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Using such low power cars is actually a big plus.... 487,666 Views / 1,315 Replies  
Using such low power cars is actually a big plus. This way somewhat average people (and I assume you are much, much better at handling cars than I am) can use their car at 100 % without recklessly...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Feb 23, 2021 at 02:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It always looks much slower from the outside. I... 487,666 Views / 1,315 Replies  
It always looks much slower from the outside. I know this full well from road racing and mountain biking.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Feb 22, 2021 at 03:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ooooooh, I see. Well, I might dust off that... 13,783 Views / 172 Replies  
Ooooooh, I see. Well, I might dust off that machine. It was really nicely decked out, it has 64 GB RAM (essentially an infinite amount) and was rock-solid.

I wish I had something CPU-intensive...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Feb 20, 2021 at 11:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The one I used was the last cheese grater Mac... 13,783 Views / 172 Replies  
The one I used was the last cheese grater Mac Pro. It seemed the OS needed some drivers to access the NVMe SSD. But perhaps it was some weirdness specific to the machine. It also wouldn’t boot from...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Feb 18, 2021 at 11:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How'd you manage to boot macOS off of a... 13,783 Views / 172 Replies  
How'd you manage to boot macOS off of a NVME-based SSD? I tried that, but it wouldn't boot even though it'd access the SSD after booting from a SATA-based SSD just fine.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Feb 18, 2021 at 08:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's what I've been thinking, too, no way Trump... 32,863 Views / 542 Replies  
That's what I've been thinking, too, no way Trump only called Raffensberger in Georgia. It's just that the others aren't talking.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Feb 8, 2021 at 11:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ah, ok, so that was before my Synology time. The... 13,783 Views / 172 Replies  
Ah, ok, so that was before my Synology time. The only feature they did not port to ARM was btrfs support. I reckon the ARM cpus they use are too wimpy and that they do not include enough RAM. Would...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Feb 7, 2021 at 11:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
When was that? My Synology is from 2014 (DS 214+)... 13,783 Views / 172 Replies  
When was that? My Synology is from 2014 (DS 214+) and it still getting regular updates to the latest version of DSM.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Feb 5, 2021 at 06:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Having had a Mac that needed a frankensteined OS,... 13,783 Views / 172 Replies  
Having had a Mac that needed a frankensteined OS, I wouldn't want to do that again. With such a machine, I really want a install-and-forget solution. That's what's so great about my Synology, it...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Feb 5, 2021 at 02:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s a very Marxist point of view — and I think... 1,554 Views / 24 Replies  
That’s a very Marxist point of view — and I think quite outdated. Other democracies have fared better at mitigating concentration of power, it is not a law of nature that you can’t resist against.
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Posted by OreoCookie, on Feb 4, 2021 at 07:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The prices are much lower than I thought. As... 13,783 Views / 172 Replies  
The prices are much lower than I thought.
As far as NAS boxes go, my go-to brand is Synology. An entry-level 2-bay model (...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Feb 4, 2021 at 07:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t know whether that makes financial sense.... 13,783 Views / 172 Replies  
I don’t know whether that makes financial sense. Last time I checked the prices for used Mac minis were crazy. Perhaps you’re better off just getting another M1-based Mac mini.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Feb 3, 2021 at 07:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
@P I like your idea of putting additional ports... 2,162 Views / 25 Replies  
@P
I like your idea of putting additional ports into the charger, that’s a great idea. :thumbsup:

In fact, it is a mystery to me why Apple’s chargers only have a single USB-C port. This makes it...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 31, 2021 at 09:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't think this is bizarre at all to want to... 2,162 Views / 25 Replies  
I don't think this is bizarre at all to want to connect something directly without a dongle that you have just left at home (or in another country). Loss of practicality is a loss of functionality...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 31, 2021 at 09:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I understand, we are just talking about time... 2,162 Views / 25 Replies  
I understand, we are just talking about time frames and how many people need a feature until you consider to include it. Again, take this more as an illustration of a larger argument than a flamewar...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 31, 2021 at 05:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think you read my argument with too much... 2,162 Views / 25 Replies  
I think you read my argument with too much emphasis on a SD card reader. I’m criticizing Apple’s approach to apply a single vision, which incurs the same set of compromises, to all machines — in this...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 31, 2021 at 05:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Removing? I don’t think they ever included it in... 2,162 Views / 25 Replies  
Removing? I don’t think they ever included it in many cameras. When it comes to top-end cameras, I don’t think I’d put much stock in a “shave cost” argument when this is such a tremendously useful...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 30, 2021 at 11:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If we zoom out, I think the issue is that current... 2,162 Views / 25 Replies  
If we zoom out, I think the issue is that current Apple seems to apply the same trade-offs to its entire model line-up — USB-C only and it minimizes the number of ports. I own the most powerful Mac...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 30, 2021 at 09:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Right, and I think this argument has merit. In... 1,554 Views / 24 Replies  
Right, and I think this argument has merit. In part it attracts people who are also susceptible to gambling. This is a problem. It should be a moral question that had been carefully considered by...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 30, 2021 at 08:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
@P I don’t know, that seems wrong-headed to me.... 2,162 Views / 25 Replies  
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I don’t know, that seems wrong-headed to me. I think it should be a mark of a serious computer if you need no or almost no dongles and adapters. Apple hasn’t fared very well with its laptops....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 29, 2021 at 11:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
@P Completely agreed. The mob has beaten hedge... 1,554 Views / 24 Replies  
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Completely agreed. The mob has beaten hedge funds at their own gain and now they complain that the game isn’t fair.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 29, 2021 at 08:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hmmm, I don’t see how. The 2008 financial crash... 1,554 Views / 24 Replies  
Hmmm, I don’t see how. The 2008 financial crash was caused by similar herd behavior, and nobody was held accountable. And that time the behavior was by powerful institutions and professionals rather...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 28, 2021 at 10:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Noooo! Fewer and fewer of the cast are still... 1,321 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 Jan 26, 2021 at 07:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I thought I’d add a link to this recent NYT... 29,063 Views / 139 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... 3,349 Views / 31 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... 170,666 Views / 841 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... 32,863 Views / 542 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... 2,162 Views / 25 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... 32,863 Views / 542 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... 32,863 Views / 542 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... 2,256 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... 32,863 Views / 542 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... 2,256 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... 32,863 Views / 542 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... 32,863 Views / 542 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... 32,863 Views / 542 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... 32,863 Views / 542 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... 32,863 Views / 542 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... 2,168 Views / 16 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... 32,863 Views / 542 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... 32,863 Views / 542 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... 2,168 Views / 16 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... 32,863 Views / 542 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!... 32,863 Views / 542 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... 170,666 Views / 841 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... 32,863 Views / 542 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... 32,863 Views / 542 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... 32,863 Views / 542 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... 32,863 Views / 542 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... 32,863 Views / 542 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
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