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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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#1821 Mouse_Pad

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 09:43 PM

The final Short Trek features Harry Mudd.  It's very funny and entertaining.  This is a more whimsical, TOS-esque Mudd.



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Posted 05 January 2019 - 09:20 AM

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 11:58 AM

That actually was fun. Maybe the best of the shorts.


 
 
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Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:24 PM

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 10:33 PM

Season 2 - Episode 1 is a think that I saw happen.

 

And that's that.

 

I do like the new Enterprise.  I can sort of tell myself it always looked like that and the 60s effects just couldn't manage it.



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Posted 17 January 2019 - 10:59 PM

Did you feel like the audio wasnt mixed well? I felt like the music completely overpowered the actors. I almost left closed captions on at one point I turned them to hear what Amanda said to Burnam after rewinding 3 times.
"Someone once told me that Time is a predator that stalked us all our lives, but I'd rather believe that Time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment -- because they'll never come again."

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 11:09 PM

I wonder what this would look like as a Star Trek show.

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 05:49 AM

Did you feel like the audio wasnt mixed well? I felt like the music completely overpowered the actors. I almost left closed captions on at one point I turned them to hear what Amanda said to Burnam after rewinding 3 times.

 

I didn't notice that, but I definitely felt that the producers weren't mixed well.



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Posted 18 January 2019 - 03:22 PM

I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about it. Definitely going to need to watch it once more before giving some full thoughts.

 

I do kinda wish that the intensity was dialed back a little bit, though.


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 04:48 PM

Season 2 - Episode 1 is a think that I saw happen.

 

And that's that.

 

I do like the new Enterprise.  I can sort of tell myself it always looked like that and the 60s effects just couldn't manage it.

 

As I said when the first image of the Enterprise was revealed at the end of Season 1, this is why I get annoyed when folks who want to defend Discovery's Klingons accuse those of us who don't like them of simply needing everything to stay the same. Reimagination is fine. But I want to be able to recognize that the new thing is a new version of the old thing it's intended to represent. Romulans, Andorians and Tellarites were all reimagined from what they looked like in the 1960s by the time Enterprise ended its run, but all were recognizably those species. I cannot see "Klingons" in the Discovery Season 1 Klingons. At all.



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Posted 18 January 2019 - 05:11 PM

I agree. Remans? Sure. Klingons. Nope.
"Someone once told me that Time is a predator that stalked us all our lives, but I'd rather believe that Time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment -- because they'll never come again."

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 05:17 PM

(Honestly, I feel like I could recognize TNG-era Klingons as the same species as the TOS-era Klingons, but I do refrain from mentioning that too heavily because the fact is that I started really watching Trek in the mid-TOS-movie era, at which point that change had been established. I wasn't really paying attention yet... not old enough... when TMP introduced the new look to be jarred by it.)



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Posted 18 January 2019 - 09:49 PM

Well, I feel like they at least managed to not go backwards from where they left off. It was a definitely a bit Abrams-ey - that asteroid scene was unnecessary. I enjoyed it well enough though. I just continue to be glad I've got The Orville for more "conventional" Star Trek.


 
 
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Posted 18 January 2019 - 09:54 PM

The season premiere has a distinctly lighter, more fun tone than most of the first season.  Whether that was always the intent or it's a course-correction based on fan feedback, it's a welcome shift.  I laughed several times.

 

That was some very kinetic action compared to Star Trek shows of the past.  That's not surprising for a modern show.  It felt like they used a TNG season's worth of budget on this episode's effects.

 

The Burnham/Spock relationship is clearly going to be a thread running through this season.  My first impression is that maybe Spock was jealous of Burnham taking Amanda's attention.  But the rift may be deeper than that.

 

What are the chances that Staments will actually depart Discovery?  I'm going with nigh-zero.

 

I already love Tig Notaro's Jett Reno.  She's a crazy brilliant engineer-turned-medic.  I hope she sticks around for a long time.

 

CBSAA's commercials seem to be designed to be as obnoxious as possible so that you'll pay for the commercial-free plan.  They're far too loud and they tend to miss the act breaks by several seconds.  It might work on me.



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Posted 22 January 2019 - 03:15 PM

I really enjoyed it. It's feeling more and more like Trek.

 

It's getting to be upbeat and full of hope.

 

Also: the bridge crew got more characterisation in one episode than an entire season last time round.


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Posted 24 January 2019 - 04:12 AM

 

Season 2 - Episode 1 is a think that I saw happen.

 

And that's that.

 

I do like the new Enterprise.  I can sort of tell myself it always looked like that and the 60s effects just couldn't manage it.

 

As I said when the first image of the Enterprise was revealed at the end of Season 1, this is why I get annoyed when folks who want to defend Discovery's Klingons accuse those of us who don't like them of simply needing everything to stay the same. Reimagination is fine. But I want to be able to recognize that the new thing is a new version of the old thing it's intended to represent. Romulans, Andorians and Tellarites were all reimagined from what they looked like in the 1960s by the time Enterprise ended its run, but all were recognizably those species. I cannot see "Klingons" in the Discovery Season 1 Klingons. At all.

 

Well said. I am not convinced yet that this season's showrunning changes will endear me any more to L'Rell's Klingons.

 

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 01:47 PM

This week's episode, "New Eden," is the closest thing that Discovery has done so far to a traditional Star Trek episode.  There's a strange new world, a couple of mysteries, a moral quandry, and an imminent space tragedy.  I liked it a lot.  And yet, I can't help but notice the shortcomings.

 

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I don't want to sound too critical.  I did like the episode a lot.  I just wish it would slow down a little bit and take the time to flesh out the ideas it presents.

 

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 03:59 PM

Woah! People in the U.S. can view season 2 episode 1 on YouTube for free right now!

 

 

And here is the relevant Canadian link on Space:

 

https://www.space.ca...rother/1577385/


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Posted 26 January 2019 - 09:37 PM

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 10:46 PM

Yeah I just watched S2 ep 1 now the new Enterprise look hella cool

 

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