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No. 113313 ID: ec43cf
  What will the permanent changes be in the world?

Part of me wants to drink heavily when I'm not scheduled for work (I drink a lot less than I used to) and the other part of me has been working out aggressively. Very yin-yang.
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>> No. 113314 ID: a4ba10
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I hit Duolingo hard, brushing up on my Spanish. I too have been working out, mostly crunches and overhead presses with my dumbbells (little ten pounders though they are). Also fucking. Lots of fucking lately. Debauched, fingers in assholes, desperate end of the world fucking.
>> No. 113315 ID: 3efc75
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I think it depends on how long it takes and how many people die. By my quick wikipedia math, the Spanish flu killed about 2.5% of the world population. (Disclaimer: I don't know shit.) That would be like 195 million people today. That's like 1 or 2 in 50 people, possibly someone you know. If we get to those numbers, it'll be a big change. Otherwise, it will be business as usual as soon as the news cycle hits the next political scandal.

Diseases keep going until they run out of suitable hosts, either through immunity or containment. I think this one will slow due to immunity from either a vaccine or from people who got it and got better. It's only the nasty and obvious diseases like ebola that get enough attention to be contained.

I'm interested to see how it'll affect the poors. It's anyone's guess whether more people in India will die from starvation or the disease. And when they return to work it will be reinfection time all over again.

I think the biggest possible effect will be on globalization. The BBC has an article up about re-shoring; bringing offshore'ed companies back. (Especially the UK, which has no industry at all.) Our company was talking about supply chain issues. 3d printing is kind of a novelty when you can get parts cast in China or wherever, but if you can't get your castings, then 3d printing starts to look a lot more appealing.

Coronavirus outbreak eats into EU unity

It could also strain relations in the EU.
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States are starting to recommend wearing cloth "face coverings". Great time for the real weirdos to come out.
>> No. 113319 ID: 87dd48
I told myself I wouldn't do it but 3L of sweet red wine, a whole frozen pizza, 2 frozen burgers and an entire bag of frozen fries later and this is the first hangover I've had in months.

I once thought about going to AA. Kinda too late in this world now. Also I'm 7 months in my house and I still don't have home internet. Thankfully I still have movies and shows on old hard drives to watch.

Lucky. I haven't seen my GF in 18 days. And even if we see each other we wouldn't make love. I take social distancing very seriously.
>> No. 113320 ID: a4ba10
Been rocking an olive drab bandana lately. I ordered it after my squad leader assigned me as gunner. I was looking forward to my next FTX, getting more time in the M113s. Oh well...
>> No. 113321 ID: 3efc75
Damn that's all the calories.

In addition to working from home and the occasional power walk around the neighborhood, I've been hitting the Best Motoring videos on youtube pretty hard.

Best Motoring english subtitle playlist:

And then I think about getting another RX7. I used to have a 87 non-turbo (second gen) that was a piece of shit, but I loved it. I've always wanted a third gen RX7 (the cool twin turbo 1993-95 one) but they've always been too damn expensive. They were 60k new, and still ask 30k for a good one. I was thinking I might be able to get one on the cheap once someone hits some hard times.

Or I could just be happy with the 2019 Kia Stinger GT I bought 2.5 months ago. It's better by every objective measure... but it doesn't have a wankel. (Or the legendary status.)
>> No. 113325 ID: a4ba10
Welp, she's pregnant.
>> No. 113326 ID: 3eb566
I'm surprised at the lack of talk this has on here. It's as closer to the happening that has happened since the internet took off.

We're maybe 1/4 way through this at best and the economy is already completely broken, at least here in the US. I suspect that the sick and old being the hardest along with governments and people trying to go back to the way things were before.

Short term I expect we'll see a recovery with all the hope and awkwardness of a couple trying to make a baby while on fertility treatment.

Long term, the older generation currently in control, skipping our socio economic vehicle down the freeway swearing that the death wobble will stop if they just go a little faster. They're finally going to send that truck rolling one last time in an epic wreck that has yet today be named as they burst one last economic bubble driven by whatever destabilizes the world for the final time. After that well have a new generation with different ideas in control, the one greatly polarized in politics and ideology. Probably see something as dystopian as one would expect from a generation where people work full time and raise kids while living in their cars.

In short this rollercoaster has one grand finale left before we get on another ride.
>> No. 113327 ID: 3efc75
Hah. We're gonna see a huge spike in kids born in December of this year.
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Lulz, this is like the WAAAGH!, but for humans too soft and stupid to live.
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>> No. 113338 ID: 132e8e
  Played so much goddamn Zelda lately, it isn't even funny. Running through Majora's Mask ATM; Christ, what a slog.
>> No. 113341 ID: 58072b
Shits just kinda rolling on my end. Best party of working at a firearm manufacturer is that work is steady. Kinda wish something would happen just to end the tedium. Don't even have the gym or the bar to break things up a bit.
>> No. 113345 ID: 93f7d4
You still in WA?
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Started casually smoking cigars again. My GF and I finally agreed it's safer than before to make love. Felt like the first time yesterday, was good.
>> No. 113372 ID: 134838
  So how about that wave II coming in a few months?

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