Friday Forum: March 27, 2020

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  1. Stimpson J. Cat

    Quick Question :

    How many Catallaxy Slumlords will be changing full rent over the next six months?

    Show of Hands Please?

  2. Arky

    Missus has been working from home.
    I have been surreptitiously doing time and motion study on her:
    8:45 Make Arky coffee.
    9:00 Burn bacon and eggs.
    9:45 Fire up laptop and sit in front of it
    10:15 Tea party with 8 y.o. in backyard.
    10:55 Make Arky coffee.
    11:00 Conference call with boss and team.
    11:30 Sit in front of laptop looking at graphs and shit.
    11:45 Make Arky coffee.
    12:30 Make Arky Lunch.
    12:35 Get berated by Arky for lack of cooking skills.
    1:30 Load washing machine.
    1:50 Make Arky coffee.
    2:00 Phone call to colleague.
    2:30 Make Arky coffee.
    2:50 Put clothes out on line.
    2:55 Make Arky coffee.
    3;00 Complain to Arky that he drinks too much coffee.
    3:05 Further sitting in front of computer doing something.
    3:35 Make Arky coffee.
    4:07 Listen to Arky complain he can’t breath and is having heart palpitations. Take Arky’s blood pressure Hmmmm 190/ 105. Tell Arky he shouldn’t drink any more coffee.
    5:00 Vacuum and mop floor, bring washing in.

  3. Armadillo

    The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has also announced today that he has tested positive for Covid-19.

    Another elite. Hmmm….I detect a pattern here.

    It’s not as if Matt would have been anywhere near a patient. FFS, he’s the Health Secretary. He’s probably heard from his underlings that the Department deals with patients, but that would be about his sum knowledge of it.

  4. Armadillo

    Missus has been working from home.

    She sounds a bit lazy, Arky.

  5. Arky

    She sounds a bit lazy, Arky.

    ..
    I know.

  6. areff

    Would pay good money to hear this call:

    Yassmin Abdel-Magied (she/her)
    @yassmin_a
    · 8m
    Lol was just in a Zoom call that was hacked by 4chan wow so many uncomfortable people on that call.

  7. BorisG

    Working from home has been and is around, but that’s about one day a week.

    Aren’t you working from home, JC?

    A friend of mine runs a tech team at Shell (in Houston). His team consists of about 6 people based all around the world. He does go to the office but a lot of his work is conference calls to places like KL etc. This can be easily done from home .

  8. Arky

    I’m joking of course.
    No way I would let that woman make my coffee.
    She’d find a way to burn it.

  9. Pedro the Loafer

    WA shut all gun shops today with an hour’s notice and will ban travel out of the region you live in effective Tuesday next, on penalty of a $50,000 fine (not a typo). Police to patrol country roads to “ensure compliance” FFS.

    Chief Plod Dawson standing behind Premier McGowan with smug grin on its porcine head.

    What is that quote about hoisting the black flag?

    Coming soon to a neighbourhood near you.

  10. BorisG

    It’s not as if Matt would have been anywhere near a patient. FFS, he’s the Health Secretary

    But he probably dealt with lots and lots of people.

    The other problem with your disproportionate thing is that the media wont tell you about every ordinary dude who catches the virus.

  11. Snoopy

    Arma, since you’re around …

    sheila, sheila, sheila, sheila

  12. Bruce in WA

    My reply to the Oz on an article saying we should use the “opportunity” (Covid) to “curb drinking as a therapy”.

    So go ahead, take away the vast majority of the populace’s simple pleasure of an alcoholic drink. Then prepare to face civil unrest and disobedience on a scale you can’t even begin to imagine!

    The result? Rejected!!

  13. BorisG

    The brother of my son in law, who works for a tech company always works from home. They have an office in Melbourne but he hardly ever goes there. He mostly works at night connecting with other people in Chicago.

    Asking him about non-verbal communication – yeh that’s important he says, but also such a waste of time.

