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---Logopened Thu Mar 26 00:00:53 2020
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04:08<Eddi|zuHause>"FISH 0.9.2" think maybe i should update? :p
04:16<Eddi|zuHause>i noticed a shortcoming of bananas: if you search for common abbreviations like "TTRS" and "eGRVTS", the respective GRF doesn't show up because they didn't use those tags
04:17<Eddi|zuHause>actually, eGRVTS does show up, i'm just blind.
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05:06<Samu>wow, something just happened
05:06<Samu>a big UFO landed inside a town
05:06<Samu>when it was destroyed, tons of houses were also destroyed. This looks like it could happen more times
05:07<Samu>make the UFO land more often in house tiles
05:07<Samu>it ruins transportations that were depending on those houses :)
05:08<Samu>less passengers produced
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07:57<Samu>my AI is almost ready
07:58<Samu>happy with the results so far. It's not perfect, but it's something. It can tackle infrastructure maintenance costs better than last version
08:00<Samu>maybe one day I'll add train and ship support
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08:44<andythenorth>Wolf01 hi
08:45<andythenorth>how are things where you are?
08:45<Wolf01>Same shit, no changes so far
08:46<andythenorth>I just read a social media thing, long thread from someone in Italy
08:46<andythenorth>wondering how accurate it is
08:46<andythenorth>says there are thousands of bodies, and that many many children are dying
08:47<andythenorth>and that people are running out of food and shops are price gouging
08:47<andythenorth>none of this matches any reporting we have here
08:49<Wolf01>Bah, the usual idiots which found you can say stupid things over internet
08:49<Eddi|zuHause>last thing i heard was mayors making angry videos
08:50<Eddi|zuHause>and germany claiming their death rate is lower because they do more testing
08:50<Eddi|zuHause>(which i think left out a load of details)
08:51<andythenorth>it didn't look like the usual moron thread, which is why I ask
08:51<andythenorth>it seemed more like someone who had ignored the situation, and only just realised what was happening, like "omfg, what is this?'
08:51<Eddi|zuHause>sometimes morons sound very convincing, that's why they're so dangerous
08:52*andythenorth back to work
08:52*Wolf01 too
08:52<andythenorth>mostly I discount "suff on the internet" but sometimes I fail :P
08:52<andythenorth>stuff *
08:54<Eddi|zuHause>i can't bring myself to do any actual work
08:54<Eddi|zuHause>and i've run into a fairly minor bug in stellaris, that completely destroyed my immersion and will to play on
08:54<andythenorth>I find doing work very helpful
08:55<andythenorth>but I had a couple of days of inaction
08:55<andythenorth>much video calling :P
08:55<Wolf01>We are still confusing who should do something, what to do, why we don't reason before doing things and do things directly, repeat.
08:55<Eddi|zuHause>last time i tried to do any work i ran into issues setting up a VPN because i have not enough control over the workplace network, and their network admin wasn't available
08:57<Eddi|zuHause>i fixed the one line of code that was wrong, but 3 hours of setting up various vpns lead me nowhere near getting the fix deployed
08:58<andythenorth>do you work on stuff that is airgapped by design?
08:58<andythenorth>or is it all just legacy reasons?
08:59<Eddi|zuHause>no, it's not airgapped
08:59<Eddi|zuHause>just trying it the naive way didn't seem to work
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10:06<Samu>yesterday I saw a great video about china and how they do the quarantine stuff
10:06<Samu>let me find it
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10:21<supermop_Home_>happy air max day
10:30<Samu>can't find it
10:30<Samu>but found something also interesting
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10:49<Eddi|zuHause>who? what?
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11:39<Samu>recessions are scary
11:39<Samu>with infrastructure maintenance costs enabled
11:39<andythenorth>and irl
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12:48<supermop_Home_>its taken me basically since the last recession to put a career back together again
12:49<supermop_Home_>and now that career is basically design almost entirely for the F&B / Hospitality industry
12:49<supermop_Home_>which essentially disappeared overnight a week or so ago
12:58<andythenorth>I'm not being flippant, but there might be opportunity in it somewhere
13:07<Eddi|zuHause>there's two ways to deal with this situation: a) take your things, move on to a different field that you think works out more reliably, or b) wait it out and hope that your target audience is coming back
13:09<Eddi|zuHause>you know, after an extinction event, there comes a phase of exponential growth. you just have to hold out for long enough
13:31<Wolf01>And not get caught in the extinction
13:34<Eddi|zuHause>well, i was kinda implying that in "hold out"
13:38<Samu> - wow, it almost looks like my country is first world
13:55<Samu>wow, the US is moving up fast
13:56<Samu>they're going to overtake China first before Italy
14:08<Samu>how often do ppl that setup AIs change profile settings?
14:08<Samu>difficulty profile
14:09<Samu>how visible should this setting be?
14:21<andythenorth>crash report in .docx eh
14:21<andythenorth>that's new
14:22<Eddi|zuHause>surprising that doesn't happen more often
14:23<Wolf01>Lol, when customers send screenshots (entire screen) of an error in a docx and your boss prints it and you must figure out by yourself what the error was...
14:23<Eddi|zuHause>Wolf01: like people print out faxes to scan them back in and then email them on?
14:24<Eddi|zuHause>a friend of mine worked in a railway logistics office, and they sent contracts per fax that were so low-res you couldn't read the fine print anymore
14:24<Wolf01>Yes, happened that too
14:25<Wolf01>Btw, pizza is ready
14:27<Eddi|zuHause>i had pizza earlier
14:39<Wolf01>andythenorth, are the news from the royal family confirmed?
