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I don’t know about that. If she is, it’s the... 54,300 Views / 356 Replies  
I don’t know about that. If she is, it’s the world’s most unsuccessful protection racket. In a protection racket you buy protection from the same party against wanton destruction. With Collins I just...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Today at 08:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This. IMHO Apple may ideally want to wait... 688 Views / 23 Replies  
This.
IMHO Apple may ideally want to wait until it can put the finger print scanner behind the display, though.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 09:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sure, but will you want to use it after 7 years.... 688 Views / 23 Replies  
Sure, but will you want to use it after 7 years. A CPU that’s twice as fast will give me a longer runway for a better user experience. I don’t want to end up with a device that’s like the iPad 2...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 09:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sure, I agree with you on that. I'm just saying... 54,300 Views / 356 Replies  
Sure, I agree with you on that. I'm just saying that I think Trump will choose the candidate that he thinks will give him the best chances at the election. So if Trump thinks nominating a woman who...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 08:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Maybe. That’d be logical, and if we were talking... 54,300 Views / 356 Replies  
Maybe. That’d be logical, and if we were talking about a “normal” president, I’d be inclined to agree. With Trump, though, I get the impression, though, that a troubled nomination like Kavanaugh’s...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 06:10 AM, in Political/War Lounge
This gives undecided Trump voters a galvanization... 54,300 Views / 356 Replies  
This gives undecided Trump voters a galvanization point. The issue of judges has been a strong issue that overrode many other considerations in the past, and the theater that this appointment will...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 03:10 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m so glad Mitch McConnell is in charge of the... 54,300 Views / 356 Replies  
I’m so glad Mitch McConnell is in charge of the Senate. He knows that Presidents should not appoint Supreme Court judges in their last year, the people should have a say in this and we should wait...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 18, 2020 at 09:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@Andy :thumbsup: I can't wait for the next... 37,004 Views / 304 Replies  
@Andy :thumbsup:
I can't wait for the next season, the characters are great. Wait until you meet Bobby “Gunny” Draper.

Another recommendation, from Apple+ no less: Ted Lasso. Sooooo good. I'm...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 16, 2020 at 11:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The CPU is twice as fast, which makes the SE more... 688 Views / 23 Replies  
The CPU is twice as fast, which makes the SE more future-proof, me thinks.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 16, 2020 at 09:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The new Air looks awesome. I have a current-gen... 688 Views / 23 Replies  
The new Air looks awesome. I have a current-gen 13" Pro and I love that thing to bits. Fortunately, I didn't have to pay for it myself. If it were my money, I'd get a green Air. I'd miss FaceID,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 16, 2020 at 09:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My impression is that many voters are so far down... 43,449 Views / 673 Replies  
My impression is that many voters are so far down the rabbit hole that facts don't matter. Elections are a team sport and you're sticking to your team if for no other purpose than to stick it to the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 16, 2020 at 02:44 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Load types were mentioned: one of the columns is... 454 Views / 35 Replies  
Load types were mentioned: one of the columns is labeled “Gas Turbine and Small Scale”, which indicates to me that they are amalgamating all gas power plants independent of size (as well as...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 10, 2020 at 11:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'll dig into the data later this weekend. ... 454 Views / 35 Replies  
I'll dig into the data later this weekend.

Sure, but it is not an argument I have made and it feels weird that you ask me to justify something in it as opposed to the OP.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 10, 2020 at 10:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Both determine whether investing in a certain... 454 Views / 35 Replies  
Both determine whether investing in a certain type of power plant is profitable. Lower operating expenses and fuel costs equate to higher profits. But at least for the first decade+, the power...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 10, 2020 at 10:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Same here, I watched The Avengers as a kid (I had... 432 Views / 3 Replies  
Same here, I watched The Avengers as a kid (I had to look up the title, because I only knew the German “Mit Schirm, Charme und Melone”, literally translating to “With Umbrella, Charme and Bowler...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 10, 2020 at 09:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
:thumbsup: 61,109 Views / 392 Replies  
:thumbsup:
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 7, 2020 at 07:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You could have made that same point without... 61,109 Views / 392 Replies  
You could have made that same point without calling Thorzdad disingenuous and assume bad faith on his part.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 7, 2020 at 10:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Other news outlets explicitly stated that the... 61,109 Views / 392 Replies  
Other news outlets explicitly stated that the renters (https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-florida-couple-shot-at-black-men-dropping-uhaul-20200901-fkwhpo5mrbdqfkxccy5fx5wo7u-story.html) of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 7, 2020 at 01:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Although it is important that if you want to make... 687 Views / 7 Replies  
Although it is important that if you want to make your living with Youtube, you will be subject to a different set of pressures. This does not have to be bad, just saying. Streamers, podcasters and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 5, 2020 at 09:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This is good advice. Go and see the world, see... 687 Views / 7 Replies  
This is good advice. Go and see the world, see how things are done in other societies. It’ll teach you tons about yourself, you will learn to see some things critically about your own society while...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 5, 2020 at 09:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What is the total capacity? And why do you think... 454 Views / 35 Replies  
What is the total capacity? And why do you think it can’t be replaced, do you have any numbers?

