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The dirty secret is of course, that most of the... 911 Views / 37 Replies  
The dirty secret is of course, that most of the red states have been absolutely dependent on federal aid paid in by mostly blue states. Breaking up the United States would impoverish them over night....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Today at 05:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The damage of the Trump presidency on the... 911 Views / 37 Replies  
The damage of the Trump presidency on the international stage will take two or three decades to fix. Dictators pointing out America's hypocrisy is just one aspect. Most of the consequences will seem...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Today at 05:29 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think what is going on now is unprecedented and... 6,906 Views / 213 Replies  
I think what is going on now is unprecedented and not “how politics is usually played.”
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 11:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
A noun is as good as an adjective in this... 6,906 Views / 213 Replies  
A noun is as good as an adjective in this context.
Besides, it is very easy to come up with plenty of other examples that go in the same direction: do patriots have to vote for the PATRIOT Act, for...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 01:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You have never heard things like “the United... 6,906 Views / 213 Replies  
You have never heard things like “the United States is a republic and not a democracy?” I find that hard to believe.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 12:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Conversely, calling it the Democrat (sans “ic”)... 6,906 Views / 213 Replies  
Conversely, calling it the Democrat (sans “ic”) Party, beyond being grammatically wrong, is used as a rib. Having “democratic” or some other positive adjective in the name of parties isn’t exactly...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 21, 2020 at 10:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I know. It was intentional in my post. I thought... 6,906 Views / 213 Replies  
I know. It was intentional in my post. I thought it increased the funny …
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 21, 2020 at 07:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The most hilarious part of that crackpot... 6,906 Views / 213 Replies  
The most hilarious part of that crackpot conspiracy theory: the algorithm “broke” because too many people voted. :lol:
That’s why a collection of Democrats and Republicans conspired to rig the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 21, 2020 at 07:22 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I wonder about this, too. What speaks against... 45,494 Views / 315 Replies  
I wonder about this, too.
What speaks against it (from a neutral third-country perspective) is that all characters are given some depth, even the ones you may dislike in the beginning. The charity...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 21, 2020 at 05:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Modularity comes in many different ways. AMD... 1,459 Views / 44 Replies  
Modularity comes in many different ways. AMD achieves this by having CPU chiplets connect to an IO die. In principle, you could connect one or more GPU chiplets to the IO chiplet, too. This would...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 21, 2020 at 01:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, and it felt a bit like an entirely different... 45,494 Views / 315 Replies  
Yes, and it felt a bit like an entirely different TV series. But still a very enjoyable one.

Can’t wait.

Ted Lasso is a-freaking-mazing. You could subscribe for a month, binge watch it (which...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 20, 2020 at 11:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Anandtech reviewed the M1 in its most potent... 1,459 Views / 44 Replies  
Anandtech reviewed the M1 in its most potent form, inside the Mac Mini ( https://www.anandtech.com/show/16252/mac-mini-apple-m1-tested). The TL;DR is encapsulated in the last line: “Overall, Apple...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 20, 2020 at 10:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't think they will put the M1 in the 16"... 1,459 Views / 44 Replies  
I don't think they will put the M1 in the 16" Pro.

I reckon they will end up with three families:

M1 family: MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro:
M1X family: 8+4 cores, more GPU, perhaps as a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 20, 2020 at 11:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
No, this is precisely the point of high-voltage... 883 Views / 52 Replies  
No, this is precisely the point of high-voltage lines: the generator gives out power P = U*I, which you can convert into any combination of voltage U and current I. Assuming everything is AC for the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 18, 2020 at 04:26 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The voltage drop together with the current will... 883 Views / 52 Replies  
The voltage drop together with the current will give you the power loss. But thinking in terms of voltage drops will lead to seeming contradictions: if you double the voltage, but keep the power...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 18, 2020 at 01:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
… except for Linus who is a bit of a negative... 1,459 Views / 44 Replies  
… except for Linus who is a bit of a negative nelly.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 17, 2020 at 10:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have seen a shot of the innards of a new Mac... 1,459 Views / 44 Replies  
I have seen a shot of the innards of a new Mac mini and it is comical how much empty space there is. You just gotta think that this won't last long. Apple could either shrink the Mac mini to size or...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 16, 2020 at 09:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, I think this is a big mistake. Car... 347,729 Views / 1,203 Replies  
Yeah, I think this is a big mistake. Car manufacturers should take a page out of Apple's book and not introduce new models or anything, and just make the successor of an existing product electric....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 16, 2020 at 02:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I expect that Apple’s Mac Pro and perhaps the... 1,459 Views / 44 Replies  
I expect that Apple’s Mac Pro and perhaps the iMac Pro will have discrete graphics cards. However, if you say discrete and mean fast, I think this is no longer correct and up-to-date. Integrated...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 16, 2020 at 12:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
In safe operating conditions, the vast majority... 883 Views / 52 Replies  
In safe operating conditions, the vast majority of the power loss just comes from transporting current at a given voltage across the wire. In the simplest picture, you just have to worry about ohmic...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 16, 2020 at 12:29 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I've explained that in my post that you quoted: ... 883 Views / 52 Replies  
I've explained that in my post that you quoted:

And in my earlier post:



I've also addressed this in the post you referred to:
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 15, 2020 at 10:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No. As I wrote in my longer response, the you... 883 Views / 52 Replies  
No.
As I wrote in my longer response, the you can quarter losses by doubling the voltage. With AC lines, you can only double the voltage up to a certain point until the power line shorts out...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 15, 2020 at 09:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The qualifier is important as is AC vs. DC: the... 883 Views / 52 Replies  
The qualifier is important as is AC vs. DC: the advantage of AC is that you can relatively easily convert voltages up or down. Physics says that if you double the voltage, you gut the energy loss by...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 15, 2020 at 11:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It seems to me that Apple could have called the... 1,459 Views / 44 Replies  
It seems to me that Apple could have called the M1 the A14X and it might have looked exactly the same. I think for the 16” MacBook Pro and the iMacs you need support for more RAM and more cores. I...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 15, 2020 at 09:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple calls it a SoC, but the distinction is... 1,459 Views / 44 Replies  
Apple calls it a SoC, but the distinction is getting increasingly blurry. SoC in the past meant low performance, but this is evidently no longer the case. Similarly, in the past “unified memory...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 15, 2020 at 02:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
He's on vacation, subego. He got too stressed out... 1,053 Views / 22 Replies  
He's on vacation, subego. He got too stressed out by all of the voter fraud that he wanted a few days for himself.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 15, 2020 at 02:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I generally like the design, but I have three... 1,459 Views / 44 Replies  
I generally like the design, but I have three gripes:
(1) Whatever you want to call the replacement of sheets is objectively worse. Sheets were amazing, because they were clearly visually attached...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 14, 2020 at 12:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yup, I have heard of those plans, and I am... 760 Views / 7 Replies  
Yup, I have heard of those plans, and I am curious to see how it works out. Friends of mine who either live in Paris now or have lived there have the usual complaints, life is very expensive and you...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 13, 2020 at 11:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
… with the technology that is currently... 883 Views / 52 Replies  
… with the technology that is currently available. The fossil fuel industry has been at it for over 100 years and has received literally trillions of direct and indirect subsidies. Point being that...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 13, 2020 at 11:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So it seems at least the two of us have the same... 6,906 Views / 213 Replies  
So it seems at least the two of us have the same concept of militia.

That's what I mean with the “causation ≠ correlation” analogy: yes, in the sense you give I agree it is apt to call people who...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 12, 2020 at 11:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The pre-Bangle era of BMWs and the 1980s/early... 347,729 Views / 1,203 Replies  
The pre-Bangle era of BMWs and the 1980s/early 1990s of Mercedes were really a time of every elegant, nice design. Ditto for Audis that just looked right.

Agreed. I can think of a few like the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 12, 2020 at 08:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's my understanding as well. Agreed.... 6,906 Views / 213 Replies  
That's my understanding as well.

