Simon Says wrote on Nov 3, 2020, 17:07:Cutter wrote on Nov 3, 2020, 12:21:
I dunno. I think America is done. Time to talk about secession. The left can have New America and the right can have Jesusland.
Still waiting for Cutter ( and a lot of US citizens ) to figure out there is no left in US politics. It's been way outside the US Overton window for around half a century.
*insert skeleton meme here*
ForgedReality wrote on Nov 4, 2020, 02:21:eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 3, 2020, 15:34:
Knew there was a reason not to "update" ... time and time again.. sigh
10 was a downgrade from 7. I am forced to use it on my work laptop. I fucking hate it. It's so goddamn buggy. I'm never doing it as long as I can help it.
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 31, 2020, 17:42:eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 31, 2020, 17:04:Really? Wow. When I first learned about it my very first thought was, "How the hell did an fire suppression system which routes smoke DOWNWARD ever get past the initial idea phase?" It seems nonsensical... weird. If you don't know about Stuttgart 21 you should look it up. It will make you feel better about the SNAFU of Berlin Brandenburg -- after all, misery loves company, right?
Dunno about Stuttgart but I live near the BER, not close enough for noise to matter, but close enough to have been there in 2014 to tour the site.. it looked about as done as it does now. Except now it also just looks outdated design wise. And yeah, it's still having that as a feature... just with ventilation that actually works, it literally didn't before. Just one of many reasons it took forever.
Cutter wrote on Oct 31, 2020, 17:41:eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 31, 2020, 15:44:
Lockdown rules starting on monday here.. yeah I am not in the mood ;/ Sean Connery dead too.. 2020 delivering yet again
On the upside, BER is finally opening.. lmao.. my favorite local running gag ending.. because it's opening.. oh yeah, right in a pandemic lockdown where all tourists are supposed to leave by monday. I mean.. just.. wow. Highest numbers in Germany since we started tests.... it's gonna be a total shitshow this xmas....
Upside is this uptick also doesn't look to be as bad. While it's still highly contagious the actual virus seems to be much milder now thanks to a dozen or so mutations already. I guess we'll see in a few months if that's really the case. Everything is starting to go back into lockdown. Yeah, I dunno how well that's going to work. I think a lot of people are near the end of their rope with this thing both psychologically and financially. I've seen plenty of news reports of restos and gyms and what not all saying 'Fuck it, we're staying open regardless of lock downs because if we don't we're done.' As someone who's been a small business owner for a lot of my life I agree. Unless the gov't is going to compensate them you can't ask people to lose their livelihood. Christ, even with eminent domain you must be compensated for your loss.
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 31, 2020, 15:56:eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 31, 2020, 15:44:Noticed that, what a complete shitshow that project was... tell me, did they do away with the fire suppression system which routed smoke through the basement? The other huge German SNAFU -- Stuttgart 21 is going strong though (at least as far as I know)...
...On the upside, BER is finally opening..
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 29, 2020, 09:10:
Passive-aggressive behavior in most cases can only be effectively communicated via voice communication. And for some reason many people don't realize this. Hence, whether they are the sender or the receiver they incorrectly interpret written messages. Using the article's example, responding "That's fine" to a suggested meeting time may or may not be passive-aggressive. The tone of the voice is key in communicating that perception.
I have personally had issue with this at work in the past. Just because I answer your yes or no question, with an email containing a single word of yes or no does not necessarily indicate I am attempting to be curt. People need to learn to make fewer assumptions...