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Te'o tells Katie Couric he lied... 525 Views / 7 Replies  
Te'o tells Katie Couric he lied (http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/23/us/teo-hoax-abc/index.html?hpt=hp_c3)

Now it's getting interesting.
Posted by raleur, on Jan 24, 2013 at 11:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There's a memo? 43,818 Views / 2,095 Replies  
There's a memo?
Posted by raleur, on Jan 22, 2013 at 09:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Thanks for the pics! Haven't seen those in ages. ... 1,532 Views / 51 Replies  
Thanks for the pics! Haven't seen those in ages.

Yes, Nicholson was (is?) awesome- I loved the darker touch, and spent untold hours trying to duplicate the style.

I also remember staring at the...
Posted by raleur, on Jan 22, 2013 at 08:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yep. :thumbsup: 1,532 Views / 51 Replies  
Yep. :thumbsup:
Posted by raleur, on Jan 22, 2013 at 07:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, but Hazzard County is sparsely populated, so... 10,341 Views / 574 Replies  
Yes, but Hazzard County is sparsely populated, so there's not much of a concern about hitting bystanders.
Posted by raleur, on Jan 22, 2013 at 07:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Wow, that brings back memories. I got the... 1,532 Views / 51 Replies  
Wow, that brings back memories.

I got the first or second (not sure which- it was blue and black duotone) boxed set for Christmas back in the '70s, and for the next decade, at least one of those...
Posted by raleur, on Jan 22, 2013 at 07:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's clearly an exaggeration! They must... 557 Views / 5 Replies  
That's clearly an exaggeration!

They must have found some value in the Windows boxes, like using a Dell to prop the door open?
Posted by raleur, on Jan 22, 2013 at 06:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It was ugly- little bits of relevance all over... 43,818 Views / 2,095 Replies  
It was ugly- little bits of relevance all over the place, even some relevance stains ground into the carpet. Those will never come out.

Geeze, learn to read.
Posted by raleur, on Jan 22, 2013 at 05:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Because it's imaginary? But this one seems... 2,616 Views / 187 Replies  
Because it's imaginary?

But this one seems to be about the right level, intellectually: The East Tennessee Militia (http://easttennesseemilitia.webs.com).
Posted by raleur, on Jan 22, 2013 at 01:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Must. Avoid. Reference. To NRA... dang. 1,230 Views / 83 Replies  
Must. Avoid. Reference. To NRA... dang.
Posted by raleur, on Jan 21, 2013 at 06:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It doesn't: there's no logic behind the argument.... 2,616 Views / 187 Replies  
It doesn't: there's no logic behind the argument.

But don't get caught up in the whole "X isn't really an assault weapon because Y and therefore your legislation is pointless" nonsense, unless you...
Posted by raleur, on Jan 21, 2013 at 06:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Thanks for clearing that up, it's starting to... 3,051 Views / 212 Replies  
Thanks for clearing that up, it's starting to come together now. I'm not sure, but there may be a problem between the complicity argument and the weight you give to the broken contract, but it hasn't...
Posted by raleur, on Jan 21, 2013 at 05:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Some sort of cosmic justice? That is, it seems... 3,051 Views / 212 Replies  
Some sort of cosmic justice? That is, it seems fitting that a post that lists many things that aren't real, and supposes even more things that don't exist, probably should not exist, either.
Posted by raleur, on Jan 21, 2013 at 05:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
To the extent that some are bound by ideology,... 1,230 Views / 83 Replies  
To the extent that some are bound by ideology, yes.

There's another parallel with abortion, and the death penalty, too- the arguments are complicated by legal complications. And as we've seen,...
Posted by raleur, on Jan 21, 2013 at 05:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ok, I think I've lost your train of thought. Can... 3,051 Views / 212 Replies  
Ok, I think I've lost your train of thought. Can you restate your main argument?

Here's where I stopped following:

Are you arguing that the damage to the viewer comes from pretending that it's...
Posted by raleur, on Jan 21, 2013 at 01:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It's a horrible song. Try singing along, but use... 910 Views / 17 Replies  
It's a horrible song. Try singing along, but use chicken clucks instead of words- it's much more palatable.
Posted by raleur, on Jan 21, 2013 at 12:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ouch. 1,349 Views / 35 Replies  
Ouch.
Posted by raleur, on Jan 21, 2013 at 11:58 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
OK, thanks, that clears it up. But it does... 3,051 Views / 212 Replies  
OK, thanks, that clears it up.

