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Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by EvilDragon, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. ible

    ible Advanced Guard Tower

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    i'm not in california anymore... but anyway, i'm more excited for the real deal, but i'm glad you guys have been taking pictures and making impressions!
     
  2. second exodous

    second exodous Well-Known Member

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    Checking the mail morning and night, when it is cool to ride my bike, not here yet :(

    The good news is I finished my gopro-on-a-lamp rig thing for a few reviews so I'll be doing a video on the case. It might be my first, my first might be a video of my fixing my mic and if I get around to reviewing my 3rd party gopro charger before the package gets here then it will be after that also. Hopefully it gets here before I leave, I officially leave the 21st or 22nd, fingers crossed!
     
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  3. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    Unless Grench taped it to a snail it should be there before you leave.
     
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    second exodous Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I hope. The US postal service has been painfully slow here before. I'm in the middle of nowhere right now. If it doesn't get here until next week I'm fine, I can do the video in one take, no editing.
     
  5. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    I take back what I said. I had forgotten that they sometimes waste days sending my packages back and forth between local post offices here, and I have tracked packages that somehow made it to a state that was nowhere near on the way from the point of origin to me. They also need to get it there without destroying it.
     
  6. Grench

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    Given the population in the town you asked me to send it to has a population of <400... it could take a while.
     
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    second exodous Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, just got back from the post office and not there yet, they had already started to put out the mail because I had to wait until the morning fog cleared to ride my bike there. Will go check again in 6 hours.
     
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    Small towns are also a bit different. I used to live in a place where two towns and the surrounding area shared a post office which had one guy that worked there. I wonder what they did when he got sick.
     
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    There are a few post offices close to me actually, the town where I live is <400 but there are towns that big throughout this valley and they all have their own post office.

    The crazy thing is it will be driven through my town to a place 4 hours away from here then split up there then sent back to my town's post office. It is pretty crazy. It adds at least a day. UPS had FedEx have distribution centers placed much more strategically so things take a few less days to get here. I really think USPS uses the same location as when mail workers rode horses in the Pony Express, they never moved when the population changed.
     
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    Your Pony Express theory makes me think that there could be historical reasons for why those towns I mentioned shared the post office. I am not sure what the population was, but the elementary school had around 50 students, so I would guess the population was more than 400. There was, however, only one paved road that went to those roads at the time I lived there, and I think to get there by way of dirt roads would take you way out of the way, to the middle of nowhere, if you could even get to the nearest large town on them.

    I miss living in less densely populated areas.
     
  11. Grench

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    Any sign of the box yet?
     
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    Not today, no luck. Tomorrow it will be a week so I'm hopeful it will be soon. I'm also checking the mail in the morning rather than the evening, so technically I just checked for Thursday's mail, not Friday's. Tomorrow I'm going to check 20 min before it closes so I'm be checking Friday's and Saturday's.

    EDIT: Wow, I got the notification someone posted since I refreshed the page right as I was hitting post reply.
     
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  13. Grench

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    Funny trivia... Google maps says you could bike from there to here in 79 hours.

    Conclusion: USPS needs faster bikes.
     
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    we get mail really quickly in our neck of the woods, though we are in one of the "major" "metropolitan" areas of north dakota... doesn't hurt that there's a post office three blocks away...
     
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    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    Oddly enough, my mail comes more quickly generally since I've moved out of London, even though my major sorting office is in a different county to me these days. I can't really work out why.
     
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    Sounds like how the mail works over there is a mystery too.
     
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    didnt Men in Black 2 show how the post office worked??? lol
     
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    Grr, nope, I went 20 minutes before they closed because if I got it I'm sure I'd need to go to the front desk to get it and it sounded like they were still putting out mail. I'm sure they do packages before the rest of the mail though. Where I go to church is really close to their so I'll check the P.O. box tomorrow, if I have a yellow slip I'll go Monday morning if not then I'll go Tuesday morning.
     
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    The Altair 8800 prototype was never delivered to Poplar Electronics back in 1974.
    Hope the wandering Pyra will be luckier.
     
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    Does the package have tracking on it?
     
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    Well, while I've been waiting I at least learned how to sync external audio to my video so I'll sound better in the video I make :/ I'll just be recording with my gopro so video quality will be acceptable but the audio will be done on a Zoom H1 which records amazingly well. There was no slip saying I had a package so I won't check until tomorrow night. Even if I get it as late as Saturday that will be fine, it will just be one take I'm sure, mostly of me rambling about how much I love the Pandora and can't wait for the Pyra!
     
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