Jump to content


Photo

Corona Virus


  • Please log in to reply
282 replies to this topic

#1 mitchells

mitchells

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 8,512 posts

Posted 10 March 2020 - 04:58 PM

Not looking good for JazzFest this year. SXSW already canceled with an announcement coming later today that Coachella will be postponed until October. More to come I'm sure.

 

Will probably still go to New Orleans for a long weekend as we expect many musical shows to still take place. Devastating to the economies of these cities.



All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.
Ambrose Bierce

#2 Wilfrid

Wilfrid

    Advanced Member

  • Admin
  • PipPipPip
  • 87,245 posts

Posted 11 March 2020 - 12:59 AM

Right. Las Vegas tugs less at the heartstrings, but I have one conference canceled already, and I expect the rest of the spring season to go.

#3 mitchells

mitchells

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 8,512 posts

Posted 11 March 2020 - 12:34 PM

Our Death Pool topic is going to get a lot of action.......



All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.
Ambrose Bierce

#4 Evelyn

Evelyn

    Advanced Member

  • Admin
  • PipPipPip
  • 6,326 posts

Posted 11 March 2020 - 01:47 PM

Not looking good for JazzFest this year. SXSW already canceled with an announcement coming later today that Coachella will be postponed until October. More to come I'm sure.

 

Will probably still go to New Orleans for a long weekend as we expect many musical shows to still take place. Devastating to the economies of these cities.

You can always come out to the golf tournament   :P 
 

Corona virus related...the players (for the most part) are thrilled not to “have to” sign autographs. Especially some of the disingenuous ones who make a big show of signing while the cameras/media are around  :rolleyes:



#5 Behemoth

Behemoth

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 8,050 posts

Posted 11 March 2020 - 05:00 PM

Might need to skip Philly/DC Easter trip. Worried for my parents. 


Summarizing, then, we assume that relational information is not subject to a corpus of utterance tokens upon which conformity has been defined by the paired utterance test.
-Chomskybot

#6 Evelyn

Evelyn

    Advanced Member

  • Admin
  • PipPipPip
  • 6,326 posts

Posted 11 March 2020 - 10:21 PM

Sitting around the hotel in Nashville, waiting for the powers that be in the SEC to make a decision whether to play the tournament with only the players and “essential personnel” in the arena. The cynic in me says they will wait to ban fans until after the first two rounds are played. We did that in Atlanta in 2008 when the Georgia Dome was hit by a tornado during the tournament.

 

And once on Tour after brutal storms made the “outside the ropes” part of the course at Congressional (AT&T National) too dangerous for spectators. Was great to watch Tiger with zero spectators.



#7 Orik

Orik

    Advanced Member

  • Technocrat
  • PipPipPip
  • 22,385 posts

Posted 11 March 2020 - 11:23 PM

Apparently Israel will announce later today that it has a vaccine ready for testing.

 

eta: or at least over the next couple of days.


sandwiches that are large and filling and do not contain tuna or prawns

#8 StephanieL

StephanieL

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 10,437 posts

Posted 11 March 2020 - 11:56 PM

I've been checking daily about the Specialty Coffee Expo.  Still on as of right now, because it doesn't start until late April, but if we do in fact institute a travel ban to/from Europe I'm almost sure it will be postponed.


"Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires." --John Steinbeck

 

"Insanity runs in my family.  It practically gallops."--Arsenic and Old Lace

 


#9 bloviatrix

bloviatrix

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 8,491 posts

Posted 12 March 2020 - 01:12 AM

A kid in my son's school has tested positive. We're not on lockdown yet, but practicing social distancing.


Future Legacy Participant.

#10 Wilfrid

Wilfrid

    Advanced Member

  • Admin
  • PipPipPip
  • 87,245 posts

Posted 12 March 2020 - 03:30 AM

I like the idea of social distancing, but then I get on the subway.

#11 bloviatrix

bloviatrix

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 8,491 posts

Posted 12 March 2020 - 04:19 AM

I transitioned to working remotely on Monday. Haven't been on the subway since last Friday. 


Future Legacy Participant.

#12 Behemoth

Behemoth

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 8,050 posts

Posted 12 March 2020 - 08:14 AM

Should we split Corona Virus from this thread? I Assume it will be a popular topic for the next few weeks. 


Summarizing, then, we assume that relational information is not subject to a corpus of utterance tokens upon which conformity has been defined by the paired utterance test.
-Chomskybot

#13 Evelyn

Evelyn

    Advanced Member

  • Admin
  • PipPipPip
  • 6,326 posts

Posted 12 March 2020 - 02:21 PM

Done.



#14 Evelyn

Evelyn

    Advanced Member

  • Admin
  • PipPipPip
  • 6,326 posts

Posted 12 March 2020 - 02:28 PM

So, they did decide to ban fans. Guessing the sports bars will make out quite well. I know our fans had a 3 night hotel minimum. So I’m sure the other schools did the same. Heard lots of people saying since they paid for the rooms, they might as well stay. When I went down to get some coffee this morning, the hotel bar was already open and doing a brisk business (at 8 am :P ). I’d love to know by the end of the weekend how many “drunk and disorderly conduct” arrests are made....



#15 Steve R.

Steve R.

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 7,109 posts

Posted 12 March 2020 - 02:43 PM

Anyone want to venture a guess as to which option (events having spectators vs ex-spectators congregating in bars, etc) creates more chance of contagion?

This space available… contact owner.