But it does raise another question: how do you (as a viewer) know? I mean, if the "broken contract" variety is in someway harmful to the viewer, what about a video...
Posted by raleur, on Jan 20, 2013 at 09:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Which? The violation of the verbal contract? If... 3,051 Views / 212 Replies  
Which? The violation of the verbal contract? If so, sure, I agree.

But what does that have to do with vulgarization?
Posted by raleur, on Jan 20, 2013 at 08:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, I understand that, but my point was that... 3,051 Views / 212 Replies  
Yes, I understand that, but my point was that consent doesn't seem to make a difference: if the images were stolen, then there are laws to cover that. Otherwise, it's the participant's responsibility...
Posted by raleur, on Jan 20, 2013 at 07:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ooh, you did it now. 2,616 Views / 187 Replies  
Ooh, you did it now.
Posted by raleur, on Jan 20, 2013 at 06:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Honestly, I have no idea. It does seem... 525 Views / 7 Replies  
Honestly, I have no idea.

It does seem strange that he would fall for it, but some people are suckers for the right kind of scam, so it's plausible he was duped. I don't know the man, but a lot...
Posted by raleur, on Jan 20, 2013 at 06:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think you're right here. While the Supreme... 1,230 Views / 83 Replies  
I think you're right here. While the Supreme Court has left plenty of room for banning weapons like assault rifles, and there is certainly some political will to do so, my feeling is that the will is...
Posted by raleur, on Jan 20, 2013 at 01:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Really, really high acceleration settings? 1,349 Views / 35 Replies  
Really, really high acceleration settings?
Posted by raleur, on Jan 20, 2013 at 01:34 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
In other words, you're in a club that calls... 2,616 Views / 187 Replies  
In other words, you're in a club that calls itself a militia.
Posted by raleur, on Jan 20, 2013 at 11:23 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Give him a day or two to find pictures of other... 3,051 Views / 212 Replies  
Give him a day or two to find pictures of other people's medals. I hear a few for cycling are available.
Posted by raleur, on Jan 20, 2013 at 11:11 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Sub, I wonder if you aren't making a couple of... 3,051 Views / 212 Replies  
Sub, I wonder if you aren't making a couple of false distinctions, one between porn as a commodity and the private nature of sexuality, and one between public and private?

Maybe you could clarify?...
Posted by raleur, on Jan 20, 2013 at 11:08 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Where are you reading these posts? That might... 514 Views / 10 Replies  
Where are you reading these posts? That might matter a great deal.

From what I've seen, it's a pretty big deal, at least around here. Not only in the media, but I've heard a lot of students...
Posted by raleur, on Jan 20, 2013 at 09:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Given our recent history, it's not hard to... 525 Views / 7 Replies  
Given our recent history, it's not hard to believe that people fall for an online fraud... but what's amazing about this story is the amount of emotional involvement, and how easily the kid began to...
Posted by raleur, on Jan 20, 2013 at 09:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I love both, but the other commenters are right:... 1,349 Views / 35 Replies  
I love both, but the other commenters are right: it depends on what you do.

In my experience, the trackpad was surprisingly easy to get used to, but I still switch to mouse for design apps.
Posted by raleur, on Jan 20, 2013 at 09:21 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Glad to hear it. Enjoy! 2,159 Views / 2 Replies  
Glad to hear it. Enjoy!
Posted by raleur, on Jan 14, 2013 at 12:25 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Another great post, ebuddy; forgive me for not... 5,054 Views / 322 Replies  
Another great post, ebuddy; forgive me for not responding to every point with the thoroughness it deserves, but I'm afraid our responses are already getting too long. Anyway, here are the questions...
Posted by raleur, on Jan 14, 2013 at 12:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
No, it really works. I casually wear my badge on... 2,616 Views / 187 Replies  
No, it really works. I casually wear my badge on my belt when I'm toting my guns. If someone still seems agitated, my assistants will take them aside and show them my licenses.
Posted by raleur, on Jan 13, 2013 at 09:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, you can print on any paper that will fit-... 1,195 Views / 34 Replies  
Yes, you can print on any paper that will fit- the only problem you might notice is that certain weights/qualities could jam or feed poorly.

