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haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

whoa, a thread. maybe I should read the forum index more often

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haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

yeah none of the other state shutdown orders have totally banned going outside so he's probably wrong about that. it should be safe to go outside as long as you stay away from other people, don't touch anything unnecessarily, and wash your hands when you get back inside. fresh air for the purpose of mental health is going to be important now that social lives are effectively banned

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

they told us the survivors would envy the dead, but I did not believe them

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

pointsofdata posted:

Is outdoor transmission to strangers even a significant mode of transmission?

not really. so far as we know the virus does not hang around in the air for very long after being sneezed or coughed out so as long as no one does either of those things directly at you you should be ok. the primary means of transmission is thought to be surface contact. hence the emphasis on washing your hands, not touching your face outdoors, and sneezing/coughing into your elbow, the most effective stifling maneuver

this does not stop me from being constantly anxious that I or my SO are not staying the recommended 6 feet from people when outside

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

nyc suspended alternate side parking for a week about a week ago, I haven't checked if they've extended that but yeah got to minimize reasons to go outside

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

gf's work gave her a wfh laptop except it came with a misconfigured vpn so it wasn't actually usable for that purpose :ughh:

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

if you're in a big city you can probably find used aerons on craigslist, they're a few hundred but worth it

they're also on amazon, if they're still delivering nonessential items

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

graph posted:

i laid down with my eyes shut from noon to 2pm

i feel largely better but this situation is taking its toll

:same:

excess sleeping is one symptom of cabin fever, we'll all have to develop new mental care habits and go outside more just for the sake of being outside

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

don't read actual twitter

don't watch live press conferences

read the d&d (not cspam) politics thread, scroll past all the text posts, pause to read embedded tweets

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

ask the senate, where the bill is being held up by a couple of republicans concerned that being unemployed might pay a little better than minimum wage

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

President Beep posted:

they just need to know how to game the system bro. don’t let big gov ruin small business!!!


https://twitter.com/Mkrafcik/status/1242922395729637379?s=20

some governors are not loving around, the gov of PA yanked GameStop’s business license when they tried to claim to be essential

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal


“f” is already the text of the shortest sci-fi story ever written, entitled “cosmic report card: earth”

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

video game shotguns are intended to be short-range weapons which is not at all realistic

blame bungie for setting up the halo games like that

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

yeah sometimes they're used to symbolically execute sexualized effigies of people you hate

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

I have no gently caress and I must work

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

I've been pretty successful at avoiding video games during work hours, but that's mostly because there's someone stuck here with me and I don't want to get caught

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

Stereotype posted:

I feel like I have a cold, or a sinus infection type thing, even though I haven’t left the house in like two weeks.

or maybe it is corona?? also maybe alcohol withdrawals?

The four big tells of corona:

-fever
-coughing, especially extended or dry coughing
-shortness of breath
-chest pain

if you don't have most of these, you almost certainly do not have corona. sneezing, headaches, stuffy nose, a normal level of sporadic coughing, etc are not corona symptoms

either way, drink more alcohol

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

since like three years ago they've been telling me they were going to migrate me from a desktop machine to a laptop

one year ago I got tired of the waiting and started asking directly when they were going to do it

a month or two ago they finally actually gave me a laptop

I left it at the office the last time I was in. I've been working from home on my personal desktop

*takes a drag, stares out across the ocean*

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

doesn't tap water quality really depend on location?

uncurable mlady posted:

outlook not so good

I dunno, there's still a significant chance that the government fails to do anything for the common man or fails to do it in time and things get really, really bad. rent is due tomorrow for millions of people and small businesses and those stimulus checks are still weeks away just because of bureaucracy. if the entire wage slave class 100% implodes there's going to be a lot of anger and a lot of pressure and it will get even harder to claim the system is working and can recover

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

ny is sheltering until april 30th right now, that'll probably be extended

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

syntaxrigger posted:

Is it weird wanting to put in PTO when I am at home and cannot go anywhere? I just want to be high/drunk for like 2 days straight

if you're not on a video call how can they tell

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

Corla Plankun posted:

I don't even know what I would do with all of those buttons and lights but that looks soothing af

you don't do anything with them, mother responds to voice commands

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

Methanar posted:

https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?noseen=1&threadid=3918903&pagenumber=1&perpage=40#post503764241

I don't know what's going on but the forums are probably dying. what is yospos' posting continuity plan. I don't want to lose the funy computer clique

still not 100% sure if this is or is not a joke but don't trust anything you hear about it until tomorrow. anything that appears to happen on the forums can be instantly reversed, including permabans

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

we use both slack and teams but for some reason IT has not deployed slack-teams integration yet

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

he's literally the crazy scientist from independence day

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

yeah contemporary vr is not sci fi artificial reality where you could not notice yourself starving to death. it's playing video games with a thing on your head and no harder to tear yourself away from than video games without a thing on your head. just slightly more annoying practically

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

CRIP EATIN BREAD posted:

although there is nothing more terrifying then playing a game in VR and feeling your cat brush against your leg

I stopped playing beat saber when we got a cat because I didn't want to accidentally bisect her with a move controller. and yeah I play mostly sitting down now. although she seems to have learned that when I'm sitting in that particular spot trying to get my attention doesn't work in general

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

tetris effect for psvr is on sale right now

:lsd:

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

yeah phase 1 was rough, only iron man 1 and captain america approach good

after the avengers movie they had nailed down the formula and all the ones after that are at the very least entertaining

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

sometimes I'll put on a movie I've seen a million times before, so I don't actually have to pay attention to it but can tune in for the cool parts

mcu movies I would say are Actually Good:

captain america 2 and 3 (winter soldier/civil war)
guardians 1 and 2
black panther
ant-man 1 and 2
iron man 3 (a lot of people will disagree with me on this but whatever)
thor 3 (ragnarok)

infinity war and endgame are sort of in their own category because how much you will enjoy them depends entirely on how many of the lead-in movies you've watched

gently caress there are a lot of these, I can't even think of them all off the top of my head. and I never saw the spiderman movies

haveblue fucked around with this message at 20:20 on Apr 3, 2020

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

the only thing keeping thor 1 from being pure trash is that chris hemsworth is a very funny man and it shines through sometimes

never even been to nz and I love what we do in the shadows (movie)

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

echinopsis posted:

what’s mfa

mfa deez nutz

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

Methanar posted:

There are some videos going around of some of the poorer countries in south america going full 1300s black death and leaving bodies in the streets because they have no where to put them.

poorer South American countries like Italy

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

I have one of these lying around that I bought ~8 years ago for a halloween costume and haven't touched since. wearing it today probably won't kill me, right?

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

power botton posted:

last one we had it was announced 10% of the company wasn't with us anymore

last one we had mentioned that they laid off the entire photography services department (not sure what percentage that was) and everyone left is getting haircuts that start at 5%

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

same except recycling bin

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

President Beep posted:

1) school of choice/vouchers
2) scary poors ride the bus!

3) socialism

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

:rip:

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

in our weekly briefing from corporate they said we're seeing a huge spike in jigsaw puzzle sales since it's a family get together activity :unsmith:

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haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

syntaxrigger posted:

Considering how unhelpful the federal government has been during the pandemic and leaving some governors to their own devices, it would seem to me secession is more likely than it has been in the past BUT I don't ever see that happening. Especially not without bloodshed.

maybe not a loud, bloody secession but we're already seeing states band together through side channels to evade the feds when distributing medical supplies and that can't help national cohesion

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