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General Discussion (Public) / Re: Winamp Music Player (HTML Based)
« on: September 09, 2020, 09:18:48 PM »
Hey made a skins page!!!

https://skins.webamp.org/
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United States / Re: Marijuana Legalization
« on: August 29, 2020, 07:41:27 PM »
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/28/marijuana-legalization-house-vote-404455

"House set to vote on marijuana legalization"

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By NATALIE FERTIG

08/28/2020 01:44 PM EDT

Updated: 08/28/2020 06:12 PM EDT

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The House will vote on legalizing marijuana next month.

States would still have to vote to legalize the drug. Marijuana is already legal in 11 states.

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The MORE Act would remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act and erase some cannabis criminal records. The vote will come during the September work period, according to an email Majority Whip Jim Clyburn’s (D-S.C.) office that was sent to members Friday.

The email also asked members to indicate if they would support the MORE Act by Sept. 3.

Why is this important? Neither chamber of Congress has ever voted on removing marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act.

“A floor vote on the bill would be the greatest federal cannabis reform accomplishment in over 50 years,” said Randal Meyer of the Global Alliance for Cannabis Commerce.

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This bill, H.R. 3884 (116), was introduced by House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) last fall and passed the House Judiciary Committee by a vote of 24-10 in November. Reps Matt Gaetz (Fla.) and Tom McClintock (Calif.) were the only Republicans on the committee to vote for the bill.

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Does this mean cannabis will be legal? No, the odds of this bill passing in the Senate are still very slim, given the opposition of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. During this week’s Republicans National Convention, speakers criticized Democrats for purportedly prioritizing marijuana sales during the pandemic over more important services like health care and religious gatherings.

This is a big one to watch.

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I want to add a link to the actual bill online if you want to follow it. I also wanted to copy and paste the text from the bill as it is as of 8/31/2020 for reference.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/3884?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%223884%22%5D%7D&s=1&r=2&overview=open#content

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Summary: H.R.3884 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
There is one summary for H.R.3884. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

Shown Here:
Introduced in House (07/23/2019)
Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019 or the MORE Act of 2019


This bill decriminalizes marijuana.

Specifically, it removes marijuana from the list of scheduled substances under the Controlled Substances Act and eliminates criminal penalties for an individual who manufactures, distributes, or possesses marijuana.

The bill also makes other changes, including the following:

-replaces statutory references to marijuana and marihuana with cannabis,
-requires the Bureau of Labor Statistics to regularly publish demographic data on cannabis business owners and employees,
-establishes a trust fund to support various programs and services for individuals and businesses in communities impacted by the war on drugs,
-imposes a 5% tax on cannabis products and requires revenues to be deposited into the trust fund,
-makes Small Business Administration loans and services available to entities that are cannabis-related legitimate businesses or service providers,
-prohibits the denial of federal public benefits to a person on the basis of certain cannabis-related conduct or convictions,
-prohibits the denial of benefits and protections under immigration laws on the basis of a cannabis-related event (e.g., conduct or a conviction), and
-establishes a process to expunge convictions and conduct sentencing review hearings related to federal cannabis offenses.

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EDIT: Added link to bill.
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International / Re: Corona Virus 2019-2020
« on: August 21, 2020, 10:41:45 AM »
Vaccine Status seems to be alittle harder to get regular information outside of news headlines. I found this website with a list of some familiar ones and where they stand.

https://www.raps.org/news-and-articles/news-articles/2020/3/covid-19-vaccine-tracker
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General Discussion (Public) / Winamp Music Player (HTML Based)
« on: August 12, 2020, 01:03:21 PM »
So I was on a Facebook thread today (shocking...) and saw a link for https://webamp.org from https://winamp.com which was a big blast form the past. I loved this thing so much clearly because the skins mode was insane.
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General Discussion (Public) / Re: password managment
« on: August 06, 2020, 06:30:08 PM »
Honestly I have a memory system. I do keep a spread sheet for complicate ones.
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General Discussion (Public) / Re: Live Public Cameras
« on: July 30, 2020, 01:07:46 PM »
Add https://njbeachcams.com to the list.
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I found a list of all the Federal Government's open-source projects.

https://code.gov/browse-projects
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International / Re: Corona Virus 2019-2020
« on: July 07, 2020, 04:06:21 PM »
Saw this on The Daily Show
https://ncov2019.live
Shows all the data for COVID19 in one place.

Looks like it sources from https://cov19.cc
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International / Re: Corona Virus 2019-2020
« on: July 06, 2020, 12:32:44 PM »
Information regrading masks and how effective they are.

https://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/1791500O/comparison-ffp2-kn95-n95-filtering-facepiece-respirator-classes-tb.pdf
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This document is only intended to help clarify some key similarities between such references, specifically to the following FFR
performance standards:
• N95 (United States NIOSH-42CFR84)
• FFP2 (Europe EN 149-2001)
• KN95 (China GB2626-2006)
• P2 (Australia/New Zealand AS/NZA 1716:2012)
• Korea 1st class (Korea KMOEL - 2017-64)
• DS2 (Japan JMHLW-Notification 214, 2018)

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/topics/respirators/factsheets/respsars.html
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An N-95 respirator is one of nine types of disposable particulate respirators.
Particulate respirators are also known as “air-purifying respirators” because they protect by filtering particles out of the air as you breathe. These respirators protect only against particles—not gases or vapors. Since airborne biological agents such as bacteria or viruses are particles, they can be filtered by particulate respirators.