    Also my best friend in Toronto, who worked for 25 years in IT, always worked from the office but says his verbal communication with colleagues consisted of two words: hi and bye. All professional communication was by electronic means (and teams spread over North America and Europe). Me: Why didn’t you work from home? Him: I just hate working at home, but if I wanted to, there won’t be any problem.

  14. Armadillo

    What about em, Snoops?

    Mrs A mentioned to me once that she hates that term. I now use it relentlessly.

    It’s revenge for her not closing cupboard doors. It irritates the hell out of me. Why the hell employ a carpenter to put the fucking things on if you aren’t going to use them? It seems rather pointless.

  15. Arky

    Looks like the start of the next leg down for the DJIA.

  16. egg_

    Manila lockdown ends 14 April, I believe.

  17. MatrixTransform

    we know.

    everything’s a waste of of time Boz … what really matters is how globally connected you are to other waste’s of time all over the world

    your man-in-wuhan would agree, I’m sure

  18. Armadillo

    Ditto with those hooks that you hang your keys on. All the keys are in the one spot. That’s why you buy the fucking thing.

    Nope. Let’s spend half an hour trawling the house so we can find where you threw the car keys when you walked in shall we? Sounds like fun.

  19. Armadillo

    Every. Single. Time.

  20. Arky

    I’m not sure the market is the perfect pricing mechanism economists tell us it is.
    Exactly why is a fleet of infected floating Hotel Californias that aren’t going to be doing anything for the rest of the year but sitting at anchor costing a large fortune in maintenance worth 15% less today than they were yesterday?

  21. Peter the old fossil

    Guys, there’s been a new open forum for the past hour.

  22. BorisG

    everything’s a waste of of time Boz … what really matters is how globally connected you are to other waste’s of time all over the world

    These people explore and find oil that you put in your car every week.

  23. Arky

    It’s got nothing to do with value or future earnings at all.
    It’s simply a harmonic vibration in a system stretched between the fear of losing out on gains and the fear of losing everything.

  24. Armadillo

    Guys, there’s been a new open forum for the past hour.

    We like this forum, and we refuse to move.

    #stayinghere

  25. Armadillo

    The new forum is crap compared to this one.

    Might as well set up camp and settle in.

  26. Armadillo

    Less chance of catching Bat Flu on this forum.

  27. NoFixedAddress

    Sinclair Davidson
    #3379332, posted on March 27, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    Today marks the 25th anniversary of my permanent arrival in Australia.

    another blow in

  28. Zatara

    How accurate is the COVID-19 testing?
    Wuhan released part of the virus code for vaccination development.

    Yes, but out of the goodness of their hearts they released the entire virus into the wild to be harvested by humans throughout the world.

    Plenty of full-on samples around to be analyzed now.

  29. egg_

    NEW FRED ==================>

  30. areff

    Chinese embassy in Canberra’s website links to coronavirus health tips and info. Scroll down and this is some of the advice:

    Clinical observation has shown that traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is effective in the treatment of COVID-19, and China is willing to share this unique experience with the rest of the world, a leading TCM official said on Monday.

    China has shared quite enough already, but the CCP’s generosity knows no bounds, so “six effective TCM recipes for COVID-19

    No mention of bat smegma souffles, so one has to harbour doubts — although not about why so many chinamen and now TCM-treated ex-chinamen.

  31. Pedro The Loafer:

    WA shut all gun shops today with an hour’s notice and will ban travel out of the region you live in effective Tuesday next, on penalty of a $50,000 fine (not a typo). Police to patrol country roads to “ensure compliance” FFS.

    My concern is the idea the politicians decide to start doing firearms checks with a fine comb so they can confiscate the weapons.
    I mean, that’s about $12k worth of rifles and ammo they can take for a minuscule rule break like having a bolt holding the safe to the ground five millimeters shorter than regs.

  32. No.
    I like it here.
    This thread has ambience.
    Hang on, that’s a dead armadillo.

  33. Nelson Kidd-Players

    If we’re having daily Freds, can they be set to launch at 3:55 am so that we can start at Tom’s toons?

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