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One of the major hospitals in Iowa just put out... 405,555 Views / 1,476 Replies  
One of the major hospitals in Iowa just put out the all-call internally, where they're asking for any employees (corporate, office, administrative, etc.) to help staff check-in, emergency room admin,...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 12, 2022 at 09:32 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Weird, I was just thinking about him last week. I... 297 Views / 2 Replies  
Weird, I was just thinking about him last week. I think I downloaded a music video of him and Jamie Kennedy back in like 2006. I knew him from AFV and Full House, so the thought of him partying hard...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 10, 2022 at 10:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Facebook must have noticed I haven't been on much... 1,433,827 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Facebook must have noticed I haven't been on much the past couple weeks. They're going HARD.

https://mikaelvroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/facebook-fr2-800x415.png

NSFW:...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 7, 2022 at 04:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
But it's a very fuzzy line, because the malice of... 1,433,827 Views / 3,227 Replies  
But it's a very fuzzy line, because the malice of a few leads to the delusion of the masses. I can't get too mad at my dumb, racist relative because all they know is what is pumped into their brains...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 7, 2022 at 10:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think that picking Nixon out and saying, "Is he... 1,433,827 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I think that picking Nixon out and saying, "Is he extra racist or just the normal amount of racist" kind of misses the point and probably gives too much credit to the position of president. The...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 6, 2022 at 04:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Two thoughts I have here. One, with regards to... 1,433,827 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Two thoughts I have here. One, with regards to context. If your great grandpa spends Thanksgiving dinner complaining about the "spooks" that live next door, that's wrong and bad and I don't excuse...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 6, 2022 at 01:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think Al Franken was the litmus test for "Will... 1,433,827 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I think Al Franken was the litmus test for "Will your hold your own side to the same standards?" There was a mob trying for "retaliation cancellings," at least for a while. They went after Dan Harmon...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 6, 2022 at 01:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Here's a really relevant article about this woman... 1,433,827 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Here's a really relevant article about this woman and other "normal" people who actually have been effectively cancelled:
...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 5, 2022 at 02:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I attended a taping of Hot in Cleveland on a... 464 Views / 2 Replies  
I attended a taping of Hot in Cleveland on a visit to LA, it was very cool to see her in person. Also Wendie Malick from Just Shoot Me.
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 4, 2022 at 11:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That reminds of the Flip or Flop guy. A fan... 361 Views / 1 Replies  
That reminds of the Flip or Flop guy. A fan spotted a thyroid lump on his neck and wrote to the show and it turned out to be stage 2 thyroid cancer.
...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 4, 2022 at 11:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I have no yardstick for this, I have no idea. I... 1,433,827 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I have no yardstick for this, I have no idea. I feel like you've made a similar statement before, saying that Trump is "standard rich old white guy racist." I don't think you mean to say his racism...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 4, 2022 at 11:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
$2000 could sure put a dent in something like... 802,547 Views / 1,388 Replies  
$2000 could sure put a dent in something like bills or...you know...outstanding debt.
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 29, 2021 at 03:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Care to summarize a 35 minute YouTube video that... 1,199,279 Views / 5,148 Replies  
Care to summarize a 35 minute YouTube video that appears to be primarily YouTube influencer drama?
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 29, 2021 at 03:04 PM, in Gaming
Far from Home was 2019...No Way Home is the new... 503 Views / 3 Replies  
Far from Home was 2019...No Way Home is the new one. Which one is this thread about?
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 28, 2021 at 04:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
All we got was freezing rain. Might get some... 247,854 Views / 449 Replies  
All we got was freezing rain. Might get some white stuff tomorrow.
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 28, 2021 at 04:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/22/amer... 1,433,827 Views / 3,227 Replies  
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/22/america-fascism-legal-phase

That article connects a lot of dots. Maybe it's alarmist, maybe not.

