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by Zaune
2020-03-29 12:48pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days
Replies: 804
Views: 23174

Re: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days

And it's not like leaving whatever percentage of New Yorkers haven't yet been exposed confined within the city limits with everyone who has been infected is exactly an ideal situation either. Social distancing is nigh-impossible with that level of population density. Not that there are many places t...
by Zaune
2020-03-29 12:09pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days
Replies: 804
Views: 23174

Re: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days

So, when Trump bends to pressure from actual human beings to send bits of the national stockpile to the pandemic hotspots even when he doesn't like the governor or the voters he sends broken ventilators [...] Well, at least California got fixable busted shit. Some states like Michigan haven't gotte...
by Zaune
2020-03-27 06:39pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days
Replies: 804
Views: 23174

Re: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days

More good news: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-52052830 A police force has had a surge in calls from people reporting their neighbours for "going out for a second run". Government lockdown rules allow people to leave their homes to take one form of exercise a day. Nick Adderl...
by Zaune
2020-03-27 07:39am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days
Replies: 804
Views: 23174

Re: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days

Boris Johnson has it now. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, Downing Street has said. Mr Johnson has mild symptoms and will self-isolate in Downing Street. "He was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England's chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty...
by Zaune
2020-03-26 10:05am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Christchurch terrorist pleads guilty
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Christchurch terrorist pleads guilty

mr friendly guy wrote:
2020-03-25 08:17pm
So when he serves his NZ sentence, will he be sent back to Australia? Ah fuck.
By the time that happens he'll be going straight from prison to a nursing home.
by Zaune
2020-03-25 12:13pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days
Replies: 804
Views: 23174

Re: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days

You miss the point. When the media portrays the required public health measure as bad, then that just makes people hesitant to implement these measures. The delay literally costs lives, and the media will never ever take responsibility for this of course. How many media outlets actually, literally ...
by Zaune
2020-03-25 09:35am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days
Replies: 804
Views: 23174

Re: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days

Increase in domestic violence up to and including killing, and an increase in suicides and other forms of mental illness. A lot of people are discovering - or reaffirming - that they don't actually like their relatives much. Quite. When we hit the three-month mark we might have to loosen the quaran...
by Zaune
2020-03-25 08:33am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days
Replies: 804
Views: 23174

Re: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days

Can't blame them for being cautious, really. I'd rather the lockdowns go on longer than necessary than end too soon, leading to a resurgence of cases. On the other hand, however, having lockdowns go on longer than necessary is going to have consequences of its own. And I'm not just talking about th...
by Zaune
2020-03-23 05:28pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days
Replies: 804
Views: 23174

Re: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days

Mr Bean wrote:
2020-03-23 05:09pm
BBC:Bojo shuts country down for at least three weeks from this evening

Enforceable by the police, there's a link to his speech in there don't have the transcript said.
Hah. Enforceable with what manpower?
by Zaune
2020-03-23 11:55am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days
Replies: 804
Views: 23174

Re: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days

Ace Pace wrote:
2020-03-23 11:46am
Why do you assume the Democrat senators were taking more precautions and it's not just luck?
Because the Democrats have trended towards not having their heads quite as far up their arses on average over the last twenty years, perhaps?
by Zaune
2020-03-23 06:58am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days
Replies: 804
Views: 23174

Re: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days

That kind of herd immunity approach is so incredibly irresponsible even if we accept the initial premise. The risk of long term complications from coronaviruses is still badly understood but there's more and more evidence for serious long term disability stemming from all sorts of viral infection t...
by Zaune
2020-03-23 06:17am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days
Replies: 804
Views: 23174

Re: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days

There was a fair bit of furor on twitter about that from the UK the other day, where they've apparently had the same thing happen and had it yanked off the shelves in pharmacies to keep it from being totally depleted. Apparently the only possible reason to remove it from the shelves is the deep sta...
by Zaune
2020-03-22 08:39am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The United States Implements Universal Basic Income- temporarily.
Replies: 14
Views: 865

Re: The United States Implements Universal Basic Income- temporarily.

