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2020-08-06 4:41:26 PM  
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2020-08-06 4:42:32 PM  
Same old, same old Trump fundamentalist solution:  Kill them all and let God sort them out.
 
2020-08-06 4:48:25 PM  
Looks great. I hope all teachers' desks are empty while the teachers and students are safe during this pandemic.
 
2020-08-06 4:49:30 PM  
Can also be used as a Space Force capsule!
 
2020-08-06 4:56:33 PM  
Built by the Maginot Company in Belgium.
 
2020-08-06 4:57:05 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Built by the Maginot Company in Belgium.


Nice!
 
2020-08-06 5:14:20 PM  
Shields Up Captain!
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2020-08-06 5:52:47 PM  
Must have been done by the respected U of GA school of engineering.
 
2020-08-06 6:10:07 PM  
It's cool though, because you can get the lectures on cassette if you're sick with teh covids.
 
2020-08-06 6:23:58 PM  
That should work fine.   As long as Covid-19 is transmitted solely by spitballs.  And that barrier doesn't get hit by more than, say, three of them.
 
2020-08-06 7:53:34 PM  
That's actually looks like a good idea

The empty classroom. I mean. Not the barrier
 
2020-08-06 8:14:55 PM  
Go Dawgs! (to the clinic)
 
2020-08-06 9:14:30 PM  
Taped until the adhesive sets.
 
2020-08-06 9:15:04 PM  
Professors should show up for class, put a zoom meeting on the projector, go out to their car and use a cellphone to deliver the lecture via the zoom meeting.

/its still on-campus instruction
 
2020-08-06 9:15:35 PM  
So, it's like a really big mask, just more transparent and less porous?
 
2020-08-06 9:15:52 PM  
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2020-08-06 9:16:17 PM  
That Plexiglas looks like it's an inch thick.  Was being bullet proof really necessary.
 
2020-08-06 9:21:26 PM  
An institution of higher learning is doing this. A place where reason and research should hold sway.

smh
 
2020-08-06 9:23:07 PM  
I like that they appear to have used masking tape, well known for its structural strength and antiviral properties.
 
2020-08-06 9:23:17 PM  

FarkingSmurf: That Plexiglas looks like it's an inch thick.  Was being bullet proof really necessary.


Somebody's cousin owns a plexiglass company, so ... yes?
 
2020-08-06 9:24:27 PM  
Why is the standup one taped off but the sit down one isn't?
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2020-08-06 9:25:46 PM  
In other news, Trump has designed a COVID barrier to protect him from his staff:

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/It was assembled in Thighland.
 
2020-08-06 9:27:33 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: Taped until the adhesive sets.


I sure hope so. I mean, painter's tape? They couldn't even shell out for the good tape? If it's meant to do anything structural it'll probably last for all of about 6 hours.
 
2020-08-06 9:27:45 PM  
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2020-08-06 9:28:07 PM  

Boo_Guy: Why is the standup one taped off but the sit down one isn't?
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??? The stand-up one is on the right.

/Welcome to Jamaica, mon. Have a nice day
 
2020-08-06 9:30:06 PM  
That looks like a less than half hearted attempt.

Seriously, that looks like somebody was tasked to build a shield for a desk and they thought, "Let me just slap something together, there's no way in hell they are actually going to open the campus."
 
2020-08-06 9:30:34 PM  
To be fair, a lot of the improvised plexiglass barriers I see in stores look to be similarly sloppily put together. Had one corner store I entered had improvised a barrier using saran wrap instead of plexiglass.
 
2020-08-06 9:32:45 PM  
They aren't trying to be effective.  They are trying to show they at least tried something so they can use that effort as mitigation in any lawsuit payouts
 
2020-08-06 9:32:58 PM  
If this is at all indicative of efforts being made to keep staff safe at schools...

My sister teaches. I told her she should seriously consider early retirement. This is going to be such a clusterfark.
 
2020-08-06 9:33:23 PM  

Fairmont: To be fair, a lot of the improvised plexiglass barriers I see in stores look to be similarly sloppily put together. Had one corner store I entered had improvised a barrier using saran wrap instead of plexiglass.


That's what freedom of private property, zero regulation, and less government gets us.
This isn't a bug. It's the whole point and the only possible outcome.
 
2020-08-06 9:34:04 PM  

isamudyson: Must have been done by the respected U of GA school of engineering.


Then they wonder why Georgia Tech laughs their ass off at them.
 
2020-08-06 9:34:26 PM  
That looks pretty effective, if COVID sufferers emit potentially harmful UVB radiation, or spontaneously hurl rotten tomatoes at people.
 
2020-08-06 9:35:31 PM  
The market isn't punishing them. So that's that.
Each person must personally stave off bad actors like this.
This is the whole point of less government. You are on your own. Take your money so place else.
 
2020-08-06 9:35:46 PM  

Fairmont: To be fair, a lot of the improvised plexiglass barriers I see in stores look to be similarly sloppily put together. Had one corner store I entered had improvised a barrier using saran wrap instead of plexiglass.



These crappy barriers remind me of the days when restaurants had smoking and non smoking areas that were divided by a partition.

The smoke instinctively knew that it wasn't allowed to cross the barrier much like the COVID does I'm sure.
 
2020-08-06 9:38:23 PM  

hissatsu: If this is at all indicative of efforts being made to keep staff safe at schools...

My sister teaches. I told her she should seriously consider early retirement. This is going to be such a clusterfark.


This is the point.
The sick logic is:
Enough people die/quit/ what not.  That forces innovation and entrepreneurship because of new opportunities.
What I don't get, why is the above force less evil than a guy holding a gun to my head telling me to sew faster?
 
