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shinohai: TIL A policeman and news editor in Uruguay were given permission by gov to participate in a duel:
BingoBoingo: lol, yeah. Legal duels were a thing here up until the 1990's
PeterL: thimbronion: how much of the floorplan would you have to reconfigure to make it "social distancing" acceptable? For example, where I work we are all spread out more than 2m all the time anyway?
thimbronion: PeterL: the details, to everyone's horror, are unspecified.
PeterL: I guess it makes work and therefore stimulates the sagging economy, right?
thimbronion: PeterL: Heh right.
PeterL: speaking of stimulus, in the US the stimulus checks got deposited today, and now all the banks' websites are crashing under the heavy load
asciilifeform afaik aint getting one, sadly
PeterL: asciilifeform: how did you manage to get excluded? wern't they giving one to "everybody"?
asciilifeform: PeterL: mno, not errybody. read the fineprint.
thimbronion: Lower middle class in California and above excluded.
thimbronion: Because they won't burn anything down.
asciilifeform: good % of skilled labour (such as it is in usa) excluded, aha
asciilifeform: thimbronion: the 'burners-down' are afaik ~unaffected by the shitdown, they get their payola no matter what
thimbronion: Also, afaict based on *previous year* income. Lol.
asciilifeform: naturally
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