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11 minutes ago, zkom said:

A summit on 6G technology was held completely virtually with 400 people attending due to covid-19. Hopefully this becomes more normal in the future in the tech industry. So much of the business travel is completely unnecessary and the meetings could be easily held virtually. #EndBusinessTravel2020

Completely agree!

Less air-travel. Impact on climate is even bigger than recently thought. They're doing studies where they're looking for new optimal ways to fly. As they've discovered the impact of those lines in the sky is significantly bigger on temperature than the amount of CO2 planes produce. So it might be better to fly at different altitudes with more fuel consumption but less lines in the sky. (please, I'm an idiot. i don't know how to call these in english...)

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Just now, goDel said:

Completely agree!

Less air-travel. Impact on climate is even bigger than recently thought. They're doing studies where they're looking for new optimal ways to fly. As they've discovered the impact of those lines in the sky is significantly bigger on temperature than the amount of CO2 planes produce. So it might be better to fly at different altitudes with more fuel consumption but less lines in the sky. (please, I'm an idiot. i don't know how to call these in english...)

Contrails. (Don't beat yourself up BTW. Your English is already better than that of many native speakers in the US.)

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yes! thansk

 

edit: amber, you're going on my curriculum as a reference! ;D

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4 minutes ago, ambergonk said:

Contrails. (Don't beat yourself up BTW. Your English is already better than that of many native speakers in the US.)

or chemtrails, if you believe they are actually nefarious gasses being sprayed on the populace.

and I could of sworn chemtrails was a BoC track, but google says it is Beck.

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BoC stands for Beck on Crack, btw.

So the link is basically a given. ;D

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6 minutes ago, zero said:

or chemtrails, if you believe they are actually nefarious gasses being sprayed on the populace.

and I could of sworn chemtrails was a BoC track, but google says it is Beck.

Wasn't that mainly a 2013 pre-Q-Anon thing?

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4 minutes ago, ambergonk said:

Wasn't that mainly a 2013 pre-Q-Anon thing?

no clue. load of BS is what it is.

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1st confirmed case on my ship, and a few in quarantine... Entering OPP3... That means each department takes turns and serves food in the (not anymore) self service restaurant, temperature checks every morning, lot's of sanitizing, fog machines, etc...

I guess I'm gonna sound selfish here but at least I'm gonna be honest... This last week I've been basically having paid vacations on a cruise... So yeah i can't complaint at all, but yeah i shouldn't boast either... I'm sorry... Enjoying the pool, the jacuzzis, passenger food, passenger gym, etc... Just chilling while the outside world is facing the apocalypse... Hopefully I'm gonna be one of the few that's gonna repopulate the planet earth... Shit the IQ is gonna lower so much... I'm sorry, humanity is lost... 

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2 hours ago, ignatius said:

sorry but it still sounds like bullshit to me. Do banks not count as being 'violent'? it's just swapping a landlord for a banker. the distinction between private/personal property just sounds like horse shit or something that requires buying into a set of terms w/o thinking about very much. like i said.. i haven't read the manual so maybe there's hundreds of pages on this that someone explains in classic academic bullshittery.. but i'm not buying it. sorry. 

as you were. 

property is theft, and theft is violent

banks are indeed violent.  they rent, through taxes, the state monopoly on violence in exchange for enforcing the private property rights of the money they lend out, which they borrow to begin with from the same state doing the violence.

money itself is violent, it's the baton and gun of the police abstracted through pieces of paper, all in the end signifying the state monopoly on violence

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went to the grocery store this morning. they are doing a good job of controlling entry to the store, keeping it really spacious so not crowded. also sterilizing the checkout stations between every customer and only 1 customer at the checkout at a time. i was relieved.  they have a staging area pre-checkout too and a person controlling the line. i stocked up so hopefully won't have to go back for weeks. 

governor of oregon issued shelter in place order finally. 

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2 minutes ago, ignatius said:

went to the grocery store this morning. they are doing a good job of controlling entry to the store, keeping it really spacious so not crowded. also sterilizing the checkout stations between every customer and only 1 customer at the checkout at a time. i was relieved.  they have a staging area pre-checkout too and a person controlling the line. i stocked up so hopefully won't have to go back for weeks. 

