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Exactly, and re-opening public life necessitates... 29,078 Views / 641 Replies  
Exactly, and re-opening public life necessitates a balancing of risk and nuance. But as a prerequisite, you have to have the pandemic somewhat under control, because the general situation gives you a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Today at 12:38 AM, in Political/War Lounge
What gets me is that once the situation is under... 29,078 Views / 641 Replies  
What gets me is that once the situation is under control, there are interesting approaches to have in-person instruction resume. Denmark (...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 10:39 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Supporters of the Second Amendment always go on... 1,108 Views / 21 Replies  
Supporters of the Second Amendment always go on about them being armed being a bullwark against a police state and an overreaching federal government. Where are the 2A supporters when the federal...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 5, 2020 at 07:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My cv does not come with a picture, unless the... 8,383 Views / 24 Replies  
My cv does not come with a picture, unless the application specifically requires it. (In Japan it is customary to include a picture.) When I interview people, I don't want a picture, because I am...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 4, 2020 at 11:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Although I should add that we should not allow... 357 Views / 13 Replies  
Although I should add that we should not allow our attention to be diverted from the important topics of the day, which are the pandemic and racial equality. Of all the things that the Chinese...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 4, 2020 at 10:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I thought Sarah Cooper’s brilliant Trump... 357 Views / 13 Replies  
I thought Sarah Cooper’s brilliant Trump impressions were what drew crosshairs on TikTok.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 4, 2020 at 07:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
<mod voice>Let's keep it civil, this is the... 1,108 Views / 21 Replies  
<mod voice>Let's keep it civil, this is the regular lounge, not the PL. We can disagree with each other without calling the other an idiot.</mod voice>
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 3, 2020 at 02:49 AM, in Political/War Lounge
… and as you correctly write, this number is an... 1,108 Views / 21 Replies  
… and as you correctly write, this number is an underrepresentation.

Yup. Traditionally, the more serious left-wing crimes typically center around property crimes (e. g. vandalism during May 1st...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 3, 2020 at 02:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
In one of the latest videos... 259,367 Views / 1,055 Replies  
In one of the latest videos (https://youtu.be/NrVAZmVeOHg?t=1524) Munro compares how Tesla had simplified the production process for the Model Y compared to the same part in the Model 3 (from over...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 2, 2020 at 10:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m more concerned with what being foreshadowed... 731 Views / 18 Replies  
I’m more concerned with what being foreshadowed already: there will be a huge problem with mail-in ballots. It is not 100 % obvious to me whether one party will have a systematic advantage, although...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 1, 2020 at 10:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That’s the American electoral machine on steroids... 731 Views / 18 Replies  
That’s the American electoral machine on steroids (= tons of money) for ya. Some of these cross-party ads (e. g. from the Lincoln Project or Republicans for Biden) have more legitimacy than others...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 1, 2020 at 10:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This ignores differences in the high school... 1,188 Views / 47 Replies  
This ignores differences in the high school system and specialization. Germany has several types of high school and only if you graduate from one type of high school are you allowed to study at...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 29, 2020 at 10:38 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Masayoshi-san (Softbank’s CEO) hasn’t had much... 5,292 Views / 186 Replies  
Masayoshi-san (Softbank’s CEO) hasn’t had much luck investing money after hitting the jackpot with Alibaba. I was just mentioning WeWorks, because that actually hit the fan this year whereas Uber is...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 25, 2020 at 09:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, they made some questionable investments such... 5,292 Views / 186 Replies  
Yes, they made some questionable investments such as WeWorks.

Yeah, agreed, it’s stupid to view ARM as a short-term investment. If things continue as they are, they’d be in control of the vast...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 25, 2020 at 08:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sure, although unlike Apple (who simply hasn’t... 5,292 Views / 186 Replies  
Sure, although unlike Apple (who simply hasn’t been in that position), Qualcomm has used its market power in the modem market to strong arm competitors into compliance. I guess I am saying that...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 25, 2020 at 07:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks, I wasn’t aware of that nuance. But even... 1,188 Views / 47 Replies  
Thanks, I wasn’t aware of that nuance. But even then, wouldn’t you still have the distinction between (on average) rich cities and poor rural parts?

