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@  Ashley : (21 April 2019 - 10:08 PM)

They frequently do, but yeah there's no rule. Google will usually answer it for a specific restaurant, though

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 April 2019 - 02:57 PM)

Depends on the restaurant and the area. There's no universal rule about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 April 2019 - 02:41 PM)

I thought restaurants were one of the few things that stayed open on holidays, along with movie theatres and the like

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 April 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Well here I am hungry on a Sunday afternoon and I head to Chipotle only to find out right then and there that the place is closed for Easter. Yay.

@  MEDdMI : (19 April 2019 - 09:21 PM)

oof, yikes. Good luck.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 April 2019 - 09:18 PM)

We're in the middle of a kitchen reno and NOTHING will be done until tuesday. I could beat a four day weekend with a hammer right now if it meant I could use my stove again.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Can't beat 4 day weekends either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I prefer later shifts myself, but my 3 day weekend shift isn't bad. Nice to work without those administration busy bodies poking around.

@  Nevermore : (19 April 2019 - 04:12 AM)

Yeah, traffic is a plus as well. Rarely got any trouble getting to work on late shift (even with the neverending construction site on the highway), and when my shift is over, there's hardly any traffic at all anymore.

@  MEDdMI : (18 April 2019 - 06:27 PM)

while I don't have weekends consistently off, working 2nd shift isn't so bad. I'm more likely to do stuff before work than after (when I'm already tired). Plus no rush hour traffic

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 April 2019 - 05:03 PM)

Switching shifts constantly is never good for one's health. There was a time when I worked overnights steady for about 2 years; did wonders for my health, as well

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Don't miss early shift (and especially switching back and forth every two weeks) a bit.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Man, permanent late shift really has done wonders for my overal well-being. Never having to get up early for work, staying up late, weekends off... a ot of my coworkers think I'm crazy, but late shift is really my preferred shift.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

(My total lack of sleep on that day might have contributed, though.)

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

At noon, it was warm.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

On Monday, we went on strike early in the morning, I was also wearing to jackets and gloves and my toes and fingers were freezing.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 April 2019 - 04:31 PM)

Nope, right now my days are doing that. Frigid at night (Well, just below zero, but still.) and warm enough to be always be ill prepared during the day.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Today it's so warm I had to take a shower to wash off the sweat after a lengthy bike trip.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

This past Friday I was wearing two jackets and winter gloves outside and took a hot bath when I returned home.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

Is "April weather" an issue in other countries as well, or is that specifically a German phenomenon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.


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#21 Rust

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 04:02 PM

New Star Trek you say?

 

It's been a long road, you know.

 

It's been a long time, but I guess the time is finally here.

 

People will see their dreams come alive at last, they will touch the sky.

 

We naysayers won't hold them down no more, no we're not going to change their mind.

 

CAUSE THEY'VE GOT FAITH

OF THE HEART


Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 04:30 PM

 

 

I read on one of the announcements on Facebook that the new show will NOT be connected to the movies universe. I'm just wondering if this will be something new, or one of the three main pitches: Axanar, Renegades, or the series following Captain Worf.

 

I've seen a few people say this on Facebook. There is absolutely nothing in the press release to suggest this isn't in the same universe as the Abrams movies.

 

 

Actually, turns out he's right. http://www.startrek....es-january-2017

 

Two notable paragraphs:

 

 

 

The brand-new Star Trek will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966.
The new television series is not related to the upcoming feature film Star Trek Beyond which is scheduled to be distributed by Paramount Pictures in summer 2016.

 

 

I think that more means it's not tying in directly with the plot of Star Trek Beyond and won't feature the Enterprise crew.

 

I would be legitimately shocked if this took place in the Prime universe.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 04:39 PM

The rights with Star Trek are weird now since Viacom broke up.  CBS owns the TV rights and Paramount owns the film rights.  Deals can always be made, but it's possible that CBS would want distance from the films or would be unable to place the series in the same universe as the films.  It's also possible that this will be a brand new continuity of its own.

 

I'd really like it to be set in the Prime universe shortly after the destruction of Romulus.  That would give it a connection to the films without interfering in whatever story they might tell.  It would allow some follow-up to the giant mess that Kurtzman, Orci, and Abrams left of the Prime universe on the way out.  And it would allow for some guest spots by 24th century crew members.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 04:42 PM

The rights with Star Trek are weird now since Viacom broke up.  CBS owns the TV rights and Paramount owns the film rights.  Deals can always be made, but it's possible that CBS would want distance from the films or would be unable to place the series in the same universe as the films.  It's also possible that this will be a brand new continuity of its own.

 

This argument would be stronger if they'd hired someone other than Kurtzman to develop this.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 04:50 PM

 

I read on one of the announcements on Facebook that the new show will NOT be connected to the movies universe. I'm just wondering if this will be something new, or one of the three main pitches: Axanar, Renegades, or the series following Captain Worf.

 

 

It'll be that sitcom about The Rikers.

 

 You mean the Troi's?



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 04:52 PM

 

The rights with Star Trek are weird now since Viacom broke up.  CBS owns the TV rights and Paramount owns the film rights.  Deals can always be made, but it's possible that CBS would want distance from the films or would be unable to place the series in the same universe as the films.  It's also possible that this will be a brand new continuity of its own.

 

This argument would be stronger if they'd hired someone other than Kurtzman to develop this.

 

 

Yeah.  It might be TNG in the new universe.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 05:02 PM

 

 

The rights with Star Trek are weird now since Viacom broke up.  CBS owns the TV rights and Paramount owns the film rights.  Deals can always be made, but it's possible that CBS would want distance from the films or would be unable to place the series in the same universe as the films.  It's also possible that this will be a brand new continuity of its own.

