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That is food for thought. 280,090 Views / 1,106 Replies  
That is food for thought.
Posted by Paco500, on Aug 18, 2020 at 01:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I hear you, and I don't doubt what you are... 280,090 Views / 1,106 Replies  
I hear you, and I don't doubt what you are saying, but it's not just a matter of finding a different apartment. While a car is important to me, it's not as important as where I live, and I love the...
Posted by Paco500, on Aug 18, 2020 at 08:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Don't disagree with the Tesla in concept, but A:... 280,090 Views / 1,106 Replies  
Don't disagree with the Tesla in concept, but A: likely out of my price range, and B: We rent, so can't really install a charger at home. The final thing is perhaps I would need to drive it to get...
Posted by Paco500, on Aug 17, 2020 at 08:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ok, it's been too long, but I'm kind of back. A... 280,090 Views / 1,106 Replies  
Ok, it's been too long, but I'm kind of back. A lot of water under the bridge and all that.

So I'm looking for my next car. Recommendations welcome.

My current car is a BMW 430d X-Drive. I...
Posted by Paco500, on Aug 15, 2020 at 04:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thing is, the vast majority of left-wing voters... 2,890 Views / 60 Replies  
Thing is, the vast majority of left-wing voters and supports don't agree with or condone the actions of those people- we don't fall in behind the worst of those on our side, and, for the most part,...
Posted by Paco500, on Aug 5, 2020 at 11:22 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Putting a seemingly pointless but interesting... 9,575 Views / 26 Replies  
Putting a seemingly pointless but interesting fact on my resume was at least partially responsible for getting me a job.

A few weeks before I submitted one for a position, my wife had won a...
Posted by Paco500, on Aug 5, 2020 at 11:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I've been away a while, so may not be caught up-... 455,785 Views / 2,579 Replies  
I've been away a while, so may not be caught up- is someone asserting that it is?

Seems to me the post is simply calling out that Trump made up a law. I would think real laws would cover it.
Posted by Paco500, on Jul 28, 2020 at 07:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That was me. Well the discussion was nominally... 158,583 Views / 1,139 Replies  
That was me. Well the discussion was nominally about the server, but mostly it was just him insulting me.
Posted by Paco500, on Jan 5, 2018 at 05:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
To come a bit to the defence of the chapel... 53,359 Views / 430 Replies  
To come a bit to the defence of the chapel design, although it's not obvious from the photo it is designed to resemble a ship, and it's a national maritime monument. The stained glass window in the...
Posted by Paco500, on Jan 4, 2018 at 04:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The only 'church' I ever attend is annoyingly... 53,359 Views / 430 Replies  
The only 'church' I ever attend is annoyingly modern.
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/43048000/jpg/_43048615_chapel_ap416.jpg
My kids sing in the choir- acoustics are nice, but the...
Posted by Paco500, on Jan 3, 2018 at 05:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Don't know about Liverpool specifically, but pubs... 53,359 Views / 430 Replies  
Don't know about Liverpool specifically, but pubs are closing at an alarming rate in the UK, and have been for years, so it would seem unusual that any significant number of old churches are being...
Posted by Paco500, on Jan 3, 2018 at 05:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
On motives/intentions "Historians have a... 22,034 Views / 151 Replies  
On motives/intentions

"Historians have a word for Germans who joined the Nazi party, not because they hated Jews, but because out of a hope for restored patriotism, or a sense of economic anxiety,...
Posted by Paco500, on Dec 31, 2017 at 06:32 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Let me add a few things to that. I don't know if... 23,172 Views / 219 Replies  
Let me add a few things to that. I don't know if we are going to get answers to some big questions in the next one- but for now I'm so pleased that we don't know who Snoke is or what his story is....
Posted by Paco500, on Dec 18, 2017 at 11:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I loved it. It wasn't the Godfather, but a very... 23,172 Views / 219 Replies  
I loved it. It wasn't the Godfather, but a very enjoyable two hours or so.

