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And it could also improve the flow of cars,... 3,834 Views / 62 Replies  
And it could also improve the flow of cars, because bicycles take up a lot less space per person than cars.

Yes. Here in Sendai, the “bike lane” that I am supposed to use is a complete joke: half...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Today at 11:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Also for this reason you don't want your kids in... 193 Views / 14 Replies  
Also for this reason you don't want your kids in the (literal) picture — or video. Their political views aren't formed yet, and they should decide for themselves, when they are old enough, whether...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 23, 2020 at 11:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Also, I don't think they seem like they want to... 3,775 Views / 29 Replies  
Also, I don't think they seem like they want to be on the same P/VP ticket. Right now, Warren has a natural choice of VP in Castro, who seemingly has joined her campaign. Warren's campaign even had...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 23, 2020 at 11:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Some vegans start from the premise is that they... 355 Views / 14 Replies  
Some vegans start from the premise is that they want to avoid animals suffering on behalf of humans. And some are open to the argument that environmentally friendly farmed shellfish such as scallops...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 21, 2020 at 09:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That depends on why you want to become a... 355 Views / 14 Replies  
That depends on why you want to become a vegetarian: if it is on ethical grounds, well, I sort of see your point, although fish are certainly more primitive than mammals. And if you go by the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 21, 2020 at 03:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ooooooh boy. That doesn't sound very... 193 Views / 14 Replies  
Ooooooh boy.

That doesn't sound very healthy. Personally, I'd focus on my children and tell them that love is not contingent on political opinions, but you and your parents have very different...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 20, 2020 at 10:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You forgot to include the 11th Commandment: Don't... 260 Views / 5 Replies  
You forgot to include the 11th Commandment: Don't get caught. (Also violated.)
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 17, 2020 at 10:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: Awesome. War was avoided because we could count... 1,485 Views / 43 Replies  
Awesome. War was avoided because we could count on Iran being reasonable and measured in its response. What I find especially amusing is the argument that this shows that Trump's strategy has worked:...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 10, 2020 at 02:36 AM, in Political/War Lounge
8K TVs have been available in every store in... 818 Views / 11 Replies  
8K TVs have been available in every store in Japan for at least a year or two. Granted, they are pricey, but they are mass market items.

Yup. I think color gamut and fidelity is more important....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 6, 2020 at 09:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Yeah, and other, allied governments are... 1,485 Views / 43 Replies  
Yeah, and other, allied governments are contorting themselves to find a stance here. Germany has declared that they will “temporarily” withdraw a “substantial” part of their troops from Iraq. But...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 6, 2020 at 09:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: I know. But bad Iraqi security has nothing to do... 1,485 Views / 43 Replies  
I know. But bad Iraqi security has nothing to do with the US's “disagreements” with Iran, so I thought this part of your post was leading in the wrong direction (because the story is at its core...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 6, 2020 at 12:37 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: That's a legitimate beef with Iraq, not Iran. ... 1,485 Views / 43 Replies  
That's a legitimate beef with Iraq, not Iran.

The US effed up Iraq, it is not a state like the USSR and China that were (are), for the most part, stable.