I think I've mentioned this before, but I feel...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 28, 2021 at 04:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Did you only have one controller before? Or did... 711 Views / 12 Replies  
Did you only have one controller before? Or did you want four full controllers instead of two split into four? I got a wireless Animal Crossing PowerA controller at Target for $35, that's been my...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 27, 2021 at 04:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Given the current level of political rhetoric and... 1,433,827 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Given the current level of political rhetoric and the widespread support for voter suppression measures, it sure seems as if intolerance and hateful ideologies are positioning themselves to chip away...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 27, 2021 at 04:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Found out last week my neighbor died of Covid, in... 405,555 Views / 1,476 Replies  
Found out last week my neighbor died of Covid, in her 50s, mother of 7 kids ages 5-24. Unvaccinated.

And someone in my office died last night, not sure if he was vaccinated or not, but odds around...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 27, 2021 at 11:11 AM, in Political/War Lounge
John Wick 1 is good. The other two are fine, but... 5,337 Views / 61 Replies  
John Wick 1 is good. The other two are fine, but they suffer greatly from the need to constantly ratchet up the stakes and stunts to where it's not just an angry dude, it's a superhero movie. Same...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 27, 2021 at 11:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think this is intertwined with the Paradox of... 1,433,827 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I think this is intertwined with the Paradox of Tolerance (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradox_of_tolerance). A society that is 100% free and permissive inevitably sees that freedom destroyed. If...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 27, 2021 at 11:06 AM, in Political/War Lounge
64 and sunny on Christmas Eve. Neighbors were out... 247,854 Views / 449 Replies  
64 and sunny on Christmas Eve. Neighbors were out in t-shirts and shorts driveway drinking. Saw a new Bronco cruising the neighborhood with the top open.

Back in my day we trick-or-treated in...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 26, 2021 at 11:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What does this mean? Can you give some examples... 1,433,827 Views / 3,227 Replies  
What does this mean? Can you give some examples of people who were effectively canceled and how they were denied access to "the marketplace"? Al Franken? Is he barred from running for political...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 26, 2021 at 11:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Got my booster a week ago Tuesday. Same as the... 405,555 Views / 1,476 Replies  
Got my booster a week ago Tuesday. Same as the other shots - sore arm, sleepy, no other issues.
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 26, 2021 at 11:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You can turn this into a circular argument - pay... 1,433,827 Views / 3,227 Replies  
You can turn this into a circular argument - pay shit wages, consumption is reduced, demand is reduced, prices fall, wages effectively decrease. It's a direct result of the push for "trickle-down"...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 23, 2021 at 02:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This is where we start talking about actual,... 1,433,827 Views / 3,227 Replies  
This is where we start talking about actual, good, socialized healthcare and UBI.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/02/los-angeles-mansion-sales-homelessness-increase

This isn't...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 22, 2021 at 11:10 AM, in Political/War Lounge
One of the first times hanging out with my future... 300,983 Views / 752 Replies  
One of the first times hanging out with my future wife, we pulled into a downtown area and she parallel parked quickly and on the first try.

