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References are tricky, too, because depending on... 505 Views / 37 Replies  
References are tricky, too, because depending on the journal style, they might actually become part of the text. My preferred style is first letter of last name(s) of authors + year (two digits)....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Today at 03:39 AM, in Political/War Lounge
They are not pretty, but when you are dealing... 505 Views / 37 Replies  
They are not pretty, but when you are dealing with equations, they are often unavoidable.

And properly chosen bracket sizes can help you digest equations, because they give you a visual...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 4, 2022 at 07:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ugh, yeah. The style guide for one family of... 505 Views / 37 Replies  
Ugh, yeah. The style guide for one family of journals enforces that if text in parentheses contains parentheses (perhaps only at beginning or end), they will change the outer parentheses to braces....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 3, 2022 at 10:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, TeX is still the name of the game. AFAIK... 505 Views / 37 Replies  
Yes, TeX is still the name of the game.
AFAIK bracket sizes are not covered. There are only a few things in equations, which are covered by the style guides. My suspicion is that it is very easy to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 2, 2022 at 09:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
When you notice details, you can't unsee them and... 505 Views / 37 Replies  
When you notice details, you can't unsee them and at least I can get uncompromising about things other people wouldn't care less about. E. g. when typesetting equations I am extremely meticulous...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 2, 2022 at 01:26 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah, that soured me a little on the test. It is... 505 Views / 37 Replies  
Yeah, that soured me a little on the test. It is skewed too much on the fun side for my taste.

Same here: I work at university as a researcher and teaching is part of that. Natural sciences are...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 28, 2022 at 10:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I go Mansplainer. Although for some of the... 505 Views / 37 Replies  
I go Mansplainer. Although for some of the multiple choice questions I felt like I was given 4 arshole responses and was forced to choose one. I can't find my tab with my score sheet, but I scored...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 27, 2022 at 09:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Is that another US-only feature? ;) :rolleyes: @... 687 Views / 46 Replies  
Is that another US-only feature? ;) :rolleyes: @ Youtube
Seriously, though, can you elaborate on that? How’d Youtube/Google know your purchase history? Amazon has sanitized their invoices and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 24, 2022 at 06:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Update on Youtube's ad stupidity: just now I got... 687 Views / 46 Replies  
Update on Youtube's ad stupidity: just now I got an ad for a Turkish car insurance. A little background on me: I'm a German expat living in Japan. I've never been to Turkey (nothing personal, I'd...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 23, 2022 at 11:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No, not as far as I recall. He only asked more... 211 Views / 7 Replies  
No, not as far as I recall. He only asked more generally about soft power vs. hard power and that all the attention is with the military (including budget-wise). When Stewart mentioned the budget set...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 23, 2022 at 08:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
OMGWTF, this is so stupid. And I can imagine... 687 Views / 46 Replies  
OMGWTF, this is so stupid.
And I can imagine the confusion on your end: what do you mean, it doesn’t work? This really makes me resent Youtube even more. Rational or (more likely) not, I’m more...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 22, 2022 at 09:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Are you sure you don't have a paid Youtube... 687 Views / 46 Replies  
Are you sure you don't have a paid Youtube account? Here's what Youtube's help in its iPad OS app says:
https://maxlein.com/s/Youtube_help_PIP.jpg

(I searched for PIP and was served this page as...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 22, 2022 at 04:23 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I looked back and it seems the main source is... 7,304 Views / 166 Replies  
I looked back and it seems the main source is Michael Wolff, and his claims have been repeated by reputable news outlets (...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 21, 2022 at 10:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So I dodged the Covid bullet again. My PCR test... 530,994 Views / 1,677 Replies  
So I dodged the Covid bullet again. My PCR test also came back negative. I will retest tomorrow, but none of us are showing symptoms.

On the other hand, I was unable to dodge my son’s bronchitis...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 21, 2022 at 10:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think it is a peek into an alternate reality... 211 Views / 7 Replies  
I think it is a peek into an alternate reality where moderate Republicans were much more dominant. IMHO the reason why the GOP went off on Clinton the way they did was that they were afraid how much...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 21, 2022 at 09:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Jon Stewart interviews Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice 211 Views / 7 Replies  
Youtube isn't all bad: it suggested an interview of Hillary Clinton and Condi Rice by Jon Stewart (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xutIA4HzGqA). It is quite interesting* to see how much the two agree...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 21, 2022 at 03:26 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Regarding PIP, I was talking about the iPad OS... 687 Views / 46 Replies  
Regarding PIP, I was talking about the iPad OS app, not the website.

