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Noooo! Fewer and fewer of the cast are still... 337 Views / 3 Replies  
Noooo!
Fewer and fewer of the cast are still alive. It seems working on Babylon 5 is much more dangerous to an actor’s health than working on Star Trek. So Biggs (Franklin), Katsulas (G’kar),...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 07:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I thought I’d add a link to this recent NYT... 23,874 Views / 135 Replies  
I thought I’d add a link to this recent NYT article ( https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/01/19/upshot/postal-service-survived-election-but-crushed-by-holidays.html) that looked into the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 23, 2021 at 11:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’d say also now that Trump is gone, many people... 2,075 Views / 30 Replies  
I’d say also now that Trump is gone, many people long for cheap pop corn memes. Trump’s grip on the public (in the sense of how much the public followed the minutiae of politics) has exhausted most...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 23, 2021 at 09:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
At least you know the vaccine is working. Glad to... 143,823 Views / 827 Replies  
At least you know the vaccine is working. Glad to hear the discomfort didn’t last long and you are up and running again.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 19, 2021 at 07:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Good to know, thanks. Perhaps that can be an... 22,877 Views / 540 Replies  
Good to know, thanks. Perhaps that can be an alternative to the NRA, which has become a gun manufacturers's lobby organization.

AFAIK the NRA worked with the federal government on gun regulation...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 19, 2021 at 12:28 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah, my 2-year-old nearly killed my 16" MacBook... 640 Views / 9 Replies  
Yeah, my 2-year-old nearly killed my 16" MacBook Pro just one week after its delivery! It now bears a big scratch on the lid. MagSafe is awesome and USB-C charging doesn't sufficiently offset its...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 18, 2021 at 03:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I prefer to lead by example (not always... 22,877 Views / 540 Replies  
I prefer to lead by example (not always succeeding, but trying).
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 16, 2021 at 10:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If that’s the label they use, that’s fair. Your... 22,877 Views / 540 Replies  
If that’s the label they use, that’s fair. Your amount of digging is commendable :)
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 16, 2021 at 06:30 AM, in Political/War Lounge
So what's the issue? The US is still singular in... 791 Views / 14 Replies  
So what's the issue? The US is still singular in the number of incarcerated per capita, and I find arguing about China is a distraction.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 16, 2021 at 01:02 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Despite having read your post twice, I'm still... 22,877 Views / 540 Replies  
Despite having read your post twice, I'm still unsure whether you have been able to reproduce their numbers or not.

Aren't you conflating violent incidents with riots? I think these have very...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 16, 2021 at 12:59 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Sure, but is an autocracy like China the yard... 791 Views / 14 Replies  
Sure, but is an autocracy like China the yard stick?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 15, 2021 at 09:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Sure, and I was referring to the militarization... 22,877 Views / 540 Replies  
Sure, and I was referring to the militarization of the police. Basically, I'm saying I agree with you on the substance 100 %, I'm just posing the question whether highly militarized police (such as...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 15, 2021 at 02:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I agree, although it seems that the tactics and... 22,877 Views / 540 Replies  
I agree, although it seems that the tactics and equipment of many police departments seems close to indistinguishable from the National Guard.

Do you know what other options does DC has? I'm...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 15, 2021 at 01:06 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It is worth thinking about that: perhaps more... 22,877 Views / 540 Replies  
It is worth thinking about that: perhaps more Republicans would have voted to impeach if they didn't fear for their lives and the lives of their families. On the flip side of the coin, they also get...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 15, 2021 at 12:11 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think this is a sweeping generalization and... 22,877 Views / 540 Replies  
I think this is a sweeping generalization and just false. Just from personal experience, I lived in rural PA in a Democratic household. For example, my host granddad had a hunting rifle, my host...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 14, 2021 at 08:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I would be very careful with such sweeping... 22,877 Views / 540 Replies  
I would be very careful with such sweeping generalizations. Perhaps this is true in the countryside, but I don't see this being true in cities.

To what end? Why is this important now? Are you...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 13, 2021 at 09:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
And that's the most generous interpretation. I'd... 1,064 Views / 15 Replies  
And that's the most generous interpretation. I'd peg that number at 10, i. e. only count representatives who voted in favor. The 4 who abstained were just ducking IMHO.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 13, 2021 at 09:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Plus, usually they only pretend to be “fiscally... 22,877 Views / 540 Replies  
Plus, usually they only pretend to be “fiscally conservative”. To me fiscally conservative means balancing my books, and if you don’t decrease spending, you cannot reduce income either. It’s so much...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 13, 2021 at 07:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't think McConnell can purge the GOP from... 22,877 Views / 540 Replies  
I don't think McConnell can purge the GOP from Trumpism, I think this is here to stay. McConnell is the ultimate political backroom operator, but does not exactly exude charisma.

