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Dropbox is really tightening those thumb screws,... 2,376 Views / 31 Replies  
Dropbox is really tightening those thumb screws, ugh. I'd be willing to spend ~$2/month or so for, say, 50-100 GB, but that's not an option at the moment, just 1 TB for $12/month (I live in Japan, so...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 13, 2019 at 12:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
As reader50 pointed out, I think this can be... 1,057 Views / 52 Replies  
As reader50 pointed out, I think this can be avoided with ranked choice voting. Here, voters are asked to rank the three choices. A typical hard Brexiteer would probably choose

(1) No deal Brexit...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 12, 2019 at 10:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Absolutely. The thing is: how do you convince the... 1,057 Views / 52 Replies  
Absolutely. The thing is: how do you convince the EU that there is a realistic chance? I don't want to be Debbie Downer, but the agreement reached under PM May's leadership isn't going to be touched...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 12, 2019 at 12:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Good reflexes and awareness, probably saved his... 43,636 Views / 381 Replies  
Good reflexes and awareness, probably saved his life.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 12, 2019 at 12:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Just to add to the discussion: I used to have a... 15,701 Views / 188 Replies  
Just to add to the discussion: I used to have a 2012 Mac Pro (12 cores, SSD, 64 GB RAM) and now have a 2013 Mac Pro (8 cores, 64 GB RAM) on my desk in addition to my 2015 13” MacBook Pro. In single...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 9, 2019 at 07:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
In Bavaria you can only vote on concrete laws,... 1,057 Views / 52 Replies  
In Bavaria you can only vote on concrete laws, and I like that. This not only avoids referenda like the one on Brexit that was more of a poll that left the crucial question — what do you want the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 9, 2019 at 10:02 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The best option is probably choice ranked voting... 1,057 Views / 52 Replies  
The best option is probably choice ranked voting amongst three options: remain, Brexit with the deal negotiated by Theresa May and Brexit with no deal. I reckon that either remain or Brexit with deal...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 8, 2019 at 08:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@Doc HM Great posts. What do you think is the... 1,057 Views / 52 Replies  
@Doc HM
Great posts. What do you think is the best way forward, given the realities? How should remainers (who should probably relabel themselves as rejoiners) go forward? What can the Europeans do...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 6, 2019 at 10:13 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Of course you can settle these things beforehand.... 1,057 Views / 52 Replies  
Of course you can settle these things beforehand. I don't think crashing out is responsible, adult-like behavior, especially when the fate of several nations is at stake.

The EU's stance has been...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 4, 2019 at 08:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
By what measure is it the best option to leave... 1,057 Views / 52 Replies  
By what measure is it the best option to leave without an agreement? Without settling important questions that will not only have a severe impact on the UK’s economy, but the UK’s integrity as a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 4, 2019 at 06:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@Doc HM Overall, the situation is a cluster... 1,057 Views / 52 Replies  
@Doc HM
Overall, the situation is a cluster f*ck, and even if the parliament had proper involvement at this stage, I don’t think it would change much at the end as far as the outcome is concerned....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 3, 2019 at 02:58 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Brexit is like a Rohrschach test, some people... 1,057 Views / 52 Replies  
Brexit is like a Rohrschach test, some people just see what they want to see. Neither is a democracy the tyranny of the majority, nor is there any clear majority for any of the solutions that are...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 1, 2019 at 10:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That’s good to hear. I’ll send you the frame for... 4,001 Views / 27 Replies  
That’s good to hear. I’ll send you the frame for my next bike then ;)
This guy has some very creative genes: because he is a Michelin-starred chef, his bike prominently features the Michelin man in...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 15, 2019 at 07:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Touché. 4,001 Views / 27 Replies  
Touché.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 15, 2019 at 11:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
:lol: Please don’t tell my wife … so far her... 4,001 Views / 27 Replies  
:lol:
Please don’t tell my wife … so far her reaction to my hobby, cycling, was that “at least you’re staying healthy and it is cheaper than a car”. (Amongst my peers, my bike is the cheapest by...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 14, 2019 at 08:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I freaggin' love The Expanse, and I was exuberant... 19,191 Views / 300 Replies  
I freaggin' love The Expanse, and I was exuberant when it was “resurrected” after being cancelled.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 30, 2019 at 08:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I am glad to hear you criticize these kinds of... 3,137 Views / 50 Replies  
I am glad to hear you criticize these kinds of facilities. Indeed, I am against Anker Centers, and think it would be better if refugees were settled in regular houses and become part of German...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 29, 2019 at 10:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Ugh, bummer, but it was predictable. IMHO Johnson... 795 Views / 5 Replies  
Ugh, bummer, but it was predictable. IMHO Johnson played his cards “right”: he avoided the blame by stepping aside three years ago and give the shirt sandwich to Theresa May. And now when everything...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 23, 2019 at 11:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The hawks are playing tit-for-tat. And the... 1,966 Views / 37 Replies  
The hawks are playing tit-for-tat. And the Iranians, I think, are already anticipating PM Boris Johnson who will surely have better ties to President Trump than Theresa May could ever hope for.
...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 22, 2019 at 02:06 AM, in Political/War Lounge
No, I am not. Germany didn’t put migrants in... 3,137 Views / 50 Replies  
No, I am not. Germany didn’t put migrants in cages or separated kids from their parents. And the influx in 2015 was much larger than what is happening at the Southern border in the US.

