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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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#121 Rust

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:47 PM

I still can't believe Beyond wasn't a bigger hit. I loved that movie.

 

As much as I loved Into Darkness, it's the movie that was wrapped in a shitty, Wrath of Khan wrapper. Going back to that well after the TNG era did nothing BUT try to copy its formula lost the interest of a lot of movie goers and those Trek fans (like myself) who grew disenfranchised in that era. It was a sense of "Oh, they're doing this formula again?"

 

Beyond was what the second film of the franchise ought to have been, even though Into Darkness was needed to get Kirk from the 09 film to the Kirk we saw in Beyond.

 

It was just too little, too late. And even then with Pine's career exploding after Beyond, it was always iffy as to whether or not he'd go back to a franchise like Trek, that notoriously tends to stagnate the careers of the actors who partake in it. Bakula had to wait nine years before he was a lead actor in a series again.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:27 PM

I remember watching "Beyond" and thinking it was better than "Into Darkness," but otherwise I can't remember a thing that happened in it.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:08 PM

There was also an Enterprise reference, and an ugly space station that didn't make a lick of practical sense.

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:57 PM

I didn't watch Beyond until late last year, just because that awful trailer plus Into Darkness left such a sour taste in my mouth.  I didn't expect to love it as much as I did, it's that movie alone that makes me want another 3 movies with this cast.

 

Not a perfect movie by any means though, particularly due to a severe misuse of Idris Elba.



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:34 PM

It was just too little, too late. And even then with Pine's career exploding after Beyond, it was always iffy as to whether or not he'd go back to a franchise like Trek, that notoriously tends to stagnate the careers of the actors who partake in it. Bakula had to wait nine years before he was a lead actor in a series again.

 

 

Most actors would kill to have ONE multi-year-running series they could claim to have starred in. By the end of Enterprise, Bakula already had two. I'm not weeping for him. 



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:25 PM

an ugly space station that didn't make a lick of practical sense.

 

Yeah, almost like it was a habitat they specifically stated was built from the ground up in space, so it didn't have to conform to standard gravitational limitations of geometry.

 

Yorktown's by no means a pretty station, but it was unique. And at least it was something other than San Fransisco that was being devastated in an Abramsverse Trek movie. I'm going to assume the city holds a substantial Romulan population for how much of a beating it takes (Nero's drill and Vengeance literally crashing on top of it).


Edited by Rust, 11 January 2019 - 05:27 PM.

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 11 January 2019 - 05:54 PM

Yeah, almost like it was a habitat they specifically stated was built from the ground up in space, so it didn't have to conform to standard gravitational limitations of geometry.

Yeah, because artificial gravity is finger-wavey magic and doesn't need to have coherent internal logic in the science fiction franchise.

There's also the fact that the (non-pressurized) space docks are RIGHT HUGGING NEXT to the wide open civilian areas, separated only by sheets of transparent aluminum.

And that the atmosphere is held in by a massive forcefield bubble which would instantly disappear if something causes the power to flicker.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:10 PM

Yup. If we want to get into technical quackery in Trek, we could be at this for quite a while.

 

Though what's funny is I originally was citing how Voyager had a Holodeck system (Presumably quite the energy hog) not tied into the main reactor, but TNG had a Holodeck system that allowed the construction of solid light components that could seize control of aforementioned main reactor. Then it hit me, the reason Voyager's Holodeck isn't tied into the network is BECAUSE OF what Barclay did in TNG.

 

So you win this round, Voyager writing staff. *Shakes fist*


Edited by Rust, 11 January 2019 - 06:11 PM.

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 11 January 2019 - 06:37 PM

I'm not sure whether how it's powered matters; all the holodecks on Starfleet ships are connected to the main computer core, and via that a clever enough user could hack their way to controlling anything else connected to it, including the M/AM reactor.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:37 AM

Holodecks seem antiquated now given the possibilities of virtual reality, think The Matrix or San Junipero in Black Mirror or virtual space in Caprica.

Voyager only had two for a hundred and fifty people, the Enterprise D had a few, Memory Alpha says Seven but I once heard it had four, such things would probably have reservations.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 12:55 PM

Holodecks seem antiquated now given the possibilities of virtual reality, think The Matrix or San Junipero in Black Mirror or virtual space in Caprica.

Voyager only had two for a hundred and fifty people, the Enterprise D had a few, Memory Alpha says Seven but I once heard it had four, such things would probably have reservations.

 

Well, holodecks provide an actual physical space and material objects through which to live out one's fantasies. There will always be people who would value the physical, visceral experience of that compared to something like The Matrix, which just interfaces with your brain to create the illusion of whatever environment is desired. Sure, you can learn Kung Fu in the matrix; but in doing so your physical body won't attain the conditioning needed to actually practice it in the real world. Not so for the holodeck.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:02 PM

Also note that holodecks aren't used just for fantasies; we also see them used for training, research, and social/diplomatic functions that can't be performed elsewhere.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:12 PM

I still fundamentally question how a society with holodecks and replicators does not devolve into hedonistic anarchy, Human nature being what it is. That being said, one of my principle defenses in the criticism to Into Darkness with Marcus using Khan to develop the Vengeance and how a 300 year old being who predates Warp Travel could be of use on that front is that after World War III and the Post Atomic Horror that followed it, Human psyche fundamentally changed in such a way that our modern natures and inclinations became almost alien to the generations who lived after.

 

Or maybe the core worlds of the Federation are in a state of hedonistic anarchy, given the commonality of world governments being usurped by alien infiltrators on a depressingly routine basis.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:25 PM

Star Trek was built on optimism and idealism, Its why we make peace with the Vulcans when they land, rather then shoot them. So human nature likely has shifted. Faced with the brink of extinction in a post-apocalyptic world humanity decided to be better to recover itself, rather then 'hug it' and start waging war against the universe. As we are in the real world, could never lead to the kind of world that Star Trek presents. So to compare the human nature that we know to Star Trek is pointless.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:27 PM

Once you're a few generations into a post-scarcity society of people who've never known real want of anything, and who know with every fiber of their being that regardless of what happens, the necessities of life will always be available to them, I think you'd probably see some significant shifts in behavior compared to modern people. The kind of greed we see today, in a world where people are still fighting for limited resources and many don't know if they'll have food or a roof over their head from one night to the next (even in the world's richest country, to say nothing of its poorest), would become very rare.


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 06:16 PM

Also note that, in every society, the two biggest questions are "what behaviour will be punished?" and "what behaviour will be rewarded?" After a few generations (and backed up by access to education and the means to avoid poverty), learned behaviours like values and morality tend to become mostly self-sustaining. People in the Federation clearly value productive labour and social engagement for its own sake, with people like Reg Barclay (prone to holo-addiction) or Tom Paris (with his reckless daredevil tendencies) being outliers who are given counselling and (ideally) led toward a place where their abilities can be used productively.

(Also consider that the Vulcans are probably experts in long-term social engineering, given how Surak's teachings have become normalized across all strata of Vulcan society, and they played an active role in Earth's reconstruction and the eventual formation of the Federation.)

It's less a matter of changing human nature and more about creating a society where things like unchecked avarice, bigotry, and cruelty will get you arrested and not, y'know, elected president.



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