According to the Help of the Youtube app, PIP functionality requires a Premium membership. Ditto for video download and I...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 20, 2022 at 12:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I agree with you. However, Japan is behind. My... 530,994 Views / 1,677 Replies  
I agree with you. However, Japan is behind. My employer won’t let me go to the office until Thursday — even if I test negative. My wife, daughter and I have tested negative. My wife’s PCR test also...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 19, 2022 at 11:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
But only within the app, and I cannot switch to... 687 Views / 46 Replies  
But only within the app, and I cannot switch to e. g. Safari and browse while continuing to watch a video. AFAIK this is on purpose and the OS-level PIP is only enabled when you pay for it.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 19, 2022 at 06:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Right. I think it is still ok if I weaken your... 7,304 Views / 166 Replies  
Right.
I think it is still ok if I weaken your point and just require that the photo matches the narrative of the story. You are free to disagree with the photo, but if it is merely a reflection of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 18, 2022 at 08:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think those are two slightly different issues:... 7,304 Views / 166 Replies  
I think those are two slightly different issues: the first issue is to choose an ambiguous photo that suggests something happened that did not actually happen. A similar category are photos that make...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 18, 2022 at 08:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My experience with pausing is mixed: sometimes it... 687 Views / 46 Replies  
My experience with pausing is mixed: sometimes it would restart the ad counter and I’d have to watch 1–2 new ads.

There is a native player extension for Safari, which used to suppress ads as...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 18, 2022 at 08:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah, good catch. A lot of the clips that are... 7,304 Views / 166 Replies  
Yeah, good catch.
A lot of the clips that are floating out there and that are supposed to show that e. g. Joe Biden is senile or some such are not just taken out of context, but also fake.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 17, 2022 at 11:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Got another close Covid impact: a colleague of... 530,994 Views / 1,677 Replies  
Got another close Covid impact: a colleague of mine with whom I spent half day yesterday discussing (masked with the exception of lunch) tested positive for Covid. This is the third time this...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 17, 2022 at 11:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Those videos are definitely annoying and can be... 687 Views / 46 Replies  
Those videos are definitely annoying and can be grating. They are meant to make you upset and amp up your anger. Those are not really the emotions I am looking for, especially when I want to chill...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 17, 2022 at 09:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
<offtopic> Is it just me or has Youtube dialed... 687 Views / 46 Replies  
<offtopic>
Is it just me or has Youtube dialed up the amount of ads to 11 in the past 1.5–2 years?

It has gotten super annoying and gotten to the point where I sometimes close video tabs, just...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 17, 2022 at 09:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Sorry, my comment was meant in support of your... 7,304 Views / 166 Replies  
Sorry, my comment was meant in support of your earlier comment (“You lost me.”).

Do you have an idea what the link to the Fauci story was about?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 17, 2022 at 09:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So he’s human. How’s that a story? Me... 7,304 Views / 166 Replies  
So he’s human. How’s that a story?

Me neither. Is there some meme I am not aware of?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 17, 2022 at 07:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I do not live in the US and certainly live in my... 687 Views / 46 Replies  
I do not live in the US and certainly live in my own bubble. But my perception was that Democrats “yelling” was just after the Dobbs decision when many states' trigger laws went into effect. I...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 16, 2022 at 02:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, but I guess this was simply because the... 7,304 Views / 166 Replies  
Yes, but I guess this was simply because the alternative was WW3. Just to be clear I don't see it as a positive or a negative, just something both sides came to accept after the Cuban Missile Crisis....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 16, 2022 at 02:36 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think a more likely reaction is that... 7,304 Views / 166 Replies  
I think a more likely reaction is that Poland/NATO activates a few missile batteries near its border with Ukraine and makes sure that nothing comes even close to its border. If that helps out...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 15, 2022 at 11:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Let me also add that there have been numerous... 7,304 Views / 166 Replies  
Let me also add that there have been numerous “resettlement programs”, Crim tartars were forcefully relocated to Siberia, Poland was “shifted westwards”, etc.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 15, 2022 at 09:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think they did consider every country in their... 7,304 Views / 166 Replies  
I think they did consider every country in their sphere of influence theirs. To be fair, the West, the US in particular, did the same. As was the justification: we gotta keep e. g. Italy in our...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 15, 2022 at 07:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Right. And I think there is a difficult argument... 7,304 Views / 166 Replies  
Right. And I think there is a difficult argument to be made: likely drugs would be substituted, i. e. if the US closed the Afghan drug spigot, demand wouldn’t magically vanish at home. In addition,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 15, 2022 at 09:34 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Sounds like he is pulling a Merkel here. Merkel... 1,402 Views / 55 Replies  
Sounds like he is pulling a Merkel here. Merkel was an expert of staying out of the limelight, especially when there was conflict.