I have no idea what you are talking about. I have never mentioned any of this.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 5, 2020 at 05:30 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'd say that to be really viable, both... 454 Views / 35 Replies  
I'd say that to be really viable, both financially and politically, SMRs should be made widely available. I'm not necessarily arguing that we must be willing to hand one to Iran or North Korea, but...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 5, 2020 at 12:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I thought SMRs are not meant to compete with... 454 Views / 35 Replies  
I thought SMRs are not meant to compete with large-scale power plants, but something like diesel generators or so. AFAIK the power output of an SMR is in the range 15-50 MW, so 3-10 average-sized...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 4, 2020 at 09:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I find this table not very useful (which isn’t... 454 Views / 35 Replies  
I find this table not very useful (which isn’t your fault): it mixes gas power plants with “small scale” power plants. There are, of course, big gas power plants, and electricity is cheaper than...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 4, 2020 at 09:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I was quite specific, I’m talking about using... 454 Views / 35 Replies  
I was quite specific, I’m talking about using existing capacity to replace coal power plants. In many places, coal power plants can be and has been shut down with zero impact on the power grid’s...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 4, 2020 at 08:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You don't need other sources, you can use a... 454 Views / 35 Replies  
You don't need other sources, you can use a combination of more localized energy storage and longer-range power transfer. Basically, you have to move away from the base load-mid load-peak load...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 4, 2020 at 02:36 AM, in Political/War Lounge
In the early 2000s the government coalition... 454 Views / 35 Replies  
In the early 2000s the government coalition between Social Democrats (center-left) and Green Party decided to end nuclear power generation in Germany by 2022. The main reasons were the dangers that...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 3, 2020 at 10:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You are missing that cheaper prices for consumers... 454 Views / 35 Replies  
You are missing that cheaper prices for consumers isn’t necessarily in the interest of the electricity companies. If you have a coal power plant with a valid operating license, you want to use it for...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 3, 2020 at 09:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Except that this isn’t true, these price... 454 Views / 35 Replies  
Except that this isn’t true, these price differentials hold true for existing infrastructure as well — coal is either the most or second-most expensive option to generate power (depending on how...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 3, 2020 at 08:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This is a very sensible take. I’m curious how... 11,351 Views / 189 Replies  
This is a very sensible take.
I’m curious how far Apple wants to scale up its GPUs. But at least for the intermediate term, i. e. 5-6ish years (= the support period of Intel Macs), I reckon Apple...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 2, 2020 at 03:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That really reminds me of the famous Simpsons bit... 455,842 Views / 2,579 Replies  
That really reminds me of the famous Simpsons bit where they find out that Mr. Burns has every disease imaginable. But precisely, because he has every disease, they cancel each other out and he stays...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 31, 2020 at 07:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Your graph puts two things in context — remove... 2,892 Views / 60 Replies  
Your graph puts two things in context — remove one line and you remove the context.
I interpreted your graph as meaning that in regions with low population density, religious institutions take over...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 31, 2020 at 01:46 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, I'm in favor of churches being taxed, for... 2,892 Views / 60 Replies  
Well, I'm in favor of churches being taxed, for otherwise the state gets into the business deciding what constitutes are a religion and what doesn't. :p Since would not be an assault on religious...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 31, 2020 at 12:04 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I understand that you haven't included a time... 2,892 Views / 60 Replies  
I understand that you haven't included a time axis, but urbanization is a process that happens in time, i. e. people tend to move to urban environments with larger density. Concurrently (i. e. again...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 30, 2020 at 11:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think this is solid advice for most fields. For... 2,973 Views / 19 Replies  
I think this is solid advice for most fields. For if you got into [fancy university] on your own merits, it is indeed a sign that you are ambitious and capable. But at a certain point, there are...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 30, 2020 at 07:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Except that correlation ≠ causation. The move... 2,892 Views / 60 Replies  
Except that correlation ≠ causation.
The move away from organized religion is a global trend and the US is simply a laggard, and most countries have developed their social safety net way before the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 29, 2020 at 11:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That might actually be a good idea, probably the... 777 Views / 6 Replies  
That might actually be a good idea, probably the best simple solution with my limited skills.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 29, 2020 at 11:08 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
The American electorate is strongly split into... 2,892 Views / 60 Replies  
The American electorate is strongly split into rural GOP and urban Democratic voters, the two correlate very, very strongly.

