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|>>|| No. 435367
I've suddenly got two weeks off work, fucking class, and I was wondering what you two were doing and how we should celebrate? I'm not leaving the house.
That other fucking thread is miserable, and full of lies. If the virus is going to take us, we might as well go down ranting, happily.
What are you doing with your recently found time off?
|>>|| No. 435368
My office let's me work from home all the time anyway so it's not a biggie for me. I actually miss my workplace, the lads there are fun and I can go to the gym at lunch.
|>>|| No. 435370
I was thinking about getting to know the missus but I don't want to go through a divorce. Maybe I'll get in to origami instead.
|>>|| No. 435374
I'm going into work. Don't see why 0.005% of people having flu merits time off work.
|>>|| No. 435381
He frowns in a miserly fashion.
Pretty much. Might apply for a job just for a laugh. Reckon they're desperate for new staff, or desperate not to bother with all that shite? Could go either way, I reckon.
|>>|| No. 435383
>What are you doing with your recently found time off?
Finally the downside of working at home strikes.
I've been self-isolating since last Wednesday, though I didn't realise that until this afternoon.
|>>|| No. 435384
Apply for a job? We're heading for a recession m8. Cling to your current job for dear life.
|>>|| No. 435385
It's just a pause before normal service is resumed. Besides, it's only going to affect povvo jobs like air stewardesses, waiters and hotel receptionists.
|>>|| No. 435386
Amazon are hiring, as are other industries delivering to shut-ins.
(Put a prime order in yesterday, most of it, despite being next-day, will be here in a week. Looks like the Latvian lad who usually delivers my stuff has got the plague.)
|>>|| No. 435389
I'm very unlikely to get any time off, they're happy enough to test hospital staff and get them back in if they're negative.
This is why I'm hoping they step up to the next level soon, and I'll have a fair chance of blagging the 12 weeks compulsory "high risk" isolation for having asthma. Fingers crossed lads.
|>>|| No. 435390
That is a profoundly cretinous view - a lot of people losing their jobs will affect all of us, as the rest of us will end up picking up the tab for them.
|>>|| No. 435393
This is one of those posts I can't tell whether the poster is genuinely a cunt from a broken home, or trying to talk like a cunt from a broken home for comic effect and failing.
|>>|| No. 435401
My new promotion starts on Monday but by the looks of things I'm going to have a few weeks properly off with pay. Here's hoping they forget about me but I end up staying on the payroll.
|>>|| No. 435406
I'll be wanking from home, just need make sure that I don't get my own and work laptop mixed up when I do a search for 'arse pissing poz party'.
|>>|| No. 435407
I'm still working for now but it won't last. My new job seems to still exist, which is nice, and it's looking like I'll be trained for two weeks from Monday then put on paid leave. I could potentially do some of the work from home but I'm not going to be suggesting that. It's entirely possible my industry will collapse, which is a shame as I've only been in it a year or so. The industry I was in before that is also fucked, so I'm probably just going to cash all my chips in and fuck off to the highlands like that other lad.
While off work I will be finishing projects - I still need to get my new ADS-B antenna on the roof, not that I'll be seeing much with it, and I need to pull my car's engine out to service some bits.
After that I'll probably go annoy my mates in London who will be mostly working from
streatham wetherspoons home. I was down at the weekend for the first time in a while, and had forgot how much I enjoy the city.
I've gone off videogames a bit. Struggling to get into them. When is Cyberpunk coming out? I'll probably be into that.
|>>|| No. 435408
Well my missus is supposed to be starting home working next week, but by the sounds of things the investment firm she works from sounds dangerously, bordering on negligently incompetent. They're hoping to get everyone in the office working on their own personal computers at home by remote access.
