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Acajack Mar 19, 2020 7:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Obadno (Post 8867174)
Yeah some police departments publicly saying they arent going to bother with petty crimes for now is pretty disturbing

I mean hell, if thats the policy for now fine but dont broadcast it.

Except for a tiny handful of places (New Rochelle, NY; Kirkland, WA), I can't see what in particular would be keeping police busy in 99% of U.S. cities to the point where they have to stop enforcing the laws on petty crimes.

chris08876 Mar 19, 2020 7:28 PM

Regarding NYC construction
 
Cuomo exempts construction, certain residential services from virus order

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The state has exempted construction, banks and certain residential services from a new work-from-home mandate.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order, released Wednesday night, that requires businesses to limit their in-office workforce to 50 percent. The governor announced the order Wednesday morning but did not specify what “essential” businesses would be exempt from the rule, which goes into effect 8 p.m. Friday. The order includes construction, transportation infrastructure, financial institutions, shipping and “essential operations of residences” among the businesses that do not have to comply with the rule. The Empire State Development Corp. is charged with releasing a full list of businesses by 5 p.m. Thursday, according to the order. Businesses are permitted to request “essential” status from ESD.

Other cities have grappled with the question of whether construction is “essential,” and the answers have varied. Boston shut down its sites on Monday. San Francisco, which issued a shelter-in-place order Monday, included housing construction among its essential businesses. Construction also continued in Las Vegas following an order by the Nevada governor for nonessential businesses to close for 30 days. Sites also remained active in Philadelphia, after the city ordered the closure of non-essential businesses.

Construction groups urged New York officials to specifically exempt construction from the governor’s order. Some City Council members have called for work to halt on construction sites.

During multiple media interviews on Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio :yuck: indicated that he favors the San Francisco model.

“So, I think construction has been exempted so far for valid reasons. Whether it is going to be tightened up going forward is a different discussion,” he told NY 1.
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TRD

suburbanite Mar 19, 2020 7:52 PM

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Originally Posted by chris08876 (Post 8867301)
Just for those that work from home and have kids, you'll appreciate this.


https://www.instagram.com/p/B95NCH3n...d=z3g7y3xt9f7o

(Video)

:haha:

Do any of you wear a suit when you work from home, just curious? I'm managing my NJ/NYC territory wearing a bathrobe at the moment. :haha:

Fortunatly in my case, Microsoft Teams, T-mobile App, and cell phone are all I need. No video conferences thankfully!

I had a coworker accidentally flash his boxer-wearing crotch to a group of 8 people on a video call when he accidentally panned the laptop down to reach something behind it, so that was interesting at least.

I think many organizations are quickly learning the limitations of their vpns as everyone in the company tries to access it at the same time. I've taken to downloading whatever files I need overnight while it's at least somewhat functional.

Pedestrian Mar 19, 2020 7:53 PM

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Originally Posted by BG918 (Post 8867028)
Let's hope some of these efforts "flatten the curve" but unfortunately it's probably too late

https://scontent.fapa1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...0c&oe=5E978391

Generally speaking, the incubation period of COVID-19 is believed to be around 5 days and illness figures tend to be a few days more than that (because people don't seek treatment or testing until they are sure they are quite sick and suyspect coronavirus) so the earliest effects of a lockdown in Italy should just be showing up now. Many parts of the US began aggressive "social distancing" at least several days ago--earlier on the curve than Italy's lockdown. So I don't think it's at all "too late".

Pedestrian Mar 19, 2020 7:55 PM

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Originally Posted by suburbanite (Post 8867391)
I had a coworker accidentally flash his boxer-wearing crotch to a group of 8 people on a video call when he accidentally panned the laptop down to reach something behind it, so that was interesting at least.

I think many organizations are quickly learning the limitations of their vpns as everyone in the company tries to access it at the same time. I've taken to downloading whatever files I need overnight while it's at least somewhat functional.

I've seen a funny commercial for something featuring an incident like that.

Pedestrian Mar 19, 2020 7:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Acajack (Post 8867321)
Except for a tiny handful of places (New Rochelle, NY; Kirkland, WA), I can't see what in particular would be keeping police busy in 99% of U.S. cities to the point where they have to stop enforcing the laws on petty crimes.

Busting lockdown-violating millennials?

Pedestrian Mar 19, 2020 8:07 PM

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Ventilator Makers Ramp Up Production Amid Coronavirus Crunch
By Peter Loftus
Updated March 19, 2020 3:41 pm ET

Manufacturers are racing to boost production of the medical ventilators required to save the lives of many critically ill coronavirus patients, but there still may not be enough of the crucial machines if cases surge, industry officials say.

Medtronic PLC, Philips NV, Draegerwerk AG and Getinge AB, among the biggest suppliers of medical ventilators and related respiratory equipment, said they are working to meet increased global demand, including in the U.S.

Even companies that don’t make medical devices may chip in. General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. are exploring the possibility of making ventilators, spokespeople for the companies said Thursday. The auto makers have temporarily suspended vehicle production in North America until at least March 30.

The added capacity may eventually help ease the crunch, but it isn’t coming fast enough to keep up with mounting demand and may not be sufficient if cases surge, industry officials and health experts say.

“The actual available inventory on the shelf is gone,” said Chris Brooks, chief strategy officer at Ventec Life Systems, of Bothell, Wash. “There’s definitely more demand than there is supply today. We’re doing everything we can to ramp up supply.”

As many as 810,000 U.S. coronavirus patients could need ventilators by the end of May, if cases were to double every six days, according to Neil Carpenter, vice president of strategic planning at health-care consultancy Array Advisors.

Yet the Society of Critical Care Medicine estimated, in a report released this week, that more than 200,000 mechanical ventilators may be available in the U.S.