I don’t remember the exact number, but according to 538 above a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 29, 2020 at 11:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm asking about a whether I could use a... 777 Views / 6 Replies  
I'm asking about a whether I could use a template, because I'd like to quickly try many different colors and/or shades of gray. Would there be a way to be smart/lazy in Photoshop?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 29, 2020 at 01:52 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
In cities social injustice is more visible, the... 2,892 Views / 60 Replies  
In cities social injustice is more visible, the racial homogeneity in many places in the US covers up social injustice. That’s why quite a few people see homogeneity as a solution to “city problems”...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 28, 2020 at 09:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Pixelmator advice: layer “templates”? 777 Views / 6 Replies  
I'm just designing a book cover with a friend for my next book: read, my friend is the illustrator and she did 99.9 % of the work. She did all the artwork, and I helped shuffle it around. I really,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 27, 2020 at 10:42 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Well, your initial claim was that Democrats... 2,892 Views / 60 Replies  
Well, your initial claim was that Democrats didn’t talk about income and wealth inequality. Doing something about it is another matter. The last time the Democrats had a trifecta was in 2008–2010,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 26, 2020 at 11:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That's just a matter of having the right... 280,116 Views / 1,106 Replies  
That's just a matter of having the right equipment and taking care of it. You wouldn't forget about gassing up your car either, would you. Usually I have a “be seen” light and a “for me to see” light...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 25, 2020 at 11:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, that’s a major one. The other two are being... 280,116 Views / 1,106 Replies  
Yes, that’s a major one. The other two are being turned at a traffic light and weaving in- and out-of the car lane due to parked cars (on bike lanes or the left-most lane). In Toronto those were...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 25, 2020 at 09:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
To quote my wife “At least you are not into... 280,116 Views / 1,106 Replies  
To quote my wife “At least you are not into cars!”
I’m going to treat myself next year for a new bike as I turn 40, and I know exactly what I want.

Same here, although I have had to switch to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 25, 2020 at 08:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Perhaps you missed that I was living in Toronto... 280,116 Views / 1,106 Replies  
Perhaps you missed that I was living in Toronto … ;)

Sure you can commute by bike in the winter (http://www.copenhagenize.com/2010/12/winter-cycling-in-umea-sweden.html) if have suitable...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 25, 2020 at 03:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t think this excludes the possibility of... 280,116 Views / 1,106 Replies  
I don’t think this excludes the possibility of doing things by bike, it just means you will need more time to change the infrastructure, e. g. to go from fewer, humongous supermarkets to smaller...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 24, 2020 at 07:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What do you mean? Are you talking about lanes... 280,116 Views / 1,106 Replies  
What do you mean? Are you talking about lanes being wider in the US?

I used population density as a proxy. What I meant is that there are places where you have to drive 30+ minutes to the grocery...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 24, 2020 at 11:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If you have a better solution to prevent... 2,892 Views / 60 Replies  
If you have a better solution to prevent concentration of wealth in the top-1 %, let's hear it. Trickle-down economics hasn't worked, and the latest round of senseless tax cuts has hampered the US's...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 24, 2020 at 01:13 AM, in Political/War Lounge
No, I don't think it is a matter of me not... 280,116 Views / 1,106 Replies  
No, I don't think it is a matter of me not getting it, I just think our personal experiences differ. In my experience, people tend to like living in cities and the urban areas surrounding cities....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 22, 2020 at 04:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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