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chris08876 Mar 20, 2020 4:40 AM

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Originally Posted by pip (Post 8867844)

I'm not trying to rain on everything but what happens if our work computers break? That thought has entered my mind tonight and it's stuck there

The tedious process of using MS Office on a cell phone. :shrug:

Oh... the horror! IDK how folks use office on a cell phone.

I mean if you look at my set up, I have a giant screen, a $3k desktop PC, and a laptop set up. Use the laptop to access the work VPN/remote desktop, and my PC to do other things that the slow company PC and network can't do. Plus I trade stock during working hours, so somehow I gotta combine my work, with my other hobbies.

I can't for the life of me do massive excel sheets on a laptop without a mouse. I need a mouse. Without one, its just frustrating.

chris08876 Mar 20, 2020 4:46 AM

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Originally Posted by mrnyc (Post 8867812)
supposed to be going out there in a couple weeks. guess i better cancel everything. :(

Don't feel bad. I canceled my May Euro trip. Which sucks. Was so looking forward to Spain, France, and Amsterdam.

Ughgh oh well. 2020 is a shitty year. The NYC New Years Ball lied to us... it lied!

I suppose we should of forcasted this. The ball does look like a virus in a way, but who would of knew.

pip Mar 20, 2020 5:26 AM

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Originally Posted by chris08876 (Post 8867885)
The tedious process of using MS Office on a cell phone. :shrug:

Oh... the horror! IDK how folks use office on a cell phone.

I mean if you look at my set up, I have a giant screen, a $3k desktop PC, and a laptop set up. Use the laptop to access the work VPN/remote desktop, and my PC to do other things that the slow company PC and network can't do. Plus I trade stock during working hours, so somehow I gotta combine my work, with my other hobbies.

I can't for the life of me do massive excel sheets on a laptop without a mouse. I need a mouse. Without one, its just frustrating.

I have to log into a VPN that neither my phone or any computer other than work's will work.

pip Mar 20, 2020 5:27 AM

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Originally Posted by chris08876 (Post 8867885)
The tedious process of using MS Office on a cell phone. :shrug:

Oh... the horror! IDK how folks use office on a cell phone.

I mean if you look at my set up, I have a giant screen, a $3k desktop PC, and a laptop set up. Use the laptop to access the work VPN/remote desktop, and my PC to do other things that the slow company PC and network can't do. Plus I trade stock during working hours, so somehow I gotta combine my work, with my other hobbies.

I can't for the life of me do massive excel sheets on a laptop without a mouse. I need a mouse. Without one, its just frustrating.

I have to log into a VPN that neither my phone or any computer other than work's will work. No Teams, no email, no logging into their systems. All access to work is gone no matter my personal setup. I'm not worried about this, it was a passing thought that is somehow stuck in my head now.

jd3189 Mar 20, 2020 6:05 AM

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Originally Posted by suburbanite (Post 8867589)
Those jokes are similar to what I was thinking about today regarding the effects of Coronavirus on pop culture.

Every sitcom next year is going to have a quarantine episode for sure. You can bet the farm on a Hollywood movie with a young attractive female lead playing a pathologist on the frontlines traveling from China to Italy to NYC as the situation unfolds. I'm sure we'll have some creative rap lyrics referencing the virus soon.

With filming suspended on pretty much every major picture, next years Oscars could be pretty barren.

This shit has singlehandedly set the stage for the 2020s

subterranean Mar 20, 2020 6:42 AM

I’ve found that if you’re using Teams, you can use the same token your work computer generates in the Teams mobile app ONCE and it stays logged on. Which means you can leave your home and people at work still think you’re at your desk. You’re welcome.

Pedestrian Mar 20, 2020 8:00 AM

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Originally Posted by pip (Post 8867801)
California has tested 12,600 people so far
NY did 8000 last night alone

These positive cases are from people that have been tested

A better way to get a relative idea is deaths. As of 4 days ago, New York state had had 1 death per 1.6 million people. California had had 1 per 2.2 million people. So I think it's a fact that New York has a worse problem and it's probably even more stark if you look just at New York City.

galleyfox Mar 20, 2020 9:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 8867507)
illinois (aka chicagoland) appears to be hitting the accelerating part of the growth curve right now.

134 new cases confirmed in the last 24 hours, from 288 yesterday to 422 today.

at this rate, we'll probably cross the 1,000 threshold sometime over the weekend.

rumors going around the socials of complete citywide lockdown.

Much of that increase is because Illinois got its new batch of test kits on Mon/Tue and ramped up testing. It's the backlog from the previous 2 weeks. For instance, they knew there was coronavirus in that nursing home last Friday but weren't able to officially test for it at the time.

1/24 thru 3/17 --160+ out of ~1500 tests
3/18 -- 128+ out of ~500 tests
3/19 -- 134+ out of 1099 tests

Interestingly when you look at temperature data nationwide, coronavirus is really struggling to get a foothold in Cook County. You can clearly see the stepped increases of fever in New York every couple days, and Miami (and Florida in general) is terrifying.
https://healthweather.us

mousquet Mar 20, 2020 10:26 AM

It's terrible to be locked up at home as we are over here. It feels like weird dictatorship.
It's been only a couple of days, and some experts and advisors of the government say it should last for at least 6 weeks.

Many of us are having a hard time to submit to such a radical measure, especially when spring is coming up.
But medics are begging us all to do it. They're scared to death to be flooded with sick and dying people as in Italy.

Over there in Italy, docs have to choose between those likely to survive the disease and others, those who're more likely to die. Of course they're upset. That's not what medics are supposed to do. They'd rather cure and save everybody.

