1. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Ah, Apple devices...so simple until you have to fix when it breaks.
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    03-31-2020 08:07 AM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    Wow.
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    03-31-2020 09:16 AM
  3. libra89's Avatar
    Ah, Apple devices...so simple until you have to fix when it breaks.
    I'm scared to know.
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    03-31-2020 09:17 AM
  4. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    So here's on of the ways the government royally ****ed us over with COVID-19.

    Any one of the regulars here knows how I feel about the MTA. It is the backbone of a world class city that has been colossally historically mismanaged. It now unfortunately depends on people buying fares to keep a lot of stuff running. So the MTA has to keep running during the COVID-19 outbreak. But here is the problem, with most of the paying ridership forced to stay home, there is no money coming in. So of course they cut back services. Last time I checked in this pandemic, less trains with longer wait times means you're concentrating more people on trains, which makes social distancing less helpful.

    I saw that today, where honestly, it felt like midday level traffic during rush hour - seats where mostly full with a few people standing by the doors. I felt like of all the points in the day, being on the train put me the most at risk.

    I wish the government would have said "run the trains as normal, people's health, especially those first responders and those connected to essential services are worth the cost". What it tells me is that they're willing to take the risk and pay for it another way.

    That's the ****ed up 'Murican logic that's led to this show handling of the epidemic.Attachment 142029
    It's not just me. And notice I purposely left out the ethnicity issue as there are some readers here who have the viewpoint that I am too quick to bring that piece in.

    On the train I ride, it has always had this look every since I've been here:

    At the start in BK, it's very brown. Starting from downtown BK up to the Upper East Side, it looks very diverse, with a lot more people who look like Laura. Once you hit Harlem and on into the BX, it looks mostly brown again.

    Yesterday, it was almost all brown all the way. So it irks people the choice of the MTA to cut service.

    https://gothamist.com/news/subway-bu...19-crowded-mta
    03-31-2020 09:46 AM
  5. libra89's Avatar
    It's not just me. And notice I purposely left out the ethnicity issue as there are some readers here who have the viewpoint that I am too quick to bring that piece in.

    On the train I ride, it has always had this look every since I've been here:

    At the start in BK, it's very brown. Starting from downtown BK up to the Upper East Side, it looks very diverse, with a lot more people who look like Laura. Once you hit Harlem and on into the BX, it looks mostly brown again.

    Yesterday, it was almost all brown all the way. So it irks people the choice of the MTA to cut service.

    https://gothamist.com/news/subway-bu...19-crowded-mta
    From what you have shared, it seems like they somehow think that essential workers will "float" to work. Cutting service is a contradiction to social distancing... It doesn't make sense to do this if you don't have other options to do what you need to do.

    Edit: I regret starting to read the comments in the linked article. Some made sense but the others just went downhill.
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    03-31-2020 09:55 AM
  6. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    From what you have shared, it seems like they somehow think that essential workers will "float" to work. Cutting service is a contradiction to social distancing... It doesn't make sense to do this if you don't have other options to do what you need to do.

    Edit: I regret starting to read the comments in the linked article. Some made sense but the others just went downhill.
    The issue is moreso a lack of leadership on the federal level. The governor should have had the leeway to tell the MTA in confidence to run the trains as normal. He cannot do that because the system has been a money pit in terms of mismanagement. Lots of stuff economically has been crippled due to COVID-19 and there's some things that won't get paid for with the economy closed.

    The MTA shouldn't have to be one of them. This shows how much new york is viewed across the country, really. Most of that isn't good.
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    03-31-2020 10:32 AM
  7. fatclue_98's Avatar
    It's not just me. And notice I purposely left out the ethnicity issue as there are some readers here who have the viewpoint that I am too quick to bring that piece in.

    On the train I ride, it has always had this look every since I've been here:

    At the start in BK, it's very brown. Starting from downtown BK up to the Upper East Side, it looks very diverse, with a lot more people who look like Laura. Once you hit Harlem and on into the BX, it looks mostly brown again.

    Yesterday, it was almost all brown all the way. So it irks people the choice of the MTA to cut service.

    https://gothamist.com/news/subway-bu...19-crowded-mta
    Bringing up the ethnicity issue is being redundant. It exists whether or not one chooses to ignore it. The privileged class is under the mistaken impression that because we’re not out there protesting against inequality every single day then it must not be a problem anymore. I wish I had such rose-colored lenses.

    It reminds me of an old saying that when my neighbor loses his job it’s a recession. But when I lose my job, it’s a depression.
    03-31-2020 10:57 AM
  8. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Bringing up the ethnicity issue is being redundant. It exists whether or not one chooses to ignore it. The privileged class is under the mistaken impression that because we’re not out there protesting against inequality every single day then it must not be a problem anymore. I wish I had such rose-colored lenses.

    It reminds me of an old saying that when my neighbor loses his job it’s a recession. But when I lose my job, it’s a depression.
    It's only redundant, to me at least, to those of us who are always in the cut, active aware of and dealing with the issues directly on various ways. You're right about the perception of the privilege, and it is because they are privileged where they can choose to be aware or not of these issues.

    I've always seen many of the levels in NYC. Not everyone's NYC is the same, and even in this pandemic not a lot of people here much less outside the city fully grasp that.
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    03-31-2020 11:12 AM
  9. Rose640's Avatar
    So this last couple of weeks I've been having a one coffee a day, a cappuccino. At work I have two to three, which are long shots.

    For those who don't know I own a home version of a espresso machine. It's a level down from a professional one but it's not a cheapy.

    Anyway, like all these types of machines it has a water reservoir at the back that constantly needs filling.