2020-08-06 9:41:37 PM  
Being Georgia, I'm pleasantly surprised that it doesn't involve guns.
 
2020-08-06 9:41:49 PM  

Parthenogenetic: Boo_Guy: Why is the standup one taped off but the sit down one isn't?
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??? The stand-up one is on the right.

/Welcome to Jamaica, mon. Have a nice day



You ever think about installing a garden hose reel to make more bathrooms accessible to you?

/although there's usually a floor grate around somewhere I suppose
 
2020-08-06 9:42:29 PM  

waxbeans: hissatsu: If this is at all indicative of efforts being made to keep staff safe at schools...

My sister teaches. I told her she should seriously consider early retirement. This is going to be such a clusterfark.

This is the point.
The sick logic is:
Enough people die/quit/ what not.  That forces innovation and entrepreneurship because of new opportunities.
What I don't get, why is the above force less evil than a guy holding a gun to my head telling me to sew faster?


Wait, are you one of them Oriental trolls?
 
2020-08-06 9:44:14 PM  
The slobber marks that bulldog leaves will be a PITA to clean.
 
2020-08-06 9:45:15 PM  

Boo_Guy: Fairmont: To be fair, a lot of the improvised plexiglass barriers I see in stores look to be similarly sloppily put together. Had one corner store I entered had improvised a barrier using saran wrap instead of plexiglass.


These crappy barriers remind me of the days when restaurants had smoking and non smoking areas that were divided by a partition.

The smoke instinctively knew that it wasn't allowed to cross the barrier much like the COVID does I'm sure.


Incidentally, the debate today over wearing masks closely mimics the debate at one time over smoking.

- It doesn't kill that many people!
- I should have the freedom to smoke where I want and contaminate the air for everyone else.
- People are just complaining about nothing.
- It's lawyers wanting money.
- Cigarettes are good for you, actually.
- Other excuses
 
2020-08-06 9:47:11 PM  

FlyingFarmer: It's cool though, because you can get the lectures on cassette if you're sick with teh covids.


Had a biology class in the 1970s that was on cassette (plus slide carousel) because the prof couldn't be bothered teaching an intro course. Found out later he was such a crappy instructor that the slide show was a blessing.
 
2020-08-06 9:48:10 PM  

skinink: In other news, Trump has designed a COVID barrier to protect him from his staff:

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/It was assembled in Thighland.


You know how much I would farking love for something like that when trying to eat out BEFORE the pandemic?
 
2020-08-06 9:50:14 PM  

Boo_Guy: Fairmont: To be fair, a lot of the improvised plexiglass barriers I see in stores look to be similarly sloppily put together. Had one corner store I entered had improvised a barrier using saran wrap instead of plexiglass.


These crappy barriers remind me of the days when restaurants had smoking and non smoking areas that were divided by a partition.

The smoke instinctively knew that it wasn't allowed to cross the barrier much like the COVID does I'm sure.


We used to have them on passenger airlines, once someone came up with the "non-smoking section". My first 10 years or so of flying, there was no "non-smoking section". You could smoke anywhere. That was dumb, but even dumber was putting up a curtain or two plexiglass side pieces to separate them. Somehow, the smoke just "knew" not to cross the barrier...
 
2020-08-06 9:54:38 PM  

LurkerSupreme: NotThatGuyAgain: Taped until the adhesive sets.

I sure hope so. I mean, painter's tape? They couldn't even shell out for the good tape? If it's meant to do anything structural it'll probably last for all of about 6 hours.


It's brilliant actually.  Guarantees the guy who did it has a job tomorrow to re-tape it.  You do a more permanent job and they might not need you again.
 
2020-08-06 9:56:40 PM  
I don't know what the problem is, nobody ever circumvented a sneeze guard.

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2020-08-06 9:58:16 PM  

LordOfThePings: I don't know what the problem is, nobody ever circumvented a sneeze guard.

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Thanks Barack "Patient Zero" Obama
 
2020-08-06 9:58:19 PM  
Given that looks to be an older building my guess is no matter what you do the ventilation system will be a perfect spreader.
 
2020-08-06 10:00:15 PM  

skinink: In other news, Trump has designed a COVID barrier to protect him from his staff:

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/It was assembled in Thighland.


Came for the Cone of Silence.  Leaving "satisfied".
 
2020-08-06 10:00:21 PM  

RonRon893: Boo_Guy: Fairmont: To be fair, a lot of the improvised plexiglass barriers I see in stores look to be similarly sloppily put together. Had one corner store I entered had improvised a barrier using saran wrap instead of plexiglass.


These crappy barriers remind me of the days when restaurants had smoking and non smoking areas that were divided by a partition.

The smoke instinctively knew that it wasn't allowed to cross the barrier much like the COVID does I'm sure.

We used to have them on passenger airlines, once someone came up with the "non-smoking section". My first 10 years or so of flying, there was no "non-smoking section". You could smoke anywhere. That was dumb, but even dumber was putting up a curtain or two plexiglass side pieces to separate them. Somehow, the smoke just "knew" not to cross the barrier...


There was a short time where the Timmy's around me built areas that were completely blocked off with glass and doors so the smokers could hotbox themselves to cancerous hell. A mall near me had one of them too.

Looking back at it it's stupid the length some of these places went to let people smoke inside instead of telling them just to farking go outside. It's even stupider that the smokers would actually use them instead of going outside.


/sad beige/brown little rooms
//the one at the mall was standing room only, it looked like some demented human petshop
 
2020-08-06 10:01:16 PM  

LordOfThePings: I don't know what the problem is, nobody ever circumvented a sneeze guard.

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No jacket, not even a tan one, how disrespectful.
 
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