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rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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the attempt at rebranding from coronavirus to avoid making a beer company sad is the biggest bullshit ever

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rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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Jonny 290 posted:

old people dying is not a bad thing


no, that's fair. I've had a good run.

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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i'm wfh but i left my good coffee mug at work :cry:

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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[throws up hands] i can't work under these conditions [gets back in bed]

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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#1 beneficiary of working from home: america's cats

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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it just occurred to me that this is sort of a worst-case scenario for all the people at goog, fb, cisco and the rest that are sleeping in vans at night to save on rent

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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lancemantis posted:

well, you know, as wealthy people they can just get a short-term lease or maybe decide the box-truck-life isn't the best idea after all and finally get a place

not disagreeing, just having a realization is all.

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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i gotta think that this is mostly just people trying to make excuses for fuckin around at home all day and gettin no work done but idk maybe people really are this bad

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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we just got permission to take our desktops home and set up a vpn from there which IT has never on earth ever allowed us to do before

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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Kind Friend posted:

wfh has made it impossible for me to ignore that i absolutely do not care about my job. scheduled a meeting with my manager to let him know im quitting.

living the dream. godspeed.

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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PIZZA.BAT posted:

dude at least haul in the free checks until this blows over and you have to go back in

but also this

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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i think the idea that there'll be no productivity loss is a little optimistic but it'll deffo be an interesting experiment. In my heart I know that the productivity losses won't be much but my heart is often wrong as hell.

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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its about the same for me because posting at home and posting at work is pretty much the same thing

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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my company just hands you N holidays and says "take whichever ones you want off"

which is nice imo. Don't wanna do Columbus Day? Don't. Wanna take off for Arbor Day? go nuts.

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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lancemantis posted:

what's the cutoff for a holiday?

like how do they decide what a legit holiday is? they don't, that's up to me. They're basically congruent to vacation days but accounted for differently.

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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tractor conventions, international shearing junkets, things of that nature

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Jun 11, 2001

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Displeased Moo Cow posted:

you forgot seeds, mother fucker

I am tired of all these motherfuckin seeds on this motherfuckin plane

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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beach the cruise ships and convert them to low income housing.

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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in the event they are beached in California, the engines will act as backup generators when PG&E decides to gently caress around

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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it's as strong a reaction as you're likely to get without the government compelling people to stay home. I've certainly never seen anything like it.

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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burning swine posted:

well poo poo

only one option left then


rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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Fuzzy Mammal posted:

what's everyone's daily routine? i've been at it over a week now and i'm pretty settled

- get up at like 8:30, make breakfast
- work 9-12.
- make lunch, take dog around lake 12-2
- work 2-5

i'm trying to set a hard stop at 5 after the first few days going till 8 before realizing i was damned hungry.


feels sustainable, but gotta fix my ergo situation


- post 9-5

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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i remember someone pitching second life or some other bullshit as a teleconferencing thing back in 2003 or so

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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also i dont think that getting it now means you can't get it later, thats chicken pox

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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CRIP EATIN BREAD posted:

often times once you recover from a virus you canít get it again. itís if the virus mutates that you can get sick again, like the flu. itís also why the flu vaccine isnít 100% effective. they pick a strain that they predict will be the most common and vaccinate you against that.

biology is so weird

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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gotta say, not really a fan

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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echinopsis posted:

the antibodies we create that recognise pathogens require unique antigens to identify. once our immune system can identify an antigen it can usually take care of it very well

our immune system is mental. it was described in university as something like a random protein generator and those proteins will ďstickĒ to things and are antibodies and they act like tags for other immune cells to swallow up. it was described as if the protein stuck to our own cells it could tell so it didnít use them (this always felt like an obscene simplification when it was taught) thatís what an autoimmune disorder is, where our immune system tags our own cells for destruction. itís possible type 1 diabetes results from the body creating antibodies for some kind of virus and those antibodies also bind to the beta cells in the pancreas so that the immune system attacks the beta cells thinking itís a virus. itís possible we will be able to immunise against this in the future

rheumatic fever can lead to a similar situation there the antibodies will bind to cells in the heart (to do with the valves?) and so the immune system will attack the heart so thatís why you get this weird situation where rheumatic fever leading to CV problems

the H and N in flu strands like H1N1 represent the two most common antigen families expressed on the flu virus, although they arenít the only ones

Iím not sure why some immune responses last longer than other though. why we can give the immune system dead cells for some things and live attenuated for others

and itís also worth nothing most viruses donít target all our cells but just a limited number. things like coronavirus attack the respiratory cells.

measles is nasty because it attacks our immune cells itself and is one of the worst viruses because it can ďeraseĒ some or all of your immune ďmemoryĒ


most common cold are either rhinovirus or coronavirus. why this one in particular is much more deadly is something Iíd like to understand


also sometimes in healthy people we can get situations where our cells lyse and release huge volumes of viral particles into our body and our immune system sees this as an extreme attack and can have something called a ďcytokine stormĒ and lead to shock and this is how you get very healthy people dying of flu, different to vulnerable people dying from respiratory failure from the flu


just some ill-remembered info for ya. itís probably all wrong now

100% not gonna read all those words

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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theadder posted:

i read some of them op

truth be told, so did i

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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lancemantis posted:

Maybe a positive thing that will come out of all of this is some actual useful food donations for pantries

food banks are having a really hard time right now because theres a massive drop in volunteers

For a long time they've been focused on moving to fresh food but now with no one to deliver the food they're switching to long-term stable foods

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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Kind Friend posted:

looks like the bay area is about to go on pseudo-lockdown

https://www.sfchronicle.com/local-politics/article/Bay-Area-must-shelter-in-place-Only-15135014.php

I missed my loving chance to leave. gently caress. Looks like I may have to un-quit my job because I don't see how I'm gonna be able to move.

quote:

People who are homeless are exempt from the order but encouraged to find shelter.

lmao

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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SmokaDustbowl posted:

canada's borders are shutting down

other than the one with the US

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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wife sent me some pix of downtown and they're crazy, market street is just deserted.

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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Sagebrush posted:

lol the university just decided we're teaching online for the rest of the semester (third week of may). that's gonna work just great for wood shop and cnc machining and all that poo poo.

just call the school year over already. this poo poo is hosed

yeah its pretty zany. My niece is (was??) graduating SF State this semester and they cancelled the ceremony and all her classes are online and it's not clear if she will actually graduate and the whole thing is just nuts

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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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.

imo as a guy who worked exclusively from home for like 7 years, posting does not count as "seeing other humans on a regular basis"

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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CLASS 2 PERVERSION posted:

I've worked from home for two days now and I'm already driven to posting instead of lurking

jesus the bad news just does not quit

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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Kazinsal posted:

the mix of pandemic and the start of spring allergies owns

yeah its pretty great. Every time i cough I'm thinkin "well, i had a good run."

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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FMguru posted:

did you really, though?

please, just let me have this

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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Stereotype posted:

what if we were right for once though.

nice hypothetical but it'll never happen

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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well with all the TP shortages i'm not sure what you people expected

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rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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Jonny 290 posted:

we have a 24/7 channel set up now and ppl just ping in the social channel "hey on the hangout zoom". it's nice and is helping a bit

this was a very successful tactic for me when we did a lot of remote stuff

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