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23 minutes ago, cubinator said:

It's snowing. :mad: Go away, snow!

Due to me living in florida I don't experience snow unless I go north, which only happened only once only in my only life (about 6 years ago). It can't be that bad though, only as irritating as a small supercell, right? :P

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20 minutes ago, Dirkidirk said:

Due to me living in florida I don't experience snow unless I go north, which only happened only once only in my only life (about 6 years ago). It can't be that bad though, only as irritating as a small supercell, right? :P

 

From a Florida perspective, that was a major snowstorm.

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2 hours ago, XB-70A said:

 

From a Florida perspective, that was a major snowstorm.

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yes

my brain is square and I is are confused

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On 3/21/2020 at 7:36 PM, XB-70A said:

From a Florida perspective, that was a major snowstorm.

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At least you don't have to plow out this path in Japan!

Here in the state of Minnesota, the most snow I've ever had to deal with was me nearly walking off the end of the roof of a quonset style machine shed (that's a half cylinder shaped corrugated steel structure where we store the tractors and equipment). The snow had built up so thick, that my brother and I didn't notice we accidentally walked onto the roof! It was that deep! I think the snow was up to about the top of the door, blown against the side of the building. It was surreal to just suddenly stop our "lively debate", look down, and see the ground far below! :o

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4 hours ago, Dirkidirk said:

Due to me living in florida I don't experience snow unless I go north, which only happened only once only in my only life (about 6 years ago). It can't be that bad though, only as irritating as a small supercell, right? :P

It's like someone complaining about being served a cheeseburger. What's so bad about that? Then you realize they've been eating nothing but cheeseburgers for 5 months and were just promised lasagna instead.

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On top of the whole corona thing, this morning we had two fairly strong earthquakes. First one at 6:24 AM 5.4 magnitude lasting for about 10 seconds, the second one about half an hour later magnitude 4.6 and lasting a few seconds. Epicenter was about 10 km from my location.

Fortunately, no reports of casualties, but there is extensive structural damage. Our house seems to have coped ok, only some minor damage when stuff fell from shelfs.

Oldee buildings in the city center had much more damage. One bell tower of the Cathedral partially collapsed.

Lockdown due to corona makes things much more complicated, since services are already strained.

 

Update:

There are now coming in reports of injuries, one of them is a 15 year old girl with severe head trauma.

Our hospitals are mostly situated in older buildings that are not as earthquake proof as modern architecture, so some of them sustained damage.

One hospital, which is primarily a maternity ward has been evacuated due to structural damage, patients transferred to another one (the one that was emptied in preparation for corona patients).

Another hospital, one specializing in child diseases, sustained significant damage in one of its older wings. That wing is also evacuated.

A third hospital transferred its patients into its newer wing, and discharged everybody who could be sent away for home care.

Military has been activated to help with the clean up and logistics.

New field hospitals are being erected to compensate for loss of hospital capacity.

There were additional milder tremors, after the first two strong ones, but not serious.

Instructions coming from authorities are somewhat confusing. On one side you have recommendation to stay at home due to the corona virus, on the other they ask to leave homes due to earthquake. The situation is further complicated by the sudden cold weather. On friday and even yesterday we had beautiful warm with 20°C. Today it was -1°C and even some snow, so there were people leaving their houses in their pajamas and not much more, and afraid to go back in houses to get warmer clothes.

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I hope recovery is as quick and as safe as possible. Good luck, and huge respect for the people keeping the gears of civilization turning, in the face of all the current risks.

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Thanks.

We've had quite a few additional shakes, most of which were not felt, a couple that I did feel, and a few I could only hear (you know the deep rumbling that comes from every direction).

Our seismological service counted 33 distinct events between the first one at 6:24 AM and 3 PM, but probably more will occur in the next few days.

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Also, the big ones were recalculated to 5.5 and 5.0.

This is the strongest quake in Zagreb since the 6.3 one in 1880.

My boss and I went to check up the business. The space we're occupying (ground level and basement) is fine, we didn't see any major damage*, other than stuff falling over, but the building it's in suffered some damage, mostly to the roof when part of a wall of a neighboring building collapsed onto our roof.

* We do have a small space in a detached building (directly under the wall that collapsed) that had some damage to a wall which cracked. This could be related to the above mentioned wall collapse. We'll also have to inspect the roof on this detached building. From inside it looks ok, but you never know. I expect that there could be damage since it's flat concrete slab with tar for protection against water that might be breached.

The government is sending professionals to asses the structural soundness of every building in the city center where the buildings are older (and probably wider as needed), so we'll have a better idea of the situation in the coming weeks.

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19 hours ago, Dirkidirk said:

Due to me living in florida I don't experience snow unless I go north, which only happened only once only in my only life (about 6 years ago). It can't be that bad though, only as irritating as a small supercell, right? :P

It was crazy. We got like 1/8" and some of it didn't melt until almost noon.

I jest. The reason I posted was just the weather was particularly glum that day.

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After a foray out into the apocalyptic landscape of my post-corona town to forage for consumables. (i.e., I went to the grocery store) I washed my phone along with all the other things that had contacted the virus-ridden world outside.

You may remember advertisements where a certain celebrity was pouring champagne on his phone. I have one of those.

