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Not just Khamenei, but the whole world is... 338 Views / 10 Replies  
Not just Khamenei, but the whole world is watching. Countries that used to rely on the US for their strategic defense (e. g. South Korea and Japan) are getting very nervous. Especially since Trump's...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 10:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Plus, it is so obvious that principles are... 338 Views / 10 Replies  
Plus, it is so obvious that principles are applied very selectively: of course, Iran has a huge human rights problem. But so does Saudi Arabia, which is best buddies with the US. And the US is...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 10:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The situation is bananas. What I really don't get... 338 Views / 10 Replies  
The situation is bananas. What I really don't get is what the end game is: Iran has twice the population of Iraq, but unlike Iraq a history as a country that reaches back, literally, millennia. Their...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 03:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
@Thorzdad I agree, and this is clearly... 459 Views / 6 Replies  
@Thorzdad
I agree, and this is clearly Buttigieg's play to differentiate himself from Warren and Sanders. What is your feeling, do you think the Democrats will opt for a moderate like Biden or...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 17, 2019 at 04:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Honestly, I would not elect Sanders or Biden... 459 Views / 6 Replies  
Honestly, I would not elect Sanders or Biden based on their age alone. Being President is a tough job, and if you are close to crossing the average life expectancy during the term, you are way too...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 15, 2019 at 04:20 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yup. Ditto with beer, there are plenty of Belgian... 1,642 Views / 57 Replies  
Yup. Ditto with beer, there are plenty of Belgian beers that would, legally speaking, not be considered beer in Germany. Who cares, whether you call it beer or not, it is very tasty. (I don't mind...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 15, 2019 at 01:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
They get offended by calling it pizza. But it is... 1,642 Views / 57 Replies  
They get offended by calling it pizza. But it is just an entirely different dish, that has a common ancestor with the pizza ;)
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 13, 2019 at 11:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Some of my most interesting Italian foods I have... 1,642 Views / 57 Replies  
Some of my most interesting Italian foods I have had were in quite simple places, e. g. a restaurant in Livorno run by communists (you see the hammer and sickle flag hanging there). The food and the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 10, 2019 at 09:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Perhaps you went to the wrong places to eat? To... 1,642 Views / 57 Replies  
Perhaps you went to the wrong places to eat? To start with, Paris is very expensive, so getting good French food can cost you a fortune. I've had some really great food while being in Paris, but a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 10, 2019 at 09:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Promise will make a multibay storage expansion... 2,193 Views / 72 Replies  
Promise will make a multibay storage expansion module (2- and 4-bay, I believe). And you should be able to add PCIe-based SSDs via a M2-PCIe adapter. You probably won't be able to boot off of it,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 6, 2019 at 04:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
… assuming that different outlets run on separate... 2,193 Views / 72 Replies  
… assuming that different outlets run on separate circuits. ;)
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 5, 2019 at 12:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
@P To add to the story of GSM, the way I... 1,516 Views / 21 Replies  
@P
To add to the story of GSM, the way I remember it was that the states gathered the companies that produced cell equipment at the time (e. g. Nokia, Ericsson and Siemens), put them in a room and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 4, 2019 at 08:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It has a 1.4 kW power supply, which is at the... 2,193 Views / 72 Replies  
It has a 1.4 kW power supply, which is at the upper end of things. If you live in a country that has 110 V, 1.4 kW could actually be the limit that power sockets can handle. (A friend and former...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 4, 2019 at 08:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
While on a technical level, I completely agree, I... 2,193 Views / 72 Replies  
While on a technical level, I completely agree, I am not sure it makes sense for Apple to switch to AMD for just one or two generations. And yes, I expect Apple to switch to ARM in 2020. The only...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 3, 2019 at 09:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Just a naïve question: isn’t it a crime to... 11,662 Views / 194 Replies  
Just a naïve question: isn’t it a crime to brandish a firearm and threaten others in that situation? That doesn’t strike me as something a responsible gun owner should do.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 1, 2019 at 04:16 AM, in Political/War Lounge
To make our American friends even more depressed... 32,598 Views / 460 Replies  
To make our American friends even more depressed after P's post: most new buildings in Japan come with Gigabit internet installed. Yup, you just get a RJ45 plug and a WLAN router. I cannot...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 29, 2019 at 01:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Please tell me you are pulling one on us. 5,265 Views / 175 Replies  
Please tell me you are pulling one on us.