Oh yeah, absolutely. Because it showed the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 24, 2020 at 11:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
True, and to be honest, that’s part of the reason... 5,292 Views / 186 Replies  
True, and to be honest, that’s part of the reason why I don’t see it as a good fit: AMD has had a great streak of great products recently sold at great prices. Basically in every category they are...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 24, 2020 at 10:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
… also has an earned reputation for abusing its... 5,292 Views / 186 Replies  
… also has an earned reputation for abusing its market power. While they might be a better fit than Intel, I don’t think it’ll work out well for the market.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 24, 2020 at 10:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s not the counterposition. For... 1,188 Views / 47 Replies  
That’s not the counterposition.
For specialized needs, there are singular clinics like the Mayo clinic. The hospital my mom worked at was similarly singular, it counted heads of states and famous...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 24, 2020 at 09:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Welcome back. Yup, a lot has happened in 20... 873 Views / 3 Replies  
Welcome back.
Yup, a lot has happened in 20 years. I can’t believe that I spent half my life participating in discussions on this place! :)
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 24, 2020 at 08:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I was quite worried when ARM sold to Softbank,... 5,292 Views / 186 Replies  
I was quite worried when ARM sold to Softbank, and it seems my worries now come to a pass. I can’t think of a good shepherd to sell ARM to: Intel and Apple shouldn’t get approval due to anti-trust...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 24, 2020 at 08:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I find it weird that people clad in military garb... 1,188 Views / 47 Replies  
I find it weird that people clad in military garb who do not clearly belong to any discernible law enforcement agency have any sort of jurisdiction whatsoever.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 23, 2020 at 09:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ditto in Germany or the Netherlands. Quite a few... 1,188 Views / 47 Replies  
Ditto in Germany or the Netherlands. Quite a few countries don’t have lengthy cues in their health care systems. In Japan I did not have to wait either, I just go to the doctor/hospital and get...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 23, 2020 at 01:44 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Agreed, and if you spend that much money on a... 259,367 Views / 1,055 Replies  
Agreed, and if you spend that much money on a car, your expectations should be in line with the competition.
But in my observation Tesla’s customers tend to care about other things where Tesla is...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 22, 2020 at 09:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If memory serves, there were also attempts to... 417,298 Views / 2,543 Replies  
If memory serves, there were also attempts to deny African Americans citizenship after slavery was abolished.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 22, 2020 at 09:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You adapt. We have our rainy season in Japan... 259,367 Views / 1,055 Replies  
You adapt. We have our rainy season in Japan right now and many people cycle with an umbrella (which I hate). Others have a full-body rain cape or waterproof pants. I just wear one of two rain coats...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 22, 2020 at 02:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Whether or not cycling is feasible is largely a... 259,367 Views / 1,055 Replies  
Whether or not cycling is feasible is largely a question of infrastructure. Japan has very hot and humid summers, too, yet people keep on cycling. And in Nordic countries, people keep on cycling even...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 22, 2020 at 01:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
No, you did not misquote me, sorry about that.... 259,367 Views / 1,055 Replies  
No, you did not misquote me, sorry about that. But I read you response as arguing that the Model Y does have bad quality control, which wasn't my argument. I merely said that Tesla has been improving...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 22, 2020 at 01:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Are you talking about health care specifically or... 1,188 Views / 47 Replies  
Are you talking about health care specifically or life in general?
With health care it’s definitely not true. If you have money, you can get top-notch treatment in all first-world and even many...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 21, 2020 at 10:00 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Not speaking on behalf of all foreigners, but... 1,188 Views / 47 Replies  
Not speaking on behalf of all foreigners, but only myself: a huge factor is the US's really, really crappy health care system. Yes, if you have money, you can get the best care you can imagine. But...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 21, 2020 at 02:00 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, although the important keyword you should... 259,367 Views / 1,055 Replies  
Yes, although the important keyword you should not omit from my quote is improvements. Have a look at these videos Munroe and Associates did...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 21, 2020 at 01:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Can't wait to find out what the NSA is doing... 1,188 Views / 47 Replies  
Can't wait to find out what the NSA is doing these days … ;)
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 20, 2020 at 09:52 AM, in Political/War Lounge
According to Monroe & Associates Tesla is... 259,367 Views / 1,055 Replies  
According to Monroe & Associates Tesla is improving production quality with every new model. The model Y is supposedly a marked step up as compared with the model 3.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 20, 2020 at 09:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm not disinterested in how my arguments are... 29,078 Views / 641 Replies  
I'm not disinterested in how my arguments are perceived nor am I asking you to be disinterested, I'm just saying that rather than interpret what I wrote in the worst possible way (e. g. as a personal...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 20, 2020 at 09:50 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah, or like the evident decline and eventual... 10,022 Views / 89 Replies  
Yeah, or like the evident decline and eventual death of the Roman Empire. It just took 400 years, and eventually we were right. Forums were the initial watering hole of the web where discussions...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 19, 2020 at 09:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I propose not to go down that route. I don’t want... 29,078 Views / 641 Replies  
I propose not to go down that route. I don’t want that this discussion deteriorates and rather than discuss about the topic at hand, we end up analyzing each others sentences for perceived slights. I...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 19, 2020 at 08:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
When I first read that story, I just thought this... 1,188 Views / 47 Replies  
When I first read that story, I just thought this is completely bananas. Isn't that what the Second Amendment crowd has always feared would happen? “The feds come in and abuse their power in clear...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 19, 2020 at 09:52 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm sorry for your loss, Glenn. That's one... 29,078 Views / 641 Replies  
I'm sorry for your loss, Glenn.