I recommend using standard copy/printer paper for most...
Posted by raleur, on Jan 13, 2013 at 09:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
:thumbsup: 918 Views / 41 Replies  
:thumbsup:
Posted by raleur, on Jan 13, 2013 at 09:10 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Few realize that this is a cleverly thought-out... 590 Views / 2 Replies  
Few realize that this is a cleverly thought-out critique of the flaws of left-wing economic policies.
Posted by raleur, on Jan 13, 2013 at 07:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, you're right- there's no question that our... 5,054 Views / 322 Replies  
Yes, you're right- there's no question that our understanding of rights changed over time, but that's the point, isn't it? That is, the Constitution grows and changes with the society it has created-...
Posted by raleur, on Jan 13, 2013 at 02:03 AM, in Political/War Lounge
ebuddy, thanks for the well-argued posts- this is... 5,054 Views / 322 Replies  
ebuddy, thanks for the well-argued posts- this is the type of discussion that leads to intelligent solutions. I may not agree with you on everything, but I value this reply because it leads to more...
Posted by raleur, on Jan 13, 2013 at 12:50 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, this is part of what I mean. To clarify... 10,341 Views / 574 Replies  
Yes, this is part of what I mean.

To clarify further:

There currently exists no power on earth with the manpower, technology, and economic strength to invade and occupy the United States. If...
Posted by raleur, on Jan 12, 2013 at 10:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No, not glossed over, just dismissed because it's... 10,341 Views / 574 Replies  
No, not glossed over, just dismissed because it's a ridiculous comparison.

I'll treat it seriously as soon as you can tell me how the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan reasonably compares to an...
Posted by raleur, on Jan 12, 2013 at 03:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
More to the point, where were all those guns when... 10,341 Views / 574 Replies  
More to the point, where were all those guns when the PATRIOT Act was passed?
Posted by raleur, on Jan 12, 2013 at 03:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Just an update for anyone who's interested- after... 1,474 Views / 14 Replies  
Just an update for anyone who's interested- after two weeks and about 15K miles on plane and train, the Superdrive worked like a champ- no problems whatsoever.
Posted by raleur, on Jan 12, 2013 at 03:20 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
A very big part of the problem is that gun owners... 10,341 Views / 574 Replies  
A very big part of the problem is that gun owners allow the NRA to speak for them, when it does not have their interests at heart.

Here...
Posted by raleur, on Jan 10, 2013 at 11:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, the bottom line is that it is legal to own... 10,341 Views / 574 Replies  
Well, the bottom line is that it is legal to own weapons in the United States, and it will always be so unless the Second Amendment is removed or superseded. In this sense, the reasons for owning are...
Posted by raleur, on Jan 10, 2013 at 11:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Why draw such an arbitrary limit? Especially... 5,054 Views / 322 Replies  
Why draw such an arbitrary limit? Especially since you suggest (http://forums.macnn.com/95/political-war-lounge/496081/wtf-seriously-why-shoot-kids/8/#post4211226) elsewhere...
Posted by raleur, on Jan 10, 2013 at 09:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Simple: the most important thing is wanting to... 10,341 Views / 574 Replies  
Simple: the most important thing is wanting to own lots and lots of guns. Any argument that rationalizes that goal will work.

There are a lot of rational, responsible gun owners out there who...
Posted by raleur, on Jan 10, 2013 at 09:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If that is true, then you should be able to state... 5,054 Views / 322 Replies  
If that is true, then you should be able to state what, exactly, it empowers them to do.

You can begin by answering the questions I raise. I'll repeat them for simplicity's sake:

• if the...
Posted by raleur, on Jan 10, 2013 at 09:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If the federal government truly wished to oppress... 10,341 Views / 574 Replies  
If the federal government truly wished to oppress people with guns, does anyone here think that some middle-aged rube in a 'bunker' could hold off government agents or military units with permission...
Posted by raleur, on Jan 10, 2013 at 09:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Assuming this is true (big assumption that), what... 764 Views / 39 Replies  
Assuming this is true (big assumption that), what does it prove?

What information was posted that could only have come from those conversations?
Posted by raleur, on Jan 10, 2013 at 08:32 PM, in Feedback
Yes, I am also quite interested to learn how the... 764 Views / 39 Replies  
Yes, I am also quite interested to learn how the public webpages I found indicate a serious breach in security.

Is there a logical explanation, or is the "security leak" yet another attempt to...
Posted by raleur, on Jan 10, 2013 at 08:29 PM, in Feedback
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