 

This argument would be stronger if they'd hired someone other than Kurtzman to develop this.

 

 

Yeah.  It might be TNG in the new universe.

 

 

I actually think that's a possibility. TNG is, by far, the most popular of the TV shows in streaming and syndication now. Jumping ahead 80 years in the Abrams universe would be a convenient way to explore the new timeline without interfering with the movies.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 05:27 PM

 

I read on one of the announcements on Facebook that the new show will NOT be connected to the movies universe. I'm just wondering if this will be something new, or one of the three main pitches: Axanar, Renegades, or the series following Captain Worf.

 
 
It'll be that sitcom about The Rikers.
 
 You mean the Troi's?

No, he means a sitcom starring Will and Thomas Riker. Hilarious hi-jinx ensue when Thomas moves in with his married "twin brother" and brings home a new girlfriend each week.

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 05:32 PM

I am excited. Here's hoping.
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Posted 02 November 2015 - 05:40 PM

The Abrams TNG era:

The Galactic class USS Enterprise NCC 1701 - D is twenty years old, after a refit, the crew are pushed for a five year mission running scientific surveys and diplomatic missions in the Gamma Quadrant UFP territories.

It has a crew compliment of five hundred Starfleet officers, one hundred positronic androids (and a factory) and over two thousand non essential personnel: scientists and civilians. It's equiped with transwarp but it' primary engines are slipstream.

Captain Riker and Protocol Officer Troi are assigned command of the ship after their secret marriage and relationship came to light when the USS Hood was lost in battle and Riker was blamed. They are given this posting by Admiral Picard.


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Posted 02 November 2015 - 05:48 PM

I'd watch it.


Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 05:52 PM

Dream casting a rebooted TNG would be a lot of fun.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:18 PM

Dream casting a rebooted TNG would be a lot of fun.

If you used a Dreamcast to make the next Star Trek, then at least something would be thinking this time around XD


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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:33 PM

 

Dream casting a rebooted TNG would be a lot of fun.

If you used a Dreamcast to make the next Star Trek, then at least something would be thinking this time around XD

 

 

This was almost a good joke. Almost.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:35 PM

As much as I liked TNG, I'm really kind of tired of reboots and remakes at this point... besides, they couldn't afford Vin Diesel as Captain Picard on a TV budget.  Personally, I hope this is some kind of new story about a new crew, ideally in the Prime Universe.  But I think it would probably work in the Abramsverse, too, as without the obscene film budget they'd have to dial back the mindless action and (hopefully) replace it with halfway-thoughtful storytelling that the recent films have been lacking.

 

This one part of the press release gives me hope we may see this on regular television, at least in markets outside the US: 

 

 

The next chapter of the Star Trek franchise will also be distributed concurrently for television and multiple platforms around the world by CBS Studios International.

 

However, Canada's streaming market is less than ideal, with services CraveTV and Shomi (offered by Bell and Rogers, respectively, themselves both members of the ROBELUS consortium) trying to compete with Netflix.  CraveTV currently offers every past Trek series, and I'm a bit worried that they'll be the ones to get this new series rather than it just airing on CityTV (historically, that's been the channel that airs first-run episodes of Trek up here).  If it does go to Crave, I'll probably just watch the show through alternative methods until it's released to Blu-Ray and I can buy it properly.  I haven't done business with ROBELUS for a long time, and have no intention of starting up again.


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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:41 PM

Why do people want the Prime Universe back so badly? What did we leave behind unfinished?

 

Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta Quadrants have been touched upon.

 

The Federation and Klingons are best Frienemies. Romulus went boom. The Dominion has withdrawn to the Gamma Quadrant. The Borg are basically dead (Nanotech virus deposited into the heart of their Unimatrix and killed the "Alpha" Queen).

 

Seriously, outside the Undine (Species 8472) there's no real credible threat left in the face of the Federation/Klingon Empire power bloc. You can't keep creating galactic threats out of the ether either.

 

 

So I have to ask, why bother going back to the Prime Universe? For reasons that would be relevant to the average watcher, not the die hard Trekkie that is fixated on the political climate of the Federation Council post-Romulus.


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Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:50 PM

Theres always a villain hiding in the mist


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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:56 PM

Why do people want the Prime Universe back so badly? What did we leave behind unfinished?

 

Personally, it's not at all about anything being "unfinished." It's about "home." THAT's the Star Trek universe/continuity we came to know and love. It's markedly different than what we've seen in the Abrams universe. And for many, we've come to disdain what Abrams did, and want to go back home.

 

Give us a universe where Vulcan still exists (even if Romulus doesn't). Where the important events we remember are still a part of that universe's past.

 

(I, quite bluntly, don't care what the "non-Trekkie" thinks. They don't care one way or the other what universe it's in. The only reason this debate exists is for those of us who care about the franchise's history.)


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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:56 PM

There's still lots that can be told, as the Pocketverse demonstrates, if they get writers with some actual creativity.  Besides, Romulus might be gone but the Romulan Star Empire was more than one planet.  In the past, Trek has almost always focused on the Klingon's arc from enemies to allies; we only ever got a halfhearted tease of that for the Romulans.  There are also the Tholian, Breen, and Tzenkethi floating around out there, all of which could do with some fleshing out.  What about the First Federation, who we heard from once and never again?

 

Mind you, whether this takes place in the Prime Universe or Abramsverse, I fully expect the show to retread a few well-worn paths.  Anyone want to take any bets on how many episodes in before we get the "single crewmember manning the ship alone while the rest of the crew is in hibernation" episode?



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:56 PM

Yeah. Look at our human history and how drastically different the world is now from 80 years ago.

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