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Agreed. 1,834 Views / 115 Replies  
Agreed.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 09:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The allegation of Trump firing Comey for... 5,072 Views / 296 Replies  
The allegation of Trump firing Comey for continuing his investigation on connections between his campaign and Russia are based on Trump's own words as well as contemporaneous notes taken by Comey...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 09:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
In a subsequent interview Clapper clarified what... 5,072 Views / 296 Replies  
In a subsequent interview Clapper clarified what he said earlier (emphasis mine):
https://youtu.be/egST5CF3bMg



Just to be clear: that doesn't imply there is evidence of collusion, but...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 12:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Look, your reply is entirely logical, and I think... 1,834 Views / 115 Replies  
Look, your reply is entirely logical, and I think Trump's actions just aren't based on logic. Trump could have fired Comey for the same motives in a manner that could be politically explainable....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 12:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I had already gave evidence in my first reply to... 11,070 Views / 536 Replies  
I had already gave evidence in my first reply to you:

Just look at the raw data, independently of what you think a better system is, you have to grapple with the reality that the US health care...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 11:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Of course you can make those comparisons:... 11,070 Views / 536 Replies  
Of course you can make those comparisons: consider how health care is being paid for as a black box, and compare different countries' health care systems according to costs and health outcomes. The...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 20, 2017 at 05:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I reckon subego meant this from Trump's... 1,834 Views / 115 Replies  
I reckon subego meant this from Trump's perspective: Rosenstein's decision to appoint a special counsel means he isn't loyal to Trump.
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 19, 2017 at 04:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm agreeing with your conclusion, Sessions... 1,834 Views / 115 Replies  
I'm agreeing with your conclusion, Sessions should be pressured to resign. My initial comment was just a response to your questions as to why Sessions shouldn't be involved if the director the FBI is...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 19, 2017 at 01:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Of course, Session's decision to get involved... 1,834 Views / 115 Replies  
Of course, Session's decision to get involved ignores best practices and his earlier “promise” that he'll stay out of it — I wrote “should” rather than “will” after all.
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 19, 2017 at 01:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The Russia investigation was not only mentioned... 1,834 Views / 115 Replies  
The Russia investigation was not only mentioned in the White House's letter to Comey that informed Comey of his firing, but also by Trump in a TV interview. Sessions shouldn't touch the Comey affair...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 19, 2017 at 12:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
All other first-world countries have single payer... 11,070 Views / 536 Replies  
All other first-world countries have single payer health care and include caps on costs, so there already is plenty of proof out there. In business terms, these health care systems are more...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 19, 2017 at 12:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You cannot divorce the situation from its... 1,834 Views / 115 Replies  
You cannot divorce the situation from its context.
Sessions has recused himself from the Russia investigation, because he perjured himself during his confirmation hearing (he did not disclose he...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 19, 2017 at 09:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The math is incomplete and hides the main point:... 11,070 Views / 536 Replies  
The math is incomplete and hides the main point: you should look at the numbers as percentages of GDP: in 2013 numbers the UK spends 8.8 % of GDP on health care while the US spends 17.1 %...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 15, 2017 at 11:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah, I've noticed that some of the authors... 10,048 Views / 487 Replies  
Yeah, I've noticed that some of the authors sprinkle in specific numbers, I've seen one where 21 one staffers, aides and allies commented off the record :lol: Seems as if a lot of people want to get...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 15, 2017 at 11:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
How can you deduce that there is nothing? The FBI... 1,574 Views / 116 Replies  
How can you deduce that there is nothing? The FBI won't say anything until it has concluded its investigation. Flynn, for example, did break the law in this context, so this certainly isn't a big...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 10, 2017 at 01:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Two wrongs don't make a right. I share your... 1,574 Views / 116 Replies  
Two wrongs don't make a right. I share your concerns about Comey's past behavior, but that doesn't mean it is proper and beneficial for Americans for him to lose his job because of his insistence to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 10, 2017 at 01:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I haven't heard that particular word combo, so I... 12,092 Views / 695 Replies  
I haven't heard that particular word combo, so I second your suggestion: is it used as a homophobic slur?
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 9, 2017 at 04:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Apple Maps is often behind Google Maps, but even... 642 Views / 20 Replies  
Apple Maps is often behind Google Maps, but even Google Maps can be atrocious if you are not living in one of the huge metropolis or want to do something that doesn't involve a car. I use four maps...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 25, 2017 at 04:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's a funny place: the airport runway is, if no... 765 Views / 45 Replies  
It's a funny place: the airport runway is, if no planes are landing, just part of a regular road. The most famous tourist attraction are the monkeys who live on top of the rock from which you have a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 22, 2017 at 06:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That wasn't what I wanted to bring across:... 765 Views / 45 Replies  
That wasn't what I wanted to bring across: Gibraltar — just like the two Irelands — needs a more flexible border arrangement, and in Gibraltar's case, mostly for the British population living there....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 21, 2017 at 08:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm not sure this is so easy: there are plenty of... 765 Views / 45 Replies  
I'm not sure this is so easy: there are plenty of programs that non-EU countries (Switzerland comes to mind) can participate in without being a member of the common market. One example are some of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 21, 2017 at 05:49 AM, in Political/War Lounge
So I have a question to the Brits here,... 765 Views / 45 Replies  
So I have a question to the Brits here, especially the ones who wanted the UK to remain an EU member: In your mind, what should Europeans do? As a German, I have to say I am torn. It is clear that...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 20, 2017 at 05:45 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Plus, I think it'd be quite likely that the deal... 765 Views / 45 Replies  
Plus, I think it'd be quite likely that the deal would be rejected by different people for different reasons, since any agreement with the EU will by its very nature be a compromise, one that I think...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 20, 2017 at 05:39 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I noticed that, from the outside looking in I... 765 Views / 45 Replies  
I noticed that, from the outside looking in I have the impression that the remainers no longer get any coverage and aren't given much airtime in the debates. If the referendum had gone the other way,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 19, 2017 at 05:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
There was a huge financial crisis, but the... 10,048 Views / 487 Replies  
There was a huge financial crisis, but the collapse of several branches of industries was prevented by state intervention (due to Bush 2 and continued by Obama).