14:39<Samu>thinking of doing this, with the right colours and clickable buttons, of course
14:39<Samu>should I go for it, or is it a waste of time?
14:39<andythenorth>Wolf01 Prince Charles is confirmed covid, according to news
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14:44<andythenorth>sitrep frogs?
14:47<Heiki>starting tomorrow, we’ll have “border controls” within our country,
14:50<@peter1138>andythenorth, well that was yesterday already...
14:50<andythenorth>there's probably some news on social media about it
14:50<andythenorth>or something
14:51<andythenorth>anyway I haven't been out since Saturday
14:51<andythenorth>so pretty normal
14:54<frosch123>i try to walk 1h per day, otherwise i get issues
14:55<frosch123>not enough exercise in home office
14:58<andythenorth>oof I should exercise
15:01*andythenorth looking on webcams
15:01<andythenorth>why is my social media full of people screaming 'WHY ARE YOU ALL GOING OUT'
15:02<andythenorth>oh wait, there's my problem
15:02<andythenorth>social media
15:03<@peter1138>I cycled on Tuesday evening but really haven't felt like I want to since :/
15:03<@peter1138>The whole unnecessary burden thing, if something happened.
15:03<andythenorth>I thought about that when I climbed the tree in my garden to cut branches
15:04<andythenorth>holding the branch I'm cutting in one hand and the saw in the other
15:04<@peter1138>At least I am still working.
15:06<andythenorth>man walks dog
15:06<andythenorth>been to West Bay quite a lot
15:16<@peter1138>Time to add more free games to my Epic Games library...
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15:34<frosch123>hmm, titlegame vote...
15:40<Samu>i voted already
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15:48<Squad3>Hey, is anyone else having issues accessing OpenSFX etc..?
15:48<Squad3>For some reason it cannot download it during the installation
15:49<Squad3>Or in-game, for that matter
15:49<Squad3>Check online content doesn't work either.
15:50<frosch123> <- does that work?
15:51<Squad3>Doesn't open the link at all
15:51<Squad3>Says it can't reach the destination host
15:51<frosch123>then the internet is broken
15:52<frosch123>wait a few hours
15:52<Squad3>Alright, no worries! Thanks for the information
15:56<supermop_Home_>maybe i should play openttd
16:04<Squad3>I had to flush my DNS cache, works great now
16:37<Samu>found another bug related to start_date :p
16:37<Samu>but doesn't matter
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16:48<DorpsGek_III_>[OpenTTD/OpenTTD] SamuXarick opened pull request #8047: Add: Buttons to select script profile in the AI/GS configuration window
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16:50<Samu>oh rats, forgot the widget thing
16:53<DorpsGek_III_>[OpenTTD/OpenTTD] SamuXarick updated pull request #8047: Add: Buttons to select script profile in the AI/GS configuration window
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16:54<DanMacK>Hey all
16:55<orudge>Hey Dan, long time no see
16:55<DanMacK>Hey, definitely. How are you coping with the Covid crisis?
16:56<orudge>Not too badly so far, I'm working from home, but we've also got 3 kids at home, so it's busy!
16:56<orudge>And yourself?
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16:56<DanMacK>You have 3 now? Holy crap am I behind the times... lol
16:56<andythenorth>3 is a lot
16:56<andythenorth>but with scale comes efficiencies
16:57<orudge>DanMacK: heh, yep. 10, 3 and 1.
17:15<TrueBrain>not meant rude, but so happy I don't have kids atm :P
17:15<TrueBrain>how I see everyone having to juggle work with kids atm ..
17:15<TrueBrain>don't envy you
17:16<orudge>I'm lucky that my wife isn't working at the moment, so she is able to take care of them for the most part during the day. Though I think I will be adjusting my hours a bit next week to assist more.
17:16<orudge>But yes, having them all here all the time is... interesting :P
17:17<TrueBrain>I like having these videocalls with coworkers ... those kids keep popping up
17:17<TrueBrain>DAD I WANT CANDY
17:17<TrueBrain>its okay, honestly
17:17<TrueBrain>we all have to deal with this
17:17<TrueBrain>but it amuzes me :)
17:17<frosch123>they can also play on trumpets
17:18<Eddi|zuHause>that sounds fun
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17:33<Samu>i was right, usa surpassed china first before italy
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17:36<andythenorth>oof I bought fancy mesh wifi thing
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17:36<andythenorth>and I put one of the APs in my loft, in a cavity cupboard
17:37<andythenorth>but it has insulation with two layers of metal foil :|
17:37<andythenorth>this does not work very well for wifi unless you are inside the cupboard :|
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17:50<FLHerne>On the other hand, if you filled it with wifi transmitters you'd have a microwave :D
17:54<Samu> is not coming to 1.10, right? :(
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18:43<Eddi|zuHause>andythenorth: metal shielding works great, if you want to block the government's mind control rays. and wifi. :p
18:44<andythenorth>don't you put the foil on your head though?
18:44<andythenorth>or is it better in the loft?
18:45<Eddi|zuHause>i'm not an expert, but i would assume both? or does that cancel each other out? :p
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19:07<andythenorth>also bed
19:07<andythenorth>DanMacK see you next time!
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19:46<supermop_Home_>we need to buy some kind of wifi extender thing
19:47<supermop_Home_><500 square foot apartment but still barely functional wifi in two of the rooms
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21:46<Eddi|zuHause>supermop_Home_: 2.4GHz will reach further than 5GHz
21:46<Eddi|zuHause>(but you might get more interference from neighbours, as well)
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