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 29, 2019 at 01:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm curious, what is irritating about cycling... 5,265 Views / 175 Replies  
I'm curious, what is irritating about cycling sports wear?
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 16, 2019 at 03:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
USB keyboards will just work. Of course, the... 3,457 Views / 8 Replies  
USB keyboards will just work. Of course, the white keyboards are fairly old by now and you may have some problems due to that. But on the other hand, keyboards often will work for years on end.
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 15, 2019 at 09:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
I am not sure this is representative of good... 957 Views / 14 Replies  
I am not sure this is representative of good hiring practice: people with experience and/or degrees are more expensive, and a lot of companies try to get away with banking on enthusiasm rather than...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 22, 2019 at 09:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think that hugely depends on the field, the... 957 Views / 14 Replies  
I think that hugely depends on the field, the circumstances and the precise universities you are talking about. Let me give you an example: if you are studying engineering, my alma mater has a crap...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 22, 2019 at 03:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
@reader I completely agree that Qualcomm has... 19,812 Views / 175 Replies  
@reader
I completely agree that Qualcomm has won even though IMHO they are stretching what FRAND means to the absolute limit — and probably beyond. This non-sense is one of the major reasons why I...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 21, 2019 at 08:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
@And.reg That depends on the settlement: we all... 19,812 Views / 175 Replies  
@And.reg
That depends on the settlement: we all know that Apple has a big team working on a modem. So if part of the deal is that Apple can use all of Qualcomm's FRAND patents, it may be worth it...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 18, 2019 at 09:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Agreed. Sure, and I would hope to return to a... 4,583 Views / 66 Replies  
Agreed.
Sure, and I would hope to return to a world where C-level executives take responsibility and don't avoid resigning just because they may not be technically or legally responsible.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 4, 2019 at 08:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Last I remember is that Airbus claimed that with... 4,583 Views / 66 Replies  
Last I remember is that Airbus claimed that with the A320neo it wouldn't make sense to develop an entirely new aircraft until 2030 or so. For otherwise you don't reap sufficient efficiency gains to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 4, 2019 at 08:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You are right, and just to bracket our whole... 4,583 Views / 66 Replies  
You are right, and just to bracket our whole subthread: your initial summary and your later posts are spot on, Boeing thought they didn't have to replace the 757 and Airbus offered a replacement with...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 1, 2019 at 08:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Basically, the A321LR is being used as a... 4,583 Views / 66 Replies  
Basically, the A321LR is being used as a replacement for the 757 (https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/246587/new-a321neo-opens-new-long-range-network-options-to-airlines/), both in...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 31, 2019 at 10:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have to agree with turtle, I think we should... 1,435 Views / 24 Replies  
I have to agree with turtle, I think we should take Apple at face value that they have just bitten off too much than they can chew. Recently, Apple has gotten into the habit of pre-announcing things...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 29, 2019 at 10:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You bring up quite a few nuggets I wasn‘t aware... 4,583 Views / 66 Replies  
You bring up quite a few nuggets I wasn‘t aware of (e. g. that the low height of the 737 gives you advantages on smaller airfields). But I think you underestimate transatlantic flights...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 28, 2019 at 10:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
AFAIK Jeb Bush supporters were involved in the... 2,003 Views / 46 Replies  
AFAIK Jeb Bush supporters were involved in the creation of the Steele dossier (although in my post I wrote Jeb Bush). In any case, be that as it may, my point is that there were initially also...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 27, 2019 at 11:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
PS I moved this to the PL, although I hope this... 2,003 Views / 46 Replies  
PS I moved this to the PL, although I hope this will not derail the civil tone in this thread. Please keep it civil and the discussion as enjoyable as it is now.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 27, 2019 at 10:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Newspapers the way you picture them never... 2,003 Views / 46 Replies  
Newspapers the way you picture them never existed. Nor is the behavior in any way limited to Trump. Benghazi. WMDs in Iraq, Clinton's emails, etc. All of these were distractions that covered other,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 27, 2019 at 10:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I understand what you are saying, but IMHO that's... 2,003 Views / 46 Replies  
I understand what you are saying, but IMHO that's way too simple.

No, I think that's way too simple.
