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ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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"Voluntary WFH" and I was gonna still go into office today

Got paged out of bed at 11am and took until 9pm to resolve it

Will attempt to not WFH tomorrow

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ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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Displeased Moo Cow posted:

work faster tomorrow
Maybe I would have if I wasn't working from home huh

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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Salt Fish posted:

How do you slide a toilet?
Undo the bolts on the floor

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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Fuzzy Mammal posted:

king county is running out of blood. nobody wants to come in and donate.
If you have any contrarians on your social media this is a good time to tell them to donate blood (or components)

I think it's weird cause blood centers are like the cleanest place I know and you're not allowed to be there if you're sick anyway.

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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Cybernetic Vermin posted:

e: sweden does have two big advantages working for it though: very sparsely populated, and we send all our elders off to die in nursing homes at the earliest possible convenience. so might also be a matter of what suits the place.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%84ttestupa

quote:

The name supposedly denotes sites where ritual senicide took place during Nordic prehistoric times, whereby elderly people threw themselves, or were thrown, to their deaths. According to legend, this was done when old people were unable to support themselves or assist in a household.

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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Zlodo posted:

they speak like people whose decision-making apparatuses are within the operational footprint of their backends

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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Jonny 290 posted:

wfh without a strong social support network is absolute death from madness. Don't be too excited about it unless you are planning to take specific steps to see other humans on a regular basis.
Ya'll laughed at me when I got a house with 5 bedrooms so I could live with adult roommates.

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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President Beep posted:

this first week working from home has been one of my busiest ever. i think im doing it wrong?
Yeah these past two weeks have been super productive despite WFH for me

But part of that is I'm working longer hours.

I'm doing some work-created-by virus things (capacity planning) and it feels like I'm doing my part in this massive mobilization

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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CRIP EATIN BREAD posted:

WINE is not employment, dude
might as well tell yospos what I actually do for a living now

I'm an SRE at Google. Day to day I keep display ads serving, and I'm oncall for major ads incidents

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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so this economy now has this huge swath of people getting laid off soon or no work to do

and this other swath of people who work in virus-affected sectors who are completely swamped and understaffed (anything to do with health care, logistics, delivery, etc)

and we're def in a recession (though it's not official until retrospectively looking back 2 quarters later)


computer touching is somewhere in both worlds, some firms are gonna layoff and some firms are super-well positioned (eg those working in home delivery or teleconference stuff)

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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theadder posted:

whats an sre
Site Reliability Engineer

Half your job is "projects" like automating things or efficiency work and the other half is stuff like oncall and upholding service SLAs

Mostly I do traffic management and capacity planning/measurement stuff (ads is kinda big)

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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fart simpson posted:

yikes. what’s the word for the opposite of an essential service?
so one thing I've learned is that news organizations really really care about having their display ads work

like one time I broke a lot of doubleclick and there were a bunch of articles about it that I'm sure were just thrilling to everyday readers

there's a bag of shredded money beside my office desk to commemorate the occasion. There was a tradition of passing it on to whoever caused a big outage but I decided to just leave it on display instead (some people might not take it in stride)

five years of this and now I'm the senior person on the team

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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Was oncall today, am oncall this weekend.

Been working more productively these past two weeks than ever. I think I "know how to work from home."

But I'm also working longer than intended, in part cause my roommate is working 12 hour days helping the poor (free legal aid, mostly medical/benefits related)

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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akadajet posted:

I don't talk about yospos to women so this hasn't been a deterrent.
I knew I was doing something wrong

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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Sagebrush posted:

did you know that the whole thing originally started because a japanese guy made a fearmongering facebook post saying "all japanese toilet paper comes from china, better buy yours now so you get one made before coronavirus" and that started a run on it in japan, which then spread to australia and then the rest of the world, and the japanese guy has been arrested for causing a panic but now it's just self-sustaining?
Planet Money was saying that the first reports of shortage were in Hong Kong

I think there's a legit reason to expect a short-term shortage though - a bunch of short-term consumer (retail store) demand compared with reduced office supply (truck-delivered) demand. Those are not the same source, so the shelves go empty when everyone is also trying to stock-up weeks worth at the same time.

Like there's something real there, but then the overexposure in the panic makes it a bit worse.

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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Endless Mike posted:

yeah, it doesn't work as well for earthquake prone places where, obviously, you have no warning, but with hurricanes you're pretty aware it's coming in your general direction at least a week before it hits, so you get time to prepare
Yes, if only we had a week of warning that this virus was coming

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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DuckConference posted:

my lease is up at the end of may and I don't think they'll accept month to month, so I have like 4 weeks left to give notice of moving out. hoping that the lockdown will be sufficiently lifted by the end of april that i'll be able to look for a new place.
The rental and real estate market is taking an absolute dive right now they may be thrilled to have you month to month

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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Answered my phone today, since maybe people are calling due to everything that's happening

Turns out they're still doing that robocall scam where they say you won a free cruise

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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In some sense we were hoping for the opposite result - that a whole bunch of people had it and developed antibodies/immunity but were asymptomatic.

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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DuckConference posted:

yes, but it's pretty much the middle of nowhere. results from seattle/bay area/nyc will be a lot more interesting
Just got a facebook ad for a local study (by Stanford health) recruiting people for antibody tests to analyze the population, roommate is going as a result


Kinda feeling better about keeping the ads flowing, gotta be honest.

