Zuben
Guys? It's infecting all the other threads. Let's embrace social distancing and post here about it. 
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Moses
I could teach courses on social distancing. 
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Caesar

I’m still going on my daily walks and I’m surprise by how little has changed around here. Day to day life in the streets doesn’t seem to have changed at all. 

A homeless man said “god bless you” to me as he extended his hand to shake mine. I shook my head and said, “Come on, man” and kept it moving. 


I may have dapped him up in the past, but my handshaking days are over. 

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Rooby
Caesar wrote:

I’m still going on my daily walks and I’m surprise by how little has changed around here. Day to day life in the streets doesn’t seem to have changed at all. 

A homeless man said “god bless you” to me as he extended his hand to shake mine. I shook my head and said, “Come on, man” and kept it moving. 


I may have dapped him up in the past, but my handshaking days are over. 

A dap would only require a single swipe across the knuckles with a sanitizing napkin.

I do believe that the Coronavirus is indeed overhyped in the way that the swine flu and SARS were, but perhaps this has a more Democrat spin on it. And I think the media has gotten more sophisticated about throwing the public into a tizzy, but it also depends upon who the sources are when it comes to that. Not everything that came out of Trump's putrid mouth and stubby typing fingers is a lie, but he always has to throw his own self-serving bullshit in there and discredit the whole statement by doing so.
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Infinitus Corsair
Rooby wrote:
A dap would only require a single swipe across the knuckles with a sanitizing napkin.

I do believe that the Coronavirus is indeed overhyped in the way that the swine flu and SARS were, but perhaps this has a more Democrat spin on it. And I think the media has gotten more sophisticated about throwing the public into a tizzy, but it also depends upon who the sources are when it comes to that. Not everything that came out of Trump's putrid mouth and stubby typing fingers is a lie, but he always has to throw his own self-serving bullshit in there and discredit the whole statement by doing so.


Dude, I can barely remember the swine flu thing, and it was just ten years ago. I don't remember changing my behavior at all. Even if you want to focus on "hype," this is on a completely different level.
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Infinitus Corsair
I did get one of those chin-up bars you put over your door and I love it, so that's one great thing to come out of this.
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whic
How many chins you upping?
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Infinitus Corsair
whic wrote:
How many chins you upping?


Thank you for asking. Idk what my 'max' would be, but I've been doing sets of 8, 6, 3, 3, and 3 (pull-ups, actually, but "pull-up bar" sounds off?). The goal has always been to get my sets up to 8 apiece, but I've only been maintaining that routine for a while now. But in addition to that, I've been doing them randomly throughout the day. I expect to look like Rictus from Fury Road by the time this lockdown is over.
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whic
Impressive. I had you pegged as a 2 chins kinda guy. 
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Zuben
When I was 18-20 I could crack out 20 chin ups and 100 pushups like nothing. Now? I have no idea, but I know I can't do 50 pushups in a single set. 
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Esoteric Allusion
Zuben wrote:
When I was 18-20 I could crack out 20 chin ups and 100 pushups like nothing. Now? I have no idea, but I know I can't do 50 pushups in a single set. 
I could do chin ups for days. Push ups? Not as much. It’s a body type thing. Shorter distance to go up and not as much weight to carry.
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Infinitus Corsair
My push-up routine has been stuck at 18-22-16-16-max forever, but I've also been much more irregular about doing them the last year or so.
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Infinitus Corsair
I could do chin ups for days. Push ups? Not as much. It’s a body type thing. Shorter distance to go up and not as much weight to carry.


I feel like the opposite is true, EA. For instance, your body weight definitely > not your entire body weight.
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Zuben
I just watched a surreal meeting on Zoom where the chair of my department encouraged us to keep group work as part of our classes and encouraged staff to come in and work on campus while sitting in a room with 12 or so other people. 
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Infinitus Corsair
Zuben wrote:
I just watched a surreal meeting on Zoom where the chair of my department encouraged us to keep group work as part of our classes and encouraged staff to come in and work on campus while sitting in a room with 12 or so other people. 


