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Did the Microsoft rep laugh loudly or quietly?

I guess at this point it's try anything to distract from the 150k+ dead.

Neither, most likely.  The longer I hang out where I am - and this isn't even in the same SPORT, let alone the same league as Microsoft - the more I become likely to simply smile and say "That's great.  No hard feelings.  Sue us."

Everyone in the lab are now NOT in the lab, because all 18 of my direct coworkers are either confirmed to have the plague, or are waiting on test results.

And I alone hath survived to tell thee.

On the plus side, nobody complains about my music choices.  And I don't have to wear a mask in the lab now, I suppose.  On the negative side, I can't really leave the lab, which means all of my other treacherous reports will be fucking off.  Well, not too bad, I do have supervisors out there.  BUT STILL.  It's the fucking principle of the thing.  Did Signor Paesor ever have days like this?

Dear Norton,

I asked you to hand me an Allen wrench today, and I did not receive one.  Upon asking around, I was astonished to learn that you have been out since Thursday with the coronavirus.  Please do not take this lapse in attention to mean that I do not miss you.

In any case, I approached HR with the idea that we could put you in a giant hamster ball to allow you to continue your work, but this is apparently against policy.  I had no better luck when I suggested building a functioning replica of Captain Pike's wheelchair.  HR clearly does not understand the importance of our work.  But I know you do, and so I have attached some code to be debugged.  You should find this to be restful and easy work, as you wrote the series of infinite loops you called a routine yourself.

Now, I have been made aware that there is something like a 3% chance of you dying, and an additional 4% chance of mental impairment, so please make that debugging a priority.  If you put 3 bad addresses in 50 lines of code when you were well, there's no telling what you're capable of with millions of virus specimens sawing away at your frontal lobes.

Wait.  I didn't mean to actually type that last paragraph out.  Please disregard.

Get better soon,

Norton is no Oppenheimer.

And you’re more on the order of a mad scientist supervillain dwelling in a lab built in Houska Castle than you are a Leslie Groves, so, you know, different circumstances all around.

I'm working on a get well card.

Apple Talk / Re: The Compleat Billy Chronicles (thanks to Zenpatista)
« on: August 03, 2020, 11:47:02 pm »
Norton has the coronavirus.  Which apparently means "he can't work."

This is bullshit.  This wouldn't have stopped Oppenheimer.

the "jared let thousands die to make urban governors look bad" is one of those things that would have erupted into a volcano under any other president, but we're all so exhausted

on some level I'm furious, and on another level I'm like "yeah that checks out"

There's not you can do without just getting in another pointless argument with the spin machine.

Well, not directly.

That moment when facial recognition stops working

That moment when LuciferX is posting random shit in an active thread, either because he's off his meds and thinks that this "contribution" somehow fits into the thread, or because he's a butthurt weenie who is deliberately trying to fuck with the thread because, you know, "butthurt weenie."

Or Kill Me / Re: Stop demonizing medication.
« on: August 03, 2020, 03:31:43 pm »
I get what you mean, so many people would have more problems without meds.  :eek:


Or Kill Me / Re: Push the button already
« on: August 03, 2020, 03:30:50 pm »
I don't get what this is about?

You just sit there and thank whatever gods you have that you don't know what this is all about.

You aren't being black-bagged.
You aren't being shelled alongside your family in Yemen.
You aren't the guy who has to hose the spray tan crusties out of the folds in Donald Trump's flabby person.

It can always get worse, and looking won't help at all so, why traumatize yourself?

Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: August 03, 2020, 03:27:24 pm »

Secret, unlawful indefinite dissident detention
So when are we just burning the whole thing down?

I turned off "civilian" mode some time ago so really any time is fine. Even if Biden gets elected I expect a police state to continue unabated. I'm still going go vote for him against Donnie tho. Presuming of course that I am still alive and free to do so.
:horrormirth: I've been struggling with the feeling that I've been alarmist (even though logically know I haven't been) and this just effectively silenced that little voice. Time to really lean into those mutual aid networks!


"The White House never sent us evidence the Bernie-Biden platform calls for defunding or abolishing police—because there is none. It calls for increased funding for police departments--that meet certain standards. Biden has called for redirecting some police funding for related programs—like mental health counseling."


The statement, ostensibly issued as a knock on President Trump, ended up blowing back at Joe Biden as leftists, and even some key progressive leaders who should be backing Biden for president in November condemned Biden’s statement.

Biden just issued a statement calling for the arrest of anarchists, simply for Being anarchists, which is very explicitly not illegal, wrote one progressive state candidate on Twitter.

It should also be noted that Biden and Trump have now joined together in openly calling for the political persecution of the same people.

A big old shit sandwich is the only thing on the menu for the foreseeable future.
Yep, much of which Biden built the scaffolding for. 🙃 He is, after all, the PATRIOT act's granddaddy.

You seem to have confused him with John Ashcroft.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: August 01, 2020, 02:27:03 am »
Waiting room is full.  Bovine19 seems to be RWHN.

What's a RWHN?

Greetings, how goes the day?

Good day sir, do you happen to have an opinion on DRUGS?


I'm not gonna be cool until he does a FAT LINE OF WEED and proves he's cool.

You're just a shill for Big Cool.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: July 31, 2020, 01:11:26 pm »
I am also sorry about Altered's troubles.  Had my own scare a few years back, I know how it feels.

Altered, may I suggest you cue up Jethro Tull's "Too Old to Rock and Roll"?  It was what I needed.

Aside from that, I haven't had much to say in the last 4 years.   I have something to say now, though, once it's done percolating.  Sometime today, I think.

Herman Cain just died of Covid.

Well, he's not fed up anymore, and that should count for something.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: July 31, 2020, 03:17:51 am »
Waiting room is full.  Bovine19 seems to be RWHN. 

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