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Re: Captain Kirk is Going Where He's Never Gone Before
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2021, 06:56:09 PM »

really awesome!
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Re: Captain Kirk is Going Where He's Never Gone Before
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2021, 08:05:59 PM »

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“I … want to thank every Amazon employee, and every Amazon customer, because you guys paid for all this,” Bezos told reporters after returning from the trip. “So seriously, for every Amazon customer out there, and every Amazon employee, thank you from the bottom of my heart, very much. It’s very appreciated.”

Why do I think Amazon employees would feel much more appreciated if they weren't subjected to inhumane working conditions?

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Re: Captain Kirk is Going Where He's Never Gone Before
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2021, 08:07:30 PM »

And from what I hear from the ones here in St. Louis, they're getting paid pretty well for performance.
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Re: Captain Kirk is Going Where He's Never Gone Before
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2021, 09:03:46 PM »

There's a fulfilment center not far from me.  Word in the courthouse hallways is that the meth available in the parking lot is pharmaceutical grade, and the hookers have most of their own teeth.


Jokes aside, I'll admit that I am envious.  This crew that did the three days...if I could afford it, I'd go.  In my youth, I had aspirations of being an astronaut.  Higher math classes proved...problematic. 
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Re: Captain Kirk is Going Where He's Never Gone Before
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2021, 09:14:32 PM »

And from what I hear from the ones here in St. Louis, they're getting paid pretty well for performance.

As long as they don't stop to pee they can do OK is what I have heard. ;)

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/646161/secrets-amazon-warehouse-employees

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Re: Captain Kirk is Going Where He's Never Gone Before
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2021, 11:09:59 PM »

Every shop, there's always someone who thinks that he's gonna get paid for spending half the shift in the shiiter.
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Re: Captain Kirk is Going Where He's Never Gone Before
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2021, 02:21:55 AM »

Every shop, there's always someone who thinks that he's gonna get paid for spending half the shift in the shiiter.

 wait, how else do they keep up with facebook?
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Re: Captain Kirk is Going Where He's Never Gone Before
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2021, 08:27:03 AM »

Why do I think Amazon employees would feel much more appreciated if they weren't subjected to inhumane working conditions?

I’m thinking you read too many propaganda articles (haven’t been news articles in years). Lately they’ve been on an anti Amazon push just like Walmart was the focus 15-20 years ago.

I think the main crime Amazon is committing is requiring their employees to work. Every “news” article I’ve seen so far has been short on fact and long on emotional bullshit with lots of subtle commie crap. Right now the unions are really trying to get their hooks into Amazon and then their close allies in the propaganda corps is all about helping that along.

You want some bad working conditions I’ll show you them. They are a lot worse than a climate controlled warehouse where you are out of the rain, snow, and beating sun and you aren’t having *expletive deleted*it fall all on you. But curiously the news articles aren’t rushing to cover those kinds of jobs.

Also I hope the news articles keep bitching and Amazon replaces most of these no skill jobs with real automated order pickers like are in some other warehouses. I saw ones in the Cat warehouses where they speed along tracks, pull the bin, bring it to the shipper guy to put them into a box, and return the bin a lot faster than a human, and they can’t whine to the right press about having to do a job.
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Re: Captain Kirk is Going Where He's Never Gone Before
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2021, 10:05:11 AM »

Also I hope the news articles keep bitching and Amazon replaces most of these no skill jobs with real automated order pickers like are in some other warehouses. I saw ones in the Cat warehouses where they speed along tracks, pull the bin, bring it to the shipper guy to put them into a box, and return the bin a lot faster than a human, and they can’t whine to the right press about having to do a job.

I was on the engineering team overseeing the construction of one of those automated warehouses -- for a train maintenance facility. The warehouse is eight or ten stories high and the whole thing is run by computers, delivering parts to an order desk in another building. Except if/when maintenance is needed, there are no humans in the warehouse.
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Re: Captain Kirk is Going Where He's Never Gone Before
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2021, 04:17:26 PM »

Bill should hold out for a Crew Dragon ride.  Why go to space for 5 minutes when you can go for 3 days?