For 4 days now the phone has been saying that moisture is detected in the port. I've rewashed it. I've dried it. I've blown air into the port. I've used a hair drier. I've rebooted it with the cable plugged in (hey a website said to try it). I've disabled fast charging.

THERE. IS. NO. MOISTURE. IN. THE. PORT.

*bzzt*bzzt* Moisture detected *bzzt*bzzt*

Thank the Great Maker for wireless charging.

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28 minutes ago, 5thHorseman said:

THERE. IS. NO. MOISTURE. IN. THE. PORT.

And so you can't charge the phone? Or is it just an annoying message that pops up every now and then?

...or is the phone bricked?

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1 hour ago, Delay said:

And so you can't charge the phone? Or is it just an annoying message that pops up every now and then?

...or is the phone bricked?

It will charge wirelessly. It's so annoyingly insistent that I have not left it plugged in long enough to know if it actually is charging or not. It obviously does not want to be plugged in.

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4 hours ago, 5thHorseman said:

I washed my phone...

You may remember advertisements where a certain celebrity was pouring champagne on his phone. I have one of those.

Well, did you do it properly, or did you do something silly, like wash your phone with water, instead of champagne?

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Disaster averted. I went through all the steps again and it's fine now.

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1 minute ago, 5thHorseman said:

Disaster averted. I went through all the steps again and it's fine now.

Glad to hear it's working.  I don't know much about phones.  Mine is about ten years old now, and it's starting to have it's own problems.  The buttons are starting to act up, and I have to plug it in to charge every two or three days.

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Maybe the sneaky virus is hiding exactly in the port, and your smart phone detects it with antivirus program as "moisture"?

Maybe boiling for several minutes could kill it?

CAUTION: Don't try this at home, call the servicing company, they have special phone boiler to do it safely. You can see it next to their fridge and microwave in the kitchen.

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Posted (edited)

Update on the earthquake:

The girl that suffered head trauma yesterday, unfortunately succumbed to her injuries. That is the only reported death. In total 27 individuals sought medical attention, 11 of which with serious injuries.

We had a few more shakes today. A 3.0 at 3 AM, a 3.3 at 11 AM, a 3.2 at 9 PM and a bunch of smaller ones. No reports of additional damage.

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Looks like the frequency is lowering, but we could still see aftershock for the next few days.

My mother went to check her workplace. There is some damage; broken equipment and glassware, but while she was there a nonspecific explosion sounding event happened (timing doesn't correlate with these quakes) so they evacuated and could not finish the inspection. They have not only some special machines, but some potentially hazardous bio samples (not the lab my mother works in, but same business), so it's a bit tricky. I'm not sure if her colleagues had time to check those. A specialist came in to check the building, but no news on the findings.

One additional hospital was evacuated last evening, due to structural damage.

While the maternity clinic was being evacuated yesterday, two babies were born, literally during the evacuation, as in inside ambulance en route to the other hospital. Good news is, all the babies and their mothers are fine, including the preterm little ones that were transported inside the incubators.

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I BROKE MY FRIGGIN TOE AND I HATE LIFE AND I HATE WHOEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO LET THINGS JUST EXIST!

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On 3/23/2020 at 9:22 PM, Krulliam said:

I BROKE MY FRIGGIN TOE AND I HATE LIFE AND I HATE WHOEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO LET THINGS JUST EXIST!

BIG OUCH

 

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Our country was to be under quarantine till March 31. But yesterday our Prime Minister declared that the entire country will be under a complete lockdown for the next 21 days, effective within 3 hours of his notice. This will effectively be a curfew. There are chances of Paramilitary forces being deployed to help regions with less police force. An hour before this announcement, our state's spokesperson was advising us to be sensible and disciplined during this Coronavirus outbreak. He told us that the outbreak would peak by May 15 in our country and that unless drastic steps were taken by the government, we would be in deep trouble.

I freaked out, my roomie freaked out, our cats freaked out when they saw us freak out and then I literally ran to the nearest grocery store and secured supplies for the next 2 months, just to be sure. My roomie was planning to go back to her parents' place (10 km away from our shack) but I convinced her to stay and maintain distance from her old parents. We wont want them to be at risk of exposure.

So, what happens when a boy and a girl who are a semi-couple stay at the same house for the next 21 days? This is going to be awkward as hell!!

Gosh Dang you, coronavirus. Gosh Dang you...

And also, none of the oldies here are taking this outbreak seriously!! Their logic is that since they survived epidemics before, when medical facilities were less advanced, they will survive now as well. I was even accused of fear mongering!

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Posted (edited)

these damn pies make me sick just by smelling them and I don't know why.

Image result for oatmeal cream pies

in fact, now I'm feeling queasy just by thinking about them.

0/10 would NOT eat again. :mad:

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37 minutes ago, Dirkidirk said:

these damn pies make me sick just by smelling them and I don't know why.

Because they're super low quality and may not even have food in them.

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Because these are horse biscuits. Choose the proper shelf next time.

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On 3/25/2020 at 8:31 PM, Dirkidirk said:

Image result for oatmeal cream pies

MMMM Oatmeal Creme Pies.  I love those things.

Though they're not as good as Star Crunch or Zebra Cakes.  All of which are dangerous to have in the house since I tend to inhale them, so I don't buy them much.

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