Author Topic: ***CoronaBonus***  (Read 7922 times)

Jaded

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  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #175 on: March 26, 2020, 01:47:06 pm »
Open to all comers?
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #176 on: March 26, 2020, 01:52:14 pm »
Would it be like diving where you get marked down for a splash?

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #177 on: March 26, 2020, 01:52:32 pm »
The first qualifying round has already taken place: https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=114653.msg2478894#msg2478894
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #178 on: March 26, 2020, 06:07:03 pm »
My junk mail folder is noticeably thinner the last few days.

My xkcd://1279 doppelgangers have been having an online shopping fest.  One of them appears to be attempting to fight the virus with essential oils.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #179 on: March 26, 2020, 06:13:12 pm »
xkcd://1279 doppelgangers

Had to look that up... oh yes, you've mentioned it before.

I don't have any of those. Kind of glad, though it does sound like a good source of amusement.

Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #180 on: March 26, 2020, 08:16:44 pm »
I am getting paid a bonus... not as much as it could have been but - despite the potential impact of Covid19 on 2020 EBITDA - it's still a bonus.

And, due to Covid19 it will be paid this week rather than at the end of April as per usual.  If I kark it because of Covid at least Jon will have enough to pay for my funeral.   :thumbsup:
The word is that we won't, but there is a sweetener in terms of job security.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #181 on: March 26, 2020, 08:18:30 pm »
Perhaps Martin should have read the OP...


In the midst of a sea of shite, death, boredom and horror, this is a thread for the surprising and unexpected bonuses of the current viral fuckfest. I'll start...

It isnt flippant at all, despite the thread title. It's a thread for noticing change in our lives.

Although you appear to be somewhat abrasive at times, it seems to me that your motive in starting this thread was entirely reasonable.

It is a total fuckfest of a type that used to be confined to distopian fiction. Now it's upon us and forcing changes to all our lives. We have anumber of choices; we can give in and curl up and die, we can bumble towards the conclusion (like HMG), or we can make the best of a very bad job. My incilnstion is towards the last....

Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #182 on: March 26, 2020, 08:22:01 pm »
It seems to be dawning on management that people can actually work from home long term.  Mind you, when we get to next winter, those whose homes are normally empty during the day will flood back to get free heating  :)
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #183 on: March 26, 2020, 08:22:30 pm »
There's a wanking challenge? I suppose it counts as exercise.
Are points awarded for frequency, volume, distance, speed, or all four?

There's also need to be categories for the different strokes. Why did they postpone the Olympics when we could have simply reverted to 'home sports' like this? I fear some people lack imagination (which you probably need for wanking, either that or a stable high bandwidth broadband connection).


What would the Republikkkans make of the men's doubles?

Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #184 on: March 26, 2020, 08:35:33 pm »
The tug of war would be spunktacular.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Pingu

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #185 on: March 26, 2020, 08:38:58 pm »
The Fosbury Flop would probably not be a winning technique.

Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #186 on: March 26, 2020, 08:53:09 pm »
Sting must have a real chance of winning the marathon.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #187 on: March 26, 2020, 09:15:19 pm »
Perhaps Martin should have read the OP...


In the midst of a sea of shite, death, boredom and horror, this is a thread for the surprising and unexpected bonuses of the current viral fuckfest. I'll start...

It isnt flippant at all, despite the thread title. It's a thread for noticing change in our lives.

Although you appear to be somewhat abrasive at times.

Why, thankyou. I do try. 

In the spirit of abrasiveness, might I suggest that Martin has Coronabonused himself. Though I understand his point, a superficial reading and it seems ghoulish and making light of the crisis. But it isnt. He got it wrong.

He will come back from his flounce.

He always does.




Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #188 on: March 26, 2020, 09:28:52 pm »
York Ring Road at 06:20:15 this morning.

Even at that early hour it would normally be busy with considerable traffic noise. 



In the afternoon I took a video from the garden panning the clear sky without a single contrail.  There were none all afternoon. 

They could make those films about the olden days with no worries about including the evidence of anachronistic passenger airlines.  Except they aren't allowed to make films, I guess.



Sic transit and all that..

Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #189 on: March 26, 2020, 09:41:40 pm »
Went for a ride this afternoon, HUUUGE numbers of cyclists out, many looking like they are novices. Runners too.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Waking up now, put the kettle on!
Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #190 on: March 26, 2020, 10:20:38 pm »
Substantially cleaner air in just three days.

Quote
Air pollution levels have dropped since restrictions on movement were put in place, according to data collated by the BBC

In the two Bristol sites analysed, both St Paul’s and Temple Way have recorded significant decreases in nitrogen dioxide levels.

St Paul’s has seen a decrease from 21.5 micrograms per cubic metre in March 2019 to 16.1 during the same eight-day period in 2020.

Temple Way has seen a drop from 45.3 to 29.8 for the same periods.
https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-features/news/coronavirus-live-updates-march-26-2020-stay-inside-and-save-lives/
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #191 on: March 26, 2020, 10:33:59 pm »
I'm surprised the pollutant reductions aren't more than that, given the dearth of vehicles around.
Rust never sleeps

Jaded

  • The Codfather
  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #192 on: March 26, 2020, 10:50:28 pm »
Went for a ride this afternoon, HUUUGE numbers of cyclists out, many looking like they are novices. Runners too.

went to Jolly Nice this afternoon. They could do with some customer, so although I've done a Shhhhh before, all you South Cotswolders - fresh veg, fruit, stuff!

As for cyclists, I'd say in numbers terms, equal to cars. All in lycra though.
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Waking up now, put the kettle on!
Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #193 on: March 26, 2020, 10:54:40 pm »
I'm surprised the pollutant reductions aren't more than that, given the dearth of vehicles around.
Nitrogen dioxide is mostly from diesels, isn't it? The buses are still running their normal service here – switching to Sunday service next week – and delivery vans are still driving around in similar numbers, so that could be a factor. Lots of buses go down Temple Way. I'm not sure exactly where in St Paul's that site is so can't say for that one.
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Regulator

  • That's Councillor Regulator to you...
Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #194 on: March 27, 2020, 06:55:22 am »
I filled up my car last night (prepping for potential redeployment).  Diesel appears to be down 10p a litre from about 2 weeks ago.  Not quite sure if that qualifies as a 'bonus'...
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I completely agree with Reg.

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ElyDave

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #195 on: March 27, 2020, 07:11:48 am »
Looked for the ISS last night, and realised that I'd actually seen it several times, just not looked FOR it.  I'd just thought it was AN Other satellite
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #196 on: March 27, 2020, 07:26:47 am »
Just saw a very sweet slice of quarantine life. Two young lovers in jogging gear in the park, clearly pretending to be doing their exercise for the day so they could steal a moment together. Not ashamed to say I had a slight catch in my throat as I called the police.

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #197 on: March 27, 2020, 07:37:44 am »
Just saw a very sweet slice of quarantine life. Two young lovers in jogging gear in the park, clearly pretending to be doing their exercise for the day so they could steal a moment together. Not ashamed to say I had a slight catch in my throat as I called the police.

;D

Were they called Winston and Julia?

Cudzoziemiec

  • Waking up now, put the kettle on!
Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #198 on: March 27, 2020, 08:36:19 am »
Flatus you sick bastard, I was drinking tea!
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

ElyDave

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #199 on: March 27, 2020, 08:47:25 am »
Maybe Adam and Eve, starting the repopulation
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens