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Old 11-29-21, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
I suspect that such a move would end up being unpopular, since there are people out there already investing a lot of money in Smart trainers, and Kickr Climbs, and fancy computers, and such - "And now I gotta buy a bike? Geez!"



I think back then I might have just been riding the Zwift Carbon bike, but with the DT Diecuts. With my 2021 Aeroad, I'd have beaten him by 0.2 seconds, instead of 0.1!
given the general crappiness of the gfx engine, I certainly donít understand dropping $$ on a computer to run Zwift
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given the general crappiness of the gfx engine, I certainly donít understand dropping $$ on a computer to run Zwift
So you cast a shadow. Duh.
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So instead of ruining THEIR time, you're going to let it ruin YOUR time.
The company has a new stance on sick time which is much more restrictive. Donít want to be bothered with even the slightest length of red tape. And maybe Iíll be ok this time around.
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Sick time? What’s that?!?
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So you cast a shadow. Duh.
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Sick time? Whatís that?!?
Theyíre these imaginary days you never get to use. Just like the 7 weeks of vacation I allegedly get per year
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Sick time? Whatís that?!?
Itís what you take when you donít want to burn a vacation day.
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Itís what you take when you donít want to burn a vacation day.
Vacation days? What are they? I need a new job. Currently itís no work, no pay.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Working in the fancy neighborhood is paying dividends. I've gotten $40 in tips so far today.
Doing what?
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The company has a new stance on sick time which is much more restrictive. Donít want to be bothered with even the slightest length of red tape. And maybe Iíll be ok this time around.
Our company gives you Administrative Leave for COVID vaccine side effects so you don't need to use sick leave.
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Sick time? Whatís that?!?
It's that thing that your patients ask you to sign a letter justifying for them.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
given the general crappiness of the gfx engine, I certainly donít understand dropping $$ on a computer to run Zwift
The other reason I'd want a new computer to run Zwift is that the old laptop I'm currently running it on takes FOREVER to load any of the worlds, after taking FOREVER to launch Zwift.
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Vacation days? What are they? I need a new job. Currently itís no work, no pay.
You need a union.
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Vacation days? What are they? I need a new job. Currently itís no work, no pay.
Is your practice independent? Iíve seen a trend with physicians selling and becoming employed, especially in the Ortho world at my old company.
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You need a union.
Yes.

Sadly, it’s illegal for physicians to unionize, or so I have been told.
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The other reason I'd want a new computer to run Zwift is that the old laptop I'm currently running it on takes FOREVER to load any of the worlds, after taking FOREVER to launch Zwift.

this is my issue with my old laptop- and I donít feel like bringing my gaming pc to the garage
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I totally understand that. LSS has 45-profile tires on her car, but sheís pretty good at parking by back-up camera and has only garfed up one wheel in the five years sheís owned it.
The cameras are wonderful. The Taycan has front and rear cameras, and the cameras on the bottom of the mirrors that give a birdseye view which really makes it much easier. On the other hand, the tires are 30-profile and the wheels are over $2k each, so I'm paranoid like crazy.
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Vacation days? What are they? I need a new job. Currently itís no work, no pay.
We should start a union and uprise against the totalitarian bosses.
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Use self check out and eliminate superfluous labor.
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We should start a union and uprise against the totalitarian bosses.
In my case, the evil boss is me. Clearly, the boss is a jerk and needs to lighten up.
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That doesn't eliminate any labour; you're doing the labour.
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In my case, the evil boss is me. Clearly, the boss is a jerk and needs to lighten up.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
this is my issue with my old laptop- and I donít feel like bringing my gaming pc to the garage
My regular laptop is fine as far as launch and loading worlds. But its HDMI socket stopped working. Not just for Zwift, but for everything. It started with sporadic, 1 second drops but got progressively worse. But it didn't seem to KNOW the socket wasn't working, so the screen never shifted back to the laptop display and neither did the sound.
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