People who...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 17, 2019 at 07:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You are still evading my questions. 3,137 Views / 50 Replies  
You are still evading my questions.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 17, 2019 at 07:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You’re evading my questions. Why don’t you answer... 3,137 Views / 50 Replies  
You’re evading my questions. Why don’t you answer them?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 16, 2019 at 06:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think you are ignoring the marked increase in... 3,137 Views / 50 Replies  
I think you are ignoring the marked increase in enforcement under President Trump.

Why do children have to be separated from parents until that is determined? Is ICE really running DNA tests to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 16, 2019 at 12:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Why do you misdirect attention to the Obama... 3,137 Views / 50 Replies  
Why do you misdirect attention to the Obama administration? The facilities are overcrowded, i. e. filled way beyond the capacity they had been designed for. Children are being separated from their...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 15, 2019 at 08:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That was your argument, you literally wrote: ... 3,137 Views / 50 Replies  
That was your argument, you literally wrote:

A lot of the people who are of a different opinion than you have also had family members in (Nazi) concentration camps. You discounted their opinion...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 15, 2019 at 08:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah, but you, just like all these authors,... 3,137 Views / 50 Replies  
Yeah, but you, just like all these authors, weren’t. So where does that leave you in the debate? Nowhere. What concerns me is all that all the talk about how some people choose to name these...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 15, 2019 at 08:50 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Some people dislike The Expanse? What's wrong... 3,252 Views / 22 Replies  
Some people dislike The Expanse? What's wrong with them?!?! Next thing you'll claim is that Babylon 5 is underrated! ;)

Let me add to the list: Star Trek Deep Space Nine. It is the first time a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 8, 2019 at 08:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It has helped me to unplug from the daily... 1,627 Views / 20 Replies  
It has helped me to unplug from the daily whirlwind of news and look at news stories in aggregate after they have cooled. A lot of the claims that position xyz is left-wing/right-wing extremist is...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 8, 2019 at 12:24 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It doesn't look this way now, but in substance it... 1,627 Views / 20 Replies  
It doesn't look this way now, but in substance it is correct. Have a look at Reagan's stance on immigration, no way he'd pass the GOP primary now. The GOP has consistently moved further and further...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 8, 2019 at 12:17 AM, in Political/War Lounge
What’s getting me is that the narrative has... 1,966 Views / 37 Replies  
What’s getting me is that the narrative has changed to Iran now violating the deal with its announcement to enrich uranium above the levels in the JCPA. The US withdrew from the treaty and thus,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 5, 2019 at 09:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Don't you think that this already gives too much... 15,942 Views / 243 Replies  
Don't you think that this already gives too much credence to the stories the cops would like to tell. I haven't heard stories of patients fleeing with their IVs for the purpose of selling them....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 2, 2019 at 01:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The patient's side doesn't strike me as weird.... 15,942 Views / 243 Replies  
The patient's side doesn't strike me as weird. Plus, if you have ever hung around a hospital, you will see plenty of patients walking around outside in hospital gowns and IV drips. Quite a lot of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 1, 2019 at 10:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I love the current generation of iMacs, but there... 4,527 Views / 44 Replies  
I love the current generation of iMacs, but there is one significant drawback: ports are inaccessible. If you want to plug in a USB cable (e. g. to charge your phone or keyboards), you invariably...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 1, 2019 at 10:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I detest FaceBook, but I need to use it for... 5,021 Views / 66 Replies  
I detest FaceBook, but I need to use it for certain things. Zuckerberg’s vision of FaceBook is diametrically opposed to mine. My cycling team uses it to organize our trips to races and the like,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 30, 2019 at 08:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The sub forums I read (mostly Photography) has... 5,021 Views / 66 Replies  
The sub forums I read (mostly Photography) has slowed down quite a bit, too. The only exception I am involved in is the TrainerRoad forum (an app/platform for structured training on the bike), but a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 30, 2019 at 08:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, two very thin children, apparently. ;) 117,169 Views / 851 Replies  
Well, two very thin children, apparently. ;)
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 30, 2019 at 08:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
@mindwaves Regarding the new Mac Pro, I really... 4,527 Views / 44 Replies  
@mindwaves
Regarding the new Mac Pro, I really love the overall shape and the concept, but I can‘t get to love the holes, they are, hmmm, weird. Your list contains some of the best. Some of the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 30, 2019 at 05:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I thought he was on his way out for quite a... 4,527 Views / 44 Replies  
I thought he was on his way out for quite a while. At first he wouldn't appear in the “white room” videos in person, but still do the voice over. Then he wouldn't do the voice over anymore. And it...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 27, 2019 at 09:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think you are giving Trump too much credit for... 1,966 Views / 37 Replies  
I think you are giving Trump too much credit for strategic thinking. Of course, he is thinking about being re-elected, but his behavior towards Iran has been the same negotiation tactic he has used...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 26, 2019 at 08:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Those are toys, I wouldn’t waste your money on... 4,800 Views / 11 Replies  
Those are toys, I wouldn’t waste your money on them.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 25, 2019 at 07:13 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Not just Khamenei, but the whole world is... 1,966 Views / 37 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 Jun 24, 2019 at 10:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Plus, it is so obvious that principles are... 1,966 Views / 37 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 Jun 24, 2019 at 10:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The situation is bananas. What I really don't get... 1,966 Views / 37 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 Jun 24, 2019 at 03:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
@Thorzdad I agree, and this is clearly... 1,627 Views / 20 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... 1,627 Views / 20 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... 7,729 Views / 69 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... 7,729 Views / 69 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... 7,729 Views / 69 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... 7,729 Views / 69 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... 7,406 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
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