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I am going to be quite a bit more grumpy about it.  I have grown accustomed to having an office available to me outside the home office and today I had to tear down a new server/NAS cluster which was just about ready to deploy (but not quite) and bring it home in my trunk to where I have no space for it.

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30 minutes ago, GDMike said:

I'm a work from home kinda guy..

it's called unemployment..

Sorry to hear.  Been there, dude.

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Houston mayor just ordered closure of bars, sit-down restaurants, etc.  Seems to me this will panic people to going to the store and other places, where there will be even more contact than sitting at a table to eat food.  Not to mention the financial ripple.  Egads.

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2 hours ago, InsaneMultitasker said:

Houston mayor just ordered closure of bars, sit-down restaurants, etc.  Seems to me this will panic people to going to the store and other places, where there will be even more contact than sitting at a table to eat food.  Not to mention the financial ripple.  Egads.

We're a couple of days past that. Grocery stores are stripped and having trouble restocking to the point where the 24hr grocery store is now closed for 8 hrs a day. That bit me tonight when I went just to get some more soda ;)

 

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My local wm was out of tp and on my way home I decided to stop at a dollar store 2 blocks away from home, and wholla...tp..I was like, wow, really?

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53 minutes ago, GDMike said:

My local wm was out of tp and on my way home I decided to stop at a dollar store 2 blocks away from home, and wholla...tp..I was like, wow, really?

 

This alternative is also back-ordered.

We got one a long time ago.

https://www.amazon.com/Luxe-Bidet-Neo-320-Non-Electric/dp/B00JG3NVG2/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=bidet&qid=1584456988&sr=8-3

 

I went to Costco on Friday. Quite orderly. For the first 45 minutes anyone could get 1 TP. It ran out. Tons of food though - filled up my whole freezer.

 

HEB grocery stores now close at 8pm for restocking. We love HEB in Texas.

 

Stock up on Tylenol, Guaifenesin, cold relief.  You may be caring for your neighbors,  loved ones, or yourself.

 

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In Kentucky, bars and restaurants closed except for drive thru and home delivery.  Day cares to close Friday unless they are taking care of children of health care workers.  Schools closed for 3 weeks, Kentucky Derby moved to August, courts are extending driver license extensions by 3 months, and I am sure I am leaving out other good things.

 

I got a decent supply of TP after being warned about 2 weeks ago there would be a shortage.  Not sure in the truth, but was told a lot of TP is made in China.  I would not have thought that since the US has a decent supply of trees for paper products.  Maybe we ship pulp to them and they ship us back TP.  The local casino with all of its shops, restuarants, and hotel have been closed for 2+ weeks.  I don't see it opening until they lift the governor's orders regarding bars and restaurants.

 

Supplies of lots of over the counter medicines are gone.  I was able to get milk at WallyMart Friday.  Nice thing here, milk is about $0.67/gallon and has been that way for over a year.  Fuel prices are starting to drop, but diesel not so quickly.  

 

I still think my idea of selling bags of corn cobs in the TP aisle along with corn-cob dispensers is a viable market.  Sure would help some farmers in the corn belt.

 

As far as food, I have enough food in three freezers and a refrigerator to get me by for at least 3 months.

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43 minutes ago, BeeryMiller said:

I have enough food in three freezers and a refrigerator to get me by for at least 3 months.

Not to mention ammo and food literally walking around if you run out :)

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4 hours ago, jaybird3rd said:

No politics, please, neither here nor anywhere else on AtariAge.

That was unnecessary.  None of us speak in this forum any differently than we do in person, and that includes Beery's statement which was one of observation and no more political than many other posts over which you have not made an ordeal.  If someone reported his post, which I assume must be the case as I do not recall you popping in these parts, I would appreciate a PM on the matter.

 

For that matter, if you felt so compelled to hide his post, you should have 86ed mine as well as I laid the seed.

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On another note, if you have a few spare bucks looking for investment opportunities, I predict the online adult entertainment industry is about to go up in value.

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8 hours ago, BeeryMiller said:

... milk is about $0.67/gallon and has been that way for over a year.  Fuel prices are starting to drop, but diesel not so quickly.

Woah!  Add $2.00 to your $0.67 and that's about what I've been paying for a gallon of 2% milk in my neck of the woods.  Gas has finally come down to $3.00 where I live, which means gas is only slightly more expensive than milk!

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21 hours ago, InsaneMultitasker said:

Wife and I played a few rounds of the Pandemic board game a month or so ago.  I was putting things away, including a few jigsaw puzzles, and came across the game box.  It induced an earie feeling given what is going on in the world...    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandemic_(board_game)

It's why I'm refusing to play the game, again, until this blows over. I don't want to play a game that reminds me of the craziness going on in the world...

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DAMN this is boss!

I need to explore this as it has all the features of Linux but is so Mac like it is crazy.

Also more tools then Linux!!!!

 

 

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1 minute ago, arcadeshopper said:

mac is BSD

that is BSD

 

so.. yeah.. maclike.. only thing apple added was the drivers and window manager

 

BUT YOU CAN RUN IT FROM A USB DRIVE AND IT IS CRAZY FAST FROM A USB DRIVE! 

 

ALSO YOU CAN RUN IT ON ANY PC NOT JUST A MAC, SO CAN IT RUN FROM A RASPBERRY PI?

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I just stumbled over a headline stating that lots of people needed ventilators due to the coronavirus. But I just got caught by a false friend: In German, a "Ventilator" is what is called "fan" in English. I mean, I have several venti.... em ... fans at home. :)

 

(Latin: venti-lator = "wind bringer", so either meaning could be justified)

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