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General discussion / Re: Movie reccomendations
« on: March 27, 2020, 12:26:10 PM »
Watched Snowpiercer with Chris Evans a couple of weeks sheet watching Parasite from the same director. Great movie.

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General discussion / Re: Bands you for forgot you liked
« on: March 26, 2020, 08:08:06 PM »
Interpol

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: March 25, 2020, 06:06:26 PM »
Free trial of Disney+. The Simpsons between Seasons 3 and 9 is finest television ever made.

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I'd say we'll all be using the likes of the cheap airlines again after a few months - very noble at the start with good intentions but people, as always, will have short memories where the cash is concerned.

Depends what airlines are actually left at the end of it.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 24, 2020, 02:15:24 PM »
if you are into wines, Portugal Vine yards is a great site. use them all the time, 12 bottles of Porta 6 (great wine) for 60 euro, delivered. but they have hundreds of choices

Cheers for that MR!

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 24, 2020, 12:12:41 PM »
Also companies need to wise up and spend some money on a remote work infrastructure and do it now as if there is a load of taking the piss and this thing isn't got under any form of control then they'll just be shut.(which is obviously the lowest concern here I know but businesses can be kept going if they stop being dicks - finance/IT are not notorious for trusting their staff)

I'm talking Morgen Stanley here. This lad is a director who can work from home any time he wants without an eyelid being batted. Company are furnishing everyone with these letters about how they're a Global Systemically Important Financial Institution blah blah blah. All of which is true, but irrelevant.

These docs aren't worth the paper they're written on from a legal perspective. If you can work from home, you should be working from home. Not f**king taking a packed Tube into Canary Wharf. The arrogance of these crowds is breathtaking.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 24, 2020, 11:52:46 AM »
Definitely a notable difference today. Maybe the message is getting through. Got a letter from employer to say that I'm a key worker (healthcare). Others should get the same for using at checkpoints.
I'm one too and I don't know many who aren't at this stage.

I know lads working in Finance IT who are getting the same letters.

Companies need to f**k off. If you're not involved in the food or medical supply chain, you're not "essential"

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 23, 2020, 10:57:26 PM »
From what I can gather sites/factories/offices are still open!!

This will grind to a halt too. Geneva (where my company HQ) is has banned all construction activities. We're currently expecting it to be extended throughout the rest of Europe and the US in time.

“ Industry is continuing to deliver on contractually agreed commitments for public and private sector clients while adhering to HSE and Chief Medical officer requirements/ recommendations.  The industry and its 147,000 employees are critical to both the economy and wider society as essential emergency works, housing, hospitals, roads, schools and other projects are delivered.”

CIF has us down as essential, horrible frauds .
It. Will. Stop. If it's not producing food or medicine, it will stop.

My company is part of the food supply chain and, like I said, our construction is stopping or has already stopped.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 23, 2020, 10:05:13 PM »
From what I can gather sites/factories/offices are still open!!

This will grind to a halt too. Geneva (where my company HQ) is has banned all construction activities. We're currently expecting it to be extended throughout the rest of Europe and the US in time.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 23, 2020, 08:36:49 PM »
Welcome to the club, y'all. Room for one more.



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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 23, 2020, 06:24:15 PM »
Any indication on recovery numbers? What’s the general percentages on that?

https://bing.com/covid

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 23, 2020, 12:26:42 PM »

Entering a supermarket is a far bigger risk than any walk.

Yes, but you need to eat to survive and in order to do so, need to purchase food. Not everyone can do this fisting Amazon Pantry or similar. You don't need to go somewhere to go a walk.


You don't have to hang around the offlicence area of a supermarket with your drinking buddies in order to survive.

Smaller shops and filling stations are observing protocols to minimise Covid 19 risk. Asda aren't bothering. They need to be made bother.

Of course you don't, and twats like that should be called out but that doesn't change the face that people need to go to grocery shopping. They don't need to leave the home to go for a walk.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 23, 2020, 12:16:48 PM »
Walking the dog and allowing them to their business is fine. The problem is people use the dog as an excuse to get out themselves. Also, people in Belfast still think taking a drive to get to Cavehill to take the dog walking is fine. It's not.

Driving your car to somewhere where are few people is perfectly responsible.

No it's not, because you know what? Other people like to do that too. All you are doing is heightening the risk, no matter how small you think.

Entering a supermarket is a far bigger risk than any walk.

Yes, but you need to eat to survive and in order to do so, need to purchase food. Not everyone can do this fisting Amazon Pantry or similar. You don't need to go somewhere to go a walk.

Again, here in Spain shops are now limiting the number of people who can enter at any one time, there are gloves and hand sanitizer on entry, those queuing to pay or to get into the shop are standing several metres apart and, if not, are let know about it pretty sharpish. I imagine it's similar in Italy and France.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 23, 2020, 12:07:38 PM »
Walking the dog and allowing them to their business is fine. The problem is people use the dog as an excuse to get out themselves. Also, people in Belfast still think taking a drive to get to Cavehill to take the dog walking is fine. It's not.

Driving your car to somewhere where are few people is perfectly responsible.

No it's not, because you know what? Other people like to do that too. All you are doing is heightening the risk, no matter how small you think.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 23, 2020, 12:02:43 PM »
So just to clarify in Spain there is no work? This is what I thought but my line manager has told me otherwise and that a lockdown does not involve manufacturing and the like closing down. It is so unclear and frustrating as I for one would rather have my health and my families health than come in to earn a quid

Anyone who can work from home has to work from home, government order that companies are obliged to follow.

Italy has now taken the next step and is shutting all non essential businesses.

You are allowed to walk a dog in Spain within 200 metres of your residence.
By and large walking should be encouraged, it is people gathering in one place that is the problem.

Walking should not be encouraged at all. It is not necessary. People can pace their house or garden, do exercises via YouTube etc. If it's not necessary, it shouldn't be done. It just increases risk.

Walking the dog and allowing them to their business is fine. The problem is people use the dog as an excuse to get out themselves. Also, people in Belfast still think taking a drive to get to Cavehill to take the dog walking is fine. It's not.

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