How old is this person?
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Digital Geist


How old is this person?


Old enough to be encouraged to meet in a group of 20 or more. 
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Infinitus Corsair
The two types of people who seem to be underestimating this situation are olds and conservatives. My boss is 68 and he went in today even we've authorized remote working when feasible. I just don't think he can comprehend doing his job differently than how he's been doing it for 40 years. He's in excellent fitness for his age, but still, it's nuts.
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Dyne
The two types of people who seem to be underestimating this situation are olds and conservatives. My boss is 68 and he went in today even we've authorized remote working when feasible. I just don't think he can comprehend doing his job differently than how he's been doing it for 40 years. He's in excellent fitness for his age, but still, it's nuts.


My old boss - who can't be older than 55 - was the same way.  Basically, anyone who had the formative days of their career before computers and the internet took over run a far higher propensity of not comprehending telework.  
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whic
My boss was just featured in an NPR Weekend Edition story for holding a "virtual happy hour" for our office. 
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Paquito
One really unfortunate outcome of the lack of testing is people who get and recover from a mild case of coronavirus will have no idea they're now immune. Those are people that could have helped the community around them by running errands for people that are still at risk
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Paquito
The two types of people who seem to be underestimating this situation are olds and conservatives. My boss is 68 and he went in today even we've authorized remote working when feasible. I just don't think he can comprehend doing his job differently than how he's been doing it for 40 years. He's in excellent fitness for his age, but still, it's nuts.


I can't get any proper work done without a desk, monitor to hook up laptop to, and a keyboard. My apt doesn't have those things at the moment, so I'm going to be headed into work. I'm going to take the earliest bus I can for the rest of this month to avoid packed buses, and will be renting a parking space near by job starting April so I can drive in, alone.
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Digital Geist
The Governor of Oregon is considering a curfew on bars and restaurants. As long as Grub Hub and Post-Mates continue to operate, I will continue to survive.
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whic
Paquito wrote:
One really unfortunate outcome of the lack of testing is people who get and recover from a mild case of coronavirus will have no idea they're now immune. Those are people that could have helped the community around them by running errands for people that are still at risk

Well, we aren't even sure if people who've had it are immune. Sure would be nice to have that data. 
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Zuben
Paquito wrote:
One really unfortunate outcome of the lack of testing is people who get and recover from a mild case of coronavirus will have no idea they're now immune. Those are people that could have helped the community around them by running errands for people that are still at risk


I don't think they are immune?
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NeuroNed
We just came back from a week vacation out in the country to come back to closed schools and our local grocery store picked clean. My wife and I are both wfh for the indefinite future as our offices are closed, with both young kids at home as spring break has been extended a week while the school district figures out what to do.  

I went to my office today and took my office chair, extra monitors, and docking station - if we've got to work from home might as well make it comfortable and use their stuff.  But it also looks more and more like we're going to have to figure out how to juggle home schooling(or some form of video schooling sessions) if they cancel the school year. 
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Zuben
All the fruit is gone. Is there a reason everyone is buying all the fruit, or is this just like the toilet paper situation?
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Zuben


How old is this person?


Late 30s? Early 40s? He is very much a bro and the kind of guy who sends out "effective strategies for time management" video links to his "team". He also schedules staff meetings during reading week. But why the fuck was everyone else there. In this particular department, I am the lowest of the low, so I had my mic muted throughout, but I did have to interject when he said we should still get the students to do group work. My interjection was picked up by the program coordinator and they took it across the finish line, so that was good, but Jesus Christ.
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Paquito
Zuben wrote:


I don't think they are immune?


I was assuming, but looking it up, it looks like researchers in China have found lab monkey's developing immunity to the virus, which is cause for optimism that this is the case for us. Still no reason to assume we'd be immune, as there are many reports of reinfection, but there's also uncertainty surrounding the reinfection reports.

Yea, data would be nice
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EJ
Tormund's got it.
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Rooby
Come to think of it, I hope I already have it. I'm not suffering too bad right now. I'll just wear gloves and avoid touching people or even speaking closely.

