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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-11-20, 09:58 AM
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What's infuriating is that many people in AZ think the whole thing is a hoax, and refuse to social distance or wear a mask.
In these parts, you have to wear one to get into stores. Some people don’t bother if there is no monitor at the entrance. Some others pull them partially or all the way down once they get inside, especially if they want to talk on the phone. Yesterday I sneered at an elderly guy in Whole Foods who pulled down his mask to talk on his phone. He clearly saw me because he pulled it up after I gave him the look.
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Old 06-11-20, 09:59 AM
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Strava should have a mowing activity, with mowing achievements.
I mowed the front lawn through a conference call this morning. Garmin thinks I went for another ride.
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Also, WhyFi, I may be needing some audio help - new house has surround but eft if I have any how to hook it up.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
In these parts, you have to wear one to get into stores. Some people don’t bother if there is no monitor at the entrance. Some others pull them partially or all the way down once they get inside, especially if they want to talk on the phone. Yesterday I sneered at an elderly guy in Whole Foods who pulled down his mask to talk on his phone. He clearly saw me because he pulled it up after I gave him the look.
Nice.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
I mowed the front lawn through a conference call this morning. Garmin thinks I went for another ride.

my fitbit thinks mowing is bike riding as well.
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Nice.
What really gets me is when I see people like grocery see workers with their masks down. See if relatively frequently. Took a ride to an Acme the other day. Guy re-stocking the wine shelves had his bandana down around his neck, and he wasn't simply staying in one place.
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I have found that slicing up a cake and other goodies, and installing into separate containers, removes much of the temptation.
​​​​​​Popping them in the freezer helps too. Better yet, in the freezer before cutting
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Old 06-11-20, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
In these parts, you have to wear one to get into stores. Some people don’t bother if there is no monitor at the entrance. Some others pull them partially or all the way down once they get inside, especially if they want to talk on the phone. Yesterday I sneered at an elderly guy in Whole Foods who pulled down his mask to talk on his phone. He clearly saw me because he pulled it up after I gave him the look.
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Re COVID19 increases, as everyone knows this is no surprise. Totally expected. The real question is, will this just be a minor bump and we can manage it with most people still behaving, wearing masks etc. or is there going to be a HUGE spike in cases which can and will overwhelm the hospitals etc., I hope it's just a small bump but vamos a ver.
Well, a steady burn over the summer will be the perfect setup for a overwhelming wave in the Fall. Here's hoping the experts are wrong and that our surveillance is good. I am less worried about the big hotspots (NYC, DC, Boston) from this Spring in this respect.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
In these parts, you have to wear one to get into stores. Some people don’t bother if there is no monitor at the entrance. Some others pull them partially or all the way down once they get inside, especially if they want to talk on the phone. Yesterday I sneered at an elderly guy in Whole Foods who pulled down his mask to talk on his phone. He clearly saw me because he pulled it up after I gave him the look.
Compliance around here (DC area and Annapolis) is virtually 100%
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Old 06-11-20, 11:13 AM
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Texas is blowing up too. More hospitalized cases now than before lockdown.
Strange how that happens.
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Old 06-11-20, 11:14 AM
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And just like that, Covid is back.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
He clearly saw me because he pulled it up after I gave him the look.
Dialed it up to 400w of disdain - nice.
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Covid be like


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Old 06-11-20, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Also, WhyFi, I may be needing some audio help - new house has surround but eft if I have any how to hook it up.
Did they just leave the speakers and wires in the walls or is there a receiver, too?
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Old 06-11-20, 11:21 AM
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Did they just leave the speakers and wires in the walls or is there a receiver, too?
Speakers and wires. No receiver, just speaker wires coming out of the wall.
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Old 06-11-20, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
What really gets me is when I see people like grocery see workers with their masks down. See if relatively frequently.
I have straight-up seen people pull their mask down to swipe their nose with their hands. What's the ******g point, then?
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Old 06-11-20, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Speakers and wires. No receiver, just speaker wires coming out of the wall.
Subwoofer?

Do you have a receiver?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Subwoofer?

Do you have a receiver?
No and no.
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One of the guys in my club has been constantly chirping to let everybody know that he thinks the stay at home order has been farce. The head-scratcher, to me, is using a relatively slow spread to argue that the order wasn't necessary, as opposed to, oh, using that data as support of efficacy of the action. His most recent chirp was that covid has "disappeared."
That is classic idiocy. You see it all the time. It is even in the Bible. A prophet says repent or die. Everybody repents. Nobody dies. Therefore he was a false prophet. If I'm not mistaken, that was part of Jonah's problem.

But seriously, my take is that only NYC was scaring folks enough for them to take precautions. As soon as NYC settled down, the attitude became much like for auto accidents. Meh! Fact of life. Well, not really.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
No and no.
Hmm. Are the front speakers in the ceiling or in the front wall?

How much music do you listen to? Is it mostly just in background? And movies - do you want to hear bullets whizzing and helicopter blades whirling around the room? Or would you be fine if just the front half of the room had (directional) sound?
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Well, a steady burn over the summer will be the perfect setup for a overwhelming wave in the Fall. Here's hoping the experts are wrong and that our surveillance is good. I am less worried about the big hotspots (NYC, DC, Boston) from this Spring in this respect.
I'm thinking it isn't weather that makes viral illnesses like flu seasonal, flaring up in the fall, but rather back-to-school. There is nothing that can spread a virus like a school child.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I have straight-up seen people pull their mask down to swipe their nose with their hands. What's the ******g point, then?
Yep, but what about the 50% of people that cover their mouths with the mask but not their noses? It's everywhere here in Houston.
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That is classic idiocy. You see it all the time. It is even in the Bible. A prophet says repent or die. Everybody repents. Nobody dies. Therefore he was a false prophet. If I'm not mistaken, that was part of Jonah's problem.

But seriously, my take is that only NYC was scaring folks enough for them to take precautions. As soon as NYC settled down, the attitude became much like for auto accidents. Meh! Fact of life. Well, not really.
Yup. It is classic idiocy.

There is a good amount of compliance here. It certainly wanes the further out from the cities that you get, though. Even in the suburbs, it's there's a noticeable shift. Rural? Forget it. A curious pattern unlike anything we've seen before, eh?
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Tag issues are because of posting from my phone while the movers do their thing. The whole mobile-first concept can DIAF.
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