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Re: Captain Kirk is Going Where He's Never Gone Before
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2021, 04:20:07 PM »

Bill should hold out for a Crew Dragon ride.  Why go to space for 5 minutes when you can go for 3 days?


Well he is 90.
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Re: Captain Kirk is Going Where He's Never Gone Before
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2021, 04:24:49 PM »

Well he is 90.

That's what I was figuring. Otherwise I would agree with kgb about taking the better ride. At 90, he probably figures just getting to "official" space is an accomplishment.  =)
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Re: Captain Kirk is Going Where He's Never Gone Before
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2021, 05:50:08 PM »

That's what I was figuring. Otherwise I would agree with kgb about taking the better ride. At 90, he probably figures just getting to "official" space is an accomplishment.  =)

Well yeah, but do you guys really expect me to pass up an opportunity to cast shade on Jeff Who's Blown Orifice?   >:D

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Re: Captain Kirk is Going Where He's Never Gone Before
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2021, 07:56:20 AM »

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8:30 am EDT (12:30 GMT) Live coverage begins.
10:00 am EDT (14:00 GMT) Launch scheduled.
Launch site: Corn Ranch (Blue Origin Suborbital Launch Facility) near Van Horn, TX
Destination: Suborbital (straight up, straight down)
A Blue Origin New Shepard suborbital rocket will launch 4 crew members to an approximate altitude of 105 km. On board will be actor William Shatner, Blue Origin flight operations director Audrey Powers, Chris Boshuizen, and Glen de Vries. Delayed from Oct 12 due to high winds in the forecast.

LIVE: Blue Origin launches William Shatner to space!
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Blue Origin - NS-18 New Shepard Space Flight Mission with William Shatner On-Board | Live Launch
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Re: Captain Kirk is Going Where He's Never Gone Before
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2021, 08:55:37 AM »

The crew should consider wearing green skin pigment for the mission.   =)
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Re: Captain Kirk is Going Where He's Never Gone Before
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2021, 09:02:29 AM »

The crew should consider wearing green skin pigment for the mission.   =)

The women at least. Maybe the men can wear pointy ears
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Re: Captain Kirk is Going Where He's Never Gone Before
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2021, 09:07:55 AM »

He's 90. BO better hope he don't stroke out. That would be some bad bad PR
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Re: Captain Kirk is Going Where He's Never Gone Before
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2021, 09:16:49 AM »

I went to youtube to watch the launch on Blue Origin's channel and I am greeted with "Video unavailable
This video is no longer available because the YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated."

Ha!

edit:  I may have clicked on an imposter channel.  Here's the correct one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEhdlIor-do
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Re: Captain Kirk is Going Where He's Never Gone Before
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2021, 09:23:05 AM »

He's 90. BO better hope he don't stroke out. That would be some bad bad PR

I'm wishing him all the best, but if I were 90 year old Bill Shatner, I think dying at apogee would be way cooler than dying in bed.
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Re: Captain Kirk is Going Where He's Never Gone Before
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2021, 09:35:01 AM »

I'm wishing him all the best, but if I were 90 year old Bill Shatner, I think dying at apogee would be way cooler than dying in bed.

Great for Bill but bad for Jeff*



*Not that I really give a *expletive deleted*it about Jeff though.
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Re: Captain Kirk is Going Where He's Never Gone Before
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2021, 10:16:51 AM »


The sucking up to Jeff is killing me.
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Re: Captain Kirk is Going Where He's Never Gone Before
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2021, 10:18:51 AM »

Case in point.
No Jeff is not an experienced astronaut  [barf]
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Re: Captain Kirk is Going Where He's Never Gone Before
« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2021, 10:42:31 AM »

Let's go Brandon, whoops I mean Shatner
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Re: Captain Kirk is Going Where He's Never Gone Before
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2021, 10:50:45 AM »

Launch
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