 

Nice - same type of protocols here. We stocked up but didn't bulk buy, just made sure we have enough staple goods (proteins/lentils/potatoes etc etc) to last a couple months. Apparently my area of town is the worst hit in my city so hoping to leave the house maybe once every couple weeks (aside for going for walks in the ravine here).

 

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^my workplace (which i don't have to visit for who knows how long as i'm working from home) is implementing temperature checks for anyone working in the office area and are putting pretty strict separation policies for workers who build outside (who often work in close company) so they're doing what they can while keeping the business going. nonetheless, being open and keeping production going still puts everyone there at risk of course. good to see some strict guidelines going down, even if they're not always perfect.

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29 minutes ago, ambergonk said:

Wasn't that mainly a 2013 pre-Q-Anon thing?

I think the chemtrails conspiracy theory started on the Art Bell show. Art Bell was a conspiracy theory guy with a radio talk show in the United States. Goes back at least as far as the 90's.

 

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3 minutes ago, hijexx said:

I think the chemtrails conspiracy theory started on the Art Bell show. Art Bell was a conspiracy theory guy with a radio talk show in the United States. Goes back at least as far as the 90's.

 

Phil Hendrie used to do a great impression/spoof and have a fake radio show and get people to call in. was fucking hilarious. phil hendrie is a genius. 

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UK on lockdown from midnight

 

 

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Governer of Washington State making a televised address in 3 hours. I smell mandatory shelter-in-place. 

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how are people living on their own going to cope with this lockdown? i need genuine advice, im already going fucking mental. actually insane, not figuratively.

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Was watching the NJ governor's address this afternoon and some fuckwad gun lobbyist asked why they decided to deem gun stores non-essential (thereby temporarily closing them), saying that the people have a right to buy guns to defend themselves at a time like this.  The gov couldn't comment because apparently this dude's group sued the state over their decision to close the gun stores along with almost everything else.  WTF is wrong with these people?

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Noooo!  Not the testicle festival!  There goes my highlight of the year.

20 minutes ago, QQQ said:

how are people living on their own going to cope with this lockdown? i need genuine advice, im already going fucking mental. actually insane, not figuratively.

Make music non-stop.

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In the past week since friday, 3 of my neighbors have had some kind of party or get together with cars lining the streets. Ugh. Yesterday adjacent one had a kids birthday party with a TON of people. Like WTF. Some people really aren't wired to understand something until it's already happened to them or someone they know.

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27 minutes ago, QQQ said:

how are people living on their own going to cope with this lockdown? i need genuine advice, im already going fucking mental. actually insane, not figuratively.

i would recommend sticking to a schedule. ive not spoken to anyone in person for 9 days now and yeah its been tough

i do an hour yoga, 20 minutes high intensity kettlebell workout and a 3 mile jog in the morning which is exhausting. then i do 2 hours production. computer games. trying to get 5 hours piano in a day. ive been drinking heavily in the evenings but im stopping drinking in the week.

 

but yeah its gonna be tough. i said in the other thread extroverts are going to be going mental.

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33 minutes ago, QQQ said:

how are people living on their own going to cope with this lockdown? i need genuine advice, im already going fucking mental. actually insane, not figuratively.

internet, music making, organizing stuff, books whatever.. just staying occupied. checking in w/family and friends, making a phone call once in a while. 

gotta admit.. i'm ok doing this home alone thing as it's sorta my default. 

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33 minutes ago, QQQ said:

how are people living on their own going to cope with this lockdown? i need genuine advice, im already going fucking mental. actually insane, not figuratively.

dunno, but being sequestered with all your family members and being around them 24/7 is the flip side to that. I read that domestic violence calls have spiked recently and sadly, so have child abuse cases...

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2 minutes ago, ignatius said:

internet, music making, organizing stuff, books whatever.. just staying occupied. checking in w/family and friends, making a phone call once in a while. 

gotta admit.. i'm ok doing this home alone thing as it's sorta my default. 

Yeah us introverts are just like "eh socializing is great but we can just do it after the pandemic is over, I don't see the big deal"

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