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Eseman

Member since Oct 2020 • Last active Feb 2021
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Thanks @hurricane_run and @JonD. I’m organising my street to grow a vegetable garden in the nearest park planters. Would like to do no till on a good section of it, to raise awareness (but also have room to manoeuvre if it doesn’t work). Don’t expect the council to protest.

  • in COVID-19
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    Look at that subtle colouring. The tasteful thickness.

    Oh my God. It even has a watermark.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    (conjecture on the numbers. Made up on the spot. Not based on anything except recent experience)

    FTFY.

    People in the US have their tax returns, Christmas debts have been paid or decreased, millions who hadn’t bought stock prior to GME 1.0 have now crossed that mental hurdle. On the other hand, all the world’s sharks are gathered for a feeding frenzy.

    You couldn’t pay for publicity like this.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Could also try the bike tag thread. Those folks get around.

  • in COVID-19
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    Note that I'm not saying that people wearing a mask isn't a bad idea,

    So you’re saying it is a bad idea...?

  • in COVID-19
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    Exactly. It doesn't translate to Coronavirus.

    The Asian mask wearing is out of politeness to not spread on a cough/cold that the wearer has. It's not specific to any previous pandemic (bird/swine flu, etc), it's more aimed at the common cold.

    But if anyone has Coronavirus symptoms they shouldn't be outside, mask or not.

    It also only works in a society/culture where the majority of people have a mutual respect for their fellow citizen.

    My comment was geared towards mask use for more commonly accepted, less deadly illnesses: colds, seasonal influenza. Would be great if Sarah from HR could keep her germs to herself instead of spreading them around the office thanks very much.

    Anyone with corona symptoms should isolate, and employers should enforce this.

    I was under the impression that mask use became more prevalent and more expected following bird and swine flu. At least that’s what I’ve been told by Korean and Japanese contacts.

  • in Classifieds
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    1) Buy Dura Ace wheel set.
    2) Use in exotic locations. If possible lend to famous cyclists.
    3) Sell uniquely storied worn wheel set to your mate’s artisan child.
    4) Buy Dura Ace lamp from mate’s child on behalf of your business.
    5) Gift lamp to your cyclist business client and write it off as an expense.
    6) Repeat.

  • in COVID-19
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    Isn't the Asian mask wearing a cultural thing. So there will need to be a cultural change.

    Indeed. It’s frowned on to be clearly sick in public and not be wearing a mask, unlike in our hemisphere where others just have to put up with it. For example, the UK FCDO’s internal guidance recently used to say that a respiratory illness alone was not sufficient grounds to not go in to work.

    There is hope here because mask culture in Asia became more prevalent after swine flu and bird flu.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Not Princess Latifa, one hopes?

    It’s his birthday, let’s give him a pass.

    Have a happy birthday, Velocio, if that’s even your real name.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Wow, not even just WSB, the whole of reddit.

    Wonder if it’s just the traffic.

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