I can only imagine it being a matter of hours before some Russian hacker has the bank details of every client on their books thanks to a keylogger or something.
|>>|| No. 435410
This whole working from home thing is going to be an utter clusterfuck in terms of security. Companies that don't already have secure remote access provisioned and are instead retrofitting it in the most haphazard way possible are going to get really shafted, hard.
|>>|| No. 435419
Yeah I am going to re activate my radio and ADS-B projects given the extra time I will have at home. I hope Farnborough Air Show is still on, for all sorts of reasons, not least of which it is visible from my garden. I have also been looking at this ADSB exchange thing which sounds promising.
|>>|| No. 435420
> Yeah I am going to re activate my radio and ADS-B projects given the extra time I will have at home. I hope Farnborough Air Show is still on
You're moving on from Arduino bombs to radio attacks on aircraft aren't you, terrorlad?
|>>|| No. 435422
I had assumed I would be too busy and antisocial to see the Air Show, but now, like you, I'm hoping it still goes ahead, while I still have free time and nowhere to be. That'd be nice. Have been looking at the exchange thing too, I'm always sad when something military comes over and I can't see it on anything other than my ropey shed antenna. Plus ground coverage at airports is shocking - anything smaller than an E190 disappears from flightradar at about 3000 feet, at least at my airfield.
There's not much damage you can do to an aircraft over radio other than annoy the pilots (something I'm not adverse to) or send them rude messages over ACARS (the dream).
I suppose technically you could impersonate air traffic control, but air traffic control would hear you, and even if they didn't it's not like pilots blindly follow unsafe vectors.
|>>|| No. 435423
>There's not much damage you can do to an aircraft over radio other than annoy the pilots
How dangerous is the whole laser pointers thing then, realistically? Besides obviously irritating them and momentarily somewhat blinding them?
|>>|| No. 435424
If you can hit a laser pointer on an aeroplane windshield above 4,000 feet (which is landing/takeoff height) then you should let the army know so you can get fast tracked as a sniper. I think the laser pointer thing is more for choppers. To hit an actual plane you would have to be just outside an airport and I imagine they would catch you pretty quickly.
|>>|| No. 435425
Planes definitely do get laser struck at that sort of altitude, but you're right that it's hard to hit the plane exactly, and that's sort of the problem - a shaky laser pointer (that is powerful enough) will be a series of bright flashes to the pilot, which is more distracting than painful or blinding, but you can imagine what seeing a bright flashing light out of the corner of your eye could do to your concentration. At the right angle and weather/air conditions, and if the plane is low enough, a laser can absolutely hit the cockpit dead on and light up the entire flight deck, causing temporary blindness. I don't believe there has ever been permanent damage from a laser attack, but certainly emergencies have been declared because of them.
It might be harder to hit at 4000 feet, but don't forget you're landing all the way to 0 feet (well, relative ground level - you know what I mean) pilots have certainly been hit during the critical landing window.
The majority of the time it's a mild annoyance that is reported to the authorities, but certainly the potential for disaster exists.
|>>|| No. 435426
As a fellow VASAviation watcher I have to say a Shamrock pilot would have been able to shrug off the offensive laser beam, continue on to JFK and land through a dangerous weather cell while delivering a withering put down questioning the matriarchal lineage of the incompetent JFK controller.
You did repeat what I said though, to hit an actual plane you would have to be just outside an airport (as the perpetrators in that video were) which would allow the authorities to catch you very quickly. It's more a danger to helicopters than planes.
|>>|| No. 435429
You could set up a decoy localiser, sure, but you'd have to have access to the airfield and runway to do so, and in my experience people usually notice that. And the systems are set up to detect reflections and interference, so they'd know. It'd be about as effective as trying to cause a car crash by climbing up on the traffic lights and trying to change the bulb.
|>>|| No. 435430
It's my first day working from home and I'm eating a cornetto. It's too quiet.
|>>|| No. 435433
Anyone have any tips on getting the lighting right during a video call? I've realised that what helps is having a light on behind your screen to give yourself a glow.
I've never been this vain before but I've also never had to see my face this often.
Do you know who else combined radio and flying? Dronelad. Farnborough Air Show is all that is holding this country together right now and he wants to take it from us.
Give us his address Purps. I bet there's a school nearby.
|>>|| No. 435434
You could buy a ring light? You can get cheap dodgy ones that work just fine.
Diffuse, even light is what you want. Maybe tape a piece of white paper to your lamp.
|>>|| No. 435435
>I think the laser pointer thing is more for choppers
It'd be pretty stupid though to use a laser pointer against a helicopter, at least a police helicopter. Because not only will they easily see where the laser light originated from, but they also usually have FLIR systems on board that can track your movement in the dark and then have you nicked right there and then by a ground unit.