That seems like traditional (as opposed to neoliberal)...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 15, 2022 at 04:03 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Weirdly enough, I don't know much about that. I... 7,304 Views / 166 Replies  
Weirdly enough, I don't know much about that. I know that it happened, but I think it was too recent to be included in my history lessons and too long ago for me to have experienced it.

I do...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 15, 2022 at 03:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Plenty of states (including e. g. red states like... 687 Views / 46 Replies  
Plenty of states (including e. g. red states like Kentucky) had ballot measures on abortion. The range was relatively wide, but measures with abortion restrictions were defeated. In those red states...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 15, 2022 at 03:45 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yup, I caught the same vibe: he was sad that the... 7,304 Views / 166 Replies  
Yup, I caught the same vibe: he was sad that the invasion made a reunification impossible for a generation or two. I had to explain to him that sharing a language and a border is not enough to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 14, 2022 at 06:24 AM, in Political/War Lounge
How is the Sunak government faring so far? Is... 1,402 Views / 55 Replies  
How is the Sunak government faring so far? Is there going to be #4 soon? I haven't heard anything, so I guess that is a good thing?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 14, 2022 at 03:32 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Maybe some interesting anecdata: a colleague of... 7,304 Views / 166 Replies  
Maybe some interesting anecdata: a colleague of mine is Russian, and we had a discussion about Russia's invasion. While he is against it, he does have some surprising stances.

- He seemed to view...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 14, 2022 at 03:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
@reader50 - I agree with you on the tax case.... 1,635,943 Views / 3,523 Replies  
@reader50
- I agree with you on the tax case. Although I think his children might be punished by not being allowed to represent companies, at least in the state of NY.

- I haven’t heard anything...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 11, 2022 at 09:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@reader50 What chances do you see that Trump is... 1,635,943 Views / 3,523 Replies  
@reader50
What chances do you see that Trump is being convicted for each of them.

Clearly, Trump should be convicted of trying to engineer a coup (how else can you characterize his efforts?),...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 11, 2022 at 02:17 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Except for Babylon 5, which was ahead of its time... 1,668 Views / 141 Replies  
Except for Babylon 5, which was ahead of its time in this respect, too! :)
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 10, 2022 at 09:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No. The efforts of the January 6th Committee have... 1,635,943 Views / 3,523 Replies  
No. The efforts of the January 6th Committee have surely been useful, because they unearthed a lot of pertinent and new information, which could be used by prosecutors.

However, I think the most...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 10, 2022 at 09:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah, that was pretty good. 12,112 Views / 286 Replies  
Yeah, that was pretty good.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 9, 2022 at 09:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is there any publicly released information to... 1,635,943 Views / 3,523 Replies  
Is there any publicly released information to this end? And even if the assailant claimed that this was his intent, I'm not sure whether this is going to help him much: clearly, he tried to kill...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 8, 2022 at 09:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I got really lucky and ended up watching 1.5... 12,112 Views / 286 Replies  
I got really lucky and ended up watching 1.5 episodes last night, including one of my favorite scenes of the whole series: the bit where the transport Amos is on lands on the Moon. Plus the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 8, 2022 at 09:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Even if you replace canceled with cutting the... 1,668 Views / 141 Replies  
Even if you replace canceled with cutting the show's budget, I don't think public TV program directors would necessarily change the budget if they judged the show to be successful using the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 6, 2022 at 05:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah, I can also think of a few accent-related... 1,668 Views / 141 Replies  
Yeah, I can also think of a few accent-related dubbing fails, e. g. when a character has a strong Southern accent or so, and this is supposed to conjure up stereotypes … this flies right past the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 6, 2022 at 05:36 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I prefer subtitles. Even if you can’t speak a... 1,668 Views / 141 Replies  
I prefer subtitles. Even if you can’t speak a language, you can pick up on some nuances. In a Turkish TV show, a vaguely Buffy-the-Vampire-Slayer-esque show the main characters were addressing each...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 5, 2022 at 08:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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