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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I'm prefer to be unusually sanguine about everything even in terrible situations and that probably annoys people

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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haveblue posted:

poorer South American countries like Italy
Hey now Italy can afford refrigerated trailers

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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pointsofdata posted:

I think it's also something to do with the average density of the places people live, it's kind of a meaningless metric anyway, since just traveling a longer distance than someone else isn't a risk factor, it's about the variety of number of people you are in close contact with. Distance traveled or change in distance traveled might be OK proxies for that when comparing within NYC or LA or rural North Dakota, but I doubt they are useful between them.
So I think the Google data linked earlier defines travel not in terms of miles but in terms of total visits to various destinations, and the compares with baseline percentage in the same region.

Like if you look at Texas vs California you can see that Texas had normal numbers of visits to the grocery store/park for one or two more weeks than CA did, coinciding with the lockdown order delays.

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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Stereotype posted:

The IHME projections that Trump and co keep touting are so incredibly stupid. They have uncertainties that decrease with time, which is such obvious horseshit. It looks like they just have some simple model that predicts what the mean number of deaths per day is then applies a static percentage uncertainty to each number, so as you get to smaller numbers over time the uncertainties get really small too, which is just flat out wrong and not how you apply the uncertainties at all. The error is cumulative per day and so if you're uncertain at the beginning, you're going to be way off at the end.

The correct thing to do, if you don't want to do any math, is to just do a monte-carlo, but that is very clearly not what they did. Why do I even do my job when I could apparently get away with pulling poo poo like this.
The purpose of these models isn't to inform or be accurate hth

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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If you recovered from Coronavirus your blood plasma is incredibly valuable right now as it can actively treat the disease: https://www.redcrossblood.org/content/redcrossblood/en/donate-blood/dlp/plasma-donations-from-recovered-covid-19-patients.html

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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PIZZA.BAT posted:

we have first past the post voting combined with winner take all. this naturally forces politics into a bifurcated system. there are examples out there where this isn't the case but you need significant cultural norms to overcome it. the fact we immediately split into a two-party system and stayed there for centuries pretty much means we're stuck with it unless we completely overhaul how votes are tallied and distribute power
Oh it gets better than that. Bifurcated parties + primaries + pervasive gerrymandering encourage a very clear "us and them" form of politics. Their loss is your gain. That's why America was virtually alone in "politicizing" whether or not you "believed in coronavirus".


Contrast this with reasonable systems using reasonable voting systems - everyone is so polite because they need to work with eachother and form coalitions to govern rather than win primaries - and it actually matters to get support of voters deciding their second/third choice. You know, compromising and stuff.

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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PCjr sidecar posted:

italy-parliament-fistfight.gif

or the loving uk lib dems teaming up with torys for austerity lol
To be clear representative systems also have more colorful characters within the government itself. They're just not the ones forming the majority coalitions.

It helps to have other rules too. In Germany (where things are decidedly more boring) they require a "constructive vote of no confidence", ie if you're getting rid of the government you have to simultaneously propose a replacement. In Italy this isn't true, so you have an incentive for grandstanding somewhat analogous to how Republican legislators act in California (pure obstructionism).

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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When people talk about "stomach-feel" or how they "taste spicy food later" they're just role-playing weird aliens right?

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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Uptime Sinclair posted:

i don’t believe you that people ever say “stomach-feel”
It might have just been that weird guy I knew

But, like, seriously, normal humans don't "feel foods in their stomach" right? Unless there's something seriously wrong like indigestion or "bloating", I have no idea what that guy was talking about.

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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For a time I thought I had a poor sense of smell. Most things just seemed to have a neutral smell unless they were directly under my nose.

But there were a few specific things I could seem to detect much better than others. Like cat pee, or alcohol, or cigarettes - all really strong and repulsive. If you're sitting across the table with me I can't tell if you haven't showered in a couple days but your glass of wine will be mildly unpleasant.

And I find gasoline repulsive in any amount.

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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Roosevelt posted:

i still have some comic books from the mid 90s with foil and hologram covers. collectors items that they only made 5 million copies of, so now they're worth about $1.75. i think when superman died my mom bought the book and put it in a safe deposit box.
Search eBay for beanie babies and find them at their original price

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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Samuel L. ACKSYN posted:

another platformer type game
Doom Eternal

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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Like seriously half the game is jumping and it even has those spinny air fire chains from bowser's castle

ShadowHawk fucked around with this message at 06:32 on Apr 17, 2020

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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My parents got married in the forest and everyone had to literally camp out overnight to sleep off the drunkenness (the wedding party stayed in cabins)

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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mystes posted:

The Santa Clara study apparently recruited people off of facebook and didn't bother to ask them why they wanted to get tested. It also used a test that may have a fairly high false positive test.

ShadowHawk posted:

Just got a facebook ad for a local study (by Stanford health) recruiting people for antibody tests to analyze the population, roommate is going as a result


Kinda feeling better about keeping the ads flowing, gotta be honest.
:stare:

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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So it turns out the serum study done by Stanford Health wasn't using the new, better serum testing developed by Stanford Health

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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I'm not a doctor, but I think kidney failure is bad?

I'm not a lawyer, but I think committing crimes is illegal?

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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"The Chinese have better internet connections than we do" should be a major campaign talking point

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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TerminalRaptor posted:

Side note. Some of my buddies got a Minecraft server for us to shoot the poo poo in. They went with the win10 version because it's cross play compatible with the Xbox and Switch versions. I'd keep getting disconnected if alt-tabbed out to do something like read a wiki page. Turns out if you're full-screen in a Win 10 application and you minimize it, it suspends the process, and there's nothing an application developer can do about it. :wtchris:

The amount of regression in the software industry in the past decade for solved problems is dumbfounding
This is one reason why "borderless fullscreen window" is a thing

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ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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I have camping reservations on a weekend in June and idk what to think of that now (not a national park, so I think they're still open)

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