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General Discussion / Re: What time do you get up at?
« on: March 24, 2020, 01:20:00 AM »
Gonna say - society is really harsh on people with late chronotypes. Early rising has always been seen as a moral good. Only lazy layabouts sleep in. If your sleep pattern is not compatible with a 7am-7pm active work period, tough luck. Get some fortitude. Go to bed earlier. Never mind that you can't get to sleep until 2am. That's your problem.

If you can find the right job, shift work would be ideal, our night shift goes from 1030 to 7am. Afternoons are 2pm to about 1030pm.

Yeah, one of my previous jobs I had arranged to work from 10:00 to 18:30. It was great while it lasted. I'm on a roster right now that requires 8:30 per day, between 7:00 and 19:00. I like it when I get put on the late roster, but I've been getting earlier ones since my promotion was approved.

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General Discussion / Re: How to cure an Atheist (the diseased 1%)?
« on: March 24, 2020, 12:48:22 AM »
Yep, I recognised his style immediately. I've reported the post if no-one else has. His posting here is violating the terms of his court order.

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General Discussion / Re: What time do you get up at?
« on: March 23, 2020, 05:18:55 PM »
Gonna say - society is really harsh on people with late chronotypes. Early rising has always been seen as a moral good. Only lazy layabouts sleep in. If your sleep pattern is not compatible with a 7am-7pm active work period, tough luck. Get some fortitude. Go to bed earlier. Never mind that you can't get to sleep until 2am. That's your problem.

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Corona Virus Disease 2019 / Re: General COVID-19 Discussion
« on: March 23, 2020, 05:01:33 PM »
SOME PEOPLE WILL DIE, BUT THEY WEREN'T USEFUL PEOPLE WHILE THEY WERE ALIVE SO IT DOESN'T MATTER.

Wow.

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Corona Virus Disease 2019 / Re: Visualizing COVID-19
« on: March 23, 2020, 01:06:26 AM »
This is not curve-fitting, though. It's just interpolation. Its purpose in this instance is simply to allow me to present the data as a curve rather than a jagged line.

So you're just... flattening the curve?

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Corona Virus Disease 2019 / Re: General COVID-19 Discussion
« on: March 22, 2020, 10:54:06 PM »
So I've been told to work from home for the next two days.

Actually it's not too bad. I was already going to not catch the bus this week so not having to pay for parking for a couple of days is going to be good. I'm not looking to doing this job with only a laptop screen though.

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Prudent!

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Tech Talk / Re: Right to Repair
« on: March 22, 2020, 08:10:27 PM »
I wouldn't know how to repair anything anyway.

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Be creative if you can. Write, draw, play an instrument if you have one, it doesn't matter. Personally, I've been creating and uploading YouTube videos of me playing Fallout 4, which has been fun.

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General Discussion / Re: What time do you get up at?
« on: March 22, 2020, 07:32:18 PM »
I can't sleep in, even when I'm not working. If I sleep in, my natural sleep cycle starts to reassert itself and I have a lot more trouble hauling it back earlier again when I have to restart work. I can maintain an early sleep cycle as long as I do it every day. If I didn't have to work, I'd go to sleep at around midnight or so and wake up at 8 or 9 am. It's been a while since I've been able to do that, though.

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General Discussion / Re: What time do you get up at?
« on: March 20, 2020, 07:51:01 PM »
Look up chronotypes. They change over your lifetime. Most people begin life with an early chronotype, but it moves much later in the teenage years, only to go back early again in old age.

Right now, I generally wake up between 5:30 and 6:00 but my schedule has been completely messed up by illness.

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Podcast Episodes / Re: Episode #766
« on: March 18, 2020, 06:31:21 PM »
It would be a blast to see the iron raining down.

Since they said iron rain, and not iron hail, I presume we're talking about liquid iron. The heat of the atmosphere would incinerate you. You'd never see a thing. I much prefer water rain. It rained here yesterday and it was very nice to watch (from indoors where I stayed dry). In Roatan the rain came down so warm that it was actually pleasant to go out walking in it. Iron rain would have been less pleasant.

When I went to Fiji, the rain was like that.

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Games / Re: Game soundtracks
« on: March 18, 2020, 05:50:05 PM »

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Podcast Episodes / Re: Episode #766
« on: March 18, 2020, 05:22:52 PM »
I've always felt that the explanation of lift has something to do with the viscosity of air at those speeds. But I don't know the maths for that.

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Schools are necessary and obligatory...

Are they? I mean really? In today's internet-enabled environment? The only purpose a physical school serves is to provide an environment where children can physically interact and socialise with other children. That's important, sure, but it's not as important as insulating children from risk of a potentially deadly disease. All their actual education can be done online in most places.

You forget their important role as, comparatively, cheap daycare & baby sitters while the parents both go to work.   

While I agree schools should be shut in a pandemic emergency. It will be a financial drain for some parents to take time off work to look after them.

This is true, but if the kids are quarantined, the parents probably are too.

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