    Well, the other day the handle dislodged and the whole thing, filled with water, landed on my big toe.

    Yes it hurt. There's about 2L of water in this thing when filled. Which for you maths people, about 2kg of weight.

    Now two things about this.

    One is thankfully I broke it's falls and nothing broke on the reservoir. Two is the spot it landed on my toe, though painful, lasted only a day and nothing is broke or bruised but it did some damage to my nail.

    I'm perfectly fine and I'm walking normal.

    So now I fill it with a bottle... It only takes one time for me to learn not to do something again...
    If it was really dense, then it could have been more than 2kg😄.
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    03-31-2020 01:35 PM
  10. Rose640's Avatar
    Yes I own a farm still. Near Bordeaux.

    Unfortunately finances got tight and an opportunity to work came around so here I am in Paris.

    Building works are pretty expensive here. Unfortunately moving here took finances was well. So we're just getting back to where we were when we left the farm.

    It helps when your mortgage is tiny and you have no debt at all.
    You already know what I'm going to ask you, is Paris overrated as a tourist destination? I've been seeing alot of hate lately, if you can call it so, towards the Paris people, rather than the city itself.
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    03-31-2020 01:39 PM
  11. Rose640's Avatar
    Curious to know what you're doing.
    This was the first assignment, we had to draw this using command prompt and the whole outer bounds had to be one closed PLINE. This was easy to do.
    cad1.png

    Second one was LISP, I failed it miserably. The code draws the picture on the left, we had to change it so it will draw the picture on the right.
    cad2.png

    And third, the VBA one. The shape depends of the "N" which user inputs.
    cad3.png
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    03-31-2020 01:54 PM
  12. Rose640's Avatar
    I'm getting really tired with the "It's just a plain flu", "More people die from x, y... on a yearly basis". Or the one that seems popular in my country: "Almost no one is dying and we have so few infected, why are we isolated, this is all a scam." Like, why aren't you happy that the protection measures are working, wtf?

    People are more welcoming of conspiracy theories and theorists than actual freaking scientist.
    03-31-2020 01:59 PM
  13. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I'm getting really tired with the "It's just a plain flu", "More people die from x, y... on a yearly basis". Or the one that seems popular in my country: "Almost no one is dying and we have so few infected, why are we isolated, this is all a scam." Like, why aren't you happy that the protection measures are working, wtf?

    People are more welcoming of conspiracy theories and theorists than actual freaking scientist.
    Did you just move to the US?
    03-31-2020 04:57 PM
  14. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Did you just move to the US?
    He's been here for at least six weeks already, as this was the same I was hearing for much of February here.
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    03-31-2020 04:59 PM
  15. Rose640's Avatar
    Did you just move to the US?
    I'm afraid it has been like this here since forever.
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    03-31-2020 05:40 PM
  16. Rose640's Avatar
    He's been here for at least six weeks already, as this was the same I was hearing for much of February here.
    I guess Einstein was right about stupidity.
    03-31-2020 05:41 PM
  17. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I guess Einstein was right about stupidity.
    And Darwin was too.
    03-31-2020 05:51 PM
  18. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    03-31-2020 06:12 PM
  19. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I'm afraid it has been like this here since forever.
    You mean where you are have always been infected with severe "foot in mouth" and "stuck on stupid" disease? And here I though that was only a chronic 'Murican condition.
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    03-31-2020 06:24 PM
  20. raycpl's Avatar
    Yes I own a farm still. Near Bordeaux.

    Unfortunately finances got tight and an opportunity to work came around so here I am in Paris.

    Building works are pretty expensive here. Unfortunately moving here took finances was well. So we're just getting back to where we were when we left the farm.

    It helps when your mortgage is tiny and you have no debt at all.
    I visited the farm just twice in the past three months.. Its sad to see the weeds returning. We had a dry spell, so the fruit setting period was badly affected. Don't expect any fruits this season... We have limes, mangosteen, rambutans, durian, jackfruit and lansium. It's a small piece of land, so we don't have any worker or anyone to stay and work the farm. It's depressing.
    03-31-2020 11:18 PM
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    03-31-2020 11:20 PM
  22. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    [IMG=720x655]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200401/307f82557fd418b56ecfd201688d9f18.jpg[/url]
    I want to do a gif of the oval office briefings with the words "hold my beer" as a counterpoint, but out of respect for "Tom Fool day" as I know it growing up, I shall show restraint.
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    03-31-2020 11:31 PM
  23. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Did you just move to the US?
    Unfortunately they're everywhere these days...

    I was hearing the same thing.
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    04-01-2020 01:31 AM
  24. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    If it was really dense, then it could have been more than 2kg.
    Smarty.

    Just standard water.
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    04-01-2020 01:31 AM
  25. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    You already know what I'm going to ask you, is Paris overrated as a tourist destination? I've been seeing alot of hate lately, if you can call it so, towards the Paris people, rather than the city itself.
    I'll put it this way. I've never had issues in Paris with people. I won't say every occasion is perfect but usually have no problems.

    The issue 99% of the time is people come to Paris thinking it's an amusement park or big museum forgetting that it's an actual city where people live and work. Being in a city people are in hurry, like every other city.

    And they don't know the simple basic aspects of French etiquette.
    Say hello when you enter a shop, say good bye when you leave (preferably in French). Not doing these two simple things gives people the impression that French people are rude because French people think you're being rude.

    Now for the city itself. It can be disappointing. It's a bit dirty. Bit smelly. Lots of tourists... But overall still a great place to see and be in.

    You just need to go with the right attitude and you'll enjoy yourself.
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    04-01-2020 01:41 AM
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