Fairly or not, I...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 12, 2021 at 09:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't think Pence is the type of person to... 1,064 Views / 15 Replies  
I don't think Pence is the type of person to stick his neck out, at least when he isn't absolutely certain it is safe.

Personally, I would prefer impeachment over the 25th Amendment, not least...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 12, 2021 at 12:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
There are so many contradictions in the... 22,877 Views / 540 Replies  
There are so many contradictions in the Conservative movement. They seem to think that repealing Section 230 will increase free speech. How quickly do you think will Facebook et al. delete posts...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 11, 2021 at 09:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
First of all, your “quisling” photo is gold!... 22,877 Views / 540 Replies  
First of all, your “quisling” photo is gold! :lol:

You’re quite thorough. But usually raw data is a bit tricky to work with unless you know precisely what figures they give. Perhaps a look at the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 11, 2021 at 09:09 AM, in Political/War Lounge
COVID introduces so many complications to other... 143,823 Views / 827 Replies  
COVID introduces so many complications to other hospital patients. My mom currently does out patient chemotherapy (thank god she doesn’t have to stay in the hospital for that), and she is getting...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 10, 2021 at 09:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Hawley isn’t just any Yale alum, he clerked for... 22,877 Views / 540 Replies  
Hawley isn’t just any Yale alum, he clerked for Chief Justice John Roberts ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josh_Hawley) at the Supreme Court. So he didn’t just get into Yale because his grandfather...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 10, 2021 at 09:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t think it is a mistake, I just think you... 22,877 Views / 540 Replies  
I don’t think it is a mistake, I just think you are referring to different numbers than they do. If you go to the link they gave as the source of the data (...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 10, 2021 at 09:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Agreed. More important than shame to me is... 22,877 Views / 540 Replies  
Agreed.

More important than shame to me is to clearly show those people that these are not acceptable opinions to hold if they want to participate in ordinary life. Just like being a klansmen or...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 9, 2021 at 10:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If they publish videos and photos under their own... 22,877 Views / 540 Replies  
If they publish videos and photos under their own name, then clearly no. If you advertise who you are and what you have done, then you are responsible for your own stupidity. Ditto if you are a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 8, 2021 at 11:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m a bit wary of that kind of activity, it feels... 22,877 Views / 540 Replies  
I’m a bit wary of that kind of activity, it feels like cheap revenge that satisfies our lizard brains.* And it makes us forget that the actual problem still persists. The riots in the Capitol are...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 8, 2021 at 09:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
What I am reading here is quite disturbing I have... 22,877 Views / 540 Replies  
What I am reading here is quite disturbing I have to say from so many angles. I hope there will be a Congressional inquiry about this after the President-elect Biden has been sworn in.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 8, 2021 at 09:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t know. I wish you were right, but I think... 22,877 Views / 540 Replies  
I don’t know. I wish you were right, but I think Cruz intends to mine the same vein as trump. And Cruz hasn’t been liked by his colleagues it seems either, even way before Trump came onto the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 8, 2021 at 09:05 AM, in Political/War Lounge
These people are desperately trying to salvage... 22,877 Views / 540 Replies  
These people are desperately trying to salvage their reputation. To be honest, I don’t think it matters, it’s too late. And I think if you have been with Trump up until then, certainly knowing more...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 8, 2021 at 07:39 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Hahahaha. This is really funny … if everything... 22,877 Views / 540 Replies  
Hahahaha. This is really funny … if everything weren't so sad. I reckon he'll have to get used to being an “ordinary citizen” again. (I reckon there are exceptions for heads of states and diplomats...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 8, 2021 at 04:23 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Uff, that sounds complicated, and I didn't know... 22,877 Views / 540 Replies  
Uff, that sounds complicated, and I didn't know that the different police departments are not on the same page.

My reaction was more aimed towards some of the reactions where people put the blame...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 8, 2021 at 04:01 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Oh, I agree with you. I don’t think we should be... 22,877 Views / 540 Replies  
Oh, I agree with you. I don’t think we should be too harsh at the moment, and even if the mayor did not ask for the military in the streets, given her experience during the BLM protests, I think this...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 7, 2021 at 11:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
We should wait. Usually the simplest, most... 22,877 Views / 540 Replies  
We should wait. Usually the simplest, most straightforward explanation is the right one. Just because law enforcement tends to support Trump and the GOP doesn’t mean they like to be rushed by a mob....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 7, 2021 at 08:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I checked, and I thought it was a picture of him... 22,877 Views / 540 Replies  
I checked, and I thought it was a picture of him and his wife from the campaign trail.