Respirators that filter out at least 95% of airborne particles during “worse case” testing using a “most-penetrating” sized particle are given a 95 rating. Those that filter out at least 99% receive a “99” rating. And those that filter at least 99.97% (essentially 100%) receive a “100” rating.

Respirators in this family are rated as N, R, or P for protection against oils. This rating is important in industry because some industrial oils can degrade the filter performance so it doesn’t filter properly.* Respirators are rated “N,” if they are Not resistant to oil, “R” if somewhat Resistant to oil, and “P” if strongly resistant (oil Proof). Thus, there are nine types of disposable particulate respirators:

N-95, N-99, and N-100;
R-95, R-99, and R-100;
P-95, P-99, and P-100

https://smartairfilters.com/en/blog/whats-the-difference-between-n95-and-kn95-masks/
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In short, N95 masks are the US standards for respirator masks; KN95 masks are the Chinese standards for masks. These are the requirements that the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health requires manufacturers to meet in order to label their masks as N95s. Despite the long list of differences, the two masks are equivalent or nearly equivalent on the features that most people care about.

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United States / Tipping
« on: July 03, 2020, 02:07:16 PM »
So this is a VERY passionate topic of mine that I feel most people don't truly understand why or when is the right time or way to tip. Some people say you should tip only in some situation based on performance and some say you should all the time and every time. I started a website (howtotip.org) to start a survey study but I don't think I'm getting enough or the right data. So I figured the best way for me to collect information would yet again be this forum since we can quickly post articles on it and report data.

My biggest issue is not having a system to go by. If there's one thing I can't stand is trying to do the right thing then having someone get mad at me for still doing something wrong. This all stemmed from when I got hair cut in my teens. I was just starting to drive and I never really have had to tip anyone besides a waiter before. So After my haircut I paid then went to leave. The cashier made a nasty comment about a tip and I immediately felt bad and started to reach for my wallet. I felt like shamed and started to do the math in my head but before I could grab anything the lady at the register made a second comment REALLY loud and I thought pushed it too far so I left without tipping at that point. In this particular situation I don't feel bad after being yelled at but rule one with tipping is voluntary based on performance and treating me like that just lost any tip I was going to give. Needless to say I ALWAYS tip and feel great about it. I always usually tip above the average because to me it just makes sense.

So what is the right thing to do? I'm going to post my survey and update this thread with links that I find. This should be tipping based on the area and the type of service. I don't want to see opinions outside of the survey and just use articles we find.

There IS actually a regulated system "on the books" for this but before I go into that I want to collect the information I'd mentioned. I also just want this to be based on within the United States since I know in other places in the world it can be drastically different.

How to Tip Surveys:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X6KVXNT

Articles:
https://priceonomics.com/should-you-tip-on-takeout/
https://thetakeout.com/how-to-tip-restaurant-servers-for-takeout-pickup-order-1842750254
https://thetakeout.com/ask-the-salty-waitress-should-i-tip-on-takeout-orders-1822422611
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/is-it-ok-to-skimp-on-a-tip-when-you-order-takeout-2016-04-06
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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-netherlands-redlig-idUSKBN24265X
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Sex workers already adhere to strict health safety regulations in the Netherlands, but the industry has compiled a list of recommendations, including sexual positions to avoid.

Even with new guidelines, sex workers will be more exposed to the dangers of CODVID-19 than other professions, said Debbie Mensink, a public health advisor in Amsterdam.

“There is a heightened risk. Sex workers already have a heightened health risk due to their line of work... because people get so close to each other.”

Mona, however, said she is not worried and will take precautions.
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United States / Re: Marijuana Legalization
« on: June 18, 2020, 06:19:30 PM »
Looks like this just passed

"N.J. lawmakers to vote on bill to decriminalize weed Thursday"

https://www.nj.com/marijuana/2020/06/nj-lawmakers-to-vote-on-bill-to-decriminalize-weed-thursday.html

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State lawmakers are scheduled to vote Thursday on one of two proposals to decriminalize weed and curb arrests that disproportionately impact Black people.

"Bill to decriminalize marijuana just passed N.J. Assembly. Instead of arrest, a $50 fine."
https://www.nj.com/marijuana/2020/06/bill-to-decriminalize-marijuana-just-passed-nj-assembly-instead-of-arrest-a-50-fine.html

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Lawmakers took a major step in halting arrests for weed Thursday, as they voted on a bill that would decriminalize possession of up to two ounces.

The state Assembly voted 63-10 with five members abstaining to pass the measure (A1897), one of two decriminalization bills currently proposed in the state Legislature. It seeks to replace arrests for possessing up to two ounces of weed with a civil fine of $50, and also lessens jail time and fines for possession of larger amounts of pot on a sliding scale.

The other bill, which would decriminalize up to one pound of weed, was introduced in the state Senate two weeks ago. Neither bill would legalize marijuana, meaning those found with pot on them would still likely have purchased it from a dealer selling illegally. Instead, voters must decide on the ballot in November if the Garden State will allow legal weed sales.

But the changes would mean fewer people facing jail time for nonviolent offenses and clear records of those with past weed convictions. Those arrest records are hurdles for people applying to jobs, loans and public housing.
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