• (nodebb)

    On the Techbargaín thing, I'm more interested in what exactly they are shipping to you for free, when it's an online course.

  • Pabs (unregistered)

    If you have -1 unread emails, does that mean you've read an email that you haven't received yet?

  • Economy Comment (unregistered)

    The best part is that 'Economy' is the most expensive option ...

    I think that guitar course is what a lot of offshore 'certified experts' must have taken.

  • Dlareg (unregistered)

    Why would I pay 11 for three day delivery if there is a option to get it in 2-3 days for 8

  • WTFGuy (unregistered)

    The last one about dual Mount Pleasants is a bog-standard artifact of the US Postal Service's address correction API. If they could ever get their database cleaned up these problems wouldn't occur.

    Another common variation in the USPS database is two variants that differ only in casing. In fact that might be what we see here, after the casing has been "fixed" by the webapp.

    Another ever popular USPS screwup is multiple alternate spellings of words commonly found in multi-word city names. Words like East, West, Beach, Township, Corners, Hills, Acres, etc. So, please pick which of these helpful "corrections" is really your address:

    East Bumfart Township
    E Bumfart Township
    East Bumfart Twp
    E Bumfart TWP
    E Bumfart twp
    East Bumfart


  • Rohan (unregistered)

    -1 unreal messages on Yahoo Mail? Guess someone must have hit 32768 unread messages. Or 2.1 billion.

    And I thought the 3000+ in my inbox dating back as far as 2014 was bad...

  • Angela Anuszewski (google) in reply to WTFGuy

    My favorite WTF involving ZIP codes was when I looked up the code of where I used to live, 14618, to see what areas it covers. It has as an acceptable city name "LOEHMANNS PLAZA NY" - which is the name of the shopping center where the post office is. Sorry, I don't think too many people actually live there.

    Addendum 2020-07-06 10:56: Oh, and also the "LOEHMANNS PLZ NY" variant.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Angela Anuszewski

    Any given point in the US is probably in exactly one zip code. Once you get into areas (village, town, city, state park), then the area may include all or part of one or more zip codes. A post office is in one place and will be named uniquely. No sense calling every post office in Brooklyn "The Brooklyn Post Office", so some of them get interesting names.

    BTW, I grew up near Model City, NY. It was a hamlet established by William Love (of Love Canal fame) and currently has two streets and about a dozen houses... but it has it's own zip code (14107). True to form for Mr Love, he envisioned it as a place to get away from the smog of the city, but now the place is pretty much just "the road that goes to the garbage dump". Not just any dump, but the dump that accepts the dirtiest dirt. They trucked some of the irradiated sand from the Manhattan Project there to be buried.

  • Your Mammas name (unregistered) in reply to WTFGuy

    Or when you add "Street", "Road", etc and the database asks whether you meant the version with "ST", "RD", etc.

  • Gerry (unregistered) in reply to Your Mammas name

    Google maps still refers to "The Avenue" in Auckland, NZ as "The Ave". They seems to have fixed "The Drive", it was "The Dr" at one time. https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Avenue,+Lynfield,+Auckland/

    It shows how careful you have to be when trying to tidy up that sort of database.

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