Powers Congress has (either...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 19, 2017 at 03:13 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think the best argument for Doa not... 1,991 Views / 82 Replies  
I think the best argument for Doa not (physically!) resisting is that on the scale of things, being physically injured outweighs being right.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 18, 2017 at 10:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
In principle, I think it is good to give voters a... 765 Views / 45 Replies  
In principle, I think it is good to give voters a chance to determine what Brexit actually means, and what the parameters of the deals are the UK government should strive for. But I don't think there...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 18, 2017 at 09:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Last time I heard offers to pay for people to... 1,991 Views / 82 Replies  
Last time I heard offers to pay for people to give up their seat was in Washington for a flight to Toronto. They offered a measly $200, and wanted to put the people on a red eye the next morning....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 18, 2017 at 09:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Now I'm confused, that is in contradiction to... 14,426 Views / 682 Replies  
Now I'm confused, that is in contradiction to what you wrote in the beginning of the discussion:

As it stands now the CDC cannot perform...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 17, 2017 at 12:00 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The misunderstanding is that you think the CDC... 14,426 Views / 682 Replies  
The misunderstanding is that you think the CDC either should take philophical issues into account or butt out altogether. There is no requirement to do both, and just studying health impacts by...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 15, 2017 at 08:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That may be the core to you, but that's just... 14,426 Views / 682 Replies  
That may be the core to you, but that's just another aspect of the debate.

