racquet
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May 4th, 2020 at 4:40:38 PM permalink
I'm an old computer programmer, and my first request whenever I got called into a problem was "show me the code" since what's coded is what takes precedence, not what it looks like is happening, as obvious as it might seem. The actual written code rules.

When I hear "it's the law" I say "show me the law." These executive orders are written directives. The words mean what they say. When the law says "should", it's different from when it says "must." Lots of time there is a great difference between what you hear in the media and what is actually required. I'm also skeptical when I hear the word "guidance," There's "guidance" and then there's "requirement." Again, what does the rule actually state, in its written form.

People expand and interpret the law to mean what they want it to mean. Whatever Cuomo in NY or Charlie Baker in MA say when speaking, they will both have to issue specific, written orders that will say what people have to do. I doubt that Cuomo will promulgate an order that says you have to wear a mask anytime you are "in public." If that's the case, once restaurants are allowed to reopen for inhouse dining, if I take off my mask to eat, I am "in public" without a mask.
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May 4th, 2020 at 4:53:45 PM permalink
Quote: racquet

I'm an old computer programmer, and my first request whenever I got called into a problem was "show me the code" since what's coded is what takes precedence, not what it looks like is happening, as obvious as it might seem. The actual written code rules.

When I hear "it's the law" I say "show me the law." These executive orders are written directives. The words mean what they say. When the law says "should", it's different from when it says "must." Lots of time there is a great difference between what you hear in the media and what is actually required. I'm also skeptical when I hear the word "guidance," There's "guidance" and then there's "requirement." Again, what does the rule actually state, in its written form.

People expand and interpret the law to mean what they want it to mean. Whatever Cuomo in NY or Charlie Baker in MA say when speaking, they will both have to issue specific, written orders that will say what people have to do. I doubt that Cuomo will promulgate an order that says you have to wear a mask anytime you are "in public." If that's the case, once restaurants are allowed to reopen for inhouse dining, if I take off my mask to eat, I am "in public" without a mask.



I am in NYC.

By executive order all people must wear masks when in public AND socially close.

Theoretically you can have no mask walking down a street but you need one when entering stores, public transportation, etc.

Most stores are now manned by a person allowing you in. In a city with 9 million people it's the only way to keep a large crowd from entering the stores. You wait your turn. No mask, no entry.

For all the craziness and rudeness NY'ers are accused of, the truth is we band together in times of crises usually. While the rest of the country imagines a bunch of angry NY'ers ready to fight anyone forcing them to follow orders, it's quite the opposite. We are ready to fight anyone NOT following the orders the majority is.

It's traditional in NYC to say "excuse me" if you bump someone. You will get hell if you don't. Likewise it's now everyone wanting their health protected that we wear masks and keep 6 feet apart. You wanna do differently then you will get hell in a handbasket treatment
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May 4th, 2020 at 8:02:48 PM permalink
Quote: racquet

I'm an old computer programmer, and my first request whenever I got called into a problem was "show me the code" since what's coded is what takes precedence, not what it looks like is happening, as obvious as it might seem. The actual written code rules.



As another programmer of 35 years, I don't think I have ever had another employee of the company review my code before it is released. I know a lot of companies claim to do it, but I wonder how many actually do.
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racquet
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May 4th, 2020 at 8:22:18 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

As another programmer of 35 years, I don't think I have ever had another employee of the company review my code before it is released. I know a lot of companies claim to do it, but I wonder how many actually do.



This is way off topic, but ok...

I worked somewhere a while ago that had a "senior review" as part of the turnover process. Some supposedly more knowledgeable person was required to look over the actual code. You knew for sure who it was you wanted to do this review: the stupidest, least qualified person, oldest person whose claim to senior status was that he was the closest to retirement. A totally worthless waste of time that only served to meet that requirement so that it could be signed off.
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May 5th, 2020 at 12:09:45 AM permalink
A Wizard of Oz Virus: The COVID-19 Hoax


https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/05/a_wizard_of_oz_virus_the_covid19_hoax.html
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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May 5th, 2020 at 12:23:05 AM permalink
T.I. is running tv commercials for $99 rooms with 2-4-1 buffets and draft beers, plus special rates for shows, starting May 15th.
billryan
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May 5th, 2020 at 12:27:08 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

A Wizard of Oz Virus: The COVID-19 Hoax


https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/05/a_wizard_of_oz_virus_the_covid19_hoax.html



It's sad that seemingly intelligent people fall for this crap.

The NYPD just lost its 37th member to CV-19, and a City EMT who was interviewed early on passed away today. I'm pretty sure none of them were elderly.
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May 5th, 2020 at 11:31:16 AM permalink
Great news for drive in Sports Bettors or Locals who don't yet have an app. South Point is offering in person sign up for their sports betting app at their Valet Stand starting May 6th, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, 7 days a week. Must have valid ID to sign up.

Major props to South Point for this!!! I will be visiting their parking lot / Valet Stand soon.
Can I get some drink tickets with that bet?
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May 5th, 2020 at 1:40:09 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

A Wizard of Oz Virus: The COVID-19 Hoax


https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/05/a_wizard_of_oz_virus_the_covid19_hoax.html



If that opinion weren't so completely off the wall, I might have to punish you for making a political statement.
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AxelWolf
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May 5th, 2020 at 6:19:15 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

If that opinion weren't so completely off the wall, I might have to punish you for making a political statement.

I only posted it since I know how much you love the Wizard of Oz and that's what caught my eye in the first place.
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Bill, for the record, I don't believe in any of this nonsense people are claiming either way. It's not as bad as some people would have you believe, and it's certainly not a hoax.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪

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