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Ignorance is one thing, but I'm concerned about the natural breaking point of the general public's mental and physical wellbeing, especially as many countries move into the warmer months of spring and summer. I fear more people are going to scramble to get back outside to see people, but they'll probably be compelled more by natural instinct than sheer ignorance and arrogance

 

Not to be alarmist or add more fuel to this already frighting dumpster fire but might this failed train attack on the LA hospital ship be the start of violent reactions against the societal lock down? 

 

Dwindling financial opportunities have been cited as one of the factors in the growth of everything from incels to nazi fetishism, hate groups and the various flavors of right-wing militarism (even if they are only in it for the money). The pandemic just added 10 million potential recruits in the form of unemployed people and that number is going to continue to explode. Those $1,200 stimulus checks are going to need to be the tip of the socialist iceberg if we hope to quell unrest.

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Those are 2 excellent takeaways! Kudos to you.

I've been listening to tons of music I've overlooked through the years. Like how the fuck did I overlook Unwound in the 90's? Goddamn they are brilliant.

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2 hours ago, Angry the Clown said:

Happy to do a video if you like, but I'm not sure many people need to see someone sick in bed, dunking slices of apple into peanut butter while binge watching 90s TV shows on Disney+.

 

There's a lot of weird fetishes out there, Dan...

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1 hour ago, Carlucci said:

I've learned two major things in this work from home situations:

 

1. There is a fuckton of amazing vintage music concert footage available for free on YouTube. It's a great, not too distracting source of background music while working. 

 

2. The only reason I ever really had to go into the office was to print stuff for my wife and daughter. 

 

 

Carlos. 


It’s weird. I don’t have much of a need to go to the office in this job but I liked doing so 2-3 times a week specifically to create some work/home separation. I actually miss that aspect of it. Nightly walks help tremendously...

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Carlos it’s so true. I’ve been listening to all sorts of different music, as well as working my way through all the Vinyl I’ve bought over the last year. For the last few months work has me doing something else, and it can all be done from home if needed. It’s all set up to be done this way now, and they said today productivity is the equal  or in most cases better so far.. Hopefully after this is over they will keep something similar in place.

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You know, in this political climate,  it would important to consider AWWW FUCKITT Money Heist is back!  Season 4, motherfuckers!!

 

Best show on TV.

 

 

 

Carlos. 

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Many artists we like to listen to have been live streaming from their home studios. These little mini concerts give us something to look forward to in the evenings.

I'm fortunate I can telework, but I miss being at the office. Less distractions and more productive for me.

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As much as I need to listen to music while I code, our VPN setup makes it really hard to do so 😕 I can listen to music, do meetings, compile + run etc, but if I want to check out files from our code repository, I need to be on VPN, which means no streaming music for bandwith reasons. That's hard. Likely going to figure out other solutions using my phone + a second set of headphones this week. I need music. 

 

I miss the hustle + bustle of the office far more than I ever expected. Multiple annual reports have talked about how I need fewer distractions, more desk time etc, but ultimately as a lead, I need those interruptions - every time I get interrupted, someone else doesn't & gets to stay focused. Yes, I'm still too critical path on Live issues, but we're working on that - I shouldn't be critical path.

All that and the random coffee/kitchen chats I overhear important info from are totally missing as a remote studio. 😕 I miss the day to day gumpf. 

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I’ve been using my iPhone to stream amazon music , podcasts and audio books to my soundbar . 
 

Truthfully the only thing I miss from work at the moment are a bunch of people I have not seen in 3 weeks because of the split shift schedule. A bunch of us in the same room start early in the morning and are a close group, but when the split happened they were all put in the other group.  I was able to chat with a few of them today , and we are planning on getting a weekly video chat going late next week just to shoot the shit.

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24 minutes ago, dogbert said:

As much as I need to listen to music while I code, our VPN setup makes it really hard to do so 😕 I can listen to music, do meetings, compile + run etc, but if I want to check out files from our code repository, I need to be on VPN, which means no streaming music for bandwith reasons. That's hard. Likely going to figure out other solutions using my phone + a second set of headphones this week. I need music. 

 

 

 

What service do you use? Don't all of the major streaming services allow you to download playlists to your mobile device?  

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1 hour ago, dogbert said:

As much as I need to listen to music while I code, our VPN setup makes it really hard to do so

 

So no split tunnel VPN I take it?  That's the way around something like this, but some VPN services are set up that once the tunnel is up, it funnels everything through it.  Second device might be the only way around that. 

 

It has been interesting these past couple of weeks how much quieter it's been.  Email and Teams traffic is down, which is odd because a-we're busy, and b-we're just as effective as in the office.  Maybe some people are more reticent to reach out online than in person, but I don't think very much so.  I'm just going to write it off to more where we're at in a dev cycle than anything else.  Everyone on my team has their bits they're working on cleaning up right now, and I'm neck deep in next release research and planning, which is nice to be able to focus on anyway.  Part of the advantage to working from home is that nobody looks at you funny if you're talking to yourself to work through a problem :)

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So last night was the first “oooh fuck. Maybe?” moment with these weird symptoms I’ve had.