I soooo wish you were right, but I think there are enough Trump supporters out there that you shouldn’t make...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 7, 2021 at 08:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Before this happened, I was of the opinion that... 22,877 Views / 540 Replies  
Before this happened, I was of the opinion that another impeachment hearing (for Trump’s call with Raffensberger) was a waste of time since we are so close to Biden’s inauguration anyway. Now I’m...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 6, 2021 at 07:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I just checked the NYT, Warnock has a 1ish-point... 22,877 Views / 540 Replies  
I just checked the NYT, Warnock has a 1ish-point lead (97 % of votes counted) and it looks like he'll win. Ossof and Purdue are in a dead heat, with the slimmest of margins (50.01 % vs. 49.99 %)...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 6, 2021 at 01:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
True, although I think reader's point is that... 22,877 Views / 540 Replies  
True, although I think reader's point is that Trump's friendly fire surely isn't helping the two Republican candidates. Currently, 538 shows that single-percentage lead in the polls, but as we have...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 4, 2021 at 10:03 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Happy New Year, everyone! 1,207 Views / 3 Replies  
You may think I’m early to the party, but here in Japan we are just a few hours ahead of you! (And we aren’t spending New Year’s Eve with friends this year for obvious reasons.) I hope 2021 will turn...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 31, 2020 at 11:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Open Office/Libre Office should work fine. It’s... 1,853 Views / 13 Replies  
Open Office/Libre Office should work fine. It’s been quite a few years since I used them under Windows, but I am sure they still work fine.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 31, 2020 at 03:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We got ourselves a Homepod, the big one in black.... 1,661 Views / 5 Replies  
We got ourselves a Homepod, the big one in black. “Thanks” to my nomadic work contract situation, I haven’t been with external speakers for almost a decade. They are clearly not as good as my...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 28, 2020 at 10:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Whenever that is the intended result, I dig out... 182,697 Views / 593 Replies  
Whenever that is the intended result, I dig out the popcorn :cool:

But I agree, it looked intentional (if ill-advised).
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 27, 2020 at 10:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
True, and for a desktop power is less of a... 8,709 Views / 135 Replies  
True, and for a desktop power is less of a concern (at least when we talk about the relatively low TDPs of Ryzen desktop parts). A few years ago, CPUs were producing a lot more heat — my cheese...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 26, 2020 at 09:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They are not very cooperative with the Linux/open... 8,709 Views / 135 Replies  
They are not very cooperative with the Linux/open source community either, which is surprising, because a lot of supercomputers use nVidia GPUs or nVidia compute cards these days. Linus Torvalds has...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 25, 2020 at 08:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sounds like a nice small form factor desktop to... 8,709 Views / 135 Replies  
Sounds like a nice small form factor desktop to me.

But the M1 doesn’t seem slower in general single performance benchmarks than Zen 3, though, they are roughly the same.

Agreed, x86 is going...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 24, 2020 at 08:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Manufactured drama, isn’t that what TV is? ;) ... 59,449 Views / 343 Replies  
Manufactured drama, isn’t that what TV is? ;)
I don’t find it tiring. The fourth season that was so highly rated felt weird to me, it was as if it was an entirely different series. I think the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 24, 2020 at 08:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ok, everybody is going on about The Mandalorian.... 59,449 Views / 343 Replies  
Ok, everybody is going on about The Mandalorian. You guys are missing out. The Expanse. Season 5. OMG. The dialogs are every bit as epic as in Seasons 1–3. The visuals are breathtaking. The stories...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 23, 2020 at 07:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm having persistent trouble with the window... 4,033 Views / 11 Replies  
I'm having persistent trouble with the window manager: it seems to (partially?) crash so that I am no longer able to use Exposé or make windows full screen. Very annoying.

Plugging in or...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 22, 2020 at 03:01 AM, in macOS
Care to share? I am sure a lot of us want to geek... 8,709 Views / 135 Replies  
Care to share? I am sure a lot of us want to geek out on the specs.

I thought the M1 was essentially neck-and-neck with Zen 3, one being faster in integer tasks, the other having an edge in FP....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 21, 2020 at 08:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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