My only issue was the whole casino subplot- it could have been cut entirely.
Posted by Paco500, on Dec 18, 2017 at 11:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
When measuring Obama's performance in the Middle... 2,693 Views / 36 Replies  
When measuring Obama's performance in the Middle East, what do we compare it to? Which administration did a better job? Any positive outcomes from the past had a pretty short shelf life and the...
Posted by Paco500, on Dec 1, 2017 at 06:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I truly believe the 2nd Amendment/prevention of... 110,152 Views / 515 Replies  
I truly believe the 2nd Amendment/prevention of tyranny argument is analogous to a religious argument. It is a tenet of faith among some. It can't be argued with facts or evidence from either side...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 26, 2017 at 03:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Swing state, although trending blue for a while... 7,039 Views / 91 Replies  
Swing state, although trending blue for a while now. Virginia.
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 19, 2017 at 07:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This is an awfully big hypothetical, with lots of... 7,039 Views / 91 Replies  
This is an awfully big hypothetical, with lots of possible complications, but if I was convinced Hillary had sexually forced herself on minors, then no, I would not vote for her under any reasonable...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 19, 2017 at 05:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Conservatives need to stop pretending that they... 67,647 Views / 505 Replies  
Conservatives need to stop pretending that they believe in personal responsibility.
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 16, 2017 at 03:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I just find it so hard to comprehend that anyone... 110,152 Views / 515 Replies  
I just find it so hard to comprehend that anyone would find it more acceptable to live in a society without free speech and a free press than one without guns.

But to each his own I suppose.
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 14, 2017 at 07:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I have to concur with WAS here- I see their... 110,152 Views / 515 Replies  
I have to concur with WAS here- I see their statements as either a philosophical argument or particularly inflammatory. It's simply using a medical metaphor to describe the public heath crisis caused...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 12, 2017 at 06:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I've not read the CDC study, but your and most... 110,152 Views / 515 Replies  
I've not read the CDC study, but your and most other arguments seem to stem from one or both of these quotes:





Where do you see them making a philosophical argument? The are both making a...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 12, 2017 at 01:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes it does. Which is why the CDC should ignore... 110,152 Views / 515 Replies  
Yes it does. Which is why the CDC should ignore it and leave the question to politicians.

But they should be allowed to do the work they were created to do. Study public health problems, and make...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 11, 2017 at 05:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Because the CDC is full of scientists. Guns... 110,152 Views / 515 Replies  
Because the CDC is full of scientists. Guns preventing the rise of tyranny in modern United States cannot be studied scientifically, using evidence or facts. It is a philosophical, bordering on...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 11, 2017 at 02:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It is not the CDC's mandate to prevent the rise... 110,152 Views / 515 Replies  
It is not the CDC's mandate to prevent the rise of tyranny. It is their mandate to save lives. If the evidence supports banning or limiting gun ownership will save lives, the CDC taking a position...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 11, 2017 at 05:16 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think all three are making a kind of moral, or... 110,152 Views / 515 Replies  
I think all three are making a kind of moral, or philosophical argument. I genuinely believe both 'liberals' and 'conservatives' want to create a better society with the most benefit to the most...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 10, 2017 at 08:06 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Soho, London... 2,778 Views / 49 Replies  
Soho, London (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Soho,+London/@51.5125689,-0.1410998,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x487604d49de7df6d:0x50a5d7601c1f44fa!8m2!3d51.5136143!4d-0.1365486)
Apple HQ, London...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 10, 2017 at 05:49 AM, in Political/War Lounge
This is well and truly a statement only a... 110,152 Views / 515 Replies  
This is well and truly a statement only a libertarian/libertarian sympathiser could make with a straight face. While I'm quoting websites:



Reason doesn't play into it at all- it's all dogma.
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 10, 2017 at 05:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
According to the CDC website, their mission... 110,152 Views / 515 Replies  
According to the CDC website, their mission statement is: (emphasis added)
No where in the statement does it say it should do these things while remaining politically neutral. My expectation of the...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 10, 2017 at 05:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
https://media.giphy.com/media/NVtsBsgtnvsbe/giphy.... 455,785 Views / 2,579 Replies  
https://media.giphy.com/media/NVtsBsgtnvsbe/giphy.gif
Legend.
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 8, 2017 at 07:11 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I really hope all guys going to college today are... 110,152 Views / 515 Replies  
I really hope all guys going to college today are taught on day one to not rape/assault/be physically or sexually disrespectful to women.
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 8, 2017 at 07:05 AM, in Political/War Lounge
When ever I'm in a slightly dodgy environment-... 110,152 Views / 515 Replies  
When ever I'm in a slightly dodgy environment- such as an empty London street after dark, I reflexively grip my keys this way. Probably pointless, but I get to feel like Wolverine, so bonus.
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 8, 2017 at 07:03 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Reading is a semi-urban wasteland and Stockley... 2,778 Views / 49 Replies  
Reading is a semi-urban wasteland and Stockley Park is a corporate wasteland with shitty transport links (I used to work just down the industrial estate from Apple). Battersea is at lease iconic and...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 8, 2017 at 06:59 AM, in Political/War Lounge
After reading the article, his motivation makes... 2,778 Views / 49 Replies  
After reading the article, his motivation makes complete logical sense. Unethical and weaselly sense, but sense. As his business credibility, and therefore his ability to attract new...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 8, 2017 at 06:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Granted I've not spent any time with the new Q... 1,225 Views / 4 Replies  
Granted I've not spent any time with the new Q interface, but it's a pretty depressing thought if Sky is the best of the bunch. My wish is that Sky would catch up to the intuitiveness and ease of use...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 8, 2017 at 06:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Not be be pedantic, but I'm pretty sure the big... 2,778 Views / 49 Replies  
Not be be pedantic, but I'm pretty sure the big Apple office is in Stockley Part, Uxbridge, not Reading. And they are eventually moving into the old Battersea Power Station.

