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Comment Re:No drivers, just deliver-people? (Score 1) 121

You haven't provided any information on why this would be the case. You continually miss the entire point. I'll repeat it for you since you're having a very difficult time grasping it (it's not a terribly hard concept).

Amazon would make the switch since it saves money. If it costs Amazon less money, why would they charge more for it? If they do, they open things up for someone to do what they're already doing.

Try again, moron.

Comment Re:No drivers, just deliver-people? (Score 1) 121

No, your concept is just moronic. I'll try one more time before I give up.

With a Prime membership, I don't pay any further shipping charges for two-day shipping. Zero. No dollars. Amazon will deliver the package to my door, whether I'm home or not (there is an argument that I'm paying for shipping by buying the Prime membership, but I guess it comes down to how much one uses it, but it's a flat rate, so really depends on the person).

You said:

Then you will be in the 1% of people who would rather pay $5 for shipping rather than walk 20 ft from the door to the curb and have no charge.

Amazon would make the switch as a cost-cutting strategy, so that it doesn't cost them as much to ship the package. So it's costs them less. But from where I quoted you, you threw out the $5 amount; $5 to [walk 20 feet from my door] rather than have it delivered to my door.

My point is that, with Prime, I pay $0 for shipping, to have it shipped to my door, and the package is left at the door.

Your point appears to be that, I can pay $5 more for driverless shipping, but I have to fetch the package from the vehicle.

Maybe this was just an off-the-cuff figure you threw out. Maybe you didn't fully communicate your idea. But when you put my point vs your point, your point doesn't seem like the better option.

Now, if the way I've summarized your point doesn't actually reflect your point, please, feel free to correct me.

Comment Re:No drivers, just deliver-people? (Score 1) 121

Nice movement of the goalpost. My initial response is that this isn't as easy as you were making it out to be. Now you're accusing me of holding the idea of "nothing ever changes". So I'm not even going to respond to your first line.

I never said it was easy, just easiest (and most obvious) of all the options. All solutions are hard or everyone else would have done them already. Yes, I will accuse you again of the idea "nothing ever changes" because you can't seem to wrap your head around the concept that once much cheaper shipping options are available that will change how shipping is priced. Yet you continue to claim, "I like it just the way it is, so this will never work."

I think you're having problems with wrapping your head around why a customer would pay more for a more money for an inconvenient option, when the cost of that shipment is lower from the automation. You're making gigantic assumptions, so I don't think this conversation is really going anywhere. I'm telling you it's is not an easy answer. You're assuming that means that I think that means there are no and never will be any other options. You're having a really hard time with reading comprehension.

Amazon could make the change. But then someone could along and offer the traditional "shipping-and-deliver-to-your-door" for the same price that they offer it today.

Hardly. There is currently nobody who can beat Amazon on shipping costs. When they have a driverless mobile locker system that is significantly cheaper, who do you think will step in and be able to beat Amazon on price of goods and shipping costs? You're delusional, Amazon will eat their lunch.

I don't have to be home now for Amazon. With your system, I'd have to home. With the current system, I can just answer my door. With your system, there is more work involved with the customer. You have made no case for how yours is an easier solution for customer.

That's great if Amazon wants to lower shipping costs. But you haven't really made a case why that would involve paying Amazon extra money if they're already lowering the shipping cost.

How do you not understand this? There are two shipping options, one costs Amazon half what the other does. Do you really think that they will continue indefinitely to charge the customers the same for those two shipping options?

One more time. Why would I pay more for a shipping option that saves Amazon money and is more hassle for me?

I'm not really sure what your "locker" argument is. Amazon already delivers to my door. Why would I need a locker? You haven't explained how, with automated driving, the package gets from the vehicle to my door (or locker, since it really doesn't matter).

This just keeps going over your head. The locker is ON the vehicle. You walk to the vehicle. Unlock the locker. Retrieve the package. A huge number of people use Amazon lockers, many more will when those lockers are right outside their door. Especially because it will be much cheaper (or faster or safer or ...) than the existing options.

Hey, thank you for finally explaining that! FYI, you never explained that the lockers would be on the vehicle. But even then, like I said above, I don't have to be home for Amazon to deliver a package today; your method would require I be home, as well as just put in more effort.

If it lowers the price for customers in some way, sure, I could see that catching on. But if it increases the price, I don't see how it would.

Comment Re:No drivers, just deliver-people? (Score 1) 121

That doesn't make sense. You paid to check your luggage as part of your ticket...and then you pay an extra fee to check your luggage? Some airlines don't check any bags for free and you are charged. Do you want to show me an airline that double-dips like this (charges you to check luggage in the price of the ticket and then charges again)?

Comment Re:No drivers, just deliver-people? (Score 1) 121

Nice movement of the goalpost. My initial response is that this isn't as easy as you were making it out to be. Now you're accusing me of holding the idea of "nothing ever changes". So I'm not even going to respond to your first line.

Amazon could make the change. But then someone could along and offer the traditional "shipping-and-deliver-to-your-door" for the same price that they offer it today. That's great if Amazon wants to lower shipping costs. But you haven't really made a case why that would involve paying Amazon extra money if they're already lowering the shipping cost.

I'm not really sure what your "locker" argument is. Amazon already delivers to my door. Why would I need a locker? You haven't explained how, with automated driving, the package gets from the vehicle to my door (or locker, since it really doesn't matter).

Comment Re:What's changed? (Score 1) 312

It doesn't help when those words can be used in wildly different contexts, and that the definition can vary from one person to another.

For example, I like progressives. I like the progressive platform. Policies based on science and logic, rather than tradition? Awesome! Certain social services (I like fire fighters, roads, and the post office)? Sign me up.

But then you have regressives. Those that, on the surface may seem progressive, but aren't (even if that's what they call themselves). Those that mainly focus on bigoted identity politics.

For some, a regressive is an SJW (basically, a radical "left" extremist that generally holds a multitude of double standards). To some, anyone on the left is an SJW.

I'm center-left. But by simply stating what I have, I could have names hurled at me such as "literally Hitler" (doubtful that I'd get SJW since I've criticized identity politics).

Comment Re: Next! (Score 1) 155

Try and remember that the use of public spaces is for everyone, not just protesters. I fully believe in the right for people to protest, and to use public spaces for that protest. For areas like public roads, I see nothing wrong with getting some sort of parade permit (since roads are there to allow people to get around). A person's right to protest does not trump my right to the public road.

Comment Re:Do me a favour (Score 2) 135

And if facebook makes him despise his "friends," that really says a lot about him and the "friendships" that he has.

While I'm not fan of Denton, he has a point. Not sure what his context is, but social media (not just FaceBook) seems to embolden people to express some truly awful things. I've seen more than a couple people that went from thoughtful and insightful posts to outright bigotry.

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