I'm not sure what really besets people to think that's a fun thing to do. I once got hit by a laser pointer while circling the block looking for a parking space. The kid from across the street was toying with it on the balcony and somehow thought that that was funny. It was in broad daylight and I was doing only about 15 mph down the street, so it wasn't as dangerous as it could have been, but I distinctly noticed the flash of red in the corner of my eye, and instantly slammed on the brakes. I then rolled down the window and gave the kid a good talking to, but he seemed unimpressed and even laughed at my reaction. I was going to tell his parents that night, but knowing what kind of people they are, I doubt it would have had any effect. The next time this happens, I'll straight up call the police on my mobile phone. Maybe coppers can get through to a 10 year old chav kid with indifferent parents.
|>>|| No. 435437
>your friendly local courier
Mirth. Last week when I got something delivered here, it was by a Mideasternlad who complained to me in kind of an abrasive way that I only answered the door on the third ring. Worth noting that one "ring" consisted of him hastily pressing the doorbell button a good three or four times. I do think his violation of doorbell etiquette was far worse than mine. Besides, I was still in bed, and getting up, had trouble finding my tracksuit pants under a pile of clothes.
|>>|| No. 435438
My courier was also Middle Eastern. He turned up about half 5ish and seemed rather confused that I was stood there after he handed me the parcel because I was expecting to have to actually sign for it.
|>>|| No. 435440
> It'd be pretty stupid though to use a laser pointer against a helicopter, at least a police helicopter. Because not only will they easily see where the laser light originated from, but they also usually have FLIR systems on board that can track your movement in the dark and then have you nicked right there and then by a ground unit.
So what you're saying is that I should be taking out popo-copters using small squadrons of drone-mounted lasers?
|>>|| No. 435441
>using small squadrons of drone-mounted lasers?
Well, you might as well give it the best of your Arduino skills.
|>>|| No. 435449
>Are you inciting a daft militant wog attack?
Ask >>435440 lad that. He's the one who seems hell bent on downing a police helicopter.
|>>|| No. 435454
I work in events/backstage live music industry and have basically lost work indefinitely and it's pretty scary. Everything from small gigs to bigger festivals canceled. The line-up for Isolationfest 2020 seems ok though. I hear "Sat On The Couch" and "Doing Fuck All" both have a wicked set to play.
|>>|| No. 435455
I've seen a few comedians who have plans to livestream their routines whilst having a link up asking for donations.
|>>|| No. 435456
Bandcamp have sent an email out saying they're forfeiting their usual share of sales, so nows the time to buy a few t-shirts if you want to keep artists out of poverty.
My sympathies for your situation though. Here's hoping the UBI rumours come in.
|>>|| No. 435458
fuck you pay me.jpg
Is anyone else getting a million emails from random companies giving you their 'Coronavirus updates'?
I have had one parcel delivered to me by Hermes in my entire life. It was around five years ago. And they've emailed me out of the blue, along with a theatre I went to three years ago, my gym, Clearscore, Sky TV and countless others. I'm not inundated with spam every day from these people either (with the exception of Clearscore).
Getting sick of enterprises using all this as an excuse to email me reminders that they exist.
|>>|| No. 435461
As an experiment why don't you ask purps to delete all of your data, even the data around posts you sent from you phone and from your mates laptop.
Do let us know how that goes. Then kill your self.
|>>|| No. 435464
Basically if you aren't in a committed relationship forget getting your dick wet until autumn. Remember to short Tinder.
|>>|| No. 435465
Because I already opt out of marketing offers and so on. When I do get an email from these people, it's usually worth reading. Just not now.
|>>|| No. 435469
ehhh I dunno about that.
It might go that way, or you might get a ton more people start using tinder either out of boredom, or because they can't go peacocking down the clubs like they were.
|>>|| No. 435475
>>435454 here. Was thinking I might set up a live stream of me coiling cables at home, plugging speakers in and testing my lights, see if I can get a patreon going. See if any stage managers will pay me for working from home.
|>>|| No. 435480
People will use tinder and you might even get some nudes but you won't be getting laid with anyone even half-smart until at least July.
|>>|| No. 435485
I think the opposite - it will be immediate house-to-house type action.