If more machines become available, there may not be enough trained professionals to operate them . . . .
https://www.wsj.com/articles/ventila...e_below_a_pos1

xzmattzx Mar 19, 2020 8:17 PM

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Originally Posted by BG918 (Post 8867028)
Let's hope some of these efforts "flatten the curve" but unfortunately it's probably too late

https://scontent.fapa1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...0c&oe=5E978391

To be fair, the US has 5.5x the population of Italy. This is also ignoring other dynamics, like how Italy has an older population that has a higher chance to death, and so on.

chris08876 Mar 19, 2020 8:26 PM

Just f'n nuts.

This is 5th Avenue in NYC, just 3 hours ago. This area is usually a mad house around lunch time.


https://static.earthcam.com/hof/newy...40464847_8.jpg


Apparently folks still seeing the Bull. 4 hours ago.

https://static.earthcam.com/hof/newy...5280442_69.jpg

This was 7 minutes ago.


https://static.earthcam.com/hof/newy...9181728_20.jpg



Ever see the movie "I am Legend". This is becoming a reality in this city.


Little Italy is dead (Mulberry)

https://static.earthcam.com/hof/newy...2400922_96.jpg

Pedestrian Mar 19, 2020 8:28 PM

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This is not the end of the world, according to Christians who study the end of the world
By Julie Zauzmer and Sarah Pulliam Bailey
March 17, 2020 at 11:07 a.m. MST

It sure might feel apocalyptic. But not if you ask Christian writers and pastors who have spent years focusing their message on the Book of Revelation — the New Testament’s final book. It lays out a lurid, poetic vision of the End Times, in which many evangelical leaders interpret it to mean that Jesus will return to Earth, believers will be raptured to heaven and those left behind will suffer seven dreadful years of calamities. Most of these Revelation-focused prophesiers don’t see coronavirus as heralding the Second Coming and the end of life on Earth as we know it.

Jeff Kinley, a writer of books on biblical prophecy, . . . pointed to Revelation 6:8, which forecasts deaths all over the globe “by sword, famine and plague,” and Jesus’ words about the events before the end times in Luke 21:11: “There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven” . . . .

The Bible is very specific about what will happen before the End Times, Kinley says, and those events haven’t all unfolded yet. For one major thing, the ancient temple in Jerusalem is supposed to be rebuilt first . . . .
https://www.washingtonpost.com/relig...ible-prophecy/

Well, I mean "plague" . . . check.

There was a rather unusual earthquake in Salt Lake City the other day.

These days there's pretty much always sword and famine somewhere.

If the new Israeli government proposes rebuilding the temple, I think our goose is cooked.

Pedestrian Mar 19, 2020 8:32 PM

Isee a certain lack of "socila distancing". For shame!!

https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/ser...649903/enhance

chris08876 Mar 19, 2020 8:34 PM

Even the GWB is tame. At 4:30 pm, its never ever like this.

Live cam (enlarge, quite a nice view btw). The outbound out of NYC is always cancerous. Not even a virus can change that mind numbing, stroke inducing commute through the Cross-Bronx to the NJ side via the GWB. That will never change.


Video Link

SIGSEGV Mar 19, 2020 8:52 PM

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Originally Posted by suburbanite (Post 8867391)
I had a coworker accidentally flash his boxer-wearing crotch to a group of 8 people on a video call when he accidentally panned the laptop down to reach something behind it, so that was interesting at least.

I think many organizations are quickly learning the limitations of their vpns as everyone in the company tries to access it at the same time. I've taken to downloading whatever files I need overnight while it's at least somewhat functional.

yeah I've been putting on pants before my teleconferences :haha:

Pedestrian Mar 19, 2020 9:04 PM

Despite Orders Not to Panic, Noe Valley Whole Foods Descends Into a Spot of Controlled Chaos

Noe Valley is among San Francisco's hippest and priciest neighborhoods.

Pedestrian Mar 19, 2020 9:07 PM

Video Link

sopas ej Mar 19, 2020 9:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Pedestrian (Post 8867473)
Despite Orders Not to Panic, Noe Valley Whole Foods Descends Into a Spot of Controlled Chaos

Noe Valley is among San Francisco's hippest and priciest neighborhoods.

Hehe I was listening to an LA radio show on the way to work on Monday morning and the woman on it did her best impersonation of the "panic" of customers at a Westside Gelson's: "Whaaaat? It is imPOSSible to be out of ImPOSSible Burger."

Pedestrian Mar 19, 2020 9:27 PM

Unbelievable:

SF-Oakland Bay Bridge toll plaza approach
https://media.kron.com/nxs-krontv-me...m1_2_large.jpg
https://www.kron4.com/weather/live-cameras/

Market St near Union Square (somebody got some Charmin--maybe from TJ's around the corner or Walgreen's)
https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/LBGC...13031747.0.jpg
https://sf.curbed.com/2020/3/19/2118...0view%20images

mrnyc Mar 19, 2020 9:31 PM

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Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 8867487)
Hehe I was listening to an LA radio show on the way to work on Monday morning and the woman on it did her best impersonation of the "panic" of customers at a Westside Gelson's: "Whaaaat? It is imPOSSible to be out of ImPOSSible Burger."

i laughed, but on the not so funny side grocery stores are starting to look very soviet union era russia. :uhh:

Steely Dan Mar 19, 2020 9:34 PM

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.

mrnyc Mar 19, 2020 9:43 PM

i tried to make a coronavirus joke a while back.


nobody laughed at first.


but eventually everyone got it.


***


9 months from now there will be a baby boom.

13 years later will give rise to the next generation, known as ...


the quaranteens.


***


what's the difference between wuhan and las vegas?


what happens in vegas stays in vegas.




.... too soon?


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