The surgical mask trend wouldn't work for me, though.
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booze
EJ wrote:
Tormund's got it.


So does Idris. So apparently does Brazilian PM Bolsonaro, but fuck him.
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Caesar
Rooby wrote:
A dap would only require a single swipe across the knuckles with a sanitizing napkin.

I do believe that the Coronavirus is indeed overhyped in the way that the swine flu and SARS were, but perhaps this has a more Democrat spin on it. And I think the media has gotten more sophisticated about throwing the public into a tizzy, but it also depends upon who the sources are when it comes to that. Not everything that came out of Trump's putrid mouth and stubby typing fingers is a lie, but he always has to throw his own self-serving bullshit in there and discredit the whole statement by doing so.

I see that you don't know how to properly dap.

Regardless, it would require that i get withing arms length of strangers and I'm not down with that right now.
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whic
Caesar wrote:

I see that you don't know how to properly dap.

Get his ass Caesar 
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Rooby
Caesar wrote:

I see that you don't know how to properly dap.
I am a practitioner of the unorthodox, low-risk dap.
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Zuben

Caesar wrote:

I see that you don't know how to properly dap.



Vicious. 
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Digital Geist
Caesar wrote:

I see that you don't know how to properly dap.


Fuuuuuuck. 
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Putu

“Dapworthy”.

Anyhow, here in the People’s Republic of Complacency and Koalas, some form of action is finally starting to gain momentum. It’s far too late, of course. Prime minister Scott Morrison (the bean bag that attained sentience, found religion, and became PM) has only just cancelled events with crowds over 500. Over 500!
Of course, this didn’t go into effect until after a full weekend of rugby matches with capacity crowds. 20,000-22,000 people per match, over three days, the last of which being played just two days ago! The fucking PM even attended one of the matches! 

In terms of cases, Australia is on the move, which comes as no surprise whatsoever. Having experienced the outbreak throughout lockdown in China, followed by self-quarantine here, I have been constantly mindblown by the deficiencies in Oz response and protocol. I already outlined my Oz airport arrival experience in the other thread, and without digressing into other protracted detail, let’s just say: Nobody was prepared for this, and nobody knew what the fuck to do. It has been handled terribly. I actually wrote emails to both state and local Health department representatives around February 18th, and received no replies. Now, in mid-March, everything is just starting to shamble into action, more than two months after the actual outbreak.

Lots of panic buying though! And finger pointing, and misinformation, and the general cuntfulness of most Australians coming to the fore. Gotta love that.

Meanwhile, having stabilised, China is now tentatively dipping its toes back into normalising. Social media feeds show friends enjoying bowls of noodles at their local favourite spot, and even some going out for hot pot. A popular little jam bar that I frequent even posted video of a small cluster of local musicians jamming it up last night. While such indicators may be positive, I hope they haven’t come too early, thus paving the way for a second wave.

Interesting to note that there is a pervasive cynicism lingering among the attitudes of those in my social circles, and indeed demographic, back in China when it comes to “the powers that be”. Acknowledgement of the efficacy of containment protocols, yet open dissatisfaction with how many aspects were handled, particularly by those in “privileged” positions. 

Be safe and well, digital humans. 

That's...not what I meant at all.
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Paquito
Putu wrote:

“Dapworthy”.

Anyhow, here in the People’s Republic of Complacency and Koalas, some form of action is finally starting to gain momentum. It’s far too late, of course. Prime minister Scott Morrison (the bean bag that attained sentience, found religion, and became PM) has only just cancelled events with crowds over 500. Over 500!
Of course, this didn’t go into effect until after a full weekend of rugby matches with capacity crowds. 20,000-22,000 people per match, over three days, the last of which being played just two days ago! The fucking PM even attended one of the matches! 

In terms of cases, Australia is on the move, which comes as no surprise whatsoever. Having experienced the outbreak throughout lockdown in China, followed by self-quarantine here, I have been constantly mindblown by the deficiencies in Oz response and protocol. I already outlined my Oz airport arrival experience in the other thread, and without digressing into other protracted detail, let’s just say: Nobody was prepared for this, and nobody knew what the fuck to do. It has been handled terribly. I actually wrote emails to both state and local Health department representatives around February 18th, and received no replies. Now, in mid-March, everything is just starting to shamble into action, more than two months after the actual outbreak.

