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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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#61 Tyranno

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 12:12 PM

I would think that the issue with Bareil was that, for as talented as Julian is, even being augmented, he can't create an artificial brain equal to the Soong-type androids, so anything he could do for him would just be a pale imitation of a natural brain or Data's.

 

The man is a genius-level intellect but he's a doctor, not a cyberneticist.


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Posted 09 October 2018 - 01:18 PM

https://trekmovie.co...uction-details/

 

Some details from Trek Movie on the planning of the Picard series, which is being planned as an ongoing series.


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Posted 14 October 2018 - 07:23 AM

So, when do we see his new dune buggy
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Posted 04 December 2018 - 07:39 PM

The Picard series is scheduled to debut at the end of 2019.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:13 AM

More information from Alex Kurtzman: the fallout from the 2009 Star Trek film will impact the series.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 09:32 AM

Oh wow. I kinda expected them to gloss over that. I'm genuinely excited to see this now (more than I already was).


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:10 AM

I am really looking forward to this show! Back to the Primeverse and with Picard no less!


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:14 AM

Uhg, I was really hoping they wouldn't make that bullshit move to destroy Romulus canon.  As long as Kurtzman and the idiot producers of Discovery are involved, I fear this is going to be a disaster.



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Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:16 PM

Eh, the destruction of Romulus wasn't the worst thing about the Abrams films. If handled properly, it could create a new dynamic in alpha/beta quadrant politics. I'd imagine the Klingons would be eager to take advantage of the situation and the Federation would likely be dealing with a refugee crisis the likes of which they haven't seen, and from the remnants of a long time rival on top of that. Just not sure if they will handle it properly.....

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:25 PM

Especially with the whole reunification movement that Spock had been working on before.  Maybe we'll get something like the Romulan Republic from STO happening, just without Elachi/Iconian interference.  The only dumb part of the whole thing is that a "supernova" caused it, but this could give them a chance too to throw some more technobabble at it to make more sense out of what happened.



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Posted 09 January 2019 - 01:26 PM

I've been wanting a canon follow-up to the destruction of Romulus for a decade now.  I'm happy it's finally going to happen.  Although I would have been just as happy if the Picard series had decided to ignore it.  But having this big giant galaxy-changing thing dangling out there has bugged me.



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Posted 09 January 2019 - 01:50 PM

Just call it a "subspace supernova" and problem solved.



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Posted 09 January 2019 - 04:05 PM

It's not like they couldn't just steal from the game that's been dealing with the fallout of those events and just run with it.

 

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 04:54 PM

Bleh.  I'm guessing this is some excuse to now make Picard somehow a man of action or something.


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 06:46 PM

He's too old. I'm sure he's very physically fit, but still too old.

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 11:00 AM

Kirsten Beyer is still involved, so I'm hoping this will tie into the Typhon Pact element from the Pocketverse. The Romulans are the largest and most powerful faction in the Pact (and, thanks to Praetor Kamemor, are the strongest voice against starting a war), so destabilizing them would set off a power struggle.

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 06:20 PM

Beyer is the only reason I'm still interested in this. I'm hoping she can overcome Kurtzman's incompetence and idiocy, and keep the worst of his impulses from making it into the scripts. How such a stooge ended up as the new "boss" of Trek still baffles me. I assume he was just the last man standing after everyone else (JJ Abrams, Orci, etc) got bored and wandered off to do something else.

 

If she actually managed to integrate aspects of the Pocketverse into the new series... that would be amazing. I'd still have preferred a miniseries event that adapted the Destiny trilogy as a launching point for new 24th-century Prime timeilne Trek, though; that would've wrapped up the TNG era nicely and set everything up nicely for a series focusing on the era of the Typhon Pact. Data could've been handled later, as a 2 or 3-parter.


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Posted 06 March 2019 - 01:46 AM

https://deadline.com...ess-1202569185/

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 05:23 PM

Cool! I can't wait for this series!


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