Definite turn on.
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 20, 2021 at 06:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think that's true of nearly every industry and... 1,433,827 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I think that's true of nearly every industry and business. Any business that raises prices in order to do something ridiculous like offer a living wage or life-saving health care or *gasp* paid time...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 20, 2021 at 06:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Are road conditions poor? I was looking at the... 300,983 Views / 752 Replies  
Are road conditions poor? I was looking at the forecast here and lamenting the complete lack of any real winter weather before Christmas.
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 20, 2021 at 04:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Does your will allocate funds for the transfer of... 420,199 Views / 712 Replies  
Does your will allocate funds for the transfer of the ashes?
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 17, 2021 at 12:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I spotted someone with some egg nog + cold brew... 7,181 Views / 54 Replies  
I spotted someone with some egg nog + cold brew from AE and I'm intrigued. Aldi doesn't carry it so I haven't spotted it in the store yet, but I want to give it a shot.
...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 17, 2021 at 10:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2016/... 420,199 Views / 712 Replies  
https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2016/05/14/ask-ethan-how-many-atoms-do-you-share-with-king-tut/?sh=5f1e837071a5
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 16, 2021 at 02:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
She at least tries to spend less time on social... 1,433,827 Views / 3,227 Replies  
She at least tries to spend less time on social media than I do. Although her tastes are probably better defined and easier to market to considering that she follows more "influencers" and sends out...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 16, 2021 at 12:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I have every possible sort of Alexa notification... 300,983 Views / 752 Replies  
I have every possible sort of Alexa notification turned off, and twice in the past week she's turned on the glowing yellow notification light on all the Alexa devices. I verbally told her to disable...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 16, 2021 at 11:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wife and I did our living will and all of that... 420,199 Views / 712 Replies  
Wife and I did our living will and all of that planning several years back. Mom threw a bit of a fit and sent me links to the Bible Answer Man when I said I wanted to be cremated, because now my body...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 16, 2021 at 09:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sounds like fun. 802,547 Views / 1,388 Replies  
Sounds like fun.
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 16, 2021 at 09:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Alexa, though I'd be surprised if they divulged... 1,433,827 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Alexa, though I'd be surprised if they divulged anything to Facebook.
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 14, 2021 at 05:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
We have an industrial-size machine at work, once... 802,547 Views / 1,388 Replies  
We have an industrial-size machine at work, once I figure out what's in each drawer I'll be whipping some labels up.
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 14, 2021 at 05:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
To continue my "creepy facebook ads" series, last... 1,433,827 Views / 3,227 Replies  
To continue my "creepy facebook ads" series, last night wife and I slept in different beds. I was exposed to a positive covid case so I'm quarantining from the rest of my family to be safe.

Today,...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 14, 2021 at 03:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It has a shelf for M3 and RX8 parts, a shelf for... 802,547 Views / 1,388 Replies  
It has a shelf for M3 and RX8 parts, a shelf for truck/wife parts on one side and brake job parts on the other (vacuum pump, pressure pump, boots, specialty tools, fluid). I have a shelf of chemicals...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 14, 2021 at 09:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Did some garage reorganization this weekend. ... 802,547 Views / 1,388 Replies  
Did some garage reorganization this weekend.

https://mikaelvroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/img_1004-800x600.jpg

https://mikaelvroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/img_1008-800x600.jpg

I...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 13, 2021 at 05:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah mine was $190 in 2018. The MacPro is... 1,181 Views / 11 Replies  
Yeah mine was $190 in 2018.

The MacPro is just a heat pump in the basement now, I really need to sell it while it's still worth anything as an actual machine and not just an antique.
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 10, 2021 at 03:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
YOU TAKE IT BACK all caps 1,152 Views / 15 Replies  
YOU TAKE IT BACK all caps
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 10, 2021 at 03:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Mine works on the Mac Pro with an RX580. 1,181 Views / 11 Replies  
Mine works on the Mac Pro with an RX580.
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 8, 2021 at 02:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I mean, it probably couldn't have gone lower,... 218,996 Views / 780 Replies  
I mean, it probably couldn't have gone lower, so...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 6, 2021 at 11:34 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I watched a video of blood being drawn during... 218,996 Views / 780 Replies  
I watched a video of blood being drawn during high school biology class and literally fainted.

I can also vividly picture sitting on the basement stairs of my childhood home at the age of 7 or 8...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 6, 2021 at 09:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Have an Oculus Quest 2. From what I've seen, the... 1,181 Views / 11 Replies  
Have an Oculus Quest 2. From what I've seen, the games are expensive, especially for the short gameplay and low replayability. I played Dirt with my driving seat/wheel and it was more nauseating than...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 3, 2021 at 03:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If only there were any professional-quality... 5,333 Views / 94 Replies  
If only there were any professional-quality cameras around, possibly pointed directly at him.
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 3, 2021 at 09:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
But what if I need a resistor TODAY? I don't care... 3,618 Views / 80 Replies  
But what if I need a resistor TODAY? I don't care if it's $0.08 or $5, I need it today.
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 1, 2021 at 12:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's fair. Like you said, if she's really that... 3,202 Views / 147 Replies  
That's fair. Like you said, if she's really that much into guns, she should know the castle doctrine rules. She should have stayed in her house and waited for the police that she had already called....
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 29, 2021 at 02:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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