Lots of panic buying though! And finger pointing, and misinformation, and the general cuntfulness of most Australians coming to the fore. Gotta love that.

Meanwhile, having stabilised, China is now tentatively dipping its toes back into normalising. Social media feeds show friends enjoying bowls of noodles at their local favourite spot, and even some going out for hot pot. A popular little jam bar that I frequent even posted video of a small cluster of local musicians jamming it up last night. While such indicators may be positive, I hope they haven’t come too early, thus paving the way for a second wave.

Interesting to note that there is a pervasive cynicism lingering among the attitudes of those in my social circles, and indeed demographic, back in China when it comes to “the powers that be”. Acknowledgement of the efficacy of containment protocols, yet open dissatisfaction with how many aspects were handled, particularly by those in “privileged” positions. 

Be safe and well, digital humans. 



At this point, do you think you'd be safer in China?
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kgaard
Paquito wrote:


At this point, do you think you'd be safer in China?


One of the "fun" facts of the 1918-1919 flu pandemic was that the second wave of the disease was deadlier than the first. The first wave of deaths peaked in early July 1918; the second wave peaked in October 1918 and was far more lethal. Of course, there were particular circumstances at the time that don't apply here (e.g., World War I), but it's too early to know how this will play out.
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Paquito
kgaard wrote:


One of the "fun" facts of the 1918-1919 flu pandemic was that the second wave of the disease was deadlier than the first. The first wave of deaths peaked in early July 1918; the second wave peaked in October 1918 and was far more lethal. Of course, there were particular circumstances at the time that don't apply here (e.g., World War I), but it's too early to know how this will play out.


Yea, but I imagine Australia is just as likely to be hit by a second wave as China, and given the incompetence being described here, maybe China is the preferable poison. Of course, going back would involve exposing himself to airports and a lot of public transpo, so bleh.
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kgaard
Paul Schrader still an asshole.
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Caesar


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“Myself, I would have shot through hellfire rain to complete the film. I’m old and asthmatic, what better way to die than on the job?”


Why doesn't he just drive down to the set and blow his brains out?
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Paquito
#Florida
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Caesar

Some pussy states postponed their primary...not Florida.

 

(the fact that they're using touch screens makes it even worse...we had paper ballots last week during early voting).

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Caesar
Rooby wrote:
I am a practitioner of the unorthodox, low-risk dap.


I think that you're confusing "dap" with "a pound".
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Rooby
I've looked it up on Giphy, and there is not a single one consistent representation of a "dap". I believe you are participating in an ongoing conspiracy of gas-lighting the public, sir.

Some of the stuff I saw referred to as "dap" is stuff that I saw and did in high school back in the NINETIES.

Conclusion: THERE IS NO MOTHERFUCKING "DAP". 
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Caesar

Rooby wrote:
I've looked it up on Giphy, and there is not a single one consistent representation of a "dap". I believe you are participating in an ongoing conspiracy of gas-lighting the public, sir.

Some of the stuff I saw referred to as "dap" is stuff that I saw and did in high school back in the NINETIES.

Conclusion: THERE IS NO MOTHERFUCKING "DAP". 


Dap has existed since the late 60s. You’re out of your element (you dont know what you’re taking about). 

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Caesar

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the beach is (still) open and these folks aren’t practicing “social distancing”. 

 

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Rooby
..although I think "pound" or "bump" is perfectly acceptable. 

I really just liked to refer to the 'over/under-under/over-pound' as a 'dip-dop-dap'.

I guess i'll call it the 'ping-pong-pound' from now on.
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whic
Caesar wrote:

B54C7BF0-11EC-4BDE-8CA5-CD5DEF91EA83.jpeg 

the beach is (still) open and these folks aren’t practicing “social distancing”. 

 


Force them into the sea. 
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