on route to Houston's George Bush International Airport from Miami when it went down
  • The twin engine Boeing 767 was reportedly flying for Amazon Prime Air
  • The FAA says it was indicated that three people were on board the flight
  • There are no survivors in the crash, as per the Chambers County Sheriff's Office
  • The FAA lost radar and radio contact with the flight approximately 30 miles southeast of George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  • The last transmission sent to the aircraft warned of heavy rain near the airport
  • Searchers have located the submerged aircraft
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Amazon is planning to switch from 2-day to 1-day shipping for Prime.
https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/25/1...pdate-earnings
Amazon revealed today that it’s working to offer free one-day shipping as the default for Amazon Prime customers, instead of the free two-day Prime shipping primarily offered today. “We’re currently working on evolving Prime two-day to Prime one-day,” says chief financial officer Brian Olsavsky during the company’s first quarter 2019 earnings call.

The new free one-day shipping method should be different from today’s free same-day and free one-day shipping, which usually require you to order at least $35 worth of items. The free one-day shipping also won’t come at an additional cost to consumers, besides the required Prime membership subscription.
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The bait.. then later, price increase
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I was looking in my email last week and found an Amazon order I made in 2000 for a book

It took a month to recieve
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Anyone remember when Amazon was mostly slanging books?
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ohh if only I knew back then how big amazon would get.
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Shit I could barely afford books back then
I knew it was going to blow up, just too poor to do anything about it
In fact my buddies uncle was one of the first cheapo laborers to stack shit on foldable tables and sort books for them back in the mid 90s
I don't know if he stuck with it, but I can only hope he made out... $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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ohh if only I knew back then how big amazon would get.
JMNA

Opened 2 Friday's ago at $18.95 and closed at $25.46. Currently at $39.24 : +$3.34 (+9.31%)
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If Amazon sometimes has trouble meeting their 2 day delivery guarantee and have to issue compensation (to those who know about it), they're going to be issuing a lot more with their 1 day delivery
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But some puts?
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Just an FYI, if you order something from amazon that contains a lithium ion battery, even if it's prime, it is going to ship via ground and take longer than two days.

I ordered a pair of crappy blue-tooth earbuds that were on sale (and prime) and they are going to take nearly a week to walk to me.

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Originally Posted by stogie1020 View Post
Just an FYI, if you order something from amazon that contains a lithium ion battery, even if it's prime, it is going to ship via ground and take longer than two days.

I ordered a pair of crappy blue-tooth earbuds that were on sale (and prime) and they are going to take nearly a week to walk to me.

They can’t go air, so yeah it doesn’t matter who you order from they will go ground.

They must not have them at your local distribution center. How long it takes to get to you will depend on the distance between you and the stock.
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I didn;t realize it encompassed every lithium ion battery. These are tiny, but I guess they aren't taking any chances...
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Yeah i think this was fairly new legislature.
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Hmmm...

This IFR does not restrict passengers or crew members from bringing personal items or electronic devices containing lithium cells or batteries aboard aircraft, or restrict cargo-only aircraft from transporting lithium ion cells or batteries at a state of charge exceeding 30 percent when packed with or contained in equipment or devices.
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I guess when Assurant (insurance claim) or ATT does overnights for new phones, they have a distribution center very nearby.
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I guess when Assurant (insurance claim) or ATT does overnights for new phones, they have a distribution center very nearby.
See the last bolded sentence in Stogie’s post above yours.
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Originally Posted by stogie1020 View Post
Just an FYI, if you order something from amazon that contains a lithium ion battery, even if it's prime, it is going to ship via ground and take longer than two days.

I ordered a pair of crappy blue-tooth earbuds that were on sale (and prime) and they are going to take nearly a week to walk to me.

Amazon's just being careful. They don't want any battery to explode and damage cargo/bring down one of their planes.

https://www.theatlantic.com/technolo...loding/587005/

When Your Amazon Purchase Explodes

Apr 30, 2019

Nicholas Jones didn’t think twice about purchasing a lithium-ion battery from Amazon in 2016. Like most Americans, he was used to ordering whatever he needed on the site and having it show up at his front door days later. So when his laptop’s battery stopped working, Jones, then a graduate student, went online, found a replacement HP battery for about $15, and bought it.

A few nights later, he was sitting on the couch in his Buffalo, New York, apartment when he heard a sound like a gunshot. His fiancée screamed. The lithium-ion battery in the laptop sitting next to him had ignited, setting his couch on fire. Battery cells were flying all over the living room, leaking acid. “It was like a war zone,” Jones told me. Later, he was treated for first-degree and chemical burns. His computer and hardwood floor were destroyed.

Curious about what had happened, Jones went back online to try to contact the seller and alert Amazon to the problem. Scrolling through reviews, he realized other buyers were reporting fires from the same item. But Amazon seemed unconcerned, he told me: Customer-service representatives treated his report like a new one each time he called, asking for his name, the order number, and the story of what had happened over and over again. Amazon would not put him in touch with the seller and never assumed blame for the fire.

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The battery that exploded on Jones was a lithium-ion cell, a type that’s highly efficient, increasingly common, and, as it turns out, occasionally flammable when overheated or punctured. Poor design can heighten the risk—a particular danger as companies race to pack more and more power into smaller batteries and cheaper devices. “When you are pushing a battery to its limits,” said Nadim Maluf, the CEO of the battery-software company Qnovo, “the margin of error is extremely thin.”

The inherent economics of the battery industry make things even worse. Many lithium-ion batteries are produced in China—where it can be difficult to monitor what materials are used and whether corners have been cut in the manufacturing process—and by companies that are working quickly to avoid copycats, which can lead to unclear instructions and botched construction. “We are seeing a ton of batteries manufactured in China that are terribly made, completely unsafe … rushed to be placed on the market,” said Greg Bentley, an attorney who has worked on more than 20 lithium-ion explosion cases. Many shoddily made batteries are also counterfeit, meaning they bear the name of a trusted brand even if they were made by an entirely different company.

“It’s really a perfect storm for potential hazards,” Maluf said.

An untold number of lithium-ion-battery incidents go unreported, and no one agency tracks them. But the U.S. Fire Administration declared the batteries the “root cause” of at least 195 separate fires and explosions from 2009 to 2017. The Federal Aviation Administration has reported a few hundred incidents of smoke, fire, extreme heat, or explosions involving lithium-ion or unknown batteries in flight cargo or passenger baggage. And there were 49 recalls of high-energy-density batteries from 2012 to 2017, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, concerning more than 4 million devices, including mobile phones, scooters, power tools, and laptops.

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