@jordan31 @Gina I think the company is legally mandated to pay through the nose if their employees develop work-related issues, and the insurance companies who cover this risk probably demand the desk chairs. It's not like there's a specific legal article specifying the kind of desk chairs required.
@Gina no reimbursements, but the company is paying to get the expensive (and legally mandated) desk chairs that are currently unused in the office delivered to people's homes.
@whvholst similar clear skies were reported after 9/11 in the US, and after the eruption of the Icelandic volcano (not going to try to type the name on my phone)
coronavirus, language question
@miramarco Dutch uses it as well.
@joeyh from what I understand, the general advice is not to touch the outside of a (used) face mask. Maybe it makes sense that the virus 'sticks' to their outer layer?
@highfellow another pessimistic option: their post-mortem testing isn't as good?
re: covid, dutch preppers
@florian people hoard what they think will be in short supply, and if the shelves are emptier, it must be in short supply, right?
I wonder if this isn't an example of the central places theorem, and that the items that were hoarded were simply the things that the supermarket in question hadn't restocked at that moment. Someone could probably write a mildly entertaining paper based on the CCTV footage.
COVID-19, lockdown in Italy
@miramarco My sincere apologies. The media continuously say that we're two weeks away from being *Italy*, as if it's a post-apocalyptic wasteland now. It's clearly not, and your reply managed to reassure me, so I literally burdened you with my own anxieties.
COVID-19, lockdown in Italy
@miramarco What are things like, two weeks into the future? Are people falling over in the streets? Do you personally know people who have been hospitalised? The statistics say so little about actual day-to-day life.
@aphyr I forgot you can subsist on irony :)
@aphyr so, have you stocked up on non-perishables, do you grow your own food, or do you get food delivered?
@gueorgui what are you using with Emacs? Notmuch keeps drawing me in simply because it uses a very nice interface for composing messages.
@pho4cexa because air is one of the poorest conductors of heat.
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