@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)

Weather in the Netherlands is very bright during the day, and freezing during the night. March is normally cloudy and overcast. It's been suggested that this is due to the reduced number of planes producing water vapour in the atmosphere. Are other parts of the world seeing a similar effect?

coronavirus, language question 

@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?

michiel boosted

Found this on NOS.nl, caption said it was taken in Prague, and the source is AFP. Unknown photographer.

@highfellow another pessimistic option: their post-mortem testing isn't as good?

re: covid, dutch preppers 

COVID-19, lockdown in Italy 

COVID-19, lockdown in Italy 

@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.

michiel boosted

@pho4cexa because air is one of the poorest conductors of heat.

COVID-19 panic 

@KitsuneAlicia "The rich people who believe in a bright future for big corporations lost a bet to the rich who hoard gold and wait for their downfall."

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