We also don't kill people, because it...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 4, 2020 at 10:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: I'm less cynical about this. Campaign promises... 1,485 Views / 43 Replies  
I'm less cynical about this. Campaign promises are usually idealized wishes that make into policies, but usually in reduced form. Plus, you have a fickle electorate. Look at how many people are...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 4, 2020 at 10:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: My cynical take is that Trump just wants to... 1,485 Views / 43 Replies  
My cynical take is that Trump just wants to distract from his impeachment, and hopes he can exploit an escalation with Iran in an election year.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 3, 2020 at 08:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ah, ok. Agreed. 8,428 Views / 119 Replies  
Ah, ok. Agreed.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 26, 2019 at 01:38 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Sure. But there was another election in 2018, and... 8,428 Views / 119 Replies  
Sure. But there was another election in 2018, and the consensus of the electorate has changed, which is represented by the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 26, 2019 at 12:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That's not correct: The Founding Fathers did not... 8,428 Views / 119 Replies  
That's not correct: The Founding Fathers did not want impeachment to be bipartisan, because they did not want political parties to be a thing in the political process. They imagined competition...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 26, 2019 at 12:33 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Puh, I don’t know. I have updated all my machines... 1,228 Views / 5 Replies  
Puh, I don’t know. I have updated all my machines and since the iPad was my parents’s I don’t have a backup. Bummer. It’d be really nice to get an old version of GarageBand on there, my daughter...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 24, 2019 at 10:21 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
You did read the footnote in my post, did ya? 8,428 Views / 119 Replies  
You did read the footnote in my post, did ya?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 23, 2019 at 09:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That's not right either: Trump has been impeached... 8,428 Views / 119 Replies  
That's not right either: Trump has been impeached alright*, the House has passed two articles of impeachment. But impeachment is just the analog of an indictment, which comes before the trial in the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 23, 2019 at 01:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Thanks for the post and sorry for not replying... 1,228 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks for the post and sorry for not replying earlier.
I've tried to access the app store, and I can access it alright. But as soon as I try to download an app, it tells me that my device isn't...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 23, 2019 at 01:21 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I think this is extremely important to keep in... 8,818 Views / 113 Replies  
I think this is extremely important to keep in mind: seats are not representative of vote share, and the narrative of this election has been formed by net seat gains and losses. While Labor lost big...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 22, 2019 at 07:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Impeachment has nothing to do with criminal... 8,428 Views / 119 Replies  
Impeachment has nothing to do with criminal proceedings. Impeachment gives Congress a mechanism to remove officials from the other branches from office. It is not about punishment for a crime, that’s...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 22, 2019 at 05:28 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Ok, fair enough. But it is still way too rare to... 8,428 Views / 119 Replies  
Ok, fair enough. But it is still way too rare to used as a tool to keep the executive branch in check.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 22, 2019 at 05:24 AM, in Political/War Lounge
This is currently just the opinion of the DoJ... 8,428 Views / 119 Replies  
This is currently just the opinion of the DoJ (and put forth as departmental policy), but one that hasn’t been tested in court, not least because the Attorney General is serving at the pleasure of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 21, 2019 at 10:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Impeachment and the subsequent trial in the... 8,428 Views / 119 Replies  
Impeachment and the subsequent trial in the Senate isn’t about whether Trump will land in jail, but whether Trump will be removed from office. The US Constitution is quite clear, Trump need not...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 21, 2019 at 10:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah, that's to be expected. It still should not... 8,428 Views / 119 Replies  
Yeah, that's to be expected. It still should not deter people from doing the right thing.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 20, 2019 at 04:36 AM, in Political/War Lounge
<deep, hohoho mod voice>Everyone, it is almost... 8,818 Views / 113 Replies  
<deep, hohoho mod voice>Everyone, it is almost Christmas, so in the spirit of the season, why don’t we keep it civil? </deep, hohoho mod voice>
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 20, 2019 at 01:34 AM, in Political/War Lounge
On a slightly funny note, have a look at the ad... 8,818 Views / 113 Replies  
On a slightly funny note, have a look at the ad that Youtube suggested to me:

https://maxlein.com/s/Brexit_commercial_201912.jpg

:lol: :cry:
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 16, 2019 at 08:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
But motorists don't always come to a stop for... 3,834 Views / 62 Replies  
But motorists don't always come to a stop for many reasons (perhaps because they are inattentive or they think they can make a yellow by flooring it. In any case, the data I have linked to seems to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 16, 2019 at 12:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
No, they are not just superficially related. If... 1,132 Views / 16 Replies  
No, they are not just superficially related. If you had to make someone who doesn‘t share these stereotypes of Jews, you‘d first have to convince them to. That is a much harder ask.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 14, 2019 at 11:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Looking at the situation from the outside, Labor... 8,818 Views / 113 Replies  
Looking at the situation from the outside, Labor has never had a coherent Brexit strategy. The Tories purged dissenters from their ranks, and a vote for the Tories becomes a vote for Brexit. Corbyn’s...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 14, 2019 at 08:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Pssst, don’t let reality get in the way of a... 1,132 Views / 16 Replies  
Pssst, don’t let reality get in the way of a “good” stereotype.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 14, 2019 at 08:02 AM, in Political/War Lounge
No, I don’t think this is Rosenberg’s argument.... 1,132 Views / 16 Replies  
No, I don’t think this is Rosenberg’s argument. It is that those philo-semites and anti-semites start with a large, shared set of preconceived notions (e. g. that “Jews are good with money and at...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 13, 2019 at 08:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I understand what you are saying, and I agree it... 8,428 Views / 119 Replies  
I understand what you are saying, and I agree it is frustrating and infuriating. However, here the Democrats have the choice between not doing anything because they'll lose in the Senate anyway or do...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 12, 2019 at 09:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That may very well be. I can say that roundabouts... 3,834 Views / 62 Replies  
That may very well be. I can say that roundabouts became a thing just when I started driving. At first, I thought they were a stupid idea (as I hadn't really thought about them), and it took some...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 12, 2019 at 09:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Have a look at how Yair Rosenberg squares the... 1,132 Views / 16 Replies  
Have a look at how Yair Rosenberg squares the circle (https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/08/21/trump-keeps-pushing-anti-semitic-stereotypes-he-thinks-hes-praising-jews/): his thesis is that...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 12, 2019 at 02:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
AFAIK this is not quite correct: should the... 8,428 Views / 119 Replies  
AFAIK this is not quite correct: should the Senate convict Trump, then the Senate could in addition disqualify from holding (certain or all) public federal offices in the future...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 12, 2019 at 01:59 AM, in Political/War Lounge
In the grand scheme of things, it is still... 8,428 Views / 119 Replies  
In the grand scheme of things, it is still important to do the right thing. Everyone involved will be judged by history, and I don't think today's GOP will be remembered fondly.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 12, 2019 at 01:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yup. Just trying to wrap my head around ticket... 1,809 Views / 15 Replies  
Yup.
Just trying to wrap my head around ticket pricing was hard. A colleague of mine gave me very precise instructions so that I could get a decently priced train ticket (it wasn't anything...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 12, 2019 at 12:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ok. Just wanted to check. Here in Japan, I don't... 3,834 Views / 62 Replies  
Ok. Just wanted to check. Here in Japan, I don't think I have seen a single one, although they were covered in the refresh driver's ed course I had to take when I renewed my license. But the ones in...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 11, 2019 at 11:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Have you had much experience with roundabouts?... 3,834 Views / 62 Replies  
Have you had much experience with roundabouts? (I’m honestly asking, I am not trying to be condescending.)
Cars expect many roundabouts to have pedestrian crossings, and cars then of course yield...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 11, 2019 at 09:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Easier, because cars have to slow down anyway. In... 3,834 Views / 62 Replies  
Easier, because cars have to slow down anyway. In a rural and suburban setting, they are great: they are cheaper than traffic lights, little maintenance, and if you space them closely enough, they...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 10, 2019 at 09:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
:lol: (To the non-Germans in the room: Saxony... 1,809 Views / 15 Replies  
:lol:
(To the non-Germans in the room: Saxony is a region within Germany that has a, well, very peculiar accent. Few outside of Saxony would describe it as sexy.)
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 10, 2019 at 08:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The roundabout is dynamically allocating... 3,834 Views / 62 Replies  
The roundabout is dynamically allocating throughput between motorists coming from different directions. Most traffic lights are at a timer, so independently of whether and how many cars are waiting...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 10, 2019 at 04:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Roundabouts lose their appeal the more lanes they... 3,834 Views / 62 Replies  
Roundabouts lose their appeal the more lanes they have. Most of the ones I have used were 1-2 lanes wide, but mostly 1 lane.

I haven't owned a car for that to comment, but I cycle almost...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 9, 2019 at 09:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The gin company deliberately searched for the... 1,412 Views / 2 Replies  
The gin company deliberately searched for the actress and hired her. This is great on so many levels.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 9, 2019 at 09:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My comment was specifically about the Eurostar.... 1,809 Views / 15 Replies  
My comment was specifically about the Eurostar. AFAIK this is one of the few train lines where your luggage is checked, and where you will have a passport check. Within continental Europe that isn't...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 9, 2019 at 09:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thirded: there is no checked luggage and with the... 1,809 Views / 15 Replies  
Thirded: there is no checked luggage and with the possible exception of the Eurostar, there are no security checks. (I haven't been on the Eurostar, but I have passed the Eurostar terminal in St....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 8, 2019 at 09:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Also here, roundabouts are perfect. Cars don't... 3,834 Views / 62 Replies  
Also here, roundabouts are perfect. Cars don't have to technically come to a dead stop and wait for a few Mississippis (which, let's be real, few people do in real life).
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 8, 2019 at 09:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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