It is not the CDC's job to look at the issue holistically, their job is to look at just one facet the health impact. It...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 15, 2017 at 07:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That's a gross misunderstanding. The CDC's job is... 14,426 Views / 682 Replies  
That's a gross misunderstanding. The CDC's job is to study the health impact on society of everything from diseases to cars and cigarettes; it is not part of their job description to balance all this...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 15, 2017 at 06:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Nothing you wrote here is an argument for why the... 14,426 Views / 682 Replies  
Nothing you wrote here is an argument for why the US government categorically should not fund studies concerning firearms. You try to flesh out a difference between hard and soft science, but you...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 14, 2017 at 10:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I did make reference to that bit in my reply, I... 14,426 Views / 682 Replies  
I did make reference to that bit in my reply, I don't think I misunderstood your post. (I wrote “Or you can test the efficacy of a new program to integrate early parolees into society.”) You labeled...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 14, 2017 at 02:52 AM, in Political/War Lounge
No, that's a misconception on your part, science... 14,426 Views / 682 Replies  
No, that's a misconception on your part, science is not what you think science to be. Science does not have to provide an answer to a question, it suffices if you can falsify or verify a hypothesis....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 14, 2017 at 01:24 AM, in Political/War Lounge
My friend who took an unexpected vacation on an... 1,991 Views / 82 Replies  
My friend who took an unexpected vacation on an island in the Atlantic, she received American Express traveller's cheques. Airlines will typically resist booking flights on other airlines (where...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 13, 2017 at 07:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Best practices: open ssh port facing the internet? 538 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm in the process of configuring a router/workstation running FreeBSD 11.0 that has a fixed IP. Ideally, I would like to run OpenVPN on it (still in the process of getting the config right) and be...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 13, 2017 at 01:38 AM, in Networking
That's not the issue. Some people do think of... 14,426 Views / 682 Replies  
That's not the issue. Some people do think of guns as a net health hazard, but that has nothing to do with banning funding for scientific studies. The only analogy here would be to try and prevent...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 12, 2017 at 07:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Indeed, there is a contract, and every time you... 1,991 Views / 82 Replies  
Indeed, there is a contract, and every time you book online, you tick a box, saying that you accept the Terms and Conditions. Among other things, these stipulate under what circumstances the airline...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 12, 2017 at 07:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Overbooking is completely normal for airlines.... 1,991 Views / 82 Replies  
Overbooking is completely normal for airlines. Airlines make money, because they are really, really good at statistics and pricing models (just have a look at the prices for a specific connection...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 12, 2017 at 10:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
No, that's not the argument. Having more and... 14,426 Views / 682 Replies  
No, that's not the argument. Having more and better information is preferable to the state we have now. Not being able to get funding means you are hamstringing yourself in the discussion, and this...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 11, 2017 at 10:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@subego In the GitS universe, things are less... 792 Views / 18 Replies  
@subego
In the GitS universe, things are less glamorous. In the anime, old Tokyo is essentially a slum, a nuclear wasteland. And even the new capital isn't displayed to be as colorful and “perfect”,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 11, 2017 at 10:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The argument that A causes more deaths than B, so... 14,426 Views / 682 Replies  
The argument that A causes more deaths than B, so B shouldn't be investigated is a non sequitur. (Oh, and yes, the CDC does study motor vehicle safety (https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/).)
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 11, 2017 at 01:00 AM, in Political/War Lounge
No, what this no funding policy does, it leads to... 14,426 Views / 682 Replies  
No, what this no funding policy does, it leads to an artificial dearth of solid facts about a topic.

You equation opinions with facts: there are many people in the US who don't believe climate...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 11, 2017 at 12:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
So I saw the movie, and the closest analog I have... 792 Views / 18 Replies  
So I saw the movie, and the closest analog I have is Prometheus, really, really amazing visuals but the story lacks what is part and parcel of any Ghost in the Shell: the story is confusing and the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 10, 2017 at 08:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I understand your argument, and I agree with the... 10,048 Views / 487 Replies  
I understand your argument, and I agree with the sentiment. But in a democracy, the main responsibility should go to the parliaments, and if that were the case here, then the party which has the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 8, 2017 at 08:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
These numbers have no bearing on the performance... 10,048 Views / 487 Replies  
These numbers have no bearing on the performance of these Presidents. The Trump administration hasn't passed a single big piece of legislation, so it couldn't have had any influence on the stats yet....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 7, 2017 at 09:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ah, thanks for the links. Semiaccurate is very... 622 Views / 29 Replies  
Ah, thanks for the links. Semiaccurate is very reputable from what I know, but most of their interesting stuff is behind a paywall, so I don't check them regularly. Anandtech has done less of these...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 7, 2017 at 05:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
I don't think including sub pixels the way you... 622 Views / 29 Replies  
I don't think including sub pixels the way you did as a way to increase the horizontal resolution accurately reflects perceived resolution (however you want to define that). In any case, if you want...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 6, 2017 at 07:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah, but this time the PR situation was worse:... 622 Views / 29 Replies  
Yeah, but this time the PR situation was worse: people didn't even know whether Apple saw a problem or was interested in the pro market. While a similar period had passed (2010–2014*), there wasn't...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 6, 2017 at 06:11 AM, in Mac Desktops
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