My throat was a little raspy yesterday and then in bed shortly before going to sleep I found myself unable to draw regular and deep breaths (very noticeable when yawning). It took around 90 mins before I was comfortable enough to drift off. I found that laying prone on my front helped best for whatever reason. 
 

No sign of dehydration this morning yet my throat is really dry. I’ve a mild headache again, and I’m still drawing slightly shorter breaths. I should stress that I’m breathing OK. I’m not under any kind of distress so, again, I feel no need to panic or make any calls. I can talk OK, but but the dryness in my throat is obvious (though not painful or scratchy).

 

Still might just be a seasonal cold, though if it is it’s certainly an odd one as these aren’t the kind of symptoms I get whenever I get colds, and not once in the last ten days have I felt congested.

 

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3 hours ago, Angry the Clown said:

So last night was the first “oooh fuck. Maybe?” moment with these weird symptoms I’ve had.


My throat was a little raspy yesterday and then in bed shortly before going to sleep I found myself unable to draw regular and deep breaths (very noticeable when yawning). It took around 90 mins before I was comfortable enough to drift off. I found that laying prone on my front helped best for whatever reason. 
 

No sign of dehydration this morning yet my throat is really dry. I’ve a mild headache again, and I’m still drawing slightly shorter breaths. I should stress that I’m breathing OK. I’m not under any kind of distress so, again, I feel no need to panic or make any calls. I can talk OK, but but the dryness in my throat is obvious (though not painful or scratchy).

 

Still might just be a seasonal cold, though if it is it’s certainly an odd one as these aren’t the kind of symptoms I get whenever I get colds, and not once in the last ten days have I felt congested.

 

Film at eleven.

Last week I had a dry cough for two days with no temperature.  It came and went so I Concluded it was allergies.  It is really hard to assess one's breathing. I think I could convince anyone into thinking they were having trouble breathing.  So easy to convince yourself of that.  Temperature is a huge indicator though and you didn't mention that.  You can't convince yourself that you have a temperature.

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1 hour ago, foogledricks said:

Last week I had a dry cough for two days with no temperature.  It came and went so I Concluded it was allergies.  It is really hard to assess one's breathing. I think I could convince anyone into thinking they were having trouble breathing.  So easy to convince yourself of that.  Temperature is a huge indicator though and you didn't mention that.  You can't convince yourself that you have a temperature.


Indeed, and thankfully it’s temperature that’s the one thing that’s been consistent the past two weeks even though I have fluctuations where my neck and forehead get very warm. It’s just weirdly inconsistent. Aside from feeling short of breath when walking last week it was the first time I’d felt that way just lying around at home.

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Yeah it’stough. My allergies have been bad for about a month. Some days it feels like I have a cold coming on, then fine the next. Same with dry throat etc. Phil has had the same the last 4-5 days. Everyone is on high alert, when normally we just write it off as normal seasonal stuff.

 

 

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WTF? The article doesn't say but I suppose this originates from the Huawei deal to install some of the 5G infrastructure?

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9 hours ago, dogbert said:

As much as I need to listen to music while I code, our VPN setup makes it really hard to do so 😕 I can listen to music, do meetings, compile + run etc, but if I want to check out files from our code repository, I need to be on VPN, which means no streaming music for bandwith reasons. That's hard. Likely going to figure out other solutions using my phone + a second set of headphones this week. I need music. 

 

When I’m in the office, I will often listen to music with a pair of headphones, but I never use my work PC to do it. I always use my iPhone. Part of it is that I don’t want to use the company’s bandwidth for that sort of thing. Part of it is that I have a 32GB data plan with rollover data through AT&T. It’s not uncommon for me to have around 50GB of data to use in a month, so I don’t really have to worry about going over my data cap. 

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1 hour ago, Camp said:

WTF? The article doesn't say but I suppose this originates from the Huawei deal to install some of the 5G infrastructure?

 

The criticism of the Huawei deal here has been more from political and tech circles rather than from the public. Anything originating in public circles I'm sorry to say is purely down to batshit truther conspiracy theorists. 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/apr/03/broadband-engineers-threatened-due-to-5g-coronavirus-conspiracies

 

 

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4 hours ago, Angry the Clown said:


Indeed, and thankfully it’s temperature that’s the one thing that’s been consistent the past two weeks even though I have fluctuations where my neck and forehead get very warm. It’s just weirdly inconsistent. Aside from feeling short of breath when walking last week it was the first time I’d felt that way just lying around at home.

 

Does your phone have a pulse oximeter function?  My galaxy s10+ does.  If you can check that. Make sure it doesn't dip low like below 91. It would be a little more concrete evidence that the shortness of breath is the beginning of a real problem. 

 

Carlos. 

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22 minutes ago, Carlucci said:

 

Does your phone have a pulse oximeter function?  My galaxy s10+ does.  If you can check that. Make sure it doesn't dip low like below 91. It would be a little more concrete evidence that the shortness of breath is the beginning of a real problem. 

 

Carlos. 


Not that I am aware of (iPhone XS). That’s really interesting though.

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19 minutes ago, Angry the Clown said:

This is magnificent:

 

 


OMG, Literal LOL, I needed that!

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