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Random Babbling Thread 120

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by dmc, Aug 4, 2015.

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    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Some places in the world are well into the new year already and I'm likely not going to be around to post about it the minute we enter 2020 where I'm located, so naturally the compliments of the season are posted either a bit early, or a bit late.
     
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    We have the time 19:14 here in Sweden.
    So almost 5 hours to the new year :)
     
  5. Sorvo

    Sorvo Where's the nearest pub? Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran

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    :beer: HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL! :beer:
     
  6. henkie

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    Happy new year!
     
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    Happy new year guys! :cool:
     
  8. Beren

    Beren Lovesick and Lonely Wanderer Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    I used to be an avid chess tournament player before my professorial career forced me to make life choices. My niece went on a week-long trip with her other uncle to Cuba. She brought me back a wooden pocket chess set as a gift, and expressed surprise that so many people play the game down there. I explained to her that Cuba has been for decades and remains a significant chess force. Her surprise peaked. I then pulled up several pictures of Jose Raul Capablanca on the internet, and asked "Did you see any pictures of this guy while you were down there?" Her surprise reached a new height when she admitted she'd seen several. I explained to her that Capablanca had been one of the greatest players of all time while he lived. What Gretzky is to hockey, and Jordan to basketball, Capablanca is to chess in Cuba. He's that level of icon for them. You always learn something new everyday ...

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    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    So, how are you all dealing with Covid-19? We're in effectively complete lockdown here, everything except the essential stores and services shut down, people ordered to remain in isolation as much as possible. Some people who don't like staying put even in light of a dire situation (and all those who are convinced that the epidemic does not apply to them) are having major problems with this, sadly.
     
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    Things aren't locked down here but people are being encouraged to practice social distancing and to self isolate if they are able or immune compromised.
     
  11. Beren

    Beren Lovesick and Lonely Wanderer Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Some places are getting shut down. The University itself has been, but I'm still getting paid.

    People are buying up groceries like crazy though ...
     
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    It seems kinda like a zombie apocalypse without zombies.
     
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    It's pretty much a lockdown here as well, normal shops are closed (at least in the weekend), schools are closed for the next two weeks, and I just discovered that the swimming pools are also closed for the next two weeks.

    On the other hand, hopefully this means that I'll be able to work from home also, which would be nice. In lieu of that, I'll settle for relatively empty roads.

    Like @Bansheebanzi says, like the zombie apocalypse, but without the zombies.
     
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    Hi guys. It's been a while since I have been here, but I just wanted to check in and see how everyone was getting on in these crazy times. Hope you guys are all well and looking after yourselves, whatever country you are in.

    Things are starting to get serious here in New Zealand. Now up to 53 cases, almost all of which were people who flew here in the last three weeks. Things are starting to close, and panic buying has started here as well. Stay safe everyone.
     
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    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    What the heck? I joined here 17 years ago?!? No way!
     
  16. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Wow, takes a pandemic to resurrect @Harbourboy.

    Next thing you know Splunge, Aldeth the Foppish Idiot and Death Rabbit will make an appearance.
     
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    The four horsemen of the apocalypse? :shake:
     
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    I come back to you now, at the turn of the tide
     
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    :beer: I had the first death in Pennsy, in my county yesterday. All non-essential buisness is shut down but of course the company I work for is exempt! :beer:
     
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    Hey @Sorvo - great to hear from you. Hope you are keeping well.
     
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