Agreed. The closest analogs today would be the national guard, although that comparison is also flawed.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 12, 2020 at 02:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm not an expert on the American Civil War, but... 6,906 Views / 213 Replies  
I'm not an expert on the American Civil War, but I doubt it was just landowners who were fighting in the armies. The Union had formers slaves fighting on their side, and I am quite sure they did not...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 12, 2020 at 02:45 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I should have been more precise in my last post:... 883 Views / 52 Replies  
I should have been more precise in my last post: what irked me were the physics-related claims e. g. that oil doesn't drop voltage and that leaks and losses in pipelines are avoidable without having...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 12, 2020 at 02:32 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It's a choice made by more and more notebook... 1,459 Views / 44 Replies  
It's a choice made by more and more notebook makers, not just Apple. Apple may have initiated the trend, but the industry has largely followed it (except for some niches, of course). Arguably the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 11, 2020 at 10:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What's worse, it is an overweight SUV that seems... 347,729 Views / 1,203 Replies  
What's worse, it is an overweight SUV that seems like a bad fit for every market but North America. For reasons I don't understand you cannot use the space under the hood as a frunk...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 11, 2020 at 09:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That would be very dystopian and undemocratic.... 6,906 Views / 213 Replies  
That would be very dystopian and undemocratic. Would you support that?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 11, 2020 at 09:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Precedent is only one of the tenets of the form... 6,906 Views / 213 Replies  
Precedent is only one of the tenets of the form of conservative jurisprudence that the Federalist Society and Antonin Scalia have popularized, and it is in tension with textualism and deference to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 11, 2020 at 09:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
And I think it is economically smart, too. Demand... 883 Views / 52 Replies  
And I think it is economically smart, too. Demand for oil and gas is going to drop precipitously within the next 20 years, and changing industries before the change happens is smart. We have already...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 11, 2020 at 08:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You wrote that “pipelines don’t drop voltage”,... 883 Views / 52 Replies  
You wrote that “pipelines don’t drop voltage”, “That can be fixed without rearranging the laws of physics,” claiming that oil and gas pipelines had an efficiency advantage. They don’t. They drop...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 11, 2020 at 08:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You don’t have to care about CPU architecture,... 1,459 Views / 44 Replies  
You don’t have to care about CPU architecture, core count, cache sizes and the like. You look at what comes out at the other end, and I don’t think you can be anything but excited. If Apple’s claims...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 11, 2020 at 07:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sure, and renewables are also free in this sense.... 883 Views / 52 Replies  
Sure, and renewables are also free in this sense.

I’d say that’s only because the damage to the environment isn’t priced in. Climate-wise, the gas is not free, it is causing emissions. Anyway, I...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 11, 2020 at 09:04 AM, in Political/War Lounge
And it is one of the tenets of the Federalist... 6,906 Views / 213 Replies  
And it is one of the tenets of the Federalist Society, to which the six conservative judges all have ties. IMHO you don't get on the list without having convinced them that you think Roe vs. Wade has...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 11, 2020 at 01:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
We might end up just haggling over what suburban... 760 Views / 7 Replies  
We might end up just haggling over what suburban really means, but for me a suburban space is still dense enough so that the town/city center is within a, say, 2–4 km radius. You can cover 2...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 11, 2020 at 01:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
There is no “free” energy. Powering lift stations... 883 Views / 52 Replies  
There is no “free” energy. Powering lift stations with gas is no different than burning more gas to drive a steam turbine in order to compensate for transmission losses in wires. Of course, with...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 11, 2020 at 01:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
No, it cannot. It also costs energy to transport... 883 Views / 52 Replies  
No, it cannot. It also costs energy to transport the gas or oil in the pipeline, after all, you need to accelerate masses and you have friction in the system as well. Moreover, you have losses due to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 10, 2020 at 10:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Typically about 7 years, so the cutoff is in line... 1,633 Views / 5 Replies  
Typically about 7 years, so the cutoff is in line with that. It always sucks, but if I were you, I'd wait until Apple releases an ARM-based iMac. That'll run circles around your current machine.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 10, 2020 at 04:11 AM, in macOS
He wasn't on my radar, which, all things... 29,899 Views / 207 Replies  
He wasn't on my radar, which, all things considered, is probably a good thing.

You wrote that he avoided partisan positions. It seems that a lot of the scientific consensus seems to be...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 10, 2020 at 03:59 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That's the biggest problem. Lawmakers in Europe... 347,729 Views / 1,203 Replies  
That's the biggest problem. Lawmakers in Europe and Japan have similarly been asleep at the wheel. You have different standards with limited cross-compatibility. I hope the European Union does the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 9, 2020 at 02:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, that rings home for me, too, unfortunately.... 970 Views / 5 Replies  
Yeah, that rings home for me, too, unfortunately. :(
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 8, 2020 at 09:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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