Apple got a mess of...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 7, 2017 at 03:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Think of it from my point of view- there are all... 2,778 Views / 49 Replies  
Think of it from my point of view- there are all kinds of things I say and write 'British' reflexively because I have lived and worked here for over 11 years, but I do it as an American in an...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 7, 2017 at 08:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Apologies, I perhaps should have been explicit, I... 110,152 Views / 515 Replies  
Apologies, I perhaps should have been explicit, I was being a bit of a devil's advocate here as I thought based on my past statements it was clear my personal position is completely different. I was...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 7, 2017 at 08:30 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The connection is if there are any limits to gun... 110,152 Views / 515 Replies  
The connection is if there are any limits to gun ownership, and those limits are imposed by the subjective view of law enforcement, courts or doctors (or other government or quasi-government bodies),...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 7, 2017 at 07:09 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I've not seen him called a 'militant' atheist on... 110,152 Views / 515 Replies  
I've not seen him called a 'militant' atheist on any main-stream new site- and I even checked Fox. All are reporting he was an atheist. What, in your view, makes one a 'militant' atheist? Is it...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 6, 2017 at 05:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Bought some AirPods, loved them, had them about a... 3,082 Views / 31 Replies  
Bought some AirPods, loved them, had them about a week, case fell out of my pocket somewhere. Gone.

Sucked.
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 3, 2017 at 07:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I find you to be an enigma in a number of ways... 180,427 Views / 1,055 Replies  
I find you to be an enigma in a number of ways (none of them particularly objectionable), but your torch-carrying for Spicey it the most confusing. The whole gun thing- disagree entirely but I...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 3, 2017 at 09:37 AM, in Political/War Lounge
No, I'm saying I don't hear the 'left-leaning'... 67,647 Views / 505 Replies  
No, I'm saying I don't hear the 'left-leaning' members of this board worrying about their innocent behaviour leading to a visit to HR in the way Chongo did above and as the departed Captain did on a...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 1, 2017 at 06:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'd be curious for you to expand on this. My... 828 Views / 3 Replies  
I'd be curious for you to expand on this. My reading is that history has 'white-washed' him so to speak, and he was a flat-out racist bastard. I don't think he wanted war, but there is no indication...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 1, 2017 at 11:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Granted, I have not worked in America for over 11... 67,647 Views / 505 Replies  
Granted, I have not worked in America for over 11 years, but I've worked in very mixed-sex environments my entire career. I've never felt the need to alter my behaviour, language, or attitudes or...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 31, 2017 at 06:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Interesting. I didn't realise multitude had... 3,086 Views / 77 Replies  
Interesting. I didn't realise multitude had different meaning in biblical time.
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 23, 2017 at 03:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You're not addressing the reality that the White... 46,021 Views / 591 Replies  
You're not addressing the reality that the White House Chief of Staff flagrantly mischaracterised and insulted a member of congress based on either false information or lies and has refused to...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 22, 2017 at 12:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Jesus certinally didn't speak about heath... 3,086 Views / 77 Replies  
Jesus certinally didn't speak about heath insurance, but we do have these quotes you may find relevant.
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 22, 2017 at 12:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
1. As you said, he's angry at Wilson for... 46,021 Views / 591 Replies  
1. As you said, he's angry at Wilson for politicising a situation he boss politicised.
2. He made an attack/accusation against Wilson that is contradicted by video and common sense evidence.
3. He...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 22, 2017 at 07:06 AM, in Political/War Lounge
In the source novel, ethnic purity was part of... 7,002 Views / 64 Replies  
In the source novel, ethnic purity was part of it. The producers have said they took that part out because they felt it would be more believable if reproduction trumped racism. I’m inclined to think...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 21, 2017 at 01:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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