Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 29, 2020, 12:05:The question is whether the extortion fee is low enough to make it cheaper to pay off than for MS to fund its lawyers.
They should have gone after them before Microsoft bought the game. I'm guessing Microsoft's legal team is more than sufficient to deal with this nonsense.
Cutter wrote on Sep 29, 2020, 11:50:You have to do actual work to be exposed to CV19.
They applied for patent in 1995. I guess someone forgot to tell the USPTO that there were several games doing this several years before this like AOL's Neverwinter Nights. The fact that Bungie's lawyers seemed to overlooked this means they really dropped the ball. These scum are the parasites that should be dying from C19.
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 28, 2020, 16:01:No, but they'll prevent the kitchen staff from getting exposed to CV19 by all the customers churning through.PHJF wrote on Sep 28, 2020, 15:39:Do the glass walls prevent the foodborne illness outbreaks that sickened more than 1,100 people between 2015 and 2018 at Chipotle’s?
A lot of local restaurants have adopted the Chipotle-styled fast food system around here. There are great Korean and Indian ones near me (the Indian one has a glass-walled kitchen so you can watch them cooking everything in big tandoor ovens).
Jivaro wrote on Sep 27, 2020, 20:40:Sweden ended up with 10x more deaths and infections than Norway and Finland, both of which implemented a shutdown.
You can close nearly everything down. Many countries did when they realized the half assed closing wasn't working. Their the ones with the numbers that are so much better than ours. The fact is a large enough population of American people simply would rather let X amount of people die then risk losing money. Period. End of story. We don't know what X is yet because apparently we haven't reached that point where the public is distressed enough to do much more then bitch to each other. That's the American problem with dealing with Covid, it has been since the beginning, and each time one of you tries to assert some dumbshit premise all you do is let those of us that have been affected personally or professionally in on how ignorant you are. Keep posting by all means, but when you say shit like Sweden seems to be doing fine....comparing a 10mil genetically homogenous population to the fucking 380mil in the US who have a genetical soup as varied as the dumpster outside the Mall.....you are displaying your ignorance. Even more so when you are factually and demonstratively incorrect going by literally every live covid map available on the internet.
The disease is real, the threat is real, and the fact that we will sacrifice our own people rather than risk our own inconvenience is real. Instead of downplaying it, perhaps examine why you feel so compelled to downplay it. Does it make you feel better? more safe? I hope you are all smart enough to know that's a delusion. More than anything, I hope you live through the day you realize you are part of the problem though. I wouldn't wish this shit on my worst enemy.
Cutter wrote on Sep 27, 2020, 12:16:MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 27, 2020, 00:53:
Hunters at this point are only 'needed' due to humans massacring most of the predator animals, especially in the US. Yellowstone, I want to say, had tremendous success reintroducing wolves to the ecosystem, but that will never happen further east.
Was just going to say the same thing. And when nature gets to far out of whack it self corrects. And that doesn't even account for forest fires, droughts, etc. that cull overpopulation. How many animals do you think have died in California and Oregon this year. I wouldn't even want to imagine. And don't even get me started on trophy hunters. Those motherfuckers actually need to die slowly in a fire.
Yes, we evolved as omnivorous hunter-gatherers but we did way more gathering than we ever did hunting. Hunting is inherently dangerous and more often than not you come away with nothing. It's not a good ROI for the energy expended. And historically most of our ancestors ate very little meat. It was hard to come by, a lot of work to prepare, it didn't store well unless it was packed in salt and salt was its own major pain in the ass to come by. Too many people don't realize our actual history and believe it was like some Hollywood medieval feast with tables laden down with all kinds of meat and other foods. For the royalty sure. The rest of us, not so much.
Kxmode wrote on Sep 26, 2020, 23:36:Heh, my son and I were just playing in a system where the rings of one planet are clipping another.
Something wonderful will happen.
Ozmodan wrote on Sep 26, 2020, 23:35:Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 26, 2020, 21:25:
It's not a problem, just ask the Governor of Florida...
Well Sweden has done quite well with keeping things open. They initially had a lot of deaths in the retirement communities, but they seem to have weathered the storm without destroying their economy. I certainly would not move to one of the highly restricted states like California, Illinois, Michigan.....You cannot keep things closed up and who knows when we will have enough vaccine for everyone? I applaud the governor of Florida.
Wear a mask everywhere there are other people and avoid those that don't wear one.
Sweden’s public health body recorded 554 new covid-19 cases Thursday — the highest since early July — and 417 on Friday, according to its online tracking tool, capping off what epidemiologist Anders Tegnell had warned would be a “record week” for new cases.
“It is slowly but surely going in the wrong direction in Sweden, even if the situation is not as serious as in other parts of Europe,” Tegnell said at a news briefing Thursday, according to the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.
Prez wrote on Sep 26, 2020, 19:55:
No one loves animals - all of them - as much as I do, but videogame violence stays only videogame violence, be it against people or animals.
Jivaro wrote on Sep 26, 2020, 17:04:Cool story and solid advice. Thanks.
The last time I talked about Covid or the flu here I got a bit amped up because I had recently seen some pretty crazy shit at a time where I wasn't mentally ready for it. I was a student and didn't expect to be anywhere near ground zero for bay area covid response and treatment. Thankfully they pulled me back out of there and in fact my clinicals got delayed for a while.
But now I am back in a outdoor walk-up/drive-thru flu shot clinic set up by the health system I am in clinicals with. We screen for Covid as well, and eventually it is rumored we will be covid testing as well. I come into my shift with scrubs over long underwear, a n95, sunglasses, a face splash shield, and a sun visor and we do our thing, hand washing and disinfecting our hands and everything else between every patient. My original site had a "deceased from covid" building that had freezers holding bodies for processing. My new site is less......morbid. So far.
We are a lot further down the Covid timeline now and folks are being much more reasonable about everything. I don't get idiots without masks on telling me I am stepping on their rights and even if I did the security team we have would probably have them gone before they got on to the next sentence. Still a little crazy how the people most likely to give me shit about Covid are the highest risk patients. Elderly, overweight, pre-existing pulmonary or cardiac issues....etc. We are being told that the normal flu is expected to be bad this year but I just don't understand that with all the anti-Covid steps that people are taking. It sounds more like a upsell thing to me but I am from the retail world and cynicism is part of the deal. I am green to this industry, so we shall see.
Anyway, Covid is real...don't fuck with it. Get your flu shot....don't fuck with that either. If you get the flu you instantly increase your risk of complications should you also contract Covid. Have a nice weekend folks
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