That's how dreary and sad it can be when you don't take action soon enough.
Quelle poisse, ce putain de virus. It's just unbelievable.

sopas ej Mar 20, 2020 2:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Buckeye Native 001 (Post 8867838)
I can't express the depths of my gratitude for my employer finally letting me switch from a desktop to a laptop last August. Truly was one of the happiest days in my decade of service to the taxpayers of Coconino County, AZ ;) :D

I can't imagine being forced to work on a laptop, personally... only because at work, I use a desktop with 2 large monitors. I need the 2 monitors side by side, with a bunch of windows I need open.

Speaking of work, I came in to work today, on the first morning of the Governor's Stay At Home order. Total ghost town driving in to work (slight exaggeration of course). I work for what's considered an "essential business" since we do work for telecommunication companies and utility companies, so we are considered part of "infrastructure," and wont' be shutting down... for now, anyway.

Steely Dan Mar 20, 2020 2:49 PM

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Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 8868080)
I can't imagine being forced to work on a laptop, personally... only because at work, I use a desktop with 2 large monitors. I need the 2 monitors side by side, with a bunch of windows I need open.

agreed.

if your job involves any kind of visual/technical work (design, architecture, engineering, etc.), once you get accustomed to a multi-screen set-up, it's quite annoying to go back to a single small lap-top screen.

i'm WFH now and i brought my desk-top/2 large monitor set-up home from the office.

doing my job on a daily basis on a lap top would suck.

SteveD Mar 20, 2020 2:51 PM

Atlanta's mayor just OK'd alcohol take out for restaurants for the next 60 days...that could save some of the small businesses in my little neighborhood commercial node, which is mostly mom and pop restaurants and pubs.

In other news, the US Treasury just pushed back to 2019 tax filing deadline 3 months to July 15.

Steely Dan Mar 20, 2020 2:58 PM

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Originally Posted by SteveD (Post 8868082)
Atlanta's mayor just OK'd alcohol take out for restaurants for the next 60 days...

chicago has done the same thing.

the other night we got carry-out from our neighborhood bar and grill and i ordered a 6-pack of beer (at a greatly inflated price) to help them out because i'm sure they are loosing a HUGE part of their profit margin from the bar being closed.

Via Chicago Mar 20, 2020 2:59 PM

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Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 8868080)
I can't imagine being forced to work on a laptop, personally... only because at work, I use a desktop with 2 large monitors. I need the 2 monitors side by side, with a bunch of windows I need open.

do you not have a nice monitor of your own? just plug in an hdmi cable

SteveD Mar 20, 2020 3:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 8868088)
chicago has done the same thing.

the other night we got carry-out from our neighborhood bar and grill and i ordered a 6-pack of beer (at a greatly inflated price) to help them out because i'm sure they are loosing a HUGE part of their profit margin from the bar being closed.

exactly...I could easily carry the food home and drink my own beer but I'll happily pay their inflated pub prices to help keep them afloat....

SteveD Mar 20, 2020 3:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Via Chicago (Post 8868095)
do you not have a nice monitor of your own? just plug in an hdmi cable

I've been working from home on a laptop for 15 years, no problemo. I have two oversized monitors hooked up to it.

sopas ej Mar 20, 2020 3:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Via Chicago (Post 8868095)
do you not have a nice monitor of your own? just plug in an hdmi cable

I have an iMac at home, and my company uses PCs. I wasn't given the option to work from home; I'm in HR and spend a lot of time with hard copy files/file cabinets, which need to be locked up because there's a lot of sensitive information/HIPAA stuff.

And my company's owner/CEO is a stingy asshole; most of us weren't given the option to work from home. FUCK our health. :P

badrunner Mar 20, 2020 3:03 PM

https://abc7.com/health/panic-buying...-club/6027883/

In California people were panic buying marijuana over the last week. Now that everything is shut down I hope you all are stocked up.

SignalHillHiker Mar 20, 2020 3:12 PM

Things have completely shut down here, which is encouraging because we've not had a single presumed or confirmed case of the coronavirus on the island (Labrador, the mainland portion of our province, has one confirmed and two presumed cases). Even if it does arrive here, there is no chance it could spread throughout the community.

Colleges and the university have switched to distance learning, as have high schools. Students from Kindergarten to Grade 9 have been given an automatic pass and their school is now closed for the year.

Everyone who is able to do so is expected to work from home. Employers face a fine of up to $50,000 for every single violation, and directors are held personally liable for additional fines. Individuals who are expected to self-isolate for 14 days (for example, if they have just returned from elsewhere in Canada or abroad) and fail to do so face a fine of up to $5,000 and 6 months in prison.

Bars, cinemas, gyms, theatres, etc. are all completely closed. Groceries have installed plastic shields between shoppers and cashiers, and security is on guard at the entrances to ensure low numbers inside. They've all also given their first hour of operation every day for seniors and people with compromised immune systems.

Restaurants have mostly switched to take-out or delivery only. Those that still allow seating have them spaced 2 metres apart. Some restaurants will only deliver via laying it on your front step, ringing the doorbell, and bolting lol

You can still buy beer everywhere - gas stations, superettes, general stores - but wine and other liquor can only be purchased by calling or emailing your order to the Liquor Commission. Then you can pick it up outside the nearest outlet. Most cannabis retailers have closed, though mom-and-pop shops selling weed are still open.

Everything that can be done virtually - from government business to funerals - is taking that route.

All levels of government, especially federal, have announced compensation for workers and employers totaling billions, from expanded Employment Insurance, higher child benefits, and even mortgage deferrals for up to six months.

It's insane to me that this is only a month or so after we were completely shut down for two weeks as a result of a blizzard. I've spent a full month of this year at home, and most of that not even working virtually - and it's still March.

KevinFromTexas Mar 20, 2020 3:25 PM

Congress Avenue Bridge at 7 pm yesterday.

https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net...e1&oe=5E9C0058
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater


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