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  1. In Topic: What's messing with your groove?

    25 March 2020 - 10:42 AM

    View PostMaark Abbott, on 25 March 2020 - 09:25 AM, said:

    I really don't think work's systems can cope with the amount of remote access going on. It's down again.

    It's like we've DDOS'd ourselves.

    Yeah, our hub offices have just been moved off week-about teams coming in to everyone working from home effective tomorrow. It's probably going to cause a meltdown given we weren't going that for system constraints and nothing has changed except the governments' rules for social distancing. XD
  2. In Topic: COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus, aka 2019-nCoV)

    23 March 2020 - 01:33 PM

    Yeah. Bail people, not corporations.

    Honestly this is a long term side effect of making business all about short term gains. The economy has been "booming" (sure, if you go by GDP and profit margins) but none of these companies have any reserve capital built up. Why? Because they book all their left overs as profits for distribution to shareholders - or, as many of these airlines and other major companies have done, used them on share buybacks. No rainy day funds outside of what is required by regulations for like annual leave (if that).
  3. In Topic: COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus, aka 2019-nCoV)

    23 March 2020 - 10:01 AM

    View PostQuickTidal, on 22 March 2020 - 03:03 PM, said:

    View PostSilencer, on 22 March 2020 - 12:15 PM, said:

    Well, on the bright side of all this, I've been assured that my job will remain in place and operational throughout all of this.
    No COVID shutdown for me.

    Sure, we might stop doing home loans at some point, but apparently credit cards are far, far too important to our society to even consider shutting down our team.

    So fear not, people. The spicecredit will flow.


    There’s no chance to work from home or online for this?

    I am in fact set up for WFH. Unfortunately our system does not have the capacity to have everyone do so, so we are on 50/50 rosters for now. Of course, the country has only just started closing non essential businesses, because we're slow.

    However the thing I was actually facepalming about is that, apparently, even if essential services start closing, we won't. Work from home, sure. But stop lending? Unthinkable. Even as the rest of the country has no income to support themselves, we will (somehow) keep issuing credit. What a world we have become.
  4. In Topic: COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus, aka 2019-nCoV)

    22 March 2020 - 12:15 PM

    Well, on the bright side of all this, I've been assured that my job will remain in place and operational throughout all of this.
    No COVID shutdown for me.

    Sure, we might stop doing home loans at some point, but apparently credit cards are far, far too important to our society to even consider shutting down our team.

    So fear not, people. The spicecredit will flow.

  5. In Topic: COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus, aka 2019-nCoV)

    13 March 2020 - 02:36 PM

    View PostQuickTidal, on 13 March 2020 - 02:25 PM, said:

    View PostSilencer, on 13 March 2020 - 02:11 PM, said:

    Hell, it's still a panic. Yes, immunocompromised and elderly people need to be protected. Those are the people who should be getting supplies and support. Instead, it's all the *healthy* people cleaning out store shelves and acting like they might die. For most of them, this isn't a serious health risk and a bit of common sense hygiene and self isolation when symptoms present and through sickness are all that is necessary.

    Sorry, what proof/source do you have that it's all healthy people getting supplies and the ones that need it aren't getting it? How do you know how may of the people doing it aren't getting it for the immunocompromised and elderly around them/in their lives? These are numbers you don't have to make a statement like this. You can only see what the media tells you and think "Man, people are insane".....meanwhile everyone's individual story is different.

    I went to the store this AM to get my mother-in-law stuff because she is immunocompromised and in a wheelchair at home, immobile...I am a perfectly healthy younger dude...if you saw me shopping for that stuff you'd automatically lump me into the crazy prepper category...but looks are deceiving.

    Are there crazy people out there doomsday prepping? Yes. Are they the lions share? I HIGHLY doubt it. Are the elderly and immunocompromised not getting supplies? I also highly doubt it.

    Wanna know what the main age of the people mobbing the grocery store I was at last night was? Over, the elderly.

    View PostSilencer, on 13 March 2020 - 02:11 PM, said:

    The problem is, that the overreaction we are seeing is not the "we took excessive precautions and flattened the curve", it's borderline doomsday prepping, and it has the potential to cause more harm than good (see above about people who are actually at risk not having the supplies to stay safe, plus economic impacts that are driving the world towards recession - though that could very well happen with lack of a proper reaction too).

    It's a bit of a balancing act to get people to treat this seriously while not tipping the balance too far that way.

    Imagining you can stop the panicking people is a waste of time and breath. You can't. Humanity was always this and will always be this. All you can do is try to educate and mitigate that panic. There is no worldwide pandemic that shuts down EVERYTHING in the span of 24hrs that results in that balancing act you are seeking. It simply has never existed, because people en masse are emotional and reactionary.

    Did you buy an three 32 packs of toilet paper more than a week ago?

    If so, yes, I'd consider you a panic buyer. No matter who you were buying for.

    We're talking about completely different experiences and levels of shopping here.

    As far as do I have numbers to back up my claim? Of course not. Do you have numbers to back up your counter-claim? No.
    Which is why my post clearly uses a lot of speculative language, that sentence aside. I'm not saying what *is*, I'm saying what *could be*, and basing it on my personal experience for which I think is more likely.
    And as far as anecdotal evidence goes, I've got plenty of it. Two immune compromised people at my work, last week, couldnt get shit they needed at *any* supermarket. So it wasn't them or their families buying this shit in bulk. Might it have been other families of immune compromised people? Sure. But it's just as likely to have been some idiot panic buying. Which was, I believe, my point.
    Furthermore, if you're clearing out stocks of rice and toilet paper in bulk, you're part of the problem, end of. Because it only takes a few crazy people buying up 10x what they need to leabe "not enough" for everyone else. Again, I personally think this a more likely reason for empty shelves than people doing the right thing by their families. Because people doing the right thing by their families still aren't buying enough to cause shortages...


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    19 Nov 2018 - 11:18
    Can we have a Rejoice! A Knife to the Heart subforum?
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    18 Nov 2018 - 08:43
    Oi! Clear out your messages! Or have you blocked them? :P
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    22 Nov 2012 - 02:28
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    08 Oct 2012 - 16:06
    Also of note, it seems to only kick me when im in my st.catharines residence, not my toronto residence. Not sure if that helps you any.
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    08 Oct 2012 - 16:05
    ok so i clearly didn't realise how this conversation business thing works.
    i click the chat button at the top, when joining it says "you have been kicked from the chat room"
    On october 02 I tried joining around 10:24am gmt-5, so you can check the logs for that time. that is if you still have logs for that far back.
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    14 Jul 2012 - 14:13
    I love looking at your many Garruses in one place XD
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    11 Jul 2012 - 13:00
    I lied. I'm still going to use my new avatar XD
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    10 Jul 2012 - 13:37
    Do you like my new avatar? I figure I'll use this for least for the remainder of my Sombra days ;)
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    23 Jun 2012 - 14:52
    If you had ME3 you could play too!
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    13 Jun 2012 - 12:34
    You're a strange one ;)
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    21 May 2012 - 03:46
    Sometimes the CoC gets in the way of righteousness. Just saying ;)
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    19 Mar 2012 - 10:49
    To be fair - I *had* already saved it once XD
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    26 Feb 2012 - 06:35
    Awesome Supreme - you really do deserve that title XD
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    12 Feb 2012 - 11:01
    Okay, did the download thing. Now, if the thread were to get deleted would I still be able to view it from the save file? (Probably a silly question but I want to make sure the save is dependant on the original URL)
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    Gust Hubb 

    12 Feb 2012 - 02:47
    you should drop by chat ;)
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