The other point here is that not having a traditional job is not the same as inactivity. The idea that most people will be content to lounge around being lazy and doing nothing if they don't have to work is not one I buy. Its just part and parcel of the Right's blame the poor rhetoric. From persona...
by Zaune
2020-03-22 08:25am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Using folding@home to combat Covid-19
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: Using folding@home to combat Covid-19

Is there a way to contribute with basically similar but separate program BOINC? I already have that installed and due to the way these things work you can't run two of them simultaneously on the same PC.
by Zaune
2020-03-22 07:48am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days
Replies: 804
Views: 23174

Re: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days

MKSheppard wrote:
2020-03-22 07:43am
To elaborate on Broomy's point about NOBODY having shit:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11221578/ ... rus-masks/
Source is... dubious, to put it politely.
by Zaune
2020-03-21 09:44pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The United States Implements Universal Basic Income- temporarily.
Replies: 14
Views: 865

Re: The United States Implements Universal Basic Income- temporarily.

Wait, are you seriously claiming that UBI would result in some sort of "psychological, social, political, and moral" decay? And then somehow moving from that thought into intimating that the social distancing / self-quarantine policies being used to combat the pandemic are "extremely unhealthy"? I'...
by Zaune
2020-03-21 09:32pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Donald Trump asks Congress for expanded Presidential powers, including to indefinitely detain Americans without trial.
Replies: 19
Views: 610

Re: Donald Trump asks Congress for expanded Presidential powers, including to indefinitely detain Americans without tria

I don't know about anyone else but I would have been legitimately worried if the Obama Administration was seriously proposing measures like that, even explicitly temporary ones during a global SHTF situation. However, I do credit President Obama with being the sort of person who'd try and only use h...
by Zaune
2020-03-21 06:48am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days
Replies: 804
Views: 23174

Re: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days

You completely forgot any fruit or vegetables in that list. Yes, pasta and spam will sustain life, but it's shit nutrition. You might want to add a bottle of vitamin C tablets to that list, too, otherwise scurvy might be an issue and, oh yeah, it might be a good idea to have all those "extras" in y...
by Zaune
2020-03-19 09:28pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days
Replies: 804
Views: 23174

Re: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days

MKSheppard wrote:
2020-03-19 09:19pm
:wtf: So he's all coughing up blood, decides to get onto a plane and fly home instead of going to a local ER in Florida? :wtf:
Maybe the local ER was out-of-network for his insurance coverage.
by Zaune
2020-03-19 10:59am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days
Replies: 804
Views: 23174

Re: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days

Let's face it, the sort of person who'd treat the implication that we're in the current mess because China wasn't sufficiently on the ball as a valid reason to go find the nearest vaguely Asian-looking person and beat the crap out of them was actively looking for an excuse anyway.
by Zaune
2020-03-19 08:33am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days
Replies: 804
Views: 23174

Re: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days

You do realize that helps encourage racism and violence towards Asian people, right? We might just have to live with that trade-off, sadly; if nothing else, outbreaks of that are easier to identify and contain with the resources that are currently available. Besides, if the dudebros are too scared ...
by Zaune
2020-03-18 10:59pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days
Replies: 804
Views: 23174

Re: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days

mr friendly guy wrote:
2020-03-18 10:41pm
You know those doomsday cultist in movies, who want to spread a virus. Someone came close.
Same mindset as those people who react to becoming HIV-positive by going out and having as much bareback sex as they can get away with out of spite, I guess.
by Zaune
2020-03-15 10:04pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days
Replies: 804
Views: 23174

Re: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days

Reddit informs me that there's also been a surge of interest in amateur radio licensing, "in case of emergency". Unless anyone dying of this thing has been observed standing back up and lurching around trying to eat people's brains I'm not sure why people think this will help with this particular SH...
by Zaune
2020-03-15 05:35pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days
Replies: 804
Views: 23174

Re: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days

Doesn't work that way. If you double team people; you just end up with sleepy driver B replacing Sleepy driver A, since Driver B was in the seat next to the driver. Same issue the railroads face with their locomotive crews. Better way would be to establish shift changes at set mileposts. Fair, but ...
by Zaune
2020-03-15 09:06am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days
Replies: 804
Views: 23174

Re: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days

The hours-of-service laws, which mandate how many hours a truck driver may work and have been in place for truck drivers since 1938, are suspended at a federal level for the first time in history. As of Friday evening, truck drivers who are moving medical supplies and consumer goods like masks and ...