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Covid-19 Restrictions

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by Sorvo, Apr 28, 2020.

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    Dang why didn't any of us think of that. :D
     
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    OK, I think this is going to far.
    I installed a webcam for net meetings. After I got it tested, I took a sip of water and it went down the wrong pipe and I started coughing.
    The anti-virus then popped up and said I hadn't run an antivirus scan in 30-some days, would I like to run one now?
    Funny coincidence or is it?
     
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    Personalized advertising. Everyone is watching you... :cool:
     
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    I was just watching a youtube a few days ago about a woman who had worked for Cambridge Analytica - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook–Cambridge_Analytica_data_scandal who was saying that many of the applications we install on our computers and smart phones include TOS clauses that let them turn the camera on and record you when-ever they want. . . All so they can help you with relevant advertising of course. . .
     
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    Pretty sure that's illegal in the EU. But that is also why I tape off the cameras on laptops and phones. Just to be sure.
     
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    Well, Chicago has a city-wide Stay-At-Home Order starting today. Most of the signs were proclaiming it at the bus stops and Ogilvie Transportation Center.

    The Loop had fewer people than I've ever seen walking from work on Lasalle (only a few blocks) to the train station this evening. They didn't say anything about work being closed on Monday however.

    Although I did have a funny thought. I'm a temp working at Northern Trust in Chicago, and it occurred to me that if I walked into a bank wearing a mask this time last year, security would have been all over me.
    Now if you walk into a bank without a mask they get all over you.
     
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    Funny, I've thought about the whole mask and bank think from the start. I imagine there are some identifying features of the face above the nose and mouth however.

    B.C. has issued a mandate that masks will be mandatory in all indoor public spaces in British Columbia. I think it's a relief to retailers who've had to deal with covidiots arguing their rights to not wear a mask.
     
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    I'm just thinking of the irony the company hired me to image and prepare laptops so their workers can stay at home, as a result I'm now leaving home and going in to work.

    Masks have been mandatory in Illinois since March. @Blackthorne TA , thanks for the tip about tying string to the mask. It makes it so much more comfortable when it's not hurting my ears.
     
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    Bta gave you a tip about tying masks? This world no longer makes sense to me.
     
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    It's in this thread, a quote is at the top of this page and the actual tip is on page 3.
     
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    Yeah we're going back into hard lockdown to some extent; restaurants that had just reopened to indoor diners now closed etc. Our state governor HAD previously pretty much said "wear a mask if you want to; but you should" and now is pushing harder for everybody to do so as the number of new cases skyrockets.

    I generally dress a kind of hybrid between black leather jacket and engineer boots punker and black-hat cowboy; the mask I've been wearing is a black bandana with Anarchy symbols printed onto it. I've commented several times that wearing the mask makes me feel like a wild-west bank-robber and gotten a few laughs. Mostly nobody says anything though.
     
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    Happy to help! Glad it worked out for you. :)
     
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    Both cool, and frightening to seniors.
     
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    I am 58; if I scare them too bad. ;)
     
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