Are the posted questions getting worse?

  • BrainDonor wrote:

    Now you've gone and done it - I need to boil my laptop now.

     

    No no! Nurse! I said "Prick his boil"!

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  • BrainDonor wrote:

    Now you've gone and done it - I need to boil my laptop now.

    In keeping with the tenor of the times, I'm just throwing mine away rather than take any chances.

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  • Just to be sure, Kendrick threw away all his Tom Hanks movies.

    @=)

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  • Working from home is plenty distracting. Beautiful weather, beer in the fridge, free choice of radio

  • Here's a question for you.

    If everyone in every business is teleworking right now, or shut down for other reasons, how do you onboard new employees that you hired previous to this crisis but had to give their 2 week notice at their previous jobs so they aren't starting for another week or two?

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  • Brandie Tarvin wrote:

    Just to be sure, Kendrick threw away all his Tom Hanks movies.

    @=)

    I threw out all my Dan Brown books too so I was doubly sure.


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  • Here is a new topic that we all should be thinking, learning, and discussing.

    https://www.sqlservercentral.com/forums/topic/earn-it-act

  • Lynn Pettis wrote:

    Here is a new topic that we all should be thinking, learning, and discussing.

    https://www.sqlservercentral.com/forums/topic/earn-it-act

    Added some links to text and coverage there. Not a new topic, really, same issue as unlocking the iPhones of suspects for police. Non-starter, things are either encrypted or they are not.

    Should bad guys be caught? Absolutely. Is one child exploited too many? Absolutely. Is this the way? nope.

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  • Thanks for the links, and I agree.

     

  • I don't know about anyone else, but if the virus doesn't get me, staying home with these kids for weeks certainly will!

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  • Being divorced with grown children not living at home, I don't have that problem.

     

  • Michael L John wrote:

    I don't know about anyone else, but if the virus doesn't get me, staying home with these kids for weeks certainly will!

    How are you my friend and how are things in "the Pit"?

    😎

     

  • Thom A wrote:

    Took me 3 days and 4 trips to a supermarket to buy Toilet Paper... I honestly thought I was going to have to "borrow" (aka Steal) some from work. Still not been able to buy any frozen mince or dried pasta, and a few other bits I'm running low on. I use normally a lot of the things people are panic buying as I don't live with anyone else. Fresh simply doesn't last long enough for me to use it all unless I want to be visiting the store every day or 2 for the stuff I need for dinner that day (and doing it that way gets expensive).

    It's insane seeing people just picking up 20 cans of Baked beans or tinned spaghetti and thinking that "ok". I'm starting to feel like I'm going to need to hoard a few items just so that when I run out in a couple weeks I don't have the same problem; which just makes everything worse...

    So I had 5 or so rolls last week, but caught them stocking at Wal Mart and bought 2 8 packs, which should get us another couple weeks. Saw Sunday that some stores have signs limiting # per person you can buy. Heard yesterday that some stores have police on the aisles to enforce this.

    Wife is out now trying to buy a few things as some trucking worries are cropping up. Went out to buy a few dozen frozen burritos from a local guy to support him and give us a few more days of isolation.

  • Eirikur Eiriksson wrote:

    Michael L John wrote:

    I don't know about anyone else, but if the virus doesn't get me, staying home with these kids for weeks certainly will!

    How are you my friend and how are things in "the Pit"?

    😎

    Hunkered down like everyone else!

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  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor wrote:

    So I had 5 or so rolls last week, but caught them stocking at Wal Mart and bought 2 8 packs, which should get us another couple weeks. Saw Sunday that some stores have signs limiting # per person you can buy. Heard yesterday that some stores have police on the aisles to enforce this.

    Wife is out now trying to buy a few things as some trucking worries are cropping up. Went out to buy a few dozen frozen burritos from a local guy to support him and give us a few more days of isolation.

    I'm sure you'll be good for a while. You just have to decide which horse you like least...

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