That's one reason why a lot of sources use 7-day averages and take patterns like that into account. In many places there is a backlog that accumulates over the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 19, 2020 at 08:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You added that as a side remark whereas I think... 29,078 Views / 641 Replies  
You added that as a side remark whereas I think this is the main story. Of course, the efforts to sideline the CDC did not start yesterday. Just today The Hill reports that the Trump administration...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 19, 2020 at 08:52 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Probably my very favorite myth was whether water... 828 Views / 11 Replies  
Probably my very favorite myth was whether water can shield you from bullets (spoiler: yes!). The result was really surprising to me at the time and the tests very simple. (Grant wasn’t involved in...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 18, 2020 at 10:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Peter Thiel is involved, color me suprised.... 29,078 Views / 641 Replies  
Peter Thiel is involved, color me suprised. (Needless to say, he campaigned for Trump.)
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 17, 2020 at 12:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It seems to me you are ignoring the whole context... 29,078 Views / 641 Replies  
It seems to me you are ignoring the whole context and are leaping to conclusions in other places. Just earlier this week, a member of the Trump administration (with no subject matter expertise) wrote...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 17, 2020 at 12:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The issue as I understand it is not that some... 29,078 Views / 641 Replies  
The issue as I understand it is not that some hospitals are not submitting any data, but rather that the Trump Administration is sidelining the CDC by this move, because the CDC's recommendations go...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 17, 2020 at 03:02 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The CDC has a larger degree of autonomy than HHS,... 29,078 Views / 641 Replies  
The CDC has a larger degree of autonomy than HHS, because it is more removed from direct political control. Given that the move is clearly motivated by the Trump Administration’s aim to sideline the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 16, 2020 at 09:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Science ed shows exist on a spectrum where you... 828 Views / 11 Replies  
Science ed shows exist on a spectrum where you usually have to balance scientific rigor with entertainment value. I think especially the early seasons of Mythbusters did a good job putting emphasis...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 16, 2020 at 09:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
AFAIK the timeline from concept to product for a... 5,292 Views / 186 Replies  
AFAIK the timeline from concept to product for a SoC is about four years. If we take the same timeline for modems, then we should expect something in two, three years. Although, Apple has had a team...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 14, 2020 at 07:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What?!? An aneurism? Come on 2020, you are... 828 Views / 11 Replies  
What?!? An aneurism?
Come on 2020, you are such a bummer.

I am a huge Mythbusters fan, and I particularly liked the dynamics between the Imahara, Byron and Belleci. And usually when people die...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 14, 2020 at 04:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple makes a decent iPad for $350 and even the... 5,292 Views / 186 Replies  
Apple makes a decent iPad for $350 and even the iPad Pro starts at $800. I'm not saying Apple will make their products cheaper, but the products should be cheaper for Apple to make. If we assume that...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 12, 2020 at 05:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Nice to see some numbers attached to this. So the... 5,292 Views / 186 Replies  
Nice to see some numbers attached to this. So the GPU in the A13 is positively tiny.

There is also the added problem of patents — as soon as Apple ventures further into GPU territory, they might...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 9, 2020 at 03:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
No, I don't think they will. But to me it says... 5,292 Views / 186 Replies  
No, I don't think they will. But to me it says that Apple intends to make drivers for GPUs from other manufacturers (presumably just AMD) so that e. g. you can use an eGPU with am AMD-based graphics...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 8, 2020 at 08:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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