Let's be honest, this whole three to six months quarantine could be an enormous sexfest if you have access to willing partners. I don't see any reason for people to change in this regard even with bars and restaurants etc closed. WE WILL FIND A WAY.
|>>|| No. 435486
I tell you what gentlemen, my cable boxes are going to get even tidier over the next couple of months.
|>>|| No. 435487
What's a good 'talky' radio station? I usually listen to Radio 2 or 6 Music in the car but at home it feels like sensory overload and is just giving me a headache.
|>>|| No. 435488
I got stuck in a car with 5 Live for a while - it's not teeth-grindingly awful.
Does it have to be broadcast, or can it be internet?
|>>|| No. 435490
I've got a DAB radio but it only seems to have local stations, Absolute, BBC, Capital, Classic FM, Heart, Kiss, LBC, Magic, Smooth and TalkSport. It claims to have a USB port but I'll be fucked if I can find it.
I've had to shift a lot of stuff to make room for my work computer so I'm running low on sources to have something on in the background.
|>>|| No. 435491
It turns out I'm most productive listening to Kisstory and 'old skool cool' music I don't actually want to listen to because then I can zone out and focus on what I'm meant to be doing.
|>>|| No. 435518
It's going pretty well. I've had enough free time to paint:
24 Necron Warriors
1 Blood Angel Librarian in Terminator armour
1 Blood Angel Dreadnought
1 Lieutenant with power sword
6 Necron Wraith
10 Primaris Intercessors with Auto Bolt Rifles
1 Blood Angel Captain in Terminator armour
10 Primaris Intercessors with Bolt Rifles
10 Necron Immortals with Gauss Blasters
1 Necron Cryptek with Canoptek Cloak
36 Canoptek Scarabs
10 Primaris Hellblasters
1 Chaplain with Jump Pack
10 Death Company with Bolters and power swords (those were a bitch to get)
1 Predator Annihilator
10 Necron Lychguard with Warscythes
10 Assault Terminators with Thunder Hammers and Storm Shields
2 Necron Annihilation Barges with Tesla Destructors
And I'm not even in quarantine
|>>|| No. 435522
Not the guy, I'm going to say over £700. I enjoy the hobby hut don't buy into it much aside from painting a few things for that reason. The new sisters of battle release was both a happy time for me and upsetting because it's so damn expensive.
|>>|| No. 435524
Most home 3D printers can't yet print at as fine a resolution as needed for the details.
|>>|| No. 435525
Far less than that honestly, most of it was scrounged off eBay as the unwanted halves of those two-arny box sets or otherwise second hand; and has been collected over the course of a couple of years rather than all at once. I've just only been painting it recently because I haven't had much of a social life.
My girlfriend has dark eldar
|>>|| No. 435526
It's fairly cost effective to make your own upgrades and weapon options through scratch building and converting, it always has been, but it's a different skill set and people are boring so not everyone can be bothered.
I think personal resin printers are detailed enough for wargaming minis but it would take fucking forever to print out a large number.
Fair fucks to GW they are the best minis you can buy which is the problem as it's a niche hobby with enough appeal to be highly profitable but not enough breadth to have serious competition emerge.
|>>|| No. 435548
I found some unassembled models that I'd forgotten about for 15 years and figured I'd give painting miniatures another go and even with the help of today's youtube tutorials they still look like shit
|>>|| No. 435596
My neighbour is vacuuming his house even more than he does usually.
|>>|| No. 435608
I thought there'd be an uptick in posts here now. Are you all out for your daily session of government mandated exercise or are you all painting the spare room that you promised you'd do six months ago?
|>>|| No. 435609
I've just been sniffing shitloads of glue and sleeping on the couch. Dunno where otherlad is.
|>>|| No. 435610
I'm working from home. I'm not really enjoying it, but that may be bevause I've got kids.
|>>|| No. 435611
There was probably three times the normal number of people sitting there refreshing, waiting for someone to speak.
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