There is a component to this in the whole situation, yeah, the whole “establishment”...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 27, 2019 at 10:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@P Good analysis, but I have one minor nitpick:... 4,583 Views / 66 Replies  
@P
Good analysis, but I have one minor nitpick: I think you are mixing two separate stories here: as far as I understand Boeing could not compete with the A320neo in terms of efficiency, the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 27, 2019 at 08:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Absolutely. 1,367 Views / 22 Replies  
Absolutely.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 26, 2019 at 10:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
:lol: (Payable in Boeing Coins) 4,583 Views / 66 Replies  
:lol:
(Payable in Boeing Coins)
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 26, 2019 at 10:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
However, we need to keep in mind that Trump and... 2,003 Views / 46 Replies  
However, we need to keep in mind that Trump and people in his orbit are a target rich environment, just before entering office, Trump settled a big lawsuit over his fraudulent Trump “University” and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 25, 2019 at 11:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Bingo. And I was hoping that Apple was really... 1,367 Views / 22 Replies  
Bingo. And I was hoping that Apple was really honest in its marketing and tried something more radical by offering much lower interest rates.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 25, 2019 at 10:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What a bummer. That puts Apple's claims of having... 1,367 Views / 22 Replies  
What a bummer. That puts Apple's claims of having “low interest rates” squarely in the BS corner. While it seems Apple Card is more transparent and easier to pay off than other cards, I was hoping...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 25, 2019 at 10:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have tried both, although I have switched away... 1,166 Views / 3 Replies  
I have tried both, although I have switched away from Crashplan to Backblaze quite a few years ago. Backblaze has a native client that in my experience just works rather than Crashplan's Java-based...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 22, 2019 at 12:15 AM, in Applications
Agreed. The entry-level iPad is still an... 2,664 Views / 55 Replies  
Agreed. The entry-level iPad is still an incredible offering and in isolation, the new Air is great, too. But it is clear that Apple's main motive here was to bridge the hefty price gap between these...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 19, 2019 at 10:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No, I am all for boring updates — as long as they... 2,664 Views / 55 Replies  
No, I am all for boring updates — as long as they come regularly from now on. Add enough boring upgrades and you are getting somewhere.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 19, 2019 at 10:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Bummer. I just bought an iMac for a student. Oh... 2,664 Views / 55 Replies  
Bummer. I just bought an iMac for a student. Oh well, Apple was too late anyway, I had to have it delivered before the 22nd.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 19, 2019 at 09:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The more I read about this, the more this is... 4,583 Views / 66 Replies  
The more I read about this, the more this is really a problem of Boeing having designed itself into a corner: Boeing wanted to compete with the A320neo, but didn't have the money or time to develop a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 19, 2019 at 01:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We got our parents an entry-level iPad which... 2,664 Views / 55 Replies  
We got our parents an entry-level iPad which replaced an iPad 2 (that still works and looks as amazing as the day they got it). This is an amazing deal. Without that new entry-level model, the new...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 18, 2019 at 08:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We don't know yet what caused the latest crash.... 4,583 Views / 66 Replies  
We don't know yet what caused the latest crash. But in the Lion Air crash one main contributing factor was that Boeing made significant changes to the so-called MCAS...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 13, 2019 at 09:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I wouldn't call it an “artificial intelligence... 4,583 Views / 66 Replies  
I wouldn't call it an “artificial intelligence event”, air plane incidents due to lack of training on the subtle differences between an older and a newer generation airplane of the same type isn't...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 12, 2019 at 08:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Most of my flights are work-related trips, so I... 4,583 Views / 66 Replies  
Most of my flights are work-related trips, so I have to fly coach. My boss on the other hand …
I have flown business class once (an upgrade was cheaper than paying for the extra luggage), and it was...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 12, 2019 at 07:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We should wait a little before rushing to... 4,583 Views / 66 Replies  
We should wait a little before rushing to conclusions. The Lion Air crash was caused (as pretty much all air plane crashes) but multiple problems that compounded (probably faulty sensor(s), improper...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 12, 2019 at 02:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The 787 is quite nice, provided you get one with... 4,583 Views / 66 Replies  
The 787 is quite nice, provided you get one with a decent pitch in coach. (When I fly to Chile, I often fly LATAM and the pitch is ludicrous. Even Japanese airlines give you more leg room. If I don't...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 12, 2019 at 02:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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